Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with Phoebe's Cookies 

Monica tries to figure out Phoebe's grandmother's secret cookie recipe. Meanwhile, Rachel tries to teach Joey how to sail, and Chandler has an awkward encounter when he tries to bond with Jack.


Gary Halvorson


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Elliott Gould ... Jack Geller


The gang discuss what to get Monica and Chandler as engagement presents. Monica really wants Phoebe's grandma's chocolate chip cookie recipe but Phoebe's grandma made her swear never to let the recipe out of the family.She finally agrees to give it to Monica. Unfortunately, the fire in Phoebe's apartment destroyed the recipe so she gives Monica and Chandler the only cookie left as a present. Monica tries to figure out the recipe from the cookie and makes heaps of different ones. Rachel tries to teach Joey how to sail which proves to be quite difficult. Chandler wants to bond with Mr. Geller but when they went to the steam room after their racket ball game Chandler accidentally sits on Mr Geller's lap. Monica finds out that Phoebe's grandma didn't have a secret recipe and that she probably got the recipe for Toll House cookies from the back of the Nestles chocolate chip bag, because Phoebe says that her grandma got the recipe from her French friend "Nestle Toulouse". Chandler clears ... Written by Lisa Bly

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

19 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode starts with Chandler introducing his "new" glasses which everyone is confused by, thinking he already wore glasses. In the non-canon episode Friends: The One That Could Have Been (2000) Chandler wears glasses. See more »


When Ross complains about not getting engagement presents in the past and states he's been engaged twice, he could've been talking about Carol and Emily. However, later he's talking about it with Rachel who says they didn't get any presents, to which Ross answers "thank you". Rachel and Ross never were engaged, they married in Vegas due to drunken whim. See more »


Rachel: OK, Joey, we're luffing a little bit, so could you tighten up the cunningham?
Joey: Uh, wow - you just said a bunch of stuff I didn't know there.
Rachel: Joey, come on! We just went over this!
Joey: Oh, y'know, when we did, that was when that bird was flying overhead with the fish in his mouth. Did you see it? It was gross!
Rachel: [furious] No! Alright? I did *not* see the bird! I did *not* see the fish! I did *not* see the piece of Styrofoam that was shaped like Mike Tyson! I did *not*, because I was trying to teach you ...
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Crazy Credits

The theme song at the start of the credits seems to have the Season 5 start for no explained reason. See more »


References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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