The One with the Jam

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 10/3/96
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  • Episode Description
  • 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.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Maggie Wheeler


  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • James Michael Tyler

    Gunther [uncredited]

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe & Ursula Buffay

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • The Hug & Roll.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 31, 2009

  • Funny as always!

    By grace87, Oct 11, 2008

  • 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 later considers going to a sperm bank.

    By luvpuff, Aug 16, 2008

  • Monica makes Joey jam, and then she decides to take on a bigger project.

    By tvownsLEXIE, Nov 28, 2007

  • Average

    By chocoholic411, Jul 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Chandler: Do I look fat? Ross & Rachel: No. Chandler: Okay I accept that. When Janice asked me and I said no, she took that to mean that I was calling her a cow.

    • Ross: Let's say, Janice is coming back from a trip and she gives you two options. Option number 1, she'll take a cab home from the airport. Option 2 is you can meet her at baggage claim. Which do you do? Chandler: That's easy, baggage claim. Ross: (Buzzes) Wrong! Now you're single. It's actually secret option number three, you meet her at the gate. That way she knows you love her.

    • Chandler: Janice likes to cuddle at night, which you know I am all for. But, you know when you want to go to sleep, you want some space. So, how do I tell her that without, you know, accidentally calling her fat or something? Rachel: Oh honey, I'm sorry we can't help you there 'cause were're cuddily sleepers! Okay, I'm late for work. All right, are you guys gonna come down? Ross: Uh, yeah, yeah, I'm right behind you. (Rachel leaves) Okay the sleeping thing: very tricky business, but there is something you can do. Chandler: but I thought you guys were cuddily sleepers. Ross: No! No, not cuddily, not me, I'm like you I need the room.

    • Chandler: Okay, well Janice said "Hi, do I look fat today?" So I looked at her... Ross: Whoa, whoa, whoa. You looked at her? You never look. You just answer, it's like a reflex. Do I look fat? No! Is she prettier than I am? No! Does size matter? Rachel: No! Ross: And it works both ways.

    • Monica: I've got a new plan now. Babies! Chandler: Well, you're gonna need much bigger jars.

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    Notes (5)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Monica zavařuje (Monica Preserves)

    • Matt LeBlanc and David Arquette were both in The Killing Box, a 1993 horror movie. Courtney Cox-Arquette and David Arquette were both in the Scream trilogy, 3000 Miles to Graceland, The Shrink Is In, and The Tripper.

    • Joey hurting his arm was not originally part of this episode, but Matt LeBlanc dislocated his shoulder while filming, and the injury was written in.

    • This episode runs 22:48 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    • David Arquette and Courtney Cox were dating during the filming of this episode. They have a daughter named Coco and were married from 1999-2010. They are separated now.

    Trivia (6)

    • Goof: In the scene where Ross tells Rachel that they are alone in an empty apartment, while he is leading her into the living room, the crew lights are visible at the top of the screen.

    • Goof: In the tag scene when Ross hits Chandler with his rolled up magazine, he only folds over one-third of the magazine. When it cuts to him hitting Chandler the magazine is fully folded over.

    • Goof: When Phoebe is talking to Ursula's stalker for the first time, her hands constantly move places, whenever the shot changes, with no time to do so.

    • Goof: About five minutes into the episode during a conversation between Chandler, Ross, and Rachel in the girls' apartment, a shadow can be seen passing behind the closet door in the back. This happens while the three friends are the only ones in the apartment, meaning that someone else was walking by backstage.

    • Goof: In the scene where Malcolm, played by David Arquette, is talking to Phoebe in the subway, you can hear him but his lips aren't moving.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Monica: Okay, sperm donor number 03815, come on down! This is referring to the way new contestants are announced on the long running game show The Price is Right.

    • Monica: Okay, he's 6'2", 170 pounds, and he describes himself as a male Geena Davis. Geena Davis is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actress, famous for her role in A League of Their Own.

    • Phoebe: Hey, you, J. Crew guy. J. Crew is a clothing brand that has been around since 1983.

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