Season 2 Episode 20

The One Where Old Yeller Dies

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 04, 1996 on NBC



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    • Phoebe: Hey. What'cha guys doing?
      Richard: Monica's making us watch Old Yeller.
      Phoebe: Why are you guys so upset? It's Old Yeller. It's a happy movie.
      Rachel: What?
      Ross: What are you talking about?
      Phoebe: Come on. Happy family gets a dog; frontier fun.
      Ross: Yeah, but Pheebs, what about the end?
      Phoebe: What, when Yeller saves saves the family from the wolf and everyone's happy?
      Rachel: That's not the end.
      Phoebe: Uh huh. That's when my mother would shut off the TV and say "The end."
      Monica: What about the part where he has rabies?
      Phoebe: He doesn't have rabies, he has babies. That's what my mom said.
      Richard: Uh, Phoebe, I don't think your mom would want you to see what's about to happen.
      Phoebe: What, what's about to happen? (Watching the TV) I've never seen this part before. Hey, Travis, what'cha doing with that gun? Oh no. No, no Travis, put down the gun. No, no, no, no, he, he's your buddy, he's your Yeller. No, no, no, the end! The end! Okay, what kind of sick doggy snuff film is this?!

      Old Yeller was a 1957 Disney film based on the award-winning book written by Fred Gipson. In the film, while saving Travis and his family from a wolf, Yeller contracts rabies. In the end, Travis shoots and kills Old Yeller in order to protect his family.