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Factual error: Phoebe's greatest love David leaves her to go to Minsk and comes and goes throughout the whole show, telling stories of Minsk on the way i.e. of the long months when the sun does not rise and the constant freezing cold. Minsk, being the capital of Belarus (although claimed to be in Russia for reasons explained in Corrections), is approximately as high up north as i.e. Wales and northern coast of Germany, and even during the winter months there is always daylight for several hours. Although winters in Eastern Europe are cold, the kind of coldness described by David would more believably happen in Siberia than Minsk, and the summers are just as nice and hot as everywhere in Europe.

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The One With All The Thanksgivings - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: In the flashback where Joey sticks the turkey on his head, the subtitle says Thanksgiving 1992. However, the show started in 1994 and Joey didn't move in until the previous fall, so the earliest Thanksgiving that he was there would have been 1993. (00:04:30)

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The One With The Proposal, part 1 - S6-E24

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Richard is being seated next to Chandler and Monica, the amount of champagne in Chandler's glass changes. (00:09:20)

Pam-I-am
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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Plot hole: At the end, Phoebe and Monica are sitting at the table eating the meat lasagna. Phoebe would not eat this as she is a vegetarian. (00:21:35)

Boobra
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Suggested correction: Early on in the episode, Monica suggested vegetarians can scrape. It is possible that Phoebe is doing exactly that. Also, two episodes later ("The One with the Candy Hearts"), it is revealed that Phoebe, in fact, does enjoy meat, as long as no-one tells her it is meat she is eating. She is poor and has never been able to afford meat.

FleetCommand
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The One With The Baby Shower - S8-E20

Visible crew/equipment: Monica chases after Rachel's Mom to apologise and she falls over and you can clearly see the safety mat move when Monica falls on to it - it's blue and just down the first step. (00:22:00)

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The One With All The Wedding Dresses - S4-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When it's Monica's turn to catch the bouquet she and Phoebe switch places, and just as Phoebe asks her if she's ready, in the wideshot studio lighting rigs can be seen at the top of the screen.

Super Grover Premium member
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The One Where Ross Got High - S6-E9

Visible crew/equipment: After Ross and Monica blurt out each other's secrets to their parents, when Jack says, "And we kind of figured about the porch swing," in his closeup we can see the end of the set wall, with the soundstage behind it and many tape marks on the floor.

Super Grover Premium member
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The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits - S10-E5

Continuity mistake: Rachel and her sister are in Rachel's room. When Rachel picks up Emma, Emma has nothing in her arms, but in the next shot when Rachel is holding her, she has a toy in her arms though she had no time to get one.

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The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress - S7-E17

Continuity mistake: Monica chooses a wedding dress at an expensive boutique, then later goes to a discount store to buy the same style dress at a half-off sale. The dress she buys is different from the one in the boutique, having wider and frillier straps. When she tries it on later at the apartment, it is now the same style as the one at the boutique. (00:04:00 - 00:07:15)

raywest Premium member
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The One With Rachel's Other Sister - S9-E8

Other mistake: When Joey and Phoebe are talking while Rachel and Amy are fighting, Phoebe says the line 'Oh my God. Shouldn't we stop this?', Joey is mouthing her lines. (00:20:25)

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The One With a Chick. And a Duck. - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: When Ross is asking Joey and Chandler which suit he should wear for the TV thing the brown suit is in his right hand and the blue one is in his left hand. After Ross says "really?" the shot changes to a wide view, the two suits have changed places, and the cover on the brown suit has switched to the blue one. (00:09:50)

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Continuity mistake: The view from Monica's apartment changes after the first few episodes.

Ssiscool Premium member
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Suggested correction: That is not true. They are both the same views but in the bottom one that you showed, the building is slightly darker. That's it.

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The One With The Fertility Test - S9-E21

Continuity mistake: When Rachel takes her gift certificate to the massage parlour to claim her free massage, she hands it to the receptionist and we can see that it has been torn up into eight pieces and taped back together. Yet when Phoebe tears up the gift certificate in a previous scene, we see her tear it into only four pieces before handing it back to Rachel. (00:05:00 - 00:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: The Chick changes breeds and gender a couple of times. It starts out as a full size White Leghorn. During the adolescent phase it is a female White Silkie. This is a bantam or small size chicken. In maturity it is a male White Leghorn.

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The One with the Sonogram at the End - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rachel loses the ring near the beginning, Chandler and Joey get off a chair to help look. But then the shot cuts to Monica, and behind her you can see Chandler at the fridge without enough time to get there. (00:05:40)

Matty W
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Audio problem: Any scenes outside Central Perk always sound as if they're on a set (which let's be honest, they are) - the sound is often muted and footsteps on the pavement have a very slight echo to them.

Jon Sandys Premium member
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The One With The Bullies - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe goes to visit her father, there is a little dog outside. Phoebe gets back in the car and the dog jumps up the side of it. When he finally gets part way through the window, the top of the dog-handler's head is visible through the car window. (00:07:00)

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The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Ross and Phoebe are in the bar and get on the pool table to start kissing, Ross moves the pool balls out of the way, but two remain. As Phoebe lies down, the 9 ball is next to her left shoulder. The shot cuts closer and it is the 13 ball, then cuts back and it's the 9 ball again. (00:19:40)

Leah Schaeffer
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The One With The Halloween Party - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is talking to Ursula's fiance Eric, he is wiping sweat off his face with a napkin. He puts the napkin to his eye and then in the next shot it changes to the other eye without him having enough time to change it. This happens again when at one point he's wiping his eye and then suddenly his forehead. (00:07:45)

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The One With Ross's Inappropriate Song - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Monica comes home at the end, as Joey pulls her down on top of Chandler as to protect her eyes from seeing the tape, you can see a knee pad on Courteney Cox's knee, under her skirt. (00:14:20)

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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 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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