The One Where Estelle Dies

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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.

  • Joey: (At Estelle's memorial) Thank you for coming. We are here to pay our respects to a wonderful agent, and a beautiful woman... inside.

  • Chandler: This cannot be happening. Monica: Okay, the realtor said another couple made an offer. Maybe the Janices won't get it, maybe the other couple will. Chandler: The only way that that is going to happen is if the other couple are the Hitlers!

  • Monica: What if we get both houses? We can turn this house into a guest house. Chandler: That's a great idea. And by the way, I don't want to sound distasteful but when did you start crapping money?

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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.

  • This episode was originally titled "The One Where Jetlag Wins". One of the stories was about Ross and Rachel going to Paris and having a romantic time. The story was scrapped, and replaced with the one where Ross tries to get Rachel her old job back.

  • This episode runs 23:44 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

  • This is the final appearance of Maggie Wheeler as Janice. She was one of the only 4 non-Friends to appear in all ten seasons. (The others were Mr. & Mrs. Gellar and Gunther.) Janice was in 19 episodes of Friends.

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.