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The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Chandler watches Jill leave the bank, his face is pressed up against the centre of the glass door. In the next shot his face is leaning on the metal edge around the glass. (00:21:20)

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Other mistake: In 'The One with the Ick Factor' (Season One) Monica states that she is 26 years old. This episode takes place in 1994/95. However there are numerous other episodes such as 'The One With All The Thanksgivings' that show Monica and Rachel (who are the same age and in the same class) still being in High School in 1988. In 'The One Where The Stripper Cries' the two have to sneak into a college party in 1987 as they are still high school age. They should be at least 19 or 20 in 1987/88.

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The One Where Underdog Gets Away - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Chandler makes a toast, he is holding the glass in his right hand. In the next shot, the glass has jumped to his left hand. (00:21:05)

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The One with the Boobies - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is talking to Roger in Central Perk when she tells him her friends don't like him, he hair tie is half way down her back. When Phoebe tells him she doesn't think he's creepy, her hair tie is just above her shoulder. (00:19:05)

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The One Where Ross Dates a Student - S6-E18

Continuity mistake: In the dinner scene between Chandler and the girl from college, the spoon in front of Chandler moves without him touching it. (00:13:45)

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Chandler says "I'm in Las Vegas" Rachel starts to pour his coffee. In the next shot they have moved apart instantly and Chandler is putting his cup down. (00:28:05)

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The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding, Part 2 - S7-E24

Continuity mistake: During an earlier episode Monica gave up her dream wedding dress so Chandler could have The Swing Kings at their wedding. So it is a little surprising that the band they actually have are called Jungle Swing.

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The One With The Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Monica leaves the kitchen into the next scene, the boom mic is visible at the top of the screen above the kitchen door for a short period of time. (00:07:40)

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The One With Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss - S5-E17

Factual error: When Joey tries to find the Hot Girl, he goes up to Ross' apartment and there is a dead end. However, when he next goes there, he manages to run away in that direction. (00:03:20)

The One With The Birthing Video - S8-E15

Continuity mistake: In the one where Chandler watches the video of a woman giving birth, he takes a video out of the VCR and places it on the table (he's staring at the box and when Monica moves it we hear that a tape's inside). When Monica enters the room, she asks him what he is so upset about and he presses play on the remote control. The tape immediately starts playing, despite no-one moving to put it in the player. (00:06:30)

The One With The Routine - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: When the Snippy Guy is pointing out couples to go on the platforms next, he points to one couple with his left hand, while holding a clipboard in his right hand. In the very next shot he points to the next couple, but this time with his right hand while holding the clipboard in his left. (00:11:15)

The One With The 'Cuffs - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In Joanna's office, Chandler and Rachel are pulling his pants from one another while he is cuffed to the filing cabinet. Right before Rachel says "What if I clean your bathroom for a month?" she throws the pants onto a chair, but then when Chandler later says "Freedom. I want my freedom. Why won't you hear me?" he opens the door to yell to Sophie and they are both holding the pants again. (00:15:10)

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

Continuity mistake: When Ross asks Chandler "you took his underwear?", the angle changes halfway through the line. Chandler's hands go from in front of him to being in his pockets. (00:10:50)

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The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Factual error: When the gang all see the beach house for the first time, it's covered in a layer of sand, which is supposedly left over from a recent flood. Well, if there really had been a flood, there would have been mold on the walls and debris or junk from the outside, and the sand wouldn't have been nice and clean and dry; it would have been moldy. And there would've been a pattern, likely on the walls, of where the water rose up to and where it receded. Not only that, but how did it get in? All of the doors and windows are intact. (00:04:40)

The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Monica asks Ross, 'Do you want me to stay?', her hands are in front of her, not touching Ross. In the next shot, her right hand is holding onto Ross's wrist. (00:09:10)

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The One With Phoebe's Uterus - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Alice and Frank tell Phoebe that they have been trying to get pregnant. When Alice says, "You know, no one's getting any younger", Frank looks at Alice and laughs. In the next shot however, he is looking at Phoebe and doesn't seem to laugh. (00:01:00)

The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when everyone is comforting Monica, Ross has his hand on her shoulder. In the next shot it is above his knee as he stands up. (00:20:05)

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The One With The Red Sweater - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: When Chandler mentions about the disposable cameras to Monica to cheer her up, Joeys hands are together. Next shot they are apart. (00:00:50)

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The One With Joey's Award - S7-E18

Continuity mistake: When Rachel walks in on Joey with the syrup bottle, he sets it down. In the next shot, he is holding it again. (00:05:10)

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe cleanses Ross' aura, he holds up both hands to stop her. In the next shot his left hand is lowered. (00:02:50)

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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 Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Question: When Joey asks why he can't give Kathy the pen, Chandler says, "Because she's not eleven. And it's not the seventh night of Chanukah." What is Chandler talking about when he says, "It's not the seventh night of Chanukah?"

Answer: Usually by the seventh night of Hanukkah you don't know what to get the other person, and you will probably resort to getting the other person something insignificant. Chandler is basically saying that the pen is a stupid gift.

Answer: Chanukah is a Jewish celebration that occurs around the same time as the Christian Christmas. The celebration lasts for eight days and it is customary to give a small gift on each of the eight days. There is no special gift required and the line about it being "the seventh night" of Chanukah is just Chandler's sarcasm.

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