Friends: Season 10, Episode 5

The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits (30 Oct. 2003)

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Rachel's sister Amy comes to visit and moves in with her and Joey. Monica and Chandler let Joey write a letter of recommendation for them for the adoption agency. Phoebe accidentally ruins Mike's proposal.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)


Monica and Chandler let Joey write a letter of recommendation for adoption, but they find out that he sent the letter written in crayon. The adoption agency thinks a kid wrote it. Rachel's sister, Amy, visits again, and moves in with Joey and Rachel. Phoebe keeps ruining Mike's chances of proposing. While watching Emma, Amy gets Emma's ears pierced. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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30 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Amy makes a comment about Jill getting fat in the ass and face, which is an in joke, as Reese Witherspoon was pregnant at the time of the episode shooting. See more »


Ross enters Central Perk. He finds his friends plus, Amy and Emma. Ross is heard saying, "Hi Emma," but his lips don't match the audio greeting. See more »


Joey: Hey, finished my recommendation.
[He hands it over to Chandler]
Joey: Here. And I think you'll be very, very happy. It's the longest I ever spent on a computer without looking at porn.
Chandler: [reading] I don't... uh... understand.
Joey: Some of the words are a little too sophisticated for ya?
Monica: It doesn't make any sense.
Joey: Of course it does! It's smart! I used the the-saurus!
Chandler: On *every* word?
Joey: Yep!
Monica: Alright, what was this sentence originally?
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The One With The Letter Of Recommendation...
28 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really think this episode is very funny. It's nice to see one of Rachel's sisters again, since I think they were both great guest roles.

In this episode, Joey writes a letter of recommendation for Chandler and Monica, for the adoption agency. After they find out that Joey wrote the letter in crayon and sent it in, they start top worry. And the adoption agency thinks a child wrote it, which could go in their favor. Meanwhile, Rachel's sister Amy, moves in with her and Joey. But then when Amy is babysitting Emma, she gets Emma's ears pierced. I personally hate this because what if that child would grow up to never want pierced ears, now she has them for life and she didn't even get a choice. Also, Phoebe keeps accidentally ruining Mike's attempts at proposing.

Special Guest Star: Christina Applegate.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Amazing.

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