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The One with Ross's Tan 

Ross goes to a tanning salon but fails to follow the 'simple' instructions. Joey and Rachel struggle to make the transition from friends to lovers. Monica and Phoebe try to avoid an annoying woman that used to live in their building.

Director:

Gary Halvorson

Writers:

David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Jennifer Coolidge ... Amanda Buffamonteezi
Luis Antonio Ramos ... The Tanning Salon Guy
Iris Bahr ... Glenda
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Storyline

Joey and Rachel consider themselves ready for lovemaking, but their hands strangely refuse to deliver normal service: she keeps slapping him, he is unable to undo her bra, a standard model, which he normally can handle with only one hand. Ross is envious of Monica's tan, so he goes to the studio to get sprayed himself, but messes up the simple instructions so he ends up dark on the front and lily-white on the back. Meanwhile Phoebe and Monica are annoyed by their old friend Amanda Buffamonteezi and her fake British accent, so they decide to ignore her calls, without telling Chandler... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jennifer Coolidge guest starred as Amanda in this episode. She later played Joey's agent, Bobby, in the spin off series Joey (2004). See more »

Goofs

When Joey and Rachel try again and Joey brings in the bottle of champagne, you see the camera hole on the right hand side of the apartment door. See more »

Quotes

[Monica gives Ross the address to the tanning salon]
Ross: Hey, I know where that is. It used to be an X-Rated video... florist.
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Alternate Versions

TBS edited out the scene of Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) taking off her bra under her shirt and her nipples showing through her shirt. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 15 April 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule, Britannia!
Written by James Thomson
Set to music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performed by Michael Skloff
Heard as a guitar cover as Amanda is dancing for Chandler seconds before the scene changes
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (extended DVD edition)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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