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The One With Chandler In A Box

Episode 4.08

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Joey is still upset at Chandler about Kathy; he tries to get over it but can't, and decides to move out... until he and Chandler stumble upon a way for Chandler to make it up to him--spending most of Thanksgiving day in a box. Monica injures her eye but doesn't want to have to see Richard again; she arranges to see the on-call doctor, who turns out to be very cute... and Richard's son. The gang decides to do secret Santa for each other; Ross torments Rachel about always exchanging gifts, until she can't stand it and shows him all the stuff she saved from their relationship.

The one where they said....

Chandler: Hey, what time is it? The big game is about to start!
Phoebe: You don't have to do that. Ross and Joey aren't here. You can watch the parade if you want.
Chandler: Thanks.

Ross: So, uh, how long are you going to punish him?
Joey: Five years.
Ross: You've sentenced him?
Joey: Hey, don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

Ross: You know what I'm gonna do as my first act as your best friend?
Joey: What?
Ross: I'm gonna get you to talk to Chandler.
Joey: All right. But if you weren't my best friend...

Joey: Hey, Gunther, have you, uh... have you seen Chandler?
Gunther: I thought you were Chandler.

Chandler: If we still had that entertainment unit, I would get in there for six hours and think about how I let you down.
Joey: We got a box...

Tim Burke: I remember the last time I saw you. It was the morning I left for college. You were just standing outside the Dairy Queen.
Monica: Probably waiting for it to open.

Monica: Why is it sick?
Rachel: Because it's Richard's son. It's like inviting a greek tragedy over for dinner.
Monica: Come on, Phoebe, you understand, don't you?
Phoebe: Yeah, I can see were I'd be your best shot, but no.

Ross: Hey, you know, Mon, if things works out with you and Richard's son, you'll be able to tell your kids that you slept with their grandfather.
Monica: Fine, judge all you want to, but... Married a lesbian; Left a man at the altar; Fell in love with a gay ice dancer; Threw a girl's wooden leg in the fire; Livin' in a box!

Ross: You actually exchanged it.
Rachel: Well, isn't it better that I exchanged it for something that I enjoy and I can get a lot of use out of?
Ross: What did you get?
Rachel: Credit.

Monica (to Tim): Okay, the towels are hanging next to the sink, and um... you can use the fancy soap.
Rachel: Fancy soap. I thought we were saving that for the Pope!

Monica: He's nice, right?
Phoebe: Yeah, but Monica, do you really want to be in a relationship where you can actually use the phrase, "That's not how your dad used to do it."

[Knock knock knock knock knock]
Phoebe: Oh, I'll get it!
Chandler: Gotcha! Hahahaha!

Rachel: Ross, could you pass me the yams?
Ross: Sure. Oh, and Joey's got the mashed potatoes if you want to exchange them.

Chandler: You can't tell, but I'm trying to break the tension by mooning you guys!

Rachel: Don't say that I have no sentiment. This is a movie stub from our first date. This is an egg-shell from the first time you made me breakfast in bed. This is from the museum... the first time we... were together. Okay, maybe I exchange gifts sometimes, but I keep the things that matter.
Ross: I don't know what to say. I'm sorry. Though... you're not supposed to take these. It's like a million years old. We... we actually... we have people looking for that.


Written by Michael Borkow
Directed by Peter Bonerz
Michael Vartan as Dr. Tim Burke
Paget Brewster as Kathy
James Michael Tyler as Gunther
Marcy Goldman as Nurse
Aired 11/20/97, 6/11/98