Friends (1994)

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Correction: Subtitle mistakes on the dvd are not mistakes made by the show. They are DVD production mistakes.


Correction: How is this a mistake?

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The One With The Birth Mother - S10-E9

Corrected entry: Joey can read Phoebe's mind! Joey asks for the phone number of Phoebe's friend. Phoebe gives Joey a pen. He writes the name of the girlfriend on his hand and gives the pen back. Phoebe never tells him the phone number. A couple of scenes later, Joey is having dinner with that girl.

Correction: Obviously time has passed since the first scene, Therefore it is very likely Pheobe could have given it Joey after she noticed the mistake or vice versa.

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Correction: No, their finger movements match the sound completely.

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

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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.

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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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.


Show generally

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.

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.

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.

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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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.


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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Kathy: So, what did you do today?
Chandler: Well, I had an appointment to get my hair cut...
Kathy: Oh, it looks great!
Chandler: ...and then it got cancelled.

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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 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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