{Nana - grandmother} Chandler's Office, Chandler is on a coffee break. Shelley enters. ShelleyHey gorgeous, how's it going?
ChandlerDehydrated Japanese noodles under fluorescent lights... does it get better than this?
ShelleyQuestion. You're not dating anybody, are you, because I met somebody who would be perfect for you.
ChandlerAh, you see, perfect might be a problem. Had you said 'co-dependent', or 'self-destructive'... (He is being sarcastic - saying things that are the opposite of what you mean)
ShelleyDo you want a date Saturday?
ChandlerYes please.
ShelleyOk. He is cute, he's funny, he's-
ChandlerHe's a he?
ShelleyWell yeah! ...Oh God. I- just- I thought- Good, Shelley. Ok, I'm just gonna go flush myself down the toilet now...(backs out of the room) Ok, bye-bye... Monica and Rachel's, everyone is there. ChandlerHard to enjoy a cup of Ramen noodles after that. I mean, is that ridiculous? Can you believe she actually thought that?
RachelUm... yeah. Well, I mean, when I first met you, you know, I thought maybe, possibly, you might be...
ChandlerYou did?
RachelYeah, but then you spent Phoebe's entire birthday party talking to my breasts, so then I figured maybe not.
ChandlerHuh. Did... any of the rest of you guys think that when you first met me?
MonicaI did.
PhoebeYeah, I think so, yeah.
JoeyNot me.
RossNo no, me neither. Although, uh, you know, back in college, Susan Sallidor did.
ChandlerYou're kidding! Did you tell her I wasn't?
RossNo. No, it's just 'cause, uh, I kinda wanted to go out with her too, so, I told her, actually, you were seeing Bernie Spellman... who also liked her, so...
(Joey congratulates Ross, sees Chandler's look and abruptly stops.)
ChandlerWell, this is fascinating. So, uh, what is it about me?
PhoebeI don't know, 'cause you're smart, you're funny...
ChandlerRoss is smart and funny, do you ever think that about him?
AllYeah! Right!
ChandlerWHAT IS IT?!
MonicaOk, I-I don't know, you-you just- you have a quality.
AllYes. Right. Absolutely. A quality.
ChandlerOh, oh, a quality, good, because I was worried you guys were gonna be vague about this.
Joey Look Chandler, I think this gonna work FOR you.
ChandlerExcuse me?
JoeySure, sure. Women find you less threatening, they let their guards down, and boom, you're like a... stealth heterosexual.
(Phone rings; Monica gets it)
MonicaHello? Hello? Oh! Rachel, it's Paolo calling from Rome.
RachelOh my God! Calling from Rome! (Takes phone) Buongiorno, caro mio.
Ross(to Joey) So he's calling from Rome. I could do that. Just gotta go to Rome.
RachelMonica, your dad just beeped in, but can you make it quick? Talking to Rome. (Showing off to Phoebe and Chandler) I'm talking to Rome.
MonicaHey dad, what's up? (Listens) Oh God. Ross, it's Nana. The Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Geller are there, along with Aunt Lillian. Ross and Monica enter and everyone says hi and kisses. RossSo, uh, how's she doing?
Aunt LillianThe doctor says it's a matter of hours.
MonicaHow-how are you, mom?
Mrs. GellerMe? I'm fine, I'm fine. I'm glad you're here. ...What's with your hair?
Mrs. GellerWhat's different?
Mrs. GellerOh, maybe that's it.
(Monica strides over to Ross, who is making coffee, and talks to him aside.)
MonicaShe is unbelievable, our mother is...
RossOk, relax, relax. Ok? We are gonna be here for a while, it looks like, can we still have boyfriends and your career to cover.
MonicaOh God!
(They hug.)
[Cut to the hospital, later. Everyone is talking about Nana.]
MonicaThe fuzzy little mints at the bottom of her purse.
RossOh! ...Yeah, they were gross. Oh, you know what I love? Her Sweet'n Lows. How she was always stealing them from-from restaurants.
Mr. GellerNot just restaurants, from our house.
(The nurse comes out of Nana's room.)
NurseMrs. Geller?
(Everyone stands up. Cut to Ross and Monica in Nana's room.)
RossShe looks so small.
MonicaI know.
RossWell, at least she's with Pop-Pop and Aunt Phyllis now.
Monica Aunt Phyllis is dead?
RossYeah, for like six years.
MonicaWhere was I?!
RossWher- Can we focus? Please!
MonicaGoodbye, Nana. (She kisses her on the forehead.)
RossBye, Nana.
(He goes to kiss her but she moves. Monica screams. Ross shouts and stares in disbelief. Monica runs out of the room.)
(Ross runs out too.)
Mrs. GellerWhat is going on?!
RossYou know how-how the nurse said that-that Nana had-had passed? Well, she's not, quite..
Mrs. GellerWhat?
RossShe's not- past, she's present, she's back.
Aunt Lillian(reentering) What's going on?
Mr. GellerShe may have died.
Aunt LillianShe may have died?
Mr. GellerWe're looking into it.
(Monica returns with the nurse and they go into Nana's room.)
RossI, uh, I'll go see. (He goes in)
NurseThis almost never happens!
(Nana passes for the second time and the nurse pulls the blanket over her. Ross and Monica go to tell the family)
RossNow she's passed. Central Perk, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, and Rachel are there. ChandlerI just have to know, ok? Is it my hair?
Rachel(exasperated) Yes, Chandler, that's exactly what it is. It's your hair.
PhoebeYeah, you have homosexual hair.
(Monica and Ross enter.)
RachelSo, um, did she...
PhoebeOh, that sucks!
JoeyYou guys ok?
RossI don't know, it's weird. I mean, I know she's gone, but I just don't feel, uh...
PhoebeMaybe that's 'cause she's not really gone.
RossNo-no, she's gone.
MonicaWe checked. A lot.
PhoebeHm, I mean maybe no one ever really goes. You know, Ever since my mom died, every now and then, I get the feeling that she's like right here, you know? (She circles her hand around her right shoulder. Chandler, sitting on her right, draws back nervously) Oh! And Debbie, my best friend from junior high- got struck by lightning on a miniature golf course- I always get this really strong Debbie vibe whenever I use one of those little yellow pencils, you know? ...I miss her.
RachelAw. Here, Pheebs, you want this? (Gives her a pencil)
PhoebeOh, Thanks!
RachelSure. I just sharpened her this morning.
JoeyNow see, I don't believe any of that. I think when you're dead, you're dead! You're gone! You're worm food! (realizes his tactlessness) ...So Chandler looks gay, huh?
PhoebeYou know, I don't know who this is, but it's not Debbie. (Hands back the pencil) Monica and Rachel's. Monica and Mr. Geller are looking at Casket Catalogs in the kitchen. MonicaDad, let's just make a decision.
Mr. GellerYou're right. This is crazy. It's going into the ground. We should just get the most basic thing.
MonicaGreat! (looking at a catalog) That would be the non-protective corrugated fiberboard with white laminate. Dad, we can't bury Nana in dresser from Ikea.
Mr. GellerSee, this is why your mother buys all my clothes. I hate to shop. I hate it!
MonicaDad, don't you think this might be more about the fact that...once you make the decision, it's-it's like acknowledging Nana's actually gone?
Mr. GellerNo, I really hate to shop. Nana's house, Ross, Mrs. Geller and Aunt Lillian are going through clothes. RossI thought it was gonna be a closed casket.
Mrs. GellerWell, that doesn't mean she can't look nice!
(They open a cupboard which, amongst other things, contains a chest of drawers)
Mrs. GellerSweetie, you think you can get in there?
Ross(sarcastic) I don't see why not.
(He tries pushing against the chest of drawers. Then he opens one of the drawers and climbs into the closet using that; he falls behind the chest of drawers with a shout.)
RossHere's my retainer! Monica and Rachel's, Monica is talking to her father. Mr. GellerI was just thinking. When my time comes-
Mr. GellerListen to me! When my time comes, I wanna be buried at sea.
MonicaYou what?
Mr. GellerI wanna be buried at sea, it looks like fun.
MonicaDefine fun.
Mr. GellerCome on, you'll make a day of it! You'll get a boat, pack a lunch...
Monica...And then we throw your body in the water... Gee, that does sound fun.
Mr. GellerEveryone thinks they know me. Everyone says 'Jack Geller, so predictable'. Maybe after I'm gone, they'll say 'Buried at sea! Huh!'.
MonicaThat's probably what they'll say.
Mr. GellerI'd like that. Chandler's Office, Shelley is drinking coffee; Chandler enters. ChandlerHey, gorgeous.
Shelley(sheepish) Hey. Look, I'm sorry about yesterday, I, um-
ChandlerNo, no no, don't- don't worry about it. Believe me, apparently other people have made the same mistake. 
ShelleyOh! Ok! Phew!
ChandlerSo, uh... what do you think it is about me?
ShelleyI don't know uh... you just have a-a...
Chandler...Quality, right, great.
ShelleyYou know, it's a shame, because you and Lowell would've made a great couple.
ChandlerLowell? Financial Services' Lowell, that's who you saw me with?
ShelleyWhat? He's cute!
ChandlerWell, yeah... it's no Brian in Payroll.
ShelleyIs Brian...?
ChandlerNo! Uh, I don't know! The point is, if you were gonna set me up with someone, I'd like to think you'd set me up with somebody like him.
ShelleyWell, I think Brian's a little out of your league.
ChandlerExcuse me? You don't think I could get a Brian? Because I could get a Brian. Believe you me. ...I'm really not. Nana's Bedroom, Ross is holding a dress out from inside the closet. Ross(holding a dress out from inside the closet) This one?
Aunt LillianNo.
RossI have shown you every dress we have. Unless you want your mother to spend eternity in a lemon yellow pantsuit, go with the burgundy.
Aunt LillianYou know, whatever we pick, she would've told us it's the wrong one.
Mrs. GellerYou're right. We'll go with the burgundy.
RossOh! A fine choice. I'm coming out. (Starts to climb over the furniture)
Aunt LillianWait! We need shoes!
(Ross falls back inside)
RossOk. Um, how about these? (Holds out a pair)
Mrs. GellerThat's really a day shoe.
RossAnd where she's going everyone else will be dressier?
Aunt LillianCould we see something in a slimmer heel?
Ross(forages around) Ok, I have nothing in an evening shoe in the burgundy. I can show you something in a silver that may work.
Aunt LillianNo, it really should be burgundy.
Mrs. GellerMm. Unless we go with a different dress?
RossNo! No-no-no-no, wait a sec. I may have something in the back.
(He finds a shoebox (out of shot), pulls it down and opens it. It is full of Sweet'n Lows.)
RossOh my God..
Mrs. GellerIs everything all right, dear?
RossYeah, yeah, just... just Nana stuff.
(He reaches up higher and knocks down another shoebox lid. Sweet'n Lows rain down on him) Monica and Rachel's, Monica and Rachel are preparing to leave for the funeral. Ross(entering) How're we doing, you guys ready?
MonicaSo mom already called this morning to remind me not to wear my hair up. Did you know my ears are not my best feature?
RossSome days it's all I can think about.
Phoebe(entering) Hi, I'm sorry I'm late, I couldn't find my bearings.
RachelOh, you-you mean your earrings?
PhoebeWhat'd I say?
Rachel(sticking her foot out) Hm-m.
MonicaAre these the shoes?
RachelYes. Paolo sent them from Italy.
RossWhat, we-uh- we don't have shoes here, or...?
Joey(entering with Chandler) Morning. We're ready to go?
ChandlerWell, don't we look nice all dressed up?...It's stuff like that, isn't it?
(They all leave.) The cemetery, after the funeral. MonicaIt was a really beautiful service.
Mrs. GellerIt really was. Oh, come here, sweetheart. (Hugs her) You know, I think it might be time for you to start using night cream.
(Joey listens to his overcoat for a second and sighs, then notices Chandler watching)
ChandlerNothing, nothing, just your overcoat sounds remarkably like Brent Musburger.
JoeyCheck it out, Giants-Cowboys. (He has a pocket TV)
ChandlerYou're watching a football game at a funeral?
JoeyNo, it's the pregame. I'm gonna watch it at the reception.
ChandlerYou are a frightening, frightening man.
(Rachel steps in a patch of mud)
RachelOh no! My new Paolo shoes!
RossOh, I hope they're not ruined.
PhoebeGod, what a great day. ...What? Weather-wise!
RossI know, uh, the air, the-the trees... even though Nana's gone there's, there's something almost, uh- I don't know, almost life-aff- (Not looking where he is going he falls into an open grave)
AllGod! Ross!
RossI'm fine. I'm fine. Just-just... having my worst fear realized... The wake, at the Gellers' house. Ross is lying on his back, with Phoebe squatting over him, checking to see if he's injured. PhoebeOk, don't worry, I'm just checking to see if the muscle's in spasm...huh.
RossWhat, what is it?
PhoebeYou missed a belt loop.
RossOh! No-no-no
PhoebeOk, it's in spasm.
Mrs. GellerHere, sweetie, here. I took these when I had my golfing accident. (Hands Ross a bottle of pills. Then turns to Monica and pats her hair over her ears)
(Cut to Chandler and a woman, Andrea, reaching for the same slice of meat)
ChandlerOh, no-
AndreaSorry- Hi, I'm Andrea. I'm Dorothy's daughter.
ChandlerHi, I'm Chandler, and I have no idea who Dorothy is.
(They shake hands. Cut to Ross emerging from a hallway, grinning inanely. He is obviously very stoned)
PhoebeHey, look who's up! How do you feel?
RossI feel great. I feel- great, I fleel great.
MonicaWow, those pills really worked, huh?
RossYeah, not the first two, but the second two- woooo! ...I love you guys. You guys are the greatest. I love my sister (Kisses Monica), I love Pheebs... (Hugs her)
PhoebeOoh! That's so nice...
RossI love you man. (hugs him) And listen, man, if you wanna be gay, be gay. Doesn't matter to me.
Andrea(turns to a friend) You were right. (They walk off and leave Chandler.) RossRachel. Rachel Rachel. (Sits down beside her) Oh I do love you.
Rachel (humoring him)Oh Ross, I love you too.
RossOh no, I realllllly love you.
Rachel (humoring him)I reallllly love you.
RossOh.. you don't get it! (Passes out and slumps across her)
(Cut to Joey watching TV in the corner. He makes an extravagant gesture of disappointment.)
Mr. GellerWhat'd you got there?
Joey(hides the TV, but he still has an earphone) Just a, uh... hearing disability.
Mr. GellerWhat's the score?
JoeySeventeen-fourteen Giants... three minutes to go in the third.
Mr. GellerBeautiful! (Turns to watch with him)
(Time lapse. A large crowd of men are now watching the game)
Rachel(still trapped under Ross) Pheebs, could you maybe hand me a cracker?
Mrs. Geller(to Monica) Your grandmother would've hated this.
MonicaWell, sure, what with it being her funeral and all.
Mrs. GellerNo, I'd be hearing about 'Why didn't I get the honey-glazed ham?', I didn't spend enough on flowers, and if I spent more she'd be saying 'Why are you wasting your money? I don't need flowers, I'm dead'.
MonicaThat sounds like Nana.
Mrs. GellerDo you know what it's like to grow up with someone who is critical of every single thing you say?
Monica...I can imagine.
Mrs. GellerI'm telling you, it's a wonder your mother turned out to be the positive, life-affirming person she is.
MonicaThat is a wonder. So, tell me something, mom. If you had to do it all over again, I mean, if she was here right now, would you tell her?
Mrs. GellerTell her what?
MonicaHow she drove you crazy, picking on every little detail, like your hair... for example.
Mrs. GellerI'm not sure I know what you're getting at.
MonicaDo you think things would've been better if you'd just told her the truth?
Mrs. Geller...No. I think some things are better left unsaid. I think it's nicer when people just get along.
Mrs. GellerMore wine, dear?
MonicaOh, I think so.
Mrs. Geller(reaches out to fiddle with Monica's hair again, and realizes) Those earrings look really lovely on you.
MonicaThank you. They're yours.
Mrs. GellerActually they were Nana's.
(There is a cry of disappointment from the crowd of men.)
Mr. GellerNow I'm depressed! ...(To everyone) Even more than I was. Central Perk, the gang is looking at old photos. MonicaOh look this is my first grade picture. Oh, please ignore the "Dyno-MITE!" T-shirt.
RachelOhh. Anyway, who's this little naked guy?
RossUh, that-that naked guy would be me.
RachelAww, look at the little thing.
RossYes, yes, fine, that is my penis. Can we be grown-ups now?
ChandlerWho are those people?
RossGot me.
MonicaOh, that's Nana, right there in the middle. Yeah, let's see. (Reads the back) 'Me and the gang at Java Joe's'.
RachelWow, Monica, you look just like your grandmother. How old was she there?
MonicaLet's see, 1939... yeah, 24, 25?
RossHuh, it's like a fun gang. (They all look at each other and smile)
JoeyOoh, look-look-look-look-look! I got Monica naked!
Ross(looking) No-no, that would be me again. I'm, uh, just trying something. Chandler's Office, Chandler is on a coffee break as Lowell enters. ChandlerHey, Lowell.
LowellOh hey, Chandler.
ChandlerSo how's it going down there in Financial Services?
LowellIt's like Mardi Gras without the paper mache heads. How about you?
ChandlerGood, good. Listen, heh, I don't know what Shelley told you about me, but, uh... I'm not.
LowellI know. That's what I told her.
ChandlerSo- you can tell?
LowellPretty much, most of the time. We have a kind of... radar.
ChandlerSo you don't think I have a, a quality?
LowellSpeaking for my people, I'd have to say, no. By the way, your friend Brian from Payroll, he is.
ChandlerHe is?
LowellYup, and waaay out of your league. (Exits)
ChandlerOut of my league. I could get a Brian. (Brian enters behind him) If I wanted to get a Brian, I could get a Brian. (Sees him) Hey, Brian.

Written by Marta Kaufmann & David Crane; Transcribed by guineapig, With Help From Rachel Stigge; Added footage text by Matthew G; Annotated by ncp