Revealing mistake: In the scene when they confront the stripper at Chandler's office. Ross starts shouting about his grandmother's ring, and as Chandler says "way to be cool, man", you can see Joey ducking behind Ross, covering his mouth with laughter. A brief cut away, then back and he's standing with the others again looking serious.Gamabunta
Visible crew/equipment: About half way through the episode, the end of the set in Joey and Chandler's apartment is visible where Joey's bedroom is supposed to be. The wall stops short after only a couple feet. [Widescreen version.]. (00:09:00)Deirdre Statham
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]. (00:10:35)
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. (00:03:50)ACertainShadeofGreen
Factual error: Rugby starts with a kickoff and not with a scrum, only the forwards on the team participate in the scrum not the whole team, and there is no scrum half to retrieve the ball from the scrum. The scrum took far too long. There is no structure to the scrum like there should be (props, locks, flankers etc). He doesn't seem to have a team and for some reason everyone just jumps on him, there is no line with one team and another it just seems like a free for all which is nothing like rugby, rugby halves are ended when the ball goes out of play which does not happen here - he just decides to end it for no real reason. Several fouls are committed in the ruck such as coming in from the sides, diving off their feet and holding onto the ball which aren't being penalised. You're not allowed to kick people or harm them intentionally in rugby, there are no cups in rugby but there are mouth guards, which no one is wearing.
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. (00:08:30)
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Ross and Joey are explaining phase two of Chandler's break up (going to strip clubs), the camera switches from the girls to Ross and Joey. Behind them is Monica's kitchen window where you can briefly see a reflection of someone passing by (crew member). At first I thought it could have been Chandler, since he was not in the scene, but after a few moments you see that Chandler has been in the bathroom the whole time. (01:35:00 - 01:39:00)EmilyMyres
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. (00:16:20)
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: 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. (00:09:00)
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. (00:05:00)Pam-I-am
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. (00:16:30)
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. (00:03:35)
Revealing mistake: When Monica and Phoebe are in Central Perk, Phoebe is looking through the list of ideas that Monica has come up with for the use of Phoebe's van. If you look closely (most obvious just after Phoebe says "let's plan the wedding reception") you can see that every single page of the notebook Phoebe is holding has the same thing written on it, instead of lots of different ideas that Monica is meant to have had. (00:17:10)mandy gasson
Revealing mistake: When Phoebe is looking at the front page of the "Chelsea Reporter," Monica says her restaurant review is on the back page. However, Phoebe doesn't turn to the back page, but merely flips the paper over, looking at the bottom of the front page (and finding the review there). (00:07:30)
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. (00:00:10)
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. (00:16:10)
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. (00:11:30)
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. (00:20:45)Pam-I-am
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. (00:15:00)
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. (00:17:00)ACertainShadeofGreen
Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel is protesting that she loves her apartment, look very carefully towards the top of the screen on the long shot of Monica and Rachel before it zooms in and you will see the shadow of a microphone move swiftly across the wall. (00:17:40)
Other mistake: Ross makes up the questions for the quiz. There are two groups of questions, one for the girls and one for the boys. Each one has four categories; there are four questions in each category. From these 16 questions, Ross asks ten. Thus, there have to be six left after the quiz. But in one group, seven questions can be seen (there are seven cards left). (00:12:50)
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. (00:14:35)Jon Sandys
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. (00:03:30)ACertainShadeofGreen
Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe walks into the apartment while Ross and Joey are watching rugby on TV, the boom mic and a bit of the overhead studio lighting can be seen right before she sits down, and the boom mic can be seen again when Joey stands up after Chandler walks in with Janice.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: After Ross and Monica talk about Emily's dream of the perfect wedding and perfect guy (and Monica's pillowcase), when it cuts to Phoebe and Rachel at the apartment we can see a crewmember (wearing a blue shirt) at the left side of the screen, before Phoebe mentions that she thought of a good flaw. (DVD).Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: When Joey, wearing the Union Jack hat, walks into the hotel room while Chandler's sitting on the bed, on the widescreen version we can see the end of the set wall at the right side of the screen. On the DVD, just as Joey walks across the room studio lighting can be seen at the top left side of the screen.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: While Joey, Ross, and Chandler are waiting at the vet's office, in the following flashback scenes with the duck, when Joey bathes the duck the end of the bathroom set wall can be seen at the right; and when Chandler's sitting in the canoe with the duck in the pail, a crewmember can be seen where the set wall ends.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: After Ross announces that he and Emily will be getting married in a month, there's a shot of Joey and Chandler, and when it cuts back to Ross saying, "Yup!" the reflection of the boom mic can be seen on the framed picture hanging on the bathroom door.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: When Kathy walks in while Chandler's in the box, after Phoebe tells her, "He can't talk right now," in the shot facing Kathy the end of the set wall can be seen, and there's a plastic cup with a straw sitting on a shelf off stage.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: When Monica's explaining why she turned down the catering job, the large studio lighting is reflected on the TV when she tells Phoebe how much money she needs. Then just as Joey and Kathy walk in, the camera can be seen at the left side of the screen.Super Grover
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.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: After Emily says thank you to Ross and leaves, when it cuts to Chandler and Joey's apartment Rachel puts a tea bag in her mug, and in the wideshot as she says, "He told me," the camera can be seen at the left side of the screen.Super Grover
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. (00:11:25)ACertainShadeofGreen
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. (00:36:25)Jon Sandys
Other mistake: As the wedding begins, the first bridesmaid, Felicity, walks down the aisle with a man. He is not part of the wedding party but is wearing the same attire as the best men. He is not seen again throughout the wedding. The only two men in the wedding party are Joey and Chandler. (00:38:20)
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. (00:13:00)
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. (00:05:35)enter_a_uh
Other mistake: In the scene where Rachel is going to take out the trash, Monica tells her the garbage room is the 3rd door on the left. However, when Rachel comes back with the pizza box and Monica leaves for the garbage room, she leaves the apartment and walks towards the right - there are no doors that way, just the stairs. (00:00:50)
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. (00:15:10)
Factual error: Before Ross goes out to play the second half of the rugby game, Emily gives him some tips on how to hurt the other guys. She singles out one of the guys, saying he doesn't wear a cup. These guys are all English players who love rugby. Rugby players would NEVER wear a cup for rugby is more of a grinding sport than hit and miss. These guys would be crazy to wear a cup.
Other mistake: In the episode with Ross's wedding to Emily, Joey is talking on a cell phone with Phoebe as he walks down the aisle. Joey holds the phone out to Ross saying 'it's Phoebe', and one can clearly see that the phone's screen is completely blank. The phone isn't even turned on. (00:39:20)
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. (00:01:00)
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. (00:19:30)
Factual error: In season 4 generally, Phoebe has the shortest pregnancy ever. She gets pregnant as the boys win the girls' apartment. In the next episode Ross meets Emily, after 6 weeks he gets engaged to Emily and they then choose to get married 4 weeks later. Phoebe would only be 10-12 weeks pregnant by the time they fly to London, not in her third trimester.
Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel opens the door to the apartment while she's holding flowers and sees Phoebe trying to get up from the couch (before the wedgie comment), the open edge of the set wall can be seen at the top left corner of the screen.Super Grover
Character mistake: Both lightning rounds at the end of the quiz are significantly longer than the 30 seconds that Ross claims they are. (Even though he is supposedly using a stopwatch to time them.) The guys' lightning round is actually 43 seconds long, and the girls' lightning round is 45 seconds long. (00:14:20)
Revealing mistake: During the end bit, before we get to see Phoebe when she is being interviewed at Lara and Jeni's Massage, if you look closely at the name of the massage parlor, you'll see that, although the camera shakes and bumps, the words stay on the very same spot on the screen. Obviously the canopy was blank and the name was digitally added later.IDFS33140
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."Super Grover
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.Super Grover
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).Super Grover
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.Super Grover
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.Super Grover
Other mistake: When Chandler and Monica are sitting at the table after playing Gin, Chandler's bottle of Yoo-hoo is on the table, but the label reads "Yooh" because the brand name has been partially covered - the blue letters "oo" are yellow to match the background.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel exits her bedroom and says she's going to London, you can see tape markings on the floor by her bedroom door and the end of the set. Furthermore, you can see a chair which is likely part of the Central Perk set. [Widescreen version]. (00:20:25)
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.MovieFan612
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.Tanngrisnir
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.wHw
Character mistake: After the guys have beaten the girls in the quiz, Rachel refuses to move apartments and Monica says: "If we had lost, we would have made them get rid of the birds." But they did lose. That's why the guys have got their apartment. She should have said if we had won.lpbigmore
Factual error: The guys are gone for a single night, watching the Knicks game. (You can tell this because they talk about how "we can go see the game tonight," and when they get back everyone's wearing the same clothes as that conversation.) When they get back, both apartments are completely switched back: the large, heavy furniture is replaced, the posters are re-hung, etc. Even if they were gone from, say, 6 p.m. to midnight or so, there is no way that Rachel and Monica would be able to make that transition in that kind of time.
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.Super Grover
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.
Other mistake: When Phoebe tells Rachel that she thinks she can help her get over Ross, she starts by saying that she needs some photos of Ross. Rachel immediately starts walking towards the kitchen, walking right past the red box of photos on the table beside Phoebe (which she will pick up on her way back and then hand to Phoebe), before Phoebe even mentions the chocolate (and then glass of water) she also needs. It's obvious that Rachel is headed for the kitchen before she knows she needs to go there. (00:12:00)
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.
Other mistake: When Emily first walks in wearing her wedding dress, there is a distinctive difference between that dress and the one Monica picked up from the store a few episodes earlier and tried on (yes, more than that she is also wearing a jacket). There is a band of material at the top of the dress when Emily is wearing it that was not there when Monica wore it.
Other mistake: When Ross first goes out to play rugby and goes into the scrum, just after Emily talks to the rest of the players, he jumps into the middle of the scrum where the ball should be. Instead, in the next shot, the rugby ball is to the far left of the shot, not in the actual scrum.
Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe and Rick are sat on the massage table, keep an eye behind Phoebe's head when the camera is on her, particularly after Rick says, "I can always find another masseuse." You can see the shadow of the boom mic moving.LittleWildman
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. (00:07:05)
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