Friends: Season 5, Episode 5

The One with the Kips (29 Oct. 1998)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance
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Chandler and Monica go away for the weekend but spend the entire time fighting. Ross tries to tell Rachel about his agreement with Emily.


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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
The Hotel Clerk


Chandler and Monica plan a weekend on false work-related pretenses so they can be alone. Ross tells Rachel that Emily is coming to New York and they can't see each other anymore. On top of that, Rachel's dog Lapooh just died so she is furious and both her and Ross are inconsolable. Monica constantly demands new hotel rooms for silly reasons and Chandler can't keep his eyes from the TV. They argue, and when they return home Chandler tells Monica he thought their relationship was over. To his delight, Monica is determined to make up and continue. After a number of indelicate slips from Monica and Chandler Joey finally realizes they are involved but they swear him to secrecy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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29 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Rachel is seen with a bag from Zabar's food store. See more »


When Joey figures out the truth about Monica and Chandler and Chandler drags him into Monica's bedroom, Monica is right behind them. However, in the next shot, she is clearly three or four seconds behind them. See more »


Chandler: So, I guess this is it.
Monica: What's it?
Chandler: Well, it's over. The thing we had.
Monica: Why?
Chandler: Because, we had a fight. I mean...
Monica: Chandler, you don't just give up after you have a fight. I mean, if you do that you'd never have a relationship lasting longer than... Ohhhhh.
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The One Where Chandler And Monica Go On A Romantic Trip...
3 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. There is so many things happening and it's all so funny.

In this episode, Monica and Chandler go away on a romantic get-away, without telling anyone, of course. They say they're going to conventions for work. But when they get to the hotel, they get into a massive fight about everything. Changing rooms, car chases, etc. Ross eventually works up the courage to tell Rachel that they can't be friends anymore, because Emily is coming to New York, to give Ross another chance. Even though, everyone knows that after you say someone else's name at a wedding, that the marriage is doomed. At the end of the episode, Joey somehow figures out that Monica and Chandler are involved and they swear him to secrecy.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10.

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