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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: The number of the flats near the start of the first series was 4 and 5. After a few shows they changed to 19 and 20. [The producers realised that the numbers 4 and 5 were for apartments on the lower floors and had shown Monica's apartment to be much higher up so they changed the numbers - it's still a mistake but there's the reason.]

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: In the episode where Joey is doubling Al Pacino's butt you can clearly see his shadow when he's shooting the scene in the shower, and he's wearing boxer shorts.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Ross picks up his jacket, there is a blue bowl on the small table by the pillar and nothing on the main kitchen table. In the next shot, the blue bowl has moved to the large table.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The door to Monica's bedroom is shown open, then closed, then open, and then closed during the scene in which Paul arrives for their date.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the friends scoot the table over to see Monica's date with "Paul the wine guy", the cup in front of Chandler changes position.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel's dumping all of Paolo's clothes over the side of the balcony, we can see the apartment's back wall is only half a wall, with the sound stage and equipment at the left side of the screen.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ross, Chandler and Joey are setting up Ross' furniture and Ross is bent down saying, "And I cannot feel my legs," Ross is holding a manual. When it cuts, the manual is on the floor.

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

Continuity mistake: When Rachel loses the ring near the beginning, Chandler and Joey get off a chair to help look. But then the shot cuts to Monica, and behind her you can see Chandler at the fridge without enough time to get there.

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The One with the Ick Factor - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When Monica takes off her belt and throws it onto the couch, it lands on Rachel's arm. Throughout the scene, between shots of Rachel and Monica talking, the belt constantly disappears, reappears and changes position without Rachel ever touching it.

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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: After Marcel has escaped from the basement, he is seen eating a banana as a pair of arms reach out to grab him. These arms are supposed to belong to Mr Heckles, their weird neighbour, however the arms clearly belong to a young, large and hair free woman.

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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.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rach gets her first paycheck, the envelope is already open, but she then rips it open.

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The One with the Boobies - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: We've seen the arrangement of Joey and Chandler's bathroom in two previous episodes (1x3, The One with the Thumb, and 1x12, The One with the Dozen Lasagnas) with the sink opposite the bathroom door. In this episode the sink is relocated and the bath/shower is now opposite the bathroom door, for the rest of the series.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Rachel is talking with Phoebe about Paolo,. she unrolls some kitchen paper and uses it as a tissue. Initially she's holding two torn halves attached to the roll, then when saying "He's a pig" it goes to a whole sheet not attached to any others, then when she sits down it's a whole sheet attached to the roll again. Plus when Phoebe sits too, in some shots the paper is on the table, in others it's not.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Ross is on the balcony trying to comfort Rachel after she has split up with Paolo, we see a couple of shots from the balcony looking into Monica's apartment. If you look at the top of the screen you can see where the walls of the set end, and all the stage lights hanging from the ceiling of the studio.

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The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When the stoned guy eats all the shrimp ravioli, he eats everything including the garnish. When we next see the plate, the garnish has returned.

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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Joey says to Ross in the hall 'you didn't call and leave your grip size' his arms are folded. In the next shot, his arms are behind his back.

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

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, Chandler is holding onto a menu with his right hand. In the next shot, it is gone.

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The One Where Nana Dies Twice - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Ross falls into the grave he ends up with a massive mud patch on his knee. He turns over and it's gone.

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

Continuity mistake: Just after Marcel switches the TV to "SAP," Joey comes back and tells Chandler about Ursula and how she gave him extra food. Chandler is holding a bottle of water, and before the camera cuts to Joey it is open, but when he is talking it is capped, and finally when Chandler says "Score," the bottle is open again.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Phoebe is telling Rachel that Paolo made a pass at her, Rachel unrolls a long length of kitchen roll. During the scene there is a shot over her shoulder where we see that the kitchen roll is as normal and in the next shot we see it unrolled again.

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The One with the Monkey - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Rachel says about her 6th date with Paulo, she is holding a decoration for the tree. In the next shot the decoration changes to a much larger object. Then, in the next shot, as she hands it to Monica, it has turned back to the original shape.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Chandler and Joey are on about buying a table, a line of stage lights is visible in the tv.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In the one where Ross finds out he's having a boy (series 1), just before Rachel lets it slip, she is sitting on the edge of a chair eating a cookie. Watch her dress, it changes back and forth from being undone from the waist up, to only having two buttons open at the top.

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The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Chandler says he can't work out what he wants to do working at his job, he is standing behind the sofa. In the next shot, he is in front of the sofa sitting down.

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The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Monica is explaining to Rachel that she has hired her friend Wendy as her waitress, Rachel is holding a water bottle in one hand and the cap in the other. Monica moves towards her and Rachel is pointing her hand in Monica's direction and then in the next shot we see Rachel from another angle and her hand is holding the cap on top of the bottle too fast to have happened in normal time.

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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When they are all eating at the restaurant and Mrs. Bing is telling Rachel how to write a book, the amount of food on Rachel's plate changes between shots without her touching it.

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The One with the Monkey - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Just after Chandler explains the situation to Janice, she goes off crying, and Ross takes a photo. The flash is much brighter than it should be - the screen's whited out to disguise a jump cut - after the flash Chandler's noticeably further back than he was before.

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The One Where Underdog Gets Away - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Rachel gets her mail off Monica she puts it down on the couch and picks up a sealed envelope. The camera cuts and the envelope is now open with no time to open it.

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The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When Rachel first meets Paolo she's looking for the cat in candlelight, holding the candle in front of her. You can see her shadow on the wall, as well as the shadow of the candle, revealing that the light is not coming from the candle.

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The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Chandler shows Phoebe his office he opens the blinds. In the next shot a pile of books have appeared on the window ledge.

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

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel is taking the Christmas lights down, a boom mic is visible as the camera pans down when we first see her.

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The One with All the Poker - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When the group is sitting around the table in Monica's apartment playing poker, Monica is making something to eat. When she puts it on the table and sits back, we can see a pile of plates on the table on her right side. But in the next shot, the plates are gone.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Ross visits Carol, he hugs her, and puts his hands on her hips. In the next shot, he isn't touching her and has taken a step back instantly.

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The One with the Candy Hearts - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Just before Carol and Susan enter the restaurant, Ross reaches for the menu with his left hand and his right hand is under the table. In the next shot his right hand is holding onto a cup on the table.

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

Visible crew/equipment: At the Lamaze class just before Ross and Susan argue about who should lie on the floor, a boom mic can be seen in the top left corner of the screen.

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The One Where Underdog Gets Away - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Monica shuts the TV off while watching skiing, there is a closeup of the screen as it goes blank. You can see reflected in the blank screen an image of a man in a long sleeved shirt and tie, who does not correspond to any of the characters in the room.

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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: In the final scene Rachel passes out copies of her draft for her book. She gives out all her copies and asks for their opinion. However, near the end of the scene after waving her arms around empty handed a copy of her script magically appears in her hands.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: During the song at the beginning of the episode, keep your eye on Ross's mug. He is holding it in his lap, then there is a shot of Monica with Ross's empty saucer on the table. In the next shot, the mug has appeared on the saucer.

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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Joey asks Ross 'how could you let this happen' in the hall, his sleeves are down to his wrists. In the next shot, they are rolled up.

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

Continuity mistake: When Chandler tries to fire Nina, he holds his left hand to his face. In the next shot he is holding his right hand up.

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The One Where Rachel Finds Out - S1-E24

Visible crew/equipment: After Monica asks Rachel if there's someone else and shouts, "Why the hell are you dumping my brother?," when it cuts to Chandler sitting at the counter, the edge of the set can be seen at the left side of the screen, and also note the front door is wide open for the camera access. Additionally, when Joey joins Chandler at the counter the juice box has black tape covering its brand name.

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

Visible crew/equipment: Just after the credits, before we see a close up of Ross, a boom mic appears at the top of the screen in the centre of the window on the right.

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The One with the Monkey - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Ross say 'just a smidge' after Rachel says Paulo named her breasts, Phoebe is holding tinsel and Rachel is looking at Ross. In the next shot, Rachel is looking in the opposite direction and the tinsel has vanished from Phoebe's hands.

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The One with the Boobies - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: After Phoebe tells everyone she broke up with Roger, Monica has her legs crossed and Rachel has them uncrossed. In the next shot, Monica's are now uncrossed and Rachel's are crossed.

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The One with the Boobies - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe's boyfriend is talking about Chandler at the coffee shop, the cookie he is holding jumps from his left to his right hand in an instant between shots.

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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Joey shows Ross the photo of his parents wedding, Ross is holding a magazine. In the next shot, the magazine is gone.

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

Continuity mistake: When Ross, Carol and Susan are watching the birth video, Ross has his hand on the fake baby's head. In the next shot his hand is on its shoulder.

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The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When the monkey is hanging off Ross's date's hair, in one shot he is hanging upside down, then in the next he is hanging the right way up.

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The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: After Chandler walks in on Ross and Joeys dirty talking, Chandler walks towards the door and Joey turns to Ross. In the next shot Joey has turned around and is facing Chandler.

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The One with the Candy Hearts - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant when Ross asks Carol to join him, his date has her hand with the chopsticks in it up on the table. In the next shot it is gone.

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

Visible crew/equipment: In Central Perk when Ross realises he's going to be a father, a black and white boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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The One with the Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, when Monica scores a goal against Joey and Chandler, she is playing with the red team and scores with her strikers. In the next shot, a blue midfielder scores the goal.

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The One with the Stoned Guy - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe asks Chandler if he wants to be a chef, Monica says 'Hi, there' with her right hand raised. In the next shot, it is on her lap.

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The One Where Underdog Gets Away - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Chandler makes a toast, he is holding the glass in his right hand. In the next shot, the glass has jumped to his left hand.

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The One with the Boobies - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is talking to Roger in Central Perk when she tells him her friends don't like him, he hair tie is half way down her back. When Phoebe tells him she doesn't think he's creepy, her hair tie is just above her shoulder.

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

Continuity mistake: When Ross says he's going to be a father, Chandler drinks from his cup. In the next shot the cup is gone.

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

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel jumps into the cart, and the rude woman is bending over, you can see a mike pack underneath the back of her T-shirt.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: While Joey and Chandler are at the apartment with Ross, a watch suddenly appears on Joey's wrist when he announces that he and Chandler are done with the bookcase, then the watch vanishes and reappears again in the following shots at the apartment.

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The One Where Underdog Gets Away - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Joey walks into Central Perk and everyone's laughing about the VD ads, just as Phoebe comments that laughing can be "infectious" we can see the camera at the right side of the screen.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When the guy delivers the wrong pizza, in the shot after Monica grabs the pizza box to hand to Phoebe and shouts that they have George's pizza, the tape marks can be seen on the floor with one of them between the delivery guy's feet.

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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: While Rachel's babysitting Marcel she's watching the soap opera on TV, and when she points out Dr. Francis there's a closeup of the TV and when she points out Raven there's another closeup, but the TVs in both closeups are different, as well as the items that are near the TVs.

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The One with All the Poker - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When Chandler and Ross are explaining how Joey cried during their poker game, Joey's coffee mug is blue when he's holding it at the counter, but when Joey walks away from the counter his mug is yellow.

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

Visible crew/equipment: When Ross announces that Carol's pregnant, after Chandler says, "Kind of puts that whole pillow thing in perspective..." in the next shot of Ross and Monica we can see a crew member's sleeve at the left side of the screen.

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The One Where Rachel Finds Out - S1-E24

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel leaves the apartment to catch Ross before his flight, just as she opens the door a crewmember's sleeve and equipment are visible at the left side of the screen.

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The One with the Evil Orthodontist - S1-E20

Visible crew/equipment: While Chandler's sitting at the table waiting for the phone to ring, Joey rushes into the apartment because of telescope guy, and when Rachel walks out of her bedroom the reflection of studio lighting rigs can be seen at the top of Monica's TV screen.

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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Rachel and Ross are in the apartment with Marcel, who's still wearing the pink tutu, the bottle of wine can be seen on the side table beside the teapot, but when Ross remembers the wine it's now between the teapot and the couch.

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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Monica takes the newsletter from Rachel it's open to the pages with engagement news, and we can see the left page has pictures as Monica reads Mindy and Barry's notice on the right page, but when Monica wiggles out of her comment about Mindy being pretty that left page is now only words at the bottom, even though she's still open to the same page with Mindy and Barry's notice.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, while Rachel's on the phone talking about the Visa card, in the shots facing Monica, Phoebe, Joey, and Chandler when they're playing Twister, the end of the set wall can be seen at the right side of the screen.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Monica climbs out the window with the pitcher of Tiki Death Punch while Rachel and Phoebe are on the balcony, we can see the end of the set wall inside and a crew member moving around back there.

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The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: While everyone's at the restaurant Rachel dips a tortilla chip into guacamole and gets some on her hand. When Paolo takes a bite from the chip he also eats the guacamole off Rachel's hand while she's still holding the rest of the tortilla chip, but in the next closeup Rachel's hand is empty, then in the next shot the remaining tortilla chip reappears in Rachel's hand.

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The One with All the Poker - S1-E18

Other mistake: During the third game of poker, the bottle of raspberry Snapple on the table has part of its brand name whited out on the label.

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The One with the Evil Orthodontist - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Rachel's in Barry's office her black handbag is hanging over the counter, but after Billy walks in on them and Barry pretends to look in Rachel's mouth, the bag's lying on the counter.

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

Continuity mistake: When Monica holds the glass pan of lasagna up over her head to try and find Rachel's ring, when it cuts to the next shot the lasagna is still in the air, but it's different - note burned corners, etc.

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