Friends

Friends (1994)

145 mistakes in season 5

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The One Where Everybody Finds Out - S5-E14

Factual error: Phoebe holds up a bag of quarters that is almost the size of her head. This would be physically impossible for anyone except perhaps the world's strongest weight-lifters. Quarters are exceptionally heavy for their size. Two rolls weigh exactly a pound. It would take at least 300-400 rolls worth of quarters to fill up the bag Phoebe is holding, which means she is lifting 150-200+ pounds, primarily with one arm. (00:08:40)

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

Continuity mistake: When Ross first tries to flirt with the pizza girl he has money in his hand. When Chandler walks over he gives his own money for the pizza, she leaves, and Ross still has his money. In the next shot when he shuts the door, his hands are empty, then it is back in the next shot when Ross yells at Chandler.

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The One With Joey's Bag - S5-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Joey walks into Monica and Rachel's apartment to tell the gang he didn't get the part thanks to the bag, as he approaches the couch you can see the end of the stage over Joey's right shoulder. (00:21:15)

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The One In Vegas, Part 2 - S5-E24

Continuity mistake: When Monica puts the blue jumper up her dress, she lifts it up and you can see she is wearing black jeans underneath. The next scene shows her running off without the jeans underneath her dress. (00:18:55)

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The One Where Ross Moves In - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: Rachel tells her neighbor Danny that she doesn't know anything about sailing, but later in the series, Rachel teaches Joey how to sail after he wins a boat at a silent auction. She says she learned sailing from her father while growing up.

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The One Where Everybody Finds Out - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chandler turns on music when he and Phoebe are going to "have all the sex" you see Phoebe's arm begin to move in the right corner of the screen. When it cuts to her she has not yet begun dancing, and when he goes to turn the music on again it is a duplicate clip from the initial shot.

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

Factual error: In the scene where Joey is supposedly in the Nevada desert, Saquaro cacti are seen in the background indicating that the scene was shot in Arizona or Mexico.

The One With All The Kissing - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel is telling Monica, Chandler and Phoebe how Ross abandoned her at the airport, when she walks towards the TV a boom mic is briefly visible at the top left of the screen.

The One With The Kips - S5-E5

Audio problem: When Rachel and Ross are in Central Perk, Ross says "Well there's this one thing." Then it cuts to a shot of the side of his head where he says "Okay" and it doesn't match his lips.

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

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the gang is watching Joey's "substitution" video, you can easily see the reflection on the television that no one is sitting on the couch, but when the camera goes back to the gang, they're sitting down on the couch. (00:19:30)

The One With All The Kissing - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Rachel tells her date she's going to have to take a rain check and goes back into the apartment, as she opens the door you can see a cameraman standing inside the apartment. (This is only visible in the broadcast version, not DVD or widescreen). (00:10:45)

The One Where Ross Moves In - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: During Danny's party you can see Monica's apartment through the gap between the door and the wall, despite the party taking place on a lower floor. This is because they just reused the set for the hallway to save having to build a new set for the "lower floor."

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The One Where Everybody Finds Out - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: When Monica and Chandler come in to ask Joey about Pheobe knowing about their relationship he throws the Hugsy teddy behind him. In the next shot we see behind the chair and Hugsy is not there.

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The One With The Yeti - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Rachel and Monica knock on Danny's door and he opens it, there is a wall a few feet behind him. Later, when Rachel shows up at Danny's apartment to cancel their date, she enters into an open room and there is no longer a wall in front of the door. Danny's apartment is supposed to be one floor directly below Chandler and Joey's apartment. This was obviously the same set for their apartment that was used for Danny's and the wall was added for that shot to disguise it.

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The One With The Inappropriate Sister - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When Rachel and Monica are arguing about her meddling, Monica raises her hand to her face and you see a sparkly engagement ring on her finger. Her character wasn't engaged but Courteney Cox was at the time. (00:07:05)

The One After Ross Says Rachel - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Between season 4 and season 5 some of the furniture in Chandler's and Joey's hotel room is changing. In TOW Ross' Wedding the three big pictures over the beds show dark spiky plants like ferns and palm trees (as can be seen in the scene where Joey shows Chandler the video with Fergie). In this episode these pictures are completely different - they show a red flower, a sunflower and a dark green plant. The two pictures next to the door are now much smaller in bigger frames and the lamp on the night table between the beds which had a white shade in season 4, now has a black shade. The nightstand between the two beds also has a different shape.

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

Continuity mistake: When Rachel returns from her first interview at Ralph Lauren she takes out a bottle of water out of the fridge. In the following shot her hands are empty and there are only Chandler's and Joey's bottles on the table. Rachel's bottle reappears on the table next to Chandler's and Joey's bottles (that are also standing closer together than before) for a moment just when Chandler starts saying "Well, you could have tried not kissing him" and then vanishes again. (00:06:20 - 00:07:15)

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The One With The Yeti - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: Joey's bedroom door opens and closes as the camera goes between him and Monica and Chandler when he is telling him he doesn't want to see them kissing.

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

Continuity mistake: Joey is watching Ross from Monica's window and goes searching for the hot girl. The exterior shot crossing the street between buildings is inconsistent with the interior shots, which show them looking at each other across an alley with no visible fire escapes. The exterior shot crosses a street to a building with street-facing fire escapes on every apartment.

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The One With The Inappropriate Sister - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When Joey and Phoebe are talking to each other on the couch, Rachel tucks her hair behind her ears, but in the next shot it's moved.

The One With Ross's Teeth - S6-E8

Monica: What happened to your teeth?
Ross: I whitened them.
Chandler: Really?
Ross: Yeah, what... What do you think?
Monica: Well, uh, I think I shouldn't look directly at them.
Ross: Come on, seriously.
Monica: Ross, they're really, really, really white!
Chandler: Yeah, what was wrong with your old... Human teeth?
Ross: Well, I did leave the gel on a little longer than it said to.
Monica: How much longer?
Ross: Uh, uh... A day.
Monica: Ross, you know that tonight is your date with Hillary?
Ross: I know! That's why I did it! Come on, are they really that bad?
Chandler: No. No, no, no, you'll be fine. Hilary's blind, right?
Monica: She will be after tonight.

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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 Jellyfish - S4-E1

Question: When Ross and Rachel are fighting, Chandler hides behind the door and bursts out saying "I knew it." When Rachel says, "It's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy and it is a big deal.", is this just a Chandler moment or is there another joke I have missed?

Answer: The statements that she's contradicting (that it is common, it happens to every guy, and it's not a big deal), are the things that a woman commonly says to a man who is suffering from erectile difficulty, typically to assuage his bruised ego. However, most men do not believe that these statements are true, as evidenced by Chandler's outburst. He's so caught up in the proof that women are lying about it that he gives himself away.

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