Analytical Episode Guide:
Season 2, Part 4
The One Where Old Yeller Dies
Plot Summary-Rachel discovers Ross has planned their future, Phoebe discovers her motherhid sad endings to movies from her, Monica worries that Richard is spending toomuch time with the guys.
Funniest Line-“Okay Ross, just so you know, calling it a poopie diaper doesn't make thisprocess any cuter.”…Rachel
Nitpickof the episode-Why did Monica “make” them watch Old Yeller?
Standout Character-Rachel, her anxiety in this one is totally believable
Syndication Edit-The tag, which had Phoebe watching a potentially scary moment with Ben. In this scene she does what her mother failed to do, watch the program with the kid and walk them through it to make sure they are not scared. It’s actually a very nice Phoebe scene and it’s a shame it’s lost to syndication.
Final Thoughts-Phoebe’s story is kind of dark in this one, but I guess that is appropriate. It is hard to believe she didn’t know the real endings to some of those movies. When I was married I was the opposite of Ross and Rachel here, she would be thinking about our future while I was just wondering what was going to happen next week. So I can relate and I understand why Rahcel would feel alittle smothered. This is the first time Ross and Rachel officially say thatthey love each other. The other story is really good as Chandler and Joey bond with Richard. I like how they keep it Monica’s story and not make it all about Richard which they could have easily done. The scene where Ben says his firstword is great.