NBC (ended 2004)




  • Season 1 Episode 3: The One with the Thumb

  • Continuity: Joey, Monica, Ross, and Phoebe mention how difficult it was for Chandler to quit smoking three years ago. However, in "The One with the Flashback" we see that Joey and Chandler have only been roommates, and thus known one another, for about a year.

  • Continuity: In "The Last One (2)" Joey didn't know that when Chandler took the chick and the duck to a farm it meant that they had died, but in this episode, he knows that when you "take a pet to farm", it means that it has been "put to sleep".

  • Continuity: Monica's snort, Joey's knuckle cracking, and Phoebe's hair chewing are never seen in any other episode.

  • Goof: When Monica introduces Alan to the others, before he is saying his first line, he turns his head to Monica. When the camera angle changes, he turns his head again.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: The One with George Steph...

  • Goof: This is the first episode in which we get a good look at Monica's balcony, complete with fire escape and enough room for the girls' slumber party. You have to wonder, however, who would design an apartment in which there was a finished balcony, but the only way to get to it was by climbing awkwardly through a window--especially when the window is virtually useless for any other purpose? Why wouldn't there be a door there, instead?

  • Trivia: In the tag scene, the guy who returns the pillow that Rachel knocked off the balcony somewhat resembles George Stephanopoulos. Perhaps it is meant to be taken as him. After answering the door, Chandler even acts like he recognized him.

  • Continuity: In this episode Phoebe tells Monica that she slept with her ex-boyfriend, Jason Hurley, two hours after they broke up and Rachel has no idea about it because it happened before she joined the group. However, in "The One Where Eddie Won't Go," Rachel tells Monica that Phoebe slept with Jason an hour after they broke up and Monica seems surprised and angry with Phoebe.

  • Factual Error: Ross, Chandler, and Joey go to a New York Rangers - Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. In reality the National Hockey League was experiencing a lockout during the 1994-95 season that lasted until January, meaning that no game could have existed in October of 1994.

  • Trivia: When the girls are out on the balcony discussing what the boys would be like in bed, their discussion foreshadows their future romantic entanglements. Phoebe speaks highly of Joey, Monica of Chandler, and Rachel of Ross. (Although Phoebe and Joey were never technically together, they often acted as a pair.)

  • Goof: When Rachel is sitting around the coffee house with her old girlfriends, her hair looks rather bushy and windblown, but in the last shot of the scene, just after Leslie says, "Well... your mom didn't tell us about the blobbies", it cuts to Rachel and her hair is suddenly combed.

  • Goof: When Chandler, Joey and Ross went to the emergency room they come into contact with Dora who is making a call in reference to the quality of a candy bar. She says she is calling to tell them that she is not fully satisfied with "this" candy bar. That can't be possible since the candy bar has not been opened yet.

  • Continuity: Ross's birthday is inconsistent. In "The One Where Emma Cries" Ross says his birthday is October 18th. Also, in "The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant" (which aired October 19th) Ross is taken to the Hootie and the Blowfish concert on his birthday. However, in this episode, Joey and Chandler buy Rangers' tickets to celebrate Ross's birthday on October 20th, and Ross says that his birthday was seven months ago, implying his birthday is in March. Furthermore, in "The One with Joey's New Girlfriend" Ross tells Gunther his birthday is in December.

  • Season 1 Episode 5: The One with the East Ger...

  • Continuity: Since there was a month of time between the first and second episode, it can be assumed that Rachel has been living in the city for a month and a half, if not longer. Therefore, it is odd that she would not have done any laundry nor received a paycheck.

  • Goof: A sign in the laundromat reads "lost cloths" not "lost clothes," though a surprising number of laundromats have the same spelling error.

  • Continuity: Rachel tells Ross that she can't even send back soup. But Rachel sends back a drink in "The One with the Flashback". Chronologically that would have been a year earlier.

  • Trivia: The name of Ross's detergent, Überweiss, is German for "Super White."

  • Continuity: In this episode, Monica says she sees Ugly Naked Guy laying kitchen tile. It is impossible for Monica to see into his kitchen. As we see in Season 5 when Ross gets that apartment, the kitchen is in the upper right of the screen with a door. And when Phoebe finds out about Chandler and Monica at a straight on shot of the window in that apartment you can't see the kitchen.
    Note: In many shots of Ross's apartment as seen from Monica's window, the kitchen door is visible, such as in "The One with Rachel's Sister". When tiling the kitchen floor, it's likely the kitchen door would be open, at least some of the time, which means Monica would be able to see into the kitchen.

  • Continuity: In this episode Monica and Rachel must go to the laundromat because they do not have a laundry room in their building. However, in other episodes Monica and Rachel do have a laundry room, as they often come home with their laundry and are wearing pajamas.

  • Continuity: Rachel told her friends in the previous episode that she even does her own laundry, whereas this week she confesses to being a "laundry virgin." This is due to the two episodes airing out of production order.

  • Goof: When Janice comes into the coffee shop to talk to Chandler, she brings a shopping bag which she sets by the couch. But when she gets back from the restroom and Phoebe breaks up with her for Chandler, she leaves the coffee shop without getting her bag from in front of the couch.

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Romantic Comedy, feel good comedy, 90s, life in a new city, city living