Friends: Season 3, Episode 23

The One with Ross's Thing (1 May 1997)

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Ross seeks medical help when he finds a mysterious skin condition on his behind. Phoebe struggles to choose between two guys. Monica can't decide what to do about Pete when she thinks he is going to propose.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Guru Saj
Dr. Rhodes
Mrs. Becker
Douglas Looper ...
Fireman (as Doug Looper)


"Ross' Thing" is something on his derrière. He doesn't know what it is. Chandler doesn't know what it is. Joey doesn't know what it is. A large contingent of conventional doctors don't know what it is. So Phoebe sends him to Guru Saj, her herbalist, to figure out what it is. Guru Saj doesn't know exactly what it is, but solves the problem, not with medicine, conventional or otherwise. Meanwhile Pete mentions to Monica that he has something important to tell her. When Joey finds out that Pete has paid $50,000 to a ring designer, engagement ring comes to everyone's mind. Although Monica originally thinks she will say no if Pete asks her to marry him, the thought of saying yes becomes more and more appealing. However the question has to come first. On another dating front, Phoebe ends up dating two guys at the same time, Vince the beefy fireman, and Jason the sensitive kindergarten teacher. She likes them both for their obvious attributes. But when dating two guys at one time starts to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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1 May 1997 (USA)  »

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The poster on the Guru's door is the same acupuncture poster that Phoebe has in her massage parlor in other episodes. See more »


When Ross goes to see Guru Saj, he has his "thing" removed. However, it is really obvious that Guru is not going anywhere near the thing, because you can see that Ross' shirt is still tucked into his trousers, and the Guru just rubs his hands along the shirt. See more »


Dr. Rhodes: [Ross has something on his body he can't identify, and is trying to pass it off as a Chandleresque "third nipple"] Take your shirt off and let's see what we're dealing with here.
[Ross begins to take off his pants]
Dr. Rhodes: What are you doing?
Dr. Ross Geller: Just showing you my run-of-the-mill, slice-it-right-off third nipple...
Dr. Rhodes: Well, that's not a third nipple.
Dr. Ross Geller: No?
Dr. Rhodes: First of all, it's on your ass.
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Crazy Underwear, Creepin' Up My Butt
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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The One with Ross's Thing
3 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story about Ross's thing is pretty funny. I liked the scene where Joey said that it may get called after him and people will be saying, "Oh, he got the Ross...". And the scene at the Guru who finally removes it is pretty funny as well

The story about Phoebe dating two guys and trying to decide which one to stay with is not bad either. Especially good is the scene when they both meet each other and in the process of confrontation both leave her for different reasons

The idea about Pete wanting to become an ultimate fighting champion is great because one wouldn't expect it, so when it comes out it bis especially funny

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