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The One With The Holiday Armadillo

Episode 7.10

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Ross has his son, Ben, for the holidays and decides to teach him about Hanukkah. Ben canít handle the idea of no visit from Santa, so Ross tries at the last minute to find a Santa costume. The rental shop is all out so he rents an Armadillo costume instead. Things go from bad to worse but in the end he finally gets to give Ben Hanukkah and Christmas. Phoebeís apartment in finally done being rebuilt after the fire. Worried that Rachel wonít want to move back in with her, she tries to rive a wedge between Joey and Rachel by giving Joey a drumset and a tarantula. It backfires, but Rachel wants to live with Phoebe anyway. The apartment looks great but no longer has two separate bedrooms. Phoebe likes the spaciousness, so Rachels keeps living with Joey. Chandler tries to master the art of smoothing slipping someone money during a handshake.

The one where they said....

Phoebe (to Rachel): So you like the drums? Thatís, thatís great! You know, I was worried, you know, that would create maybe an unbearable living situation. But okay, well, apparently not, so yay!

Chandler: Hey, Phoebs, if you want to get Joey a Christmas present that disrupts the entire building, why not get him something a little bit more subtle, like a wrecking ball or a vile of small-pox to release in the hallway?

Ross (as the Holiday Armadillo): Merry Christmas. Oh, and Happy Hanukkah!
Ben: Are you for Hanukkah, too? Because Iím part Jewish!
Ross: Huh? You are? Me too!
Monica: Because armidillos also wandered in the desert?

Ross: Iím finally getting him excited about Hanukkah. I mean, youíre, youíre wrecking it.
Chandler: But I didnít get to shake my belly like a bowl full of jelly!
Ross: Iím sorry, Chandler, but this, this is really important to me.
Chandler: Fine, Iíll give the suit back.
Monica: Hey, you think you can keep it another night?
Chandler: Santa? Really?
Monica: Yeah. Is that all right?
Chandler: Did you dad ever dress up like Santa?
Monica: No.
Chandler: Then itís okay!

Ross (as the Armadillo): Okay, Ben, Santa has to go. Say goodbye!
Ben: No, why does he have to go?
Chander (as Santa): Um, because if Santa and the Holiday Armadillo are even in the same room for too long, the universe will implode! Merry Christmas!

Rachel: So what should we do? Should we starting looking for a new place?
Phoebe: You know, Iím, Iím sensing that, um, my grandmother would not be comfortable with that.
Rachel: Oh yeah? Starting to feel her again there, are we?
Phoebe: Little bit, yeah.
Rachel: Yeah. Phoebs, is your grandmother maybe saying that you should live here alone?
Phoebe: You heard her, too? You have the gift!


Written by Greg Malins
Directed by Gary Halvorson
Cole Mitchell Sprouse as Ben
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Terry Rhoads as The Maitre dí
Sean Corvelle as The Salesman
Barry Wiggins as The Man
Aired 12/14/2000, 4/5/2001, 11/22/2001, 12/04/2003