Friends Season 10 Episode 15: The One where Estelle Dies.
Chandler: How did the job stuff go?
Rachel: He offered me one.
Ross: You know what? This calls for a bottle of Israel's finest.
Rachel: The job is in Paris.
Rachel: Oh, God! Please, somebody say something.
Ross: So if you take this job you'll be, you'll be moving to Paris?
Chandler: Or facing a bitch of a commute.
Rachel: I know, it's huge, and it's scary, and it's...really far, far away from you guys, but this is such an incredible opportunity for me. And I've already talked to them about our situation with Emma, and they said they'll do whatever we need to make us feel comfortable.
Rachel: I mean, I'll fly back and forth, they'll fly you out...Anything we want.
Chandler: My boss said I might be getting a new lamp in my cubicle.
Ross: All right, we'll work it out.
Rachel: Oh thank you! Thank you!
Ross: You sure this is what you want?
Rachel: I think it is.
Phoebe: Ooh, what's going on?
Rachel: I got a really incredible job offer.
Joey: Hey, great! All right!
Phoebe: Good for you!
Rachel: It's in Paris.
Joey: What? No, no, no! No, no...no...no, no...No, too much is changing, ok? First, Phoebe getting married. Congratulations! and then, and these two move into a stupid house in the stupid suburbs...
Monica: Hey, this afternoon you said you'd be supportive.
Joey: Well, it comes and goes. I wouldn't trust it.
Rachel: Well you guys, this is really, really important to me. And it means a lot if you could try to get on board.
Phoebe: Of course we can. Congratulations.
Rachel: Thank you.
Joey: No no, no, no, no. My hugs are reserved for people staying in America!
Rachel: Joey, it would mean so...
Joey: Hey! No! Get your France-going-arms away from me.
Phoebe: You ok with this?
Chandler: Well, it makes me feel sad, but...
Phoebe: Talking to Ross.
Chandler: I see.
Ross: Oh. Rachel moving to another country? Not being able to see her every day. How...how can I be ok with this?
Monica: I know, but what are we gonna do? She really needs this job.
Ross: Do you think if uh, if the Ralph Lauren people offered her her old job back, she would take it?
Monica: How is that gonna happen?
Chandler: Is this the best way to use one of your three magic wishes?
Ross: I, I don't know. I could talk to her boss. Yeah! I, I met him at that Christmas party. Um, we-we really hit it off.
Monica: You mean the guy who kept calling you Ron?
Ross: I didn't say we were brothers.
Joey: Technically this is not a hug!
Gunther: You read the obituaries?
Phoebe: Uh, yeah, well, I...I got a few curses on people. I just like to see how they're coming.
Monica: Hey, Phoebe.
Monica: Hey, all right. The house next door to the one that we're buying in Westchester? Just went on the market. I wanna take a look at it, but Chandler doesn't.
Chandler: We close escrow tomorrow, so seeing another house can only confuse us, and we're easily confused. We're not very bright.
Monica: But what if it is better than ours? Should we at least look?
Chandler: What'd you think Pheebs?
Phoebe: Well, I think that shirt makes you look like you should work at a Baskin Robbins. Anyway. Hey, isn't Joey's agent Estelle Leonard?
Phoebe: She died.
Chandler: You're kidding!
Monica: That's terrible!
Phoebe: Yeah, last Saturday. Wow! She was the first black man to fly solo across the Atlantic. Oh, wait a minute, I read the wrong one.
Chandler: Oh yeah?
Phoebe: Yeah, she was just an agent.
Monica: Joey's gonna be so upset.
Chandler: I know. He always wanted to be the first black man to cross the Atlantic.
Phoebe: Well, we cannot tell Joey about this. He's already flipping out about everything that's changing. This...this'll push him over the edge.
Monica: Seriously, you don't think we should tell him?
Phoebe: Well, not for a little while. Let's just give him a few days to get used to everything else.
Monica: What if he reads it in the paper?
Chandler: Unless Snoopy says it to Charlie Brown, I think we're ok.
Mr.Zelner: May I help you?
Ross: Yeah, I'm a friend of Rachel Green's. Uhm, actually we...we met at the Christmas party about two years ago.
Mr.Zelner: Oh right, Don?
Ross: Close. Ron.
Mr.Zelner: Uh, what can I do for you?
Ross: Uhm, well, I'm here to see if...if you'll give Rachel her job back.
Mr.Zelner: Ah, did she ask you to come here and do this?
Ross: Oh, no. At first I have to get you to agree. Then we'll see if she wants to come back.
Mr.Zelner: Wow, that is tempting.
Ross: Look, she loved her job here. And let's face it: you're not gonna find anyone who did it as well as she did it. Isn't that true?
Mr.Zelner: She is good!
Ross: Huh, I took a shot there.
Mr.Zelner: But I'm sorry. There's nothing I can do. Ah, it's not true, there's...there's nothing I want to do.
Ross: I see. Thanks very much.
Ross: Is this your son?
Mr.Zelner: Yeah, his name is Ross.
Ross: Uh, nothing, it's just, it's uh, it's close to Ron. Does he um...Does little Ross like dinosaurs by any chance?
Mr.Zelner: Yeah, they're all he talks about, why?
Ross: How would he like to come with me to the Museum of Natural History after everyone else has left, just the two of us, and, and he can touch anything he wants... I just heard it how you must've heard it and that's not good. Uhm, let me start again. I'm a paleontologist, eh, you'll be there with us, and the touching refers only to bones. fossils!
Mr.Zelner: You can really arrange that?
Ross: You let Rachel come back, and it's done.
Mr.Zelner: Well, I guess having Rachel back wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
Ross: Yeah! Yes! Thank you! This is great. Thank you so much. And I swear, your, your kid is gonna have the time of his life.
Mr.Zelner: That's great. I worry about little Ross. He's-he's always reading, he's collecting rocks and he's obsessed with dinosaurs.
Ross: He'll be fine.
Joey: Hey Pheebs.
Phoebe: Hey. Everything ok?
Joey: Just mad at my agent.
Phoebe: Estelle? Why?
Joey: There's a part in a TV movie that I would be perfect for and I didn't even be put up for it! She'd better have a good reason.
Phoebe: I'm...I'm guessing she does.
Joey: Yeah. Well...I wanna hear it, because she keeps doing this.
Phoebe: Well, no, no, wait, wait, wait. All right, I gotta go. Just listen. Promise me, that you will wait a minute before you call her.
Joey: Ok. Why?
Phoebe: Because a promise between friends means never having to give a reason.
Joey: I love that saying!
Phoebe: Joey, it's Estelle.
Joey: I was just gonna call you! That's weird.
Phoebe-Estelle: It's a little coincidental, but believable...Listen, I'm sure you're wondering why I didn't get you an audition for that TV movie.
Joey: Yeah, actually I am!
Phoebe-Estelle: I guess I dropped the ball there. Whoopsie!
Joey: That's it? You know, it seems all you do lately is drop the ball.
Phoebe-Estelle: Don't take that tone with me. Who you think you are? Alan Lemond, the first black man to fly solo across the Atlantic?
Joey: No, no, look. All I'm saying is you're my agent, ok? And you're not getting me into any auditions and I'm tired of it.
Phoebe-Estelle: What're you saying?
Joey: I'm saying that. This isn't working for me anymore, ok? Estelle, you're fired. Goodbye.
Phoebe: Man, tough week for Estelle!
Ross: Emma left her stuffed T. rex at my house. You know she can't sleep without it.
Rachel: Oh, well, she's asleep now. Stop forcing that thing on her.
Rachel: Oh, you're not gonna believe what happened to me today! Ralph Lauren called, and gave me my job back!
Rachel: All right, it was so weirdest thing. They fired me and then out of nowhere they just hire me back! I mean, that place must just've been falling apart without me.
Ross: So, you...you're not going to Paris.
Rachel: No, I'm still going.
Rachel: Well, when, when the Louis Vuitton people found out that Ralph Lauren wanted me back, the offered me more money! Isn't that great?
Monica: Hi. We're buying the house next door, and we were wondering if we could just take a look around.
Lady: Oh, sure. I'm showing it to someone else right now, but please, look around.
Chandler: It feels like we're cheating on our house. And if we're gonna cheat, shouldn't it be with like a hot, younger house, that does stuff that our house won't do?
Monica: Ours is so much better! This living room is smaller, the dining room looks like a cave! Uh, what a hole!
Lady: So? What'd you think?
Monica: Love it!
Lady: Well, we already have one offer on it, and I think the lady upstairs is going to make another one.
Monica: They could be our neighbors, what-what're they like?
Lady: Oh, the woman upstairs is very nice. She and her husband have two kids, uh, he's on Wall Street and she's on...
Janice: Oh my God!
Phoebe: Hey Joey, you wanna come with me to...are you ok?
Joey: Yeah, I just...I just feel bad about firing Estelle. This's gotta be killing her.
Phoebe: No, that wouldn't kill her. Coronary embolism might.
Joey: I don't know. She's got to be taking it hard, I was like her only client. Except for this guy who eats paper. And I'm guessing he eats more money than he makes. Look, I know she's not a great agent, but she did stick with me for ten years. I'm gonna call her and hire her again.
Phoebe: No, no, no! You don't, don't call her! You wait for her to call you.
Phoebe: Because patience is the road to understanding which...is the key, to a happy heart.
Joey: You blow me away.
Phoebe: All right, so promise you're gonna wait for her to call you?
Joey: I promise.
Joey: And that means, never having to give a reason.
Janice: What a small world!
Chandler: And yet I never run into Beyonce!
Realtor: You two know each other?
Janice: Oh, we go way back. Before Monica made an honest man out of him, Chandler used to be my little love muffin!
Chandler: Don't judge me.
Monica: Why not? I do.
Janice: So? Are you guys thinking of getting this house too? Ooh! Are we gonna have a bidding war? I'd better warn you, I'm a toughie.
Chandler: Don't, don't! Don't, don't do that.
Monica: No, actually, we're buying the house next door.
Chandler: What? Why? !
Monica: I don't know why.
Janice: Ooh, that decides it then. I was on the fence. But knowing that you two would be our neighbors? Ah! now we have to get it! Ellen, we're gonna talk numbers.
Chandler: This can not be happening!
Monica: Ok, the realtor said another couple made an offer. Maybe the Janice's won't get it! Maybe the other couple will.
Chandler: The only way that that is going to happen, is if the other couple are the Hitlers.
Monica: Ok, Ok, All right. What if we got both houses? Huh? We can turn this house into a guest house.
Chandler: That is a great idea! And by the way, I don't mean to sound distasteful, but when did you start crapping money? !
Monica: Ok, you come up with an idea.
Chandler: Alright alright alright, we still have three hours till escrow closes on our house. We can still get out.
Monica: But we love our house.
Chandler: Will we love it so much with her next door? And she's gonna be louder out here too. Just the, just the crickets and "Oh My God"!
Monica: Ok, but if we don't get this house, she's still gonna show up wherever we go! I mean, at least if she's here, it eliminates the element of surprise. I mean, never again will you have to hear the three words that make your balls jump back up inside your body.
Chandler: Well, we have to do something. We can't have her living next door. Oh, that does it too.
Mr.Zelner: Who is it?
Ross: It's me. Ron. Look, I um, I know Rachel turned you down but I think there is a way you might be able to get her to come back.
Mr.Zelner: This may surprise you, but re-hiring fired employees, is not my main job.
Ross: Just hear me out. How would you feel, about offering her a raise?
Mr.Zelner: Not good, Ron.
Ross: Perhaps I can persuade you. What if you can give your son this genuine pterodactyl egg replica.
Mr.Zelner: Wow, that's uh, that's pretty cool.
Ross: Huh? So? We have a deal?
Mr.Zelner: Ok, you got it.
Ross: Yes! yes!
Mr.Zelner: This is gonna make me very popular.
Ross: Oh, Believe me, the ladies, they love it!
Mr.Zelner: I meant with my son.
Ross: Good, 'cause the ladies, not so much.
Answering machine: Joey, this is Al Zebooker, the guy who eats paper. I'm sure you've heard that Estelle passed away. I wanted to let you know there's a memorial for her at the Westside chapel, tomorrow at ten. Hope you can make it.
Joey: Oh my God.
Phoebe: Joey, it's Estelle.
Phoebe: Yeah, I wanted to call and tell you that there's no hard feelings for firing me.
Joey: Okay. I just, I can't believe you're calling me.
Phoebe: Well, I didn't think I should just drop by. Joey: No, no, no! Don't drop by, don't drop by! No, no, no, no.
Phoebe: Anyway, you did what you had to do. I'm ok.
Joey: Can I ask you something? Uhm, what's it like there?
Phoebe: It's alright. Look kiddo, I gotta go. Good luck with the career. You're gonna be huge.
Joey: Thanks for everything Estelle. Bye. "out of area". Boy, I'll say.
Janice: Well...I just talked to Sid, we are definitely putting in an offer on the house and I'll bet we get it.
Chandler: The Hitlers will be so disappointed.
Janice: All right, I...I gotta run. Tell Monica I say goodbye. And...I'll see you later, neighbor.
Chandler: Wait! I just want you to know that...I'm so happy you're going to be here.
Janice: Oh, me too!
Chandler: Because...that way...we can pick up where we left off.
Chandler: I never stopped loving you.
Chandler: Yeah, yeah, yeah! I want you...I need you...I must have you Janice Litman Goralnik Neihosenstein.
Janice: Chandler, what're you talking about?
Chandler: Now that you live next door, we can be together every day. Sid and Monica never have to know a thing.
Janice: I don't know what to say. I mean, you know, obviously, we have this...heat between us.
Janice: But I love my husband. And I know you love your wife. Now, I...I don't think we should get this house now.
Chandler: Don't say that. Don't tangle the dream and take it away.
Janice: Chandler, one of us has got to be strong.
Chandler: I understand.
Janice: Although, maybe just, one last moment of weakness.
Janice: Goodbye, Chandler Bing.
Chandler: They're never coming down now.
Rachel: You are never going to believe what happened to me today.
Rachel: Ralph Lauren called again and they offered me more money.
Ross: They did?
Rachel: Yes. It was the weirdest thing. Zelner called me and he said we'll do everything we can to get you back. And that I should thank some Ron. I don't even know what department that guy is in.
Ross: So, what're, what're you gonna do?
Rachel: Well, I took it.
Ross: That's great! So you're staying in New York!
Ross: You're...you're excited, right?
Rachel: Yeah. Yeah! You know, the money's great. It's certainly the easier choice.
Rachel: But, you know, was I looking forward to going to Paris. Sure. You know, was I excited about working in the fashion capital of the world. Ooh, absolutely. Ohh! Yeah, but you know, this is...it's fine. I'm fine going back to a job where I've pretty much gotten everything out of that I possibly can...
Ross: I hadn't know you, I had no idea you were, you were so excited about Paris. Uhm, I mean, you-you said you were scared.
Rachel: Well yeah, but I mean, it was good scared though, you know? I mean, I...Like when I moved to New York scared. Or uh, when I found out I was gonna have Emma scared...But this is...fine. This is gonna be good.
Ross: You should go.
Ross: It's what you want. You should go.
Rachel: You really think so?
Ross: I really do.
Rachel: But I already told Zelner that I would come back.
Ross: I'm sure he'll understand.
Rachel: All right. All right! I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna go to Paris.
Rachel: Yeah! I'm going to Paris. Thank you, Ross!
Ross: Yeah, yeah, oh!
Rachel: Oh! Oh, I'm so happy.
Ross: Then I'm happy too.
Joey: Thank you all for coming. We're here today to pay respects to a wonderful agent and a beautiful woman...inside. As Estelle's only two clients we would like to say a few words. Dude, where's my speech? That is entertaining. Al Zebooker everybody.