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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The door to Monica's bedroom is shown open, then closed, then open, and then closed during the scene in which Paul arrives for their date.

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The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: When Monica is trying to cheer Joey up, she tells him that she straightened out his shower curtain so it wouldn't get mildew. But in a previous episode (The One Where Eddie Moves In), Joey gives the gang a tour of his new apartment; the shower is clearly visible in the bathroom, and it has a door.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Monica is saying bye to Paul, Paul goes to the screen left but the stairs are at the screen right.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the friends scoot the table over to see Monica's date with "Paul the wine guy", the cup in front of Chandler changes position.

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The One With The Prom Video - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: The prom video has just ended and the TV screen goes blank. Monica had been sitting next to Rachel, but in the reflection of the TV screen you can see her beginning to stand up. We cut back to a 'real' view, and she's sitting down; then she stands up again.

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Continuity mistake: Chandler and Monica's wedding day is May 15th 2001, as mentioned on the show. In Series 9, some time in January 2003 (as it is after the characters have celebrated Christmas and New Year), it is established that Rachel has been on maternity leave for five months, which means she took her leave in August. Since she realised she was pregnant in May the year before, when Monica and Chandler got married, this means her pregnancy lasted from April/May 2001 to August/September 2002, a time span of 16 to 17 months. This cannot be explained by saying that episodes don't have to take place in the month they air, as we are given the dates by the characters on the show.

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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Continuity mistake: In "The One with the Sharks", Phoebe talks to Joey about how he's never been in a long term relationship. He has been, though - Angela Delveccio, who he went out with for three years.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ross, Chandler and Joey are setting up Ross' furniture and Ross is bent down saying, "And I cannot feel my legs," Ross is holding a manual. When it cuts, the manual is on the floor.

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The One With The Proposal, part 1 - S6-E24

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Richard is being seated next to Chandler and Monica, the amount of champagne in Chandler's glass changes.

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Pam-I-am
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The One with the Sonogram at the End - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rachel loses the ring near the beginning, Chandler and Joey get off a chair to help look. But then the shot cuts to Monica, and behind her you can see Chandler at the fridge without enough time to get there.

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The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Ross and Phoebe are in the bar and get on the pool table to start kissing, Ross moves the pool balls out of the way, but two remain. As Phoebe lies down, the 9 ball is next to her left shoulder. The shot cuts closer and it is the 13 ball, then cuts back and it's the 9 ball again.

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Continuity mistake: The view from Monica's apartment changes after the first few episodes.

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The One With a Chick. And a Duck. - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: When Ross is asking Joey and Chandler which suit he should wear for the TV thing the brown suit is in his right hand and the blue one is in his left hand. After Ross says "really?" the shot changes to a wide view, the two suits have changed places, and the cover on the brown suit has switched to the blue one.

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The One With The Fertility Test - S9-E21

Continuity mistake: When Rachel takes her gift certificate to the massage parlour to claim her free massage, she hands it to the receptionist and we can see that it has been torn up into eight pieces and taped back together. Yet when Phoebe tears up the gift certificate in a previous scene, we see her tear it into only four pieces before handing it back to Rachel.

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Continuity mistake: The Chick changes breeds and gender a couple of times. It starts out as a full size White Leghorn. During the adolescent phase it is a female White Silkie. This is a bantam or small size chicken. In maturity it is a male White Leghorn.

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The One Where They All Turn Thirty - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: Rachel is said to be the youngest in the group as they reminisce about their 30th birthdays, however this episode reveals that almost all of the characters ages have been inconsistent throughout the series. In Season 1, Joey is said to be 25. In Season 2, he says he is 28. In S7 E1, he says he is 31. In Season 1, Monica is said to be 26. In Season 7, she should therefore be at least 32. Rachel graduated high school with Monica, so she should also be about 32 in S7, not just turning 30. She would have been 26 in S1. But, in Season 4, she refers to herself as a "28-year-old cheerleader". Based on Season 1, Joey should actually be the youngest member of the group, not Rachel.

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The One with the Ick Factor - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When Monica takes off her belt and throws it onto the couch, it lands on Rachel's arm. Throughout the scene, between shots of Rachel and Monica talking, the belt constantly disappears, reappears and changes position without Rachel ever touching it.

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The One With The Halloween Party - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is talking to Ursula's fiance Eric, he is wiping sweat off his face with a napkin. He puts the napkin to his eye and then in the next shot it changes to the other eye without him having enough time to change it. This happens again when at one point he's wiping his eye and then suddenly his forehead.

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The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress - S7-E17

Continuity mistake: Monica chooses a wedding dress at an expensive boutique, then later goes to a discount store to buy the same style dress at a half-off sale. The dress she buys is different from the one in the boutique, having wider and frillier straps. When she tries it on later at the apartment, it is now the same style as the one at the boutique.

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The One With Joey's Bag - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is in the coffee house talking to her father and pretending to be the executor of her grandmother's will, after she says "lipstick and a daughter, big day for you" she folds her papers in half, but in the next shot they are unfolded and she then folds them again.

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Joanna: What are you doing?
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