Friends (1994)

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Correction: Joey is Chandler's best friend, he's trying to be supportive. Even if he remembers his comment from before he will also remember that Chandler denied it, and he doesn't want to repeat his mistake.


Correction: In the first shot it is not clear that Noah Wyle's head is in the way. If George Clooney passed the phone straight to Monica then he would hit him. In the next shot it is clear that he passes the phone while avoiding him which is why he appears initially to be passing it to Rachel.


The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Corrected entry: In the one where Joey and Chandler buy a foosball table, Monica and Ross come over to play. The score as the blue team and are on the right hand side of the table. When the credits are rolling, Monica is playing against Joey and Chandler again. She is on the left hand side of the table but scores as the blue team again.

Correction: Look carefully, she scores as the red team. No mistake.


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Corrected entry: During one of the Las Vegas episodes Phoebe insinuates that she has been married in Vegas before. We know she divorced Duncan, the gay ice dancer, but we never hear mention of her divorcing this mystery man she supposedly married in Vegas. In season 10 she marries Mike Hannigan, so this would be an illegal marriage and make Pheebs a bigamist.

Correction: She might have gotten a divorce immediately once she found out that Las Vegas marriages are for real.

The One Where Paul's The Man - S6-E22

Corrected entry: When Paul enters his bedroom and Ross is behind the door, Ross hesitates and then snakes under the bed while Paul is distracted. However, Paul is looking at the mirror in the corner, which faces back towards the door, so he should have seen Ross standing there.

Correction: The mirror is not in the corner but more importantly, Ross has already snaked under the bed before Paul really starts to look in the mirror.


The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Corrected entry: In the final episode, Monica and Chandler take home the twins almost immediately after Erica has them. No hospital in the United States would ever allow newborn babies to go home the day they are born. Even the most healthy babies are required to stay at least 24 hours at the hospital.

Correction: This isn't necessarily true. My friend gave birth at 8.30pm and went home with the baby at 11.30 that same night. She said you just need to ask to leave.

The One Where The Stripper Cries - S10-E11

Corrected entry: Fair enough that in TOW The Flashback Rachel doesn't remember Chandler if she had just met him at the Geller's Thanksgiving years ago, but this episode reveals she was at a party with him and even kissed him. Ok, she was drunk when she kissed him but she would still remember the party, and surely she'd remember the guy who was the reason her friend Monica lost all that weight.

Correction: (This is really just emphasising that when Rachel was younger she was selfish and obsessed with herself and she didn't really notice other people around her. When she was in high school (The One Where The Stripper Cries) she was the pretty cheerleader who didn't care about anyone else and when she was with Barry in The One With The Flashback she was still very rich and snobby and wouldn't have - or at least would pretend not to - remember Chandler.)

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: This episode takes place one year before the pilot (Rachel was supposed to get married in one year in the flashback and the pilot started on the day of her wedding). But in this episode, Ross finds out that Carol is a lesbian. However, not until the 2nd or 3rd episode does he find out she's pregnant. For this to make sense, either she had a really long pregnancy or else they continued sleeping together for a year after she came out (not likely).

Correction: In a later episode ("The One With The Boob Job" I believe) Ross mentions that he and Carol slept together after she had come out of the closet. That's probably when Ben was conceived.

Correction: They explained it during "The Last One." They died, but Joey was never told that, he was told that they went to a special farm.

Correction: Phoebe holds all the items Rachel gives her in her hands, she does not put them on the sofa. When Monica comes in, the stuff in still in Phoebes hands. The next time we see Phoebe the stuff is gone but she had plenty of time to return it to the paper bag that Rachel placed on the floor earlier


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Corrected entry: The outside shot they use of Monica's building is wrong as it shows them to be on a corner block with buildings adjoining on either side. However, Monica's apartment has windows on 3 side - kitchen, living room and bedrooms.

Gail Field

Correction: The kitchen window is at an angle and not really on the 3rd side of the building so the the apartment really only has windows on two sides.

The One With The Secret Closet - S8-E14

Corrected entry: In "The One With The Secret Closet," the whole show is about Monica's secret closet (the one near the bathroom), why she keeps the door locked and how Chandler wants to find out what's in there. However, in "The One with the Dozen Lasagnas," the door is open and the closet reveals nothing more than clothes and other regular stuff you put in a closet. Also in the one where Phoebe and Rachel are looking for Christmas presents Rachel says she'll go and check the back closet, the one next to the bathroom.

Correction: Chandler says "since I've lived here, I've never seen the inside of that closet" or something along those lines. Monica had plenty of time to clutter up that closet, without Chandler ever having to see it.

Correction: No because the number change was never acknowledged within the series. Monica and Rachel never moved apartments and the change of number has been explained elsewhere.


The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Corrected entry: In the scene where Joey is using his fingers to "talk to Ross as his future baby might", the camera switches between Ross and Joey many times. Just before Joey says "What is a lesbian?", you can see that Joey was laughing, but finally covered it up before delivering his line. (00:03:00)

Correction: Joey is joking around and having fun with his friends. Just because they are characters in a sitcom, it doesn't mean that each time they laugh, it's an actor goof.

The One With The Red Sweater - S8-E2

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, when Ross finds the red sweater, he says that he has been looking for it for a month. If he could not find it after his night with Rachel then he would at least know it was in her apartment and not need to look for it. If he really had been looking for a month then the sweater meant enough to him that he surely would have asked where it had been found.

Correction: There are situations where you are looking for something, but you not actively "looking" for it. What I mean is that Ross knows he has the red sweater and might have wanted to wear it but obviously couldn't find it, but then forgot about it again until the next time he wanted to wear it. This means that he might not be running around search for the sweater constantly.

The One With Ross's Wedding, part 2 - S4-E24

Corrected entry: In the scene where Rachel is on the plane telling the guy across the aisle about the history of her and Ross, the guy sitting beside her interrupts and says something like, "You are a horrible horrible person". If you look at his watch throughout the scene, it switches from having a leather strap (brown or black), to having a metal band, and then back again.

Correction: His watch consistently has a dark leather strap, it never changes.

The One with Two Parts: Part 2 - S1-E17

Corrected entry: When Monica is filling out Rachel's medical information, she has to change the name on the form so Rachel can use her insurance. You can see that she has a pencil in her hand. However, she goes up to the desk to get a new form. It makes no sense that she would arouse suspicion when all she had to do was erase Rachel's name and put hers.

Correction: Insurance forms often have multiple carbon copies. Even a pencil will leave a carbon impression on the other pages from the pressure of the tip. If there were no carbons used, the pencil point still leaves an impression on the top copy, even when erased. Monica is also perfectionist, she did not want there to be any revealing inconsistencies on the form.

Correction: This is false. The actual Statue of Liberty remains closed until further notice. However the grounds of Liberty Island, where Lady Liberty is located, is still open to the public, which is accessible by Ferry.

Correction: We've seen through the series that Chandler also has to sleep on the right side of the bed. When they moved in together one of them had to take the left side. Monica might have let Chandler have the right side to make him feel at home.

The One Where Paul's The Man - S6-E22

Corrected entry: At the museum, the girls learn there is a two-year waiting list for weddings. But when there is a cancellation, Monica is called about filling the spot. If there was a cancellation, wouldn't the next person on the list be called? Even if they weren't interested, there would be two years worth of couple ahead of Monica and Chandler.

Correction: Some or most of the couples probably had started planning their wedding - booking music etc, and couldn't switch days. The lady might have called some of them before Monica, and none were interested.

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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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