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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 »


Rachel Green: Here I am about to pop, and Ross is picking up women at "Sluts R US".
Phoebe Buffay: Is that a real place? Are they hiring?
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References Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) See more »

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The One with the Cooking Class
5 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Monica is being such an annoying loser in this episode. One gets to laugh at her a lot. And something tells me that she is not such a good cook, because someone who is not her friend who will always tell her that she is good gives her a bad critique and also that in the beginner class Joey made a better cookie than her. She is also a bad friend because she doesn't want to accept that Joey could make a better cookie. And the teacher of the beginner class also sees that she is a bad person

Rachel is pretty annoying at this episode as well. But as Ross says it is understandable because she is pregnant. Plusshe notices herself that she is unreasonable. Ross is a very sweet friend though.

The story of Chandler's interview is pretty funny. Although I do feel bad for him

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