Friends: Season 3, Episode 6

The One with the Flashback (31 Oct. 1996)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance
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The friends remember the events three years earlier, when several of them almost slept together.

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After Janice asks about past relationships between the friends, we go back three years earlier. Phoebe and Monica live together, but Phoebe is moving out - without Monica knowing. Chandler is looking for a roommate, but his first choice, a photographer who works with models, is frightened away by Mr. Heckles, so Joey moves in instead. It turns out that living with Joey isn't that bad after all, and Monica fancies him, leading Joey to get naked in her apartment. Rachel is engaged to Barry, but she wants one last meaningless relationship, and Chandler is just the man she needs. Ross is happy his wife finally has a friend, until he finds out they are lesbians. Phoebe consoles him, and they almost sleep together. Written by Pruneau

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Marissa Ribisi portrays Rachel's friend Betsy in this episode. She is the twin sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi who portrays Frank Jr. See more »

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In this episode, Ross finds out Carol is a lesbian and they break up. It is also stated that Rachel is marrying Barry in one year. If this is the case, there is no way Carol could have just found out she was pregnant with Ross' baby in the first episode, as it would have been a year after they'd stopped having sex. See more »

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Joey Tribbiani: Don't you want to ask me some questions?
Chandler Bing: What's up?
Joey Tribbiani: I'm an actor and don't worry, I'm totally okay with the whole gay thing.
Chandler Bing: What gay thing?
Joey Tribbiani: You know in general, the whole "people being gay," I'm totally cool with that.
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Spoofs The Last Picture Show (1971) See more »

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A classic Friends episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: After Janice asks about past relationships between the friends, we go back three years earlier. Phoebe and Monica live together, but Phoebe has moved out (without Monica knowing). Chandler is looking for a roommate, it seems his choice is easy, a photographer who works with models, or Joey who is "ok with the whole gay thing". It turns out Monica fancies Joey, and urges Chandler to pick him. Rachel is engaged to Barry, but she wants one last meaningless relationship, and Chandler thinks he is just the man she needs. Ross is happy his wife finally has a friend, "Susan something from the gym" until he finds out they are lesbians.

I loved the scenes with Chandler comforting Monica and him bonding with Joey over 'Baywatch'


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