Friends

Friends (1994)

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Corrected entry: Across the whole show, the infamous wall in Rachel's room / guest room (Monica's apartment) changes. When the room is not being filmed, the wall is as normal, but on quite a few episodes, when the room is actually used for scenes, the wall is much shorter. In both the episode where Ross buys Phoebe a bike, and where Phoebe and Rachel have to live with Monica after their apartment caught on fire, people are able to walk straight into the room without the wall being in the way.

Correction: Just rechecked the bike episode (the one with all the candy) and compared to season 8's the one with the stripper which shows Joey and Chandler entering the room. The camera angle from the main room is at nearly 45 degrees, the wall is not longer in that scene it is just the angle of the shot, which is the standard angle used from the main room when viewing it.

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Corrected entry: Joey is shown moving into Chandler's apartment and meeting everyone for the first time approximately one year before Rachel showed up. It is also mentioned that it is a warm time of year, indicating that it is set during the summer months. However in 'The One with All the Thanksgivings' (series 6) Joey is shown living with the Friends by Thanksgiving (i.e. November) 1992.

Correction: This entry corrects itself: Joey is shown living there BY Thanksgiving.... so he moved in during the prior summer.

MovieFan612

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Corrected entry: In most episodes at any point in Joey's apartment, the amount of CDs in the CD rack keeps changing.

kane raggett

Correction: How on earth is that a mistake?? My CD collection changed innumerable times over the course of 10 years.

MovieFan612

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Corrected entry: In episode 8.15, Phoebe accepts saltwater taffy treats from Ross saying she has never eaten them before when in episode 2.23, she mentioned that her then boyfriend, Ryan, a guy who is in the navy, gave her saltwater taffy for playing her guitar because he didn't have any change.

macaroon

Correction: That doesn't mean she ate it. I wouldn't eat a piece of candy some stranger put in my bag.

White Lock

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Corrected entry: Whenever exterior shots of Ross' apartment building are shown, it is across the street from Monica's apartment building, which is the side that doesn't have balconies on, however Monica and Chandler are able to see into Ross's apartment from their balcony. Even if their apartment does have a balcony on the back, Ross's building is on the wrong side of theirs.

l2007w

Correction: Ross' apartment is across the alley, not across the street. Ross lives on the same block and the apartments face each other across an alley.

MovieFan612

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Corrected entry: The guys on the Fooz-ball table changes color during the show.

citronpralin

Correction: At one point they get a new table, and this is where it changes colour.

A Demon

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Corrected entry: Matthew Perry was so famous for missing his mark while taping that he developed the backward slide that you see him do in almost every show. He would come bounding into his scene slide backwards looking down for his mark and then hit it. (Per the tour guide at Warner Brothers Studio).

Boobra

Correction: Matthew Perry has never done a backwards slide on Friends.

Brad

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Corrected entry: In an episode shortly after Rachel and Ross break up, Rachel makes reference to the fact that she is like Kip, yet she would never have met Kip because by the time she joined the group, Joey was already Chandler's roommate.

Correction: She could have heard the others talk about Kip, and compared herself to the mental image she had of this (to her) unknown person.

Twotall

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Corrected entry: In early seasons in Chandler and Joey's apartment, there is a shelf between the fridge and the wall. In later seasons the shelf has disapeared and the whole kitchen has shifted so the fridge is against the wall.

Correction: It is not unreasonable for something to disappear throughout 10 years. The kitchen area and equipment changes slightly, but not unreasonably given the timeframe, and it's not like they'd mention buying a new oven, etc. in the show.

A Demon

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Corrected entry: The Spanish subtitles for this show are laughably bad. Across the first seven seasons, the subtitles routinely mistranslate what the actors are saying. In the worst cases, they omit whole sentences. Many times, they use words that don't exist in any Spanish dictionary.

Correction: Spanish subtitles don't count as mistakes for the show. It's the fault of the subtitlers used for that particular foreign release, not of the "Friends" production crew.

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Corrected entry: Even in the shows filmed after 2001, you can still see the World Trade Center in certain shots. The producers used a lot of the same footage throughout the whole series.

Correction: No, Only the episodes shot prior to September 11, 2001 have the WTC in them. Thus explaining why some of the episodes from that season have them. They are absent for the last few seasons.

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Corrected entry: Throughout the series, the central perk sign in the coffee shop reads the correct way round when they're inside the coffee shop, but in scenes outside the coffe shop the sign still reads the correct way.

Correction: It's supposed to. It's painted on both sides of the window. The logo is thick enough that you don't see through it.

CocoCami

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Corrected entry: There's an impossibility with the view out of the guys' apartment. Take a look at the hallway set: On the left there's the door to their apartment, then a wall, then the stairwell, which runs on the other side of the guys' kitchen/bathroom/living room. Yet when you go inside and see that same wall, it's got windows that show a direct view of outside. Those windows could only show a view of the stairwell.

Correction: The space betwen the stairs and the window is fully valid. Note a few things. These stairs go back and forth, as in they are not one continuous flight. Second, the floors are close together enough that there would be few steps. This allows more then enough room for a window, hence making the view entirely possible.

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Corrected entry: Hugsy, Joey's penguin pal, also appears in Boy Meets World season 7 in Cory and Topanga's apartment after it is repainted. See him on the dresser in their bedroom.

Correction: It's a mass-produced stuffed animal. Of course it shows up elsewhere in the world.

CocoCami

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Corrected entry: In the first season, the number of years Ross was married to Carol changes from four to seven, and then over the course of the rest of the show, the number finally lands on six.

Correction: Ross never claims to have been married to Carol for seven years, he says they were together for seven years. Three years they dated, four they were married.

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Corrected entry: Every time, when a shot from outside is shown, showing Monica's building, then turning to show Ross' one, we can see that there's a street in the middle. However, when we see Monica's apartment, inside, and we see the balcony (and being Ross' one in front of this one) we see that there's no street in the middle of these ones, there are more buildings around them.

Correction: Monica's windows overlook an alley that shows Ross' building across an alleyway, as evidenced by the fire escape (that also is not visible from the street.) You cannot see Monica's apartment while looking at the building from the street.

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Corrected entry: Over time, the fooz ball table in Chandler and Joey's apartment has a glass top. In some episodes, there is a glass top and items are set on top of the table, such as mail - or they even eat meals on it. In other episodes, there is no glass top and they reach into the table to retrieve the ball, move the players, etc.

Correction: It is a removable piece of glass/plastic that allows them to use the table as needed, either as a regular table or to play.

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Corrected entry: At one point Ross goes out with a girl whose father is played by Bruce Willis. In The One With The Nap Partners, Ross and Joey are really excited because they rented 'Die Hard' which stars, Bruce Willis. Monica's credit card is stolen in the 1st series by a woman who hated the film 'Dead Poet's Society', in a later episode Robin Williams turns up in a cameo role. It would be interesting to see who stars in those films in the Friends 'Universe'.

Correction: When Ross is going out with the daughter of "Bruce Willis", he is actually going out with the daughter of a man called Paul Stevenson. Just as in Friends 'Universe' Ross is Ross, not David Schwimmer, Paul Stevenson is Paul Stevenson, not Bruce Willis. Hence Bruce Willis can easily star in Die Hard. And same with Robin Williams and all the other special guests.

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Corrected entry: In the earlier episodes there was always a window that the friends had to go through to get to Monica's balcony, but toward the end the friends walk off the balcony instead of climbing out of it, eg. when Rachel is saying goodbye to Joey in one of the final episodes.

Correction: Monica may have had the wall rebuild into a doorway since it would be more efficient than a window. Even though we never get to see this we may assume that the characters do stuff between each episode. Like having carpenters work in their apartments.

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Corrected entry: During one of the Las Vegas episodes Phoebe insinuates that she has been married in Vegas before. We know she divorced Duncan, the gay ice dancer, but we never hear mention of her divorcing this mystery man she supposedly married in Vegas. In season 10 she marries Mike Hannigan, so this would be an illegal marriage and make Pheebs a bigamist.

Correction: She might have gotten a divorce immediately once she found out that Las Vegas marriages are for real.

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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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Mistakes

When Rachel finds out that Ross and Julie are getting a cat, watch Rachel's neck. When she says "together?" she's not wearing a necklace; cut to Ross and Julie for a fraction of a second, then when it cuts back to Rachel saying "both of you?" she's suddenly wearing a necklace. It then disappears again when she says "isn't that just lovely?" hanging off the side of the tray she's holding.

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Matthew Perry's wit is so legendary that the scriptwriters have often incorporated his gags into the show.

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