Friends (1994)

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The One With The Embryos - S4-E12

Corrected entry: During the guys' lightning round, when they give an incorrect answer they are given a new question. The girls however have to keep guessing at what Chandler's job is, even though Rachel has given an incorrect answer.

Correction: Rachel answers just in time and the answer is wrong so there was no time for a new question.

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The One After Joey And Rachel Kiss - S10-E1

Corrected entry: When Phoebe tells Monica and Chandler that Rachel and Joey are kissing in the next room, at the time she says "It's Rachel and Joey.", you can see that the door leading to their room has been partially cut to achieve the effect of the camera going through the wall. (00:01:40)

Correction: The door hasn't been cut, it's the mirror that's hanging on the door. You see this when Monica switches walls with Phoebe. You also can see Phoebe pausing to look in the mirror.


The One Where They're Going To PARTY! - S4-E9

Corrected entry: When Monica and Phoebe show the others the van, they are all standing on the curb. There is then a close up of Ross saying something and back to the wide shot. But now, Ross is standing in the road without having taken a step forward.

Correction: Having just watched this episode, I can say that Ross starts to step down, camera cuts, then back to Ross and he's on the road.

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The One With the Breast Milk - S2-E2

Corrected entry: At the very beginning when Carol starts to breast feed Ben, it is *very* obvious that Carol has a bra on.

Correction: You can wear a bra and breastfeed. Many nursing bras even cover almost the entire breast while allowing a very small opening for latching.


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Corrected entry: The Spanish subtitles for this show are laughably bad. Across the first seven seasons, the subtitles routinely mistranslate what the actors are saying. In the worst cases, they omit whole sentences. Many times, they use words that don't exist in any Spanish dictionary.

Correction: Spanish subtitles don't count as mistakes for the show. It's the fault of the subtitlers used for that particular foreign release, not of the "Friends" production crew.


The One With Phoebe's Uterus - S4-E11

Corrected entry: When Phoebe is considering carrying her brother's babies, her mother gives her a puppy to look after. Chandler seems very comfortable with this puppy. However, in Series 7, when Phoebe brings a dog back to Monica's apartment, Chandler says he is terrified of dogs - especially puppies.

Correction: He doesn't seem very comfortable, he just doesn't make a visible reaction. Judging by the dialogue in season seven he hasn't wanted anyone to know about his fear of dogs, so naturally he would try to act as if the dog didn't bother him in season four.


The One In Barbados, part 1 - S9-E23

Corrected entry: When they arrive in Barbados, Monica and Phoebe take a seat while Chandler and David check in. Rachel is there alone, yet she doesn't check in, she takes a seat with Monica and Phoebe.

Correction: That just means Rachel didn't check in right away. Sometimes people hope the line will get shorter and do something other than wait in line during that time.


The One Where Rachel Tells... - S8-E3

Corrected entry: After Rachel tells Ross she is pregnant with his baby they go to see a midwife who performs an ultrasound scan. However, she never once touches Rachel with the equipment, yet when they look at the screen they are told "There's your baby," and they can see it moving and the heart beating etc.

Correction: Most pregnant women will tell you there are 2 types of ultrasounds. It was likely that they were portraying an Intravaginal Ultrasound, hence no need for her to be near Rachel's stomach.


The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies - S2-E18

Corrected entry: When Rachel and Monica were arguing over who got the condom, couldn't they have just gone to Chandler's apartment to get an extra one? Knowing Chandler, he would always have a few spare.

Correction: Character decision, not a writing/continuity error.


The One with the Fake Monica - S1-E21

Corrected entry: After Ross chides Marcel for humping the lamp, in the next shot, you can see Marcel come out from the hallway leading to the closet. He was obviously released from back there by the handlers for that particular shot. (00:00:40)

Correction: Marcel manages to move the lamp to by there and could easaly have gone up there before coming out to Ross and the gang.

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The One With The Free Porn - S4-E17

Corrected entry: When the doctor is explaining to Phoebe about the triplets she says that "giving birth to three babies is not that different than giving birth to one". However, most triplets are born prematurely and by Caesarian section (which the doctor doesn't mention).

Correction: This mistake is self correcting. The Doctor was expressing her professional opinion that 'giving birth' (i.e. naturally, not by caesarian) to three babies was not much different to giving birth to one. The likelihood of a premature birth could easily have been discussed at an earlier stage.


The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Corrected entry: The whole plot line of Rachel getting off the plane is most definitely impossible in post-9/11 America. Regulations consider any passengers that get off the plane after they've boarded to be security risks. When Phoebe gets Rachel talking about something wrong with the plane, causing panic, all those panicked passengers would have been stopped, and Rachel likely would have been questioned for the suspicious nature of that phone conversation. Likewise, when Rachel goes running off the plane, she at best would have been forcibly stopped and questioned, and at worst would have been shot, like the mentally ill guy in Miami in early 2006.

Correction: It isn't just Rachel, almost all of the passengers begin to complain, we are not shown them actually leaving the plane, so we would expect that the crew would see that nobody at all was compfortable to fly.


The One With Rachel's Other Sister - S9-E8

Corrected entry: When Phoebe is teaching Joey how to lie, look carefully at the plates on the table behind her. There are three plates, the next time you see them they all have napkins on them, then in the next shot (with the plates) only the one closest to the camera has a napkin on it. Also this plate is one of Monica's good plates, yet when Joey sits down later, it is a red plate.


Correction: When she was done setting the table, it's very likely that Monica thought something like "Wait - I don't think I should trust Joey with a good plate", and just replaced it with a red one.


The One With All The Resolutions - S5-E11

Corrected entry: Phoebe states "I don't know the actual names of the chords" when teaching Joey how to play the guitar, but in 'The One With the Baby on the Bus' (Series 2) Phoebe names several of the chords which she can play on the guitar.

Correction: She might know the name but not the position for them. And she only manage to name only 2 chords, even though she is trying to stump Stephanie, the new guitarist. Chances are that's all the chords she knows and she made up names for the others.

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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Corrected entry: When Chandler and Joey are talking to the girls in towels you can see the apartment number is 5 but when Monica and Phoebe are talking to Mr Heckles his apartment number is also 5.

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Correction: The girl's apartment was 5 (before it changed), Mr Heckles has got apartment 8.

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The One After Joey And Rachel Kiss - S10-E1

Corrected entry: When Ross walks into Monica and Chandler's hotel room, he is packed much earlier than both Monica and Chandler. However, in the episode after Monica and Chandler get married, Ross only signs out of the hotel a few minutes before check-out time. This is also implied by other characters who say that he does that all the time.

Correction: Being packed doesn't mean he will check out immediately.


The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner - S9-E5

Corrected entry: When the waiter is ushering Phoebe onto a smaller table, he has his hands on Joey's chair, but when the shot changes, his hands are suddenly directing her to the new table.

Correction: The waiter puts his hands on Pheobe's chair then ushers her to a new table. There are no hands jumping places.

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The One Without The Ski Trip - S3-E17

Corrected entry: Surely Triple A could just locate the payphone that Phoebe was using to know where she was?

Correction: At the time this show aired, caller ID wasn't as wide spread as it is now, however even if they did have caller ID most pay phones come up blocked or private anyway. Even if they did have the number it won't give them the exact location - they aren't the police, so they just can't put a trace on a phone call.


The One With Phoebe's Wedding - S10-E12

Corrected entry: Just after Monica tells Phoebe to be at the rehearsal dinner at 18h00 her phone rings and she answers it "Gellar here". She has been married to Chandler since season 7, surely she means "Bing."

Correction: Completely in line with Monica's character that she would continue to refer to herself by her maiden name or alternatively a completely plausible character mistake. Monica also states that she never changed her name in a later episode. (The One With Princess Consuela).


The One With Phoebe's Cookies - S7-E3

Corrected entry: Surely as Monica is really organised and tidy, she would have labelled each batch of cookies as she made them?

Correction: Character decision, not a mistake.

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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 The Girl From Poughkeepsie - S4-E10

Rachel: No accountants. Oh, and no one from, like, "legal." I don't like guys with boring jobs.
Chandler: Oh, and Ross was like what, a lion tamer?

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Trivia: Matthew Perry's wit is so legendary that the scriptwriters have often incorporated his gags into the show.

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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.

David Cañedo Mesinas
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