Friends (1994)

32 corrected entries in season 3

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The One Where No One's Ready - S3-E2

Corrected entry: Chandler claims to have hidden Joey's underwear because "he stole my essence." But Chandler didn't go out of the apartment to do this, meaning the only time he could have done it was when he was over there first, and he wouldn't have done because there was no incentive to do so as Joey hadn't taken the cushions off the chair.

David Mercier

Correction: It is obvious that Chandler was saying the first thing that came in his head, not the actual reason why he took Joey's underwear. He even hesitates when Ross asks him.

The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Corrected entry: When Phoebe is sneaking into her mother's house, there is a shot of the house outside and the living area is lit up, however it is dark when she is crawling through the window.


Correction: Part of the house is lit up but we have no way to know if it's the living area and most of it is in darkness. Phoebe climbs through a window in the unlit part.


The One With Ross's Thing - S3-E23

Corrected entry: In the first coffee house scene, Phoebe walks in with the fireman, and talks for the next minute or so. She walks to the counter and picks a coffee up from the counter, without ever placing order for it.


Correction: There's no mistake here. Just after the fireman leaves Phoebe walks behind the sofa towards the counter and is out of shot for easily enough time to order coffee. When we see her again, Gunther is in the background preparing coffee as requested.


The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Corrected entry: When Phoebe confronts her mother about the man in the picture, she is holding it with the picture facing herself, however in the next shot, it is facing her mother.


Correction: I've watched this scene carefully and the mistake is wrong. We very clearly see Phoebe turn the photo to show her mother.


The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion - S3-E24

Corrected entry: At the fight Ross walks up with a very big drink and a even bigger tub of popcorn, however you never see it again after that shot. It can't be on the floor, they would have stepped on it, and considering the size of it, you should have been able to see it.


Correction: He has put them on the floor between his feet, after all there is nowhere else to put them. There is no reason why he would step on them since he knows they are there. We can't see them because we never see a shot of the floor.


The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: This episode takes place one year before the pilot (Rachel was supposed to get married in one year in the flashback and the pilot started on the day of her wedding). But in this episode, Ross finds out that Carol is a lesbian. However, not until the 2nd or 3rd episode does he find out she's pregnant. For this to make sense, either she had a really long pregnancy or else they continued sleeping together for a year after she came out (not likely).

Correction: In a later episode ("The One With The Boob Job" I believe) Ross mentions that he and Carol slept together after she had come out of the closet. That's probably when Ben was conceived.

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: Mr. Heckles knocks on the door of Monica's apartment. Phoebe goes to answer the door, and you can see that the apartment numbers are 19 and 20. Wouldn't these still be 4 and 5, if the flashback is set 3 years before series 1?

Correction: No because the number change was never acknowledged within the series. Monica and Rachel never moved apartments and the change of number has been explained elsewhere.


The One With The Giant Poking Device - S3-E8

Corrected entry: In this episode Monica and Rachel babysit for Ben, and Monica accidentally bumps his head on a beam/pole separating the kitchen and the living room. However, as far as I can recall, we never see this beam/pole prior to or after this particular episode. (I'm referring to the one in the middle of the room, not the one against the wall).

Correction: This pole is seen in many other episodes but most of the camera shots look into the living room so it's not easy to see. You can see it in some of the shots when people are coming into the apartment.

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In 'The One With The Flashback' (episode 6, third series) Rachel appears to meet Chandler for the first time while celebrating her engagement to Barry, in the bar which was later to become the coffee house. In 'The One With The Thanksgivings' (episode 8, fifth series) it is apparent that she has already met Chandler twice at Ross and Monica's parents' house, once at Thanksgiving 1987 and once in Thanksgiving 1988.

Correction: True, although given the "old Rachel" wasn't good enough friends with Monica to invite her to the wedding, it seems unlikely she'd have given Ross much thought, and even less likely she'd recognise a friend of his she met twice, very briefly, many years earlier.

The One Where No One's Ready - S3-E2

Corrected entry: Chandler claims that he steals Joeys underwear BECAUSE Joey stole his "essence" however, the only time Chandler goes into his apartment is to get changed, which is before Joey steals the "essence" of the chair, thus Chandler would have had to steal Joey's underwear before Joey takes the chair cushions, not because of it

Correction: But Joey annoyed him by stealing the chair in the first place, so he was probably just being petty.

The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Corrected entry: When Phoebe finds out that Phoebe at the beach is her birth mom, Phoebes twin Ursula never gets mentioned, not once. Since her birth mom hasn't seen either of them since they were born I would have thought she'd give some thought to her other daughter.

Correction: Throughout the episode we only see a couple of minutes of interaction between the Phoebes. Ursula could have been mentioned off camera.


The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: Just before Monica invites Joey in for lemonade, she says,"It's the heat. And the humidity." When she says this, if you look between the doorframe and the edge of the door, there is a crew member behind the door moving around. (00:11:00)

Correction: They live in a building with several apartments. The person in the hallway could have been another resident, a visitor to someone living there, a janitor or any number of people with a legitimate reason to wander around inside the building.

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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 Ross's Teeth - S6-E8

Monica: What happened to your teeth?
Ross: I whitened them.
Chandler: Really?
Ross: Yeah, what... What do you think?
Monica: Well, uh, I think I shouldn't look directly at them.
Ross: Come on, seriously.
Monica: Ross, they're really, really, really white!
Chandler: Yeah, what was wrong with your old... Human teeth?
Ross: Well, I did leave the gel on a little longer than it said to.
Monica: How much longer?
Ross: Uh, uh... A day.
Monica: Ross, you know that tonight is your date with Hillary?
Ross: I know! That's why I did it! Come on, are they really that bad?
Chandler: No. No, no, no, you'll be fine. Hilary's blind, right?
Monica: She will be after tonight.

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Trivia: The Magna-doodle on the door in the boys apartment has a different picture on it every episode. There is usually some tenuous connection between the picture and the plot of the episode.

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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.

David Cañedo Mesinas
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