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.
Did You Know?
The kitchen in which Monica and Phoebe work for the funeral, is the same kitchen used for Monica and Ross's parents house. This can be seen in just a few episodes prior. 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
Uh... Department of Sanitation?
References The Exploits of Elaine
You're A Grand Old Flag
Written by George M. Cohan
Performed by Gretchen Wyler
(vocal) and Shelly Markham
(piano) See more