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The One Where Rachel Quits 

Ross accidentally breaks a little girl's leg and tries to help her sell boxes of cookies which recreates Monica's childhood fixation. Rachel quits her job at Central Perk and Joey's Christmas tree selling conflicts with Phoebe's principles.


Terry Hughes


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Mae Whitman ... Sarah Tuttle
Shelley Berman ... Mr. Kaplan Jr.
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Kyla Pratt ... Charla Nichols
Romy Rosemont ... Troop Leader
Sandra Gould ... Old Woman (voice)
Gene Crane Gene Crane ... Christmas Tree Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Grady Thomas Julie Grady Thomas ... Girl Scout (as Julie Grady-Thomas)


Ross breaks a girl's leg who was selling cookies in order to win a place at the space camp. Ross feels guilty and tries to sell 400 boxes of the cookies so the girl can win the competition. Rachel sucks at waitressing and Gunther is showing her everything again but she doesn't want to be trained in a job she hates. Rachel then quits her job at Central Perk. Phoebe is heart-broken to see all the trees "killed" to be Christmas trees. Rachel gets a new job. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

12 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One Where Rachel Quits See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chandler tells Joey to, "Run Joey, Run!". Referencing the song Run Joey, Run by David Geddes. See more »


The plastic canary whistle that Sarah the Brown Bird blows must be filled with water to work. It would leak if it were hung around her neck as shown. See more »


[Ross was selling girl scout cookies]
Chandler: Tell us what happened, Brown Bird Ross.
Ross: I lost. I only got second place. This one girl gave her girl scout outfit to her 19 year old sister. She went down to the U.S.S Nimitz and sold 2000 boxes.
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Pomp and Circumstance
Written by Edward Elgar
Hummed by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc,
Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer
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Festive friendly fun
21 May 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

This is a fun festive themed episode of the show, and one that reminds us how funny David Schwimmer can be as Ross, when not having to play out the romantic comedy style stories with Rachel.

It's sad that Matthew Perry is not given much to do, but that may be because of the personal problems he was going through at the time.

Although not the main plot, the best story line for me was the one involving Joey/Phoebe and some Christmas trees.

Not the best episode ever, but a decent one overall.

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