Revealing mistake: In the scene in the coffee house, Phoebe is talking to Monica who is drinking a cup of coffee. Towards the end of the scene, the camera is on Phoebe who is smiling & laughing at Monica. In the right hand corner is a side view of 'Monica' however, it is not Courtney Cox in the scene, but a completely different actress. [Widescreen version only, although the "wrong" nose is visible in the original].
Continuity mistake: Monica is sitting in the living room with all her wedding presents, waiting for Chandler to return. She begins to open a large parcel and reveals a brown cardboard box. Then the camera moves to Joey, and when it moves back, the parcel is wrapped up again. This happens about three times.
Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is talking to Ursula's fiance Eric, he is wiping sweat off his face with a napkin. He puts the napkin to his eye and then in the next shot it changes to the other eye without him having enough time to change it. This happens again when at one point he's wiping his eye and then suddenly his forehead.
Continuity mistake: In The One With Monica's Boots, Monica is removing her trainers and replacing them with her boots so it looks as if she was wearing her boots all along. In one shot her left jean leg is tucked into her boots, but when she stands up it is sitting perfectly.
Audio problem: When Joey is proposing to Rachel and he tells Phoebe to give him the ring back, she says "No!" and pulls her hand away. When she pulls it away, she hits her chest and there's a thump sound that's clearly the sound of her clip on microphone being hit (it's way too audible to be just a thump on her chest).
Continuity mistake: Throughout the entire first scene where Rachel is asking Chandler and Monica if they have seen Joey and he's in the bathroom, Chandler is sitting at the table and his blue cup constantly switches from being in his hand to on the table much too quickly to be real movement. At one point he even holds a piece of food which then disappears from his hand back on to the plate.
Continuity mistake: In the one with Rachel's babyshower, Monica needs to ring Rachel's mom to invite her. She says that she has her number in her phone book and walks over to the phone - we see her start to look at it, but when the angle changes she's got the phone and is dialling.
Continuity mistake: It's obviously December, with the set decorations and Rachel's reference to sitting on multiple Santas' laps because she is randy from her pregnancy hormones. The characters establish that it's Rachel's fourth month of pregnancy...but she became pregnant about six weeks before Monica and Chandler's May 15 wedding. Her fourth month would have been in July, not December.
Continuity mistake: After Chandler has been playing the Ms Pacman machine all day he claims his hand has seized up and it appears to look like a claw. From then on in that scene, his hand manages to move around fine. It goes in his pocket, and he waves it around like normal, and then when he mentions his hand again at the end of the scene, it appears to have seized and is clawlike again.
Other mistake: In series 8, 'The One with the Videotape,' when they are watching Ross and Rachel on the TV and when Rachel (on the video) is discussing the invitations and how Monica didn't shut up about sending them, Chandler points at the TV and makes a kind-of confused face. A few minutes later, just before he says 'Did you do it on our invitations?' the same shot of him pointing and pulling a face comes up.
Visible crew/equipment: After Monica and Chandler leave the apartment so Joey and Rachel can be alone, Rachel tells Joey that it's nothing and he tells her he's going to take-off, then in the next wideshot the camera can be seen at the left side of the screen.
Visible crew/equipment: When Ross is wearing roller-blades while teaching his class, just as he points to the map and says, "Here," the second time, there's a hidden crew member that can be seen behind the end of the set wall with the map, at the left side of the screen.
Visible crew/equipment: While Phoebe and Tim are at Central Perk, when Tim's beeper goes off he blows Phoebe a kiss when he leaves, and as Phoebe catches that kiss and throws it away have a look at the left side of the screen, where the Central Perk wall ends we can see part of Monica's restaurant kitchen set - the door and the wall beside it. (Widescreen version).
Visible crew/equipment: When Ross shows up at Chandler's office and they both head out to go to the Hard Rock Cafe, just as Chandler walks out the door we can see the edge of the right wall set, allowing us to see the hallway Chandler just walked into and even Chandler's arm.
Visible crew/equipment: After Rachel puts the videotape in the VCR, when she uses the remote to hit play it cuts to a closeup of the TV, and before the tape starts playing we can see the reflection of the camera dolly and a crew member wearing a white shirt, kneeling on the floor.
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene Rachel is holding a white felt pen in her hands and gesturing with it while she talks about the soap opera digest magazine. Between shots the pen sometimes has its cap on and then it's off again so you can see the blue tip.
Revealing mistake: When Monica gets out of her room to show Chandler her sexy clothing, as she opens the room's door, the buildings from across the street move. The scenario was a curtain and the wind that the door made when she opened it on the set made those curtains with the buildings printed in move.
Continuity mistake: When Ross turns on the camera and sits down in front of it, "flirting" with it and drinking wine, what you can see on the little camera screen is very different from when they play the same clip on the TV, in which looks like he was sitting much closer to the camera then he actually was.
Continuity mistake: When Joey walks back into the apartment (with his eyes covered) to get the sandwich, he walks by the Fussball-table, and there's nothing on it. When he walks away you see a purse lying on the cooker. Then, when the shot changes to Dina and Rachel, you see the purse lying on the fussball table.