Season 5 Episode 10

The One with the Inappropriate Sister

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 17, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: Up until now, the handles on Chandler and Joey's fridge were on the right side near the wall. In this episode, they're suddenly on the left. This change was likely due to the fact that in the opening scene Ross is sorting out the fridge contents, and with the door opening from the right, the audience and cameras wouldn't have had a clear view of the interior of the fridge.

    • Trivia: Phoebe's bucket signs:
      - We are not a Urinal! Happy Holidays
      - I have no Macy's info.
      - We are not a bank!
      - Please don't invade my personal space!
      - Respect the bell. No loud music! Happy Holidays

    • Continuity: Rachel says in this episode that one of her sisters has a very masculine energy. But both of her sisters, Jill from "The One with the Rachel's Sister" and Amy from "The One with the Rachel's Other Sister", are very feminine.

    • Goof: When Phoebe is being replaced at her bucket spot, she tears down a sign. When the camera angle changes, she has two signs in her hand.

    • Goof: In the apartment when Phoebe is complaining to Monica about her charity bucket, Monica grabs the bucket by the edge. After the camera angle changes twice, she is holding the bucket by the handle.

    • Magna Doodle: SHOP
      Magna Doodle: A drawing of a palm tree on an island

    • Continuity: When Danny is in his apartment and Rachel knocks on the door, you can see the door opens directly to the living room. In previous episodes, there was a wall behind Danny when seen from the hall.

    • Trivia: Joey makes another reference about Ross being more feminine then himself and Chandler, but just in different words.

    • Goof: When Chandler walks into the room and kisses Monica and then leaves, Monica starts to laugh.

    • Goof: When Rachel and Monica are talking about Danny and the girl on the subway. Rachel has tiny bits of her fringe hanging out and it moves between shots without any movement.

    • Goof: When Joey is talking to Ross about him being an actor, the shot changes and Ross is holding the beer in a different position.

    • Trivia: When the guy is walking away with the money he stole from Phoebe's charity bucket, in the background there is someone walking with a large photo of Rachel.

    • Trivia: When Phoebe is saying "Merry Christmas" in a different language, she first says "Feliz Navidad", which is Spanish. She then attempts to say it in German.

    • Goof: When Joey and Phoebe are talking to each other on the couch, Rachel tucks her hair behind her ears and in the next shot it's out of her ear without any movement.

    • Goof: When Ross sorted out the fridge, some of the food in the expired products section wasn't meant to be in the fridge.

    • Goof: When Phoebe is accepting donations outside the store and the guy tries to make change, he says, "Bite me blondie," but Phoebe is wearing a Santa hat and none of her hair is showing.

    • Goof: Joey punches the wall that hasn't been spackled and he makes a huge hole, but in the next scene the hole is gone and the wall is perfectly fine.

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: I don't have any brothers, so I don't know. But did you guys wrestle?
      Ross: Oh, yeah.
      Monica: All the time. In fact, I was undefeated.
      Ross: Well, you weighed 200 pounds.
      Monica: Still I was quick as a cat.

    • Joey: Don't you remember? We were jogging in the park, we saw that really pretty bird, and I wanted to take a picture, but I didn't have my camera.
      Chandler: Okay, first of all, chasing the churro guy is not jogging.

    • Phoebe: (Ringing a bell) Hey, you guys. Guess what?
      Chandler: The British are coming?
      Phoebe: Oh, you and your ways. (Rings the bell at him) Since it's Christmas time, I'm gonna be one of those people collecting donations. Yeah, I already have my bell and later on I get my bucket. I'm going to be out there spreading joy to the people. I mean last year I spread a little joy, but not really enough. So this year I'm going to do the whole city.
      Monica: You know, I knew a girl in high school who did that, she was very popular.
      Phoebe: Yeah, that's weird, you're starting to sound a lot like Chandler lately.
      Monica & Chandler: That is so not true.

    • Chandler: There are a few kids downstairs. Wanna give them a project? Ruin their day!
      Ross: If they have a ball, you can stick razor blades in it and make a new game called "gonna-need-stitches ball!"

    • Ross: (Rips up the tickets) Now no one's going to the game.
      Chandler: I paid for those!
      Ross: No you didn't. You said you would, but you never did.
      Chandler: Oh yeah!

    • Joey: What are you doing?
      Ross: I reorganized the fridge. See? (Points to empty bottom shelf) Bottom shelf, meats and dairy. (Points to middle shelf that only has one item) Middle shelf, fruits and vegetables. (Points to top shelf which is full of food) And top shelf, expired products!

    • Joey: How could I not get the part?! The play was about a 29 year old Italian actor from Queens!!
      Estelle: Well Talia Shine suddenly became available.
      Joey: She's a woman!
      Estelle: What can I say? She nailed it.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Estelle: Well, Talia Shire suddenly became available.

      Talia Shire is an American actress best known for her role as Adrianna Balboa in Rocky movies.

    • Ross: What about those Good Will Hunting guys? Good Will Hunting is a 1997 movie directed by Gus Van Sant about a troubled prodigy who works as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, despite the fact that his knowledge of and facility with higher mathematics far outstrips that of anyone in the university. It was written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who won Oscars for their work.