Friends (1994)

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The One With All The Thanksgivings - S5-E8

Corrected entry: In the scene where Phoebe is describing her worst Thanksgiving experience (in 1862 as a nurse) and her left hand is blown away, you can see that the hand is fake as it doesn't move, is shorter and is a different color to the right one. Additionally, in the time between the bomb exploding and her hand being torn away, a rope is visible moving it.

Correction: Yes, that's the point, the arm does look obviously fake, and just look at the way blood spurts out, it looks deliberately cheesy. Arms don't just fall off like that either. It is just a funny scene. The writers had no intention of it being taken seriously.

Correction: Many base unit models have number key pads and also a redial key.

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Correction: She is not looking for the position of the plate, she is looking to see what she can get better leverage on.

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The One After Joey And Rachel Kiss - S10-E1

Corrected entry: In Rachel's hotel room, there is a door on the left of the wall that joins onto Monica and Chandler's room. Due to the layout of the rooms, the only place it could lead to is Monica and Chandler's room. However, when Ross is talking to Rachel and she's looking for Joey, she walks through this door and has a quick look around. Surely she would see Joey in there, or at least Monica, Chandler and Phoebe and ask if they knew where Joey was?

Correction: The door that leads to Monica and Chandler's room is on the right of Rachel's bed - we see Joey get dragged through it, and the camera pans "through" it shortly afterwards, when all the friends are listening to Ross and Rachel. Rachel looks through a door which is on the far left of the bed; this is presumably the bathroom. Rather bizarre it doesn't occur to Rachel that Joey might have just gone through the other door, but she's never been the brightest woman.

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Corrected entry: Matthew Perry was so famous for missing his mark while taping that he developed the backward slide that you see him do in almost every show. He would come bounding into his scene slide backwards looking down for his mark and then hit it. (Per the tour guide at Warner Brothers Studio).


Correction: That's an item hanging on the wall behind her.

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The One With The Red Sweater - S8-E2

Corrected entry: Chandler and Ross go back to the reception site to take pictures with disposable cameras to "replace" the cameras they had misplaced. Chandler is posing, smiling, etc. In the previous season, Chandler and Monica are getting their engagement picture taken and Chandler can't smile for the camera. In fact, Monica ends up taking her picture with Joey and puts that in the paper.

Correction: That is previously. Chandler could have learnt to smile in that time. Not a mistake.

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Correction: When Rachel and Mark are talking, Monica picks up a pitcher of water and you can see her reach for Rachel's glass. So, she is refilling it, that's why it's not there for a while.

Correction: I have studied this scene very well and every time that Ross' hands are in view, you can see the magazine, "Busty Ladies", in his hands.

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In the flashback episode, Chandler and Monica are in the bar (which is soon to become Central Perk) and Rachel is in the same bar with her friends before she is due to marry Barry. When Chandler overhears Rachel - a complete stranger - say she wants one last fling, he tries to flirt with her, but she dismisses him. Monica then says "I know her" and talks to Rachel briefly with Chandler present. In fact, as revealed in later episodes, Chandler and Rachel knew each other when he was in college with Ross and Rachel was in high school with Monica - in fact they even made out at a college party.

Correction: Then the mistake is in subsequent episodes, not this one. In any case, Chandler simply didn't recognize Rachel.

JC Fernandez

Or since Rachel was drunk at the college party, she has very vague memories and doesn't remember that night very well.

Rachel and Chandler had previously met several times before the college party and she was sober. Chandler was at the two consecutive Thanksgiving dinners at the Geller house when both Rachel and Monica were in high school. Rachel gave Monica hints on how to get back at Chandler for having called Monica "fat" the previous year. Rachel and Chandler should have remembered this.

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Corrected entry: In an episode shortly after Rachel and Ross break up, Rachel makes reference to the fact that she is like Kip, yet she would never have met Kip because by the time she joined the group, Joey was already Chandler's roommate.

Correction: She could have heard the others talk about Kip, and compared herself to the mental image she had of this (to her) unknown person.


Correction: It may be a long shot but it could happen. Not a mistake.

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Correction: We have no evidence of Monica and Chandler painting the wardrobe, so they wouldn't have found them.

Brad Premium member

The One With The Triplets - S5-E3

Corrected entry: Monica tells Chandler she is not going to go on the date with the man nurse. As she is walking away, Chandler is going to do a dance and she says don't do the dance. The dance she is referring to is the one he does where he hears that Monica is with someone who is the best sex she's ever had. How can she know about this dance if the first time she sees it isn't until the following episode?

Correction: Easy - Chandler probably does this dance all the time, and she knows him well enough to know that he does it when he wants to celebrate something.

Correction: Phoebe got the drink, and it is in scene all the time.

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Correction: There is a shot of phoebe and you can just make out Joey pulling the drink towards him. then it cuts to Phoebe and the drink is in front of Joey.

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Correction: She picks it up again as she moves to sit down then puts it down.

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Correction: The egg is in Ross's jacket pocket, not his hand. That is why Ross and Chandler awkwardly move off in kind of hug.

Stephen Cooney

The One with the Boobies - S1-E13

Corrected entry: In the coffee house when Joey's dad asks Ross "How's the wife?" he moves his head and makes a groaning sound. His lips do not visibly move, and there is no other indication that he made this noise. It also sounds strange and misplaced in the shot if you listen to it in surround sound, implying it was dubbed in afterwards. (00:04:10)

David Mercier

Correction: The sound that Ross makes is perfectly possible as his mouth is slightly open. You don't need to move your lips to groan.


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Corrected entry: In early seasons in Chandler and Joey's apartment, there is a shelf between the fridge and the wall. In later seasons the shelf has disapeared and the whole kitchen has shifted so the fridge is against the wall.

Correction: It is not unreasonable for something to disappear throughout 10 years. The kitchen area and equipment changes slightly, but not unreasonably given the timeframe, and it's not like they'd mention buying a new oven, etc. in the show.

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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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