Friends: Season 3, Episode 1

The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy (16 Sep. 1996)

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Monica suffers from insomnia following her breakup with Richard. Joey struggles to accept Chandler and Janice's relationship. Ross confides in Rachel about one of his fantasies.



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Monica is a wandering zombie after dumping Richard for not sharing her child-wish. Ross confides in Rachel his sexual fantasy is princess Leia's gold bikini in Star Wars, but doesn't appreciate her telling it to blabbermouth Phoebe; when Rachel assures him boys miss out on true bonding because they don't tell each-other intimate details, he tries it with Chandler who brings up a very unfit confidence. As Joey really can't handle the prospect of Chandler not dumping Janice as usual, the two try spending whole 'day of fun' together for their common friend Chandler's sake. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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16 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) creator George Lucas sent the production team a letter, congratulating them on Ross's Princess Leia fantasy, which opened series 3 and is mentioned in the title. See more »


The gang including Monica enter Central Perk talking and laughing but leave as soon as they see another group on the couch and chairs. In the next scene, Monica is in her bathroom and has been crying for nearly three days straight over breaking up with Richard and hasn't slept in three nights. See more »


Janice Litman: So, I hear you hate me.
Joey Tribbiani: I didn't said "hate", I was really careful about that.
Janice Litman: A little birdy said something about ripping your arm off and throwing it at me.
Joey Tribbiani: You got "hate" from that?
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Written by John Williams
Performed by David Schwimmer
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The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy
23 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode does kind of bore me. And none of the story lines is funny enough or interesting to me

Yeah, the best of this episode is of course the Princess Leia fantasy. I do like how the guys decide to start sharing sexual stories with each other like girls do. And then Chandler confesses that he thinks of his mom during sex. Turns out that so does Joey (thinks of Chandler's mom) and it ruins Ross's life since next time he has sex, his mom pops up in his head. But other than those few scenes there is not much done with it.

And I seriously didn't care for Monica. It was her fault, plus Cortney Cox didn't play it too well.

Even Jeoy and Janice story didn't make it for me.

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