Season 1 Episode 8

The One Where Nana Dies Twice

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 1994 on NBC

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  • The death of Monica & Ross' grandmother turns this comedy into a more dramatic venue, even with the fact that the other plot line revolves around Chandler's office thinking he is gay.

    Whether it is intended to be a tearjerker, or not, I am not sure. But it does require kleenex, which is rare for a thirty minute comedy. Monica receives a phone call saying that Nana, her grandmother, is in the hospital and is very sick. By the time her and Ross get to the hospital, the nurse announces that Nana died. Monica & Ross enter the room to say good-bye, but when Ross goes to kiss her, she moves. Monica gets the Nurse who says "this hardly ever happens". But a few seconds later, Nana died again and stayed dead this time. During the funeral repection, a poignant moment is finally shared by Monica and her mom. Meanwhile Chandler is upset that people think he is gay.