Revealing mistake: When Monica offers Joey lemonade and he takes off his clothes and is behind the lamp, the tops of his boxer shorts are visible when he says "will you just gonna give me lemonade?" Broadcasts may crop off this bottom part, DVD doesn't. You can also see his gray boxer shorts through the plant in the previous shot.
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Ross and Joey are explaining phase two of Chandler's break up (going to strip clubs), the camera switches from the girls to Ross and Joey. Behind them is Monica's kitchen window where you can briefly see a reflection of someone passing by (crew member). At first I thought it could have been Chandler, since he was not in the scene, but after a few moments you see that Chandler has been in the bathroom the whole time.
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene Rachel is holding a white felt pen in her hands and gesturing with it while she talks about the soap opera digest magazine. Between shots the pen sometimes has its cap on and then it's off again so you can see the blue tip.
Factual error: When Pete takes Monica to Rome for the date this would have been impossible as Rome is 6 hours ahead of New York and at least 4/5 hours travel time, assuming they went by Concorde (double that otherwise). They would have had to have left New York early in the morning to make dinner for 8/9 pm in Rome.
Continuity mistake: When Rachel is talking to Joshua near the drinks table at the party, he is holding a blue cup in his left hand and nothing in his right (this is most obvious when she's offering him a cherry). When she begins to choke, he raises his empty right hand to pat her on the back, then when she walks away there is suddenly a bottle in his raised hand. The shot changes, and his hand is again empty and he reaches down to the table and picks up the same bottle.
Factual error: Before Ross goes out to play the second half of the rugby game, Emily gives him some tips on how to hurt the other guys. She singles out one of the guys, saying he doesn't wear a cup. These guys are all English players who love rugby. Rugby players would NEVER wear a cup for rugby is more of a grinding sport than hit and miss. These guys would be crazy to wear a cup.
Revealing mistake: When Monica gets out of her room to show Chandler her sexy clothing, as she opens the room's door, the buildings from across the street move. The scenario was a curtain and the wind that the door made when she opened it on the set made those curtains with the buildings printed in move.