The One Where Estelle Dies

Season 10, Ep 15, Aired 4/22/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Ross tries to get Rachel rehired at Ralph Lauren. He succeeds, but after Rachel tells him how scared she is about moving to Paris, he's convinced she should go. Phoebe discovers that Joey's agent Estelle died and, since his life has been changing so much recently, doesn't want to tell him. Chandler and Monica visit the house next door to theirs and discover that Janice is bidding on it. To get Janice to withdraw her offer, Chandler comes on to her.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Maggie Wheeler


  • Jane Lynch


  • E.J. Callahan

    Al Zebooker

  • Steve Ireland

    Mr. Zelner

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • A weak episode that's typical post-season-seven Friends.

    By Ting13, Jun 17, 2006

  • Not the best

    By HunterJ8, May 06, 2007

  • "Never again will you have to hear the three words that make your balls jump back up inside your body." - Monica

    By FriendsSvuLost8, Feb 07, 2008

  • goodbye chandler bing

    By simpfan90210, May 07, 2007

  • This episode was not only the best and superb, but also emotional and tearjerker. It almost made me cry at the end where Ross tries to put on a happy smile on his sad face as he hugs Rachel.

    By chris_friends, Aug 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Ross: I'm here to see if you'll give Rachel her job back. Mr. Zelner: Ah, did she ask you to come here and do this? Ross: Oh, no. At first I have to get you to agree. Then we'll see if she wants to come back. Mr. Zelner: Wow, that is tempting. Ross: Look, she loved her job here. And let's face it: you're not gonna find anyone who did it as well as she did it. Isn't that true? Mr. Zelner: She is good! Ross: (Speaking to himself) Huh, I took a shot there.

    • Ross: Emma left her stuffed t-rex at my house. You know she can't sleep without it. Rachel: Oh, well, she's asleep now. Stop forcing that thing on her!

    • Ross: I now Rachel turned you down but I think there is a way you might be able to get her to come back. Mr. Zelner: This may surprise you, but re-hiring fired employees is not my main job.

    • Rachel: You are never going to believe what happened to me today. Ross: What? Rachel: Ralph Lauren called again and they offered me more money. Ross: They did? Rachel: Yeah. It was the weirdest thing. Zelner called me and he said we'll do everything we can to get you back. And that I should thank some Ron... I don't even know what department that guy's in.

    • Rachel: You know, was I looking forward to going to Paris? Sure. You know, was I excited about working in the fashion capital of the world? Oh, absolutely... Yeah, but you know, this is... it's fine. I'm fine going back to a job where I've pretty much gotten everything out of that I possibly can... Ross: I had no idea you were so excited about Paris. I mean, you said you were scared. Rachel: Well yeah, but I mean, it was good scared though, you know? Like when I-moved-to-New-York scared. Or hum, when I-found-out-I-was-gonna-have-Emma scared... But this is... fine. This is gonna be good. Ross: (Long Pause) You should go. Rachel: What? Ross: It's what you want. You should go. Rachel: You really think so? Ross: I really do.

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    Notes (8)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui faisait tout pour retenir Rachel (The One Who Didn't Want to Let Rachel Go)

    • This is the final appearance of Cali and Noelle Sheldon as Emma Geller-Green. Although Emma appeared in 19 episodes of Friends, Cali and Noelle only played her in 10 episodes.

    • This is the final appearance of Steve Ireland as Mr. Zelner. Mr. Zelner was in 6 episodes of Friends.

    • Courteney Cox-Arquette was pregnant during the filming of this episode. It is visible, especially in her face, that she gained weight from her real-life pregnancy. She also wears larger clothes to try to disguise this. On June 13th, 2004 Courteney and her husband David Arquette welcomed the birth of their daughter Coco Riley Arquette.

    • E.J. Callahan, who played Al Zebooker in this episode, also appeared in "The One With The Ballroom Dancing" where he played Mr. Simon.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: When Phoebe pretends to be Estelle, she uses both Estelle's accent and her catch phrase "Joey, it's Estelle!" as Phoebe has never met Estelle, how does she know these details?

    • Goof: When Phoebe calls Joey on her cell phone and pretends to be Estelle, shouldn't Joey recognize her name or number on his phone?

    • Trivia: In this episode Janice's full name is revealed: Janice Litman-Goralnik neé Hosenstein.

    • Goof: At the beginning of the episode, after Rachel climbs off Joey's back, you can briefly see her underwear.

    Allusions (1)

    • Janice: What a small world! Chandler: And yet I never run into Beyonce. Beyoncé Knowles is the glamorous lead singer of Destiny's Child. She also acted in the movie Austin Powers in Goldmember.

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