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Season 3 1996 - 1997

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  • 1996-09-17T00:00:00Z on NBC
  • 22 mins
  • 9 hours, 11 mins (25 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
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25 episodes

3x01 The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

  • Season Premiere

    1996-09-17T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Monica suffers from insomnia and depression following her breakup with Richard. Joey struggles to accept Chandler and Janice's relationship. Ross confides in Rachel about one of his fantasies.

A stressed Ross desperately and insistently tries to get the rest of the gang ready for a black tie event at the museum, while Joey and Chandler clash over personal belongings and personal space.

3x03 The One with the Jam

  • 1996-10-04T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Phoebe dates a man who thinks she is her twin sister. Monica uses her free time to make jam in an effort to get over Richard and considers insemination through a sperm bank.

Chandler tries to get over his fear of commitment. Phoebe poses as Joey's agent after she forgets to tell him about an audition. Ross panics after seeing Ben play with a Barbie doll and tries to convince him to play with more manly toys.

3x05 The One with Frank Jr.

  • 1996-10-18T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Phoebe's half-brother visits, 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.

3x06 The One with the Flashback

  • 1996-11-01T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

When Janice asks the gang if any of them have ever slept together, the friends flash back to three years earlier.

Monica buys a new bed from Janice's soon-to-be-ex-husband, but the wrong one is delivered. Rachel's attempts to have her father and Ross bond. Joey gets a job teaching a soap opera acting class.

Chandler is devastated after Joey tells him he saw Janice kissing her ex-husband. Monica accidentally bumps Ben's head. Phoebe is paranoid about going to the dentist.

3x09 The One with the Football

  • 1996-11-22T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Old sibling rivalry between Monica and Ross resurfaces and postpones Thanksgiving dinner when the gang decide to play a game of "touch" football.

3x10 The One Where Rachel Quits

  • 1996-12-13T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Rachel makes a rash decision after Gunther tells her she needs to be retrained. Phoebe tries to help Joey when he gets a job selling Christmas trees. And Ross accidentally breaks a girl's leg and tries to make it up to her.

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.

Ross becomes jealous of Mark. After Joey lies on his resume, he is forced to teach a dance to a Broadway cast. Monica dates a busboy who hates Americans.

Monica's willpower is tested when she runs into Richard. Joey agrees to read Little Women while Rachel agrees to read The Shining. Phoebe's athletic date has a problem with his shorts.

Phoebe is reunited with her former singing partner. Chandler dates a woman with a prosthetic leg. Rachel's new job continues to put a strain on her relationship with Ross.

Ross seeks solace at a party after a bitter fight with Rachel. Phoebe dates a diplomat who needs an interpreter to communicate with her.

Ross is guilt-ridden and tries to prevent Rachel from learning about what he did. When she finds out anyway, they have a fight. The other four friends are trapped in Monica's bedroom, forced to listen in.

3x17 The One Without the Ski Trip

  • 1997-03-07T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Ross and Rachel compete to spend time with their friends following their break-up.

Monica agrees to a date with one of her restaurant customers. Phoebe's half-brother visits and announces he is getting married. Chandler uses a hypnosis tape to quit smoking, with surprising results.

Rachel goes on her first date after splitting from Ross. Joey develops a crush on his costar.
Monica continues to date Pete, even though she is still not attracted to him.

3x20 The One with the Dollhouse

  • 1997-04-11T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Rachel regrets setting up Chandler with her boss, Joanna. Monica's aunt dies and leaves her an antique dollhouse.

Monica considers a dream job in Pete's new restaurant. Joey buys Chandler an unusual pet. Ross makes a sacrifice for Rachel.

3x22 The One with the Screamer

  • 1997-04-25T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

At the premiere of Joey's big play; Ross concludes that Rachel's date is insane. Joey gets upset when Kate is offered a job in Los Angeles. Phoebe is placed on hold by her phone company.

3x23 The One with Ross's Thing

  • 1997-05-02T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Afflicted with a mysterious skin condition, Ross seeks medical help. Phoebe can't decide between two guys. Monica can't decide what to do about Pete when she thinks he is going to propose.

Pete wants to become the Ultimate Fighting Champion, but Monica struggles to support him.
Chandler has a problem with his new boss. Phoebe sets Ross up on a date.

3x25 The One at the Beach

  • 1997-05-16T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

The gang goes to the beach and Phoebe meets a family friend with links to her past. Ross discovers that Rachel still loves him and must choose between her and Bonnie.

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