Friends

Season 1 generally

Trivia: Just a nice little factoid to use down the pub. Marcel was removed after this season because the monkey that played him kept throwing monkey poop at the actors.

The One with the Birth - S1-E23

Trivia: The actress who plays the obstetric nurse in this episode goes on to play Joey's Agent, Estelle Leonard.

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The One with the Fake Monica - S1-E21

Trivia: When the fake Monica meets the real Monica in the tap dance class, Monica says she is Dutch. The fake Monica says: "Mag ik deze dans van jou?", which is Dutch for "May I have this dance?".

The One with the Fake Monica - S1-E21

Trivia: In the scene where Ross has just explained to Joey & Chandler that he has to give up Marcel, there is an advert break. Immediately after the break, the shot shows the three guys sitting on the sofa in the coffee house. If you look at the positions that their hands are in, they are mimicking either "See no evil", "Hear no evil" or "Speak no evil". I think this was done deliberately but since there isn't much laughter, I don't think the studio audience spotted it.

The One Where Nana Dies Twice - S1-E8

Trivia: In the "One where Nana dies twice" at the end of the episode the cast looks over pictures of Ross and Monica's Nana. One of the pictures is labeled 'Me and the gang at Java Joe's'. Java Joe's was one of the name possibilities for Central Perk during the show's creation stage.

The One Where the Monkey Gets Away - S1-E19

Trivia: When Rachel's watching the soap opera on TV while babysitting Marcel, she points out the character of Dr. Francis, who is played by Linda Dano, a veteran of soaps.

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Trivia: In many of the first episodes, there is a beam going from the ceiling to the floor in between the kitchen and the living room. You can see it when they show the door. In "The One With The Giant Poking Device" Ross actually runs into it. In the majority of the later episodes, the beam is non-existent. The beam became the trademark for director James Burrows. Whenever he returned to direct an episode, the crew intentionally added the beam.

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The One with George Stephanopoulos - S1-E4

Trivia: When the girls are out on the balcony discussing what the boys would be like in bed, their discussion foreshadows their future romantic entanglements. Phoebe speaks highly of Joey, Monica of Chandler, and Rachel of Ross. Although Phoebe and Joey were never technically together, they often acted as a pair.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: In the first season there was no street behind the coffee shop,(for budget reasons), instead they used a painted background and a lot of flowers in the window frames of Central Perk to hide this.

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The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Trivia: The scene where Rachel is on the balcony is the only scene in Friends in which Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Ross ALL appear together without Rachel and Chandler. Chandler was at the ATM vestibule, and Rachel was on the balcony. This scene begins with Phoebe singing "New York City has no power..."

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The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate - S1-E1

Trivia: Phoebe singing giant pigeon was a deleted scene from the pilot. When it was used years later in DVDs with extended footage the audio was not very good and they had to get Lisa Kudrow to redo the audio. (This information can be heard on extended DVD audio commentary for the pilot).

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: In one of the intros used in season 1 on TV you can see a clip of Ross, Chandler and Joey dancing in Ross' apartment. That clip is not in any aired episode. It's in the extended version of "The One with All the Poker".

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Trivia: While the director of Pacino's movie is attempting to film the shower scene with Joey, there's a box in the background that has "Monica's" written on it.

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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

Rachel: No accountants. Oh, and no one from, like, "legal." I don't like guys with boring jobs.
Chandler: Oh, and Ross was like what, a lion tamer?

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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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