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The One with the Cooking Class 

Monica's restaurant get a bad review. After confronting the critic who wrote it, she decides to join a cooking class, with Joey in tow. Rachel gets jealous when Ross hits it off with a woman at the baby department store.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Mr. Tyler
the Food Critic
Scott Richards ...
the Acting Teacher


Monica and Joey end up taking a beginner's cooking class when they go to confront a teacher who gave Monica's restaurant a bad review. Ross meets a cute sales clerk when he and Rachel go shopping for baby supplies. Phoebe helps Chandler prepare for a job interview. Written by GMEllis625

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

2 May 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shot shown after the first scene with Ross and Rachel has the Twin Towers showing in the upper right corner - unlike earlier episodes in the season, this shot was missed to be taken out of the episode. The Twin Towers showed frequently in shots on Friends before September 11, 2001. See more »


Monica pretends to be a total beginner at cooking ("I had to ask people what it's called when the water makes those little bubbles!") - but minutes earlier she confidently answered the teacher's question about the difference between hollandaise and bearnaise sauce. See more »


Chandler Bing: What about you? You liked me when we first met right?
Rachel Green: Chandler I'm not gonna lie to you... but I am going to run away from you.
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References Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) See more »

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Joey knows how to make a cookie better then Monica!
23 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ross talks to the Friends that Monica's restaurant got a horrible review in the Post, and he buys all the newspapers from the block to make nobody knows about it. Monica sees the newspapers and stays upset with the review. She wants the writer of the review to taste her food again to change his opinion about it. She finds him in a cooking course and gives him her food for him to try one more time, but he continues to have the same opinion about her food.

Monica and Joey decide to watch and participate the cooking course, but Monica doesn't like when Joey gets better compliments then her in the cookies.

Rachel is worried that her baby is coming in one week and they still don't have a lot of important baby accessories. She wakes up in the middle of the night worried, and Ross promises her that the next day they are going to buy everything they need. In the next day, they go to a store to buy the things they need, but the seller starts to hit on Ross, making Rachel very uncomfortable. When Rachel talks to Phoebe about the seller's attitude, Phoebe tells Rachel that she thinks she is jealous.

Chandler is looking for a new job and has new interviews to go. He is anxious and Phoebe lets him even more anxious when she says that the first impression people has from him is terrible. Even so, Phoebe decides to help him to have success in the interview.

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