Season 4 Episode 8

The One with Chandler in a Box

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 20, 1997 on NBC

Episode Recap

Chandler calls Joey for eight hours trying to tell him that he's sorry, but Joey keeps hanging up. Then Pheobe says that they should do secret santa since Monica and herself don't have a lot of money. They all agree to do that. Chandler wants to trade Pheobe for Rachel because he already got Rachel a briefcase with the initials "RG" on it. Pheobe tells Chandler that Rachel exchanges everything she gets, so Chandler decides to just give the briefcase to Ross because his initails are "RG" too. Then Monica gets ice in her eye, but she doesn't want to go to her eye docter because it's Richard. Pheobe calls anyway and Richard is out of town and there is an on-call docter. Monica is happy that she doesn't have to go see Richard again. They leave and Ross walks in. He says he wants to trade for Rachel. Chandler tells Ross that Rachel exchanges everything. He says that she didn't exchange the necklace he got her. Ross walks in Joey and Chandler's apartment and tells Joey that he should go talk to Chandler. Joey tries to find Chandler at Central Perk. He finds him, but he finds Chandler kissing Kathy. He says something in Italian and storms out of Central Perk. Rachel and Monica are at the Dr. Burke's office and they find out that the on-call docter is Richard's son. His name is Tim Burke. Chandler walks into his apartment and he see's Joey packing all his stuff up. Chandler asks Joey what's going on and he says that he's going to live with his parents for a while. Chandler tells him not to, but he wants to just get away from Chandler. Then he says that when he was locked in the entertainment unit for six hours, he was thinking about how he let Chandler down. Chandler says that if they still had the entertainment unit, he would lock himself in it for six hours. Joey says that there is another box to get locked in. Tim makes Monica wear an eye patch. Then Monica finds out that Tim is single. She invites Tim to the Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone's at Monica's apartment and Chandler is in a box thinking about what he did to Joey. Monica tells everyone about Tim and everyone thinks it's gross. Then Ross asks Rachel to see the necklace that he gave her last year and she admits that she doesn't have it. Ross can't believe that she exchanged it. Tim knocks on the door and Monica answers it. She introduces Tim to everyone. Thanksgiving dinner is done. They all sit down at the table. Ross is still mad at Rachel for exchanging the necklace and starts making fun of her. Rachel runs into her room because she's so mad. Chandler keeps talking and Joey tells Chandler not to talk. Rachel comes back out of her room and she's holding a box. It has a bunch of stuff in it like the egg shell that was from the first egg Ross ever made for her. It had a bunch of other stuff that is special to her. Ross apologies to Rachel. Tim and Monica are out on the balcony and they kiss. The kiss reminds Monica of Richard and she says it's just to weird to date. Tim agree's. Kathy walks into the apartment and wants to talk to Chandler. Joey says that he's in the box and he can't talk. Kathy talks to Chandler through the box. She breaks up with Chandler because she doesn't want to come between Joey and Chandler. Kathy leaves and Joey let's Chandler out of the box. He says to run after Kathy. Chandler leaves the room, running after her. Ross, Rachel, Pheobe, Monica and Joey watch Chandler and Kathy get back together from the balcony.