The One Where Emma Cries - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: On the sign that reads 'It's a boy' Phoebe writes the word "not" with a black marker, then in following scenes such as when Monica and Chandler are talking about Tulsa, the word "not" is written differently on the sign.

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The One With The Baby Shower - S8-E20

Continuity mistake: During the mock Bamboozled game with Chandler and Ross, when Joey asks about the word triskaidekaphobia a bottle of Evian suddenly appears on the countertop oven, which vanishes and then reappears.

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The One Where Rachel Tells... - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Rachel sits down in Ross' apartment, she places her magazine down on the table with its binder facing the audience, but while Ross goes on about their one night just being fun the binder is now facing the opposite way on the table, and then it's flipped back to the original position.

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The One After 'I do' - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ross introduces himself to Mona, the reception place card that Mona's holding switches from her left hand to her right hand, between shots.

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The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Continuity mistake: After Ross decides to go after Rachel, in the overhead shot all four of the cab's doors are closed, but when it cuts to Ross and Phoebe getting in and shutting their front doors suddenly both back passenger doors are inexplicably wide open, then when Ross shouts about missing seatbelts both back doors are closed again. Then when the guy gets into the back seat he shuts his door, but when he asks for the medallion number both back doors are open, and then they're closed again.

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The One Where Heckles Dies - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: After Monica breaks the seashell lamp, when Phoebe says that she wants to believe Monica did it accidentally her right is arm up and points to Monica, but in the next shot it's Phoebe's left arm that's up while still pointing at Monica.

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The One with the Evil Orthodontist - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Rachel's in Barry's office her black handbag is hanging over the counter, but after Billy walks in on them and Barry pretends to look in Rachel's mouth, the bag's lying on the counter.

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

Continuity mistake: While Rachel and Ross are at the laundromat there's laundry detergent, softener, bleach, etc., atop the soda machine, some of which change position or vanish in consecutive shots.

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The One with the Evil Orthodontist - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Rachel walks into Central Perk she puts her black handbag down behind the couch and proceeds to talk about Barry, but after Ross smacks Chandler's arm to prompt him to speak up, the handbag's strap appears on Rachel's wrist.

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The One with the Sonogram at the End - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Monica holds the glass pan of lasagna up over her head to try and find Rachel's ring, when it cuts to the next shot the lasagna is still in the air, but it's different - note burned corners, etc.

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The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ross is singing to Ben about GI Joe, there are two plates in the dish drainer behind him, but when Joey walks in and sits down the white plate has vanished.

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The One With The Lesbian Wedding - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Carol and Susan tell Ross that they are getting married. Ben changes from a blonde baby to a brunette baby.


The One With Joey's Interview - S8-E19

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. (00:00:20)


The One With Ross's Library Book - S7-E7

Continuity mistake: When Monica says, "She has beaten me, Chandler, I'm tired," she puts her hands on him and they are in fists, then they are flat out, then in fists again.


The One With The Donor - S9-E22

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe enters the coffee house to get Joey's advice on her outfit for Mike's sister's party, it cuts to Joey saying "You look stop-eating hot", and Phoebe's left hand can be seen making a nervous up-down motion in response. But when it cuts back to her, it is her right hand making the motion and her purse is now in her left hand.


The One With Rachel's Book - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: Chandler and Monica are having dinner with her parents. He asks Jack how he and Judy got engaged. He starts, "Well I'd gotten Judy pregnant..." Then they talk about how Jack told Monica's friends a "scary story" about how Judy got pregnant because her method of birth control, her diaphragm, had malfunctioned (damaged by a dog). In the rest of the show, however, we are continually hearing that the firstborn, Ross, was "a medical marvel" and that they thought Judy was barren. This apparently is the main reason why they love Ross more than Monica.

The One With The Video Tape - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ross turns on the camera and sits down in front of it, "flirting" with it and drinking wine, what you can see on the little camera screen is very different from when they play the same clip on the TV, in which looks like he was sitting much closer to the camera then he actually was.


The One With The Bullies - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: When the fight scene starts, one of the bullies takes off his watch and puts it into his right jacket pocket. When they put all of their jewellery into his cap, he gets his watch out of his right jeans pocket.


The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: In this episode, it is stated that Ross does not like ice cream because it's too cold. However, back in The One Where Ross Dates a Student, you can see Ross on a date with Elizabeth eating an ice cream.

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The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Continuity mistake: When the friends put down their keys, the keys' positions change when the camera pans the apartment. (00:25:30)

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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 'Cuffs - S4-E3

Joanna: What are you doing?
Chandler: I'm getting dressed.
Joanna: Why?
Chandler: Because when I go outside naked, people throw garbage at me.

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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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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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