Friends: Season 8, Episode 21

The One with the Cooking Class (2 May 2002)

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Monica gets angry with a critic who wrote an awful review about a soup, served at her restaurant. She goes straight forward with him, in order to give him once again her soup and he could write a better review.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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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2 May 2002 (USA)  »

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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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