New this month Continuity mistake: When Ross goes to Amanda's house for a date you see her two children sitting on the couch. The little boy with blonde hair is sitting down, when it cuts to Ross and Amanda talking the boy is standing up on the couch, the next shot he's sat down as Amanda walks out the door.
Continuity mistake: Ross comes into Chandler and Joey's apartment to ask the guys and Rachel what they are doing in four weeks, the Magna Doodle behind him is blank. We cut to Joey checking his diary, cut back to Ross, and it now has "get out" written on it. [Fullscreen version].
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe tells Ross that she wants to hear his "sound", she has her guitar in her lap. The shot changes, she says "Play that funky music white boy," and her guitar is missing. In the next shot, Ross runs out and her guitar is back on her lap again.
Continuity mistake: When Rachel is talking to Joshua near the drinks table at the party, he is holding a blue cup in his left hand and nothing in his right (this is most obvious when she's offering him a cherry). When she begins to choke, he raises his empty right hand to pat her on the back, then when she walks away there is suddenly a bottle in his raised hand. The shot changes, and his hand is again empty and he reaches down to the table and picks up the same bottle.
Continuity mistake: When Chandler, Joey and Monica tell their story of the jellyfish bite Chandler says sometimes at night he still hears Joey's voice screaming "Do it ! Do it!". Joey says he yells it through the wall at night to freak Chandler out, but no nights have passed. They tell the story the same day the jellyfish bite occurred. Notice Rachel, Ross and Phoebe are wearing the same clothes they had before they left the beach house.
Continuity mistake: When Rachel is telling Monica and Phoebe about her night out with Joshua the previous evening, Monica is holding a glass of orange juice. To begin with the glass is half full, but then changes to being almost full to the top, and then back to half full.
Continuity mistake: When the friends are talking about the contest to prove who knows each other better, Monica says to Joey "Are you scared?" and Rachel has her arms crossed. Joey says "No" and in the next shot of Rachel she is crossing them again.
Continuity mistake: In the episode with Chandler in a box, when Rachel is showing Ross all the things she had kept from their relationship in a shoe box, her hair is tucked behind her ear in most shots, but when she says "I keep the gifts that matter", it's all loose, then goes back to how it was in the following shot. Also in the shot before that line she's pointing the fossil at Ross, but when it cuts to a front view she's pointing it upwards.
Continuity mistake: Phoebe and her mother are in her mother's house at the beach. Phoebe has just found out that Phoebe senior is her real mother. Have a look at Phoebe's mother in this episode and the last episode of series 3 (The One at the Beach). Her hair is a lot shorter in series 4 even though no time has passed in the storyline.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode where they are watching Ross through the window, Phoebe is leaning forward and standing to the left of the pole next to Chandler. When the shot changes to Ross coming through the door, she is suddenly standing up straight and is now behind Joey and Chandler.
Continuity mistake: In the bar, Kathy is trying to set Chandler up with one of her friends. When the camera is facing Chandler, we see Kathy's hand rubbing Joey's back, but when it cuts to a front shot of Joey and Kathy, her arm is down in front of her. Then without having had enough time to move, her elbow is up on the table and she is holding hands with Joey.
Continuity mistake: Chandler is chasing Kathy down the street trying to get her attention. During a close-up of him running, just before the camera cuts away we see a guy's face on the left; when it cuts back to Chandler he runs for a while and then encounters the same guy (the dog-walker). Also, when he finally lands in front of Kathy, there is a bike rider coming towards them, but as the camera cuts back and forth between the two, the rider never passes them.
Continuity mistake: In the last scene, Chandler is sitting on the couch in the new apartment, and the rooster is sitting on the back of the couch, with his tail facing the window. When Joey comes running out, the shot of the rooster shows his face toward the window, and then in the next shot he has returned to his tail facing the window.
Continuity mistake: When Chandler is telling Monica and Phoebe about the girl who picked him over Joey, look behind him and you will see Gunther nodding to a lady in a denim jacket. In the next shot, the woman walks up to the counter again, and again Gunther is nodding at her.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Monica and Ross discuss how Emily has decided to call off the wedding after Monica suggests they postpone the wedding, Monica is wearing a black watch on her left wrist. This disappears and re-appears a number of times throughout the scene.
Continuity mistake: In the one with Rachel's new dress, she's in her underwear on the sofa when Joshua comes in. In wide shots focusing on Joshua she's quite laid back, but in close shots of her she's sitting more upright. Worse than that, her legs are crossed, but uncross in the shot of his parents coming in, only to re-cross in the next shot when she gasps.
Continuity mistake: When Ross is telling Monica and Phoebe that he found his "sound" in college, Monica spits out her orange juice and places the glass on the coffee table. The shot changes to Phoebe and you can see Monica putting the glass down again.
Continuity mistake: The handcuffs that Joanna uses on Chandler have a single metal bar connected via pivot to a double bar with the lock area. When Joanna first cuffs Chandler, the double bars on both sides face up at his wrists, but when Chandler's on the phone and when Rachel unlocks his right cuff, the handcuffs are going round his wrist the opposite way with the single bars facing up - quite impossible. Then the same thing occurs when Rachel handcuffs Chandler to the filing cabinet.
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Continuity mistake: When Joey is asking Ross why he told Emily that he loves her, Joey's bottle of juice is right in front of him. In the next shot of Joey, there's two bottles - Monica's Diet Snapple and Joey's juice, and in the next shot it's back to one again. Monica's drink appears and disappears throughout the scene.
Continuity mistake: As Ross says "this is our wedding day", in a close-up Elliot Gould is holding a bit of paper in his left hand (glasses in his other hand, out of shot). In the wide shot the paper is in his right hand, then jumps back to his left when the angle changes.
Continuity mistake: Joey's encounter with the encyclopedia salesman is riddled with errors. First, when the salesman is talking about Van Gogh and saying "He painted that," he points to a page that is all text; later, Joey is reading about vomit, and it is at a pont much further on in the book than when the salesman read about vulcanized rubber (which it shouldn't be, given the encyclopedia is alphabetized); finally, when Joey buys the "V" volume, as he opens it he has a $50 bill in his hand, and when the shot changes to show the salesman he is somehow folding and pocketing it without having taken it from Joey.
Continuity mistake: When Chandler answers the phone and it's Gandalf calling to cancel, Ross is just opening the fridge, but the shot cuts to Chandler with the phone and Ross is putting two beers down on the side next to him - too quick to have got them there from the fridge.
Continuity mistake: There is a scene in the guys' apartment where the phrase on the Magna Doodle keeps changing. Joey is complaining to Chandler about having to stay awake all night for a sleep study. Rachel and Ross then enter the apartment (at different times) and Ross announces he is getting married to Emily in a month. In some shots during the scene the Magna Doodle reads, "get out!" in other shots it reads, "Poop." (Widescreen).
Continuity mistake: In Joanna's office, Chandler and Rachel are pulling his pants from one another while he is cuffed to the filing cabinet. Right before Rachel says "What if I clean your bathroom for a month?" she throws the pants onto a chair, but then when Chandler later says "Freedom. I want my freedom. Why won't you hear me?" he opens the door to yell to Sophie and they are both holding the pants again.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Alice and Frank tell Phoebe that they have been trying to get pregnant. When Alice says, "You know, no one's getting any younger", Frank looks at Alice and laughs. In the next shot however, he is looking at Phoebe and doesn't seem to laugh.
Continuity mistake: In the episode where Rachel goes to tell Ross she loves him (in England) she leaves her room with a brown sleeveless vest and a cardigan over her shoulders. The cardigan then disappears in all other shots until after Phoebe says "he's in love with the British chippy". Her leather jacket also goes from being in her hands to over her arm.
Continuity mistake: At the start of this episode when Rachel comes in, you can see a bit of wooden floor by the door (carpet's visible in other shots). However, Monica doesn't pull up the carpet until later in the episode, after the apartment's tidier.
Continuity mistake: After Rachel explains her plan for the fake party, just as Emily opens the apartment door the message written on the Magna Doodle reads "Joey enjoys the," but when Emily and Ross are standing in front of the door the message reads "Joey eats little."
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Continuity mistake: After Chandler gets back from the strip club, when he throws his jacket and scarf they both land on the rug between the recliner and coffee table, but when Chandler sits in his recliner the jacket is gone and the scarf is lying on the floor on the opposite side of the table.
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Continuity mistake: At the end, when Monica asks about the garbage bags the apartment's front door is closed, but when Rachel opens the drawer and freaks out about what's inside, the front door is wide open (for the camera) as she kicks the drawer shut, and then the door is closed again. (Widescreen).
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Continuity mistake: When Joanna stops Rachel from leaving work Rachel's holding her handbag and jacket, and there's still one bag hanging on the wall hook, but when Joanna mentions the "drinking binge" there are two bags hanging from the hook, then it's back to just one bag, yet when Joanna calls Sophie there's nothing on the hook and Rachel has both bags.
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Continuity mistake: When Ross and Cheryl are standing in the hall outside Cheryl's apartment, she's holding her keys in her right hand when she asks Ross if he'd like to come in, but after Ross makes the joke about Homo erectus, Cheryl opens her hand and the keys have vanished from her hand.
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Continuity mistake: Rachel is telling Chandler to break off his relationship with Joanna, who had walked through the room and went into Chandler's bedroom, shutting the door. By the end of the conversation between Chandler and Rachel, the door is open but no one has entered or left the room.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Phoebe tells the gang about her "Relaxitaxi" idea the position of Chandler's left arm changes between shots. In the frontal shots it's lying the back of the chair and in the shots from behind it's wrapped around Monica's shoulder.
Continuity mistake: When Rachel suggests to Joshua that they should get married, he says "What?", and his hands are out in front of him. The camera cuts to a wide shot and his hands are now on his thighs. Cut back to Joshua and his hands are now out in front of him with his fingers interlocked.
Continuity mistake: After Rachel spins the bottle and it points to Joshua, when she crawls toward him on her hands and knees the bottle is in front of her knees in the shots facing her, but in the shot facing Joshua the bottle is at her side, near her foot.
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Continuity mistake: In the last few seconds of season 3, Ross closes the door immediately after he steps through it. However, in the opening seconds of season 4, we see this same event from the other side of the door. This time however, Ross doesn't close the door for at least 15-20 seconds after entering the room.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joey is showing kids around the museum, there's a little boy who corrects Joey about the existence of the Mastodon. The kid's arm is by his side at the beginning of the scene. When he begins saying, "Isn't the Mastodon from the Pliocene Epoch?" his left arm is suddenly up and his thumb pointing at the Mastodon.