Friends

Friends (1994)

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The One With The Cake - S10-E4

Corrected entry: In The One With The Cake, Chandler says that he has to go to the bathroom and Phoebe and Joey run in after him because they say he's trying to escape out the window, but The One With The Fertility Test we see a glimpse of the left wall (the only one we rarely see so may have a window) many times, from the kitchen perspective. There is no window, just things hanging on the wall, possibly a towel on a hook.

Melissa

Correction: In other episodes, when the shower curtain is opened, you can see the window is on the back wall on the far side of the tub (which is not uncommon).

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The One Where Everybody Finds Out - S5-E14

Corrected entry: When Chandler tells Phoebe he can't do anything with her because he loves Monica, Monica comes out of the bathroom and acts surprised, but Chandler has already said that he loves her, in TOW the Thanksgivings.

Correction: Monica was surprised because it was the first time he'd said it to other people. She knew that he loved her, but it's another thing to say it to others (especially for Chandler). She, and everyone else, probably expected him to say something like "I'm going out with Monica", but he used love. This is backed up by Phoebe's exclamation of "I thought you guys were just doing it. I didn't know you were in love.".

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The One With Ross's Library Book - S7-E7

Corrected entry: When Ross talks about dirty names, just as he says, "Wendy Vagina," the producer's name, Wendy Knoller, appears at the bottom of the screen. Knoller is a naughty word for "has sex" in Norwegian.

Correction: No, it is not. 1. The naughty word you're referring to is spelled with a "u", not an "o", and the pronounciation becomes VERY different when you change this in Norwegian. Most Norwegians when reading "knoller" would pronounce it with an "å"-sound, changing the meaning to "hills" or "roots". 2. Even if this entry had been true, it is a small coincidence and not really trivia.

Twotall
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The One With Joey's Award - S7-E18

Corrected entry: When Monica comes in the coffee house looking for Chandler, Phoebe is holding a blue cup in one hand, she switches it to the other hand and it disappears. There was no chance for her to put it down.

Pam-I-am

Correction: We very clearly see Phoebe place the blue cup on the coffee table in front of her.

tw_stuart
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The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress - S7-E17

Corrected entry: In the scene where Ross is talking to Kristen, she takes a chair out of the car, and then while talking to Ross the chair switches from one side of her to another.

Pam-I-am

Correction: We only see her take the chair from the car, we don't see where she puts it and she is out of shot for easily long enough to have moved it.

tw_stuart
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The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies - S2-E18

Corrected entry: When Day of our Lives is playing, as Dr. Ramoray is trying to prevent his fall, if you watch in slo-mo, you can see him jumping down the shaft.

Correction: This was done intentionally to make fun of the forced appearance in soap operas.

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The One with the East German Laundry Detergent - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In this episode, Ross reclaims their washing machine after the Horrible Woman cons Rachel out of it, and Rachel tells him it's brilliant because she "can't even send back soup". But in The One With The Flashback - set before this - Rachel sends back a whole round of drinks.

He's My Brother

Correction: When she sends back a round of drinks in the flashback episode, she is a secure, wealthy, engaged woman surrounded by her country-club friends. She might have been more secure to point out other peoples' mistakes as the wealthy, engaged Rach but in TOW the east laundry detergent, she is not wealthy OR engaged and she is constantly guffing up coffee orders. She may be more insecure now.

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The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs - S7-E8

Corrected entry: Joey says to Ross 'Who's well educated now, Mr. I forgot 10 states?' But earlier on he has crossed out at least one when he asks Chandler why New England is not a state. Before he crossed it out he had 56, so when he said this to Ross he had less than 56. (00:03:00)

Correction: Joey did tell Ross that he forgot 10 states and Joey did have 55 at this point, but Joey did write 56 states at the beginning, because he thinks there are 56 states just that he got one wrong.

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The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Corrected entry: In the episode The Last One (1), Joey said he sat on the baby welcome sign, but in the episode The Last One (2), when he is going to get something to open the football table, we can see the back side of his jeans and there is no red paint on them.

Correction: He's had plenty of time to change jeans.

pinkwafer
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The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner - S3-E14

Corrected entry: How is it possible for Phoebe's ex-partner to use the Smelly Cat song for a kitty litter jingle when a record company made Smelly Cat into a song/video in the Second Season's TOW Eddie Moves In? Surely there was a contract involved between Phoebe and the record company granting the record company the rights?

Correction: Phoebe never signed the contract, and the record was never released because she felt it was unfair to have the girl singing it and not being in the video. Without the contract, Phoebe still has full rights to Smelly Cat, which she would have been able to sign over to Leslie.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Corrected entry: In this episode, Rachel tells her rich friends in the coffeehouse that, among other things, she does her own laundry. However, it is not until the next episode that she does laundry for the first time.

Correction: Rachel may have been showing off to her "rich friends" as they appear to look down their noses at her for working in a coffeehouse as a waitress instead of being a married woman. They patronise her for this and she mutters something about putting "blobbies" on the cookies. She may have lied about her housework abilities also to make herself feel better.

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The One With Rachel's Crush - S4-E13

Corrected entry: When Monica is talking to Rachel in the hall, when carrying in the vacuum cleaner, she is right in front of apartment 19. When Rachel opens the door to apartment 20 Monica doesn't appear to be there.

Correction: From the angle we have, it's not possible to tell if Monica is there or not.

tw_stuart
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The One With The Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Corrected entry: When Joey slides the gift for Kathy across the bar, you can see in the bathroom that a towel is hung over the shower curtain rod, however in the shot when Chandler is saying goodnight to Kathy, the towel is gone. No-one went into the bathroom.

Pam-I-am

Correction: The camera angle is different when Chandler is saying goodnight so we have a different view. If you watch carefully, you can see the towel is still there, we can just see the edge of it.

tw_stuart
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The One With Chandler In A Box - S4-E8

Corrected entry: During the scene when Phoebe tells Ross and Chandler she has to call her mom to ask her a left handed cooking question, the television behind Phoebe goes on and off between shots.

Correction: I've checked and it most definitely doesn't. It's on all the time.

tw_stuart
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The One With The Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Corrected entry: In the very first episode, Chandler says that between him and Joey they haven't had a relationship that lasted longer than a Mento. In this episode however, we find out that Joey went out with Angela Delveccio for three years.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Correction: That was in the first episode. Joey has a playboy image so Chandler probably didn't even know or ask. It's highly unlikely that Joey was with only one girl for those three years, so Chandler's point would still be valid.

tw_stuart
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The One Where Rachel Finds Out - S1-E24

Corrected entry: In the final episode of the first season, Rachel recalls how Ross considered asking her on a date on her first night in the city. However, the incident actually occurs (in the pilot episode) on her SECOND night in New York.

Correction: Yes, Rachel made a mistake but the human memory is quite fallible and to remember the wrong day several months later isn't really a mistake in the show, it's a normal human failing.

tw_stuart
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The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line - S4-E7

Corrected entry: After Cathy gets off the phone with Joey, she puts the phone on the counter. A few shots later, when she starts to leave, the phone is on the receiver. After Cathy and Chandler kiss, the phone is back on the counter.

ACertainShadeofGreen

Correction: Sorry, I've watched this scene very carefully and the phone handset is standing upright on the counter during the whole time.

tw_stuart
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The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line - S4-E7

Corrected entry: When Ross is playing his keyboard for the gang, he presses a note twice and gets a single note. The next time he presses the keyboard the accompaniment starts automatically. Ross would have had to press a settings button to get the accompaniment to start automatically on a keyboard note press. However, we don't see Ross press any settings buttons.

Correction: The shot switches to the gang at least twice after the single notes and before the accompaniment kicks in. Ross would have had enough time to press a button during these moments.

tw_stuart
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But if he was always going to play them the same song, why wouldn't the arrangement start straight away instead of just the time when Chandler says 'oh my god play'. He then completely switches keys which also makes no sense.

The One With The Apothecary Table - S6-E11

Corrected entry: The screen that Rachel bought at Pottery Barn moves when Ross, Rachel and Phoebe are talking. Sometimes the clock is covered and at others it is not.

Pam-I-am

Correction: The screen doesn't move, the camera angle changes from shot to shot which is why the clock is sometimes fully visible and sometimes only partially visible.

tw_stuart
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The One With Chandler In A Box - S4-E8

Corrected entry: At the end, when everyone is on the balcony watching Chandler and Kathy, Monica sees a guy robbing a purse, and Joey goes to call the police. When he comes back, he has the phone, but he says nothing, even though he came back way too quickly to have made the call.

Correction: Calls to most emergency services will start with a recorded message or if you are very unlucky, the busy signal. We see Joey for a very short time and it's very plausible that he's waiting to be connected.

tw_stuart
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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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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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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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