Season 5 Episode 5

The One with the Kips

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 1998 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Monica and Chandler plan a Romantic getaway to New Jersey in order to have an intimate weekend away from their friends. Meanwhile, Ross prepares himself to tell Rachel that he can't see her anymore.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Ross says goodbye to Rachel.

    Well this episode wasn't as satisfying as expected from a hell of a cliffhanger in the last episode. I really hate Emily & I hope that Ross & her get a divorce sooon because she is really tiring. Anyways Rachel's reaction to Ross' decision was heart breaking, he should of told her in the beginning not 13 minutes in to the episode. In the B plot, Monica & Chandler have an Atlantic City getaway that does not go as plannned as Chandler is a jerk, and Monica keeps on switching rooms. Jeez, you think the gang would find out already. They are so obvious.moreless
  • "We're in a relationship?" - Chandler

    This was a very cute episode but also a little sad. Chandler and Monica are tired of sneaking around so they decide to go away for the weekend to Atlantic City. But when they get there Monica gets all obsessive about having the perfect room so they have their first fight. After that Chandler thinks it's over but Monica thinks that's crazy and explains to him that this is how it works in an adult relationship. Joey also finds out about them which was really funny. I love it when he yells: "IN LONDON!!!".

    The sad part of this episode was that Ross had to tell Rachel that he could never see her again. I'm not really liking his second wife Emily.moreless
  • A great episode for Monica and Chandler.

    I have always been a fan of this episode. Monica and Chandler go on their first vacation together and it is disastrous. They have their first fight over Chandler wanting to watch a police chase over spend time with Monica. This sets up some really funny material as they are making fun of each other throughout the whole episode. Also, at the beginning of the episode there is a scene where Monica is sneaking into Chandler’s apartment and Joey walks in on them so they tell him that the time is 9 AM. He actually believes them, which in my opinion is classic Joey. That is what made his character so funny, loveable and popular. Overall, the Monica and Chandler aspect of this episode is solid, but the rest is average.moreless
  • a funny episode

    monica and chanler plan a romantic atlantic city getaway in order to have an intimate weekend away from the friends. whilst there chandler only wants to see a live car chase whilst monica switches the rooms 6 times ending the car chase who died and monica and chandler have a fight and break up slightly. after rachaels advice to do what emily wanted he now has to ell her he cant see her anymore. and in the end joey finds out about monica and chandler after they both tell siilar stories of what happened and monica losing a hair accesory, a good episode lol.moreless
  • ...

    A great episode, with a really interessting storyline and a good and funny cast. And like all episodes it has it's great wave in the storyline and a good cliff hanger at the end. A great episode, with a really interessting storyline and a good and funny cast. And like all episodes it has it's great wave in the storyline and a good cliff hanger at the end. A great episode, with a really interessting storyline and a good and funny cast. And like all episodes it has it's great wave in the storyline and a good cliff hanger at the end.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Continuity: When Monica writes Chandler a check we see her hand it to him and when Joey opens his door you can see the check is back in her hand.

    • Continuity: In this episode, the toilet in Chandler and Joey's apartment is just inside the bathroom door (where Joey is sleeping). In all other episodes, it is off to the right, nowhere near the door.

    • Goof: When Rachel and Phoebe are talking in Central Perk, the jacket and purse behind Rachel on the couch keep moving.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode to mention that Ross and Chandler were roommates in college.

    • Goof: After Chandler's hotel calls about the eyelash curler, Joey asks Chandler if he was on a gay cruise. But Joey knew that it was a hotel, not a cruise line, that called.
      Note: A "cruise" is also slang for going out looking for encounters, not necessarily on a ship.

    • Goof: When the gang is in Central Perk discussing Kip, Rachel comes in and sets her purse on top of Monica's purse on the table. Soon after, Rachel's purse disappears.

    • Continuity: The gang says that Chandler's old roommate Kip was phased out after he and Monica broke up. But in "The One with the Dozen Lasagnas" Chandler said that Kip ran off and got married.

    • Trivia: When Chandler turns on the TV in the last room he and Monica move to, and there is "Regularly scheduled programming", we hear the title theme of ER.

    • Continuity: In this episode Rachel refers to her pet turtle, but in "The One with all the Jealousy" Rachel says that turtles scare her.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • (Joey wakes up at 3:00 in the morning and finds Chandler and Monica in the kitchen)
      Joey: What time is it?
      Chandler: Uh, nine...
      Joey: But it's dark out...
      Monica: Well, that's because you always sleep 'til noon, silly... This is what nine looks like.

    • Phoebe: (to Chandler, who has his ear pressed against the door) Can you hear anything?
      Chandler: Oh, yes... Somebody just said, "Can you hear anything?"

    • Joey: (taking a box out from under Monica's bed) Well, remember when they got into that big fight and broke up and we were all stuck in here all night with no food or anything? Well, when Ross said "Rachel" at the wedding, I figured it was gonna happen again, y'know... so I hid this in here.
      Monica: (checking the box contents) Ooh, candy bars... crossword puzzles...
      Phoebe: (grabbing a book out of the box) Ooh! Mad Libs! Mine!

    • Chandler: (about the contents of Joey's emergency box) Condoms?
      Joey: Hey, you don't know how long we're gonna be in here.. We may have to repopulate the Earth!
      Chandler: And condoms are the way to do that?

    • Chandler: (jumping on the hotel bed) I can't believe it! We're here!
      Monica: Ooh, chocolates on the pillows! I love that!
      Chandler: Oh, you should live with Joey. Rolos everywhere.

    • Monica: Look, these clowns are trying to take us for a ride and I'm not gonna let 'em! And we're not a couple of suckers!
      Chandler: I hear ya, Mugsy!

    • Monica: We're supposed to, uh, be spending a romantic weekend together. What is the matter with you?
      Chandler: I just want to watch a little television. What is the big deal? Jeez, relax mom!
      Monica: What did you say?
      Chandler: I said, "Jeez, relax... Monnn."

    • Ross: You know how you told me I should do whatever it takes to fix my marriage...?
      Rachel: Yeah. I told you to give Emily whatever she wants.
      Ross: And while that was good advice, you should know that what she wants...
      Rachel: Yeah?
      Ross: ...Is for me not to see... you anymore.
      Rachel: Well, that's crazy. You can't do that. What are you gonna tell her? (seeing Ross's guilty expression) Oh, my God! Oh, you've already agreed to this, haven't you?
      Ross: It's awful, I know. It's... I mean, I feel terrible, but... I have to do this if I want my marriage to work and I do... I have to make this marriage work! I have to... But the good thing is we can still see each other 'til she gets here.

    • Ross: What are you doing?
      Rachel: I'm storming out!
      Ross: But this is your apartment.
      Rachel: Yeah, well, that's how mad I am!

    • Monica: Okay, I'd like to know how much the room was because I'd like to pay my half.
      Chandler: Okay, fine... three hundred dollars.
      Monica: Three hundred dollars?!
      Chandler: Yeah... Just think of it as twenty-five dollars per room!

    • Monica: (to Joey) Chandler stole a twenty from my purse!
      Joey: Noooo!
      Chandler: I was only stealing it back... the one that she stole from me!
      Monica: Stealing... and now, lying!
      Joey: (to Chandler) Y'know what? Now that I think about it, I constantly find myself without twenties, and you... always have lots!

    • Ross: You should have seen the look on her face. I don't want Rachel to hate me! I don't know what to do.
      Joey: You want my advice?
      Ross: Yes! Please!
      Joey: You're not gonna like it.
      Ross: That's okay.
      Joey: You got married too fast.
      Ross: That's not advice!
      Joey: I told ya.

    • Joey: Hey, you're not Kip!
      Rachel: Do you even know who Kip is?
      Joey: Who cares? You're Rachel! (to Chandler) Who's Kip?

    • Rachel: Oh, it was just a matter of time before someone had to leave the group, I just assumed Phoebe would be the one to go.
      Phoebe: Ahhh!
      Rachel: Honey, come on, you live far away, you're not related... You lift right out!

    • Joey: Hey, Mr. Bing! That hotel you stayed at called... said someone left an eyelash-curler in your room.
      Chandler: (after an awkward pause) ...Yes, that was mine.
      Joey: ...'Cause I figured you hooked up with some girl and she left it there...
      Chandler: Yes... that would have made more sense.

    • Joey: (to Chandler) You know, I feel like I don't even know you anymore, man! Look, I'm just going to ask you this one time, and whatever you say I'll believe you. Were you or were you not on a gay cruise?

    • Rachel: You gotta come with me.
      Phoebe: Come where?
      Rachel: Wherever I go. Come on, you and me, we'll start a new group. We're the best ones.
      Phoebe: Okay. But try to get Joey, too.

    • Ross: Look, I'm the one who made the choice. I'm the one who's making things change. So, I should be the one to step back.
      Rachel: Oh, Ross...
      Ross: No, no, it's okay, really. There are plenty of people who just see their sisters at Thanksgiving or just see their college roommates at reunions or just see Joey at Burger King. So, is that better?
      Rachel: No, it's not better. I still don't get to see you.
      Ross: Well, what would you do, Rach'? If you were me, what would you do?
      Rachel: Well, for starters, I would've said the right name at my wedding...

    • Chandler: So, that weekend kind of sucked, huh?
      Monica: Yeah, it did.
      Chandler: So, I guess this is over.
      Monica: What?
      Chandler: Well, you and me... It had to end sometime.
      Monica: Why, exactly?
      Chandler: Because of the weekend. We had a fight.
      Monica: Chandler, that's crazy. If you give up every time you have a fight with someone, you'd never be with anyone longer than... Ohhh!
      Chandler: So, this isn't over?
      Monica: You are so cute. No, no! It was a fight... You deal with it and you move on. It's nothing to freak out about.
      Chandler: Really? Okay, great...
      Monica: Welcome to an adult relationship!
      Chandler: We're in a relationship...?
      Monica: (smiling affectionately) I'm afraid so.

    • (Joey has realized about Monica and Chandler so they drag him into the bedroom)
      Joey: (pointing to Chandler) You? (then to Monica) ...and you?!
      Monica: Yes. But you can't tell anyone. No one knows.
      Joey: How?! When?!
      Chandler: It happened in London.
      Joey: In London?!
      Chandler: Shh! The reason we didn't tell anyone was because we didn't want to make a big deal out of it.
      Joey: But it is a big deal! (climbing off the bed) ...I have to tell someone!
      Chandler: (wrestling him back onto the bed) You can't!
      Monica: Please! Now, we know this is hard...
      Joey: It is! It hurts!

    • Monica: Guys, rules are good! Rules help control the fun!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Někdo musí z kola ven (Someone Must Be out of Business)

    • This episode runs 24:40 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There is an extra scene at the hotel where Chandler talks to the hotel supervisor.


    • Chander: I here you, Mugsy!
      Mugsy was a cartoon Gangster on the Cartoon show Looney Tunes.

    • Chandler: I got to see Donald Trump waiting for an elevator.
      Donald Trump is a famous American business executive, entrepreneur, and billionaire. He also produced and starred in a reality TV show called The Apprentice.

    • Hotel Clerk: Do you ever watch Baywatch?
      Baywatch was an American television series about the lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. The show was notorious for its female cast members wearing skimpy bathing suits and running in slow motion. It has been established that Baywatch is Joey and Chandler's favorite TV show.