Season 3 Episode 17

The One Without the Ski Trip

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 06, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: In this episode we learn that one of Rachel's sisters (it's never said whether it's Amy or Jill) owns a cabin near a ski resort.

    • 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 even though it drove in forward.

    • 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 "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 holding a fork.

    • 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 Grandmother's cab is not "7E85" 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.

    • Continuity: Chandler says his parents got divorced when he was nine, but in an earlier episode he tells Janice they divorced when he was eleven.

  • Quotes

    • Joey: Can I see the comics?
      Chandler: This is the New York Times.
      Joey: Okay, may I see the comics?

    • Monica: (in Central Perk) 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 c'mon, 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: Hey, Joe! How hard is it to say "something?" Rachel came over to borrow... "something."

    • Chandler: Y'know what this is like? This is like when my parents got divorced... Man, I hope Ross doesn't try to kidnap me after Cub Scouts.

    • Phoebe: I had a dream last night that Rachel and Ross were still together and we were all here hanging out.
      Joey: I had the same dream.
      Phoebe: Yeah, and no one slept with the Xerox girl...
      Joey: Oh... I had the opposite dream.

    • Joey: It's never taken me more than a week to get over a relationship.
      Monica: It's never taken you more than a shower to get over a relationship.

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

    • Rachel: Oh, my God! Chandler, you're smoking again.
      Chandler: Shut up! You're not my real mom!

    • (At Ross's apartment, Chandler is sitting by the window, smoking)
      : Hey, can you close that window, Chandler? My nipples could cut glass over here!
      Phoebe: Hey, really? ...'cause mine get me out of tickets!

    • (With the gang going skiing with Rachel, Ross will be all alone on the weekend)
      Phoebe: Y'know what? ...I can stay--I'm gonna stay! ...'Cause the last time I went skiing, I was too afraid to jump off the chair-lift... I just went 'round and 'round...
      Joey: Pheebs... we kinda need you to drive everybody up there in your grandmother's cab... but... y'know what? ...I'll stay!
      Monica: (to Joey) No! ...I'll stay! (to Ross) You're my brother!
      : What? ...a pity stay?
      Monica: No-o-o! We're gonna have fun! ...We can make fudge!
      Ross: Pity food?!! ...Y'know what? ...that's okay, alright? ...I don't need any of you to stay... Nobody stays!
      Chandler: Well, then... I might as well offer to stay...

    • 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.

    • Phoebe: There is no smoking in my grandmother's cab.
      Chandler: In that case, I have to go to the bathroom.

    • Joey: (trying to unlock the car door) 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...?

    • Phoebe: (to the gang while on the phone to Triple-A) What town are we near?
      Monica: Fremont... Westmont... Westberg?
      Phoebe: Okay, why are you answering?

    • Rachel: No! I am not getting in a car with Ross! We will just have to... live here!

    • 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.

    • Carol: (about Ross cheating on Rachel) You slept with another woman...?
      Ross: You're... you're one to talk!

    • Monica: What's "PLEH?"
      Joey: That's "HELP" spelled backwards so that the helicopters can read it from the air!
      Monica: Ah... what's "doofus" spelled backwards?

    • (Ross has come to their rescue, but Rachel doesn't want him to stay)
      : (sarcastically) Oh, please! ...can't I come to your special... magical cabin...?
      Rachel: Why would you even wanna come, Ross?'re a horrible skier.
      Ross: ...Oh, hitting me where it hurts... my ski skills...

    • Rachel (to Ross): Oh, I'm sorry... were you speaking to me or sleeping with somone else?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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, both of whom are two-time Academy Award-winning actors. Winters was also nominated for her role in this film.

    • 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 on Friends, played Trapper John McIntyre in the 1970 film that inspired the television series.

    • 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" campaign of the early 1970's.

    • Chandler: (there's a knock on Chandler's door) 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 gospel standard composed in 1905 by Civilla D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel.

    • Phoebe: Oh, my God! This is like 60 Minutes.
      60 Minutes is an investigative TV newsmagazine which has run on CBS 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 paraphrases the iconic "Beam me up, Scotty" from the hit television series Star Trek.