Special Guest Star
Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]
Continuity: Monica's fancy guest china is clearly very expensive dinnerware, whereas the plates that get broken are (understandably) cheap stoneware. The real continuity problem is that the cheap plates don't even look like the expensive dinnerware.
Trivia: Upon hearing the name "Muskogee" on television, Chandler exclaims, "Muskogee!? That's like four hours from Tulsa!". Chandler is indeed new to Oklahoma. Muskogee is only fifty miles from Tulsa, less than a one hour drive.
Goof: As Rachel's sister comes out from the back of Ross's apartment to say that she has been dumped by her boyfriend, a microphone is visible at the top of the screen as she walks towards the sofa to sit down.
Goof: In the scene where Rachel and her sister are fighting, a few seconds before they break the first plate, the flaps on the box Chandler is holding are open. However seconds later the flaps are now closed with Chandler still holding the box.
Goof: When Chandler breaks Monica's dishes, Emma's carseat rotates and then switches back between shots.
Goof: In the scene where Rachel and her sister are fighting and Phoebe says to Joey, "Should we stop this?," Joey is mouthing the same line right before saying his own line.
Goof: In the scene where Rachel is introducing her sister to the rest of the gang in Monica's apartment, there are napkins on the plates on the table. However in the next shot nothing is on the plates.
Goof: When Chandler puts the box of plates down on the chair, the top flaps are down. When he knocks it off, the box is open.
Goof: When Rachel and her sister argue and fight, the guest bedroom door keeps opening and closing throughout the scene.
Goof: When Monica is showing everyone how they should cut the food without touching the plates, the camera first shows her holding up the knife and the food. But after the camera comes back on her after quickly showing Amy and Rachel, she is no longer holding up the food or the knife.
Amy: (To Ross and Rachel) How about this, you guys die and the crazy plate lady dies, then do I get the baby?
Chandler: No, if crazy plate lad... (Monica stares at him) If Monica dies then I would get Emma, right?
Rachel: Well actually...
Chandler: Actually what?
Ross: Well.. it's just, it's just in that case, then... Emma would go to my parents.
Amy: Hurts, doesn't it?
Monica: I want to have a kid with you because I think you're going to be an amazing dad... at the fun parts and the hard parts.
Chandler: Oh yeah, well can you picture me saying "Go to your room! You're grounded?"
Monica: Can you hear me say "You're grounded?"
Chandler: You said that to me last week.
Monica: How hard is it? No shoes on the furniture.
Rachel: Amy, you remember Ross.
Amy: Not really. But you are much cuter then that geeky guy she used to date.
Ross: That was me.
Amy: No, he was this creepy guy from high school who had this huge crush on her since like the ninth grade.
Ross: Still me.
Amy: No, I'm not talking about you. (To Rachel) It was your fat
friend's brother with that bad afro, do you remember?
Ross: Amy. I'm going to save you some time, okay. All me.
Rachel: I would like to invite Amy to Thanksgiving.
Ross: You know, I think that's a great idea. It'll be like the Pilgrims bringing the Indians syphilis.
Amy: (About Emma) Oh, she's precious. Do you ever worry that she's gonna get your real nose?
Rachel: Amy! (Pause) Yes, I do. I really do.
Ross: Dude, well done! If I die, and Rachel dies and Monica dies, then you can totally take care of Emma.
Chandler: Oh yeah? Well thanks.
Ross: So, now do I get Joey?
Chandler: Okay. But you should know, he eats five times a day and shoves pennies up his nose.
Rachel: Monica is Ross's sister.
Amy: No. Ross's sister was really fat.
Monica: That was me.
Amy: No. She was this really dorky girl in high school, that used to follow Rachel around like a puppet--
Rachel: Amy, you have got to stop doing that!
Ross: Hey, dude, you okay? Sorry about before.
Chandler: That's okay. You're totally right. I don't know anything about disciplining a child. But it did hurt my feelings, and I want you to know that if I die... you don't get Joey.
Rachel and Ross: (Knock on the door) Who is it?
Amy: It's your favorite sister!
Rachel and Ross: Jill?
Rachel: Hide my rings!
Monica: (About Rachel and Amy fighting) My God! Somebody do something! Stop them!
Joey: What? Stop them? Throw some jello on them!
Monica: (To Phoebe and Joey) Wait, what are you doing?
Joey: Setting the table.
Phoebe: Yeah, we thought it might be nice to use the fancy china for dessert too.
Monica: Oh, how nice. Maybe later we can all go blow our noses on my wedding dress!
Monica: I think we should save our wedding china for something special, like if the Queen comes over.
Chandler: Honey, she keeps cancelling on us, take the hint.
Amy: Oh, I know, I know. I've just been crazed.
Rachel: Oh well yeah me too. I had a baby.
Amy: I decorated Dad's office.
Rachel: Oh, yeah? Well unless you pushed a desk out of your vagina, not the same thing.
Amy: I was thinking of changing her name. I'm not a big fan of Emily.
Amy: (To Phoebe) Emma, Ross wants you.
Amy: (To Ross and Rachel) Why does she keep making that noise?
Monica: So welcome. Is this your first time seeing Emma?
Amy: Yeah I... I think so. (Sticks her hand out to shake hands with Phoebe) It's nice to meet you Emma.
Amy: Oh. That's a funny noise.
Amy: Yeah, well you know what I cannot believe. That my so-called sister,
gets a 30% discount from Ralph Lauren and I still have to pay retail.
Rachel: Ha ha. It's 45.
Amy: You know, this is classic Rachel.
Rachel: Yeah, right. Remember in high school when I died and didn't give you my baby?
Rachel: You didn't even come to visit me when I was in the hospital having the baby!
Amy: Yeah, well, you didn't come to visit me when I was getting my lips done.
Rachel: I did! The first time.
Rachel: Emma, this is your first thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? Mommy's boobies?
Ross: A lot of people are thankful for those.
Joey: (About Emma) Who has to die before I get her?
Monica: (To Chandler) Emma is the product of a bottle of Merlot and a five year old condom.
Amy: You know what? Your baby isn't even that cute anyway.
Ross: Too far Amy, too far.
Amy: You know I've been focusing so hard on my career!
Rachel: What? What career?
Amy: I'm a decorator!
Rachel: What? You decorate Dad's office and now you're a decorator? Okay. I went to the zoo today. Now I'm a koala bear!
Rachel: (To Amy) Do you know why I'm not giving Emily to you?
Rachel: Oh, whose side are you on?!
Chandler: So let me get this straight. My friends die, then we get Emma, then my wife dies, then Emma, the one tiny ray of hope left in my life gets taken away from me?!
Phoebe: Now there's your movie!
Amy: Can I take this upstairs?
Ross: Sure. We don't live there, but...
Amy: It would be just like a movie. Like at first I wouldn't know what to do with her, then I'd rise to the occasion, and I'd get a makeover, and get married!
Phoebe: That's a great movie!
Amy: You know what would be incredible? If you guys died!
Ross: Thank you, Amy!
International Episode Title:
France: Celui qui était vexé (The One Who Was Offended)
Central Perk, the coffeehouse, was not seen in this episode.
Christina Applegate, who played Amy, was the star of Jesse, another show that aired on NBC in the late 1990s which was also produced by David Crane, Martha Kauffman, and Kevin S. Bright.
Christina Applegate and Matthew Perry had previously worked together in the 1988 TV movie Dance 'til Dawn.
Christina Applegate and Matt LeBlanc has previous worked together on several episodes of Married ... With Children.
This episode runs 26:16 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).
Christina Applegate won an Emmy for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in this episode.
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