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3rd May 2010

Friends (1994)

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Question: Could someone please explain the red and purple poster in Rachel's bedroom that says 'Excelsior'? I just don't understand it, what's it supposed to be or say? Thanks.

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Chosen answer: It's a reproduction of an early 20th-century advertising poster for a French sewing machine brand called, "Excelsior."

raywest Premium member

16th Apr 2010

Friends (1994)

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Question: Where exactly is Chandler from? I know Joey is from Queens, Phoebe is from Upstate and Ross, Monica and Rachel are all from Long Island - but what about Chandler? Where did he grow up?

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Chosen answer: I think the only clue they give is that he is half Scottish!

Anastasios Anastasatos

In The Rumour Chandler says everybody at my school heard it: "you're the cheerleader from Long Island?" So he couldn't have lived top far away.

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12th Apr 2010

Friends (1994)

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Question: Why does no one ever sit on the window bench, behind the desk? It seems to be there for no apparent reason, the only person I've ever seen sitting on it was Rachel. Why does no one ever sit on it?

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Chosen answer: Unless there is a specific plot reason for someone to sit here, such as when Rachel was moping after her first break-up with Ross (when he made "the list"), it does not serve the overall story well. A character would be sitting far away from where the central action takes place, making it more difficult for them to interact with what is going on. Also, a window bench is not that comfortable to sit on, and the other furniture is far more inviting.

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3rd Feb 2010

Friends (1994)

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Question: What is the function of Rachel's/Monica's guest room's wall across the door? Isn't it just annoying to get in? I also noticed that there's a screen across Monica's door. Why are these here?

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Chosen answer: This has been mentioned before. The wall and the screen serve no purpose other than to block the audience's view into the bedrooms from the living room. When the storyline does not require the characters to be in the bedrooms, then the stage area behind them would likely be bare or otherwise incomplete, which the viewer is, of course, not supposed to see.

raywest Premium member

1st Feb 2010

Friends (1994)

The Last One (1) - S10-E19

Question: Does Rachel get paid quite a lot of money at her job (Ralph Lauren)? She shops at Chanel and Prada, and in the last episode she has a large Louis Vuitton shoulder bag, which I know is quite expensive.

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Chosen answer: As an executive at Ralph Lauren, she would be making a good salary, and Louis Vuitton offered her a lucrative deal to work for them. Also, being in the fashion industry, she would likely receive discounts or even free samples of many designer goods.

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19th Jan 2010

Friends (1994)

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Question: In a few episodes, I've noticed a small black 'Reserved' sign on the coffee table that the friends always hang out at, is this how they always manage to get that sofa every time they go to the Central Perk? I didn't know that you could call and reserve tables at coffee shops.

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Chosen answer: Obviously, you can't. But this is a TV show and much of the action takes place around the sofa and coffee table. This employs the viewer using "suspension of disbelief" to allow the plots to play out.

raywest Premium member

5th Jan 2010

Friends (1994)

The One Where Nana Dies Twice - S1-E8

Question: The Geller family don't get upset or even cry at the death of Nana, and don't mourn that long. Why is this?

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Chosen answer: It could be from many reasons. Speaking from my own experience, when an elderly family member has been in a long decline, has suffered from illness and/or age-related maladies, not only is their death expected, but it also comes as a relief that the person is no longer suffering. That may well be the case with the Gellers. We also don't know how long the Gellers mourned, it's not shown. Also, being a comedy show, it's unlikely this is something that will be ongoing in the storyline.

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3rd Jan 2010

Friends (1994)

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The One with the East German Laundry Detergent - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel jumps into the cart, and the rude woman is bending over, you can see a mike pack underneath the back of her T-shirt.

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15th May 2009

Wild Child (2008)

Audio problem: At the social, when the P.E teacher is talking to the French teacher, she says "Gosh, you look like James Bond!" But her mouth never moves.

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14th May 2009

Wild Child (2008)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film as Poppy is going to jump off the cliff, we see her run right up to the edge before the cut to her friends gasping. When we cut back to Poppy, she is now back a bit from the edge although she would have jumped off by then.

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