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Friends - The Complete Third Season


Season Details
Season three took on a significantly greater serialized format. Rachel begins working at Bloomingdales and Ross becomes jealous of her coworker, Mark. Ross and Rachel break up after Ross sleeps with the hot girl from the copy shop, Chloe. His insistence that he and Rachel were "on a break" becomes a running gag through the remaining seasons. The two show significant animosity towards each other through the second half of the season, though the cliffhanger ending suggests the two reconcile. Interestingly, the first episode after they break up does not focus on the two of them, but on Chandler, who's having a very hard time dealing with the situation, as it reminds him of his parents' divorce. Phoebe, established as having no family except for an identical twin sister, becomes acquainted with her half-brother (played by Giovani Ribisi) and in the finale discovers her birth mother she never knew she had (played by Teri Garr). Joey develops a crush on Kate, his acting partner in a new play (played by Dina Meyer). At first, she doesn't harbor feelings for him, even after sleeping together. However, after her boyfriend/director dumps her following a scathing review of the play, she turns to Joey for support. The relationship doesn't last long, as she is given an opportunity on a soap opera in Los Angeles. Monica begins a relationship with Pete Becker, a millionaire who has a crush on her (played by Jon Favreau). At first, she only sees him as a friend, but eventually, the two begin to date. Preparing for what she thinks is a marriage proposal, Pete confides in her that he wants to become the Ultimate Fighting Champion. After seeing him get beat up badly in two matches, she tells him he has to give it up. Since he won't, she breaks up with him.



Friends Season 3 Episode Guide

Episode Description
#1The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy
Ross reveals his sexual fantasy to Rachel, which involves her being dressed up as Princess Leia from Star Wars. Monica suffers from insomnia after her breakup with Richard. And Chandler, back together with Janice, wants Joey to bond with her. This episode prompted an approving letter from George Lucas for its portrayal of Princess Leia.[citation needed]
#2The One Where No One's Ready
Ross is in a hurry to get everyone dressed for an important banquet at the museum but everyone keeps delaying. Monica freaks when she hears an answer phone message from Richard, and Joey and Chandler fight over a couch chair.
#3The One with the Jam
Phoebe dates a man who thinks he's stalking her twin sister. Ross and Rachel give Chandler 'boyfriend' lessons. Monica uses her free time after breaking up with Richard to make jam and considers artificial insemination through a sperm bank. Guest Star: David Arquette
#4The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel
Phoebe pretends to be Joey's agent and has some success in getting him auditions. Ross is upset when Ben brings a Barbie doll on his weekend visit. Chandler is advancing in his relationship with Janice and, realizing that he has a fear of commitment, goes to the girls for advice.
#5The One with Frank Jr.
Phoebe's half-brother visits and she offers to give him a massage, but they have trouble bonding. Joey attempts to build an entertainment center. Ross is challenged to name the five celebrities he'd like to sleep with most. Guest star Isabella Rosselini.
#6The One with the Flashback
When Janice asks the gang if any of them have ever slept together, the friends flash back to a time three years before, where some dark secrets are revealed.
#7The One with the Race Car Bed
When Monica buys a new bed from Janice's soon-to-be-ex-husband, 'The Mattress King,' the wrong one is delivered. When she and Joey try to take it back, Joey sees Janice and The Mattress King in his office, kissing. Rachel's attempts to have her father and Ross bond fail, until she stops trying. Joey gets a job teaching a soap opera acting class.
#8The One with the Giant Poking Device
When Chandler is about to buy Janice an expensive gift, Joey tells him that he saw Janice kissing her ex-husband. Meanwhile, Monica accidentally bumps Ben's head into a post. Phoebe is convinced that she is cursed because every time she goes to the dentist, someone around her dies, and a toothache is forcing her to make another visit. After returning, she frantically tries to figure out who must have died. Everyone is accounted for until Rachel notices that the 'ugly naked guy' who lives in the building across from theirs isn't moving. In an attempt to see if he's dead or just sleeping, they tape together chopsticks to make a long stick with which they poke through his window from the balcony. When he moves, they are happy to discover that he is alive. They keep poking for a while.
#9The One with the Football
Emotions become the feast of the day when the gang plays a game of touch football on Thanksgiving as Joey and Chandler argue over who gets to date a model and Ross and Monica argue over winning in a case of sibling rivalry.
#10The One Where Rachel Quits
Rachel decides to quit her job as a waiter when Gunther, her boss, tries to politely correct all the mistakes she's been making. Phoebe tries to help Joey when he gets a job selling Christmas trees. Ross accidentally breaks a girl's leg, and attempts to make it up to her by helping her sell cookies to win a trip.
#11The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister
Ross is suspicious about Rachel's possible job offer from a good-looking stranger. And a drunken Chandler fools around with one of Joey's sisters, but can't remember which one.
#12The One with All the Jealousy
Ross becomes jealous when he thinks he catches Rachel's new coworker whispering sweet nothings in her ear. After Joey lies on his resume, he is forced to teach a very hard dance to an entire Broadway cast. Monica dates a busboy from the diner.
#13The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends
Monica's willpower is tested when she runs into Richard at the video store. Joey agrees to read Little Women while Rachel agrees to read The Shining. Phoebe's athletic date has a problem with short shorts. He is 'coming out'.
#14The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner
Phoebe is reunited with her former singing partner (Elizabeth Daily), who thinks 'Smelly Cat' has hit potential. Chandler dates a woman with a prosthetic leg (Sherilyn Fenn). And Rachel's new job continues to put a strain on her relationship with Ross.
#15The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break
Ross seeks solace at a party after a bitter fight with Rachel and ends up in the arms of another woman. Phoebe dates a diplomat who needs an interpreter to communicate with her. And Chandler and Joey ponder a Ménage à trois with a woman who seems hot for both of them.
#16The One on the Morning After
Ross tries to prevent Rachel from learning that he slept with Chloe, the copy store employee. When she finds out anyway and they go back to her apartment and have a fight, the other four friends are trapped in Monica's bedroom, forced to listen in as Rachel decides to break up with Ross.
#17The One Without the Ski Trip
Ross and Rachel compete to spend time with their other friends. When a lonely Ross is excluded from Rachel's ski trip with her pals, he visits Carol. Meanwhile, Chandler starts smoking again.
#18The One with the Hypnosis Tape
A desperate Monica agrees to a date with one of her restaurant customers, who turns out to be very, very well-off. Phoebe freaks when she finds out that her 18 year-old brother is planning to wed a woman more than twice his age. (Debra Jo Rupp). And Chandler uses a hypnosis tape to quit smoking, with surprising results.
#19The One with the Tiny T-Shirt
Rachel goes on her first date after splitting from Ross, with Mark. Joey develops a crush on his costar in his new play. And Monica continues to date Pete, even though she is still not attracted to him.
#20The One with the Dollhouse
Rachel regrets making a date for Chandler and her boss, Joanna. Joey's interest in Kate intensifies after they sleep together. And Monica's aunt dies, leaving her an antique dollhouse, with which Monica doesn't want Phoebe to play with.
#21The One with a Chick. And a Duck.
Monica considers a dream job in Pete's new restaurant, but Phoebe fears there is more to the deal. Joey and Chandler adopt a baby chick and a duck. And Ross misses a panel for the Discovery Channel to help Rachel, who may have a broken rib.
#22The One with the Screamer
At the premiere of Joey's big play; Ross alone concludes that Rachel's date (Ben Stiller) is insane. Joey falls in love with Kate, but she gets a big job in Los Angeles and takes it. And Phoebe is on hold for days with a company she needs to talk to before her phone warranty expires.
#23The One with Ross's Thing
Afflicted with a mysterious skin condition on his butt, Ross seeks advice from Phoebe's herbalist (Kevin McDonald). Phoebe can't choose between dating a fireman or a Kindergarten teacher and attempts to date both without the other finding out. Monica can't decide what to do about Pete when she thinks he is going to propose.
#24The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion
To Monica's horror, Pete plans to compete in the 'Ultimate Fighting Championship', and when he can't win but won't give up, she must decide her future with him. Chandler has a problem when his new boss keeps slapping him on the butt. Phoebe sets Ross up on a date with a woman who used to be bald.
#25The One at the Beach
The gang goes to the beach. In search of her father, Phoebe meets a family friend with links to her family's past, who may know more than she's letting on. Ross discovers that Rachel still loves him, and must choose between sex-crazy, but bald, Bonnie and Rachel, the love of his life. After the gang plays strip poker, Joey winds up sleeping naked on the beach. And Chandler wonders why Monica doesn't think he's serious after he asks her if she would ever go out with him.
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