Friends: Season 3, Episode 3

The One with the Jam (3 Oct. 1996)

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Monica makes tons of jam to take control of her life and to get over Richard. Monica abandons the jam plan and decides to have a baby instead. Phoebe is dating a guy who used to be obsessed... See full summary »



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Monica makes tons of jam to take control of her life and to get over Richard. Monica abandons the jam plan and decides to have a baby instead. Phoebe is dating a guy who used to be obsessed with her sister and now has a restraining order to keep away from Ursula. Monica doesn't want a child from a sperm donor after all because she wants a family not just a child. Written by Anonymous

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3 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Joey's (Matt LeBlanc) arm is in a protective sling. In real life, LeBlanc had dislocated his shoulder on set attempting a sight gag. At the beginning of this episode, Chandler overhears Joey bouncing on his bed and falling off. This was written into the story line to explain why the character would be wearing a sling. See more »


When Chandler comes in to talk to Ross and Rachel, to discuss him accidentally calling Janice fat, you can see the shadow of a person walking under the green cupboard door and the back of Monica's apartment, by the balcony. See more »


Monica Geller: I'm sick and tired of being depressed about Richard. I needed a plan. A plan to get over my man! And what's the opposite of man? Jam!
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References Mad About You (1992) See more »

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The One with the Jam
13 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Monica still is depressed because of the end of her relationship with Richard.Because of that, in this episode she decides to do a lot of Jam to occupy her mind and think about other stuff. Some days later, her idea is to go to a sperm bank to see the potential donors. ( And the friends see that Joey is also a donor!)

A stalker stays following Phoebe, thinking that she is Ursula. After she tells him her identity, she decides to help him to forget Ursula by stalking and going out with her.

Joey stays the entire episode eating Monica's Jam.

Chandler takes some tips with Ross about how to do the ''hug and role trick'' with Janice,since he is not a ''cuddle sleeper'' and wants to have his own space in bed.When Rachel discovers that Ross does that trick, she stays angry with him.

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