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12 Mistakes and Easter Eggs You Totally Missed When Watching 'Friends'

Lena C
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'Friends' fans out there, get ready to be surprised. 
You may assume that by watching the show and the reruns so many times, that nothing in the show went unnoticed, and that you've seen and known everything there is to know about this show. We decided to prove you wrong. 
There are many mistakes that somehow got out of the editing room into the show. But this is not the only thing you missed, as the show added many easter eggs throughout the show, for the fans with keen eyesight and sharp attention to details. 

Here are 12 things you probably failed to notice on 'Friends.'

1. The loft number on Monica's door changed from 5 to 20 without her actually moving to a different apartment.

1. The loft number on Monica's door changed from 5 to 20 without her actually moving to a different apartment.

The change in numbers must have been done as a way to make the apartment's window view more logical. 
The apartment's window shows they are located on a high floor, so it does not make sense that the number on the door was 5. 

2. Phoebe abruptly goes from conversing with Monica to conversing with... WHO IS SHE?

2. Phoebe abruptly goes from conversing with Monica to conversing with... WHO IS SHE?

The actress Courtney Cox left early that day, so they let her double to finish up. 
How did we miss out on this one? 

You never noticed this switch, did you?

You never noticed this switch, did you?

3. Joey changed his shirt in a split second.

3. Joey changed his shirt in a split second.

Knocking on the door with one, and wearing another when the door opens. 

Shocked? We are just getting started!

Shocked? We are just getting started!

4. Have you at any point thought about how the characters always figure out how to sit on the lounge couch regardless of the episode? If you look closely, you will see that there is a reserved sign in the middle of the table!

4. Have you at any point thought about how the characters always figure out how to sit on the lounge couch regardless of the episode? If you look closely, you will see that there is a reserved sign in the middle of the table!

Now check other scenes where they sit on the couch and look for the sign. 

5. The balloons in the background are actually condoms, This is for Ross's bachelor party so It looks like Joey and Chandler decided to have some fun and replace normal balloons with blown up condoms!

5. The balloons in the background are actually condoms, This is for Ross's bachelor party so  It looks like Joey and Chandler decided to have some fun and replace normal balloons with blown up condoms!

Incredible, right?

Incredible, right?

6. People never noticed that instead of a bagel or a croissant, the display had a potato inside.

6. People never noticed that instead of a bagel or a croissant, the display had a potato inside.

Central Perk sure is a strange coffeehouse.

Central Perk sure is a strange coffeehouse.

7. If you look closer when you read the wedding announcement on the left. It says that the witnesses for the wedding was Elvis, a local homeless person. WTF?

7. If you look closer when you read the wedding announcement on the left. It says that the witnesses for the wedding was Elvis, a local homeless person. WTF?

For those who are a bit rusty be reminded that Joey posing as Chandler was not a mistake.

For those who are a bit rusty be reminded that Joey posing as Chandler was not a mistake.

8. Monica's apartment is as strange as ever. Check the disappearing pillar for example. In earlier seasons, there's unmistakably a pillar that just completely vanished on the later seasons. Where did it go? When was it removed?

8.  Monica's apartment is as strange as ever. Check the disappearing pillar for example.  In earlier seasons, there's unmistakably a pillar that just completely vanished on the later seasons. Where did it go? When was it removed?

9. June Gable played both the role of Estelle and a medical nurse on the show.

9. June Gable played both the role of Estelle and a medical nurse on the show.

For those who thought this nurse looks familiar, now you know why. 

10. The show liked mixing guest stars with random and fixed roles, so the same thing happened with Giovanni Ribisi who played Phoebe's brother as well as a random guy in one of the episodes.

10. The show liked mixing guest stars with random and fixed roles, so the same thing happened with Giovanni Ribisi who played Phoebe's brother as well as a random guy in one of the episodes.

11. Monica's flat must be magical because sometimes the view from the kitchen window is blocked by a brick wall and other times you can see the view.

11. Monica's flat must be magical because sometimes the view from the kitchen window is blocked by a brick wall and other times you can see the view.

Weird, right?

Weird, right?

12. In some episodes the camera shoots by mistake the stage lights, making us remember that this is not an actual NY apartment but rather a studio.

12. In some episodes the camera shoots by mistake the stage lights, making us remember that this is not an actual NY apartment but rather a studio.

FYI: The show also never shot even a single scene in New York, even though the show was about a group of New Yorkers. 

Share this article with your friends who love 'Friends' and see how many things they miss out as well!

Share this article with your friends who love 'Friends' and see how many things they miss out as well!