The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

Season 3, Ep 1, Aired 9/16/96
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  • Episode Description
  • 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.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Maggie Wheeler


  • Elliott Gould

    Jack Geller

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Christina Pickles

    Judy Geller

  • Fan Reviews (6)

    By Boo_Radley, Oct 20, 2012

  • "Joey and Janice's DAY OF FUN!" - Janice

    By FriendsSvuLost8, Feb 09, 2008

  • "I'll just get some sleep, or go to a galaxy, far, far away" - Monica

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 29, 2009

  • another good episode.

    By simpfan90210, Apr 25, 2007

  • Ten years old but still hasn't lost it's spark!

    By timb019, Apr 24, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Joey: Oh, hey, Chandler, we, ah, we stopped by the coffee shop and ran into Ross. Chandler: Oh God! Joey: Hey, if it makes you feel any better, I do it too. Chandler: Really? Joey: Oh yeah, I always picture your Mom when I'm having sex.

    • Ross: (About his Princess Leia fantasy) Look, that was supposed to be like a private, personal thing between us. Rachel: Okay, Ross, Phoebe is my girlfriend, okay, we tell each other everything. You know, I mean, come on, guys do the same thing, I mean, what about all that locker room stuff. Ross: That's different, okay. That's like, uh "Who dated a stripper?" or "Who did it on the back of the Staton Island Ferry?" Rachel: Were both of those Joey? Ross: Yeah. Look, you don't, you don't talk about like, you know, your girlfriend and the intimate stuff you, you do with her. Rachel: Not even with your best friend? Ross: No! Rachel: That is so sad. You're missing out on so much, Ross. I mean, the bonding and the sharing, you know. And, and knowing that someone else is going through the same thing you are. Ross: Hmm. So what, you, you tell each other everything? Rachel: Pretty much. Ross: Did you talk about the night of five times? Do you tell people about the night of five times? Rachel: Uh, honey, that was with Carol. Ross: I know, but it's still worth mentioning, I think.

    • Monica: God, look what I found in the drain. Rachel: What?! Monica: It's some of Richard's hair! What do I do with this? Ross: Getting it away from me would be job one. Monica: It's weird, but you know what? I don't wanna throw this away. I mean this is like all I have left of him... gross, drain hair. Ooh!

    • Joey: They're not breaking up. Chandler and Janice, they're not breaking up. He didn't blink or anything. Rachel: Well, you know, I'm not surprised. I mean, have you seen them together? They're really cute. Joey: Cute? This is Janice.

    • Janice: I gotta go, I gotta go. Okay, not without a kiss. Chandler: Well, maybe I won't kiss you, and then you'll have to stay. Joey: (Under his breath) Kiss her! Kiss her!

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Rossovy představy (Ross's Fantasies)

    • The contestant on Wheel of Fortune is actually Michael Curtis, the writer of this episode.

    • There is a new opening sequence during the theme song. Clips are added in from different episodes.

    • This episode runs 24:39 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (8)

    • Goof: When Monica answers the door and sees her father, she says, "Hey Dad, what are you doing here?" However, her lips barely move at all and the line sounds like a voice-over.

    • Trivia: Rachel's "Princess Leia" gold bikini is not an exact copy of the original, which showed a lot more skin.

    • Trivia: When Chandler and Ross are sharing, and Chandler mentions the girl at the Xerox place with the belly button ring, Ross agrees that he sometimes pictures her. This is the same girl that Ross sleeps with when he and Rachel are on a break and ruins their relationship later in the season.

    • Goof: Monica is supposed to be all depressed in this episode, because of her breakup with Richard. But in the very first scene she looks perfectly fine when walking into Central Perk discovering the people sitting in their sofa.

    • Trivia: In this episode it's noticeable that Jennifer Aniston did some exercise between seasons. Her face looks skinnier and overall she looks toned.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Chandler: Okay, well you know... you know when you're in bed. With a woman. And, uh, you know, you're fooling around with her. And you get all these, like, mental images in your brain, you know, like Elle MacPherson, or that girl at the Xerox place.... Elle Macpherson is an Australian supermodel and actress. She is most famous worldwide for her four cover appearances on Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She also appeared as Janine, Joey's roommate in Season 6.

    • Monica: Or maybe to a galaxy far, far away. The opening line of Star Wars, a famous 1977 sci-fi film by George Lucas, was "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."

    • Phoebe: Where is my strong Ross Skywalker to come rescue me? Phoebe is referring to Luke Skywalker, a fictional character in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.

    • Joey: Wheel! Chandler: Of! Joey: Fortune! Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show originally devised by Merv Griffin.

    • Ross: Did you ever see Return of the Jedi? Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi is a 1983 science fantasy film written by George Lucas. It is the third film to be released in the Star Wars saga, and the sixth and final in terms of internal chronology. Princess Leia, one of the main characters, was infamous for her gold bikini worn in Return of the Jedi and her hair affectionately called the "donut hair" or "cinnamon buns" by many Star Wars fans.

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