Friends

Friends (1994)

39 corrected entries in season 1

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The One with the Monkey - S1-E10

Corrected entry: This episode is taking place the week before New Year's Eve, so why is Joey still working as an elf in a department store? During one scene, Monica is dismantling the Christmas tree and Joey walks in wearing the elf costume and talking about the single mom he met while she was waiting in line with her kids. These dates don't seem to add up.

Steph_Jared

Correction: A week before New Year's Eve is Christmas Eve, they are exactly seven days apart. It could also be on Christmas Day. Joey would still be working as an elf because little children want to see Santa on Christmas. Monica would be taking the tree down because she's obsessive about cleaning and the Christmas celebration at her apartment was over.

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The One with the East German Laundry Detergent - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In this episode, Ross reclaims their washing machine after the Horrible Woman cons Rachel out of it, and Rachel tells him it's brilliant because she "can't even send back soup". But in The One With The Flashback - set before this - Rachel sends back a whole round of drinks.

He's My Brother

Correction: When she sends back a round of drinks in the flashback episode, she is a secure, wealthy, engaged woman surrounded by her country-club friends. She might have been more secure to point out other peoples' mistakes as the wealthy, engaged Rach but in TOW the east laundry detergent, she is not wealthy OR engaged and she is constantly guffing up coffee orders. She may be more insecure now.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Corrected entry: In this episode, Rachel tells her rich friends in the coffeehouse that, among other things, she does her own laundry. However, it is not until the next episode that she does laundry for the first time.

Correction: Rachel may have been showing off to her "rich friends" as they appear to look down their noses at her for working in a coffeehouse as a waitress instead of being a married woman. They patronise her for this and she mutters something about putting "blobbies" on the cookies. She may have lied about her housework abilities also to make herself feel better.

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The One Where Rachel Finds Out - S1-E24

Corrected entry: In the final episode of the first season, Rachel recalls how Ross considered asking her on a date on her first night in the city. However, the incident actually occurs (in the pilot episode) on her SECOND night in New York.

Correction: Yes, Rachel made a mistake but the human memory is quite fallible and to remember the wrong day several months later isn't really a mistake in the show, it's a normal human failing.

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode where they are all watching Joey's play, Chandler says that you could always spot someone who has never seen one of Joey's plays. At this time Phoebe is looking inside the leaflet about the play the shot changes to a shot of her and she is looking at the front of leaflet saying the title makes her jump.

Correction: In the shot of Rachel with Phoebe in the background, you can clearly see Phoebe close the leaflet and turn to the front cover.

pinkwafer
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The One with the Sonogram at the End - S1-E2

Corrected entry: Ross already told his parents that Carol was a lesbian in Episode 1 "I told mom and dad last night, they seem to have taken it pretty well." But in the 2nd episode Ross tells his parents after dinner at Monica's like it was the first time he told them.

Sonja Marie

Correction: He told them the first time that they were getting divorced, but not why.

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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Corrected entry: Listen carefully when Ross and Mrs. Bing are kissing and Joey comes by - you will hear a woman in the audience saying : "Ooops ." (00:09:00)

Correction: Friends has never made it a secret they have live audiences. As such, someone in the crowd reacting to what is happening is not a mistake.

SexyIrishLeprechaun
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The One with the Candy Hearts - S1-E14

Corrected entry: In this episode Ross wants to go and ask Kristen on a date, so Chandler and Joey give him an egg and tell him to return it to her. When he comes back and says and she said yes,he kind of wiggles his fingers around and we see that they are empty, but when he hugs Chandler he says that he still has the egg in his hand. Did it just magically appear out of nowhere?

Correction: When Ross comes back and says he got the date, Chandler hugs him and we hear a cracking noise. Chandler asks "Still got the egg?" and Ross nods. No one says anything about a hand because it's not in his hand - it's in his coat pocket.

Myridon
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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode when Joey is talking about his mother he mentions that she gave birth to 7 children. But Joey has 7 sisters which means that including him she gave birth to 8.

Correction: Joey probably forgot to count himself , remember, he's not that bright.

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The One Where Nana Dies Twice - S1-E8

Corrected entry: In 'The One Where Nana Dies Twice' Joey says he never thought Chandler could be gay. However, in 'The One With The Flashback' Joey tells Chandler, when he becomes his roommate, he is okay with the 'gay-thing'.

Correction: Joey is Chandler's best friend, he's trying to be supportive. Even if he remembers his comment from before he will also remember that Chandler denied it, and he doesn't want to repeat his mistake.

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

Corrected entry: When George Clooney answers the phone (while Monica and Rachel are pretending to be each other), he starts handing the phone to Rachel, saying "Rachel, it's your dad", but should be passing it to Monica (as he thinks her name's Rachel). The angle then changes, and now he's handing it to Monica.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Correction: In the first shot it is not clear that Noah Wyle's head is in the way. If George Clooney passed the phone straight to Monica then he would hit him. In the next shot it is clear that he passes the phone while avoiding him which is why he appears initially to be passing it to Rachel.

tw_stuart
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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Corrected entry: In the one where Joey and Chandler buy a foosball table, Monica and Ross come over to play. The score as the blue team and are on the right hand side of the table. When the credits are rolling, Monica is playing against Joey and Chandler again. She is on the left hand side of the table but scores as the blue team again.

Correction: Look carefully, she scores as the red team. No mistake.

tw_stuart
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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Corrected entry: In the scene where Joey is using his fingers to "talk to Ross as his future baby might", the camera switches between Ross and Joey many times. Just before Joey says "What is a lesbian?", you can see that Joey was laughing, but finally covered it up before delivering his line. (00:03:00)

Correction: Joey is joking around and having fun with his friends. Just because they are characters in a sitcom, it doesn't mean that each time they laugh, it's an actor goof.

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

Corrected entry: When Monica is filling out Rachel's medical information, she has to change the name on the form so Rachel can use her insurance. You can see that she has a pencil in her hand. However, she goes up to the desk to get a new form. It makes no sense that she would arouse suspicion when all she had to do was erase Rachel's name and put hers.

Correction: Insurance forms often have multiple carbon copies. Even a pencil will leave a carbon impression on the other pages from the pressure of the tip. If there were no carbons used, the pencil point still leaves an impression on the top copy, even when erased. Monica is also perfectionist, she did not want there to be any revealing inconsistencies on the form.

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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Corrected entry: In TOW Rachel loses the monkey, she calls animal control. Ross comes home and is shouting at her when the woman comes. Rachel asks who it is, but never actually buzzes her in, yet somehow she gets in.

Correction: Good timing explains this one. If anyone was coming out, or a resident with a key was going in they could simply hold the door for her.

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The One with the East German Laundry Detergent - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In this episode, when Monica and Joey are at the restaurant and Monica is talking to the other girl in the bathroom, the latter says that Bob is "really great in bed," to which Monica states that Ross didn't even tell her when he lost his virginity. However, in the previous episode when Ross remembers that it's the anniversary of he and Carol...consummating their physical relationship, he says he told EVERYBODY (including Monica).

Correction: He may have told her that they'd slept together, but she didn't know it was his first time - she probably assumed it was important just because it was Carol.

Jon Sandys Premium member
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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In the very first episode where Rachel turns up after running away from her wedding, Ross hits her with an umbrella. But only a second later he is sitting with a coffee in his hand.

Correction: If you look to the side of the screen, we can see Ross sit back down with the umbrella and pick up the cup of coffee that Monica brought him earlier.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Corrected entry: In the episode in series 1 where all the girls are having a sleep-over at Monica's, they're all lazing around and the camera shows Monica laying on a sofa, picking at a large bowl of cookie dough with a wooden spoon. While she is speaking, you can clearly see her accidentally flick a piece of cookie dough out of the bowl onto the floor. If this was the 'real' Monica, I'm sure she would have freaked out and cleaned it up straight away.

Correction: The girls had been drinking, so it's possible that Monica was a little too buzzed to care about it, or even notice it in the first place.

I can't recall any episode where Monica drops her neat and tidy persona. Her O.C.D. always controls her. I think the cookie dough is a mistake in the show that they let go or didn't see.

The One with the Monkey - S1-E10

Corrected entry: Early in the scene when Ross is introducing them to Marcel, look over Chandler's shoulder - a person is visible going into a bedroom.

Correction: This is wrong, it's Phoebe going into the room (check the clothes) after she's been speaking with the gang, she walks off.

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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 Girl From Poughkeepsie - S4-E10

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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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