NBC (ended 2004)




  • Season 1 Episode 18: The One with All the Poker

  • Goof: When Marcel is dancing, you can clearly see the reflection of someone directing him by moving their hand up and down.

  • Trivia: Marcel was not actually dancing in this episode. The clip was just looped.

  • Season 1 Episode 19: The One Where the Monkey ...

  • Goof: When Monica is organizing the search for Marcel, she says to Chandler and Joey, "You guys take the first and second floor, Phoebe and I will take third and fourth". In the very next shot, Monica and Phoebe are knocking on Heckles' door, #8, on the first, or at most, second floor.

  • Continuity: The light switch that Ross uses to turn out the lights when he's alone with Rachel was added for this episode. It's not there in the previous episode, "The One with All the Poker". Furthermore, in "The One with the Fake Monica", two episodes later, the switch has been moved to the right. It is now closer to the picture frame and the toggle switch has been replaced with a rotating dimmer switch.

  • Goof: You can clearly see that it's not Heckles who picks up Marcel.

  • Goof: How did Marcel get outside onto the balcony? He went out the front door and Rachel, who was in the apartment the whole time, would have seen him come back.
    Note: Monkeys are expert at climbing, so he had in all likelihood climbed up the fire escape on the outside of the building. In a later scene, we see him coming through a window into a hallway, which is probably how he got out to the fire escape in the first place.

  • Goof: When Monica is reading the engagement notices, she turned the page. In the next shot, the page isn't turned.

  • Season 1 Episode 20: The One with the Evil Ort...

  • Goof: Joey says that the peeper was watching him walk around his apartment in his underwear, but his apartment is on the other side of the building from Monica and Rachel. The peeper would not be able to see into his apartment. Furthermore, Joey says he can't cook naked because of the peeper, but their kitchen is nowhere near the window.

  • Continuity: The back closet, later called the "secret closet", is open during the scene where Joey calls Sydney. In it you can see what looks like coats hanging up, but in "The One with the Secret Closet", Chandler claims to have never seen what's in there, and when he does, it's nothing but clutter. Additionally, in that episode the door opens from the right, outwards, but in this episode, it opens inward from the left.

  • Season 1 Episode 21: The One with the Fake Monica

  • Goof: When Monica is on the phone with the credit card company, the antenna on the phone is only partially extended. However, when she hangs up and goes to put the phone down, the antenna is fully extended.

  • Trivia: The three casting directors at the end of this episode are really Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane, the creators/executive producers of Friends.

  • Trivia: In the dance class, when the real Monica meets the fake Monica, Monica says to her she's Dutch. When they're about to dance Fake Monica asks Monica: "Mag ik deze dans van u?", which is Dutch for, "May I have this dance?"

  • Goof: When Monica and Fake Monica are telling Rachel about sneaking into a hotel in one shot Monica separates the bread and starts to spread the mayo on it, it then cuts to Fake Monica, and back to Monica and she separates the bread and spreads mayo on it again.

  • Trivia: In the scene where Ross has just explained to Joey and Chandler that he has to give up Marcel, there is a commercial break. Immediately after the break, the shot shows the three guys sitting on the sofa in the coffee house. If you look at the positions that their hands are in, they are mimicking the "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil" monkeys.

  • Continuity: In "The One Where the Monkey Gets Away", Ross tells Rachel that keeping Marcel is illegal and if the officials find out, then he will be taken away. However, in this episode Ross takes Marcel to the vet's without a moment's thought. Surely if the monkey was being kept illegally, he wouldn't take him to a vet's office where that fact would be made public.

  • Season 1 Episode 22: The One with the Ick Factor

  • Trivia: This is the first of two episodes in which Chandler gets one of the other friends a job where he works. The other one is "The One with the Chicken Pox", where Joey pretends to be a data processor named "Joseph". In both episodes, Chandler ends up regretting getting his friend a job.

  • Continuity: In this episode we discover that Monica is 26. However in the next episode, "The One with the Birth", Joey states he is 25. This is an obvious mistake, since it is established that Joey is older than Monica.

  • Trivia: In this episode and many later episodes, the gang make fun of Chandler for emphasizing the wrong words when he talked. (Could that report be any later?) Chandler had only done this once before on Friends, in "The One With The Butt".

  • Season 1 Episode 23: The One with the Birth

  • Trivia: In the hospital, Monica sees a mother go by with twins and says, "No fair! I don't even have one. How come they get two?".  Chandler then suggests that if neither of them is married by the time they're forty, why don't they get together and have a baby. What's interesting is that in that simple little exchange their actual future nine years later is defined. They do ultimately end up together and like the woman who just went by, get to have twins.

  • Trivia: Susan says that Carol's contractions are 55 seconds apart, and Ross says 59 seconds, suggesting that his timing is more accurate because his watch is "Quartz--ha!". Susan trumps him by saying that her watch is "Swiss quartz--ha, ha!". In truth, a four-second difference in their watches in the course of a minute suggests that one of their watches needs repair, regardless of it's advertised accuracy.

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