Friends: Season 5, Episode 10

The One with the Inappropriate Sister (17 Dec. 1998)

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Joey's new roommate Ross is bored out of his mind, while on sabbatical, and shows absolutely not aptitude for relaxing and pranks. Phoebe is determined to 'spread joy' all over the city as ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
June Gable ...
Tom Bailey ...
The Man
Robyn Pedretti ...


Joey's new roommate Ross is bored out of his mind, while on sabbatical, and shows absolutely not aptitude for relaxing and pranks. Phoebe is determined to 'spread joy' all over the city as Santa's elf collecting for charity, but takes it too personal while many New Yorkers rather dump trash then actually donate money in the bin, thus reviving 'street Phoebe'. Joey is exasperated: even a part for an Italian Brooklyn actor his age is nailed by an unfit celebrity, so Ross makes it his mission to coach him creating his own part by writing a script; alas Chandler's idea for a self-invented game gets Joey's attention far easier. Tired of Rachel's hopelessly procrastinating 'plan' Monica plainly asks Danny 'who ignored her on purpose' to data Rachel, and he immediately accepts; she sees him kissing a girl in town, but at his apartment finds it's just his sister Krista, yet instead of relieved she is rather appalled how physically close the adult siblings still are, and the other friends ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Joey punches the wall that hasn't been spackled, and he makes a huge hole, but in the next scene the hole is gone and the wall is perfectly fine. See more »


Chandler: Great. Now we can go to the Ranger game. That was last night.
Joey: No dude, Ross tore up the tickets.
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References Good Will Hunting (1997) See more »

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Ross is not working....
25 June 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ross still lives with Chandler and Joey, but he is bored because he is not working. Joey decides to teach Ross how to give prank calls to Chandler, while Ross tries to give Joey support to write his own movie script. Joey,however, loses a lot of time playing ' fireball' with Chandler, what makes Ross stays mad, since he should be working in something that can change his life instead of playing silly games.

Phoebe wants to make something nice in Christimas and decides to help to collect donations, but she gets a lot of complaints because of her ' street Phoebe personality'.

Danny and Rachel decide to go on a date again (what makes her very happy!), but Rachel stays uncomfortable with Danny's relationship with his sister, that is very inconvenient and unappropriated for siblings. Rachel decides to show the Friends why she is annoyed with their behavior when they are together and all the Friends disapprove Danny's relationship with his sister as well.

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