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Character mistake: In some episodes the facade of Central Perk is shown. On the window the word "cappuccino" is misspelled, it says "cappucino."

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Suggested correction: A third nipple is usually much smaller than the other nipples, several inches away and looks more like a mole. For example, Mark Wahlberg has a third nipple that looks like a mole. It is likely if Ross saw Chandler without a shirt on and saw anything, he assumed it was a mole and Chandler did not tell Ross what it was. Chandler likely mentioned it to Joey.

Kaltenmeyer

Suggested correction: If Ross knew, then everyone else (except Rachel) would know too. If so, then why would Chandler be so angry at Monica for telling them. Obviously no-one knew about his third nipple because it was Chandler's big secret.

The One With The Football - S3-E9

Character mistake: Ross tells Chandler to run a "post pattern to the left." (And Chandler quickly agrees.) In football, this is a type of passing play where Ross would hold on to the ball while Chandler runs straight down the field immediately after the snap, eventually veering diagonally to the left once he's a ways down field to receive a pass from Ross. The play that they actually run is completely different. It's a running play known as a sweep. (A toss sweep to be precise.) There is no possible way that anyone either making play calls or running them would ever confuse a post vs. a sweep. (00:10:10)

The One With The Embryos - S4-E12

Character mistake: Both lightning rounds at the end of the quiz are significantly longer than the 30 seconds that Ross claims they are. (Even though he is supposedly using a stopwatch to time them.) The guys' lightning round is actually 43 seconds long, and the girls' lightning round is 45 seconds long. (00:14:20)

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Suggested correction: She did say something along the lines of "if they had lost."

This episode was on TBS this afternoon, I watched the scene multiple times, Monica does in fact say "If WE had lost...", this is a valid mistake.

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The One With The Embryos - S4-E12

Character mistake: When they are about to start the game, Ross declares that "the first team to answer the most questions wins." This is a nonsensical statement. By that logic, the first team to answer a question correctly would be the winner. It should be either the team that has correctly answered the most questions at the end of the game wins, or the first team to correctly answer an X number of questions.

Phaneron Premium member

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Suggested correction: While it's a weird way for him to say it, he starts by saying "each team will answer ten questions", so no, the first team to answer a question wouldn't win.

Bishop73

Yes, he qualified that it was a 10-question game, and we as the audience understand going in how the winner is decided. It's just the way he declared how the winner would be decided didn't make sense. It would be like watching an NBA game, and before tipoff, the crew chief tells both teams that the first team to score the most baskets wins. We know what the rules of an NBA game are, but the referee makes a nonsensical statement all the same.

Phaneron Premium member

Except there's so many variations of how a team can win a game; best 3 out of 5, win by 2, or a game can even end in a tie. Since this isn't a professional sport where all the players know how a game ends, Ross is basically saying after 10 rounds, if there is a tie, it will go to sudden death with the team with the first correct answer winning, just not in so many words.

Bishop73

The One In Massapequa - S8-E18

Character mistake: In the early years, the gang are talking about their pets dying and their parents saying they sent them to a farm and Ross thinks that actually exists. He said that they sent their dog Chee Chee there and HE could run about chasing animals. Then in TOI Massapequa, Monica is preparing her speech and she tells Chandler about Chee Chee and said SHE died when Monica was in school, and when Parker asks whose dog it is, Monica says HE's my old dog. Then during her speech, Monica says HER and Nana are gone. (00:15:30)

julie sheridan

The One In Barbados, part 2 - S9-E24

Character mistake: When Mike and Monica are playing ping pong, Mike's service was a fault as he released and hit the ball over the top of the table rather than behind. He then (on the same point) claims to win the point because Monica placed her hand on the table. (00:33:00)

ukjbrown

The One In Barbados, part 2 - S9-E24

Character mistake: When Monica and Mike are playing table tennis, Monica puts her hand on the table and looses the point. Mike then does the same thing. Surely Monica, of all people would notice that as it would have given her the point. We also see her looking at Mike at the time. (00:33:40 - 00:39:25)

Ssiscool Premium member

The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Character mistake: Even though both Ross and Rachel have cell phones with them and use them for other calls, it never occurs to Ross early on and as he's frantically racing to the airport with Phoebe, to call and tell Rachel that he loves her or at least to say that he is on his way to tell her something important before her plane takes off for Paris.

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Kathy: So, what did you do today?
Chandler: Well, I had an appointment to get my hair cut...
Kathy: Oh, it looks great!
Chandler: ...and then it got cancelled.

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Trivia: Matthew Perry's wit is so legendary that the scriptwriters have often incorporated his gags into the show.

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Answer: These are references to the TV show NYPD Blue. Deputy Andy Sipowicz is the name of one of the characters, whilst another character (Deputy Danny Sorenso) is played by Rick Schroder who previously starred in the show Silver Spoons.

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