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The One In Massapequa - S8-E18

Revealing mistake: Towards the start there's a stand-in for Jack Geller, as he is speaking to Ross and Rachel, who is obviously not Elliot Gould. (00:06:00)

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The One With The Red Sweater - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: Monica is sitting in the living room with all her wedding presents, waiting for Chandler to return. She begins to open a large parcel and reveals a brown cardboard box. Then the camera moves to Joey, and when it moves back, the parcel is wrapped up again. This happens about three times. (00:05:05)

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The One Where Old Yeller Dies - S2-E20

Visible crew/equipment: Chandler and Joey are spending time with Richard; as they play foosball and Richard scores, he leans back and says "Could that shot BE any prettier?" in a mockery of Chandler. The end of the wall and the hallway behind it are visible (ie the wall set ends). (00:16:00)

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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: The number of the flats near the start of the first series was 4 and 5. After a few shows they changed to 19 and 20. [The producers realised that the numbers 4 and 5 were for apartments on the lower floors and had shown Monica's apartment to be much higher up so they changed the numbers - it's still a mistake but there's the reason.]

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The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner - S3-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe and Leslie finish singing the song Sticky Shoes, as they're hugging each other in the side shot, the second camera can be seen at the left side of the screen. (00:13:00)

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The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner - S3-E14

Visible crew/equipment: After Ross finds out that Mark quit his job, when Rachel and Ross leave the office, the second camera can be seen as the shot pans to the right, at the right side of the screen. (00:06:15)

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When the guy delivers the wrong pizza, in the shot after Monica grabs the pizza box to hand to Phoebe and shouts that they have George's pizza, the tape marks can be seen on the floor with one of them between the delivery guy's feet.

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The One With Joey's Fridge - S6-E19

Visible crew/equipment: When Professor "Frei.sen.stin.linder" walks in on Ross with Elizabeth, it then cuts to Ross, Chandler, and Joey walking into Joey's apartment, and we can see the opening in the wall where the bulletin board usually hangs.

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The One In Vegas, Part 2 - S5-E24

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the Netflix version, when the recap scenes from 5x23 Part 1 are being shown, in the shot of Phoebe, Monica, and Chandler on the airplane the end of the cabin set can be seen beside Chandler, at the right side of the screen.

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The One In Vegas, Part 1 - S5-E23

Visible crew/equipment: While Phoebe, Monica, and Chandler are with gladiator Joey in the casino, Joey notices the tension between Chandler and Monica, and when he asks what's going on a tape mark can be seen on the floor at the feet of the extra standing at the slot machine, then more tape marks can be seen at the same spot after Monica sarcastically wishes Chandler happy anniversary.

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The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Other mistake: When Phoebe and Ross are at JFK, some of the people who are at that airport are the same people who are also at Newark. It's particularly funny to see the people behind Ross and Phoebe at JFK when Phoebe claims they're on their honeymoon, and when it cuts to Rachel at Newark as she's looking for her boarding pass, those same people are there too.

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The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy - S3-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Phoebe's Princess Leia impersonation in front of Ross it cuts to Joey watching Wheel of Fortune, and in the next shot as Chandler walks in the camera can be seen at the right side of the screen.

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The One With Phoebe's Husband - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: After the opening credits, just as Joey says that it's unbelievable Phoebe can be married, a camera and yellow electrical cord can be seen at the left side of the screen, and a bit of it is still visible in following shots when Monica mentions the cheeseburger.

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The One Without The Ski Trip - S3-E17

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the scene where Ross buys the group gas at the rest stop, as the shot moves out on Ross leaning against Carol's car you can see the cameraman (and his camera) to the left of the screen. [Widescreen HD version only] (00:19:35)

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel's dumping all of Paolo's clothes over the side of the balcony, we can see the apartment's back wall is only half a wall, with the sound stage and equipment at the left side of the screen.

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: In the episode where Joey is doubling Al Pacino's butt you can clearly see his shadow when he's shooting the scene in the shower, and he's wearing boxer shorts. (00:13:20)

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The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: While Chandler and Janice are in D'Agostino's, some grocery products have their names partially covered, such as Uncle Ben's and Grape Nuts.

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Suggested correction: I've seen a few of these listed as errors, but they're not. A lot of shows do this often if you pay attention. It's called "product displacement", and it is done to avoid being sued or having to pay licensing fees. Also, it is cheaper to alter logos like this than pixelate/blur them out. What is interesting though, is that one of the grape nut boxes in this picture does not have an altered logo.

Yes, it's product displacement, and this is specifically referred to as the "greeking" process. However, your correction only offers an excuse as to why this occurs. The tape or paint partially or fully covering the brand names or logos are a distraction, and it removes viewers from the fake reality of the show or movie. Originally, these types of submissions were to be listed in trivia, but instead they were placed in the mistake section.

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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Revealing mistake: While Monica and Rachel are talking about Chandler's "jollies to Jaws" Rachel's wearing a colorful flowery top, and after Joey walks in just as Monica takes her seat at the table in the closeup, it's Jennifer Aniston's stand-in, wearing a blue top, who is seated beside Monica. And Rachel's hair is waivy in the flowered top, but straight in the blue top. (Viewed in widescreen).

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The One After Joey And Rachel Kiss - S10-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Chandler starts removing Monica's braids from the shower curtain rings, when it cuts to Joey and Rachel walking into their apartment, we can see the hole in the wall at the right side of the screen. And it's seen again when Ross walks in on Rachel and Joey kissing.

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The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know - S2-E15

Visible crew/equipment: While "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is playing on TV, when Rachel walks in and heads over to Ross, a crewmember can be seen at the left side of the screen, behind Phoebe.

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The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Visible crew/equipment: During the scene when Phoebe breaks into the other Phoebe's house and gets caught, the older Phoebe was telling the younger one that the man in the photo is not Frank Buffay, but is Chuck Mangioni. Right after that, as Phoebe 2 walks towards the camera, you can see that the door behind her moves open, and there is a visible shadow of someone who walks by that doorway. (00:19:00)

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The One With The 'Cuffs - S4-E3

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Chandler: I'm getting dressed.
Joanna: Why?
Chandler: Because when I go outside naked, people throw garbage at me.

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The One With The Prom Video - S2-E14

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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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