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 Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In 'The One With The Flashback' (episode 6, third series) Rachel appears to meet Chandler for the first time while celebrating her engagement to Barry, in the bar which was later to become the coffee house. In 'The One With The Thanksgivings' (episode 8, fifth series) it is apparent that she has already met Chandler twice at Ross and Monica's parents' house, once at Thanksgiving 1987 and once in Thanksgiving 1988.

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.

The One With Ross's Wedding, part 1 - S4-E23

Corrected entry: Rachel and Phoebe are in the girls apartment and Phoebe tells Rachel to bring her some tepid water, a piece of chocolate and some photos of Ross. In one shot she is holding the water and chocolate, but in the next, a box of photos appears as well.

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.

The One That Could Have Been, part 1 - S6-E15

Corrected entry: In the episode 'The One That Could Have Been' Phoebe says she wonders what would have happened if she'd taken the job with 'Meryl Lynch', but in the dream world, she works for a different company, Something Gearman.

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.

The One With Ross's Wedding, part 1 - S4-E23

Corrected entry: In the episode 'TOW All The Wedding Dresses', Monica picks up Emily's wedding gown for her at the bridal shop and then wears it for most of the episode. However, in the episode 'TOW Ross's Wedding', Emily is seen wearing a completely different dress.

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.

The One With Joey's Fridge - S6-E19

Corrected entry: In this episode The One With Joey's Fridge, Rachel's hair is just a few inches past her shoulders and in the very next episode, The One with Mac and C. H. E. E. S. E. Rachel's hair has magically grown down to her waist. No one else's hair has changed, and no mention of it in these episodes either. I guess they were just hoping no one would notice it.

Correction: She could have had hair extensions put in, and since we don't see every second of their lives on camera, we could assume her friends already knew about it and did not mention it.


The One Where Joey Speaks French - S10-E13

Corrected entry: In 3-7 Phoebe mentions that she can't say "croissants" and then does so perfectly. In this episode she is fluent. She had mentioned in yet another episode that she learned it while living on the streets and met friends behind a dumpster to learn it, so it's not she learned between episodes.


Correction: The whole joke is that she can say it but thought she couldn't. She doesn't say it in the context of not being able to speak French.

The One With The Late Thanksgiving - S10-E8

Corrected entry: It's not possible for Rachel to have an old key that works. In "The One Where Rachel Tells" after Treeger knocks down the door, he states that the door will need a new lock.


Correction: "The One Where Rachel Tells..." is in Season 8. There's been enough time between seasons 8 and 10 for Monica and Chandler to make another spare key and give it to Rachel.

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Corrected entry: Whenever exterior shots of Ross' apartment building are shown, it is across the street from Monica's apartment building, which is the side that doesn't have balconies on, however Monica and Chandler are able to see into Ross's apartment from their balcony. Even if their apartment does have a balcony on the back, Ross's building is on the wrong side of theirs.


Correction: Ross' apartment is across the alley, not across the street. Ross lives on the same block and the apartments face each other across an alley.


The One Where Rachel is Late - S8-E22

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode Rachel's water breaks when she is sitting down being kissed by Ross. Despite this her skirt is completely dry when she and Ross walk out of the door to go to hospital.

Correction: When a water breaks, water does not always gush out. For some women it's just a tiny little trickle they can just feel.

The One With The Fertility Test - S9-E21

Corrected entry: In the scene where Monica and Chandler are about to get tested in the clinic, Monica says, "My tests are down the hall." But after she says, "I've got a vaginal exam to get to," she turns and walks the opposite way she of where she said her tests were.

Correction: Character mistake.


The One With Barry & Mindy's Wedding - S2-E24

Corrected entry: Monica and Richard both attend Barry and Mindy's wedding as guest, but they have never met either the bride or groom. So it doesn't make sense for them to be there, other than for a location for their breakup.

Correction: Rachel and Ross could have been allowed to bring friends? Maybe Richard and Barry know each other through their jobs, seeing as they are both in the medical profession.


The One With The Truth About London - S7-E16

Corrected entry: When Monica and Chandler are taking their clothes off, Chandler takes his clothes off really fast, and Monica says "wow, you're fast". Then they say that they are about to see each other naked. Monica isn't wearing the top of her dress (a two-piece) any more, but she could only have removed that by pulling it over her head, which she hasn't done.


Correction: The mistake states, "Monica isn't wearing the top of her dress (a two-piece) any more, but she could only have removed that by pulling it over her head, which she hasn't done." This is incorrect. Yes, Monica is wearing a 2-piece outfit, but her sleeveless fitted top has a zipper at the back (down to the hem), and it's removed by her reaching behind and unzipping the back so it's off in a flash. It is not removed by pulling it over the head.

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Correction: There is enough time when Monica is off-camera for her to have removed her top.

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She never leaves the frame in the scene. So no. It's an error as the OP stated.

The One With The Inappropriate Sister - S5-E10

Corrected entry: Phoebe is collecting for charity and Monica comes to see her; a man puts a dollar in the bucket and tries to make change for the bus. When Phoebe argues with the man he says "bite me blondie", but he couldn't have known that she is blonde because she has a Santa hat on that covers her entire head and no hair is coming out from underneath the hat.

Correction: I thought this too, but it's clear in the next shot, when she turns slightly, that Phoebe's long hair comes out below the hat and hangs right down her back - this would have been evident from the man's point of view, even if it's not evident from the front, and therefore to the viewer.

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The One With Joey's Dirty Day - S4-E14

Corrected entry: Phoebe goes to Rachel, and to comfort her says "Ah Pheebs," and acts surprised when Rachel tells her that Pheebs is short for her name and is not just what they call each other. However, in the previous episode, The One With Rachel's Crush, Rachel says "Mr. Pheebs" and we see Phoebe obviously happy that Rachel has used her nickname as her false identity.

Correction: How do we know what Phoebe's happy about? Perhaps she just thinks it's a good choice, given that (to her way of thinking) it's a pet name the girls use for each other.

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Correction: I agree, she reacts to it being used on her behalf as she also gestures to herself, she also answers to this nickname in many previous episodes before this statement is made and although the joke is funny they would have been better off using it earlier than season 4.

The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Corrected entry: When Phoebe finds out that Phoebe at the beach is her birth mom, Phoebes twin Ursula never gets mentioned, not once. Since her birth mom hasn't seen either of them since they were born I would have thought she'd give some thought to her other daughter.

Correction: Throughout the episode we only see a couple of minutes of interaction between the Phoebes. Ursula could have been mentioned off camera.


The One With The Truth About London - S7-E16

Corrected entry: Monica comes up to Chandler's room. They get in the bed and they're about to see each other naked for the first time. But Chandler gets undressed and Monica doesn't, yet Chandler can still see her naked.

Correction: She does get naked. She pulls her dress off right after getting into bed.

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: Just before Monica invites Joey in for lemonade, she says,"It's the heat. And the humidity." When she says this, if you look between the doorframe and the edge of the door, there is a crew member behind the door moving around. (00:11:00)

Correction: They live in a building with several apartments. The person in the hallway could have been another resident, a visitor to someone living there, a janitor or any number of people with a legitimate reason to wander around inside the building.


The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs - S7-E8

Corrected entry: In the beginning of "TOW Joey's Porsche", Phoebe walks in and asks Chandler and Monica if they would like to look after 3 cute puppies, and Chandler says "yeah, OK." But in this episode we find out that Chandler hates dogs.

Correction: When Chandler says "Yeah, Ok" in "TOW Joey's Porsche", you'll notice that he says it as if he's not sure. He says, "Yeah" because he loves Monica and Monica wants those puppies. Later Chandler says that he doesn't want to take care of babies because he wasn't even sure about the puppies, meaning he, in fact, didn't want to get the dogs. Also, Chandler does not hate dogs, he just doesn't like them.

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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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The One With The Prom Video - S2-E14

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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.

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