Friends

The One Where Rachel Quits - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: In the classroom Ross has his head down because he didn't want to be called on about the number of boxes he sold. The mother brown bird walks behind him and her right hand is on her hip while she is clearing her throat. In the next shot her right arm is pointing upward.

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The One With The Jellyfish - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: In the last few seconds of season 3, Ross closes the door immediately after he steps through it. However, in the opening seconds of season 4, we see this same event from the other side of the door. This time however, Ross doesn't close the door for at least 15-20 seconds after entering the room.

The One With The Joke - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the coffee shop where Joey tells his friends about him closing down the coffee shop when he went to the audition, as Rachel says "He left work in the middle of the day to do a personal errand?" two men walk past behind the group. As she continues talking just a few moments later, the same exact men walk past again.

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The One With Joey's Interview - S8-E19

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Joey is holding the Soap Opera Digest magazine. In one shot it is open but folded, then in another it is open all the way, then it's folded again, then it's open again, then it's closed, and then it's folded again. The change is never shown.

The One Where Joey Moves Out - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Chandler are at Joey's colleague's brunch, you can see a big wall clock in some shots. You can see it when Chandler says: "Wow, there's my fantasy's come true" with the minute hand at five to the hour. Just a few seconds later, when Joey says: "Can you see me in a place like this?" it can be seen when Chandler is in shot, and the minute hand is now at 20 to the hour. (00:05:40)

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The One With All The Cheesecakes - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When Ross and Monica are at the wedding reception talking to the other guests at their table, a lady wearing a red scarf is standing behind them with her back turned. Throughout the scene the red scarf keeps changing position very quickly - in one shot it's slid down one shoulder, then back up in the next and then slid down again. At the end of the scene it's off her back entirely and she has just slung it over her arms. (00:12:15 - 00:13:15)

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The One After Ross Says Rachel - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Between season 4 and season 5 some of the furniture in Chandler's and Joey's hotel room is changing. In TOW Ross' Wedding the three big pictures over the beds show dark spiky plants like ferns and palm trees (as can be seen in the scene where Joey shows Chandler the video with Fergie). In this episode these pictures are completely different - they show a red flower, a sunflower and a dark green plant. The two pictures next to the door are now much smaller in bigger frames and the lamp on the night table between the beds which had a white shade in season 4, now has a black shade. The nightstand between the two beds also has a different shape.

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The One With Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: When Rachel returns from her first interview at Ralph Lauren she takes out a bottle of water out of the fridge. In the following shot her hands are empty and there are only Chandler's and Joey's bottles on the table. Rachel's bottle reappears on the table next to Chandler's and Joey's bottles (that are also standing closer together than before) for a moment just when Chandler starts saying "Well, you could have tried not kissing him" and then vanishes again. (00:06:20 - 00:07:15)

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The One With Rachel's Date - S8-E5

Revealing mistake: In the scene in the coffee house, Phoebe is talking to Monica who is drinking a cup of coffee. Towards the end of the scene, the camera is on Phoebe who is smiling & laughing at Monica. In the right hand corner is a side view of 'Monica' however, it is not Courtney Cox in the scene, but a completely different actress. [Widescreen version only, although the "wrong" nose is visible in the original]. (00:06:20)

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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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