The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner
Season 3, episode 14
62nd overall episode of Friends
Ginger spots Chandler's third nipple.
Episode Information

February 6, 1997

Written by

Wil Calhoun

Directed by

Robby Benson

Episode Guide

The One Where Monica And Richard Are Just Friends


The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break


"The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner" is the fourteenth episode of the third season of Friends, which aired on February 6, 1997.


Phoebe's ex-singing partner Leslie plays at Central Perk. Everyone likes her except Phoebe, who reveals that the two used to sing together but broke up when Leslie went to sing for commercials. Although still mad at her, deep down, Phoebe wants to get back together with Leslie and does so halfway through the episode. Things go well now until Leslie hears Smelly Cat, which she sings to her old commercial colleagues, who loved it. Phoebe breaks up with Leslie again when the latter prefers the commercials to the duo.

Although Ross is sad that Rachel is working late again, his spirits are lifted by Mark who announces that he's quitting his job. Ross quickly becomes sad again when he learns that Rachel is still seeing Mark out of work at a fashion seminar. So as not to let Mark go with her, Ross accompanies Rachel, but dozes off halfway through the seminar.

At the coffeehouse, Chandler meets Ginger, an ex-girlfriend of Joey's. Joey freaks out when he sees her, and later explains to Phoebe and Monica how he threw her wooden leg in the fire by mistake. Chandler is interested in Ginger, but she freaks out when she finds Chandler's third nipple.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Green
Courtney Cox - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller

Supporting Cast

Sherilyn Fenn - Ginger
Steven Eckholdt - Mark Robinson
Elizabeth Daily - Leslie
James Michael Tyler - Gunther


Directed By:
Robby Benson

Written By:
Wil Calhoun


  • In this episode, Chandler goes out with Ginger, one of Joey's ex-girlfriends. This is the first of two ex-girlfriends of Joey's whom Chandler goes out with: the other one is Kathy in Season 4.
  • In The One With Joey's New Girlfriend (s04e05), the song 'Sticky Shoes' that Leslie and Phoebe sang in this episode reappears, albeit named 'My Sticky Shoes'.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One Where Monica And Richard Are Just Friends"
Series Three Episodes Followed by
"The One Where Ross and Rachel Take A Break"