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Friends is a sit com about three guys and three girls living in New York who become best friends. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey deal with life's adversities together. NBC 1994-2004


Episode 5 - TOW The Kips

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Ross has to tell Rachel that he can not see her anymore and Chandler and Monica go away for a romantic weekend together.

The Good: There is some nice character development here. By having only two plots rather than three, both have time to breathe. Ross looks genuinely upset throughout and Rachel’s “Kip” analogy is a very real way of expressing her fears. Joey hiding a box under Monica’s bed is a funny idea and his overreaction to finding out the secret is fantastic.

The Bad: Ross’ hair. Phoebe agreeing to start a new group is ridiculous. What kind of friend is she that she jumps at that idea? The Ross and Rachel plot does not reach any definite resolution and seems to drag on and on for the first half of the show as they try to find humour in dead dogs and nose bleeds.

Best Line: (C) “Condoms?”
(J) “Hey, you don’t know how long we’ll have to be in here. We may have to repopulate the earth.”
(C) “And condoms are the way to do that?”

Best Friend: Monica



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  • Hey man,

    I've actually been going through the entire series recently from start to finish. I've seen many many episodes of Friends before, but never fully through and never chronologically so it's been a lot of fun to follow along with your episode reviews after I watch each show/season.

    The best moment in this episode for me was when Joey puts it together that Chandler and Monica were together over their weekend getaway rather than at the separate conferences. His reaction once he figures it out had me laughing out loud. Good stuff.

    Posted by Brando from the Cinemaphiles, 18/12/2009 7:47pm (10 years ago)

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