It was during season 2 "Friends," in the episode "The One With the Promo Video," that friends got it all wrong.
Phoebe explains how Ross is Rachel's "lobster" because, quote, "It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life . . . you can actually see old lobster couples walkin' around their tank, holding claws."
Actually, that's not only not a "known fact," but t's wrong. At least it is to the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, who you think would know. According to the Collaborative "Lobsters, by nature, are not monogamous and do not pair for life." A dominant male will actually mate with multiple females during encounters that last days to weeks. A literal example of 'love on the rocks.'"
So Phoebe may be right about "Smelly Cats," but she doesn't know her lobsters!