Friends

Friends (1994)

351 corrected entries

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Correction: Character mistake, it is easy to be a year off when you quickly have to have to judge the time frame.

Cybermoose

Correction: Yes, you're supposed to switch mobile phones off, but it's entirely possible to forget.

Ronnie Bischof

Correction: It's a mass-produced stuffed animal. Of course it shows up elsewhere in the world.

CocoCami

Correction: When the water breaks, it doesn't necessarily have to be a big "splash". There can be just a few drops or a light stream, not enough to make the clothes wet, but still enough for the woman to feel it.

Correction: It is entirely possible to speak with a cigarette in your mouth. And when you do, you don't move your lips much. There is nothing wrong with Chandler speaking his line like this.

Twotall

Correction: He doesn't slap Chandler because he doesn't know that women talk, he slaps Chandler because he knows this and still told Janice where he got the hug-and-roll thing from.

The One With Joey's Bag - S5-E13

Corrected entry: When Phoebe is talking to her dad in the coffee house, she asks Frank Sr. about his marriage to Lily and their two children. But Phoebe has already found out that Lily isn't her real mother because she lives in Montauk. Frank Sr. would surely know that Lily wasn't there real mother if indeed she wasn't.

Correction: Phoebe's real mother left her children when they were born, in Phoebe's eyes Lily is her real mother. And Frank doesn't known that Phoebe found out about her birth mother, the easiest way for Phoebe to get information from him is to go along with the story she's been told from birth.

He doesn't know that this is Phoebe yet so he would probably correct her.

Correction: It is likely that whatever airline that was that listed the price, lists it as Fort Worth, and not Dallas-Fort Worth. (I have seen airlines do this)

Correction: Monica never says that she has an allergy to cats. It's more likely that she sneezed because of the cat dander but doesn't have an allergy.

Correction: We don't know how much time has passed. Joey might have stepped out for whatever reason.

Correction: That's a mistake made by the British subtitlers, not by the producers of the show.

Correction: By bouncing off something.

The One With The Soap Opera Party - S9-E20

Corrected entry: Rachel was able to materialise a pair of chopsticks at the soap opera party, pending Ross' comment on how he imitated a woolly mammoth to Charlie, even though they were at a wine table with no food or cutlery near by, neither did she leave the conversation to find some.

Correction: Ross used chop sticks at the restaurant, but Rachel uses pink straws at the party. Considering that they are standing by the drinks it's quite believable that she found straws.

Correction: Character error. And quite in keeping with Joey's character.

CocoCami

The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Corrected entry: In the scene with Joey in the shower the camera cuts several times from Joey to the director. During this scene look to the background (behind the director) and you will see boxes which are marked with the name 'Monica'.

Correction: Monica Geller is not the only Monica in Friends world. They could have been filled with things belonging to a character in the movie by that name.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the first season, the number of years Ross was married to Carol changes from four to seven, and then over the course of the rest of the show, the number finally lands on six.

Correction: Ross never claims to have been married to Carol for seven years, he says they were together for seven years. Three years they dated, four they were married.

Correction: The empty glass seen in the sideways shot is the one in front of Chandler; it remains empty in both front & side shots. Monica's glass is behind & partly obscured by it in the side shot.

Correction: The empty cup is from the place setting beside Chandler, at the end of the table. Both Monica and Chandler's glasses remain half full in each shot.

Correction: Perhaps that is the reason, but it is not a mistake within the context of the scene that he would put coats in her lap. Therefore it's trivia at best, but not a mistake.

The One With the List - S2-E8

Corrected entry: When Ross shows Rachel Julie's 'Con' list, he appears to turn over the paper and show Rachel the other side - but his deskjet-type printer would not print on both sides without him having reinserted the paper, which he doesn't.

Correction: Ross didn't turn the paper over. He just points at the side of the page with Julie's con list. The paper never leaves Rachel's hand.

Correction: I don't see it as a mistake that someone who has just gone through a break up might have other things on their mind, and therefore forget to pick up their shopping bags.

pinkwafer

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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 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: The Magna-doodle on the door in the boys apartment has a different picture on it every episode. There is usually some tenuous connection between the picture and the plot of the episode.

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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.

Rooster of Doom

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