Friends

The One Where They All Turn Thirty - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: Rachel's birthday has always been in May, not February/March. (00:16:00)

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The One With Ross's Grant - S10-E6

Continuity mistake: When Aisha Tyler and Greg Kinnear put one hand on Ross's face, they bring those hands together and they interlock fingers, then the camera changes positions and they interlock fingers again. (00:22:20)

Melissa

The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ross and Rachel are arguing about Rachel telling Phoebe about his fantasy, Ross takes a popsicle out of the freezer and bites it. In the next shot, the popsicle is whole again, with no bites, and Ross takes another 'first' bite out of it. (00:11:30)

The One After Vegas - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode, Ross rings the helpline of the makers of the pen and is told the pen won't come off. Yet in this episode it vanishes from Ross and Rachel's faces between getting up and going to breakfast. (00:02:25)

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The One With All The Thanksgivings - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Monica puts the turkey on her head, she puts a hat on it. In the next shot the hat is not at an angle and must be held in place. (00:19:40)

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The One Where Rachel Quits - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Rachel's new boss is explaining about coffee, his head moves from the front to the side with no time to do so. (00:20:30)

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The One Where Emma Cries - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: When Ross and Rachel are talking about which muffin she wants, her sleeves move up and down her arms with the different shots. (00:04:45)

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Ross is on the balcony trying to comfort Rachel after she has split up with Paolo, we see a couple of shots from the balcony looking into Monica's apartment. If you look at the top of the screen you can see where the walls of the set end, and all the stage lights hanging from the ceiling of the studio. (00:18:35)

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The One With Joey's Dirty Day - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mr Heston confronts Joey about using the shower, Mr Heston points at Joey from a seated position. As the shots switch Mr Heston's "pointing" hand also switches. (00:16:30)

The One That Could Have Been, part 2 - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is in the hospital bed and Monica gives her a cup of herbal tea, Phoebe is shouting at her for putting honey in it. As the shot changes back and forth the spoon in the cup changes position. (00:02:00)

The One Where Eddie Won't Go - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: When the men are repossessing Joey's things, a view of New York can be seen through the window, but it's clearly a picture. (00:08:00)

The One With The Yeti - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: When Monica and Rachel apologise to Danny, as he shuts his door for the second time the set wall visibly shakes. (00:07:55)

The One With The Hypnosis Tape - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Just after Chandler has used the chapstick, in a shot from the side the stick is in his right hand, and then in the next shot he is instantly putting a tissue (which wasn't visible before) up to his lips, and the stick has moved to his left hand. (00:10:45)

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The One With The Jam - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When they are talking about sperm donation, Joey is eating a cracker with jam on it. Between shots it instantly rotates in his hand. You can tell because the jam goes from being on the top to the bottom side, and because of the way he is holding it you can see there is only jam on one side. (00:14:15)

David Mercier

The One With The Ball - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: Joey goes into the bathroom and the toilet is behind the door. In a previous episode, when Joey doesn't know about Chandler and Monica, he comes out of his room and thinks it is morning. He goes into the bathroom and Chandler pushes the door open to reveal Joey asleep on the toilet with his toothbrush in his mouth, only the toilet is now on the other side of the room, not behind the door. (00:05:20)

The One With All The Resolutions - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Rachel are trying to work out if the other knows about Monica and Chandler, they sit at the table in silence. In a side shot of Joey they look at each other sneakily, and Joey has his arms by his sides. It then cuts to a head-on shot of Joey, and he's got his right arm over the back of the chair. (00:19:00)

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The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs - S7-E8

Deliberate mistake: Monica sees the dog on her settee from Ross's apartment, which wouldn't be possible from the angle as Ross's place is lower than Monica's. (00:04:50)

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The One With Princess Consuela - S10-E14

Continuity mistake: When Ross is trying to get Rachel's chair through the revolving doors, he has his right leg on the chair but it suddenly switches to him having his left leg on the chair. (00:15:25)

The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Paulo says goodbye to Phoebe, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen bobbing in and out at the top of the pillar. (00:17:45)

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The One With Five Steaks and an Eggplant - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Ross is giving his toast to Monica, when he's finished he drinks from his glass. Later when Chandler arrives, it is still at the same level. (00:07:10)

Matty W

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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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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