Friends

The One With The Tea Leaves - S8-E17

Continuity mistake: Throughout the entire first scene where Rachel is asking Chandler and Monica if they have seen Joey and he's in the bathroom, Chandler is sitting at the table and his blue cup constantly switches from being in his hand to on the table much too quickly to be real movement. At one point he even holds a piece of food which then disappears from his hand back on to the plate. (00:00:45)

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The One With The Hypnosis Tape - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: After Mrs Knight sits down with Phoebe's brother in Central Perk, keep an eye on the strap of her handbag. It starts over her shoulder, then moves around and changes position at least half a dozen times. (00:04:40)

David Mercier
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The One The Morning After - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: Right before Ross and Rachel storm in, the girls show Joey how much their waxing stuff hurts. Phoebe starts putting the wax on Joey's inner arm, but then the shot changes and she is spreading in on the outer side. Also she slaps the strip on and the blue tab is hanging down off his arm, but then the shot changes again and it is on his arm with the other end of the strip hanging off the other side. (00:11:10)

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The One with Two Parts: Part 2 - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end of the scene where Phoebe goes to speak to Ursula, Ursula has some food on her fork. In the next shot it is gone. (00:16:10)

Dwarf
3

The One Where Joey Dates Rachel - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: When Ross arrives at the classroom late and out of breath, he tosses his jacket at the hook, but it falls to the floor, and he walks behind the desk anyway. In the next wideshot of the class, as Ross still stands behind the desk, the coat is up on the hook. (Viewed on broadcast TV as a rerun, so there may be a missing shot that was removed for extra commercial time.). (00:07:05)

Super Grover Premium member
3

The One With Ross's Teeth - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: In the opening coffee house scene Ross is holding a red folder, then it disappears and then he has it again. (00:02:05)

Pam-I-am
3

The One With The Dollhouse - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: When Monica and Phoebe are looking at the dollhouse, Monica says "I don't want a ghost for the house." When she says this, the camera is behind Phoebe whose right hand is up in the air. The shot then changes to Phoebe from the front, and her hand has instantly gone to her lap. (00:04:40)

David Mercier
3

The One Where They All Turn Thirty - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: Rachel's birthday has always been in May, not February/March. (00:16:00)

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The One With Ross's Grant - S10-E6

Continuity mistake: When Aisha Tyler and Greg Kinnear put one hand on Ross's face, they bring those hands together and they interlock fingers, then the camera changes positions and they interlock fingers again. (00:22:20)

Melissa
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The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ross and Rachel are arguing about Rachel telling Phoebe about his fantasy, Ross takes a popsicle out of the freezer and bites it. In the next shot, the popsicle is whole again, with no bites, and Ross takes another 'first' bite out of it. (00:11:30)

1

The One After Vegas - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode, Ross rings the helpline of the makers of the pen and is told the pen won't come off. Yet in this episode it vanishes from Ross and Rachel's faces between getting up and going to breakfast. (00:02:25)

Ssiscool Premium member
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The One With All The Thanksgivings - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Monica puts the turkey on her head, she puts a hat on it. In the next shot the hat is not at an angle and must be held in place. (00:19:40)

Ssiscool Premium member
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The One Where Rachel Quits - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Rachel's new boss is explaining about coffee, his head moves from the front to the side with no time to do so. (00:20:30)

Ssiscool Premium member
3
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The One Where Emma Cries - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: When Ross and Rachel are talking about which muffin she wants, her sleeves move up and down her arms with the different shots. (00:04:45)

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The One With Joey's Dirty Day - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mr Heston confronts Joey about using the shower, Mr Heston points at Joey from a seated position. As the shots switch Mr Heston's "pointing" hand also switches. (00:16:30)

3

The One That Could Have Been, part 2 - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is in the hospital bed and Monica gives her a cup of herbal tea, Phoebe is shouting at her for putting honey in it. As the shot changes back and forth the spoon in the cup changes position. (00:02:00)

3

The One With The Hypnosis Tape - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Just after Chandler has used the chapstick, in a shot from the side the stick is in his right hand, and then in the next shot he is instantly putting a tissue (which wasn't visible before) up to his lips, and the stick has moved to his left hand. (00:10:45)

David Mercier
3

The One With The Jam - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When they are talking about sperm donation, Joey is eating a cracker with jam on it. Between shots it instantly rotates in his hand. You can tell because the jam goes from being on the top to the bottom side, and because of the way he is holding it you can see there is only jam on one side. (00:14:15)

David Mercier
3

The One With The Ball - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: Joey goes into the bathroom and the toilet is behind the door. In a previous episode, when Joey doesn't know about Chandler and Monica, he comes out of his room and thinks it is morning. He goes into the bathroom and Chandler pushes the door open to reveal Joey asleep on the toilet with his toothbrush in his mouth, only the toilet is now on the other side of the room, not behind the door. (00:05:20)

3

The One With All The Resolutions - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Rachel are trying to work out if the other knows about Monica and Chandler, they sit at the table in silence. In a side shot of Joey they look at each other sneakily, and Joey has his arms by his sides. It then cuts to a head-on shot of Joey, and he's got his right arm over the back of the chair. (00:19:00)

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The One Where Ross Finds Out - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Rachel finds out that Ross and Julie are getting a cat, watch Rachel's neck. When she says "together?" she's not wearing a necklace; cut to Ross and Julie for a fraction of a second, then when it cuts back to Rachel saying "both of you?" she's suddenly wearing a necklace. It then disappears again when she says "isn't that just lovely?" hanging off the side of the tray she's holding. (00:05:15)

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The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie - S4-E10

Rachel: No accountants. Oh, and no one from, like, "legal." I don't like guys with boring jobs.
Chandler: Oh, and Ross was like what, a lion tamer?

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The One With The Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Question: When Joey asks why he can't give Kathy the pen, Chandler says, "Because she's not eleven. And it's not the seventh night of Chanukah." What is Chandler talking about when he says, "It's not the seventh night of Chanukah?"

Answer: Usually by the seventh night of Hanukkah you don't know what to get the other person, and you will probably resort to getting the other person something insignificant. Chandler is basically saying that the pen is a stupid gift.

Answer: Chanukah is a Jewish celebration that occurs around the same time as the Christian Christmas. The celebration lasts for eight days and it is customary to give a small gift on each of the eight days. There is no special gift required and the line about it being "the seventh night" of Chanukah is just Chandler's sarcasm.

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