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"The One With All The Candy" is the ninth episode of the seventh season of Friends, which aired on December 7, 2000. The episode was directed by actor David Schwimmer.


Monica makes candy for their neighbors even though they don't know them. Rachel and Tag try to hide their relationship at work but when Rachel writes a revealing evaluation as a joke and Tag sends it on to human resources without reading it, they have a problem. Ross finds out that Phoebe never owned a bike so he buys her the prettiest pink bike there is and teaches Phoebe how to ride. Tag and Rachel almost get fired but manage to solve the problem. Tons of people hang around the apartment waiting for more of Monica's candy so Chandler stands up for Monica and tells everyone to go away and leave her alone. Ross buys Phoebe training wheels to go on the bike, and tries to encourage her, but Phoebe does not notice.

Cast & Crew

Main Cast

Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Greene
Courteney Cox - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller

Supporting Cast

Cole Sprouse - Ben Geller
Eddie Cahill - Tag Jones
Amy Hill - The Woman
Steve Ireland- Mr. Zelner
Jonathan T. Floyd - Gary
Ashley Clark - The Man (as Ashley L. Clark)


Directed By:
David Schwimmer

Written By:
Wil Calhoun



  • When Ross is trying to teach Phoebe how to ride a bike and she is sitting on the swings, her scarf goes from part of it hanging over her left shoulder in the close up, to hanging over her right shoulder in the long shot and then switches back again.
  • When Ross is telling Ben that he has "One daddy and two Mommies," you can see Ben mouthing Ross' lines. In the bloopers for the next episode "The One With The Holiday Armadillo", Cole Sprouse says he knows all his (David Schwimmer's) lines.
  • Chandler should now owe Phoebe $7,000, as she gave him this amount on the condition that he never smoked again.
    • He should actually owe that since much earlier: he (re)started smoking after the first Rachel-Ross break up in "The One Without The Ski Trip" (season 3).
  • When Phoebe says that Chandler is about to cry, Ross turns to him and Chandler's hands are in his pockets. In the next shot, his hands are visible.
  • In the scene outside Central Perk, where the friends ask Phoebe if she can ride a bike, there is a bike stand which is not there in previous or later episodes. It's roughly where the fire hydrant is in other episodes.
  • When Rachel says "I don't sleep with guys on the first date", Monica gives a list of names Rachel has slept with on the first date. In the blooper for this scene, Courteney Cox lists the names as David Crane, Kevin Bright and Marta Kauffman, the show's executive producers.
  • When Tag bends over, Rachel says "there it is". She said the same thing when watching Joshua walk away.
  • Lisa Kudrow can be seen cracking up just before crashing the bike outside Central Perk.

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Preceded by
"The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs"
Season Seven Episodes Followed by
"The One With The Holiday Armadillo"