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The One Where Old Yeller Dies

‘The One Where Old Yeller Dies’

Season 2, Episode 20 -  Aired April 4, 1996

Phoebe starts questioning everywhing when she learns that her mother stopped her from seeing the tragic ending to the film Old Yeller. Meanwhile, Monica is jealous when Richard starts hanging out with Chandler and Joey, while Ross looks after Ben for a whole weekend.

Quote from Chandler

Richard: Could that shot be any prettier?
Joey: Man, you are incredible.
Richard: Well, we had a table in college.
Chandler: Really? I didn't know they had foosball in the 1800s.
Richard: Nice mustache, by the way. When puberty hits, that thing's really going to kick in.


Quote from Carol

Carol: See, actually he is getting closer on the talking thing. He can't quite say "mama" yet, but once he said "Yemen."

Quote from Ross

Ross: Look, it's the artist formerly known as Chandler.
Chandler: I'm just trying something here, you know?
Monica: Joey, why didn't you grow a mustache?
Joey: We flipped for it. I got the cigar, he got the mustache. We figured if we both grew them, we'd look like dorks.
Ross: Yeah, you really sidestepped that land mine.

Quote from Phoebe

Monica: You wanna feel better?
Phoebe: Here. Watch this.
Phoebe: "It's a Wonderful Life." Yes, I've heard of this.
Monica: So you can't lose. It's there in the title. Wonderfulness is baked right in.
Phoebe: Please, I almost fell for that with Pride of the Yankees. I thought I was going to see a film about Yankee pride. But then boom! The guy gets Lou Gehrig's disease.
Richard: Uh, the guy was Lou Gehrig. Didn't you kind of see it coming?

Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: Hey, what you guys doing?
Richard: Monica's making us watch Old Yeller.
Phoebe: Why are you guys so upset? It's Old Yeller. It's a happy movie.
Rachel: What?
Ross: What are you talking about?
Phoebe: Come on. Happy family gets a dog. Frontier fun.
Ross: Yeah, but Pheebs, what about the end?
Phoebe: What, when Yeller saves the family and everyone's happy?
Rachel: That's not the end.
Phoebe: Yeah-huh. That's when my mother would shut off the TV and say, "The end."
Monica: What about when he has rabies?
Phoebe: He doesn't have rabies. He has babies. That's what my mom said.
Richard: Phoebe, I don't think your mom would want you to see what's about to happen.
Phoebe: Why? What's about to happen? I've never seen this part before; Hey, Travis, what you doing with that gun? Oh, no. No, no, Travis, put down the gun. No, no, he's your buddy. He's your Yeller. No! No, no. The end! The end! Okay, what kind of a sick doggy snuff film is this?

Quote from Ross

Rachel: Okay, listen. What we have is amazing. But I do not want everything decided for me. I spent my whole life like that. It's what I had with Barry. That was one of the reasons I left. I like not knowing right now. Sorry if that scares you, but if you wanna be with me, you're gonna have to deal with that.
Ross: Okay, fine.
Rachel: Thank you.
Ross: We're not done.
Rachel: I did not know that.
Ross: Okay, you're going to have to understand you're with a guy who's not going to stop planning his future with you because he knows we're gonna end up together. And if that scares you, tough! Because you're gonna have to deal with that.
Rachel: I will.
Ross: Good, because I love you.
Rachel: Oh, yeah? Well, I love you too.
Ross: Well, that's the first time we've said that.
Rachel: Yes, it is.
Ross: Well, I'm gonna kiss you.
Rachel: Well, you better.

Quote from Susan

Ross: I'm so sick of missing stuff. I want him for more than a day. I want him for a whole weekend. No, listen. I feel-
Susan: Fine.
Carol: That would be great.
Ross: Really? I had a whole speech prepared.
Susan: Oh, shoot, that would've been fun.

Quote from Susan

Monica: So your first whole weekend without Ben, what are you guys going to doing?
Carol: We're going down to colonial Williamsburg.
Susan: Yeah, a woman I went to college just became the first female blacksmith down there.
Ross: Well, you know, they're a little behind the times in colonial Williamsburg.

Quote from Phoebe

Phoebe: Thanks for the great movie tip.
Monica: Did you like it?
Phoebe: Oh, yeah. I don't know if I was happier when George Bailey destroyed the business or Donna Reed cried or when the mean pharmacist made his ear bleed.
Monica: All right, I'll give you the ear thing, but didn't you think the ending was pretty wonderful?
Phoebe: I didn't watch the ending. I was too depressed. It just kept getting worse and worse. It should've been called: "It's a Sucky Life, And Just When You Think It Can't Suck Anymore, It Does!"

Quote from Joey

Monica: Hey, have you guys eaten? Because Richard and l just finished, and we've got leftovers. Chicken and potatoes. What am I wearing? Actually, nothing but rubber gloves.
[Chandler, on the phone, and Joey rush into the apartment]
Joey: You know, one of these times, you'll going to really be naked and we're not going to come over.

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