Friends (1994)

351 corrected entries

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Correction: The slides we see consist of a couple of graphics of dinosaurs, one of fossils and one of DNA. These are surely commonplace amongst the audience for Ross' speech and he could have borrowed them from one or more of the many attendees.


Correction: We very clearly see Ross walk towards the refrigerator, then we see him with a milk carton in one hand and closing the door with the other.


The One Where Monica Sings - S9-E13

Corrected entry: In the one where Joey gets his eyebrows plucked, after Chandler has plucked his other eyebrow they decide to curl Joey's eyelashes. Chandler puts the eyelash curler toward Joey's eyes and looks, to all intents and purposes, like he is curling Joey's lashes because he stops moving, however, Joey is continuously blinking his eyes. If Chandler actually had put the curlers on Joey's lashes, the continuous blinking would have ripped every lash from that eye.


Correction: There's no mistake here. Exactly because Joey is so visibly blinking, it's very clear that Chandler is waiting for him to stop before he curls. The curling tool (or whatever it's called) is obviously not close enough to Joeys eyelashes and we are not supposed to believe it is.


Correction: Phoebe drinks a little bit of the water, and than, if you look closely, you can see her un-screwing the bottle the first time, without her putting the lid back on, and a little bit later she screws it back on.

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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Corrected entry: Phoebe and Ross talk about how Phoebe's never been in a serious relationship before. In season five she dated Gary for some time and they moved in together. When she later moves in with Mike she says she's always wanted to live with a guy but she has.

Correction: Phoebe says three times that she's never been in a *long term* relationship. She doesn't say that she's never been in a *serious* relationship. The relationship with Gary wasn't long term and she only lived with him for one night because he shot a bird the next morning--hardly what we could call living with someone and something she would want to forget.


Correction: Part of the house is lit up but we have no way to know if it's the living area and most of it is in darkness. Phoebe climbs through a window in the unlit part.


Correction: I've looked carefully at this scene and I see no laundry and nothing that changes outside the kitchen window during this scene.


Correction: Friends has never made it a secret they have live audiences. As such, someone in the crowd reacting to what is happening is not a mistake.


Correction: There's no mistake here. Just after the fireman leaves Phoebe walks behind the sofa towards the counter and is out of shot for easily enough time to order coffee. When we see her again, Gunther is in the background preparing coffee as requested.


Correction: I've watched this scene carefully and the mistake is wrong. We very clearly see Phoebe turn the photo to show her mother.


Correction: He has put them on the floor between his feet, after all there is nowhere else to put them. There is no reason why he would step on them since he knows they are there. We can't see them because we never see a shot of the floor.


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

Corrected entry: When Joey uses the thesaurus to write his recommendation letter to the adoption agency, he signs the letter, "Baby Kangaroo Tribbiani." While certainly comic, and even though the word "joey" does mean "baby kangaroo," it does not come up in the MS Word thesaurus (and it was strongly suggested that they were using Word, as they referenced the thesaurus being under the Tools menu), nor does correlate the two.


Correction: Most software has a Tools menu so it's not reasonable to assume that it could only be MS Word.


The One With Ross's Tan - S10-E3

Corrected entry: Why do Rachel and Joey have to ask Chandler what it was like for him and Monica going from "friends to...more than that," when Rachel already has first hand experience with that exact situation, with Ross? While Ross was always interested in Rachel, so never had a radical shift to cope with, Rachel only viewed Ross as a close friend until she found out his feelings.


Correction: It's true that Rachel already went through this experience as is mentioned earlier in the episode but she always knew Ross had a crush on her as she said in the very first episode. Rachel is just asking how it was for Chandler because things are working out very differently for her and Joey compared to her and Ross so she doesn't know which one is "normal". She's just asking for advice so I don't see any mistake.


The One with the Candy Hearts - S1-E14

Corrected entry: In this episode Ross wants to go and ask Kristen on a date, so Chandler and Joey give him an egg and tell him to return it to her. When he comes back and says and she said yes,he kind of wiggles his fingers around and we see that they are empty, but when he hugs Chandler he says that he still has the egg in his hand. Did it just magically appear out of nowhere?

Correction: When Ross comes back and says he got the date, Chandler hugs him and we hear a cracking noise. Chandler asks "Still got the egg?" and Ross nods. No one says anything about a hand because it's not in his hand - it's in his coat pocket.


Correction: We see Janine pick up the towel but then the shot switches to Joey and she has enough time to put it down again before we see it on the counter.


Correction: Yes it's a fake but there was never any attempt to make it look real - the blood spray is over the top too. It's just another aspect of the scene's silliness.


Show generally

Corrected entry: In the earlier episodes there was always a window that the friends had to go through to get to Monica's balcony, but toward the end the friends walk off the balcony instead of climbing out of it, eg. when Rachel is saying goodbye to Joey in one of the final episodes.

Correction: Monica may have had the wall rebuild into a doorway since it would be more efficient than a window. Even though we never get to see this we may assume that the characters do stuff between each episode. Like having carpenters work in their apartments.

Correction: She can't stand anything near her open eye but she has her eyes closed when Ross is applying the eyeshadow.


Correction: The cap is behind the bottle so we cannot see it from the side. When we see the table from Joey's viewpoint, it's visible.


The One In Massapequa - S8-E18

Corrected entry: In the one with Ross and Monica's parents' 35th wedding anniversary, when the parents are talking to Ross and Rachel, there is a picture of the parents in the background, in exactly the same location, wearing exactly the same clothes. That photo would have had to be taken, printed, and blown up in the last hour. (00:05:40)

Correction: Not out of the question. At my prom last year we had our photographs taken as we arrived and then they were available (ie, printed) to buy not much later on in the evening. I imagine that if this is possible, so is the provision of an enlarged version. Added to that, Jack and Judy could very likely have been at the function early, sorting things out, and had the pictures taken then - they would have been wearing the same clothes, and the photographs could have been printed even before the guests arrived.

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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 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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Answer: These are references to the TV show NYPD Blue. Deputy Andy Sipowicz is the name of one of the characters, whilst another character (Deputy Danny Sorenso) is played by Rick Schroder who previously starred in the show Silver Spoons.


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