The friends are preparing for the festive season. Rachel is still mad at Ross. Phoebe realizes her mother lied to her and gave her a picture of a model pretending it was Phoebes father. She goes to see her grandmother who tells her Phoebe her father is really a pharmacist and not a worshipped tree surgeon in Burma. Phoebe's grandmother gives her a photo of her real dad. Ross suggests that Rachel should make a list about him to feel better. She makes the list and does feel better but Ross drives everyone nuts trying to prove every point on the list wrong. Chandler and Joey go with Phoebe to see her dad. Rachel and Monica have a Christmas party at their place. Phoebe doesn't want to be disappointed in her dad and doesn't go to meet her dad.
Did You Know?
Since James Michael Tyler
(Gunther) was the only actor who knew how to work a cappuccino machine, he became a series regular. He was an actual barista when hired. When he began to appear in more episodes, he quit to work full time on the show. See more
Joey turns the heating off by turning the knob underneath the radiator, but earlier on when he and Chandler meet two girls who can't fix their heating he says he doesn't know how to fix it. See more
Ho Ho Holy hell is it hot in here!
References The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé
and Robert Wells
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole See more