Season 3 Episode 12

The One with All the Jealousy

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



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: In this episode Phoebe says that having a stripper at a bachelor party is so cliché, yet at her own bachelorette party in "The One Where The Stripper Cries", she is very upset when she thinks they did not get her a stripper.

    • 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.
      Note: The "walls" to the right of and behind Rachel's desk are an L-shaped partition with hall access from either side. Rachel exits to the left of her desk and returns around the partition to the right of her desk. This partition can be seen clearly later this season in "The One with the Dollhouse" when Chandler and Rachel are arguing in the hallway behind the partition and then Chandler emerges to talk to Joanna on the left (audience) side of Rachel's desk.

    • Continuity: Ross said that he and Carol were together for 8 years, which means that they got together in 1986. However, In "The One with All the Thanksgivings", it was during the 1988 flashback that Ross said he had just met Carol. From the Fall of 1988 to the Fall of 1994 when they broke up would be 6 years.

    • 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

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

    • Ross: (to Chandler about Rachel and Mark) She's having lunch with him? Lunch with him?! ...You should've seen the hug she gave him when she got the job! 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 has an audition for a Broadway musical?!
      Chandler: I wanna say you, but it seems like such an easy answer.

    • 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?

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

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

    • Chandler: (just getting 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?

    • Barbershop Quartet: (at Bloomingdales singing to Rachel)
      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,
      (solo) It's nice to have a boyfriend...
      (all) Your loyal, loving boyfriend, Ross. Ross!

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

    • Chandler: (to Ross about how to impress Rachel) Well, why don't you send her a musical bug...? (reflecting) Oh, no... you already did that...

    • Chandler: (to Ross about his problems with Rachel and Mark) Alright, fine, don't do anything... just sit here and talk to us--meanwhile, she is talking to him... about you! ...and he's being Mr. Joe Sensitive... and she starts thinking, "Maybe this is the guy for me, because he understands me..."
      Joey: ...and before ya 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?

    • Ross: (to Rachel in Central Perk about all his jealousy) I'm sorry... I was an idiot.
      Rachel: A big idiot.
      Ross: A big idiot. It's just what you have to realize is, this whole Mark thing is really 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 gonna take you away.
      Gunther: (to himself while eavesdropping) Let it be me! Let it be me!

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

    • (Rachel has given Ross a passionate good-bye kiss)
      Rachel: Well, there's a kiss he won't forget for a few hours, y'know?
      Chandler: Yeah... Either that, or you just turned him on and sent him off to a stripper.

    • Barbershop Quartet: (in the diner singing to Julio)
      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!
      (solo) No one likes a buttmunch!
      (all) And you're also bad in be-e-ed!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Monica: And y'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 and 1968 film 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 perhaps best 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.

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