Friends

Friends (1994)

145 mistakes in season 5

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The One With The Ball - S5-E21

Visible crew/equipment: A stage light can be seen above Ross when he asks Rachel how much she paid for her cat. (00:04:05)

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The One With Ross's Sandwich - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Ross is in Central Perk talking about his day at work and how he is not going to work for a while because of his rage, watch his cotton candy. It changes in sizes and shape a lot, from big and uncircular to small and circular. (00:14:50)

The One With The Kips - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When the group is in the coffee house discussing Kip there is a bag on the table in front of Monica. When Rachel enters she places her bag on top of the bag already sitting there. Toward the end of this scene Rachel's bag then disappears and only the original bag is now sitting there. (00:13:10)

The One Where Rachel Smokes - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Ben is playing with the building blocks, they change with each shot, and he holds different coloured blocks each time. (00:15:20)

The One Where Ross Can't Flirt - S5-E19

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe asks Rachel for the earrings she borrowed, Chandler is visible in the background, standing up with one leg on the table and talking to Joey. When the camera angle switches, Chandler is sitting down. (00:05:00)

The One With The Ball - S5-E21

Visible crew/equipment: A cameraman can be seen in the TV when Rachel is on about the cat she had as a kid. (00:04:25)

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The One With The Inappropriate Sister - S5-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Ross and Monica are wrestling, the stagelights can be seen in the tv. (00:12:45)

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The One With All The Kissing - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: In The One With All The Kissing, Phoebe grabs a photo of the other 5 by the Tower of London. When we see a shot of her a few seconds later drawing herself into the photo, it's a different photograph. (00:07:25)

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The One With Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss - S5-E17

Factual error: When Joey tries to find the Hot Girl, he goes up to Ross' apartment and there is a dead end. However, when he next goes there, he manages to run away in that direction. (00:03:20)

The One With The Ride-Along - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the episode, Rachel is back in Ross' apartment, trying to mend the ornament she broke when she was in there earlier. Ross comes in unexpectedly and she tosses the broken pieces into the lightshade, leaving the glue on the side table. In subsequent shots, the glue goes from lying on its side, to standing up, a number of times. (00:16:00)

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The One With The Triplets - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When the doctor says, "Here comes the head," it is very obvious that there are feet coming out. (00:14:50)

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The One With The Triplets - S5-E3

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene with Joey filming Phoebe and Phoebe saying, "Please don't hurt me," Joey zooms out and you can see the camera that is just about to film them. (00:00:35)

The One Where Everybody Finds Out - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: Monica and Chandler are deciding what to do about Phoebe's flirting; the shot cuts to her and Rachel, and Rachel's right hand is on her chin. In the next shot, it's her left hand on her chin. (00:12:00)

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The One With The Ball - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: When Rachel mentions the cat's name, Ross has the ball. The camera does an instant cut, and Joey now has the ball. Ross did not throw the ball, as you hear the ball being caught every other time. (00:04:50)

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The One With The Kips - S5-E5

Plot hole: In TOW Ross tells Rachel he cannot see her following a promise to Emily, the rest of the friends go into Monica's bedroom. Joey hauls out a box from under the bed, saying that he's been hiding it there since Ross said the wrong name at the wedding. Surely Monica, with her obsession for keeping the place clean, would have noticed a box under her bed? (00:04:10)

The One With Ross's Sandwich - S5-E9

Revealing mistake: Joey's bucket of chicken is, rather obviously, a KFC bucket with "Finger Lickin' Chicken" stuck over the original KFC lettering - you can even see the picture of Col. Sanders. (00:17:10)

David Mercier

The One With All The Thanksgivings - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is trying to turn on the TV, her necklace moves without her touching it. (00:00:15)

The One With All The Resolutions - S5-E11

Character mistake: In one of the scenes where Phoebe is teaching Joey guitar, she asks him to demonstrate the "Iceberg" chord. To refresh his memory, Joey refers to the chord as "G Sharp." In reality, the only way to play a G Sharp chord is with a barre chord, and as such the fingering is not exclusive to it.

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The One With Joey's Bag - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe realises she just met her dad she turns to her friends to share the news, and in the closeup she's holding a pair of 3D glasses in her right hand and Monica's holding a pair in her left hand, but in the next wideshot both of those glasses have vanished. (00:09:15)

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The One With Joey's Bag - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When Chandler speeds up the timer for his turn he places the timer down at the right side of the pillow, but it's at the opposite side of the pillow when he lies down. Then before Monica starts giving Chandler his massage, she sets the timer and places it near the foot of the bed which we see in Chandler's closeup, but in the next shot when she says, "Say goodbye to sore muscles," oblivious to Chandler's pain, the timer is lying by the pillows behind her, near the head of the bed. Note, in the "uncut scene" version, Chandler grabs the timer to speed up his torture, and Monica takes it out of his hand thinking he was going to add more time, then she places the timer behind her. (00:00:25)

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The One With The 'Cuffs - S4-E3

Joanna: What are you doing?
Chandler: I'm getting dressed.
Joanna: Why?
Chandler: Because when I go outside naked, people throw garbage at me.

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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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