#30. Joey doesn't share food

Published: 2.04.2017
Level 3   |   Time: 5:05
Accent: American
Source: Friends [S10 E09]

Joey tells Phoebe about a date with a girl named Sarah. Problems arise when Sarah takes food off of Joey's plate.


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triangle Vocabulary

  • call (someone) back [phv] - call (someone) again
  • get along [phv] - like each other
  • Big deal! [exp] - Who cares!
  • set (someone) up [phv] - arrange a date for someone
  • stuffed clams [n] - clams filled with cheese
  • chocolate torte [n] - chocolate cake
  • raspberry coulee [n] - raspberry jam
  • a two-way street [exp] - a give and take relationship
  • come back [phv] - return

[n] - noun,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [exp] - expression

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joey phoebe rachel ross
Joey Phoebe Rachel Ross
  • Joey, Ross, Phoebe and Rachel are friends who live in New York.
  • Phoebe set up Joey on a date with her friend Sarah.

triangle Questions

  1. What adjective does Joey use to describe Sarah?

  2. Why does Joey dislike Sarah?
    She takes his food.
    She is boring.
    She orders too much food.

  3. What do the fries represent to Joey?
    Aged food!
    All food!
    My food!

  4. How does Phoebe feel about Sarah taking some fries from Joey's plate?
    She thinks it's a big deal.
    She thinks it's not a big deal.
    She is surprised.

  5. What does Joey threaten to do to people who take his food?
    Cut off their fingers.
    Hit their fingers.
    Point at them and yell.

  6. What did Sarah order on the second date?
    A garden salad
    A hamburger
    Extra french fries
    The seafood platter

  7. What did Joey order on the second date?
    A garden salad
    A hamburger
    Extra french fries
    The seafood platter

  8. What does Sarah want to eat from Joey plate?
    French fries
    Stuffed clams

  9. Why does Joey call Sarah beautiful?
    Because he is in love with her.
    So that he can go home with her.
    To stop her from taking his food.

  10. Why does Joey drop his food on the floor?
    Because he is angry.
    So that he can get more food.
    To stop Sarah from taking his food.

  11. What is Joey's rule about food?
    Don't eat food from the floor.
    Don't share food.
    Don't eat seafood

  12. What does Joey order for dessert?
    Chocolate torte

  13. What does Sarah order for dessert?
    Chocolate torte

  14. What does Joey want to do after his dessert comes?
    Order a different dessert.
    Eat his own dessert quickly.
    Hold hands with Sarah.

  15. Why does Sarah leave the table?
    She has to call work.
    She has to go to the bathroom.
    She wants to get dessert for Joey.

  16. How does Joey feel after eating Sarah's dessert?
    Not sorry

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Phoebe: Hey!

Joey: Hey.

Phoebe: Oh, my friend Sarah had a great time last night.

Joey: Well...

Phoebe: Yeah! So you're gonna call this one back?

Joey: Nope.

Phoebe: What are you talking about? Sarah's great!

Joey: Oh, really? You know what your great friend did? We're out to dinner, ok?

Joey: We're getting along, having a really nice time.

Joey: I was thinking she was really cool. And then, out of nowhere...

Phoebe: That's it? That's why you won't go out with her again? So, she took some fries, big deal!

Joey: Hey, hey, look! It's not about a few fries... it's about what the fries represent.

Phoebe: What?


Phoebe: I'm sorry, I can't believe I set you up with such a MONSTER!

Joey: Hey, hey, hey, hey. Look. I take a girl out, she can order whatever she wants! The more, the better! All right?

Joey: Just don't order a Garden salad and then eat my food! That's a good way to lose some fingers!

Waiter: A garden salad for the lady.

Joey: Oh, that looks great! Good ordering!

Waiter: Seafood platter for the gentleman and extra fries. Enjoy!

Sarah: Mmmm, those fries look delicious.

Joey: Oh, I didn't know you liked French fries. Help yourself! What's mine is yours.

Sarah: Oh wow, are those stuffed clams?

Joey: Uuuh... yes, they are my stuffed clams. How about those fries though, huh?

Sarah: They are delicious.

Joey: You are beautiful, you know that?

Sarah: Oh, that is so sweet.

Joey: NOW look what you did!!

Sarah: What? What is the matter with you?

Joey: I don't like it when people take food off of my plate, okay?

Sarah: But you just said "What's mine is yours!"

Joey: Well. I didn’t mean it!

Sarah: Fine, I'm sorry, I didn't think it was that big a deal.

Joey: I'm sorry, I'm overreacting. Okay, it’s just when it comes to food, I have certain rules, okay, I mean... there are things you do... and you now, things... that you don't do.

Joey: I really am sorry about, you know... before. I just want to make sure you know that I really do like you.

Sarah: Sure. Just not as much as clams.

Joey: Well, stuffed clams.

Waiter: Chocolate torte for the lady, cheesecake for the gentleman.

Joey: Uh, excuse me sir, there seems to be some sort of red crap on my cheesecake.

Waiter: Yes, that's raspberry coulee.

Joey: So stupid, ordering cheesecake, trying to be healthy.

Sarah: Oh my God!

Joey: Oh, all right, I'll just have what she's having instead.

Waiter: Oh, I'm sorry sir. That was our last piece.

Sarah: Mmmm! Mmm!

Sarah: Oh, no! This is work. I should call in. Can you excuse me?

Joey: Oh yeah, sure. No problem.

Sarah: What are you doing? I thought you don't share food.

Joey: Sure I do. Coulee?

Sarah: No. If I can't have your clams, you can't have my dessert. This is a two-way street.

Joey: Really?

Sarah: Really! Now this all better be here when I come back.

Joey: Yeah, of course. I can control myself.

Joey: Stop staring at me! Why, just a tiny little... Oh-oh!

Joey: I'm not even sorry.

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