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The One With The Ballroom Dancing - S4-E4

Other mistake: Right at the end of the episode, Phoebe's got a job interview. We see the outside of a massage parlour, but the name on the awning has been superimposed - it moves about a bit while the shot itself is still. (00:20:45)

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The One With Joey's Porsche - S6-E5

Other mistake: Immediately after Joey walks in as Chandler is handling the baby, we see him staring and waving in a direction past the stage. (00:06:55)

The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel - S6-E2

Other mistake: When Monica's trying to evoke some kind of an emotional reaction from Rachel, who's polishing her toenails, there's a bottle of Cutex nail polish remover on the table with part of the brand name painted black, so it reads "Cu Ex" on the label.

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The One Where Rachel is Late - S8-E22

Other mistake: Ross wants Rachel to change, but she claims that it is 100° out. Monica and Chandler got married on May 15, the day Rachel was officially pregnant. 9 Months after May would be Febuary. It would be cold out.

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The One With The Truth About London - S7-E16

Other mistake: Right at the very end, when Joey is in the fat-suit and picks up a piece of food and says "How you doin'?" he doesn't put it in his mouth, he just lifts it to his lips, stops, and tries to stay still. If this had been a freeze on the part of the director then fair enough, but it isn't as he and particularly Monica are still moving. It just looks rather corny and amateur, as though they are waiting for the "cut" to be called. (00:28:00)

David Mercier

The One With Joey's Big Break - S5-E22

Other mistake: When Joey and Chandler are in the cab on the bridge, Joey quickly stops the cab so Chandler can get out. However, on the screen behind, the background doesn't 'slow down' as Joey does, it just continues as if the cab is going at the same speed. Then, in the next shot, it is still. When Joey sets off again, the background stays the same and doesn't show that the cab is getting faster. (00:13:05)

The One With The Kips - S5-E5

Other mistake: When Ross tells Rachel he can't see her anymore, the door to Monica's room is open revealing a completely blank and empty room. (00:09:50)

Brad Premium member

The One With Ross's Thing - S3-E23

Other mistake: When Ross goes to see Guru Saj, he has his 'thing' removed. However, it is really obvious that Guru is not going anywhere near the thing, because you can see that Ross' shirt is still tucked into his trousers, and the Guru just rubs his hands along the shirt. (00:16:35)

The One With The Embryos - S4-E12

Other mistake: Ross makes up the questions for the quiz. There are two groups of questions, one for the girls and one for the boys. Each one has four categories; there are four questions in each category. From these 16 questions, Ross asks ten. Thus, there have to be six left after the quiz. But in one group, seven questions can be seen (there are seven cards left). (00:12:50)

The One With The Rumor - S8-E9

Other mistake: Monica and Chandler's wedding is May 2001 (we are given the dates by the characters on the show, so it doesn't matter when the show aired.) And Rachel reveals at the wedding that she is pregnant, so that means she got pregnant in April or so of 2001. "The One With The Rumor" aired and is set to take place at Thanksgiving 2001, during which time Rachel should be 7 months pregnant. But her stomach's flat as a pancake. (00:01:15)

The One Where No One's Ready - S3-E2

Other mistake: When Monica beeps into Richard's machine and changes the outgoing message, she always presses the same two buttons when trying to interact with his machine, but gets a different result each time. (00:19:00)

Brad Premium member

The One With The Jellyfish - S4-E1

Other mistake: When Chandler and Monica are sitting at the table after playing Gin, Chandler's bottle of Yoo-hoo is on the table, but the label reads "Yooh" because the brand name has been partially covered - the blue letters "oo" are yellow to match the background.

Super Grover Premium member

The One With The Giant Poking Device - S3-E8

Other mistake: When Monica and Joey are holding containers of Ben and Jerry's, the brand name reads "En and Jer" and other parts of the containers have also been concealed, but we can still recognize the old Wavy Gravy in Monica's hand.

Super Grover Premium member

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Other mistake: When Phoebe's holding the box of Nabisco Nilla wafers, the Nabisco logo has stickers and paint hiding it and the Nilla is also partially covered so it reads "Villa" wafers.

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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Other mistake: While Monica, Rachel, and Joey are seated at the table talking about Joey's problem, there's a Dasani water bottle on the table with part of the brand name painted black so it reads "Asav" on the label.

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The One With Ross's Tan - S10-E3

Other mistake: Chandler asks Monica "are you trying to do a British accent?" after she does an impression of Amanda. In the next shot, you see Chandler mouthing the line again.

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The One After 'I do' - S8-E1

Other mistake: When Chandler says "We just got married. Right there!" and points. We hear a small 'ding' and Monica asks "Is that your ring?" But when Chandler pointed, you can see that all of his fingers except his index finger are closed to his hand. So the ring couldn't have come off. (00:00:05)

The One With Ross's Wedding, part 2 - S4-E24

Other mistake: As the wedding begins, the first bridesmaid, Felicity, walks down the aisle with a man. He is not part of the wedding party but is wearing the same attire as the best men. He is not seen again throughout the wedding. The only two men in the wedding party are Joey and Chandler. (00:38:20)

The One With The Ballroom Dancing - S4-E4

Other mistake: In the scene where Rachel is going to take out the trash, Monica tells her the garbage room is the 3rd door on the left. However, when Rachel comes back with the pizza box and Monica leaves for the garbage room, she leaves the apartment and walks towards the right - there are no doors that way, just the stairs. (00:00:50)

The One Where Paul's The Man - S6-E22

Other mistake: There are two mistakes in the scene where Phoebe spots Joey's picture in the laundromat. For one thing, when Phoebe says "Oh, here it is", she is looking in the opposite direction of the picture. Also, when she says this, her mouth doesn't move at all. (00:16:10)

Brad Premium member

The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Visible crew/equipment: During the scene when Phoebe breaks into the other Phoebe's house and gets caught, the older Phoebe was telling the younger one that the man in the photo is not Frank Buffay, but is Chuck Mangioni. Right after that, as Phoebe 2 walks towards the camera, you can see that the door behind her moves open, and there is a visible shadow of someone who walks by that doorway. (00:19:00)

Zyen Hoo
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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.

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