Friends

The One Where Nana Dies Twice - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: When Monica is reading about the cheap casket, in the shot from behind her there is obviously a sticky-note that has been placed in the brochure.

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The One With The Giant Poking Device - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: When Monica and Rachel are banging their heads on the wood, it is clear that they aren't hitting them hard enough to result in the winces that are apparent. (00:09:00)

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The One With Ross' New Girlfriend - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: At the end, when Rachel and Ross are talking on Monica and Rachel's balcony, the edge of the "brick" wall behind them has a gap in it. The facade is obviously a thin plastic sheet that is made to look like bricks and mortar, and it has pulled away somewhat from the surface it is attached to.

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The One With The Ballroom Dancing - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: During the end bit, before we get to see Phoebe when she is being interviewed at Lara and Jeni's Massage, if you look closely at the name of the massage parlor, you'll see that, although the camera shakes and bumps, the words stay on the very same spot on the screen. Obviously the canopy was blank and the name was digitally added later.

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The One Where The Stripper Cries - S10-E11

Revealing mistake: When Monica collapses onto the beanbag chair at the very end of the episode, we can see the bottom of her fat suit below the hem of her skirt.

moviemaster101

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

Revealing mistake: When Monica leaves the apartment and Chandler stays listening to the answering machine, check the wall beside the door. It changes the angle, as if somebody moved it (probably to hide the hall).

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 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.

moviemaster101

The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Ross brings the picnic basket to Rachel's office, he lights a candle and puts it near a plant (which then sets it on fire). However, the candle is barely (if at all) close enough to set it alight, and when it does, a huge flame just erupts from the middle of the plant, not the edge where the candle was.

LittleWildman

The One With Phoebe's Wedding - S10-E12

Revealing mistake: Just before we see everyone setting the wedding up outside, there is a sweep shot of the city with snow falling. It's very obvious that this snow is added digitally and it's very badly done. There is no snow on any of the buildings, and there is no snow hitting the surface of the water. (00:20:50)

David Mercier

The One With Phoebe's Wedding - S10-E12

Revealing mistake: At the wedding, none of the snow melts when it has been sitting on people for several minutes. Occasionally when it gets brushed off clothes it just sticks to hands and sleeves, again for several minutes without melting. (00:21:15)

David Mercier

The One Where Monica Sings - S9-E13

Revealing mistake: When Joey has his eyebrows plucked at the salon, it is obvious that the woman is not pulling any hair off. (00:07:00)

The One With Joey's Fridge - S6-E19

Revealing mistake: In the closing scene where Ross and Elizabeth are dancing on the beach, you can see that the sky in the background is actually a picture, and you can see where it ends. (00:21:20)

The One Where The Stripper Cries - S10-E11

Revealing mistake: During the 80s flashback, Monica and Rachel's cups are obviously empty.

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The One Where Ross Moves In - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: During Danny's party you can see Monica's apartment through the gap between the door and the wall, despite the party taking place on a lower floor. This is because they just reused the set for the hallway to save having to build a new set for the "lower floor."

Max Thompson

The One With the Holiday Armadillo - S7-E10

Revealing mistake: When Ben sits on the sofa to listen to Ross talk about the festival of lights, you can see Monica move Ben to the other side of the sofa despite there being space for her to sit. This is so they sit in the correct order as she would mask Ben to the cameras.

Max Thompson

The One With The Truth About London - S7-E16

Revealing mistake: When Monica gives Phoebe the headache medication (Hexadrin) she, not only doesn't take the lid off - and therefore fails in pretending to put it back on - but also doesn't actually give Phoebe anything. (00:07:30)

The One Where They're Up All Night - S7-E12

Revealing mistake: When Chandler is getting a pan out to warm some milk, he successfully pulls the bottom pan out without too much disruption, however, the joke (and entire plot device - to wake Monica up) is to make as much noise as possible so Perry pulls out more pans on purpose and knocks them on the floor. This is quite clear - you can see him grasp the wok and pull it out onto the floor. (00:06:30)

The One With The Giant Poking Device - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: After Monica runs into the bedroom screaming "I wrecked your child" Rachel says "I hope it's funny when you're in hell." When Rachel is saying that line you can see the shadow of Monica on the wall in the room indicating she is just standing there waiting to make her entrance again.

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The One with Two Parts: Part 2 - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: When the scene cuts from the apartment to Riff's, a man on the other side of the street walks past the Riff's sign and the sign is still visible through him, revealing it is just animated.

Casual Person

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 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: 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 Jellyfish - S4-E1

Question: When Ross and Rachel are fighting, Chandler hides behind the door and bursts out saying "I knew it." When Rachel says, "It's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy and it is a big deal.", is this just a Chandler moment or is there another joke I have missed?

Answer: The statements that she's contradicting (that it is common, it happens to every guy, and it's not a big deal), are the things that a woman commonly says to a man who is suffering from erectile difficulty, typically to assuage his bruised ego. However, most men do not believe that these statements are true, as evidenced by Chandler's outburst. He's so caught up in the proof that women are lying about it that he gives himself away.

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