Friends

The One Where No One's Ready - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chandler sits on Joey in an attempt to regain possession of his seat, the shirt sleeve on his left arm becomes unrolled and slides down. When he stands up, the camera cuts to face Ross while he is giving out directions, leaving Chandler's back to the audience. Chandler's sleeve is now rolled back up. The sleeve remains rolled for the rest of the sequence. (00:06:30)

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The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Richard sits in Monica's room, when Monica opens the door we can see in the background the living room's window draperies, table, picture frame, etc., but they're not as they should be. In this mock-up the shade is pulled down, the draperies look different, and the direction they're all facing differs. (00:15:55)

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The One With The Proposal, part 2 - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: When Monica is in Richard's apartment she gets all worked up, so Richard gives her a hug to calm her down. She goes into the hug with her arms curled up in front of her face, but when the camera angle changes, they are at Richard's back. (00:13:50)

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The One With Chandler In A Box - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: In the episode with Chandler in a box, when Rachel is showing Ross all the things she had kept from their relationship in a shoe box, her hair is tucked behind her ear in most shots, but when she says "I keep the gifts that matter", it's all loose, then goes back to how it was in the following shot. Also in the shot before that line she's pointing the fossil at Ross, but when it cuts to a front view she's pointing it upwards. (00:16:30)

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The One With The Baby Shower - S8-E20

Continuity mistake: In the one with Rachel's babyshower, Monica needs to ring Rachel's mom to invite her. She says that she has her number in her phone book and walks over to the phone - we see her start to look at it, but when the angle changes she's got the phone and is dialling. (00:01:00)

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The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the train, when the conductor announces Montreal, Ross's head goes from laying on his shoulder to a upright position from one shot to the next. (00:19:00)

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

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Kate are talking for the first time, a man walks behind Joey and sets down a chair. In the next shot it is gone, and then it is back again,. (00:04:30)

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The One With All The Jealousy - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Monica is confronting Julio about the poem, there are two bottles upside down on the top of others. He turns one over, but in the next shot there are still two upside down, and then there are none. (00:15:35)

Pam-I-am
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The One With The Screamer - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: When Tommy starts shouting at the duck it changes its position. (00:15:15 - 00:18:00)

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The One Where Estelle Dies - S10-E15

Continuity mistake: When Rachel walks in with Emma, Ross is on the laptop. It is straight and on the table, in a later shot,the laptop has moved and is over the edge of the table. (00:18:50 - 00:20:55)

Pam-I-am
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The One With The Mugging - S9-E15

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is talking to Ross about mugging her and he is reading the paper, it changes several times from being folded over to regular size to being folded over again. (00:19:00)

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The One With The Apothecary Table - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode, Monica's Christmas tree is up in her apartment. After the party, Joey kisses Janine. In the next episode, he walks into Monica's apartment and says he just kissed her. However, Monica's tree is down and they have all changed their clothes. Surely if he just kissed her then it is still the same night of the party, therefore the tree should be up and Monica, Ross and Joey should be wearing the same clothes from the party. (00:00:05)

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The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When the stoned guy eats all the shrimp ravioli, he eats everything including the garnish. When we next see the plate, the garnish has returned. (00:17:30)

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Ross is on about calling immigration, his hands move with no time to do so. (00:04:05)

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The One With Barry & Mindy's Wedding - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: When Rachel is worrying about how embarrassed she was, her hands move from her head to her hat with no time to move them. (00:11:20)

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The One With All The Cheesecakes - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: Phoebe and David see each other at the coffee house and start talking. The buttons on Phoebe's red cardigan go from gaping to properly shut a number of times throughout the scene. (00:09:30)

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The One With The Ballroom Dancing - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: In the Central Perk scene when Joey is telling Monica and Rachel about the dancing, Monica's legs are crossed left over right and then right over left, and back again. (00:10:55)

Pam-I-am
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The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: When Chandler's boss is slapping all the guys on the butt, on the side of the table closest to the camera there is a tablet with a pen on it. When the guy comes back in to get his briefcase, the pen is no longer there. (00:20:35)

Pam-I-am
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The One With Joey's Award - S7-E18

Continuity mistake: When Joey sets down the award he sets it at a straight angle to the counter edge, but when Joey catches Rachel about to pick it up it is angled and not straight. (00:13:45)

Pam-I-am
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The One With All The Jealousy - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Chandler is showing Rachel his stripper pen, Rachel is sitting with one leg up on the couch. When Ross walks in her legs are crossed, then she takes her leg down off the couch again and crosses them again. (00:18:00)

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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 Jellyfish - S4-E1

Question: When Ross and Rachel are fighting, Chandler hides behind the door and bursts out saying "I knew it." When Rachel says, "It's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy and it is a big deal.", is this just a Chandler moment or is there another joke I have missed?

Answer: The statements that she's contradicting (that it is common, it happens to every guy, and it's not a big deal), are the things that a woman commonly says to a man who is suffering from erectile difficulty, typically to assuage his bruised ego. However, most men do not believe that these statements are true, as evidenced by Chandler's outburst. He's so caught up in the proof that women are lying about it that he gives himself away.

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