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The One with the Holiday Armadillo 

Ross wants to introduce Ben to Hanukkah. In order to entice Rachel to move back into their refurbished apartment, Phoebe must drive a wedge between Rachel and current roomie Joey.

Director:

Gary Halvorson

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Cole Sprouse ... Ben Geller (as Cole Mitchell Sprouse)
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Terry Rhoads ... the Maitre D'
Sean Corvelle Sean Corvelle ... The Salesman
Barry Wiggins ... the Man
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Storyline

Phoebe brings in her late mother's Christmas memorial candy dish, shaped like a skull. Ben stays with Ross for the holidays who intends to teach his son about their Jewish heritage. He feels Ben is only exposed to Christmas traditions. Ross certainly makes his mark on Ben but the idea of a year without Santa sounds like a serious punishment. Chandler presumes that Rachel wants to stay living happily with Joey but Monica wants her to go back to Phebes so gives Joey drums to drive Rachel out. That doesn't work so they try a tarantula which scares Joey but not Rachel who had one as a kid. Chandler's wait for a restaurant table means he might miss a theater performance; tipping the host doesn't work either as he can't find the paper money. Ross, wants to surprise Ben but can't rent any Christmas suit this late, so he invents Santa's Tex-Mex friend: the Holiday Armadillo. The Armadillo explains about Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights but Chandler appears as Santa to help out Ross. Ross ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One with the Holiday Armadillo See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Magna Doodle has ducks flying up into the air with hunters hiding in the tall grass and shooting at them. See more »

Goofs

When Phoebe goes into Joey's apartment and find Rachel playing the drums, the door behind Phoebe is closed. When Phoebe leaves, after Rachel and Joey play the 'Tequila' song, the door is open again. See more »

Quotes

Ross: [enters the apartment wearing his "Christmas" costume, To Chandler dressed as Santa Clause and Monica and Ben also in the living room] I'm the Holiday Armadillo, your part "Jewish" friend.
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Connections

Referenced in Mr. Robot: eps2.7_init_5.fve (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Have a Little Dreidel
(uncredited)
Music by Samuel E. Goldfarb
Lyrics by Samuel S. Grossman
Performed by David Schwimmer
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