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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In this episode, Phoebe tells Monica that she started cutting her out when she just moved out of Monica's apartment. And in the episode, "The One with the Flashback", Phoebe is moving out and Chandler is already there, but in "The One with Ross' Tan" Monica says that Amanda is a girl who used to live in the building before Chandler did. See more »


Amanda Buffamonteezi: Oh, bugger! Should I not have said that? I feel like a perfect arse.
Phoebe: Yeah, well, in America you're just an ass.
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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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Joey and Rachel will finally have their night together!
26 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

It is going to be Joey's and Rachel's first night. Joey is confident and Chandler asks Joey how he can be always so confident. Joey tells Chandler that he knows exactly what to do, and shows some of his techniques to conquer his women. Unfortunately for Joey, he and Rachel had a terrible date, since Rachel doesn't feel comfortable with Joey and sees him too much as a friend.

Monica has a cool tan and Ross is curious to know how she got that nice tan. Chandler tells Ross that Monica went to one of those spray-on-tan places, and Ross decides to do the same. Monica gives Ross the card of the place she went, but Ross, with his Mississippi counting, ruins his tan, having some parts of his body full of spray and others with nothing.

Phoebe and Monica don't want to see Amanda, an ex colleague that lived in the building that has a very fake British accent/annoying attitudes. Phoebe tells Monica about cutting Amanda out of their lives, but Monica thinks this is very harsh. Later, Monica is going to discover that Phoebe already though about cutting her of her life too, and that will make Monica stays upset with Phoebe.

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