|“||My vessel so lovely, but nothing inside. Now that I've touched you, you seem emptier still.||”|
— The Empty Vase by Julio.
An outraged Monica remonstrates with him, but Julio explains that Phoebe's interpretation is wrong. Just as she's about to apologize, Julio explains that The Empty Vase is about all women - "well, all American women". Monica dumps Julio and sends a barber shop quartet to the diner to sing him an insulting break up song - "Mister Pretentious, you think there’s no one finer, but your poems are unpublished, and you work in a diner. You’re no God’s gift to women, that’s all in your headdddd. You are just a buttmunch - no one likes a buttmunch - and you’re also bad in be-e-e-edd".