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
Two different high-rise apartment buildings are used for the exterior of Mrs. Burkart's apartment where Monica and Phoebe have just catered the wake and are attempting to get paid. See more
You know how you throw your jacket on a chair at the end of the day?
Well, like that, only that instead of a chair it's a pile of garbage. And instead of a jacket it's a pile of garbage. And instead of the end of the day it's the end of time, and garbage is all that has survived.