It's a week after Ross and Rachel broke up and they still don't get along and just shout at each other. The group splits up because Rachel and Ross can't be in the same room anymore. Everyone goes off to a ski trip except Ross. They all get stuck at a rest stop on the way and have to call Ross to go get them. No one wants to be caught in the middle between Rachel and Ross and they want them to get along so they can all hang out together again. Rachel and Ross promise to be civil. Written by
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Chandler commented about having the "Crying Indian" coming to save them if he litters. That is a tip-of-the-hat to the "Keep America Beautiful" commercial that was marketed to reduce littering. See more
The rest stop is a set on a soundstage, which means you cant have cars driving any sort of distance or high speed. It is obvious at the end of the episode that when the cab drives away with everyone in it except Ross, that the cab is stationary and the camera is panning along the side of it to give the appearance of the cab pulling away. See more
Dr. Ross Geller
[after filling up the cab's gas tank
Oh, I'm sorry, were you speaking to me or sleeping with someone else?