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Friends: The One Where Estelle Dies

1015. The One Where Estelle Dies

Aired April 22, 2004

With Joey feeling overwhelmed by the recent changes in his life, Phoebe decides not to tell him that his agent, Estelle, has passed away. When Chandler and Monica view the house next door to their new property, they are shocked by a potential buyer who could become their neighbor. Meanwhile, Ross goes to extreme lengths to keep Rachel from taking a job in Paris.

Quote from Chandler

Janice: What a small world!
Chandler: And yet I never run into Beyoncé.

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Quote from Janice

Ellen: You two know each other?
Janice: Oh, we go way back. Before Monica made an honest man out of him, Chandler used to be my little love muffin. [laughs]

Quote from Ross

Ross: I don't know. I could talk to her boss. Yeah, I met him at that Christmas party. We really hit it off.
Monica: You mean the guy who kept calling you Ron?
Ross: I didn't say we were brothers!

Quote from Ross

Mr. Zelner: But I'm sorry. There's nothing I can do. Ah, it's not true, there is nothing I want to do.
Ross: I see. Thanks very much.
Mr. Zelner: Mm-hmm.
Ross: Is this your son?
Mr. Zelner: Yeah, his name is Ross. What?
Ross: Oh, nothing. It's just, it's close to Ron. Does he- Does little Ross like dinosaurs by any chance?
Mr. Zelner: Yeah, they're all he talks about, why?
Ross: How would he like to come with me to the Museum of Natural History after everyone else has left just the two of us, and he can touch anything he wants. I just heard it how you must have heard it and that's not good. Let me start again. I'm a paleontologist. You'll be there with us. And the touching refers only to bones- Fossils!

Quote from Chandler

Chandler: We still have three hours till escrow closes on our house. We can still get out.
Monica: But we love our house.
Chandler: Will we love it so much with her next door? And she's gonna be louder out here too. Just the crickets and "Oh, my God!"

Quote from Chandler

Ross: Well, Rachel moving to another country? Not being able to see her every day. How can I be okay with this?
Monica: I know, but what are we gonna do? She really needs this job.
Ross: Do you think if the Ralph Lauren people offered her her old job back, she would take it?
Monica: How is that gonna happen?
Chandler: Is this the best way to use one of your three magic wishes?

Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: Hey, isn't Joey's agent Estelle Leonard?
Chandler: Yeah.
Phoebe: She died.
Chandler: You're kidding.
Monica: That's terrible.
Phoebe: Yeah, last Saturday. Wow. She was the first black man to fly solo across the Atlantic. Oh, wait a minute, I read the wrong one.
Chandler: Oh yeah?
Phoebe: Yeah, she was just an agent.

Quote from Chandler

Monica: Joey's gonna be so upset.
Chandler: I know. He always wanted to be the first black man to cross the Atlantic.

Quote from Chandler

Phoebe: Well, we cannot tell Joey about this. He's already flipping out about everything that's changing. This will push him over the edge.
Monica: Seriously, you don't think we should tell him?
Phoebe: Well, not for a little while. Let's just give him a few days to get used to everything else.
Monica: What if he reads it in the paper?
Chandler: Unless Snoopy says it to Charlie Brown, I think we're okay.

Quote from Ross

Mr. Zelner: May I help you?
Ross: Yeah, I'm a friend of Rachel Green's. Um, actually we met at the Christmas party about two years ago.
Mr. Zelner: Oh, right. Um, Don?
Ross: Close. Ron.

Quote from Ross

Mr. Zelner: What can I do for you?
Ross: Um, well I'm here to see if you'll give Rachel her job back.
Mr. Zelner: Ah, did she ask you to come here and do this?
Ross: Oh, no. First I have to get you to agree. Then we'll see if she wants to come back.
Mr. Zelner: Wow, that is tempting.
Ross: Look, she loved her job here. And let's face it you're not gonna find anyone who did it as well as she did it. Isn't that true?
Mr. Zelner: She is good.
Ross: Huh, I took a shot there.

Quote from Ross

Mr. Zelner: You can really arrange that?
Ross: You let Rachel come back, and it's done.
Mr. Zelner: Well, I guess having Rachel back wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
Ross: Yeah. Yes. Thank you. This is great. Thank you so much. And I swear, your kid is going to have the time of his life.
Mr. Zelner: That's great. I worry about little Ross. He's always reading, he's collecting rocks and he's obsessed with dinosaurs.
Ross: He'll be fine.

Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: Everything okay?
Joey: I'm just mad at my agent.
Phoebe: Estelle? Why?
Joey: There's a part in this TV movie that I would be perfect for and I didn't even be put up for it. She better have a good reason.
Phoebe: I'm guessing she does.

Quote from Phoebe

Joey: Hello?
Phoebe: [as Estelle] Joey, it's Estelle.
Joey: I was just gonna call you. That's weird.
Phoebe: It's a little coincidental, but believable. Listen, I'm sure you're wondering why I didn't get you an audition for that TV movie.
Joey: Yeah, actually I am.
Phoebe: I guess I dropped the ball there. Whoopsie!
Joey: That's it? You know, it seems all you do lately is drop the ball.
Phoebe: Don't take that tone with me. Who you think you are? Alan Lemon, the first black man to fly solo across the Atlantic?
Joey: No, no, look. All I'm saying is that you're my agent, okay? And you're not getting me into any auditions and I'm tired of it.
Phoebe: What are you saying?
Joey: I'm saying that this isn't working for me anymore, okay? Estelle, you're fired. Goodbye.
Phoebe: Man, tough week for Estelle.

Quote from Ross

Rachel: Oh, you're not gonna believe what happened to me today. Ralph Lauren called, and gave me my job back.
Ross: No!
Rachel: Yeah, I mean, it was the weirdest thing. They fired me and then out of nowhere they just hire me back. I mean, that place must have been falling apart without me.
Ross: So, you're not going to Paris?
Rachel: No, I'm still going.
Ross: Wh- Wh- What?
Rachel: Well, when the Louis Vuitton people found out that Ralph Lauren wanted me back, they offered me more money! Isn't that great?
Ross: Yay!

Quote from Chandler

Monica: Ours is so much better. This living room is smaller. The dining room looks like a cave. What a hole!
Ellen: So? What do you think?
Monica: Love it!
Ellen: Well, we already have one offer on it and I think the lady upstairs is going to make another one.
Monica: They could be our neighbors, what are they like?
Ellen: Oh, the woman upstairs is very nice. She and her husband have two kids, he's on Wall Street and she-
Janice: Oh, my God!
Chandler: Sure.

Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: Hey Joey, want come with me to- Are you okay?
Joey: Yeah, I just- I just feel bad about firing Estelle. This has got to be killing her.
Phoebe: No, that wouldn't kill her. A coronary embolism might.

Quote from Joey

Joey: I don't know. She's got to be taking it hard, I was like her only client. Except for this guy who eats paper. And I'm guessing he eats more money than he makes.

Quote from Phoebe

Joey: Look, I know she's not a great agent, but she did stick with me for ten years. I'm gonna call her and hire her again.
Phoebe: No, no, no. Don't call her. You wait for her to call you.
Joey: Why?
Phoebe: Because patience is the road to understanding. Which is the key to a happy heart.
Joey: You blow me away.

Quote from Janice

Janice: So? Are you guys thinking of getting this house too? Ooh! Are we gonna have a bidding war? I'd better warn you, I'm a toughie. [laughs]

Quote from Janice

Monica: No, actually, we're buying the house next door.
[Janice gasps]
Chandler: Why!?
Monica: I don't know why.
Janice: Oh, that decides it then. I was on the fence. But knowing that you two would be our neighbors? Ah! Now we have to get it. Ellen, we're going to talk numbers. [laughs]

Quote from Chandler

Chandler: This can not be happening.
Monica: Okay, the realtor said another couple made an offer. Maybe the Janices won't get it. Maybe the other couple will.
Chandler: The only way that that is going to happen is if the other couple are the Hitlers!

Quote from Chandler

Monica: Okay. Okay. All right. What if we got both houses? Huh? We could turn this house into a guest house.
Chandler: That is a great idea. And by the way, I don't mean to sound distasteful, but when did you start crapping money?

Quote from Monica

Monica: Okay, but if we don't get this house, she's still gonna show up wherever we go. I mean, at least if she's here, it eliminates the element of surprise. I mean, never again will you have to hear the three words that make your balls jump back up inside your body.

Quote from Ross

Mr. Zelner: Who is it?
Ross: It's me. Ron. Look, I- Um, I now Rachel turned you down but I think there is a way you might be able to get her to come back.
Mr. Zelner: This may surprise you but re-hiring fired employees is not my main job.
Ross: Just hear me out. How would you feel about offering her a raise?
Mr. Zelner: Not good, Ron.
Ross: Perhaps I can persuade you. What if you can give your son this genuine pterodactyl egg replica.
Mr. Zelner: Wow, that's pretty cool.
Ross: Huh? So? We have a deal?
Mr. Zelner: Okay, you got it.
Ross: Yes. Yes.
Mr. Zelner: This is gonna make me very popular.
Ross: Oh. Believe me, the ladies, they love it.
Mr. Zelner: I meant with my son.
Ross: Good, because the ladies, not so much.

Quote from Joey

Joey: Hello?
Phoebe: [as Estelle] Joey, it's Estelle.
Joey: Estelle?
Phoebe: Yeah, I wanted to call and tell you that there's no hard feelings for firing me.
Joey: ... Okay. I just- I can't believe you're calling me?
Phoebe: Well, I didn't think I should just drop by-
Joey: No, no, no! Don't drop by! Don't drop by.
Phoebe: Anyway, you did what you had to do. I'm okay.
Joey: Can I ask you something? Um, what's it like there?
Phoebe: It's alright. Look kiddo, I gotta go. Good luck with the career. You're gonna be huge.
Joey: Thanks for everything Estelle. Bye. "Out of area." Boy, I'll say.

Quote from Chandler

Chandler: Wait! I just want you to know that I'm so happy you're going to be here.
Janice: Oh, me too. [laughs]
Chandler: Because that way we can pick up where we left off.
Janice: Huh?
Chandler: I never stopped loving you.
Janice: Oh my-
Chandler: Yeah, yeah, yeah! I want you. I need you. I must have you, Janice Litman-Goralnik née Hosenstein.
Janice: Chandler, what are you talking about?
Chandler: Now that you live next door, we can be together every day. Sid and Monica never have to know a thing.
Janice: I don't know what to say. I mean, you know, obviously we have this heat between us.
Chandler: Obviously.
Janice: But I love my husband. And I know you love your wife. Now, I don't think we should get this house now.
Chandler: Don't say that. Don't tangle the dream and take it away.
Janice: Chandler, one of us has got to be strong.
Chandler: I understand.
Janice: Although, maybe just one last moment of weakness. [Janice kisses Chandler] Goodbye, Chandler Bing.
Chandler: They're never coming down now.

Quote from Rachel

Rachel: You are never going to believe what happened to me today.
Ross: What?
Rachel: Ralph Lauren called again and they offered me more money.
Ross: They did?
Rachel: Yes. It was the weirdest thing. Zelner called me and he said we will do everything we can to get you back. And that I should thank some Ron. I don't even know what department that guy's in.

Quote from Janice

Janice: All right, I got to run. Tell Monica I say goodbye. And I'll see you later, neighbor. [laughs]


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