Friends (1994)

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The One With The Cop - S5-E16

Corrected entry: When Gary the cop comes looking for Phoebe, he comes to Monica's apartment. He tells her that he found her by looking at her file, which would have her address on it, so why does he come to Monica's apartment?

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.

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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.


The One With All The Thanksgivings - S5-E8

Corrected entry: In The One With All The Thanksgivings, Monica is cheering up Chandler by putting a turkey on her head. Where did the whole uncooked turkey come from though, considering they had just had their meal? Did Monica just happen to have a large turkey in her freezer? To make matters worse, it is not possible for a human being to put a frozen turkey over his head for that long and not faint.

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.


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Corrected entry: At one point Ross goes out with a girl whose father is played by Bruce Willis. In The One With The Nap Partners, Ross and Joey are really excited because they rented 'Die Hard' which stars, Bruce Willis. Monica's credit card is stolen in the 1st series by a woman who hated the film 'Dead Poet's Society', in a later episode Robin Williams turns up in a cameo role. It would be interesting to see who stars in those films in the Friends 'Universe'.

Correction: When Ross is going out with the daughter of "Bruce Willis", he is actually going out with the daughter of a man called Paul Stevenson. Just as in Friends 'Universe' Ross is Ross, not David Schwimmer, Paul Stevenson is Paul Stevenson, not Bruce Willis. Hence Bruce Willis can easily star in Die Hard. And same with Robin Williams and all the other special guests.


The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion - S3-E24

Corrected entry: Phoebe asks Rachel if she can set Ross up with her friend Bonnie, who shaves her head. In Season 1 Phoebe also mentions her friend that shaves her head but refers to her as Abbey.

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


The One With the Male Nanny - S9-E6

Corrected entry: As Chandler is leaving for Tulsa, he tells Monica to have Geoffrey (who Monica claimed was the funniest person she ever met) email him with funny Oklahoma jokes at There is a real web page with this name with various quotations from that episode.

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.


The One After Vegas - S6-E1

Corrected entry: Ross and Rachel both wake up with pen on their faces - the same pen from the episode before which nothing could remove. All well and good, except when they come down to breakfast there's no sign of any pen marks.

Jon Sandys Premium member

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.


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.


The One with the Sonogram at the End - S1-E2

Corrected entry: Ross already told his parents that Carol was a lesbian in Episode 1 "I told mom and dad last night, they seem to have taken it pretty well." But in the 2nd episode Ross tells his parents after dinner at Monica's like it was the first time he told them.

Sonja Marie

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


The One With The Cop - S5-E16

Corrected entry: In the scene where Phoebe finds the police badge, the cup in front of her moves around.


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.


The One Where Everybody Finds Out - S5-E14

Corrected entry: When Monica and Chandler enter Joey's apartment, Joey is sleeping with a toy penguin which he drops on the floor behind him. In the next shot, Hugsy is on the cabinet near the bathroom.

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


The One With All The Resolutions - S5-E11

Corrected entry: When Rachel picks up the extension and overhears Monica talking to Chandler, she screams before she hangs up. Monica would have come running out of the room.

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.


The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS - S5-E4

Corrected entry: When Phoebe tells Joey she hates the channel he is going to, she says that when she was living on the street they sent her a key chain. Well, at what address did they send it to? Ms.Phoebe Buffay, The street?

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


The One With Rachel's Other Sister - S9-E8

Corrected entry: Phoebe tells Joey he doesn't know how to lie and that he doesn't sound convincing. However in The One With The Soap Opera Party Joey lies to the guys and they buy it, also he says that he's been doing it for years.

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.


The One With Monica's Boots - S8-E10

Corrected entry: In The One With Monica's Boots, Joey finds out that his younger sister Deena is pregnant. Joey then storms off to find her boyfriend Bobby and manages to find him. How would he be able to, though? It is made clear that Joey has never met Bobby before, therefore he would not know what he looks like or where to find him. Even if he did some how manage to find him how did he manage to do it so quickly?

Correction: It is probably likely that he went down to their neighborhood and asked around, it isn't that hard to locate someone if you have their entire name (which Deena gave him). Also, you don't know how long it took him. Considering that the scene that shows Joey lecturing both Bobby and Deena came after the scene that shows Monica and Chandler at the party at nighttime, one can conclude that it took Joey a while to locate Bobby.

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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 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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Trivia: The Magna-doodle on the door in the boys apartment has a different picture on it every episode. There is usually some tenuous connection between the picture and the plot of the episode.

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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
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