Visible crew/equipment: During the scene when Phoebe breaks into the other Phoebe's house and gets caught, the older Phoebe was telling the younger one that the man in the photo is not Frank Buffay, but is Chuck Mangioni. Right after that, as Phoebe 2 walks towards the camera, you can see that the door behind her moves open, and there is a visible shadow of someone who walks by that doorway.
Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the scene where Ross buys the group gas at the rest stop, as the shot moves out on Ross leaning against Carol's car you can see the cameraman (and his camera) to the left of the screen. [Widescreen HD version only]
Continuity mistake: When Ross and Phoebe are in the bar and get on the pool table to start kissing, Ross moves the pool balls out of the way, but two remain. As Phoebe lies down, the 9 ball is next to her left shoulder. The shot cuts closer and it is the 13 ball, then cuts back and it's the 9 ball again.
Continuity mistake: When Ross is asking Joey and Chandler which suit he should wear for the TV thing the brown suit is in his right hand and the blue one is in his left hand. After Ross says "really?" the shot changes to a wide view, the two suits have changed places, and the cover on the brown suit has switched to the blue one.
Other mistake: Chandler tries to open the door that leads to his room, but Joey has sawed the door in half so only the upper half opens, and Chandler then falls over the bottom half. He has to hit it with some force to fall over it, but it doesn't budge an inch.
Factual error: Joey refers to several of his favorite parts of The Shining in 'code', including "all blank and no blank makes blank a blank blank, " which obviously refers to the "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" scene from the movie. However, that scene (and the one where Danny sees the two "blanks" in the hallway) is not found in the book; only in the movie.
Visible crew/equipment: Monica is talking to Pete in the diner when he gets back from Japan. If you look at the floor at Monica's end of the counter at the very beginning of the scene, you can see the mat that is there to protect her when she falls over later.
Visible crew/equipment: While Joey's moving into the apartment he gets a little head rush so Monica blames the heat, and just as Monica says that it's the humidity, we can see a crew member with straight light brown hair moving around behind the open door, inside Monica's apartment - and we know it's not Phoebe or Rachel.
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Continuity mistake: When Monica says, "I just recently got out of a serious relationship," she is holding her glass in her left hand. The camera cuts to Pete and the glass is now in her right hand. It then switches back to her left hand in the next wide shot.
Factual error: When Pete takes Monica to Rome for the date this would have been impossible as Rome is 6 hours ahead of New York and at least 4/5 hours travel time, assuming they went by Concorde (double that otherwise). They would have had to have left New York early in the morning to make dinner for 8/9 pm in Rome.
Continuity mistake: When Joey is telling his story about throwing Ginger's wooden leg in the fire, when he gets to the part about him, Ginger and the dog Pepper falling asleep in front of the fire, a large section of her hair falls in front of Phoebe's face. In the next shot it's gone;, however her hands are visible the whole time and she has not pushed the hair back.
Continuity mistake: At the end of this episode, Ross opens the door of Rachel's room, says "Hi", and then closes it. However, in the next episode (The One With The Jellyfish), this scene is shown again and changed: Ross opens the door of Rachel's room, says "Hi", and doesn't close it - he talks with Rachel and Bonnie with the door open.
Continuity mistake: Right at the end when Ross hits Chandler with his rolled up magazine, he only folds over one-third of the magazine onto the middle third. When it cuts to him hitting Chandler (without a time delay between him hitting Chandler and folding the magazine) the magazine is fully folded over.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chandler sits on Joey in an attempt to regain possession of his seat, the shirt sleeve on his left arm becomes unrolled and slides down. When he stands up, the camera cuts to face Ross while he is giving out directions, leaving Chandler's back to the audience. Chandler's sleeve is now rolled back up. The sleeve remains rolled for the rest of the sequence.
Continuity mistake: After Rachel and Phoebe see Bonnie and Ross in Central Perk, Rachel is yelling at Phoebe that she needs to break them up. At first, Phoebe is holding her coat in her left hand and a purse in her right, but then she is holding them both in her left, with no time to have changed hands.
Continuity mistake: When Chandler's in Rachel's office, she tells him the lingerie isn't kept there. He says, "Yes I realise that", and starts reaching for the catalogue she's about to give him. Camera cuts, and he's now standing with his hands in his pockets, reaching out again when she gives him the catalogue.
Continuity mistake: At the end when Chandler is singing "Endless Love", Phoebe comes in and when she walks over to Chandler he has his arms wrapped around the Lionel Richie record with the shoe in his hand in front of the record. When the shot switches to just Chandler, his right arm is resting on the arm of the chair and his left arm is holding the shoe behind the record.
Continuity mistake: Phoebe and Ross are in the soon to be closed bar sitting on the pool table. He clears it of everything, but a few seconds later he stops making out because the "damn balls are in the way" and somehow magics up a handful of snooker balls. If you look closely when he's clearing the table, there are two dark balls at the side which he studiously ignores, and which Lisa Kudrow then surreptitiously grabs and takes onto the table with her so David Schwimmer can grab them later.
Continuity mistake: Ross is over at Chandler and Joey's looking through the peep hole for hours waiting for Rachel to return. When she does and Ross sees her go inside with Mark, Ross tries to open the door to go see her, and Chandler jumps on his back to stop him. As Chandler says "I...am not going to let you do this", Ross grabs the door handle. Then the angle changes, and as Chandler says "You...are surprisingly strong," Ross is further from the handle and grabs it again.
Continuity mistake: When Richard sits in Monica's room, when Monica opens the door we can see in the background the living room's window draperies, table, picture frame, etc., but they're not as they should be. In this mock-up the shade is pulled down, the draperies look different, and the direction they're all facing differs.
Continuity mistake: When Chandler's boss is slapping all the guys on the butt, on the side of the table closest to the camera there is a tablet with a pen on it. When the guy comes back in to get his briefcase, the pen is no longer there.
Continuity mistake: Right before Ross and Rachel storm in, the girls show Joey how much their waxing stuff hurts. Phoebe starts putting the wax on Joey's inner arm, but then the shot changes and she is spreading in on the outer side. Also she slaps the strip on and the blue tab is hanging down off his arm, but then the shot changes again and it is on his arm with the other end of the strip hanging off the other side.
Continuity mistake: When Monica and Phoebe are looking at the dollhouse, Monica says "I don't want a ghost for the house." When she says this, the camera is behind Phoebe whose right hand is up in the air. The shot then changes to Phoebe from the front, and her hand has instantly gone to her lap.
Continuity mistake: Just after Chandler has used the chapstick, in a shot from the side the stick is in his right hand, and then in the next shot he is instantly putting a tissue (which wasn't visible before) up to his lips, and the stick has moved to his left hand.
Continuity mistake: When they are talking about sperm donation, Joey is eating a cracker with jam on it. Between shots it instantly rotates in his hand. You can tell because the jam goes from being on the top to the bottom side, and because of the way he is holding it you can see there is only jam on one side.
Continuity mistake: At the start of the scene in which Ross breaks the little girl's leg, we can see that the stairs are just separated by railings. Later in that scene, when Ross and Chandler start walking up the stairs, there are walls on both sides of them.
Revealing mistake: When Joey comes in with the shoebox containing the chick, it looks like a normal sized box, about 5 - 6 inches deep. But when Joey takes the lid off, we can see that the chick must be elevated on something inside the box, since we can see its entire body. Surely, the chick can't be more than 6 inches tall?
Continuity mistake: In the scene with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, there is a shot of Rachel, and her hair is hanging straight down. The next shot of Rachel is from a different angle and there is a section of hair behind her ear; in the shot after that it is hanging straight again, and is then behind her ears again.
Continuity mistake: When Ross and Rachel are arguing about Rachel telling Phoebe about his fantasy, Ross takes a popsicle out of the freezer and bites it. In the next shot, the popsicle is whole again, with no bites, and Ross takes another 'first' bite out of it.
Revealing mistake: The giant poking device is supposedly long enough to reach right across to the next building, but after they wake up Ugly Naked Guy, Joey says "retract the device!" and after pulling back about a foot of it the end suddenly pops up at the bottom of the screen.
Continuity mistake: In previous episodes we've seen that from the living room there's a short wall just inside Monica's bedroom (presumably to prevent a clear view inside, as her bedroom set isn't normally there). However in this episode when most of the gang are in her room, they're listening right by the door into the living room with nothing in the way.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe goes to visit her mum for the first time, before she takes the photo off the fridge the cookie jar has its lid on. After she has taken the photo off the fridge, the lid has come off the cookie jar though there is no way Phoebe senior could have taken it off.
Continuity mistake: The gang enters Monica's apartment and it is full of dead Christmas trees. After everybody has entered the apartment we see that the apartment door is shut; the shot then changes to the gang around the sofa, but in the next shot when Rachel answers the phone we can see behind her that the door is open.
Continuity mistake: When Frank Jr is sitting in front of the TV while Davey and Goliath is on, his hand is along the edge of the TV set; however when Phoebe walks in, his arm is straight out. Then when Mrs Knight comes in, his head is straight down and the arm is back along the edge.
Continuity mistake: When Monica comes in and asks Chandler if she can borrow some milk, Chandler is reading a paper that is flat on the bar. In the next shot he is holding it folded, then he lays it on the counter, and suddenly it is in his hands again.
Visible crew/equipment: When Monica, Ross, Chandler and Rachel are at the apartment and Rachel is suggesting how funny Chandler is, as soon as Ross says, "Sweetie, calm down it's going to be OK," a boom mic can be seen for a short period of time, at the top of the screen.
Visible crew/equipment: Just after Chandler says "I'm the smallest person in the world", and Joey comes out of his room, check the top left of the screen - you can see a boom mic track Matt LeBlanc across the set, and the bottom of some stage lights in the middle.
Visible crew/equipment: When Monica and Chandler are discussing the date he had with Ginger, when he says, "She's great looking," two stage lights are visible in the background. This mistake is visible for a long period of time, where it's slightly visible, shown in shadows, and largely visible as Chandler and Monica are talking.
Continuity mistake: When Monica and Phoebe are eating with the diplomat and his translator, watch the translator's chocolate cake. It either rotates, has some taken out of it, or is a different piece. Whichever way, the cake changes size, shape or position without him ever touching it.
Other mistake: When Ross goes to see Guru Saj, he has his 'thing' removed. However, it is really obvious that Guru is not going anywhere near the thing, because you can see that Ross' shirt is still tucked into his trousers, and the Guru just rubs his hands along the shirt.
Continuity mistake: When Ross and Rachel are talking about his playdate with the stripper, a lady in a black vest talks to the people at the table behind them, then goes to the bar and shakes hands with a lady in a black jacket. She does all this again in another shot.
Revealing mistake: When Monica offers Joey lemonade and he takes off his clothes and is behind the lamp, the tops of his boxer shorts are visible when he says "Were you just gonna give me lemonade?" Broadcasts may crop off this bottom part, DVD doesn't. You can also see his gray boxer shorts through the plant in the previous shot.
Continuity mistake: When Joey says "we'll call that plan B, all right?", Monica has her chin in her hand. When it cuts to a different angle, she's got both arms on the table. Rachel also goes from having both hands clasped under her chin to having one arm resting on the table and one reaching for coffee.
Continuity mistake: Near the start when Janice is touching Joey's cheek in his apartment, Joey is seen from the front, and he is not holding anything in his hands. He is then shown from the side and he is holding a box of cookies or something similar.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe and Monica are at Monica's table and Phoebe is trying to convince Monica to go on a date with her date's translator, watch Phoebe's arm. She points at Monica when she says, "Don't call him that; his name is Spackleback Larry", but when the shot changes to a side view of them, she has her arm resting on the table with no time to put it down between shots.
Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe and everyone else hear the guy upstairs with the "pogo stick" Joey gets up to give him the "butt kicking of a lifetime," and just as Joey walks around the couch we can see a crewmember and camera, at the left side of the screen.
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Visible crew/equipment: While Rachel and Ross are at the apartment, Rachel tries to convince Ross to have brunch with her father so they can get along, and in the shots facing Rachel we can see the movement of a crew member in the window's reflection.
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Continuity mistake: When Monica is telling Susan and Carol that Ross used to dress up as a girl, Ross goes over to the table and picks up a drink. When he picks it up it has a cork in it. In the next shot he has the cork already in his hand.
Continuity mistake: When Monica is in Richard's room she lights candles then realises Richard's home with another woman so blows out the candles but misses one. Next she hides under the duvet waiting for Richard. When he comes in all candles are unlit but she is still under the bed.
Factual error: When the gang all see the beach house for the first time, it's covered in a layer of sand, which is supposedly left over from a recent flood. Well, if there really had been a flood, there would have been mold on the walls and debris or junk from the outside, and the sand wouldn't have been nice and clean and dry; it would have been moldy. And there would've been a pattern, likely on the walls, of where the water rose up to and where it receded. Not only that, but how did it get in? All of the doors and windows are intact.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is talking to her stalker for the first time, at one point, he tips the flowers to the side when Phoebe says, 'Well, this is awkward,' and he puts his left hand on the end of the stems. In the next shot he is holding them with both hands.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Chandler confronts Janice about Joey seeing her kissing her ex-husband, Janice begins to hyperventilate. However, right before Chandler gives her the paper bag, Janice spins around and places the receipt in her mouth. Conveniently, after she begins breathing into the bag, she "chokes" on a receipt.
Continuity mistake: In the coffee house when Rachel is talking to Ross about trust, a couple comes in behind her and stands at the bar. In the next shot of Rachel they have switched positions; then they are gone, and you never see them walk past Chandler.
Continuity mistake: When they are in the coffee house talking about the fact that Joey missed his audition, Phoebe says, "And that is why we don't invite you to play." Her hands are at chest height, but in the zoomed out shot, they are lowered.
Continuity mistake: The position of the lid of Janice's box of contact paper changes repeatedly and after she tells Chandler she doesn't know what to say, she begins to slide the roll of paper back into the box. In the shot from behind, the box is closed.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe, Chandler, Monica, and Joey are eating the organic wax, Monica has her feet up on the wall with her legs crossed left over right, but in Joey's closeups when he asks about needing a new walk, Monica's legs are crossed right over left.
Plot hole: In the beginning the Friends enter Central Perk and see that there are some other people on their couch. Monica looks fine and happy - even though later in the episode the other Friends say that she's been depressed for some days now, and she doesn't leave her apartment.
Continuity mistake: While Monica's preparing her shake in the blender she asks Rachel about the anniversary dinner, and when Rachel tells her that she and Ross broke up, Monica throws the blender lid and it flies over the counter, but in the next shot the lid is back in Monica's hand, and then it vanishes again.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe comes out of the bathroom after trying to get out the hummus stain on her dress, the bathroom door is left wide open. But when Monica is playing her message, the door is suddenly almost shut, though no-one had gone near the door.
Continuity mistake: While Rachel and Ross are fighting, when Rachel realises that she was at Ross' apartment at the same time as his "little friend", Ross holds out the newspaper (so she can hit him) with his left hand, but in the next shot it's held out in his right hand.
Other mistake: When Monica and Joey are holding containers of Ben and Jerry's, the brand name reads "En and Jer" and other parts of the containers have also been concealed, but we can still recognize the old Wavy Gravy in Monica's hand.
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Continuity mistake: When Rachel and Phoebe are in Central Perk talking about the Princess Leia Fantasy, a guy in a yellow shirt and white pants is standing at the bar behind Phoebe. As they talk he walks to the door and leaves, but in the next shot he is standing behind Phoebe again, just as she says "That's the moment when she becomes a woman."
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Ross brings the picnic basket to Rachel's office, he lights a candle and puts it near a plant (which then sets it on fire). However, the candle is barely (if at all) close enough to set it alight, and when it does, a huge flame just erupts from the middle of the plant, not the edge where the candle was.
Continuity mistake: In the classroom Ross has his head down because he didn't want to be called on about the number of boxes he sold. The mother brown bird walks behind him and her right hand is on her hip while she is clearing her throat. In the next shot her right arm is pointing upward.
Revealing mistake: After Monica runs into the bedroom screaming "I wrecked your child" Rachel says "I hope it's funny when you're in hell." When Rachel is saying that line you can see the shadow of Monica on the wall in the room indicating she is just standing there waiting to make her entrance again.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Phoebe gives Monica a push on her rollerskates and then we cut to Gunther giving Rachel a mug of cocoa. At this point, Monica is about to crash into Rachel, but as the angle changes we see Phoebe giving Monica a push for a second time.
Character mistake: Ross tells Chandler to run a "post pattern to the left." (And Chandler quickly agrees.) In football, this is a type of passing play where Ross would hold on to the ball while Chandler runs straight down the field immediately after the snap, eventually veering diagonally to the left once he's a ways down field to receive a pass from Ross. The play that they actually run is completely different. It's a running play known as a sweep. (A toss sweep to be precise.) There is no possible way that anyone either making play calls or running them would ever confuse a post vs. a sweep.
Continuity mistake: Ross buys the Ultimate Fighting Combo, a large pop and popcorn at the fight, but when he and Monica sit down, they are never seen again. Furthermore, when Monica talks to Pete at the ring, you can see that the Combo was not set on the floor.
Factual error: Rachel's date yells at the theater patrons who are in the gang's seats; one of them has D13, and he screams "you're surrounded by even numbers, does that give you some clue?" However, the establishing shot shows they're at the Lucille Lortel Theater, which has odd-numbered seats on the left - the side they're sitting on. It is also a relatively small house and doesn't have a D13; the outermost seat in that row is D9.
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Continuity mistake: S3E1; Ross is telling Chandler about how woman tell each other everything in Central perk. Chandler puts a book about trout on the table and then talks to Ross, then the camera zooms out and the book has moved more to his left and a coffee mug is in front of it.
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