Friends

Friends (1994)

238 mistakes in season 1

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

Visible crew/equipment: While Rachel's looking for the ring she says, "Now I'm gonna have to return the ring, without the ring, which makes it so much harder," and at the start of the next shot the reflection of a screen can be seen moving on the window behind Monica.

Super Grover Premium member
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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Phoebe confesses to the gang that Paolo made a pass at her, it is pitch black outside. When Joey and Chandler turn around after heading for the door, it is sunny outside.

Brad Premium member
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The One with the East German Laundry Detergent - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: While Chandler is trying to break up with Janice, and Phoebe comes to help, a cameraman is visible in the background (outside of Central Perk) walking from right to left. The camera cuts away from the window angle, then cuts back, showing another cameraman walking from left to right. (00:19:15)

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Ross says he could escape from any uterus, Joey is holding two small books. In the next shot they have vanished and he is holding a large book. (00:02:10)

Dwarf
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The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Rachel takes the cat to apartment number 8 and Mr. Heckles opens the door. However, in this episode, the girls' apartment is labeled number 5 which means that number 8 is above them. In later episodes, Mr. Heckles always says that the noisy girls upstairs are keeping him from doing things. [It makes a bit more sense later on in the series when Monica and Rachel's appartment changes to number 20, which is when Mr Heckles starts to complain about the noise (although in the flash back episode when Phoebe is still living with Monica it seems apparent that they actually know Mr Heckles, which Phoebe shows no sign of when she and Rachel are looking for the owner of the cat).] (00:13:40)

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

Revealing mistake: If you look closely you can see that the name of the restaurant "Riff's" is printed on by computer in post-production. (00:00:05)

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: After Chandler asks the woman out, he runs back over to the group shouting, "She said yes! She said yes!" As he does this Joey can be seen mouthing the line. (00:03:45)

Dwarf
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The One with the Ick Factor - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: Monica is in her apartment with her boyfriend and they are kissing, and she invites him to stay the night. Watch the glass of wine she has poured herself: the amount of wine in the glass keeps changing. (00:08:45)

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The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joey is standing with candelight over Ross' neck, the candle is full length, but in the next shot it's only half length. (00:13:00)

don_corleone
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The One with the Thumb - S1-E3

Factual error: The show is set in New York. Joey was a cast member on Days of Our Lives, which is filmed in Los Angeles, but is still always around.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Just before Ross gets hit in the hockey game, you can see him wearing a foam finger which then disappears. (00:11:45)

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: In the scene just before Joey goes into the shower, when he is thanking the director for the opportunity, the camera shot goes back and forth between Joey and the director several times. During this series of shots, the part in Joey's hair switches sides nearly every time. It appears that the entire shot is reversed - in the closeup, the shower curtain is on his left and the shadow to his right is sharply focused. In the lower (long) shot, the curtain is to his right, and the shadow on his left is more focused. (00:13:05)

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The One with the Evil Orthodontist - S1-E20

Other mistake: This is the episode where a guy across from Monica's apartment is spying on them. Joey says he caught him spying into his and Chandler's apartment yesterday. This is impossible considering the layout of the building i.e. the fact that the only part of Joey and Chandler's apartment which faces toward the spying guy has the stairwell and hallway blocking it from view (not to mention the protruding part of Monica's apartment). There is another window in Joey's apartment but it faces completely the wrong direction. The bathroom has no windows. The angles just don't add up. (00:00:40)

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The One with the Ick Factor - S1-E22

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when Rachel is sleeping next to Ross, you can see part of the mattress behind the sofa which cushions his fall later on when he trips. (00:20:40 - 00:22:55)

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The One Where Rachel Finds Out - S1-E24

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel is on the balcony with her date, after she kisses Ross and says, "Wow!", the shot changes back to her date. While he is saying, "Exactly" you can see a camera man on the left side of the screen. Then when the shot changes to show Rachel and her date you can see him move out of the shot. (00:19:45)

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The One Where Underdog Gets Away - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Chandler is able to get into Monica's apartment to tell everyone that Underdog got away, but later when Rachel closes the door it is now locked. We can see the door as each person is leaving and nobody does anything which could be construed as locking the door before it closes. It's been often demonstrated in the show that the door doesn't lock automatically. (00:13:20)

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

Continuity mistake: When Chandler is playing with the toy in his office, his right hand moves between shots. (00:09:35)

Dwarf
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The One Where Underdog Gets Away - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: Whenever Monica's apartment is shot from the point of view of the balcony looking in, fake walls have to be put up across the room to cover the open space (since there is no wall there usually). When the friends are looking out the window at Ugly Naked Guy and his girlfriend in this episode, you can see that the rear wall does not extend nearly far enough - there is a large black space behind Monica. (00:19:25)

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

Revealing mistake: When Rachel says, "If you want this cart you're gonna have to take me with it.", you can see Ross mouth "with it" behind her. (00:20:30)

Dwarf
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The One with the Thumb - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe visits Lizzie, Lizzie is feeding the pigeons with her right hand. In the next shot, a plastic bag has appeared in her left hand from nowhere. (00:11:40)

Dwarf
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The One With The 'Cuffs - S4-E3

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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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 Sharks - S9-E4

Question: What's the name of the "scary painting" that Joey saw in the apartment of the girl he thought he'd slept with before? The strange and creepy painting (black and white, with an amorphous body and a chair). I really, really want to know who is the artist. Not Gladys - that's Phoebe's painting that comes out of the frame.

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