The One with the Inappropriate Sister

Season 5, Ep 10, Aired 12/17/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Rachel has second thoughts about getting involved with Danny when she observes his uncomfortably close relationship with his sister. Meanwhile, Chandler and Ross have a fight over Joey writing his own play, and Phoebe gets a job as a donation collector.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Julie Lauren


  • Tom Bailey


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Robyn Pedretti


  • Fan Reviews (3)
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    By Andrew0000, Apr 16, 2007

  • Incest on Friends?

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 09, 2009

  • Rachel has second thoughts about getting involved with Danny when she observes his close relationship with his sister.

    By Black_Grace, Feb 22, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Rachel: I don't have any brothers, so I don't know. But did you guys wrestle? Ross: Oh, yeah. Monica: All the time. In fact, I was undefeated. Ross: Well, you weighed 200 pounds. Monica: Still I was quick as a cat.

    • Joey: Don't you remember? We were jogging in the park, we saw that really pretty bird, and I wanted to take a picture, but I didn't have my camera. Chandler: Okay, first of all, chasing the churro guy is not jogging.

    • Phoebe: (Ringing a bell) Hey, you guys. Guess what? Chandler: The British are coming? Phoebe: Oh, you and your ways. (Rings the bell at him) Since it's Christmas time, I'm gonna be one of those people collecting donations. Yeah, I already have my bell and later on I get my bucket. I'm going to be out there spreading joy to the people. I mean last year I spread a little joy, but not really enough. So this year I'm going to do the whole city. Monica: You know, I knew a girl in high school who did that, she was very popular. Phoebe: Yeah, that's weird, you're starting to sound a lot like Chandler lately. Monica & Chandler: That is so not true.

    • Chandler: There are a few kids downstairs. Wanna give them a project? Ruin their day! Ross: If they have a ball, you can stick razor blades in it and make a new game called "gonna-need-stitches ball!"

    • Ross: (Rips up the tickets) Now no one's going to the game. Chandler: I paid for those! Ross: No you didn't. You said you would, but you never did. Chandler: Oh yeah!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Milující sestra (Loving Sister)

    • This is the final appearance of George Newbern as Danny. Danny was in 3 episodes of Friends.

    • This episode runs 22:51 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (17)

    • Continuity: Up until now, the handles on Chandler and Joey's fridge were on the right side near the wall. In this episode, they're suddenly on the left. This change was likely due to the fact that in the opening scene Ross is sorting out the fridge contents, and with the door opening from the right, the audience and cameras wouldn't have had a clear view of the interior of the fridge.

    • Trivia: Phoebe's bucket signs: - We are not a Urinal! Happy Holidays - I have no Macy's info. - We are not a bank! - Please don't invade my personal space! - Respect the bell. No loud music! Happy Holidays

    • Continuity: Rachel says in this episode that one of her sisters has a very masculine energy. But both of her sisters, Jill from "The One with the Rachel's Sister" and Amy from "The One with the Rachel's Other Sister", are very feminine.

    • Goof: When Phoebe is being replaced at her bucket spot, she tears down a sign. When the camera angle changes, she has two signs in her hand.

    • Goof: In the apartment when Phoebe is complaining to Monica about her charity bucket, Monica grabs the bucket by the edge. After the camera angle changes twice, she is holding the bucket by the handle.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Estelle: Well, Talia Shire suddenly became available. Talia Shire is an American actress best known for her role as Adrianna Balboa in Rocky movies.

    • Ross: What about those Good Will Hunting guys? Good Will Hunting is a 1997 movie directed by Gus Van Sant about a troubled prodigy who works as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, despite the fact that his knowledge of and facility with higher mathematics far outstrips that of anyone in the university. It was written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who won Oscars for their work.

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