Season 3 Episode 3

The One with the Jam

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Trivia: When Rachel comes out of the bathroom, she is wearing two different socks. The same thing happened in "The One Where No One's Ready".

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Joey: Oh, Jam? I love jam! Hey, how come we never have jam at our place?
      Chandler: Because the kids need new shoes.

    • Phoebe: (Phoebe catches Malcolm following Ursula) Oh, well, what do you know? There goes my identical twin sister! Just walking along, looking like me!

    • Phoebe: (About Malcolm) You think he's still following her?
      Chandler: Pheebs, wake up and smell the restraining order.

    • Monica: I think, that if you really like this guy, you should just trust him.
      Phoebe: Thank you, Monica.
      Joey: Orrr, you could follow him and see where he goes.
      Monica: Oh, that's what I would do, forget mine.

    • Phoebe: I asked for the news, not the weather.

    • Joey: Ah, this guy's an astronaut, that would have been so cool! (Monica looks at Joey) For like a day.

    • Rachel: (About the sling on Joey's arm) Did you tell the doctor you did it jumping up and down on your bed?
      Joey: No. I had a whole cover story, but Chandler here sold me out.
      Chandler: Well, I'm sorry Joe, I didn't think the doctor would buy that it just fell out of the socket.

    • Chandler: (Thinking) Look at all that room on her side! You good fit a giant penguin over there. That would be weird though. Okay, hug and roll time! I'm huggin', I'm huggin', you're rollin', and... yes! Freedom! Except for this arm! Arm stuck! Stuck arm! Okay, time for the old table cloth trick. One fluid motion. Quick like a cat, quick like a cat! And 1... 2... 3!

    • Phoebe: Okay, first... I'm not crazy. And second... say it, don't spray it.

    • Monica: Hey, look at me! I'm making jam... been at it since 4 O'clock this morning.
      Ross: Where'd you get fruit at four in the morning?
      Monica: Went down to the docks. Hey, betcha didn't know you can get it wholesale.
      Rachel: I didn't know there were docks.

    • Chandler: Okay Joe, I gotta ask. The hot girl from the xerox place buck naked (He gestures with his one hand), or a big tub of jam (He gestures with his other hand)?
      Joey: Put your hands together.

    • Monica: I'm going into business, people. I needed a plan. A plan to get over my man ... and what's the opposite of man? Jam!

    • Joey: Remember when your mom would send you to the movies with a jar of jam and a spoon?
      Rachel: (Pats Joey on the head) You're so pretty.

    • Monica: (Looking at potential sperm donors) Look at this guy! He's from Queens, 27, an actor. From a big family, 7 girls and he's the only... (Looks at Joey) ...boy. Oh my God, under Personal Comments, "New York Knicks rule."
      Joey: Yeah, the Knicks rule!

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