Only someone as truly bizarre as talent agent Estelle Leonard could manage the career of an actor with the skills (or lack thereof) of Joey Tribbiani. Whenever Estells is on screen, viewers know that they're in for a scene that will either make no sense at all or involve lots
of screaming and cigarette smoke. Oftentimes, both.
They're also laugh-out-loud hysterical, thanks to the commitment that the much younger actress June Gable gave to the role of the elderly Estelle. Estelle was never the best agent, and it's hard not to wonder if she prevented Joey's career from going where it really could have. She's such a truly eccentric character, though, that it's hard to imagine Friends without her.