Friends

Season 10 Episode 15

The One Where Estelle Dies

7
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 22, 2004 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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?

    • Phoebe: Are you okay with this?
      Chandler: Well, it makes me feel sad, but...
      Phoebe: Talking to Ross.
      Chandler: I see.
      Ross: Well, Rachel moving to another country? Not being able to see her every day. How can I be okay with this?
      Monica: I know, but what are we gonna do? She really needs this job.
      Ross: Do you think if the Ralph Lauren people offered her her old job back, she would take it?
      Monica: How is that gonna happen?
      Chandler: Is this the best way to use one of your three magic wishes?
      Ross: I don't know. I could talk to her boss. Yeah! I met him at that Christmas party. We really hit it off.
      Monica: You mean the guy who kept calling you Ron?
      Ross: I didn't say we were brothers!

    • Janice: (Kisses Chandler for the last time, and then says her last line in the series) Goodbye Chandler Bing.

    • Joey: (About Estelle) I was like her only client. Except for this guy who eats paper, and I'm guessing he eats more money than he makes.

    • Ross: (To Rachel) So if you take this job, you'll be moving to Paris?
      Chandler: Or facing a bitch of a commute.

    • Chandler: What do you think, Pheebs?
      Phoebe: I think that shirt makes you look like you should work in Baskin-Robbins!

    • Ross: Does little Ross like dinosaurs, by any chance?
      Mr. Zelner: Yeah, they're all he talks about. Why?
      Ross: How would he like to come with me the museum of natural history after everyone else has left. Just the two of us. And he can touch anything he wants.

    • Phoebe: (Reading the obituaries) Hey, isn't Joey's agent Estelle Leonard?
      Chandler: Yeah.
      Phoebe: She died.
      Chandler: You're kidding!
      Phoebe: Yeah, last Saturday. Wow! She was the first black man to fly solo across the Atlantic. (Chandler and Monica look puzzled) Oh, wait a minute, I read the wrong one.

    • Phoebe: Just promise me that you'll wait a minute before you call her.
      Joey: Okay... why?
      Phoebe: Because a promise between friends means never having to give a reason.

    • Monica: (To Janice) Actually we're buying the house next door.
      Chandler: Why?!
      Monica: I don't know why.

    • Joey: (To Rachel) My hugs are reserved for people staying in America!

  • Notes

    • 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.

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