Chandler has gone to extreme trouble to get Kathy the ideal birthday gift, a special edition of her favorite book; Ross points out he can't totally outdo her boyfriend Joey - who didn't even plan to give her anything - so he must get an even cooler gift. Phoebe tells Monica not to turn down a major funeral catering event for lack of equipment and advances the money, but wants it straight back before there's nearly enough profit; so they become active business partners - which proves good, as their first client, a widow, would never have paid without Phoebe's street persistence. Ross' foxy girlfriend Cheryl's flat turns out to be sloppier than a bachelor frat room, and yet she says his place has a weird smell. He is just relieved when the creeping creature he kills in disgust is not her hamster, but 'just a rat'. Since Joey can't find anything better than a pen annex clock, Chandler lets him give the 'Velveteen Rabbit'; fortunately Kathy guesses the truth. Written by
Did You Know?
This is the first time The Velveteen Rabbit story book is mentioned. It's Kathy's favourite book. There is no mention of it being Chandler's favourite book which Monica states in the Valentine's episode from season 6. See more
When Phoebe offers to loan Monica money to buy catering supplies, the two hug and then Joey comes in with Cathy. The next shot shows Phoebe sitting down and Monica walking from the kitchen toward her bedroom with the phone. They wouldn't have had enough time to move that quickly. See more
[Joey is having trouble getting a birthday present for Kathy
All right, look, look. What did... what did you get for Angela Delveccio for her birthday?
She didn't have a birthday while we were going out.
For three years?