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The One With Rachel's Date - S8-E5

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]. (00:06:20)

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The One In Massapequa - S8-E18

Revealing mistake: Towards the start there's a stand-in for Jack Geller, as he is speaking to Ross and Rachel, who is obviously not Elliot Gould. (00:06:00)

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The One Where Heckles Dies - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: After Mr. Heckles has been taken away, in the last wideshot while everyone's still standing in the hallway, when this is viewed on the DVD (Warner Bros. S2 set) we can see a long black line on the floor (as noted in another mistake). The problem is that when this is viewed online on Netflix, even though we can see the very same area of floor, that black line has been blurred out. Weird that it wasn't edited on the DVD, and yet it was for the version available on Netflix.

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: In the episode where Joey is doubling Al Pacino's butt you can clearly see his shadow when he's shooting the scene in the shower, and he's wearing boxer shorts. (00:13:20)

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The One With The Metaphorical Tunnel - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: While Chandler and Janice are in D'Agostino's, some grocery products have their names partially covered, such as Uncle Ben's and Grape Nuts.

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Suggested correction: I've seen a few of these listed as errors, but they're not. A lot of shows do this often if you pay attention. It's called "product displacement", and it is done to avoid being sued or having to pay licensing fees. Also, it is cheaper to alter logos like this than pixelate/blur them out. What is interesting though, is that one of the grape nut boxes in this picture does not have an altered logo.

Yes, it's product displacement, and this is specifically referred to as the "greeking" process. However, your correction only offers an excuse as to why this occurs. The tape or paint partially or fully covering the brand names or logos are a distraction, and it removes viewers from the fake reality of the show or movie. Originally, these types of submissions were to be listed in trivia, but instead they were placed in the mistake section.

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The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Revealing mistake: While Monica and Rachel are talking about Chandler's "jollies to Jaws" Rachel's wearing a colorful flowery top, and after Joey walks in just as Monica takes her seat at the table in the closeup, it's Jennifer Aniston's stand-in, wearing a blue top, who is seated beside Monica. And Rachel's hair is waivy in the flowered top, but straight in the blue top. (Viewed in widescreen).

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The One With Joey's Porsche - S6-E5

Revealing mistake: The triplets are supposed to be two girls and a boy; however, certain revealing shots of their anatomy when they are in Monica's apartment show that the two babies playing the girls are actually boys.

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The One With The Worst Best Man Ever - S4-E22

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.

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The One With The Boob Job - S9-E16

Revealing mistake: When Phoebe and Mike walk into Central Perk and announce they're moving in together, Chandler, Monica, and Ross, who's wearing a sweatshirt and khakis, are all sitting on the couch, and after Phoebe's comment about loading up the Volvo and wanting to be a soccer mom, it's David Schwimmer's stand-in, wearing a blue button-down shirt and jeans, who is seated beside Chandler.

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The One With The Mugging - S9-E15

Revealing mistake: When Rachel tells Joey that his agent called and he got the audition for the Broadway play, Rachel's wearing a colorful paisley top, and after Monica says, "Maybe the monkey will be at the audition," in the next shot it's Jennifer Aniston's stand-in, wearing a red plaid blouse, who is standing beside Joey. (Widescreen).

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The One with the Blackout - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When Chandler is choking on the gum, you can see it is still in the left side of his mouth in a huge lump. (00:16:45)

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The One With Monica and Chandler's Wedding, Part 2 - S7-E24

Revealing mistake: At the point in the ceremony where Joey forgets the rings, the camera pans out and you see Chandler step sidewards to get the ring from Ross, and Monica step sidewards to get the ring from Rachel and Phoebe. As Monica moves, her dress slides across and one of her feet is revealed; it has what looks like a brown boot or heavy brown shoe on it. (00:44:20)

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The One With The Engagement Picture - S7-E5

Revealing mistake: In the shot of the paper with the picture of Monica and Joey, the anouncement written there starts out fine, but near the end the middle part is just repeated again. (00:20:35)

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The One Where No One Proposes - S9-E1

Revealing mistake: While everyone's looking at Emma through the window, when Jack makes the comment about the first grandchild, someone in the background walks by and causes the hallway's set wall to wobble behind them.

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The One In Barbados, part 1 - S9-E23

Revealing mistake: On a number of occasions in this and the next episode, the beach and the water can be seen in the background, through hotel windows. White foam is visible in a number of places, like the crests of waves, but not only do they not move while the camera is on them, they are always in the same place in subsequent shots, revealing that this is a painted backdrop. (00:26:40)

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The One with Two Parts: Part 1 - S1-E16

Revealing mistake: If you look closely you can see that the name of the restaurant "Riff's" is printed on by computer in post-production. (00:00:05)

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The One with the Butt - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: After Chandler asks the woman out, he runs back over to the group shouting, "She said yes! She said yes!" As he does this Joey can be seen mouthing the line. (00:03:45)

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The One With Chandler In A Box - S4-E8

Revealing mistake: When Chandler is in the box and Ross accidentally places his hand over the 'air-hole' you can see Ross feeling for the hole for a while before he finds it. (00:12:35)

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The One Where They're Up All Night - S7-E12

Revealing mistake: Just after Ross realises that he and Joey are locked out on the roof, he goes over to the door and tries the handle with some force. That whole part of the set moves - door and walls. (00:03:25)

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The One After 'I do' - S8-E1

Revealing mistake: In the one after Monica and Chandler get married, Chandler says he can't dance because his shoes are slippery. If you look closely, he managed to slip so much by standing on the bottom of Monica's dress, not because of the shoes. (00:06:00)

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The One Where Ross Finds Out - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Rachel finds out that Ross and Julie are getting a cat, watch Rachel's neck. When she says "together?" she's not wearing a necklace; cut to Ross and Julie for a fraction of a second, then when it cuts back to Rachel saying "both of you?" she's suddenly wearing a necklace. It then disappears again when she says "isn't that just lovely?" hanging off the side of the tray she's holding. (00:05:15)

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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 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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Answer: The painting doesn't have a name, and if it does it is never mentioned in this episode.

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