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Joey doesn't share food

Published: 2.04.2017
Level 3   |   Time: 4:49
Accent: American
Source: Friends

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


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • call this one back [ph] - call her again
  • getting along [phv] - like each other
  • Big deal! [exp] - Who cares!
  • stuffed clams [n] - clams filled with
  • chocolate torte [n] - chocolate cake
  • raspberry coulee [n] - raspberry jam
  • a two-way street [exp] - a give and take relationship

[n] - noun,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [ph] - phrase

triangle Background

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. Who tired to take one of Joey's grapes?

  7. What did Joey order for dessert?
    Chocolate torte

  8. 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.

  9. How does Joey feel after eating Sarah's dessert?
    not sorry

  10. Why does Joey get angry at Ross?
    He is wearing a strange sweater.
    He arrived late.
    He took some food off of his plate.

triangle Discussion

  1. What’s the best kind of restaurant to go to on a first date? What kind of food do you order? What do you avoid ordering?
  2. Is there any kind of food that you don’t like to share?
  3. If your food falls on the ground, do you ever pick it up and eat it? What are the rules for that?
  4. How many dates do you have with someone before you decide never to see that person again?
  5. What things turn you off about a person? (bad habits, smoking etc…)
  6. When you are in a relationship, do you share everything? Do you agree with the philosophy “what’s mine is yours”? Why or why not?
  7. What’s the silliest reason you have ever heard for breaking up with someone?
  8. Have you ever had a friend set you up? Was it successful? Do your friends know your taste? Do you find it hard to say no if they recommend a blind date?

triangle Script

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!


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.

Ross: It turns out this sweatwer is made for a woman.

Joey: So why are you still wearing it.

Ross: Because it's soft. So how was your date?

Joey: Not so good.

Ross: Wll. Looks like it's just the two of us tonight, huh buddy?

Joey: Yeah. And you know what? We could do a lot worse.

Joey: Joey doesn't share food.


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