The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits

Season 10, Ep 5, Aired 10/30/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Monica and Chandler solicit Joey to write a letter to the adoption agency on their behalf. Joey discovers the thesaurus. Rachel's sister Amy visits and moves in with Rachel and Joey. She babysits Emma and gets the little girl's ears pierced. On their first anniversary, Phoebe spoils Mike's plans to propose, so she proposes to him. That doesn't go well, but the two get engaged anyway.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Paul Rudd

    Mike Hannigan

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Aisha Tyler

    Charlie Wheeler

  • Cali Sheldon

    Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Amy is just too dumb!!

    By Black_Grace, Jun 14, 2007

  • Rahcels self-involved sister Amy (Christina Applegate) comes to visit and Chandler and Monica get Joey to write an approval letter to the Adoption services.

    By gr8lyknow, Jul 10, 2006

  • Average

    By eloi_emmanuelle, May 08, 2006

  • Rachel's sister Amy(Christina Applegate) geust stars.

    By Batista25Animal, Jul 23, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Monica: (About Joey's handwritten adoption letter) We're screwed, aren't we? Chandler: They loved it! Monica: What? Chandler: Yeah. They thought it was very smart of us to have a child write the recommendation letter. Monica: They thought Joey was a child? Chandler: She guessed 8 or 9 based on his drawings.

    • (Joey has brought over his letter or recommendation for Monica and Chandler, using the thesaurus Ross showed him on every word.)Monica: Joey, I don't think we can use this. Joey: Why?Monica: Well, because you signed it "Baby Kangaroo Tribbiani!"

    • Charlie: You know, I have a little time if you wanted to... you know.Ross: Oh... uh, I'd love to, but I really have to grade these papers.Charlie: Fine, it's fine. I guess I'll just shower by myself. Ross: (Grabbing his grading pen quickly and leaning over stack of papers) B, B, B, B, B, B! Charlie: Ross, you just gave a B to a Pottery Barn catalogue. Ross: Well, it had some good ideas. Take off your shirt!

    • Joey: (About writing an adoption recommendation) All right. Here's how I'm gonna start... "Dear baby adoption decider people..." Chandler: So excited about your letter!

    • Rachel: I can't believe this! All I wanted to do was help you try and figure out what to do with your life, and this is how you repay me?!
      Amy: Well I don't need your help, because I already know what I'm going to do with my life.
      Rachel: Oh, yeah? Since when?
      Amy: Since today! I am going to be a baby stylist!
      Rachel: (Stunned) What?
      Ross: That's not a thing!
      Amy: Well, it should be! I'm going to help babies learn how to accessorize, what colors to wear, what clothes are slimming-
      Rachel: Babies don't care if they're slim!
      Amy: Enter, Amy!
      Ross: Amy, I just- I just want to-
      Amy: What? What are you gonna do?
      Ross: No more falafel for you!

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Title: France: Celui qui √©crivait une lettre de recommandation (The One Who Writes A Reference Letter)

    • In this episode when Rachel asks the group to watch Emma you can clearly see a tan line on her wedding ring finger. Rachel played by Jennifer Aniston was married to Brad Pitt at the time

    • Christina Applegate received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in this episode.

    • This episode runs 28:18 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). Added material includes Amy showing up at Ross's apartment and meeting Charlie.

    • Amy makes a comment about Jill getting fat in the ass and face, which is an in-joke, as Reese Witherspoon was pregnant at the time of the episode shooting. Her son Deacon was actually born literally one week after this episode aired.

    Trivia (6)

    • When Ross took Emma's hat off in the cafe we can hear him saying something, but his lips are not moving.

    • In 'The one where Rachel has a baby" Phoebe and Ross are looking into the nursery as Emma is brought in by one of the nurses. The card in the baby capsule reads "Emma Geller-Greene". Whereas in the cake that Ross brings in says 'Green'.

    • Magna Doodle: A drawing of an apple with a bullet that's been fired through it

    • Goof: When Monica and Chandler are on the couch at the coffee house and Chandler says that the adoption people loved the idea of having a child write the letter, we can see his hand on Monica's lower arm. When the camera angle changes to Monica, Chandlers hand is close to her shoulder.

    • Continuity: Phoebe says she and Mike had their first date, their first kiss, and had sex for the first time all on the same night. Yet their first date was set up by Joey and turned out to be such a disaster that Phoebe left and didn't see Mike again until the next day when he asked her out again. Which means that Phoebe and Mike couldn't possibly have had sex on the night of their actual first date.

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