Season 9 Episode 8

The One with Rachel's Other Sister

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Ross and Rachel are in Ross's kitchen discussing Amy, you can see that there is no kitchen sink. There's a fridge, stove, counter, microwave, tables and chairs, but no sink anywhere. What's more, the kitchen is at least twelve feet long which means that theoretically it should extend about eight feet past Ross's front door into the hallway.

    • Continuity: In this episode Joey is shown to be a terrible liar, making up preposterous stories about talking raccoons to explain things. Phoebe points this out and tells him his lies have to be more believable. However, in Season 7's "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs" Phoebe makes up an equally preposterous lie herself, describing how the dog "Klunkers" climbed up the fire escape and tapped on their window when returning from Ross's apartment.

    • Goof: Monica's fancy guest china is clearly very expensive dinnerware, whereas the plates that get broken are (understandably) cheap tableware. The problem is, the cheap plates don't even look like the expensive china.

    • Factual Error: 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, "Shouldn't 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.

  • Quotes

    • Monica: I think we should save our wedding china for something really special, like... if the Queen of England comes over.
      Chandler: Honey, she keeps cancelling on us--take the hint!

    • Rachel: Emma, this is your first Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? Mommy's boobies?
      Ross: A lot of people are thankful for those.

    • (There's a knock on the door)
      Amy: (from outside the door) Hello, Rachel?
      Rachel: Who is it?
      Amy: (through the door) It's your favorite sister!
      Rachel & Ross: (to one another) Jill?
      Amy: (still from outside) Amy!
      Rachel: Hide my rings!

    • Rachel: I haven't seen you in, like... a year!
      Amy: Oh, I know, I know. I've just been crazed.
      Rachel: Oh, well, yeah, me too. Um... I had a baby.
      Amy: (totally self-absorbed) I decorated Dad's office!
      Rachel: Oh, yeah? Well... unless you pushed a desk out of your vagina? ...not the same thing.

    • Rachel: Amy, you remember Ross.
      Amy: Not really... But, you are much cuter than 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!

    • Amy: (about Emma) Oh, she's precious. Do you ever worry that she's gonna get your real nose?
      Rachel: Amy! (reflecting) Yes, I do. I really do.

    • Amy: (after answering her cell phone) Can I take this upstairs?
      Ross: Sure. We don't live there, but...

    • Rachel: I would like to invite Amy to Thanksgiving.
      Ross: Y'know, I think that's a great idea... It'll be like the Pilgrims bringing the Indians syphilis.

    • Monica: (to Amy) So, welcome... Is this your first time seeing Emma?
      Amy: Yeah, I... I think so. (shakes hands with Phoebe) It's nice to meet you, Emma.
      Phoebe: (correcting her) Phoebe.
      Amy: Oh... that's a funny noise.

    • Amy: You know what would be incredible? If you guys died!
      Ross: (pretending to be deeply moved) Thank you, Amy!

    • Amy: No, then I would get the baby! I mean, y'know, it would be just like a movie. Like, at first I wouldn't know what to do with her... and then I would rise to the occasion... and then I'd get a makeover... and then I'd get married!
      Phoebe: (applauding) That's a great movie!

    • Amy: I was thinking about changing her name. I'm just not really a big fan of "Emily".
      Ross: "Emma".
      Amy: (to Phoebe) Emma... Ross wants you.
      Phoebe: Phoebe!
      Amy: (whispering to Ross and Rachel) Why does she keep making that noise?

    • 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 puppy...
      Rachel: Amy, you have got to stop doing that!

    • Amy: (to Ross and Rachel) How 'bout this... If you guys die... and the crazy plate lady dies... then do I get the baby?
      Chandler: No, if crazy plate lady... (seeing Monica's scathing look) ...If Monica dies, then... I would get Emma, right?
      Rachel: Well, actually...
      Chandler: (taken aback) Actually what?
      Ross: Uh... it's just, it's just that in that case, then, um... Emma would go to my parents.
      Chandler: What?!
      Amy: Hurts, doesn't it?

    • Joey: (about Emma) Who has to die before I get her?

    • Chandler: So let me just get this straight. So, my two friends die, I get Emma... then my wife dies... then Emma, the one tiny ray of hope left in my life gets taken away from me?!
      Phoebe: (applauding) There's your movie!

    • Monica: (to Chandler) Emma is the product of a bottle of Merlot and a five year-old condom.

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • Ross: Hey, dude, you okay? Sorry about before.
      Chandler: Oh, no... 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.

    • Amy: Y'know, this is classic Rachel.
      Rachel: Yeah, right. Remember in high school when I died and didn't give you my baby?

    • Amy: (about getting Emma) This might be my one chance to have a child, Rachel. I mean, you know that I have been so busy focussing on my career...
      Rachel: What? What career?
      Amy: Um... I'm a decorator?
      Rachel(incredulous) You decorate Dad's office and now you're a decorator? Okay... I went to the zoo yesterday, now I'm a koala bear!

    • Amy: Why can't you ever be supportive?
      Rachel: Supportive? You wanna talk "supportive?" You didn't even come and visit me when I was in the hospital having the baby!
      Amy: Oh, yeah? Well, you didn't come to see me in the hospital when I was getting my lips done.
      Rachel: I did the first time!

    • Rachel: (to Amy) Do you wanna know why I'm not giving Emily to you?
      Ross: (correcting her) Emma.
      Rachel: Oh, whose side are you on?!

    • Amy: Yeah, well you know what I cannot believe? ...that my so-called sister, gets a thirty-percent discount from Ralph Lauren and I still have to pay retail?!
      Rachel: Ha-ha! It's forty-five!

    • Amy: You bitch... You just think you're so perfect... with your new baby and your small apartment... Well, let me tell you something... Your baby... isn't even that cute.
      (Rachel gasps) 
      Ross: (chastising) Too far Amy... too far!

    • Phoebe: (about Rachel and Amy fighting) Oh, my God! Shouldn't we stop this?!
      Joey: Are you outta your mind? Let's throw some Jell-o on 'em!

    • Ross: (about Chandler stopping the fight between Rachel and Amy) Dude... well done! Y'know what? If I die, and Rachel dies and Monica dies... you can totally take care of Emma.
      Chandler: Oh yeah? Well thanks.
      Ross: So, so... now do I get Joey?
      Chandler: Okay... but you should know, he eats five times a day and shoves pennies up his nose.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Rachel tells Amy that Ross has a PHD, to which Amy responds, "Ewww!". She is clearly confusing "PHD" with "STD" (Sexually Transmitted Desease).

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