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  • Season 1 Episode 3: The One with the Thumb

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • Goof: When Rachel is sitting around the coffee house with her old girlfriends, right before the scene changes, it flashes to Rachel and her hair suddenly looks different.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: The One with the Butt

  • Goof: At the start of the episode we learn that Rachel has never seen Joey in a play before. However, when he says that Freud! was at least better than "...that thing I did with the trolls", she nods agreement along with everyone else.

  • Trivia: This is the first time Chandler says his catchphrase "Could I be more...?"

  • Trivia: Right before Joey films the shower scene, if you look over the shoulder of the director, you can see a box marked with Monica's name.

  • Trivia: The song lyrics that Joey sings during his production of Freud! are:

    "All you want is a dingle.
    What you envy's a schwang.
    A thing through which you can tinkle,
    Or play with, or simply let hang."

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