Friends: Season 3, Episode 10

The One Where Rachel Quits (12 Dec. 1996)

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Ross accidentally breaks a little girl's leg and tries to help her sell boxes of cookies. Rachel quits her job at Central Perk.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Sarah Tuttle
Charla Nichols
Troop Leader
Old Woman
Gene Crane ...
Christmas Tree Customer


Ross breaks a girl's leg who was selling cookies in order to win a place at the space camp. Ross feels guilty and tries to sell 400 boxes of the cookies so the girl can win the competition. Rachel sucks at waitressing and Gunther is showing her everything again but she doesn't want to be trained in a job she hates. Rachel then quits her job at Central Perk. Phoebe is heart-broken to see all the trees "killed" to be Christmas trees. Rachel gets a new job. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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12 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In the beginning of the episode Ross is telling Chandler how to play tennis. In reality, Matthew Perry was a top-ranked junior tennis player. See more »


When Rachel's new boss is explaining about coffee, his head moves from the front to the side with no time to do so. See more »


[Ross was selling girl scout cookies]
Chandler: Tell us what happened, Brown Bird Ross.
Ross: I lost. I only got second place. This one girl gave her girl scout outfit to her 19 year old sister. She went down to the U.S.S Nimitz and sold 2000 boxes.
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Pomp and Circumstance
Written by Edward Elgar
Hummed by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc,
Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer
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The One Where Rachel Quits
27 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rachel has been working pretty long as the waitress, so it was a good time to make some changes for the character. It is actually a pretty boring part of the episode. I must say I just liked the irony of the last scene.

The story of Phobe and Christmas trees is pretty silly but very Phoebe-like. And I can somehow understand her, while I do not think that Christmas trees should fulfil their Christmas destiny I always found it sad that nature is being used just for decoration

And the best part is Ross being a Brown Bird. He is too funny in this part and I love it that he became a "Cookie Dude" at NYU.

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