Season 5 Episode 5

The One with the Kips

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



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Rachel says that one of the reasons she always assumed Phoebe would be the one "friend" to go, is that she lives "far away". Actually, Phoebe lives with her grandmother on Morton Street, which is only 3 blocks from the friends' apartment building at the corner of Grove and Bedford in the West Village. And as we learn in "The One with the Lottery", Monica parks her car in a garage on Morton, so we know she thinks of it as a convenient distance.

    • Continuity: In this episode, Joey recalls Chandler's old roommate Kip. But it's shown that Joey met the group when he moved into Chandler's apartment in 1993. Since Joey was moving in, Kip had moved out, so it's unlikely they knew each other.

    • Goof: 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.

    • 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

    • (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.

    • (The gang is hiding in Monica's room while Ross tells Rachel he can't see her anymore)
      : (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: (hopping onto 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 o' 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: 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 has dragged Chandler into the hall)
      Monica: (upset about their "weekend") I'd like to know how much the room was, 'cause I'd like to pay my half...
      Chandler: Fine... three hundred dollars...
      Monica: Three hundred dollars?!
      Chandler: Yeah! ...just think of it as twenty-five dollars per room...
      Monica: (loudly) Aghhh!! (writes him a check)
      Joey: (coming out of the apartment) What're you guys woofin' about?
      Monica: (trying to cover up) 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've 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, c'mon... 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) Y'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. C'mon, 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 and just see their college roommates at reunions and... 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 that Monica and Chandler spent the weekend together, so they drag him into Monica's bedroom before he blows their secret)
      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: Shhh! 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

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Někdo musí z kola ven (Someone Must Get Out of the Way)

    • This episode runs 24:40 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00). There is an extra scene at the hotel where Chandler watches the car chase on TV with the hotel clerk.

  • Allusions

    • 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.

    • 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. And surprise! ...eighteen years after this episode aired he was elected President of the United States (2016).

    • 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.