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.Super Grover
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.Super Grover
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.Super Grover
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.Super Grover
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)Babatomyfriends
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.NatalieNinetales
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.
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.littlestar