Friends

Friends (1994)

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The One With Phoebe's Dad - S2-E9

Corrected entry: After Ross breaks the radiator in the women's apartment, it gets so hot in there for their Christmas party that all the attendees strip down, some to their underwear. However, when Rachel answers the door to let a couple guests in, her nipples are erect, which would indicate the temperature inside is cold. (00:15:16)

Phaneron Premium member

Correction: As most women - or those who spend time around women - could tell you, there's more than one reason a woman's nipples might be erect.

Correction: Nope, you're mistaken. When we see Rachel at the apartment before she and Joey leave, she's not actually dressed yet. She walks out of her bedroom wearing her white robe, gold choker necklace, and blue flip-flops, while holding her makeup bag. Later we see Rachel at the Soapie Awards wearing the red spaghetti strap gown and she's still wearing it when she and Joey get home. Though I have to say, it's very complimentary to the actress that she even looks that great in just a robe.

Super Grover Premium member

The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Corrected entry: Chandler calls Monica to tell he's trapped in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre on a mobile phone, however Monica answers by picking up the house phone. In a power blackout, the phone wouldn't have any power so Chandler shouldn't be able to reach Monica.

Correction: Phones don't lose power during blackouts - regular landline phones are powered over the phone lines from the telephone exchange, which will have backup power available. Cordless phones would lose power, as the base station needs to be plugged in. But in this case Monica is using a wired phone. It's recommended to keep a wired landline phone in the house specifically to use in case of a blackout, as she clearly does.

The One With Phoebe's Uterus - S4-E11

Corrected entry: When Phoebe goes to visit her birth mother in Montauk, her mom says "I wish someone would've been there to tell me how terrible it is to give up babies". The scene cuts to a shot of Phoebe holding the puppy, revealing a side view of a stand-in, not the actress playing her mom.

Correction: Phoebe says they're calling the man John Doe, so that is the name that must be on the bracelet and it is not his real name.

Correction: She was wondering what his real name was.

MovieFan612 Premium member

Correction: It's true that piercing studios will likely require consent, but if Amy just said, "this is my daughter," I doubt they'd have a policy of requiring a birth certificate or anything.

Correction: When Ross and Joey are standing in the bathroom stalls looking into Chandler's stall, since Joey is going commando Chandler offers Ross $50 for his underpants just as the shocked man walks in on them. Even though Ross initially said no to giving Chandler his underpants, we do not hear Ross decline this very generous offer. So in the next shot it's been a little while, and not only do we see that shocked man already seated continuing his meal, we can safely presume the striped boxers that Chandler's wearing actually belong to Ross, who made an easy $50 to help Chandler out.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: Joey is unwilling to share food unexpectedly, i.e. In season 5 episode 20 he is only willing to share a bite of his sandwich to prove how much Chandler means to him. In this episode he is suggested to order an extra chips to share and he happily accepts it, even though that would still be sharing food.

Correction: This is actually a gag that's explained in the longer version of the episode - Ross points out the incorrect name, and Chandler realises he's in the wrong office.

Correction: There are two versions with the shots of the duck bathing in the bucket - the DVD version and the widescreen version (such as on Netflix). In both versions, when the guys are at the vet's office they're remembering past fun times with the duck, which includes the memory of the duck bathing. In the widescreen version, the last scene from the DVD has been cut and instead we just see a continuance of the earlier "memory" of the duck bathing, hence once again we see the old carpeting and also the guys' canoe.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: So Joey has two of "Marvin the Martian" - one is full body and one is the big head. The fact that in some episodes it's the full body lying on the couch and in some episodes it's the head, doesn't make a mistake, however, if they were to switch between shots during a scene in an episode, that would be a continuity mistake.

Super Grover Premium member

The One With The Ring - S6-E23

Corrected entry: When Chandler and Phoebe go to the jewelry store Phoebe's hair has two braids on each side that are being held together by what appears to be a hair pin, later on the scene where Phoebe is trying on a tiara she only has one braid on each side and no hair pins.

Correction: First, when Chandler's in the store Phoebe doesn't have two braids on the left side of her head - it's only one braid decorated with small colorful rhinestones, but she does have the two single braids on her right side, held together with a small silver hair clip. Second, while Chandler's gone Phoebe's been having fun trying on the store's jewelry - note all the necklaces, brooches, etc., and we see that one of those single braids has come loose so there's just one braid on that side now. But because it's been quite a while since Chandler had left the store, there's really no continuity issue.

Super Grover Premium member

Season 6 generally

Corrected entry: When Rachel is looking for an apartment, Phoebe says she can stay with her because her roommate Denise will be gone until December 26th. But when the apartment burns down and they plan to move back in episode 10 of season 7, nobody cares that Denise would've been back a LONG time and also doesn't have an apartment, because Phoebe wants Rachel to move in with her.

Correction: Denise was made up.

It doesn't make any sense that Denise was made up. Why? Because when Phoebe tells Rachel that her roommate Denise will be gone until December 26, and Rachel jokes, "maybe she's Santa Claus," look at Phoebe's face. She wouldn't react that way to a roommate that *she herself* made up.

Correction: Even assuming Denise was real (and I agree with the "Santa Claus" argument meaning she may well be), it's perfectly plausible that there was an off-screen conversation / event where Denise found somewhere else to live due to the fire and then didn't need to move back in with Phoebe. Plenty of life events happen to the cast outside of the episodes.

The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress - S7-E17

Corrected entry: Megan tells Monica that she booked the Swing Kings the day of Monica and Chandler's wedding and that she can only have them back if Monica gives her the cheap wedding dress that they both want. But in reality, a professional wedding band would never book a night for a client without receiving a deposit first. It just isn't feasible that Megan would put down a deposit for a band she had no intention of actually using (her wedding wasn't even that same day), especially given that she was looking to cut costs, hence shopping for a cheaper designer dress. There's also the fact that by the end of the episode Monica's booked the Swing Kings but is still in possession of the wedding dress - she could tell Megan to get bent and just keep the dress and the band!

Correction: There is also the chance that she (Megan) is just saying that to Monica to try and get her own way. If I recall, nothing is shown or stated to confirm that Megan did actually book it.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: While she may not speak or even fully understand English, it's easy for people to understand some words in a different language. She probably recognized "Pope" and that would be enough to make her look.

Correction: That's not red bricks, it's the shower curtain over the bathtub.

Super Grover Premium member

The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Corrected entry: When Joey walks in holding the candles and says his old roommate was Jewish, Joey's actually holding a kinara for Kwanzaa not a menorah for Hanukkah. There are only 7 candles on the candle holder that Joey is holding and there are 9 on the menorah.

Correction: The 7 or 9 branches have different meanings. The 7 branch menorah represents the one which stood in Jerusalem's temple. The 9 branch is called a chanukiah, and represents the Hanukkah miracle.

Correction: "The One With All The Cheesecakes" is one season prior to "The One With The Stain." In the former, Phoebe was tempted to cancel her monthly lunch with Joey, for a date with David. (That's after her speech!) She didn't, but Joey mistreated her anyway. This may have caused her to revise her principle of "do not cancel plans with friends" over the course of one year. But more importantly, Phoebe, a human being, is well capable of overlooking principles for self-interest. What can plausibly be explained by selfishness, forgetfulness and deceitfulness must not be attributed to a filming mistake.

FleetCommand

Correction: It's a dialect. I am Sicilian and have always used Nonni where refering to grandmother and Nonnu when referring to grandfather.

ctown28 Premium member

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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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