Friends

Friends (1994)

36 corrected entries in season 1

The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When the guys are building furniture, Joey is wearing a pair of light blue jeans. When he leaves to go on his date, they are dark blue.

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Jennifer 1

Correction: Joey's wearing the same color jeans when he leaves for his date with Julie.

Super Grover

The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Corrected entry: Phoebe and Monica are in the hospital room speculating about the coma guy's name, yet he is wearing a hospital bracelet with his identifying information which is easily seen on his wrist, lying above the covers.

MovieFan612

Correction: Phoebe says they're calling the man John Doe, so that is the name that must be on the bracelet and it is not his real name.

The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Corrected entry: Monica tells the guys that she and Phoebe will search the third and fourth floors for the monkey and the guys would search the first and second floors. But Monica and Phoebe knock on Mr. Heckles' door, #9, which would be on one of the lower floors.

MovieFan612

Correction: It is impossible to know how many apartments are on each level. It is likely that Monica and Phoebe are searching on the third floor at that very moment, meaning they could be on a floor lower than theirs.

kristenlouise3

The One with the Thumb - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When Alan arrives at the apartment, he doesn't have anything with him, but when Monica says goodnight to him at the door, he is carrying an umbrella.

Correction: If you look real carefully [and well, try slow-motion it] when Allan arrives he indeed has an umbrella on his right hand, the camera shot just shows a bit of it, but you can actually see it there, so him carrying an umbrella when leaving is not a mistake, because he took it in with him when he arrived.

The One Where Nana Dies Twice - S1-E8

Corrected entry: Rachel says to Chandler that she thought he was gay when she first met him, but then later he spent "Phoebe's entire birthday party staring at her breasts".In a later season, we find out that they kissed when Chandler was in college and Rachel in high school. Also. Phoebe has not had a birthday since Rachel and she met for the first time.

Correction: I used to work with an openly gay man who slept with more women in high school and college than I, or most of my friends, did. Chandler and Rachel kissing is in no way an indication of whether he was gay or not.

rswarrior

The One Where Underdog Gets Away - S1-E9

Corrected entry: In this episode, when Chandler is telling Rachel his Thanksgiving story, he says that he had just had a mouthful of pumpkin pie when his parents told him they were getting divorced. However, in 'The One With All The Thanksgivings', in the flashback, Chandler is eating turkey when they tell him (hence the houseboy saying 'more turkey Mr. Chandler?').

duncanmc

Correction: The actual scene where Chandler gets the news of his parents divorce was not seen in that flashback. In the scene, Mrs. Bing says "Just because your father and I are getting a divorce...", indicating they already told him.

Brad

The One with the Candy Hearts - S1-E14

Corrected entry: Just before Ross crushes the egg on Chandler's back, you can see that he has nothing in either of his hands. You can see Ross shaking his fingers as he says 'she said yes'

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Dwarf

Correction: The egg is in Ross's jacket pocket, not his hand. That is why Ross and Chandler awkwardly move off in kind of hug.

Stephen Cooney

The One with the Boobies - S1-E13

Corrected entry: In the coffee house when Joey's dad asks Ross "How's the wife?" he moves his head and makes a groaning sound. His lips do not visibly move, and there is no other indication that he made this noise. It also sounds strange and misplaced in the shot if you listen to it in surround sound, implying it was dubbed in afterwards.

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David Mercier

Correction: The sound that Ross makes is perfectly possible as his mouth is slightly open. You don't need to move your lips to groan.

Dwarf

The One with the Candy Hearts - S1-E14

Corrected entry: The English subtitles on the DVD show Carol's last name is Willet - but it's Willick.

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Correction: Subtitle mistakes on the dvd are not mistakes made by the show. They are DVD production mistakes.

Dwarf

The One with the Fake Monica - S1-E21

Corrected entry: After Ross chides Marcel for humping the lamp, in the next shot, you can see Marcel come out from the hallway leading to the closet. He was obviously released from back there by the handlers for that particular shot.

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Correction: Marcel manages to move the lamp to by there and could easaly have gone up there before coming out to Ross and the gang.

A Demon

The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Corrected entry: When Chandler and Joey are talking to the girls in towels you can see the apartment number is 5 but when Monica and Phoebe are talking to Mr Heckles his apartment number is also 5.

Matty W

Correction: The girl's apartment was 5 (before it changed), Mr Heckles has got apartment 8.

A Demon

The One with the Fake Monica - S1-E21

Corrected entry: In the scene where Monica returns home with the $20,000 check, after Chandler reveals it is real Rachel remarks "I can't believe this is a real $40,000 check."

Correction: Rachel does say a $20,000 check.

A Demon

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

Corrected entry: In the last scene of the episode when the friends are sitting on the sofa in Central Perk, Ross has the ice on his forehead because he hit it on the machine in the launderette. At first Rachel is holding it on Ross' head, then in another shot Ross is holding it, then Rachel again, and then in the final shot Ross is holding it. It may be that they did keep switching but it's unlikely and looks more like the scene was filmed twice and the mistake was made when it was edited.

Correction: Actually if you watch them all the time you can actually see them switch hands so there is no mistake.

Matty W

The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Corrected entry: Monica has to get rid of the lasagnes because they contain meat. However, when Rachel comes back into the apartment after dumping Paolo, Phoebe is eating a lasagne with Monica, even though she is vegetarian.

Correction: At the start of the episode, Monica is talking to Aunt Sylv. She says, "Well the meat is only every third layer, so you could scrape." Maybe Phoebe did that.

The One with Two Parts: Part 1 - S1-E16

Corrected entry: In this episode, Chandler is speaking to Nina, when they both agree that their processing term, "WENUS" is short for "Weekly Estimated Net Usage Statistics". However, this is inconsistent with the previous episode: Season 1, Episode 15, The One With The Stoned Guy. In that episode, Chandler is speaking to Monica, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe in Central Perk, when he says that "WENUS" is short for "Weekly Estimated Net Usage Systems".

Correction: Chandler has made very clear that he doesn't care about his job and since none of his friends know or care what he does, why would he worry about getting this right?

tw_stuart

The One with the Fake Monica - S1-E21

Corrected entry: Monica comes home drunk after going for drinks with fake Monica. Watch how easily she sobers up, when the police call to tell her they've arrested fake Monica.

Correction: Ever gotten a "shock" while drunk? Often times it causes you to suddenly sober up for a few minutes while you process it.

CocoCami

The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Corrected entry: In the scene with Joey in the shower the camera cuts several times from Joey to the director. During this scene look to the background (behind the director) and you will see boxes which are marked with the name 'Monica'.

Correction: Monica Geller is not the only Monica in Friends world. They could have been filled with things belonging to a character in the movie by that name.

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

Corrected entry: When Janice comes into the coffee shop to talk to Chandler, she brings several shopping bags which she sets by the couch. But when she gets back from the restroom and Phoebe breaks up with her for Chandler, she leaves the coffee shop without getting her bags from in front of the couch.

Correction: I don't see it as a mistake that someone who has just gone through a break up might have other things on their mind, and therefore forget to pick up their shopping bags.

pinkwafer

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.

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.

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.

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.

tw_stuart

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

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.

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 ."

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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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