21 Small But Really Annoying Inconsistencies In FRIENDS

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FRIENDS is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time. People still relate to the six main characters, their struggles, and the storyline of the show. That is what gave this show a huge success and it is continuing. While FRIENDS gave the audience some amazing storylines, there were some small inconsistencies in the show. Let’s check out those small yet annoying inconsistencies in FRIENDS:

1. Ross’s Birthday Keep Changing

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Throughout the seasons, Ross changed his birthday three times. He mentions that his birthday is in March in season one but in the later season he said, it is in December. However, he again changes his birthday to October in season nine.

2. Appearance Of Rachel And Chandler Changes Within Hours

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When Monica said “Yes” to Chandler’s proposal at the end of season six, fans were expecting the next season to be started from where it ended. However, it didn’t happen as expected. Even the appearances of Chandler and Rachel were different as Chandler had a haircut and have lost weight and Rachel shorten her hair. But since we love “Mondler”, it’s okay.

3. Everything About Rachel’s Sisters Changes

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In the beginning, Rachel mentioned that she has only one sister. But, later it turned out that she has two. Also, once he mentioned to Danny, her boyfriend that one of her sisters has “very masculine energy”. However, they both appeared quite feminine.

4. Rachel’s Baby Suddenly Being a Breech But Pushing Anyway

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Rachel was taking ages to dilate during her labor. However, suddenly midwife said, “Oh, we just found out this baby is breech. You’re just gonna have to push a bit harder!” Neither C-section nor epidural, just push harder. Wow!

5. Estelle Helping Ross and Carol To Deliver The Baby

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Estelle was Joey’s agent. But, if you have missed it, in earlier seasons, she was also the nurse who helped in deliver Ross and Carol’s baby. Then how did she become Joey’s agent later on?

6. Joey And Chandler’s Bathroom Toilet Keeps Changing

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In almost all the episodes, Joey and Chandler’s bathroom toilet is to the right of the door in the corner, but in the episode “The One With The Kips”, the toilet magically comes in front of the door and can be seen from outside.

7. The Door Number Keeps Changing

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The door number of Joey and Chandler’s apartment keeps changing just like Rachel and Monica’s door number. It changes from 4 & 5 to 19 & 20. However, the purple door and wooden frame on the peephole were more in the spotlight to see the door numbers.

8. Joey Shirt’s Color Changes From Purple To Black Within Minutes

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Joey spotted an attractive girl from Monica’s apartment. At that time he was wearing a black shirt. He then went across the building to find her out and he was wearing a purple shirt. Why not? He could have stopped to change his shirt. However, when Ross opens the door, magically he was wearing a black shirt again. More evidence for the Joey the Magician theory.

9. Chandler And Monica’s Present Goes From Wrapped To Unwrapped Throughout Episode

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In the episode, Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel were discussing Rachel’s pregnancy and the father’s identity. As they did, the wrapping paper from Monica’s wedding appeared and disappeared from the box. Monica kept going from being about to rip the paper off the box to sitting in front of a plain brown box. It kept changing throughout the scene, including when Joey joined them in the apartment.

10. Chandler Cried Often Despite Saying That He Can’t Cry

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Before the episode “The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry”, Chandler was seen crying on multiple occasions such as when Ross asked him and Joey to be his best man, when Ross gave Phoebe a bike to ride as a gift, even when he proposed Monica and many more. So, in short, it is hard to believe that he can’t cry.

11. Ross Keeps Forgetting That He Doesn’t Hate Ice-Cream After all

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Well, it was a running joke and quite has mentioned few times in the show that Ross doesn’t like ice cream. However, supposedly, he forgets that when he is happily eating ice cream with his monkey, Marcel, or on a date with Elizabeth.

12. Rachel And Chandler Got Introduced With Each Other Few Times

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The bond between Chandler and Rachel’s character is not a famous one. But they did share a different connection with each other. However, they also got introduced for the first time on three different occasions, that is, on the “The Pilot” episode, then in the “The One With All The Thanksgiving” and finally on the “The One With The Flashback” episode. Well, each time their introduction was memorable.

13. Monica And Chandler Says “I Love You” Twice For The First Time

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It happened first in the episode “The One With All The Thanksgiving” and later it happened in the episode “The One Where Everybody Finds Out”. They consider both of them their first which is technically not possible.

14. Monica And Pete Time Travelled On Their Date

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Pete being the millionaire took Monica to Rome on their first date to have Pizza. But one crucial thing that they forgot is Rome would be a nine-hour flight one way. So, it is next to impossible to reach back on time, unless they have time traveled.

15. Rachel Was Pregnant For Over A Year

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Monica and Chandler got married in the month of May. Rachel was six weeks pregnant at that time. Later, Valentine rolls in and she is still pregnant. Well, we love Ross and Rachel but how is this even possible?

16. Ross Keeps Forgetting When He Lost His Virginity

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In the early episodes, Ross makes a whole lot of fuss about him losing virginity to Carol and she is the only one. However, when Monica, Chandler, and Ross were revealing secrets about each other, it was mentioned that he made out with a cleaning lady in his college days. So, what is the truth?

17. Monica’s Juice Glass Filled and Emptied Itself

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In season 4 episode 14, Monica poured herself nearly a full glass of orange juice. She put it down to feel Phoebe’s baby kicking. The glass was closer to half full by then. However, more juice was added to the glass as she asked Rachel how her date with Joshua went. And again, the glass was less than half full when Rachel said she didn’t see Joshua.

18. Monica’s Beliefs Of Soul Mate Existence Changes Within Weeks

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On the aisle, while taking her vows, Monica called Chandler his soul mate. Later, Phoebe introduces a guy to Monica which she thinks is a soul mate of Monica. Chandler gets all upset about it and Monica then tells her that she doesn’t believe in the concept of the soul mate.

19. 3D Glasses Disappeared From Phoebe’s Hand

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In season 5 episode 13, Phoebe’s grandmother’s funeral happened. She held several pairs of 3D glasses in her both hands when the others joined Phoebe. She gave one to the man who named himself Frank Buffay. The gang joined her as she realized who he was. The glasses in her right hand were gone as she told them the man was her father.

20. Rachel’s Necklace Keeps Disappearing Throughout The Episode

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Rachel was wearing a necklace when she spoke to Monica, Chandler, and Joey about Ross and Julie. But it got disappeared when Ross and Julie announce that they are getting a cat together. However, it re-appeared when Rachel continued to question about them getting a pet. The necklace kept disappearing and reappearing across the cuts in the episode.

21. Monica Keeps Forgetting That Ross Told Her When He Lost His Virginity

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In an earlier episode, when Ross realized the dates, Monica says “I hope you wouldn’t remember”. Later it made clear that on this date Ross lost his virginity to Carol and of course Monica knew about it. But in a later episode, when she and Joey went on a date with the brother-sister duo (at least that’s what Monica thought), she says to Joey that this brother doesn’t even tell her when he lost his virginity. How come is this possible?