Friends (1994)

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Corrected entry: The outside shot they use of Monica's building is wrong as it shows them to be on a corner block with buildings adjoining on either side. However, Monica's apartment has windows on 3 side - kitchen, living room and bedrooms.

Gail Field

Correction: The kitchen window is at an angle and not really on the 3rd side of the building so the the apartment really only has windows on two sides.

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Corrected entry: The outside shot they use for Monica's building cannot be their building as on no floor is there a balcony, which Monica's apartment has.

Gail Field

Correction: We're never shown a 360 degree view of the building. The balcony could be on the other side. And since Joey and Chandler's apartment didn't have one, the shot of the building could be of their side.


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Corrected entry: Throughout the series, the intercom buzzer to get into the apartment building is used sporadically. In some episodes, people have to be let into the building by communicating through the intercom; in others, the visitors suddenly appear knocking at the door.

Correction: As was demonstrated by Phoebe in the one where Monica gets shouted at for her review of Allesandros restaurant, if someone is leaving the building they may just hold the door open for someone trying to get in.


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Corrected entry: In the episode where Phoebe's grandmother keeps lying to Phoebe about her father, Phoebe goes to visit her father and tells Joey and Chandler that, 'What if he's not this great dad. What if he's still the same guy who ran out on my mom and us before we were born.' But in the episode where Phoebe meets her dad at her grandmother's funeral, her father talks about how he burnt the formula, and put on Phoebe and Ursula's diapers backwards. Thus Phoebe and Ursula must have been born before Frank left.

Correction: Phoebe could have easily been told that Frank Sr had left before she and Ursula had been born and not realised he had left when she was a young baby. Her grandmother did tell a lot of lies about Frank so she may have been the one to tell Phoebe this as it may seem less hurtful.

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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.


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.

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The One With Rachel's Date - S8-E5

Revealing mistake: In the scene in the coffee house, Phoebe is talking to Monica who is drinking a cup of coffee. Towards the end of the scene, the camera is on Phoebe who is smiling & laughing at Monica. In the right hand corner is a side view of 'Monica' however, it is not Courtney Cox in the scene, but a completely different actress. [Widescreen version only, although the "wrong" nose is visible in the original]. (00:06:20)

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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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