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 date 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 ...
Did You Know?
When Monica and Rachel are reading Joey's play at the end of the episode, on Monica's piece of paper you can see one of Rachel's lines that says "Tiffany, if you sat on my lap, I would be able to fully appreciate how great you smell." See more
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
The charity's on fire!
References Good Will Hunting