Friends

Friends (1994)

6 mistakes in The One With Phoebe's Birthday Dinner

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

Continuity mistake: Phoebe implies that her birthday is round about Halloween - October 31st. However, in The One With Frank Jr in series three, she tells Frank that her birthday is February 16th. (00:00:05)

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

Deliberate mistake: Across the whole show, whenever Ross closes his apartment, the door remains unlocked; but in this episode, when he and Rachel go outside, the door locks itself. (00:07:00)

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

Continuity mistake: Rachel is telling Ross why she doesn't want to go to the dinner, and she says "the first sign is I don't want to, and...I'm not going'. While she says this, her left hand is completely empty, but then in the next shot the camera goes back to Ross and she is now holding the baby monitor in that hand. It then moves around in different shots afterwards. (00:06:10)

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

Continuity mistake: When Pheobe says "One really does have a stick up one's ass," the waiter's hands move from in front of him to behind his back. (00:08:05)

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

Factual error: The restaurant refuses to take anyone's orders until they're all seated, which means that the group is sitting, occupying a table, without earning any revenue for the restaurant. There isn't a restaurant in NYC that would have such a policy, since it basically guarantees that a table becomes a revenue vacuum. (It also makes for very unhappy customers, but that doesn't qualify it as a factual error, since some restaurants might be actually stupid enough to not care about their return customers).

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

Continuity mistake: Near the start, when Chandler asks if anyone else smokes, a woman with a brown jacket is seen getting a pack of cigarettes out her pocket. The camera cuts and now she has one in her mouth and is lighting it. (00:02:35)

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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.

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