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

Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe and Leslie finish singing the song Sticky Shoes, as they're hugging each other in the side shot, the second camera can be seen at the left side of the screen. (00:13:00)

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

Visible crew/equipment: After Ross finds out that Mark quit his job, when Rachel and Ross leave the office, the second camera can be seen as the shot pans to the right, at the right side of the screen. (00:06:15)

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The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy - S3-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Phoebe's Princess Leia impersonation in front of Ross it cuts to Joey watching Wheel of Fortune, and in the next shot as Chandler walks in the camera can be seen at the right side of the screen.

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The One Without The Ski Trip - S3-E17

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] (00:19:35)

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The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: While Chandler and Janice are in D'Agostino's, some grocery products have their names partially covered, such as Uncle Ben's and Grape Nuts.

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Suggested correction: I've seen a few of these listed as errors, but they're not. A lot of shows do this often if you pay attention. It's called "product displacement", and it is done to avoid being sued or having to pay licensing fees. Also, it is cheaper to alter logos like this than pixelate/blur them out. What is interesting though, is that one of the grape nut boxes in this picture does not have an altered logo.

Yes, it's product displacement, and this is specifically referred to as the "greeking" process. However, your correction only offers an excuse as to why this occurs. The tape or paint partially or fully covering the brand names or logos are a distraction, and it removes viewers from the fake reality of the show or movie. Originally, these types of submissions were to be listed in trivia, but instead they were placed in the mistake section.

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The One With a Chick. And a Duck. - S3-E21

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. (00:09:50)

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The One With a Chick. And a Duck. - S3-E21

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. (00:02:35)

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

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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The One With All The Jealousy - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: After the barbershop quartet sing their "Ross song" to Rachel at her office, at the start of the next shot the camera can be seen at the right side of the screen, just as Ross walks out of Rachel's bedroom.

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The One With Frank Jr. - S3-E5

Visible crew/equipment: After Joey nearly drills a hole into Chandler he heads over to Monica's to get a beer, and just as Joey walks into the apartment the camera can be seen at the left side of the screen.

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The One With The Hypnosis Tape - S3-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When Monica leaves the apartment and everyone is watching you can see the stage lights on the ceiling in shots from Pete's viewpoint. (00:18:10)

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The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

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. (00:19:35)

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The One Where Rachel Quits - S3-E10

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. (00:01:40)

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

Continuity mistake: When Joey refuses to give Chandler the chair, Phoebe gets hummus on her dress, but in some scenes the stain is much smaller than others. (00:07:00 - 00:08:00)

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

Continuity mistake: Monica and Richard are squishing tomatoes; when she starts dabbing his shirt with club soda the door behind them leading to Monica's room goes from open to shut between two shots. (00:08:30)

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The One Where Rachel Quits - S3-E10

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. (00:19:00)

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The One The Morning After - S3-E16

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. (00:18:00)

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The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

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.

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The One With The Giant Poking Device - S3-E8

Visible crew/equipment: Right after the intro, in the first shot of Gunther, Ross, and Rachel, just as Ross says, "Thanks, Gunther," the camera is visible at the left side of the screen. (00:02:00)

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The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: While everyone's watching Joey's commercial for the Milk Master 2000, the TV area changes in the closeups.

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The One Where Ross Finds Out - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Rachel finds out that Ross and Julie are getting a cat, watch Rachel's neck. When she says "together?" she's not wearing a necklace; cut to Ross and Julie for a fraction of a second, then when it cuts back to Rachel saying "both of you?" she's suddenly wearing a necklace. It then disappears again when she says "isn't that just lovely?" hanging off the side of the tray she's holding. (00:05:15)

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Chandler: I'm getting dressed.
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Chandler: Because when I go outside naked, people throw garbage at me.

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The One With The Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Question: When Joey asks why he can't give Kathy the pen, Chandler says, "Because she's not eleven. And it's not the seventh night of Chanukah." What is Chandler talking about when he says, "It's not the seventh night of Chanukah?"

Answer: Usually by the seventh night of Hanukkah you don't know what to get the other person, and you will probably resort to getting the other person something insignificant. Chandler is basically saying that the pen is a stupid gift.

Answer: Chanukah is a Jewish celebration that occurs around the same time as the Christian Christmas. The celebration lasts for eight days and it is customary to give a small gift on each of the eight days. There is no special gift required and the line about it being "the seventh night" of Chanukah is just Chandler's sarcasm.

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