Season 3 Episode 12

The One with All the Jealousy

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 16, 1997 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Ross & Rachel continue to fall apart.

    Just when you think it can't get worse, it does! Mark actually works right next to Rachel. While Ross tries to "Mark his territory." "You might as well peed all around my desk!" - Rachel. That was hilarious. And then Ross tries to make Rachel jealous by going to a stripper for a playdate. I like how in the end, Rachel realizes she is jealous! Meanwhile Monica & the busboy wasnt my favorie plot. Well first of all, I hated the busboy from the beginning, so towards the end, I'm glad he got what he deserved. Joey lying on his resume, caused him a lot of consequences which was hilarious!moreless
  • Just a small step-down, but still good.

    After many great episodes this season, here is just a little step-down... Although it's not so great, this episode also has its times. It's full of humor, but the stories just haven't impressed me too much. Monica is dating a poem-boy who hates American women, but those scenes actually aren't so funny or interesting (a lack of story?).

    Phoebe doesn't have any major role in this episode, I wish she had a bigger role. Ross's jealousy goes to extreme measures, and it's quite funny, but I just feel like I've already seen this. Chandler also doesn't have such a big role, but he fills the blanks in the episodes very good. And Joey needs to dance for a musical, but he doesn't know how to dance, although he stated that he knows in his resume. I guess those are a little better scenes.moreless
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The Director

Guest Star

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez


Guest Star

Wendy Schaal

Wendy Schaal


Guest Star

Steven Eckholdt

Steven Eckholdt

Mark Robinson

Recurring Role

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Continuity: In this episode Phoebe says that having a stripper at a bachelor party is so cliche. Yet at her own bachelorette party in "The One Where The Stripper Cries" she is very upset when they did not get her a stripper and nearly insists that they do.

    • Continuity: When Ross confronts Mark, Rachel walks out the back hallway behind her desk. However, after Rachel catches Ross confronting Mark, there's only a wall behind the desk.

    • Continuity: Ross said that he and Carol were together for 8 years, which means that they got together in 1985. However, In "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks," Ross said that he just met Carol during the 1987 flashback.

    • Goof: In the coffee house when Rachel is talking to Ross about trust, a couple comes in behind her and stands at the bar. In the next shot of Rachel they have switched positions.

    • Goof: When Chandler is showing Rachel his stripper pen, Rachel is sitting with one leg up on the couch. When Ross walks in her legs are crossed, then she takes her leg down off the couch again and crosses them again.

    • Goof: When Monica is confronting Julio about the poem, there are two bottles upside down on the top of others. He turns one over, but in the next shot there are still two upside down, and then there are none.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Ross: I'm sorry, I was an idiot.
      Rachel: A big idiot.
      Ross: A big idiot. Just you have to realize is, this whole Mark thing is kinda hard for me.
      Rachel: Honey, why is it hard, I mean we've been together for almost a year now?
      Ross: Well, I was with Carol for like eight years and I lost her. And now if it's possible I think I love you even more. So, it's hard for me to believe that I'm not gonna, well that someone else is not going to take you away.
      Gunther: (Eavesdropping) Let it be me! Let it be me!

    • Phoebe: How was last night with Julio, señorita?
      Monica: It was so amazing, he is so sexy, and smart, which makes him even sexier. Oh gosh, I gotta show you this. Last night, we were fooling around and he stops to write a poem.
      Joey: Get out! I couldn't stop if a meteor hit me.

    • Mark: (Answering the phone) Rachel Green's line, how may I help you?
      Ross: Hi, is Rachel there?
      Mark: And who may I say is calling?
      Ross: This is Ross.
      Mark: Ross of...?
      Ross: Of Ross and Rachel.

    • Barbershop Quartet: (Singing)
      One, two, three.
      Congratulations on your first week at your brand new job,
      It won't be long before you're the boss.
      And you know who will be there to support you,
      Your one and only boyfriend,
      (One singer singing)
      It's nice to have a boyfriend.
      (All singing)
      Your loyal, loving boyfriend, Ross.

    • Rachel: (To Ross) You have a play date with a stripper?!
      Chandler: Man, I gotta get a kid.

    • Monica: (To Julio) Your a poet and don't know it.

    • Ross: She's having lunch with him. She's having lunch with him! And you should of seen the hug she gave him when she got the job. And, and, and, he's really good looking. What am I gonna do?
      Chandler: Don't do anything. Keep it inside. Learn how to hide your feelings! Don't cry out loud.

    • Joey: Guess who's in an audition for a Broadway musical?
      Chandler: I want to say you, but that seems like such an easy answer.

    • Rachel: Well, there's a kiss he won't forget for a few hours. You know?
      Chandler: Yeah. Either that or you just turned him on and sent him off to a stripper.

    • Rachel: (To Ross) It was like you were marking your territory. You might as well have come in and peed all around my desk.

    • Joey: And before you know it, she's with him. And you'll be all, "Oh, man!" And he'll be all, "Yes!" And us, we'll be like "Oh, dude!" And pretty soon you'll be like, "Hi," and, "Well, I can't go. Rachel and Mark might be there." And we'll be like, "Man, get over it, it's been four years!"
      Chandler: He paints quite a picture, doesn't he?

    • Chandler: (Coming off the phone) Okay! We have our stripper, a Miss Crystal Chandelier!
      Joey: Well sure, if you name a kid that, what do you expect them to grow up to be?

    • Phoebe: A stripper at a bachelor party, that is so cliché. Why don't you guys get a magician?
      Chandler: Well, if the magician can open my beer with his butt cheeks, then all right.

    • Chandler: (To Ross about Rachel) You could send her a musical bug, no... wait you've already done that.

    • Barbershop Quartet: (Singing)
      Mr. Pretentious, you think there's no one finer!
      Well your poems are unpublished and you work in a diner!
      You're no God's gift to women - That's all in your head!
      You are just a buttmunch!
      (One singer singing)
      No one likes a buttmunch!
      (All singing)
      And you're also bad in bed!

  • NOTES (4)


    • Monica: And you know what? I get excited about stupid stuff like when my People magazine comes on Saturday and the new Hold Everything catalog.

      People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human interest stories. The Hold Everything catalog was a furniture catalog by Williams-Sonoma that was discontinued in 2006.

    • The song that Rachel's "love bug" played was "Love Story" by Francis Lai, from the film Love Story.

    • Joey: (Singing) You've got to pick a pocket or two. Boys, you've got to pick a pocket or two.

      At his audition Joey sang "You've got to pick a pocket or two" by Lionel Bart from the Broadway musical Oliver.

    • Julio: Flowers of Evil by Baudelaire. Have you read it?

      Les Fleurs du mal ("The Flowers of Evil") is a volume of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire, one of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth century.

    • Joey: It's a musical version of A Tale of Two Cities. So I think I'm gonna sing "New York, New York" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."

      A Tale of Two Cities is a historical novel by Charles Dickens. The two cities referred to in the title are London and Paris.
      "New York, New York" is the theme song by John Kander from the 1977 Martin Scorsese film New York, New York.
      "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" is a popular song, written in 1954, and most known as Tony Bennett's signature song.

    • Chandler: Keep it inside. Learn how to hide your feelings. Don't cry out loud.

      These are lyrics from the song "Don't Cry Out Loud" by Melissa Manchester.