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The One with Chandler in a Box 

Chandler tries to earn Joey's forgiveness by lying in a wooden box for six hours. Monica accidentally gets ice in her eye and her doctor turns out to be Richard's son and it's discovered Rachel exchanges the gifts she received in the past.


Peter Bonerz


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Michael Vartan ... Dr. Tim Burke
Paget Brewster ... Kathy
James Michael Tyler ... Gunther
Marcy Goldman ... Nurse


Joey is not about to forgive Chandler, nor Rachel Ross, even now Thanksgiving is coming up. Monica is getting virtually no help, and gets ice in her eye but dares not go to her ophthalmologist and ex Richard Burke, but is excited to get his on call, who turns out to be his cute-to-die-for son Timothy, who has just broken up with his girl friend. Joey tells Ross he has sentenced Chandler to five years silent treatment, but is talked into hearing him out at Central Perk- just when Joey walks up to them Kathy kisses Chandler, and he decides to go looking for another apartment. Chandler is willing to do anything, and Joey decides: six hours locked up, like him when he allowed the robbers to lock him up in the closet and steal all their hardware, in a large, dark wooden box as proof of friendship, repentance and physical pain. Monica, now wearing an eye-patch, invites Timothy for Thanksgiving, and despite of the others teasing they get on great, till a kiss makes her feel almost incestuous... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »





English | Italian

Release Date:

20 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The following were the Secret Santa picks (before the switches): Phoebe picked Rachel, Rachel picked Chandler, Chandler picked Joey, Joey picked Phoebe, Ross picked Monica, and Monica picked Ross. See more »


When Chandler is in the box and Ross 'accidentally' puts his hand over the air hole, you see that he places it near the hole first, moves it over the hole, and then sort of glances towards the box to check it is in the right place. See more »


Chandler Bing: Monica got ice in her eye and it hurts.
Phoebe Buffay: Open it up, let me see.
Monica: Ow! I can't, it really kills.
Chandler Bing: Maybe you should put some ice on it.
Phoebe Buffay: Ooh, it looks bad.
Rachel Greene: Hey, maybe we should take you to a doctor.
Monica: No, my eye doctor is Richard. I can't go to him when I don't have a boyfriend.
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References Alien Resurrection (1997) See more »

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