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The One Where Rosita Dies 

Rachel wants to have a place to sit in front of the TV but Joey tells her Rosita, the armchair, does not move. Rachel tries to move it anyway and breaks it in half. The Gellers sell their ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Joyce Guy ...
the Supervisor
The 'Hey Guy' Guy
Wendee Cole ...


Rachel wants to have a place to sit in front of the TV but Joey tells her Rosita, the armchair, does not move. Rachel tries to move it anyway and breaks it in half. The Gellers sell their house and Monica and Ross have to take their childhood memories home but Monica's boxes were ruined in a flood. Phoebe starts working as a telephone sales woman and talks to Earl who want to kill himself. Chandler sits in the armchair and thinks he broke it so he secretly exchanges Rosita with his chair. Meanwhile Joey and Rachel went to buy a new armchair as well so now they have two. Rachel keeps the super cool new armchair while Joey is stuck with his normal old one. When Chandler finds out he didn't break Rosita he wants to take it back but Joey broke Chandler's chair in order to get Rachel's cool chair. Phoebe talks Earl out of killing himself. Monica's dad gives her his Porsche to say that he loves her just as much as he loves Ross. Written by Anonymous

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1 February 2001 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When originally aired, the episode ran longer than usual as a promotional stunt in order to compete with Survivor. The DVD version is shorter, but the uncut version is actually the one that was originally aired. See more »


When Chandler is explaining to Rachel and Joey that he is the one who broke Rosita, when the camera is on Joey, a crew member's leg in blue jeans is visible by the kitchen counter. The camera goes back to Chandler, and then back to Joey, and the person is no longer there. See more »


Phoebe Buffay: I'm hearing what you're saying, but at our prices everyone needs toner.
Earl: Not me.
Phoebe Buffay: May I ask why?
Earl: You wanna know why. You wanna know why?
Phoebe Buffay: I surely do!
Earl: Okay, I don't need any toner because I'm going to kill myself.
Phoebe Buffay: Um... is... is that because you're out of toner?
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Joey's chair breaks
17 March 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Rachel wants to change Joey's chair from the place it usually stays to put a couch there. Joey is against this idea because he thinks ''Rosita'', his chair, stays in a perfect angle for everything, including to watch Stevie, the television. When Rachel tries to change the chair from where it is, she ends up breaking it. To compensate Joey for what she did, she brings Joey to a store to buy a new and better chair.

Chandler goes to Joey's apartment and sit on ''Rosita'', making her fall to pieces. He thinks he broke Joey's chair and changes it for his chair.

Ross and Monica are angry that their parents are going to sell their house and they didn't tell anything before to them. They go to pick their childhood stuff, but while Ross' stuff are in great condition, Monica's stuff are all rotten, because they were to used to protect Jack's Porsche from the water in the garage.

Phoebe is not receiving sufficient money from her massages, so she takes Ross' advice and try to work in the telemarketing business. She goes to to work on Empire Officers to try to sell toners, and in one of her calls, Phoebe meets Earl, a guy who is depressive and wants to kill himself.

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