Friends (1994)

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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.


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).


Correction: Character decision, not a mistake.


Correction: Rachel does lock the bottom lock, she does it with her foot.

Ssiscool Premium member

The One with the East German Laundry Detergent - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In the last scene of the episode when the friends are sitting on the sofa in Central Perk, Ross has the ice on his forehead because he hit it on the machine in the launderette. At first Rachel is holding it on Ross' head, then in another shot Ross is holding it, then Rachel again, and then in the final shot Ross is holding it. It may be that they did keep switching but it's unlikely and looks more like the scene was filmed twice and the mistake was made when it was edited.

Correction: Actually if you watch them all the time you can actually see them switch hands so there is no mistake.

Matty W

Correction: At the start of the episode, Monica is talking to Aunt Sylv. She says, "Well the meat is only every third layer, so you could scrape." Maybe Phoebe did that.

Correction: No, Only the episodes shot prior to September 11, 2001 have the WTC in them. Thus explaining why some of the episodes from that season have them. They are absent for the last few seasons.

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Corrected entry: Throughout the series, the central perk sign in the coffee shop reads the correct way round when they're inside the coffee shop, but in scenes outside the coffe shop the sign still reads the correct way.

Correction: It's supposed to. It's painted on both sides of the window. The logo is thick enough that you don't see through it.


Correction: This has already been submitted and corrected. The cop could easily have got it wrong, and Rachel is hardly going to correct him, since she's trying to flirt her way out of a speeding ticket.

Correction: Chandler has made very clear that he doesn't care about his job and since none of his friends know or care what he does, why would he worry about getting this right?


Correction: It would make perfect sense for Louis Vuitton to give their new employee, who is moving accross the ocean to work for them, a full set of luggage.

Correction: If you look closely at the wrapper in her hand once she has finished, you can see that the remainder of the taffy has been wrapped in it.

Correction: Ross has been married twice (not counting the druken Vegas wedding). Rachel has never been married. She never made it to the alter with Barry and was too drunk in Vegas to remember anything. She wants something memorable.

Dedderbot Premium member

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Corrected entry: There's an impossibility with the view out of the guys' apartment. Take a look at the hallway set: On the left there's the door to their apartment, then a wall, then the stairwell, which runs on the other side of the guys' kitchen/bathroom/living room. Yet when you go inside and see that same wall, it's got windows that show a direct view of outside. Those windows could only show a view of the stairwell.

Correction: The space betwen the stairs and the window is fully valid. Note a few things. These stairs go back and forth, as in they are not one continuous flight. Second, the floors are close together enough that there would be few steps. This allows more then enough room for a window, hence making the view entirely possible.

The One With Joey's New Brain - S7-E15

Corrected entry: If the actress who plays Jessica Lockhart on "Days of our Lives" has been playing this part for 20 years as she tells Joey in this episode, would she not know him from when he had the part as Dr. Drake Ramoray on the same show during season 2?

Correction: Not necessarily. Not if their respective characters never interacted, as is very possible.

Phixius Premium member

Correction: It is possible that one baby was behind the other and couldn't be seen by the sonogram, this happens very commonly.


Correction: Virgin Atlantic uses 2-4-2 in Premium Economy, so 3-4-3 is not a rule, although it's the most common in economy on a 747. Surely the set is not an exact copy of a real plane, but the seating configuration is ok.

The One With The Lottery - S9-E18

Corrected entry: When Ross decides he wants in on the lottery, where do his tickets come from? They don't go out to the shop to buy some. It could be argued that he bought some when Phoebe lost the tickets over the balcony, but I think he'd be more pre-occupied on finding the ones that were already lost.

Correction: They just share with him the ones that have already purchased.


Correction: Ever gotten a "shock" while drunk? Often times it causes you to suddenly sober up for a few minutes while you process it.


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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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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 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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