Ross has sent a joke to be printed in Playboy magazine, which they did but Chandler claims it was his joke so he starts logging his jokes. While the girls go through the Playboy, Phoebe manages to insult Monica by saying she thinks Rachel the better choice to go out with. Later Rachel also insults Monica by saying she's high-maintenance. When Joey must explain to Gunther he can't pay his bill because he's broke, he gets a job at Central Perk as a waiter. He tries in vain to keep his job a secret from the friends, who end up reassuring him and offering advice. Unable to settle the joke authorship, Chandler and Ross ask Monica to decide, each confident she's in his pocket, only to be told the joke is no credit to anyone. Closing the café after Gunther refused him time off to do an audition, Joey is Joey fired but one word from Rachel has him re-hired. Written by
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Although there's no evidence as to who really created the joke, Ross has tried to claim certain ideas as his own several times throughout the series. One notable instance is when he tries to convince his students that Jurassic Park was his idea. See more
When Chandler and Ross are giving their explanations of how they each came up with the joke, Ross says, "...remember, evolution- monkey into Man...". As a paleontologist, Ross would know that the Theory of Evolution does not propose humans evolved from apes but that apes and humans have a common ancestor. See more
Hey, Joey. Playboy published my joke.
No, it's MY joke.
No, it's mine.
No, it was MY joke.
Hey, hey, hey. You guys. You know they put pictures of naked chicks in there, right?