The One With Phoebe's Cookies - S7-E3

Corrected entry: When Jack, Monica's father, is telling Chandler about when he first met his wife's parents, he says that they still think he is a lawyer to this day, and that if Chandler sees Jack giving them legal advice he should play along. The problem is, at least one of them is dead, having passed away in The One Where Nana Dies Twice (in which episode there was no sign or mention of Nana's husband, or since, so I would guess he had already passed on). She was definitely Judy's mother, not his. (00:18:50)


Correction: Jack makes mention of his 'in-laws', in conjunction with saying he told Judy's father he was a lawyer. The implication is that despite her parents now being dead, Judy's family as a whole still thinks he's a lawyer.


Correction: Rachel turns left because she is trying to get out of going to the doctor so she doesn't have to have anything put in her eye.

The One With The Blind Dates - S9-E14

Corrected entry: In the series nine episode with Joey and Phoebe's 'evil' plan, Rachel, after her disastrous date runs in to Central Perk in posh gloves and a very expensive coat. She sits talking to Ross, after taking off her coat, with her red leather gloves on. When she runs out with Ross, her gloves have come off.

Correction: Rachel actually takes her gloves off right after removing her coat. The shot is quite fleeting but it's there if you watch out for it.

Correction: Maybe they went back for the jackets. They searched quite a long time and it was obviously cold.

Correction: Good timing explains this one. If anyone was coming out, or a resident with a key was going in they could simply hold the door for her.

Correction: I think it has already been established that what happens on the show doesn't necessarily occur in the same month when it airs. For instance, the episode when Rachel gave birth aired in May but the same day is portrayed in the next season premier in September.

Correction: Joey's video camera is quite a large one - it could easily take a full-size VHS tape.

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The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line - S4-E7

Corrected entry: In the episode where Chandler tells Joey that he kissed Joey's girlfriend Cathy, Chandler walks in and tells Joey that he wants to talk. Joey says OK and turns off the TV. After Chandler tells Joey what happened, Joey is angry and says "I will not watch your TV" and turns the TV off again.

Correction: Joey only pushes the 'Mute' on the TV the first time, he doesn't switch it off altogether.


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

Corrected entry: In this episode, when Monica and Joey are at the restaurant and Monica is talking to the other girl in the bathroom, the latter says that Bob is "really great in bed," to which Monica states that Ross didn't even tell her when he lost his virginity. However, in the previous episode when Ross remembers that it's the anniversary of he and Carol...consummating their physical relationship, he says he told EVERYBODY (including Monica).

Correction: He may have told her that they'd slept together, but she didn't know it was his first time - she probably assumed it was important just because it was Carol.

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Correction: If you look to the side of the screen, we can see Ross sit back down with the umbrella and pick up the cup of coffee that Monica brought him earlier.

Correction: It's meant to be - she kept the original dress from her wedding (she arrives wearing it).

Correction: Not every married couple wear wedding rings. Ross mentions that Rachel said something about a dove placing the ring on her finger, but remember, Rachel is pregnant during this, it is very possible that people thought she'd just taken off her ring because her hands had swollen due to the pregnancy.


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Corrected entry: Throughout the series, the intercom buzzer to get into the apartment building is used sporadically. In some episodes, people have to be let into the building by communicating through the intercom; in others, the visitors suddenly appear knocking at the door.

Correction: As was demonstrated by Phoebe in the one where Monica gets shouted at for her review of Allesandros restaurant, if someone is leaving the building they may just hold the door open for someone trying to get in.


Correction: When Monica comes up to the door she has the sunglasses tucked in her pants. Thats why the sunglasses seem to appear out of nowhere after she puts the hat on.

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Corrected entry: In the episode where Phoebe's grandmother keeps lying to Phoebe about her father, Phoebe goes to visit her father and tells Joey and Chandler that, 'What if he's not this great dad. What if he's still the same guy who ran out on my mom and us before we were born.' But in the episode where Phoebe meets her dad at her grandmother's funeral, her father talks about how he burnt the formula, and put on Phoebe and Ursula's diapers backwards. Thus Phoebe and Ursula must have been born before Frank left.

Correction: Phoebe could have easily been told that Frank Sr had left before she and Ursula had been born and not realised he had left when she was a young baby. Her grandmother did tell a lot of lies about Frank so she may have been the one to tell Phoebe this as it may seem less hurtful.

The One With Monica's Boots - S8-E10

Corrected entry: In the one with Sting's son Phoebe is reading an article in a magazine saying that Sting's son is in the same class at school as Ben and reads that he is seven years old, hence Ben is too. Later on when Ross tells Phoebe that Ben is seven Phoebe is shocked that is that old, as if she didn't already know.

Correction: Phoebe knew that it was the same school that Ben attended, but she did not know that it was the same class. The article was not about Ben being in the same class as the boy, it was about Sting's son going to that school. Therefore, it it perfectly legitimate that Phoebe would not know Ben's age.

The One With the List - S2-E8

Corrected entry: In TOW, the list Monica says that she is allergic to cat hair. In TOW Ross Finds Out we find out that Monica used to have a cat named Fluffy Meowington. To me that sounds like an animal with a lot of cat hair.

Correction: My family used to own a cat, after having it for 3 or 4 years my sister developed an allergy to cat hair, maybe the exposure Monica experienced while owning a cat helped her realise she does have a cat allergy.


The One Where Rachel Smokes - S5-E18

Corrected entry: In the episode where Rachel smokes, she tells her boss that her father is a doctor and he used to tell her 'horror stories' about what smoking does to you. But back in season 2 in the episode where they have two parties for Rachel, Dr. Greene asks Ross to get him a cigarette out of his coat pocket.

Correction: While you can't dispute the fact that Dr. Greene smokes, this doesn't necessarily mean that he would propagate it. He could have told Rachel all the horror stories about smoking while still being addicted to nicotine. Many smokers are very adamant in the belief that smoking is bad.

Correction: In the side shot we see her reaching down as she gets to Phoebe - a close look at the table and you can see that she's picking up the photo box, it's just hidden behind Phoebe.

Correction: Just because she would have taken the job with Meryl Lynch doesn't mean she would have stayed there forever. Maybe the place she works in the episode was better.

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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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The One With The Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Question: When Joey asks why he can't give Kathy the pen, Chandler says, "Because she's not eleven. And it's not the seventh night of Chanukah." What is Chandler talking about when he says, "It's not the seventh night of Chanukah?"

Answer: Usually by the seventh night of Hanukkah you don't know what to get the other person, and you will probably resort to getting the other person something insignificant. Chandler is basically saying that the pen is a stupid gift.

Answer: Chanukah is a Jewish celebration that occurs around the same time as the Christian Christmas. The celebration lasts for eight days and it is customary to give a small gift on each of the eight days. There is no special gift required and the line about it being "the seventh night" of Chanukah is just Chandler's sarcasm.


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