The One Without the Ski Trip

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (19)

  • Joey: (To Chandler and Monica) Hey, does anybody else feel bad about Ross? Monica: Why? Do you think he's still mad at us? Chandler: (To Joey) Well, he's probably mad after you called him this morning to borrow his goggles. Joey: What? Mine aren't tinted.

  • Joey: (Trying to unlock the car) Relax okay? I, I, I can get this open. Anybody have a coat hanger? Chandler: Oh, I do! Uh, no, wait a minute, I took it out of my shirt when I put it on this morning. Monica: So, if you're parents hadn't got divorced, you'd be able to answer a question like a normal person?

  • Joey: You're smoking again?! Chandler: Well, actually, yesterday I was smoking again. Today, I'm, I'm smoking still.

  • Monica: Guys. I thought you were taking Ross to the game. Chandler: We are. He's meeting us here. Monica: No! Rachel is meeting us here. Phoebe: Oh come on, they can be in the same room. Joey: Yeah, you should have been there last night. Phoebe: Why? What happened now? Joey: Well Ross was hanging out over at our place, Rachel comes over to borrow some moisturizer from Chandler... Chandler: Yeah you, how hard is it to say "something?" Rachel came over to borrow "something."

  • Joey: Hey, can you close that window Chandler? My nipples could cut glass over here. Phoebe: Really? Mine get me out of tickets!

  • Phoebe: What town are we near? Monica: Freemont! Westmont! Westburgh! Phoebe: Okay, why are you answering?

  • Rachel: You're a terrible skier. Ross (Sarcastic): Oh, hitting me where it hurts. My ski skills.

  • Joey: Smokey Joe here got half way to the highway and collapsed. Chandler: I have the lung capacity of a two year old. (Starts to light another cigarette) Monica: Then why are you smoking? Chandler: Well it’s very unsettling.

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Notes (2)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jak nedojeli na lyže (As the Skis Did Not Arrive)

  • This episode runs 22:47 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

Trivia (9)

  • Goof: The payphone at the rest stop could have been easily identified and its location determined, since caller ID had been in effect since the late 1980's.

  • Goof: When the friends get out of the cab at the rest stop, there are no tire tracks in the snow behind the cab.

  • Goof: When the taxi is running out of gas, Phoebe is backing up away from a cement wall. However, after Ross puts gas in the cab they drive straight ahead.

  • Goof: When Chandler tells Rachel to "You're not my real mom," Joey has both hands on the bottom of the Chinese food carton. In the next shot his right hand is on top of the box.

  • Goof: Nobody locks the doors of the Taxi when they all exit, so they should be able to get back in.

  • Continuity: This is the first episode where the cab sign on Phoebe's Grandmothers cab is not '2E85' as seen in "The One With Phoebe's Dad". From now on the sign reads '2X85'.

  • Trivia: The reststop they are stuck at in this episode is in area code 717 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

  • Goof: When Joey spelled "help" on the ground, he spelled it backwards. The 'e' changes in each shot. The 'e' has a curve on the bottom at first, the shot changes, the 'e' looks more formal, then the shot changes again to look at the group, and the 'e' is the same as the first time we saw it.

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Allusions (7)

  • Chandler: I was being Shelley Winters from The Poseidon Adventure. The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 action adventure/disaster film based on a novel by Paul Gallico. It stars Gene Hackman and Shelley Winters, a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress.

  • Ross: (To Carol) I was just wondering, when you and I split up did you get the tape that was half the last episode of M*A*S*H and half the hostages coming home? M*A*S*H was an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart about a team of doctors stationed in Korea during the Korean War. Elliott Gould, who plays Jack Geller, played one of the doctors in this film.

  • Chandler: Well I thought if I littered, that Crying Indian might come by and save us. Crying Indian was a character, played by Iron Eyes Cody, in the "Keep America Beautiful" public service announcement in the early 1970's.

  • Chandler: That's great. With my luck, that's gonna be him. Phoebe: Him? Ross? Chandler: No, Hymn 253: "His Eyes are on the Sparrow." "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" is a traditional gospel spiritual, originally written in 1905 by Civilla D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel.

  • Phoebe: Oh, my God! This is like 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes is an investigative television newsmagazine on United States television, which has run on CBS News since 1968.

  • Joey: Can I see the comics? Chandler: This is the New York Times. Joey: Okay, may I see the comics? The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City. It includes news, opinions, and features (not comics).

  • Phoebe: Read the sign. Chandler: "Beam me up, Jesus". This is just like the phrase from Star Trek, "Beam me up, Scotty."