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Friends: The One With Five Steaks and an Eggplant

The gang are divided when Ross's birthday sparks off the issue of incomes, which pits the poor Joey, Rachel and Phoebe against the wealthy Chandler, Monica and Ross. But will a gig for Ross's birthday reunite the gang or cause more trouble?

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 457304
Airdate: Thursday October 19th, 1995

Guest Stars
Spencer CherashoreSpencer Cherashore
As Waiter
Chris Young (1)Chris Young (1)
As Steven Fishman
Main Cast
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
As Rachel Green
Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
As Monica Geller-Bing
Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
As Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
As Joey Tribbiani
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
As Chandler Bing
David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
As Ross Geller
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Hootie and The BlowfishI Go Blind 

Episode Quotes
Chandler: Ok, while Ross is on the phone, everybody owes me 62 bucks for his birthday.
Phoebe: Um, is, is there any chance that you're rounding up? You know, like from, like 20?

Monica: I'm at work, ordinary day, you know, chop, chop, chop, sauté, sauté, sauté. All of a sudden, Leon, the manager, calls me into his office. It turns out they fired the head lunch chef, and guess who got the job.
Joey: If it's not you, this is a horrible story.

Ross: She wanted to call Bob. Hey, for all we know, Bob is who she was meant to be with. You may be destroying two people's chance for happiness.
Chandler: We don't know Bob, ok? We know me. We like me. Please let me be happy.

Phoebe: Wow, look at these prices.
Rachel: Yeah, these are pretty cha-ching.
Joey: What are these, like famous chickens?

Ross: Hey, Chandler, why is this woman leaving a message for you on my machine?
Chandler: Oh, see, I had to tell her that my number was your number, because I couldn't tell her that my number was my number because she thinks that my number is Bob's number.
Ross: Hey, tell me again, what do I do when Mr. Roper calls?

Rachel: Ok, I will have the uh, (whispers) side salad.
Waiter: (whispers) And what will that be on the side of?
Rachel: I don't know. Why don't you put it right here next to my water?

Chandler: I will have the uh, Cajun catfish.
Waiter: Anything else?
Chandler: Yes, how about a verse of "Killing Me Softly". (pause) You're gonna sneeze on my fish, aren't you?

Phoebe: No, huh uh, no way. Sorry, not gonna happen.
Chandler: Whoa, whoa, prom night flashback.

Phoebe: I'm gonna pass on the concert, 'cause I'm just not in a very "Hootie" place right now.

Monica: Guys, we bought the tickets.
Phoebe: Oh, well, then you'll have extra seats, you know, for all your tiaras and stuff.
Chandler: Why did you look at me when you said that?

Ross: Are you ready?
Chandler: Yes, yes. Just let me grab my jacket and tell you I had sex today.
Ross: Whoa! What? You had sex today?
Chandler: Wow, it sounds even cooler when somebody else says it.

Ross: Still doing the screening thing?
Chandler: I had sex today. I never have to answer that phone again.

Phoebe: Is that a hickey?
Monica: Oh! No, I just... I fell down.
Rachel: On someone's lips?

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