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Friends: The Complete Third Season
Friends The Complete Third Season
Genres: Television
UR     2003     9hr 47min

Friends' peerless writing staff really spreads the wealth in this pivotal third season. Each of this seamless ensemble's cast members was given a story arc that deepened and enriched their characters. Most devastatingly, R...  more »


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Genres: Television
Sub-Genres: Television
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Clean,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 9hr 47min
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

One of Friends' best seasons!
Deanna | Maryland | 01/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Friends - The Complete Third Season" is a must-have for any Friends fan! I consider this to be one of Friends' best seasons for two reasons. One, being the sharp and very witty dialogue and happenings (Chandler & Joey acquiring a duck & a chick, Phoebe's boyfriend's "hanging" problem, Chandler acting like a woman, etc.). The second, is Ross and Rachel's breakup. David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston were heartbreakingly believable in the parting of one of TV's greatest couples ever.In this collection, you get the following episodes:1. "The One With the Princess Leia Fantasy"- Monica's still gloomy over her breakup with Richard. Ross tells Rachel about his Princess Leia fantasy.2. "The One Where No One's Ready"- Ross and Phoebe are the only one's dressed 30 minutes before a museum fundraiser.3. "The One With the Jam"- Monica tries to get over Richard by making jam. Then she decides that she wants to have a baby on her own, so she gets a list of sperm donors, only to discover Joey is on the list.4. "The One With the Metaphorical Tunnel"- Ross is shocked when Ben plays with a Barbie doll. Chandler decides to "go through the tunnel" and make a commitment to Janice.5. "The One With Frank Jr."- Phoebe reunites with her half brother, Frank Jr. The gang discusses who would be on their freebie list (five celebrities they'd be allowed to sleep with and not jeopardize their relationship).6. "The One With the Flashback"- Janice asks everybody if they've ever almost hooked up, causing the gang to have a flashback to three years earlier. We see Chandler searching for a roommate & hitting on Rachel (who's having cold-feet over her impending marriage), Ross making out on a pool table with Phoebe after he learns his wife is a lesbian and Monica with a crush on Joey.7. "The One With the Race Car Bed"- Ross is dreading a dinner with Rachel's father. Joey goes with Monica to return a race car bed that was accidentally delivered to her apartment.8. "The One With the Poking Device"- Rachel and Monica baby-sit Ben for the afternoon, but Monica leaves a knot on his head after bumping him into the wall. Joey tells Chandler that he caught Janice kissing her ex-husband.9. "The One With the Football"- It's Thanksgiving and the gang goes over to the park to play football and some sibling rivalry between Ross and Monica is reawakened.10. "The One Where Rachel Quits"- Just before Christmas, Gunther tells Rachel she needs to be retrained as a waitress, so she quits. Monica gets hooked on Mint Treasures that Ross is selling.11. "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister"- A drunk Chandler hooks up with one of Joey's sisters, but he can't recall which one. Rachel meets Mark, who helps her get a job at Bloomingdale's.12. "The One With All the Jealousy"- Ross gets jealous over the fact that Mark takes Rachel to lunch. Monica goes out with Julio, a hunky co-worker at the 50s diner.13. "The One Where Monica & Richard Are Friends"- Monica runs into Richard at the video store. Phoebe's new boyfriend unknowingly "hangs out of his shorts," to Chandler's horror.14. "The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner"- Phoebe reunites with a former musical collaborator. Chandler meets Ginger, the girl whose wooden-leg Joey threw in a fire.15. "The One Where Ross & Rachel Take A Break"- After Rachel tells Ross she has to cancel their anniversary plans, he shows up at her office with a picnic basket. She tells him they need to take a break from their relationship and he then sleeps with Chloe, the hot girl from the copy store.16. "The One With the Morning After"- Ross frantically tries to keep Rachel from finding out what he did, but Gunther spills the beans.17. "The One Without the Ski Trip"- Rachel invites everybody besides Ross on a ski trip. On their way, the gang gets locked out of the car at a desolate rest stop.18. "The One With the Hypnosis Tape"- Chandler has been listening to a hypnosis tape that's supposed to help him stop smoking. The only problem is, the tape's geared toward women and he starts acting very feminine.19. "The One With the Tiny T-Shirt"- Mark confesses his crush to Rachel and asks her out. Ross and Rachel return each other's belongings.20. "The One With the Dollhouse"- Monica inherits her Aunt Sylvia's dollhouse. Rachel's boss expresses her interest in Chandler.21. "The One With A Chick & A Duck"- Joey gets a baby chicken (that Chandler names Yasmine). Chandler tries to dump the chick off at a shelter, but ends up bringing home a duck instead.22. "The One With the Screamer"- Rachel's new boyfriend (Ben Stiller) turns out to have a raging temper, but it only shows in front of Ross.23. "The One With Ross's Thing"- Ross discovers a growth on his lower back and he goes to see Phoebe's herbalist. Pheeb's is juggling two guys: a firefighter and a teacher.24. "The One With the Ultimate Fighting Champion"- Pete, Monica's boyfriend, gets whipped in his Ultimate Fighting match. Phoebe asks Rachel if she can set Ross up with her friend, Bonnie, who used to be bald.25. "The One At the Beach"- Phoebe and the gang head to Montauk, New York, so she can meet an old friend (also named Phoebe) of her mother's. During the trip, Rachel tricks Bonnie into shaving her head, which is a total turn-off for Ross, who ends up kissing Rachel."
Season 3 is coming...
Angela M. Healey | Hull | 02/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Complete Third Season of 'Friends' is coming in April, and this review will make you remember all the great episodes, and if you are new to the show, it will give you an idea what happened in the series.The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy
Ross reveals a fantasy to Rachel involving a certain "Star Wars" character. Monica suffers from insomnia after her breakup with Richard. And Chandler, back together with Janice, wants Joey to bond with her.The One Where No One's Ready
Ross is in a hurry to get everyone dressed for an important banquet at the museum but no one is co-operating. Chandler and Joey fight over who gets to sit in a comfortable chair. Monica acts goofy over a message on the answering machine from Richard. Rachel can't decide what to wear and Phoebe (the only one ready on time) gets a spot on her dress.The 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 insemination through a sperm bank.The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel
Phoebe pretends to be Joey's agent and has some success in getting him auditions. Ultimately, however, she is unable to deal with the rejection that comes with acting, and quits. Ross is upset when Ben brings a Barbie doll on his weekend visit. He spends the time trying to get him to give up the doll and eventually replaces it with a G.I. Joe. When Carol and Susan come to pick up Ben, Monica tells them that Ross used to dress in his mother's clothes and play tea party. Chandler is advancing in his relationship with Janice and, realizing that he has a fear of commitment, goes to the girls for advice. When he decides to become super-committed, he ends up scaring Janice. He ends up just coming clean and being himself and the relationship survives.The One With Frank Jr.
Phoebe's half-brother visits and she offers to buy 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.The 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.The 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. 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.The 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. Chandler confronts Janice and she admits that she is confused about what she should do and can't chose between the two men. After much soul-searching and some advice from Joey, Chandler realizes he has to let her go back and try to make things work with her husband. While Rachel is babysitting Ben, Monica accidentally bumps his head into a post. The girls attempt to hide the bump under a hat but Ben keeps saying "Monica bang." When Ross finds the bump, he assumes that it was Rachel's fault, but she rats out Monica. Ross then gets to torture her by pretending Ben is seriously injured. Phoebe is convinced that she is cursed because every time she goes to the dentist, someone around her dies. After she is forced to go to the dentist, she calls everyone she knows and they are all alive. Ugly Naked Guy, however, has been lying in the same position without moving all day. The friends tie together a bunch of chopsticks into a giant poking device that they use to prod Ugly Naked Guy. He turns out to be alive and not very happy about being poked.The 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.The One Where Rachel Quits
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.The 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.The 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. And Monica dates a busboy who hates Americans.The 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." And Phoebe's athletic date has a problem with short shorts.The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner
Phoebe is reunited with her former singing partner, who thinks "Smelly Cat" has hit potential. Chandler dates a woman with a prosthetic leg. And Rachel's new job continues to put a strain on her relationship with Ross.The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break (1)
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 m?nage a trois with a woman who seems hot for both of them.The One 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.The 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.The 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's half-brother visits and announces he is getting married to a much, much older woman. And Chandler uses a hypnosis tape to quit smoking, with surprising results.The One With The Tiny T-Shirt
Rachel goes on her first date after splitting from Ross...and it's 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.The 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.The 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.The One With The Screamer
At the premiere of Joey's big play; Ross alone concludes that Rachel's date is insane. Joey falls in love with Kate, but she gets a big job in Los Angeles and takes it. And poor Phoebe is on hold for days with a company she needs to talk to before her phone warranty expires.The One With Ross's Thing
Afflicted with a mysterious skin condition on his butt, Ross seeks advice from Phoebe's herbalist. Phoebe can't decide whether to date a sensitive, muscular fireman or a sensitive, muscular schoolteacher. And Monica can't decide about Pete when she thinks he is going to propose.The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion
To Monica's horror, Pete plans to be in an ultimate fight, 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 is slaphappy. Phoebe sets Ross up on a date with a woman who used to be bald. And the friends are intrigued by a conversation between two strangers in Central Perk.The 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."
Friends Rules!
Ahmed | 01/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"FRIENDS is one of my all-time favorite shows! here, they return for another hilarious Season. buy this DVD and keep adding to your collection of FRIENDS. This is a must-have for any FRIENDS fan! Remember all the great episodes:The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy..
The One Where No One's Ready..
The One With The Jam..
The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel..
The One With Frank Jr..
The One With The Flashback..
The One With The Giant Poking Device..
The One With The Football..
The One Where Rachel Quits..
The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister..
The One With All The Jealousy..
The One Where Monica & Richard are Friends..
The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner..
The One Where Ross & Rachel Take A Break..
The One The Morning After..
The One Without The Ski Trip..
The One With The Hypnosis Tape..
The One With The Tiny T-Shirt..
The One With The Dollhouse..
The One With A Chick and A Duck..
The One With The Screamer..
The One With Ross' Thing..
The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion..
The One At The Beach.."
Favourite Friends' Moments, Now with extra footage!
Ahmed | Canada | 04/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Definitely one of the best and most exciting seasons of Friends, it's the season where Ross and Rachel are; still dating, break-up, and eventually decide to get back together by the season's end. In between lots of events take place, e.g. Monica gets a new boyfriend (Pete the millionaire) and Joey &Chandler buy birds (a chick and a duck). The season features some of the all-time favourite Friends episodes! I love the packaging! You take it out of the cover and the DVD version is like a folder. It opens up into like 6 pages with the DVDs and episodes listings. I got this for a more expensive price so this price is a lot better! You can also choose to have subtitles (choice is from 4 different languages) or you can choose to have none.The episodes are:
Disc 1:The one with the Princess Leia Fantasy- Ross' secret fantasy doesn't stay secret for long after he confides in Rachel. Chandler begins to rekindle his relationship with ex-girlfriend Janice. The one where no one's ready- Ross gets riled when his friends fail to be ready on time for a museum fundraiser. The one with the jam- Monica tries to get over Richard by making jam but she gets obsessed. Se decides to get a sperm from a bank to have her own baby.The one with the Metaphorical tunnel- Ross and Rachel encourage Chandler to commit to Janice.The one with Frank Jr.- Phoebe invites her bro over for a visit. Ross makes a list of celebrities he's allowed to sleep with and one of them shows up.The one with the flashback- Janice asks them if they've ever dated each other, they say no but they start thinking of the past (when Joey hits on Monica by stripping and when Chandler tries to make something happen between him and Rachel).The one with the racecar bed- The 'Mattress King store' sends Monica a wrong bed, a kid's bed.Special features: Audio commentary by the executive producers.Disc 2:The 1 with the giant poking device- Phoebe thinks she has killed 'ugly naked guy' so everyone joins in to poke him.The 1 with the football- the friends play football (Ross and Monica fight like cats and dogs, Rachel hangs along, Phoebe makes t a game of a lifetime for herself, and Joey and Chandler fight over the same woman).The 1 where Rachel quits- Seeking advice from Chandler, Rachel finally quits her job at Central Perk.The 1 where Chandler can't remember which sister- Rachel has an interview at Bloomingdales. Chandler sleeps with Joey's sister.The 1 with all the jealousy- Ross gets really jealous of Rachel's co-worker Mark.The 1 where Monica + Richard are just friends- they bump into each other at the video store. They do everything they did when they were dating except they say they're 'just friends'.Special features: audio commentary.Disc 3:
The 1 with Phoebe's ex-partner- Phoebe's old partner returns to Phoebe's life but not for long, she ends up stealing Phoebe's 'smelly cat'. Chandler dates a woman with an artificial leg.The 1 where Ross+ Rachel take a break- Rachel thinks it's a break; Ross thinks it's a break-up. This is where it started.The 1 the morning after- Rachel finds out about Ross' one-night stand with the Xerox girl.The 1 with the ski trip- Rachel invites the gang (excluding Ross) to a ski trip, Ross goes to Carol.The 1 with the hypnosis tape- Rachel gives Chandler a tape to quit smoking. It works too well but it's for a woman, "you're a strong and confident woman" and Chandler starts to act like 1.The 1 with the tiny t-shirt- Rachel returns Ross' belongings to him. Ross asks for his t-shirt back in spite. But later Rachel gets it back. Special features: audio commentary.Disc 4:
1 with the dollhouse- Monica inherits a Victorian dollhouse. But she has competition from a cardboard house that Phoebe has.1 with the chick and the duck- this is where they get them. They buy a chick and end up with a chick and a duck. Pete wants Monica to be the head chef at his new restaurant.1 with the screamer- Ben Stiller dates Rachel but he's a loud, angry, malicious maniac and Ross tries to tell everyone.1 with Ross' thing-Ross finds a 'thing' on him. He goes from doctor to doctor but no one can tell him what it is. It is referred to as a 'coundas' and 'the Ross'. Phoebe plays the field.1 with the ultimate fighting champion- Pete gets beaten up in public, but he refuses to listen to Monica.The 1 at the beach- Every1 goes to the beach. Ross and Rachel flirt, Bonnie becomes bald, Chandler wants to know why Monica won't date him, Joey wants to play poker, and Phoebe wants to know her father's location but she finds out her mother's alive.Special features: This disc has the best special features' options. You can take in an Open house at Joey and Chandler's Bachelor Pad with the interactive menu (you can even flip through a 'Friends' scrap book). 2nd- you can leaf through the Friends of Friends Guest book (e.g. Billy Crystal). 3rd- You can learn what's up with your friends with video guides. 4th- You can do a Rachel-Ross trivia quiz: every right answer brings them closer to each other and every wrong answer moves them apart.I highly recommend this season. Not only is the season extremely funny but also I love the packaging and everything. The episodes also have extra footage that you've never seen. Every episode has at least 1 line that had to be cut-off because of limited time when it was aired."