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Suggested correction: The shot is continuous. There is no continuity mistake.

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.


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.

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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 the Blackout - S1-E7

Other mistake: Phoebe says she was last to know Monica had a crush on Joey when he moved in and Joey acts as though he never knew this. However, when we see him moving in a later episode, he knows Monica has a crush on him, and he is under the impression that Monica wants sex and so strips off in the living room while Monica is preparing some drinks for the pair. (00:13:10)

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Suggested correction: I may understand the situation but please do correct me if I'm wrong. Basically in the flashback episode they saw each other in the hallway and smiled at each other. They would've both got the impression that the other one liked them. However, after the lemonade incident he would have then got the impression that he was wrong and Monica didn't actually like him. Finally, Joey heard that she did like him and got a bit confused and a bit happy at the same time.

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Suggested correction: A third nipple is usually much smaller than the other nipples, several inches away and looks more like a mole. For example, Mark Wahlberg has a third nipple that looks like a mole. It is likely if Ross saw Chandler without a shirt on and saw anything, he assumed it was a mole and Chandler did not tell Ross what it was. Chandler likely mentioned it to Joey.


Suggested correction: If Ross knew, then everyone else (except Rachel) would know too. If so, then why would Chandler be so angry at Monica for telling them. Obviously no-one knew about his third nipple because it was Chandler's big secret.

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).

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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.

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The One With The Free Porn - S4-E17

Other mistake: The new York to London time sequence makes no sense. The friends are all wearing the same clothes throughout most of the episode. Emily flies from London back to New York and Ross flies to London, most trans Atlantic flights are overnight. It's very unrealistic that Ross got to London in the same day, and she flew back so quickly after getting back to London' even though Ross had only just said goodbye to her. The characters' clothes show this is all taking place in the same day.

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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.


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