Friends

The One With Chandler's Dad - S7-E22

Continuity mistake: When Ross and Rachel are out in the Porsche it is dark outside, but when it later cuts back to Joey in his apartment stealing Rachel's underwear it is broad daylight. It is also light outside when Joey and Phoebe are talking at the coffee house later on. (00:10:30)

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The One With The Stripper - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the stripper has just entered the apartment you can see her putting down her right arm twice, withouth enough time inbetween to put it back up. (00:09:50)

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The One With The Dollhouse - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: When Chandler's in Rachel's office, she tells him the lingerie isn't kept there. He says, "Yes I realise that", and starts reaching for the catalogue she's about to give him. Camera cuts, and he's now standing with his hands in his pockets, reaching out again when she gives him the catalogue. (00:02:40)

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The One With The Embryos - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: When the friends are talking about the contest to prove who knows each other better, Monica says to Joey "Are you scared?" and Rachel has her arms crossed. Joey says "No" and in the next shot of Rachel she is crossing them again. (00:05:00)

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The One With The Inappropriate Sister - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: Phoebe is complaining about people disrespecting her charity bucket, and hands the bucket to Monica as she does so. In the first two shots Monica holds the bucket by its edge, but when the camera goes back to her for a third time, she is holding the bucket by its handle. (00:11:35)

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The One With Monica's Thunder - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: The beginning to series 7 takes place right after series 6 ended, basically Chandler has only just proposed to Monica. Yet Monica's hair is visibly different; at the end of series 6 she had no fringe and a center parting, now she has a fringe. Also Chandler, is visibly thinner, with a gaunt face due to losing 20 lbs in between the two series. Rachel also has had a hair cut, her long extensions have been removed and she is back to her usual hair length.

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The One with Two Parts: Part 1 - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Chandler is playing with the toy in his office, his right hand moves between shots. (00:09:35)

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The One Where Estelle Dies - S10-E15

Continuity mistake: The second time Ross visits Mr. Zelner, he hands him a pterodactyl egg replica. The hole in the egg switches between the top or bottom, depending on the shot. (00:14:40)

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The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Phoebe and Ross are in the soon to be closed bar sitting on the pool table. He clears it of everything, but a few seconds later he stops making out because the "damn balls are in the way" and somehow magics up a handful of snooker balls. If you look closely when he's clearing the table, there are two dark balls at the side which he studiously ignores, and which Lisa Kudrow then surreptitiously grabs and takes onto the table with her so David Schwimmer can grab them later. (00:19:35)

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The One With The Lottery - S9-E18

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joey and Phoebe are holding the lucky bone, which they have to break and make a wish, look at Joey's thumb; the location of it changes between shots. (00:05:40)

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The One With The Jellyfish - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Phoebe and her mother are in her mother's house at the beach. Phoebe has just found out that Phoebe senior is her real mother. Have a look at Phoebe's mother in this episode and the last episode of series 3 (The One At The Beach). Her hair is a lot shorter in series 4 even though no time has passed in the storyline. (00:03:35)

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The One With All The Cheesecakes - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: Chandler walks into his apartment to find Rachel eating cheesecake without him. As the door is shutting, the pen on the Magnadoodle is hanging loose; it can be heard hitting the door when Chandler is closing it. The next shot shows Rachel stop eating, and when we next see Chandler, the door is closed and the pen is in its holder. (00:15:50)

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The One With the Breast Milk - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when we first see Carol breastfeed Ben, Susan puts a pillow under Ben's head twice. (00:00:30)

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The One In Barbados, part 1 - S9-E23

Continuity mistake: When Monica and Phoebe are talking about David, the ornaments in Monica's glass change between shots. (00:11:30)

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The One With Rachel's Assistant - S7-E4

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Joey is talking to the producers of Mac and Cheese, he says, "We're not even shooting them anymore?!" As he says this he lifts his left arm up, but in the very next shot his left arm is back down by his side. (00:14:40)

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The One With The Video Tape - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When we see the video, notice Rachel's hair. It is the same length as it is throughout season 8, but her hair is supposed to be the short bob she had in season 7 since it took place then. (00:17:00)

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The One Where Chandler Can't Cry - S6-E14

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode Monica had a very bad cold. This episode carries on immediately after the end of the last one (Monica's still in her dressing gown from earlier), but Monica isn't coughing or sneezing at all anymore. (00:00:05)

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The One with the Thumb - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe visits Lizzie, Lizzie is feeding the pigeons with her right hand. In the next shot, a plastic bag has appeared in her left hand from nowhere. (00:11:40)

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The One That Could Have Been, part 1 - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joey gives Chandler the orange juice and says sorry, the paper cup's logo faces Joey's hand, then the shot goes to Chandler and when it comes back, the logo on the cup faces Chandler. (00:15:15)

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The One With The Tiny T-Shirt - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: Ross is over at Chandler and Joey's looking through the peep hole for hours waiting for Rachel to return. When she does and Ross sees her go inside with Mark, Ross tries to open the door to go see her, and Chandler jumps on his back to stop him. As Chandler says "I...am not going to let you do this", Ross grabs the door handle. Then the angle changes, and as Chandler says "You...are surprisingly strong," Ross is further from the handle and grabs it again. (00:13:15)

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The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Visible crew/equipment: During the scene when Phoebe breaks into the other Phoebe's house and gets caught, the older Phoebe was telling the younger one that the man in the photo is not Frank Buffay, but is Chuck Mangioni. Right after that, as Phoebe 2 walks towards the camera, you can see that the door behind her moves open, and there is a visible shadow of someone who walks by that doorway. (00:19:00)

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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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