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.


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.


Correction: Phoebe and Monica used to live together. It's possible that the last known address the police have on Phoebe is from when she and Monica were roommates.

LuMaria 1

Show generally

Corrected entry: Over time, the fooz ball table in Chandler and Joey's apartment has a glass top. In some episodes, there is a glass top and items are set on top of the table, such as mail - or they even eat meals on it. In other episodes, there is no glass top and they reach into the table to retrieve the ball, move the players, etc.

Correction: It is a removable piece of glass/plastic that allows them to use the table as needed, either as a regular table or to play.


The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode where they are all watching Joey's play, Chandler says that you could always spot someone who has never seen one of Joey's plays. At this time Phoebe is looking inside the leaflet about the play the shot changes to a shot of her and she is looking at the front of leaflet saying the title makes her jump.

Correction: In the shot of Rachel with Phoebe in the background, you can clearly see Phoebe close the leaflet and turn to the front cover.


The One With The Lesbian Wedding - S2-E11

Corrected entry: In the party after the wedding Rachel's mom comes up to Rachel to talk. Well in one shot Rachel has her drink in her right hand right when her mom starts handing her drink to Rachel. Next shot Rachel has her drink in her left hand and takes her mom's in her right hand even though there's just no time to switch hands between those shots.

Correction: She is holding the glass in her right hand but her left hand is practically touching the glass making it very easy for her to switch hands. Even in slow motion this scene looks OK.


Correction: This is Monica, two possibilities are that 1) she had a backup turkey for Thanksgiving and 2) it's in the freezer for Christmas, which is only a month away. Lastly, I've never tried but I see no reason why she would faint in the time shown. I suspect the turkey is not airtight.


The One With Rachel's Sister - S6-E13

Corrected entry: When Rachel comes in to spy on Ross through Monica and Chandler's window we hear the shower water running and both Monica and Chandler are in the bathroom. However, Chandler comes out wearing a T-shirt under his robe (and he's wearing socks). This seems to assume that he is dry (as the T-shirt is dry too). Also we can see that Monica is wearing her nightdress under her robe when we see down to her feet, so how could one or both of them have been showering?

Correction: It could have been bathwater running, and they were not yet in the tub.


Correction: This is Phoebe, it is easily possible that she has two friends that shave their heads. Phoebe's friends are not exactly normal.


Correction: Not any more, I just tried.


The One With The Invitation - S4-E21

Corrected entry: When the gang minus Rachel receives their invitations, Phoebe states that Ross let Ben address hers, and shows the rest of them. We see that the envelope has a full address consisting of four lines. Chandler then enters, and about 10 seconds later we see Phoebe's invitation again, this time only having an address consisting of one line.

Correction: Look carefully at Phoebe all through this scene. We see Phoebe with her invitation, and it has her name and address on. She then takes off this envelope AND PUTS IT IN HER LAP. Inside this envelope is ANOTHER envelope with just her name on. The addressed envelope stays in her lap for the duration of the scene, and when we see the envelope with one line, this is the 2nd envelope.

The One With Chandler's Dad - S7-E22

Corrected entry: When the police officer is giving Rachel a ticket he sees her birthday, says "Aquarius", and she says yes. But in an earlier episode when Gunther is asking for people's birthdays Rachel says her birthday is May 5. To be an Aquarius your birthday has to be between January and February.

Correction: Rachel is trying to get out of paying a ticket, she isn't going to tell the officer he is wrong.


Correction: According to Martha Kauffman, Ross and Rachel were able to cover the pen marks with makeup at that point, as it had begun to wear off anyway.

That's just not right, though. The makeup stays on their faces all evening, and it's fully intact when they wake up the next morning. Then they go to breakfast and it's gone. An hour or two wouldn't have made the difference that 12+ hours didn't.

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

Corrected entry: Chandler claims to have hidden Joey's underwear because "he stole my essence." But Chandler didn't go out of the apartment to do this, meaning the only time he could have done it was when he was over there first, and he wouldn't have done because there was no incentive to do so as Joey hadn't taken the cushions off the chair.

David Mercier

Correction: It is obvious that Chandler was saying the first thing that came in his head, not the actual reason why he took Joey's underwear. He even hesitates when Ross asks him.

Correction: He told them the first time that they were getting divorced, but not why.

Correction: I've watched this scene very carefully and the cup simply does not move at all. It remains in exactly the same position for the whole scene.


Correction: There is a similar looking cuddly toy on that cabinet but it is definitely not Hugsy. It's clearly a different shape.


Correction: If you watch the scene carefully Rachel is reaching for the phone and hangs up just a fraction of a second before she screams.


Correction: They could have sent it to a P.O box or a friend of hers or even a business she stayed close to.


Correction: Joey is a natural liar as evidenced by his behaviour all through the show. He lies to and about women, he lied on his resume and has commented on it more than once. He lied when he was pretending to be Chandlers colleague. The issue in this case is that Joey can't think on his feet when he suddenly needs an excuse.


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The One With Ross's Teeth - S6-E8

Monica: What happened to your teeth?
Ross: I whitened them.
Chandler: Really?
Ross: Yeah, what... What do you think?
Monica: Well, uh, I think I shouldn't look directly at them.
Ross: Come on, seriously.
Monica: Ross, they're really, really, really white!
Chandler: Yeah, what was wrong with your old... Human teeth?
Ross: Well, I did leave the gel on a little longer than it said to.
Monica: How much longer?
Ross: Uh, uh... A day.
Monica: Ross, you know that tonight is your date with Hillary?
Ross: I know! That's why I did it! Come on, are they really that bad?
Chandler: No. No, no, no, you'll be fine. Hilary's blind, right?
Monica: She will be after tonight.

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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Question: What's the name of the "scary painting" that Joey saw in the apartment of the girl he thought he'd slept with before? The strange and creepy painting (black and white, with an amorphous body and a chair). I really, really want to know who is the artist. Not Gladys - that's Phoebe's painting that comes out of the frame.

David Cañedo Mesinas

Answer: The painting doesn't have a name, and if it does it is never mentioned in this episode.

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