Season 7 Episode 10

The One with the Holiday Armadillo

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 14, 2000 on NBC

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  • A fun, cleverly done episode.

    This episode is one of the rare episodes that allows Ben to be a little more than just a cameo character, as this episode's best storyline revolves around Ben. While taking Monica out to dinner, Chandler learns that their restaurant reservations were messed up and Monica persuades Chandler to tip in order to get a table. Unfortunately for Monica, Chandler doesn't know how to tip and boggles up every opportunity that he has. Phoebe is desperately trying to get Rachel to move in to her new apartment with her, and in order to do so, she must get Rachel to want to move out of Joey's apartment. She buys Joey a new drum set and a pet tarantula in hopes of freaking Rachel out, but both plans seem to backfire. Meanwhile, Ross is having issues trying to get Ben excited about Hanukkah, and in a last minute effort to divert Ben's attention from Christmas and Santa, he rents an armadillo costume and poses as the "Holiday Armadillo," Santa's part Jewish friend. This episode is just a lot of fun to watch, particularly seeing Ross dressed as the armadillo, and a few surprise costumes by Chandler and Joey.