Season 3 Episode 1

The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 1996 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Ross: I have to say "Tupelo Honey" by Van Morrison.
      Rachel: No way! The most romantic song ever was "The Way We Were."
      Phoebe: Uh, see I think the one that Elton John wrote for, um, that guy on Who's The Boss?
      Rachel: What song was that, Pheebs?
      Phoebe: (singing) Hold me close, young Tony Danza.
      Van Morrison is a singer-songwriter from northern Ireland. "Tupelo Honey" is a popular song from his 1971 album, Tupelo Honey.
      "The Way We Were" is the title song to the 1973 movie The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.
      "Hold me close young Tony Danza" is a play on Elton John's song "Tiny Dancer." The actual lyrics are "Hold me closer tiny dancer." However, Phoebe confuses the lyric "tiny dancer" with Tony Danza, star of the television sitcom "Who's the Boss?".