Friends

Friends (1994)

145 mistakes in season 5

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The One With The Yeti - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Rachel is talking to Phoebe about cremating the coat there is a mirror behind her with a laptop reflected in it. The reflection shows it switched on, but in the wider shots it is switched off. (00:09:15)

3

The One With Joey's Big Break - S5-E22

Audio problem: At the very end when Ross hits Rachel's stomach twice the sound doesn't match his actions. (00:21:00)

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3

The One With All The Thanksgivings - S5-E8

Visible crew/equipment: Monica is explaining her Thanksgiving to Chandler; when she drops the knife there is a shot looking up from the floor. A crew member's shadow is visible on the ceiling. (00:07:10)

2

The One With All The Kissing - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: There is a scene in Central Perk where Rachel confronts Chandler about all the kissing he's been doing. She raises her hands up in front of her and tells Chandler to hold on to stop him from getting up from the couch. As he goes to sit back down on the couch she lowers her hands to her lap. The shot cuts to an angle behind Rachel's chair and she is lowering her hands again. (00:14:35)

Tina Gilliam
2

The One Where Rachel Smokes - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: Joey's snowcone changes during the scene with Ross at the party. It goes from rounded to more flat to rounded, and from plain ice to being able to see the flavoring to ice again. (00:20:00)

Pam-I-am
2

The One With Joey's Big Break - S5-E22

Factual error: Joey and Chandler are supposedly crossing the George Washington Bridge but the exterior background viewed from inside the car is very obviously a repeat reel of another bridge, and their conversation goes on for far too long for the actual crossing. And the cutaway shot after Chandler is kicked out of the car shows an aerial view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

MovieFan612
3

The One In Vegas, Part 2 - S5-E24

Continuity mistake: When Monica and Chandler find the dice under the craps table, it is at an angle so both the four and five appear up. When the camera changes to the last shot (the zoom in of them kissing) the dice is sitting flat on the floor. (00:33:35)

2

The One With Ross's Sandwich - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: In the second scene with Phoebe and Rachel in the night class, when the camera looks over Rachel's shoulder, she has "Jane Eyre" in her hand face up, but when the angle switches to front view, she has nearly placed the book on the desk. (00:13:20)

1

The One With Joey's Big Break - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: When Joey arrives in the desert there is a lot of stuff not in vans. As the director gets into his car, loads of equipment is still in the desert, but a few shots later the vans are full and leaving. (00:18:50)

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2

The One With The Triplets - S5-E3

Factual error: Joey always grabs his back when he gets his pain from his kidney stones. This is a classic referral pattern for pain when the stones are in the kidney. However, the doctor says that the kidney stones were too close to the bladder. Stones in the ureters classically refers the pain to the groin area. (00:02:40)

The One In Vegas, Part 2 - S5-E24

Continuity mistake: When Pheobe is telling the Lurker to go away her hand is in the cup of coins, an instant cut later and it's out with no time to do so. (00:29:00)

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The One Where Everybody Finds Out - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: The amount of buttons undone on Pheobe's top by Joey changes after she says, "You didn't rip any buttons." The camera cuts to Joey then back, and it has changed. (00:18:00)

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The One With Joey's Big Break - S5-E22

Other mistake: When Joey and Chandler are in the cab on the bridge, Joey quickly stops the cab so Chandler can get out. However, on the screen behind, the background doesn't 'slow down' as Joey does, it just continues as if the cab is going at the same speed. Then, in the next shot, it is still. When Joey sets off again, the background stays the same and doesn't show that the cab is getting faster. (00:13:05)

The One With The Kips - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: Rachel and Phoebe are in the Central Perk, talking about leaving the group, and a jacket and a handbag are hanging on the arm of the chair behind Rachel, slightly to her left. Between shots it changes from just the jacket, then just the handbag and so on. This continues throughout the scene when Ross comes in and Phoebe leaves. As she gets up you see both again, however Rachel does not move enough to just show one and hide the other. (00:16:00)

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The One With All The Kissing - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: In the Central Perk scene where Rachel is telling Ross she loves him, Ross is sitting at the small round table. The blue cup and the white cup with the lid move positions throughout the scene. (00:16:25)

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The One Where Ross Moves In - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: At the very start of the episode, when Joey's showing Chandler National Geographic, Chandler has his left hand up by his face in one shot, then when the angle changes they're both clasped in his lap. (00:00:05)

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The One With The Kips - S5-E5

Other mistake: When Ross tells Rachel he can't see her anymore, the door to Monica's room is open revealing a completely blank and empty room. (00:09:50)

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The One With The Inappropriate Sister - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is being removed from her "bucket spot" she starts to take off the signs she has put up. With the camera close up to her, she rips one off, then the camera changes to a wide view, and she is suddenly holding two signs. (00:16:40)

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The One With All The Kissing - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: In the scene after Monica pretends to drop socks in the hallway in order to prevent Rachel from telling Ross she still loves him, Rachel goes back into the apartment and locks Monica out. Monica then starts to pound on the door with her bare left hand. The scene changes to the apartment and Ross opens the door to let Monica in. All of a sudden Monica is pounding the door with her right hand wrapped in a sock. (This continuity problem is for the widescreen version, where we see a closeup of Monica not seen on the DVD, in the hallway with a bare hand right before Ross opens the door. However, on the DVD there are extra shots of Ross and Rachel after seeing Monica's bare hand pounding and then seeing her with the sock on her hand, which gives her ample time to put it on). (00:11:45)

The One In Vegas, Part 1 - S5-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When Ross is leaving Rachel's, a stagelight can be seen by the bathroom. (00:12:00)

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The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie - S4-E10

Rachel: No accountants. Oh, and no one from, like, "legal." I don't like guys with boring jobs.
Chandler: Oh, and Ross was like what, a lion tamer?

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Trivia: The Magna-doodle on the door in the boys apartment has a different picture on it every episode. There is usually some tenuous connection between the picture and the plot of the episode.

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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Question: What's the name of the "scary painting" that Joey saw in the apartment of the girl he thought he'd slept with before? The strange and creepy painting (black and white, with an amorphous body and a chair). I really, really want to know who is the artist. Not Gladys - that's Phoebe's painting that comes out of the frame.

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