Friends (1994)

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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.


Correction: True, although given the "old Rachel" wasn't good enough friends with Monica to invite her to the wedding, it seems unlikely she'd have given Ross much thought, and even less likely she'd recognise a friend of his she met twice, very briefly, many years earlier.

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.

Correction: Emily is wearing the same dress that Monica picks up, only Emily wears a jacket over the dress. The dress also appears to have had some beading added to match the jacket, but it's otherwise identical.

Correction: He mumbles his words a bit - likely he just didn't exhale much. He definitely takes a proper drag though - you can see the tip glow.

The One Where Emma Cries - S9-E2

Corrected entry: In the episode where Rachel comes home from the hospital, she and Ross realize they forgot diapers. Ross goes out to get them, and a muffin for Rachel. Soon after he closes the door, Emma starts crying. A little while later, they come back to the scene, and Emma is still crying. Phoebe said Emma had been crying a few hours. They jump to the scene where Ross is getting Rachel's muffin. He had just gotten back from getting diapers. It took him a few hours to go get diapers?

Correction: Ross stops to get Rachel's muffin and runs into Joey who tries to get him to hit him. When Ross tries to hit him, Joey ducks and Ross hits the pole behind him. They then go to the hospital emergency room, which takes several hours.

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

Corrected entry: Chandler claims that he steals Joeys underwear BECAUSE Joey stole his "essence" however, the only time Chandler goes into his apartment is to get changed, which is before Joey steals the "essence" of the chair, thus Chandler would have had to steal Joey's underwear before Joey takes the chair cushions, not because of it

Correction: But Joey annoyed him by stealing the chair in the first place, so he was probably just being petty.

The One With The Routine - S6-E10

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, Ross and Monica complain because they didn't get to perform their routine on the platform (because it cut to midnight too quickly). But the director must have known exactly when the filming would end, so why would he have put Ross and Monica on the platform 10 seconds before the end of filming? It's not just that he wants them in the background for a few seconds or something, because he wanted them for the blooper show (not the final show) and they didn't get a chance to dance up there at all.

Correction: Quite simply, he wants them to stop bugging him about performing on the platform. They have been in his face all night long, doing dance moves that (in his eyes) are not good enough, so putting them there in the last few seconds shuts them up and gives them no base for later complaints, while the same maintaining the quality of the show by filming the platforms with decent dancers.


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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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