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The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits 

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



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


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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1.33 : 1
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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 »


Amy Green: [offended] Hey, you know what? This kid needs me, okay? She needs to have a cool fun aunt.
Monica: [argumentatively] I'm a cool fun aunt!
Amy Green: [rolling her eyes] Okay...
Chandler: Hey! Monica can be cool and fun at organized indoor events.
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References Erin Brockovich (2000) See more »

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The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits
13 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

And we get to see Amy again. She is great in this episode. When she says that she will marry Maryel and look for Mr. Right it is absolutely hilarious. So is her idea to become a stylist for babies. To help them accessorise, look slimmer etc.

Joey's letter is awesome as well. I especially like the one where he wrote a Thessaurus to make himself sound smart so that the letter didn't even make any sense

The whole idea of Mike proposing was pretty fun, although I did find the reactions to Phoebe's proposal very sexist. So back in the days it would be possible for such a nasty comment like the announcer made? I would assume these days he would get fired

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