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The One with Rachel's Other Sister 

Rachel's middle sister shows up at Thanksgiving and causes arguments amongst the gang.


Kevin Bright


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

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Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller-Bing (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
Christina Applegate ... Amy Green


Its Thanksgiving Day (again) and Amy, Rachel's middle sister, shows up to spend the night with her friends. Amy is a materialist and insensitive girl, who hasn't even congratulated Rachel for Emma's birth. She asks Rachel if she can spend the day with her. Rachel agrees but knows the dinner will be a nightmare because Amy won't connect with Emma or with Rachel's friends. She's also a big-mouth who remembers Ross as a crazy guy who had a crush for Rachel, and remembers Monica as a fat girl who always was following Rachel. Before dinner, Amy comes up with a festive dilemma: if Rachel and Ross die, who will care for Emma? They tell Amy that if something like that occurs, Monica and Chandler will care for Emma. Amy gets mad with Rachel and Ross, arguing that she has never been a good sister with her. The discussion continues at dinner, where another issue begins: Monica's new china. Nobody is allow to damage Monica's china, who asks them all to be gentle with it. However, the discussion ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

21 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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One of the Best
14 June 2016 | by Shivam_MurariSee all my reviews

Amy, Rachel's other sister is a Pandora's box of laughter. Her immaturity, lack of regard for other people's feelings all wind up forming such a tight pack of laughter that make your lungs pop. The one liners and phrases like "crazy plate lady" or Amy's blatant description of Ross and Monica are purely hilarious.

Every punch in this episode cackles you up. This is one of the rare episodes in the history of World Television where the whole comedy surrounding the characters connect and there are no tributaries to the mainstream and yet they pull off a closed and neatly knit script and manage to make their audience laugh, and that very well. Easily one of the best episodes of the legendary show FRIENDS.

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