0

I have a question about a sentence from the television sitcom Friends. The six are playing poker, and the girls lose.

Phoebe: Alright, here's my $7.50. But I think you should know that this money is cursed.

Joey: What?

Phoebe: I cursed it. So now bad things will happen to he who spends it.

Chandler: That's alright, I'll take it. Bad things happen to me anyway. This way I can split 'em up with a movie.

I can't understand the this line. How are bad things related to a movie? What does it mean to "split 'em up"? Does it mean by watching a movie he can escape the doom?

  • 3
    He just means that bad things happen to him repeatedly, and that's not going to change. But at least having the money will enable him to enjoy watching a movie in between the previous and the next bad thing. – FumbleFingers Nov 12 '14 at 18:29
5

Movie tickets cost around $7.50 so in this sentence Chandler is implying that he would spend the $7.50 on a movie. Since movies are good things, and bad things happen all the time, he would be mixing things up by adding a good thing (the movie) to his otherwise wretched life. He is thus planning on 'splitting up' the sequence of bad things that happen to him with a good thing (the movie).

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.