Friends

The One Where Ross Dates a Student - S6-E18

Other mistake: Ross' semester supposedly just ended, and he's handing in his grades. But the episode just before this one was about Valentine's Day, and the one immediately after this one is about spring break, so this episode is happening sometime between mid - February and March/April. It doesn't matter when the show was aired or produced; Valentine's day is still in February. There's no semester that ends at that time of the year, and NYU wasn't on the quarter system then.

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Suggested correction: This episode (production code 225567) was produced before episode 17, "The One With Unagi", (production code 225568) and just aired out of order. So this episode happens before Valentine's Day.

Bishop73

That's an explanation, but it doesn't make it not a mistake.

It does indeed not make it a mistake, as episodes airing out of order is done by the studio and is no fault of the show's writers.

Phaneron

That doesn't change the fact that semesters end in December.

The One Where They All Turn Thirty - S7-E14

Plot hole: There's no way Phoebe has lived to 31 without knowing her birth date. She's had "real" jobs (like the massage parlor) and those require social security numbers and accurate birth dates. She didn't go to high school, but she mentions classmates, so she must have gone to elementary/middle school, and those required birth dates even in the '70s and '80s. She's also "lived in Prague," which she couldn't have visited without a passport - which requires a birth certificate.

The One With All The Kissing - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: A few days after the friends have returned to New York following Ross' wedding, Monica's hair is suddenly about three inches longer and a completely different style than it was in London. It was previously just above her shoulders in a sleek "pageboy" style. Once back home, it is much bushier and longer, well over her shoulders. This was obviously due to Courtney Cox growing her hair during the break in-between Season 4, which ended with the Ross/Emily wedding debacle, and Season 5. (The first episode of Season 5 was filmed the previous season and was Part 2 of Ross and Emily's wedding).

raywest

The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Character mistake: Even though both Ross and Rachel have cell phones with them and use them for other calls, it never occurs to Ross early on and as he's frantically racing to the airport with Phoebe, to call and tell Rachel that he loves her or at least to say that he is on his way to tell her something important before her plane takes off for Paris.

raywest

The One After 'I do' - S8-E1

Other mistake: In "TOW the cheap wedding dress" the whole episode is about how Chandler wants "The Swing Kings" to play at the wedding, because, at their concert, that is where he realised that Monica was the woman he wanted to dance all his dances with, and Monica goes to great lengths to secure the band. In this episode, the band at the wedding is actually called "Jungle Swing".

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Suggested correction: So the band changed their name in the interim. It happens.

The One With Phoebe's Dad - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Ross gives the super the money and asks "will this help with the knob" the super says that the place isn't open until Tuesday. When he says that the money is in his right hand. Then when he asks "am I not saying it right", the money in his right hand is gone.

AttitudeEra1

The One With The Home Study - S10-E7

Continuity mistake: When Mike says "I am going to make this decision for us. What do you think we should do?" he is holding the check. The very next shot shows the charity worker taking the check off the desk and giving it back even though Mike never put it down. (00:20:35)

AttitudeEra1

The One In Barbados, part 2 - S9-E24

Character mistake: When Mike and Monica are playing ping pong, Mike's service was a fault as he released and hit the ball over the top of the table rather than behind. He then (on the same point) claims to win the point because Monica placed her hand on the table. (00:33:00)

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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ross explains to Phoebe about "Vikram" the big dark jewel on her necklace switches repeatedly from hanging at the left side of her neck to the middle, then to the right side and again to the left side again between shots. (00:16:10)

The One With Rachel's Phone Number - S9-E9

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Chandler pretends that he just got home from Tulsa and meets Joey who is waiting in the hallway outside the apartment, the camera cuts between Chandler and Joey. Every time the camera shows Chandler, there is a wooden wall at the left edge of the screen with an orange tape. This is evidently part of the set, because when the camera cuts to Joey, the wooden wall with the orange tape is nowhere to be seen. (00:16:45)

Zyen Hoo

The One With Ross's Teeth - S6-E8

Monica: What happened to your teeth?
Ross: I whitened them.
Chandler: Really?
Ross: Yeah, what... What do you think?
Monica: Well, uh, I think I shouldn't look directly at them.
Ross: Come on, seriously.
Monica: Ross, they're really, really, really white!
Chandler: Yeah, what was wrong with your old... Human teeth?
Ross: Well, I did leave the gel on a little longer than it said to.
Monica: How much longer?
Ross: Uh, uh... A day.
Monica: Ross, you know that tonight is your date with Hillary?
Ross: I know! That's why I did it! Come on, are they really that bad?
Chandler: No. No, no, no, you'll be fine. Hilary's blind, right?
Monica: She will be after tonight.

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Trivia: The Magna-doodle on the door in the boys apartment has a different picture on it every episode. There is usually some tenuous connection between the picture and the plot of the episode.

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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.

David Cañedo Mesinas

Answer: The painting doesn't have a name, and if it does it is never mentioned in this episode.

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