Friends

Friends (1994)

32 corrected entries in season 3

The One With The Giant Poking Device - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Monica and Rachel are banging their heads against the wall, you can see someone in the background by the bathroom when Rachel walks away towards the living room in pain while saying, "if it isn't a headboard, it isn't worth it."

New this month Correction: That is Phoebe talking on the phone.

The One With The Football - S3-E9

Corrected entry: When Monica and Ross are discussing why they are not allowed to play football, Monica states in the story that they were both 6. This would imply they are either twins or at least the same age. However, we see that Ross is in fact older than Monica. Also, later in the scene Monica and Ross say the football incident occurred 12 years ago. This would mean that they are both currently 18 years old which is false. In one episode earlier in the season Monica states that she is 28 years old.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: She doesn't say they were both six, she says the event happened in "Gellerbowl 6", ie. the 6th year of the "Gellerbowl".

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

Corrected entry: When Phoebe asks Monica what gets out hummus, Monica comes out of her bedroom. In the wide shot she's standing next to Ross, in the closeup he's suddenly holding her by the arm.

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Jon Sandys

Correction: You can see Ross putting his arm around Monica's.

The One With The Hypnosis Tape - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Monica shows Chandler the check from Pete, Chandler says, "Pete Becker, Pete," and he grabs a magazine from his briefcase, but before this Chandler told the girls that he hasn't been able to unlock the briefcase and he just carries it around, so how would Chandler have gotten it out?

Correction: Chandler pulls the magazine from a pocket on the side of the briefcase.

The One At The Beach - S3-E25

Corrected entry: In the scene when Phoebe gets back to the beach house, she is pouring herself a Margarita and instantly she goes from pouring it to holding it up.

Pam-I-am

Correction: There is a fairly long shot of Monica between the actions. So she could pick it up in that time.

A Demon

The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion - S3-E24

Corrected entry: When the friends are at Monica's to watch Pete compete for "Ultimate Fighting Champion," Ross is outside cooking hamburgers and puts one on Pheobe's plate. This is a mistake because Pheobe is a vegetarian.

Correction: It could be a Vegi burger. We have no way of knowing.

A Demon

The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister - S3-E11

Corrected entry: When Rachel is eating at the diner and she and Monica are talking, there is a red glass sitting in front of her. In the next shot she is talking to Mark and says "It's not funny!" and the glass is gone; in the shot after that it's back again.

Pam-I-am

Correction: When Rachel and Mark are talking, Monica picks up a pitcher of water and you can see her reach for Rachel's glass. So, she is refilling it, that's why it's not there for a while.

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In the flashback episode, Chandler and Monica are in the bar (which is soon to become Central Perk) and Rachel is in the same bar with her friends before she is due to marry Barry. When Chandler overhears Rachel - a complete stranger - say she wants one last fling, he tries to flirt with her, but she dismisses him. Monica then says "I know her" and talks to Rachel briefly with Chandler present.In fact, as revealed in later episodes, Chandler and Rachel knew each other when he was in college with Ross and Rachel was in high school with Monica - in fact they even made out at a college party.

Correction: Then the mistake is in subsequent episodes, not this one. In any case, Chandler simply didn't recognize Rachel.

JC Fernandez

The One Without The Ski Trip - S3-E17

Corrected entry: Surely Triple A could just locate the payphone that Phoebe was using to know where she was?

Correction: At the time this show aired, caller ID wasn't as wide spread as it is now, however even if they did have caller ID most pay phones come up blocked or private anyway. Even if they did have the number it won't give them the exact location - they aren't the police, so they just can't put a trace on a phone call.

JCT05

The One Without The Ski Trip - S3-E17

Corrected entry: Near the end, when Ross and Rachel are arguing, Chandler jumps out and says, "Hey, guess who I am." Once he has said 'Hey', his mouth isn't moving at all. Also, he puts his cigarette in his mouth, so he can't be talking.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: It is entirely possible to speak with a cigarette in your mouth. And when you do, you don't move your lips much. There is nothing wrong with Chandler speaking his line like this.

Twotall

The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break - S3-E15

Corrected entry: In the one where Rachel and Ross take a break, Rachel suggests that she and Ross take a break from dating each other. However, in later episodes she denies that they were ever on a break in the first place.

Correction: No, she doesn't deny that they were technically "on a break", she just doesn't feel that makes it any more acceptable for Ross to have gone off and slept with someone else whilst they were still trying to work things out.

pinkwafer

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.

Andreas[DK]

The One With The Jam - S3-E3

Corrected entry: Ross slaps Chandler because he don't know that women talks about secrets with other women. But two episodes earlier (The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy) he replies to Ross' relating question with a yes.

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Correction: He doesn't slap Chandler because he doesn't know that women talk, he slaps Chandler because he knows this and still told Janice where he got the hug-and-roll thing from.

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Corrected entry: The English subtitles on the DVD state the last name of Barry is "Barber" - "Farber" is correct.

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Correction: That's a mistake made by the British subtitlers, not by the producers of the show.

The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends - S3-E13

Corrected entry: Joey mentions that Jo has a crush on Laurie, but it is actually the other way around.

Correction: Character error. And quite in keeping with Joey's character.

CocoCami

The One Without The Ski Trip - S3-E17

Corrected entry: When the five of them are at the rest stop, Joey manages to get the cab door open. When Phoebe starts to reverse the car, you can tell the cab hasn't broke down as you can see the brake lights come on. No lights were on when the cab started moving.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: The car has run out of petrol but still has electrical power so the brake lights will operate. Phoebe starts the car and when it stops she put her foot on the brake. I don't see any mistake.

tw_stuart

The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion - S3-E24

Corrected entry: Near the end when Chandler is in a meeting, Stevens comes back later because he forgot his suitcase. If you look carefully, he picks up his suitcase and then puts it back down on the table on purpose. Also, when he leaves the room, you can see him turn around and hide out of shot waiting for his cue to come back in.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: Stevens is making an excuse to come back in because he wants the boss to spank him. All his actions are deliberate.

tw_stuart

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.

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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.

Twotall

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

Corrected entry: When Chandler comes in after changing into his suit, you will notice he is not wearing a bow tie. In later shots in that scene the bow tie magically seems to appear.

Correction: No magic. If you watch Chandler after he changed and loses the chair to Joey, you'll notice he's not fully dressed. In the rest of the scene (when Monica is playing the message) you can see him buttoning his vest and holding his bowtie.

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

Corrected entry: Before the commercial break, Chandler isn't wearing a bow tie. After the break, the scene starts up right where it left off, and he's suddenly wearing one.

Correction: This scene does not pick up right where it left off, they are now all in the kitchen when they were in the living room before. Also if you watch carefully right when the scene begins you can see Chandler finish tying his bowtie, thus explaining why he has his tie on now and not before.

The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner - S3-E14

Corrected entry: How is it possible for Phoebe's ex-partner to use the Smelly Cat song for a kitty litter jingle when a record company made Smelly Cat into a song/video in the Second Season's TOW Eddie Moves In? Surely there was a contract involved between Phoebe and the record company granting the record company the rights?

Correction: Phoebe never signed the contract, and the record was never released because she felt it was unfair to have the girl singing it and not being in the video. Without the contract, Phoebe still has full rights to Smelly Cat, which she would have been able to sign over to Leslie.

The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion - S3-E24

Corrected entry: Phoebe asks Rachel if she can set Ross up with her friend Bonnie, who shaves her head. In Season 1 Phoebe also mentions her friend that shaves her head but refers to her as Abbey.

Correction: This is Phoebe, it is easily possible that she has two friends that shave their heads. Phoebe's friends are not exactly normal.

tw_stuart

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.

Pam-I-am

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.

tw_stuart

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.

Pam-I-am

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.

tw_stuart

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.

Pam-I-am

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

tw_stuart

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.

Pam-I-am

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.

tw_stuart

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.

tw_stuart

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.

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