Friends

The One with the Monkey - S1-E10

New this month Corrected entry: Early in the scene when Ross is introducing them to Marcel, look over Chandler's shoulder - a person is visible going into a bedroom.

New this month Correction: This is wrong, it's Phoebe going into the room (check the clothes) after she's been speaking with the gang, she walks off.

The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

New this month 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.

New this month 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.

The One With The Stain - S8-E7

Corrected entry: In this episode, Phoebe abandons having lunch with Ross because of a date with Eric; however in 'The One With All The Cheesecakes', Phoebe makes a huge speech about how you 'do not cancel plans with friends'.

New this month 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!) As a result, Joey mistreated her, causing her to run out on Joey. This incident 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, especially when Joey, a peculiarity among human beings, mistreats her. What can plausibly be explained by selfishness, forgetfulness and deceitful must not be attributed to a filming mistake.

FleetCommand

The One With The Ball - S5-E21

Corrected entry: While Sphynx cats are not generally hypoallergenic, Monica could not have had an allergic reaction because her exposure to the cat was minimal and she didn't touch it.

Tanngrisnir

Correction: Many people, like my mother, are highly allergic to a cat's dander or saliva and will have a reaction just being in a room where the cat had been. No actual contact is needed in order to have a reaction. The cat doesn't even need to be there at the same time as the allergic person. Monica could easily have still had an allergic reaction to the cat eve though her exposure was minimal and she didn't touch it.

The One With The Red Sweater - S8-E2

Corrected entry: Ross and Chandler are in the ballroom looking for the disposable cameras. Chandler comes out from under the table, a disposable camera is in clear shot on top of the table but neither character notices.

Correction: Monica and Chandler's cameras were in a bag. The camera on the table was for the wedding they were crashing.

Brenda Horne Elzin

Exactly, Chandler knew they were in a bag so why look at others on the table.

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The One With Joey's Award - S7-E18

Corrected entry: Rachel's dress changes before and after going to the awards. (00:09:00 - 00:10:20)

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.

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The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits - S10-E5

Corrected entry: No piercing studio in the world would pierce the ears (or any other body part) of a one year old without consent of the parents.

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

The One With Chandler's Dad - S7-E22

Corrected entry: Joey walks into the coffee shop and says "Hey Pheebs." It's Ross' voice dubbed over, not Joey's.

Correction: I just watched this scene and I'm not sure how anyone could possibly think it is Ross' voice dubbed over. It is Joey's voice.

THGhost

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: It is indeed Teri Garr in the side shot, not a stand-in.

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Show generally

Corrected entry: The first version of Central Perk's logo, seen from season 1, presents a perspective error on the right top corner of the left cup of coffee. Some seasons later, the logo receives a tiny correction in the same area, that makes the perspective "OK" to the eye. The cup line straightens up, and the steam is brought a little closer to the ribbon containing the name.

Gui Petrini

Correction: It's not unusual for shops or business places to change their graphics. Not a mistake since the show takes place over 10 years.

Ssiscool Premium member

The One After the Superbowl, part 2 - S2-E13

Corrected entry: When Chandler is walking with the door you can see he is not wearing panties but boxers. (00:19:20)

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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

The One Where Ross Can't Flirt - S5-E19

Corrected entry: Joey refers to his Italian grandmother as "Nonni" which in Italian actually means "grandparents." "Nonna" is grandma.

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

The One After 'I do' - S8-E1

Corrected entry: When Monica and Chandler walk into the dance hall, a cameraman is seen following them.

Brad Premium member

Correction: This is an actor portraying a wedding videographer.

The One With The Giant Poking Device - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Monica and Rachel are banging their heads against the wall, you can see someone in the background by the bathroom when Rachel walks away towards the living room in pain while saying, "if it isn't a headboard, it isn't worth it."

Correction: That is Phoebe talking on the phone.

The One Where Eddie Won't Go - S2-E19

Corrected entry: Rachel says that Phoebe slept with Jason Hurley one hour after they broke up. Monica seems surprised by this even though she already found out that Phoebe slept with him right after he and Monica broke up in "TOW George Stephanopalous". (00:14:30)

Correction: The understanding is misconstrued. Monica knew that Phoebe had slept with him (ergo the one with George Stephanopoulos); the surprise comes from the fact that she had slept with him only one hour following their breakup. This is not a continuity mistake but a misunderstanding of meaning.

The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know - S2-E15

Corrected entry: When Joey and Chandler are ordering a pizza they tell the pizza place to send the food to apartment 20 which is Monica and Rachel's apartment but it is clear that Monica isn't home because she is catering and Rachel is on her date with Ross, so how do they get the pizza.

Correction: When Joey and Chandler order the pizza, Rachel and Monica are both out, but the pizza arrives after Monica comes home with Richard. The door is knocked and Monica curses, realising it is a Joey and Chandler move.

The One With The Birth Mother - S10-E9

Corrected entry: One of the storylines in this episode is based on Joey not being willing to share food. However in previous episodes he has happily shared food several times.

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.

The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding, Part 2 - S7-E24

Corrected entry: When Ross and Phoebe find Chandler in his office, the name on the door reads 'Mike Smith.'

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.

The One With The Worst Best Man Ever - S4-E22

Corrected entry: At the end of the scene where the duck is taking a bath, the bucket is on the old carpet. Monica removed the carpet in Season 4 episode 13.

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.

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The One With The Invitation - S4-E21

Corrected entry: Phoebe shows Ross' invitation to everyone, stating "Ross let Ben address mine." The envelope has poor kid like handwriting. The address is a 4 line address and the invitation also has stamps on it. When the camera comes back to Phoebe, she's holding an envelope with just her name on it, with no stamps. When she puts down the envelope by her side, the 4 line address is back. (00:11:30)

Makes Sense

Correction: Yes, there are two larger envelopes, but they are not meant to be the same envelope, it's wedding invitation etiquette. The actual invitation itself is inserted in the "inner envelope" with only Phoebe's name written on it (or as 'Phoebe and friend'), and this inner envelope is inserted in the "outside envelope" along with the reply card (in the small envelope), and it's the outside envelope which is stamped and addressed to Phoebe ("4 line address"). We even see Phoebe holding both larger envelopes while removing the reply card's small envelope, just as Monica says, "This is so amazing," and also see them when Rachel opens her own envelope.

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The One With The Apothecary Table - S6-E11

Visible crew/equipment: After Ross and Rachel cover the table with the sheet, when Phoebe walks in Rachel says they can turn out the lights and watch the movie, and in the next shot we can see the end of the set wall, the soundstage and a crewmember's leg.

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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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