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5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite Friends' Moments, Now with extra footage!
Definitely one of the best and most exciting seasons of Friends, it's the season where Ross and Rachel are; still dating, break-up, and eventually decide to get back together by the season's end. In between lots of events take place, e.g. Monica gets a new boyfriend (Pete the millionaire) and Joey &Chandler buy birds (a chick and a duck). The season features some of the...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not as published!
I bought this item (together with other 4 boxes) but instead of the collection box published they sent me a very different cheap box which doesn't match with the other ones I had. I sent them a pair of letters asking for some answers and they never responded. Obviously I would never recommend them.
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101 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite Friends' Moments, Now with extra footage!, 6 April 2003
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This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 3 - New Edition [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
Definitely one of the best and most exciting seasons of Friends, it's the season where Ross and Rachel are; still dating, break-up, and eventually decide to get back together by the season's end. In between lots of events take place, e.g. Monica gets a new boyfriend (Pete the millionaire) and Joey &Chandler buy birds (a chick and a duck). The season features some of the all-time favourite Friends episodes! I love the packaging! You take it out of the cover and the DVD version is like a folder. It opens up into like 6 pages with the DVDs and episodes listings. You can also choose to have subtitles (choice is from 4 different languages) or you can choose to have none.
The episodes are:
Disc 1:
The one with the Princess Leia Fantasy- Ross' secret fantasy doesn't stay secret for long after he confides in Rachel. Chandler begins to rekindle his relationship with ex-girlfriend Janice.
The one where no one's ready- Ross gets riled when his friends fail to be ready on time for a museum fundraiser.
The one with the jam- Monica tries to get over Richard by making jam but she gets obsessed. Se decides to get a sperm from a bank to have her own baby.
The one with the Metaphorical tunnel- Ross and Rachel encourage Chandler to commit to Janice.
The one with Frank Jr.- Phoebe invites her bro over for a visit. Ross makes a list of celebrities he's allowed to sleep with and one of them shows up.
The one with the flashback- Janice asks them if they've ever dated each other, they say no but they start thinking of the past (when Joey hits on Monica by stripping and when Chandler tries to make something happen between him and Rachel).
The one with the racecar bed- The 'Mattress King store' sends Monica a wrong bed, a kid's bed.
Special features: Audio commentary by the executive producers.
Disc 2:
The 1 with the giant poking device- Phoebe thinks she has killed 'ugly naked guy' so everyone joins in to poke him.
The 1 with the football- the friends play football (Ross and Monica fight like cats and dogs, Rachel hangs along, Phoebe makes t a game of a lifetime for herself, and Joey and Chandler fight over the same woman).
The 1 where Rachel quits- Seeking advice from Chandler, Rachel finally quits her job at Central Perk.
The 1 where Chandler can't remember which sister- Rachel has an interview at Bloomingdales. Chandler sleeps with Joey's sister.
The 1 with all the jealousy- Ross gets really jealous of Rachel's co-worker Mark.
The 1 where Monica + Richard are just friends- they bump into each other at the video store. They do everything they did when they were dating except they say they're 'just friends'.
Special features: audio commentary.
Disc 3:
The 1 with Phoebe's ex-partner- Phoebe’s old partner returns to Phoebe's life but not for long, she ends up stealing Phoebe’s 'smelly cat'. Chandler dates a woman with an artificial leg.
The 1 where Ross+ Rachel take a break- Rachel thinks it's a break; Ross thinks it's a break-up. This is where it started.
The 1 the morning after- Rachel finds out about Ross' one-night stand with the Xerox girl.
The 1 with the ski trip- Rachel invites the gang (excluding Ross) to a ski trip, Ross goes to Carol.
The 1 with the hypnosis tape- Rachel gives Chandler a tape to quit smoking. It works too well but it's for a woman, "you're a strong and confident woman" and Chandler starts to act like 1.
The 1 with the tiny t-shirt- Rachel returns Ross' belongings to him. Ross asks for his t-shirt back in spite. But later Rachel gets it back.
Special features: audio commentary.
Disc 4:
1 with the dollhouse- Monica inherits a Victorian dollhouse. But she has competition from a cardboard house that Phoebe has.
1 with the chick and the duck- this is where they get them. They buy a chick and end up with a chick and a duck. Pete wants Monica to be the head chef at his new restaurant.
1 with the screamer- Ben Stiller dates Rachel but he's a loud, angry, malicious maniac and Ross tries to tell everyone.
1 with Ross’ thing-Ross finds a 'thing' on him. He goes from doctor to doctor but no one can tell him what it is. It is referred to as a 'coundas' and 'the Ross'. Phoebe plays the field.
1 with the ultimate fighting champion- Pete gets beaten up in public, but he refuses to listen to Monica.
The 1 at the beach- Every1 goes to the beach. Ross and Rachel flirt, Bonnie becomes bald, Chandler wants to know why Monica won't date him, Joey wants to play poker, and Phoebe wants to know her father's location but she finds out her mother's alive.
Special features: This disc has the best special features' options. You can take in an Open house at Joey and Chandler's Bachelor Pad with the interactive menu (you can even flip through a 'Friends' scrap book). 2nd- you can leaf through the Friends of Friends Guest book (e.g. Billy Crystal). 3rd- You can learn what's up with your friends with video guides. 4th- You can do a Rachel-Ross trivia quiz: every right answer brings them closer to each other and every wrong answer moves them apart.
I highly recommend this season. Not only is the season extremely funny but also I love the packaging and everything. The episodes also have extra footage that you've never seen. Every episode has at least 1 line that had to be cut-off because of limited time when it was aired.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great price and great series..shame about the extras though!, 19 Jun 2004
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Mr. C. J. Armistead (Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 3 - New Edition [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
This is definitely up there with the best series' of friends (along with series 4 and 6), it's a time when the stories are still fresh but the awkwardness between the characters (particularly evident in the first half of season 1) has completely disappeared. It also contains the post popular Friends episode according to the British public; 'The one with the football'. Other classic episodes of the series include, 'The one where no one's ready', 'The one without the ski trip' and 'The one at the beach'. There's no 'filler' episodes that began to appear in the 7th series and the laughs are consistent throughout. One major downside is the lack of extras. It seems that Warner have completely neglected to add any extras to the DVDs and the extras described by one reviewer are only available on the Region 1 versions. Each episode is the standard length and not the longer versions that also appear on the Region 1 DVDs. Still worth buying, but if you are a huge Friends fan i would suggest getting it imported on Region 1.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SERIES 3, 15 Sep 2004
This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 3 - New Edition [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
This series is one of the more entertaining ones which sees Chandler and Joey's chick and duck, Pheobes' creative dollhouse, Monicas jam and Ross's 'thing'. There are some brilliant episodes which are highlights of the whole ten years including 'The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break' which sees Rachel and Ross temporarily split up. The following episode 'The One The Morning After' sees Rachel find out that Ross has slept with another woman thinking they had split up.This episode is quite funny with them both arguing and Rachel attacking Ross. This series is a great one and any friends fan should have it on their shelves.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beaten only By Series 2, 30 Dec 2005
This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 3 - New Edition [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
Although competing with the previous season as the best series of the ten, this is definitely one of the best and most exciting seasons of Friends, it's the season where Ross and Rachel are; still dating, break-up, and eventually decide to get back together by the season's end. In between lots of events take place, e.g. Monica gets a new boyfriend (Pete the millionaire) and Joey &Chandler buy birds (a chick and a duck). The season features some of the all-time favourite Friends episodes! I love the packaging! You take it out of the cover and the DVD version is like a folder. It opens up into like 6 pages with the DVDs and episodes listings. You can also choose to have subtitles (choice is from 4 different languages) or you can choose to have none.
The episodes are:
Disc 1:
The one with the Princess Leia Fantasy- Ross' secret fantasy doesn't stay secret for long after he confides in Rachel. Chandler begins to rekindle his relationship with ex-girlfriend Janice.
The one where no one's ready- Ross gets riled when his friends fail to be ready on time for a museum fundraiser.
The one with the jam- Monica tries to get over Richard by making jam but she gets obsessed. Se decides to get a sperm from a bank to have her own baby.
The one with the Metaphorical tunnel- Ross and Rachel encourage Chandler to commit to Janice.
The one with Frank Jr.- Phoebe invites her bro over for a visit. Ross makes a list of celebrities he's allowed to sleep with and one of them shows up.
The one with the flashback- Janice asks them if they've ever dated each other, they say no but they start thinking of the past (when Joey hits on Monica by stripping and when Chandler tries to make something happen between him and Rachel).
The one with the racecar bed- The 'Mattress King store' sends Monica a wrong bed, a kid's bed.
Special features: Audio commentary by the executive producers.
Disc 2:
The 1 with the giant poking device- Phoebe thinks she has killed 'ugly naked guy' so everyone joins in to poke him.
The 1 with the football- the friends play football (Ross and Monica fight like cats and dogs, Rachel hangs along, Phoebe makes t a game of a lifetime for herself, and Joey and Chandler fight over the same woman).
The 1 where Rachel quits- Seeking advice from Chandler, Rachel finally quits her job at Central Perk.
The 1 where Chandler can't remember which sister- Rachel has an interview at Bloomingdales. Chandler sleeps with Joey's sister.
The 1 with all the jealousy- Ross gets really jealous of Rachel's co-worker Mark.
The 1 where Monica + Richard are just friends- they bump into each other at the video store. They do everything they did when they were dating except they say they're 'just friends'.
Special features: audio commentary.
Disc 3:
The 1 with Phoebe's ex-partner- Phoebe’s old partner returns to Phoebe's life but not for long, she ends up stealing Phoebe’s 'smelly cat'. Chandler dates a woman with an artificial leg.
The 1 where Ross+ Rachel take a break- Rachel thinks it's a break; Ross thinks it's a break-up. This is where it started.
The 1 the morning after- Rachel finds out about Ross' one-night stand with the Xerox girl.
The 1 with the ski trip- Rachel invites the gang (excluding Ross) to a ski trip, Ross goes to Carol.
The 1 with the hypnosis tape- Rachel gives Chandler a tape to quit smoking. It works too well but it's for a woman, "you're a strong and confident woman" and Chandler starts to act like 1.
The 1 with the tiny t-shirt- Rachel returns Ross' belongings to him. Ross asks for his t-shirt back in spite. But later Rachel gets it back.
Special features: audio commentary.
Disc 4:
1 with the dollhouse- Monica inherits a Victorian dollhouse. But she has competition from a cardboard house that Phoebe has.
1 with the chick and the duck- this is where they get them. They buy a chick and end up with a chick and a duck. Pete wants Monica to be the head chef at his new restaurant.
1 with the screamer- Ben Stiller dates Rachel but he's a loud, angry, malicious maniac and Ross tries to tell everyone.
1 with Ross’ thing-Ross finds a 'thing' on him. He goes from doctor to doctor but no one can tell him what it is. It is referred to as a 'coundas' and 'the Ross'. Phoebe plays the field.
1 with the ultimate fighting champion- Pete gets beaten up in public, but he refuses to listen to Monica.
The 1 at the beach- Every1 goes to the beach. Ross and Rachel flirt, Bonnie becomes bald, Chandler wants to know why Monica won't date him, Joey wants to play poker, and Phoebe wants to know her father's location but she finds out her mother's alive.
Special features: This disc has the best special features' options. You can take in an Open house at Joey and Chandler's Bachelor Pad with the interactive menu (you can even flip through a 'Friends' scrap book). 2nd- you can leaf through the Friends of Friends Guest book (e.g. Billy Crystal). 3rd- You can learn what's up with your friends with video guides. 4th- You can do a Rachel-Ross trivia quiz: every right answer brings them closer to each other and every wrong answer moves them apart.
I highly recommend this season. Not only is the season extremely funny but also I love the packaging and everything. The episodes also have extra footage that you've never seen. Every episode has at least 1 line that had to be cut-off because of limited time when it was aired
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third time luckier..., 20 April 2001
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This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 3 - New Edition [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
I enjoyed Seasons 1 and 2 but Season 3 was the first I actually watched and it's always been one of my fave. Although there are better later on, Season 3 is a fine example of how episodes of Friends don't have to concern outrageously over-the-top situations to be funny. Much more witty than most seasons, and with the sharpest scripts, Season 3 also saw the characters being developed further and the cast also improved, quite comfortable in their roles. The women all look foxier than ever which is a bonus for us male viewers. The best episodes are the ones which focus on the imploding relationship between Ross and Rachel, the one with the football Thanksgiving game, and the season finale. But be prepared to laugh - all 25 episodes here are guranteed to tickle your ribs!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We Were On A Break!, 10 July 2006
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Ms. B. Williams "Beth" (South Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 3 - New Edition [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
This third season of Friends brings about the birth of probably the biggest line in Friends history hence the "We were on a break!" title. Once again the Ross and Rachel relationship is at the forefront of this series after Rachel gets a dream job at Bloomingdales and has less and less time to spend with him, Ross ends up thinking Rachel is having an affair with a co-worker and proceeds to cause problems by sending her presents and even a barber shop quartet at her works! This then brings Rachel to ask Ross in the heat of an argument if they can have a break in their relationship to then regret saying it. Ross then sleeps with another woman only for Rachel to find out even though they had got back together. Ross thinks that he's done nothing wrong as they were on a break but Rachel disagrees and finishes the relationship! Ross and Rachels damaged friendship is an integral part of a lot of the episodes.

We also have Monica having a relationship with millionaire Pete Becker until he decides to be the ultimate fighting champion and Chandler dating Janice AGAIN even though he's spent forever trying to get rid of her, finding he does after all really like her, only for her to get back with her husband she's separated from known as the mattress king!

Again, there are a number of great cameos from some famous celebrities. These include Courtney Cox's real-life husband David Arquette who appears as a stalker of Pheobe's twin sister Ursula but ends up stalking Pheobe instead believing her to be Ursula, Ben Stiller who is a date of Rachel's one night and unbeknown to her has a bit of a screw loose and shouts at random people for no reason, Isabella Rossellini who appears as one of Ross's chosen people who he's allowed to have sex with if her ever gets the chance even though he's going out with Rachel and Robin Williams and Billy Crystal who make brief appearances in the coffee house.

Once again, another great series of Friends.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "We were on a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!", 30 Aug 2002
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This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 3 - New Edition [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
Possibly the best series ever with every episode as memorable as the next! The One Where No One's Ready is my personal favourite with Joey's "Hey, I'm Chandler. Could I BE wearing any more clothes?!" one of the funniest lines EVER!!!! The lunges which follow are a hysterical finish to a very funny scene.
Other events which take place are Monica replaces Richard (boo!) with a millionaire, Chandler and Joey get a chick and a duck, the friends all play football on thanksgiving (brilliant episode!)!! Of course any one who knows anything about Friends will know that the series headline news comes in The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break and The One The Morning After when the two split. The morning after episode is so well made with the rest of the gang all in Monica's bedroom listening in. It breaks up the tension created by Ross and Rachel in the living room. Superb!
With the characters firmly developed in the previous two series the writers really let fly with the creativity and jokes in this series making it a truelly hysterical journey through the highs and lows in the lives of the Friends. Highly recommended and excellent fun!!! Get the popcorn in!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They'll be there for you..., 11 Aug 2011
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With the show firmly in it's stride, Season 3 provides some of 'Friends' very best moments, in a season which is consistently funny, engaging and often genuinely heartwarming. From Ross' Princess Leia fantasy to Monica's accidental purchase of a racecar bed, Season 3 is never short on laughs, and would be worth a purchase for some of the brilliant quips and hilariously awkward situations alone. But this is also one of 'Friends' best seasons as regards more serious moments, and character development, with issues like Monica trying to get over her break up with Richard, Ross' and Rachel''s moving and tumultuous relationship, and some new situations for pretty much everyone else. There's nothing really to moan about here, at all. The episodes are pretty much all superb, the DVD quality is fine, and though the extras aren't particularly great, there are still a few decent interactive features. For those new to the show, you'll enjoy this, though I would suggest beginning with Season 1; and for those returning to a show they know and love, don't worry, Season 3 of 'Friends' is every bit as good as you've remembered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 19 July 2011
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Can't wait to sit down and watch this.... again!
Have watched them all on the telly and am now gradually getting the dvd's. Has not lost any of its originality. And now i can watch them again and again and again!!! yeah!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars We were on a break!, 28 April 2007
This review is from: Friends: Complete Season 3 - New Edition [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
Thank God the writers weren't!

I'm not a big fan of 'cute' sitcoms overflowing with 'cute' people, but Friends just wipes me out. It's so much more than just a gang of attractive people going through contrived situations, spouting contrived lines. The writing, acting, direction are all of the highest quality, and that's why it was so popular, year after year after year. It was no promotion stunt that saw each of the stars on $1m an episode by the final season! It's unusual to find a show with 6 lead characters in which all 6 can actually take the lead. Usually, one or two of the characters are head and shoulders above the others, so everything has to revolve around them and when things don't, the show falls flat. Friends really bucks that rule. The dialogue is so sharp and the characters so well drawn that virtually any show, involving any storyline, around any character is a knockout success. Season 3 is one of my favourites. It's both touching and funny how Ross and Rachel finally get it together in season 2 after making viewers wait so long. And that's only the start - without spoiling anything, things don't exactly run smoothly in season 3. 'The' argument is one of my favourite episodes. Absolutely hilarious. So much so, it spawned a long running catchphrase. If you've never watched Friends, you missed out on some of the best TV of the last decade. And I'm so jealous - I wish I could experience it all for the first time again!
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