Friends: Season 10, Episode 3

The One with Ross's Tan (9 Oct. 2003)

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Ross tries to get a tan, but seems to do it poorly. Rachel and Joey try to make out with no awkwardness. And Phoebe and Monica's old roommate, Amanda comes to visit.



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Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)


Joey and Rachel consider themselves ready for lovemaking, but their hands strangely refuse to deliver normal service: she keeps slapping him, he is unable to undo her bra, a standard model, which he normally can handle with only one hand. Ross is envious of Monica's tan, so he goes to the studio to get sprayed himself, but messes up the simple instructions so he ends up dark on the front and lily-white on the back. Meanwhile Phoebe and Monica are annoyed by their old friend Amanda Buffamonteezi and her fake British accent, so they decide to ignore her calls, without telling Chandler... Written by KGF Vissers

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Rule, Britannia!
Written by James Thomson
Set to music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performed by Michael Skloff
Heard as a guitar cover as Amanda is dancing for Chandler seconds before the scene changes
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The One with Ross's Tan
12 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Great episode! Ross and his tan is an awesome story! He is so funny through all of it. I like both how he messes up with the turning and also how he looks with all this tan on his face (and without any on the back). The end where Chandler takes a picture is also very funny it

I also liked the story about Amanda. She is so annoying and arrogant that it is hilarious! It is one of those characters that would be horrible on a long run but brilliant for one episode. Her dancing to Chandler was an awesome scene, and what is also pretty hilarious is when he comes into Joey and Rachel's place and says that Amanda is a bitch but she sure can dance

Joey and Rachel's attempts to sleep with each other were very funny as well. Especially when Rachel slaps him or he tries to open her bra. The good thing is that we know that they won't be together and it was done in a pretty good way

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