Friends

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

Visible crew/equipment: While Chandler is trying to break up with Janice, and Phoebe comes to help, a cameraman is visible in the background (outside of Central Perk) walking from right to left. The camera cuts away from the window angle, then cuts back, showing another cameraman walking from left to right. (00:19:15)

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Ross says he could escape from any uterus, Joey is holding two small books. In the next shot they have vanished and he is holding a large book. (00:02:10)

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The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: While Chandler and Janice are in D'Agostino's, some grocery products have their names partially covered, such as Uncle Ben's and Grape Nuts.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Rachel is talking with Phoebe about Paolo,. she unrolls some kitchen paper and uses it as a tissue. Initially she's holding two torn halves attached to the roll, then when saying "He's a pig" it goes to a whole sheet not attached to any others, then when she sits down it's a whole sheet attached to the roll again. Plus when Phoebe sits too, in some shots the paper is on the table, in others it's not. (00:15:20)

The One With The Bullies - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe calls by the house with the dog, a woman with a handbag is visible in the background, going into her house. About ten seconds later we see the same woman with the handbag walk towards her house again. (00:15:40)

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The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Rachel takes the cat to apartment number 8 and Mr. Heckles opens the door. However, in this episode, the girls' apartment is labeled number 5 which means that number 8 is above them. In later episodes, Mr. Heckles always says that the noisy girls upstairs are keeping him from doing things. [It makes a bit more sense later on in the series when Monica and Rachel's appartment changes to number 20, which is when Mr Heckles starts to complain about the noise (although in the flash back episode when Phoebe is still living with Monica it seems apparent that they actually know Mr Heckles, which Phoebe shows no sign of when she and Rachel are looking for the owner of the cat).] (00:13:40)

The One With The Ball - S5-E21

Audio problem: When Rachel is trying to sell the cat and someone looks the hiss is a clear overdub. (00:16:20)

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The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe tells Ross that she wants to hear his "sound", she has her guitar in her lap. The shot changes, she says "Play that funky music white boy," and her guitar is missing. In the next shot, Ross runs out and her guitar is back on her lap again. (00:03:50)

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The One In Barbados, part 2 - S9-E24

Continuity mistake: In the final episode of series 9 part 2 where Phoebe is talking to first David and then Mike the shot keeps changing. Each time it does the amount of hair down Phoebe's back changes from a little to a lot. (00:23:30)

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

Continuity mistake: When Rachel appears when Joey has the actor in his appartment, the door is closed. When she goes to get Monica, the door is open. (00:21:30)

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The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Continuity mistake: At the end of this episode, Ross opens the door of Rachel's room, says "Hi", and then closes it. However, in the next episode (The One With The Jellyfish), this scene is shown again and changed: Ross opens the door of Rachel's room, says "Hi", and doesn't close it - he talks with Rachel and Bonnie with the door open. (00:21:05)

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The One With Rachel's Sister - S6-E13

Visible crew/equipment: After Jill comes to Monica's apartment, they are all around the table in the living room. As the camera is moving from Jill, to Monica and Chandler, who are sitting on the couch, a camera-man is visible in the kitchen behind them, complete with camera and trailing wires. (00:04:15)

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The One Where Emma Cries - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rachel wakes up Emma during a nap, against Phoebe's advice, there is a shot of Emma in the cot. She is wearing a plain pink hat, but in the next shot, when Rachel lifts her out of the cot, she is wearing a white hat with what looks like little flowers on it. (00:05:55)

The One With Phoebe's Rats - S9-E12

Continuity mistake: In the one with Phoebe's rat babies, it is very obvious that the box has nothing in it. Also when she is in her apartment explaining about giving up the triplets she had for her brother she puts the box down on the table, yet when it cuts to Mike's face and Phoebe's realisation that she hadn't told him that before, the box is back on her lap. (00:14:05)

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The One With Monica's Boots - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: In The One With Monica's Boots, Monica is removing her trainers and replacing them with her boots so it looks as if she was wearing her boots all along. In one shot her left jean leg is tucked into her boots, but when she stands up it is sitting perfectly. (00:07:25)

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The One Where The Stripper Cries - S10-E11

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode, Ross and Chandler come into Monica's apartment and Ross asks where Rachel is. Watch the objects in Monica's hands, in the shot from behind she puts them on the table, and then does it again in the shot from the front. (00:24:00)

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The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Chandler is getting relationship advice from Monica and Rachel near the end, the label on the ice cream tub he is holding changes position depending on whether the shot is close up or not. (00:13:00)

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The One In Barbados, part 1 - S9-E23

Revealing mistake: On a number of occasions in this and the next episode, the beach and the water can be seen in the background, through hotel windows. White foam is visible in a number of places, like the crests of waves, but not only do they not move while the camera is on them, they are always in the same place in subsequent shots, revealing that this is a painted backdrop. (00:26:40)

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The One With the Male Nanny - S9-E6

Continuity mistake: Towards the end, during a scene at Ross and Rachel's, Sandy picks up two puppets and puts them on each hand. He starts pulling the blue one onto his left hand, but when the angle changes there's a yellow one on his left hand, and a blue one on his right. It cuts to Ross, then when we go back to Sandy they've changed hands again. (00:24:30)

The One With The Football - S3-E9

Other mistake: The accent of the Dutch woman is not a Dutch accent at all. It appears to be Scandinavian. (00:07:00)

The One With The 'Cuffs - S4-E3

Joanna: What are you doing?
Chandler: I'm getting dressed.
Joanna: Why?
Chandler: Because when I go outside naked, people throw garbage at me.

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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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