Friends

The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, part 2 - S8-E24

Continuity mistake: When a nurse is putting Emma to bed we see that Emma is nicely wrapped up in a blanket. The shot then cuts and Emma's right arm is sticking out the top of the blanket.

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The One With Frank Jr. - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Frank has the towel wrapped around him, the knot on his chest changes a lot between shots.

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The One With Frank Jr. - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joey and Monica discuss changing her bathroom tile, Joey moves the hamper to the middle of the doorway and when he kneels down to measure, the hamper is back against the wall. (00:06:25)

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The One With Phoebe's Cookies - S7-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Ross asks what do with all the cookies, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the frame. (Full-screen version only).

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The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding, Part 1 - S7-E23

Revealing mistake: When Monica leaves her apartment in the scene where she thanks Chandler for staying calm since they got engaged you can see the wall on the left side of the door moving as the door closes.

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The One In Vegas, Part 2 - S5-E24

Continuity mistake: When Monica puts the blue jumper up her dress, she lifts it up and you can see she is wearing black jeans underneath. The next scene shows her running off without the jeans underneath her dress. (00:18:55)

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

Continuity mistake: When Rachel and Tag are on the balcony and Tag says, "What did Joey say? I like you back?" he is standing on the balcony with one hand in his pocket and the other in front of him. As the camera angle changes, Tag is now in a different position, with both his hands behind him, leaning against the balcony before he moves forward.

The One with the Thumb - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Rachel says, 'One can never be too Alan, ' we see the stick pom-poms that Ross is holding are up facing Monica, but in the next shot the pom-poms are facing the floor, but after Chandler says 'I personally could have a gallon of Alan' in Monica's closeup we see the stick pom-poms are up again facing Monica. (00:11:30)

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The One Where Eddie Moves In - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode, Joey tells Chandler that the bathroom in his new apartment has mirrors on both sides of the toilet. But in this episode, when we see the toilet from the side while Joey gives the gang a tour, it is clear that the wall is devoid of mirrors.

The One With Ross's Wedding, part 1 - S4-E23

Other mistake: When Phoebe tells Rachel that she thinks she can help her get over Ross, she starts by saying that she needs some photos of Ross. Rachel immediately starts walking towards the kitchen, walking right past the red box of photos on the table beside Phoebe (which she will pick up on her way back and then hand to Phoebe), before Phoebe even mentions the chocolate (and then glass of water) she also needs. It's obvious that Rachel is headed for the kitchen before she knows she needs to go there. (00:12:00)

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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: While everyone's at the restaurant Rachel dips a tortilla chip into guacamole and gets some on her hand. When Paolo takes a bite from the chip he also eats the guacamole off Rachel's hand while she's still holding the rest of the tortilla chip, but in the next closeup Rachel's hand is empty, then in the next shot the remaining tortilla chip reappears in Rachel's hand. (00:06:45)

The One With Rachel's Going Away Party - S10-E16

Plot hole: In this episode Chandler finds furry black handcuffs, and everybody says that they have never seen them before. How is that possible considering all the people that have moved in and out of that room? How come nobody noticed them when the room and closet were painted green after being pink?

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Continuity mistake: Apparently Ross is Monica's older brother but in "The one where they're going to party", Joey states that the three men are all the same age ("we're 29, we're not women"), and in The One with the Birth Monica says she is 26 and Joey says he is 25. If Joey is younger than Monica, and Ross and Joey are the same age, then there's definitely a mistake somewhere.

The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: As Monica is walking to her room and steps on Paul's watch, if you look carefully, you can see that she just steps on the band. That would not damage the watch.

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The One Where Ross Moves In - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: Rachel tells her neighbor Danny that she doesn't know anything about sailing, but later in the series, Rachel teaches Joey how to sail after he wins a boat at a silent auction. She says she learned sailing from her father while growing up.

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The One With Rachel's Other Sister - S9-E8

Character mistake: While watching the parade near the beginning, Chandler gets excited because there's a band from Muskogee, OK, which is supposedly only four hours from Tulsa, where he works. It's actually less than an hour away from Tulsa.

The Last One (1) - S10-E19

Continuity mistake: When Ross is talking to Phoebe and Joey in Central Perk, a strand of Phoebe's hair keeps getting snagged behind the buttons of her blouse and hanging loose again with her other hair several times during the scene. (00:12:40)

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The One Where Joey Speaks French - S10-E13

Other mistake: When Joey auditions near the end and Phoebe steps in to explain to the producer/audition guy, she speaks French and the subtitles say, 'He is a little bit retarted' instead of 'He is a little bit retarded.' (00:18:35)

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The One With Princess Consuela - S10-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Ross enters Central Perk with champagne, straight away when he walks over to the sofa, look above the door. In the reflection of the top window, you can see several stage lights. (00:08:45)

The One After Joey And Rachel Kiss - S10-E1

Continuity mistake: Chandler, Monica and Phoebe are shown listening at the wall between their room and the room Ross is in with Charlie. However, when Ross comes into the room, the outside hallway is shown, and it is clear that the wall they were listening at actually connects to the hallway, not another room. Ross even walks in that direction when he leaves, proving it's not a dead end or similar. (00:05:30)

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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