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The One with the Inappropriate Sister 

A bored Ross wreaks havoc in Chandler and Joey's lives. Rachel is uncomfortable with Danny's unusually close relationship with his sister. Phoebe runs into trouble whilst collecting donations for the poor during Christmas.


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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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Comedy | Romance


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17 December 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Phoebe inspects the coins in the hand of donor, she verbally rejects a Canadian coin, but then she appears to toss that very coin into the donation "bucket". 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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The One with the Inappropriate Sister
13 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story with the sister shows once again how prude and close minded they all are. Sure the part at the end where they are taking a bath together is a bit too much, but all the things before were nothing special. I seriously feel my grandma has less old fashioned views than them. No wonder the Street Phoebe wouldn't be friends with them

And the story about Phoebe was just hilarious.First all the people being jerks and how it made her mad. This made it all look so much fun! All those signs at the bucket, how she was all mean to the people including the old lady, I would like to see more of that Phoebe, she is wonderful

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