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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 Dozen Lasagnas - S1-E12

Plot hole: At the end, Phoebe and Monica are sitting at the table eating the meat lasagna. Phoebe would not eat this as she is a vegetarian. (00:21:35)

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Suggested correction: Early on in the episode, Monica suggested vegetarians can scrape. It is possible that Phoebe is doing exactly that. Also, two episodes later ("The One with the Candy Hearts"), it is revealed that Phoebe, in fact, does enjoy meat, as long as no-one tells her it is meat she is eating. She is poor and has never been able to afford meat.

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The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie - S4-E10

Factual error: Ross falls asleep on the train and ends up in Montreal, where the woman he meets tells him "it's only a 2-hour ferry ride to Nova Scotia." Yeah, more like a journey of between 13 hours (12-hour car ride plus 1-hour ferry) and 23 hours (multiple bus legs plus 1-hour ferry.) The character could have been lying to Ross, but it's not presented that way at all.

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Suggested correction: It's presented as sarcasm. Not a mistake.

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Not clear on where you got that it's presented as sarcasm; nothing in her delivery says so.

The One with the Candy Hearts - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Ross comes back from asking out his neighbour at the counter, he has his hand open at one point, pointing down, but then apparently smashes the egg on Chandler. It's clear he never had the egg in his hand as there is no mess on Chandler's vest top either.

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Suggested correction: It was in his pocket.

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The One Where Phoebe Runs - S6-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe bends over to tie her shoelace before the first run, and later when she surprises Rachel at the park while running, the mic pack bulge under Phoebe's top can be seen on her back, and when Rachel bends over there's a bulge at her back as well. It's also a bit noticeable the third time they run.

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The One With Chandler In A Box - S4-E8

Monica: Fine, judge all you want to, but [to Ross.] married a lesbian, [to Rachel.] left a man at the altar, [to Phoebe.] fell in love with a gay ice dancer, [to Joey.] threw a girl's wooden leg in a fire, [to Chandler.] LIVE IN A BOX!

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Trivia: Matthew Perry's wit is so legendary that the scriptwriters have often incorporated his gags into the show.

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