Does Phoebe Speak French Or Not, And Other Friends Plot Holes That Keep Us Up At Night!
You know a TV show is good when even after 10 years it ended we’re still obsessing over it and talking about it! However, no matter how good a show it, plot holes can ruin everything! These are ten plot holes in FRIENDS that drove us nuts!
1. Looks like Rachel and Chandler lost their memory
In the pilot, Rachel and Chandler have to be introduced, as if they’ve never seen each other before. This contradicts later plot lines, which show that they met on at LEAST four separate occasions during high school/college – even making out in a flashback during season 10. It’s unlikely they wouldn’t recollect any of this, no?
So what… did Chandler just forget he was in Ross’s band in college? And that he knew Monica when she was fat? And that he’d met Rachel several times before?
Come on! #Friends
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2. And it gets worse, looks like they don’t even remember what months they were born in
Maybe this is where the whole age issue comes from, because Rachel tells Gunther that her birthday is in May in ‘The One With Joey’s New Girlfriend’, yet later says she’s an Aquarius in Season 7. The problem? If you’re an Aquarius, you’re born in January or February not May!
3. The unbelievably frustrating locked room mystery
In Season 10’s ‘The One With The Late Thanksgiving’, Monica and Chandler lock the others out of their apartment, to punish them for being late. Rachel unlocks the door after digging out an ‘old key’ she still has from her time living there, but the chain’s on and the (now iconic) heads-through-the-door moment happens. Unfortunately, that key shouldn’t have worked – because the locks to the apartment were changed in Season 8, AFTER Rachel moved out, when Joey tells the superintendent there’s a gas leak to make him break the door down. Oops.
4. Disappearing ink.
During the Season 5 finale, Ross and Rachel get married with permanent ink all over their faces. The whole POINT of the episode is that this ink won’t come off, right? And yet at the beginning of Season 6, when they’re having breakfast, the ink has magically disappeared.
5. Looks like Ross DOES like ice-cream
In season 7 he claims that he doesn’t like ice-cream because it’s ‘too cold’, but we see him happily tucking into a cone with Marcel the monkey and girlfriend Elizabeth on two separate occasions.
6. How old ARE they?!
The Friends gang simply can NOT keep track of their ages! In Season 7 Rachel is shown to be the last member of the group to turn 30. However, according to ‘The One With The Birth’ in Season 1, Joey is the youngest at 25 (Twenty five!). Oh, and there are various references to Ross being 29 in seasons 3, 4 AND 5, despite multiple Thanksgivings, Christmases, and other events that prove time has passed. Geller really doesn’t want to turn 30, eh?
7. Chandler is SHOOK by Monica’s weight loss
Chandler couldn’t believe how Monica looked like when she was younger. In ‘The One With The Prom Video’? Monica tells him the camera adds 10lbs, he asks her ‘how many cameras were on you?’ But this doesn’t make sense. Chandler regularly met Monica when they were both younger. She even ‘accidentally’ cut off his toe when he visited the Gellers for Thanksgiving, after she’d heard him calling her ‘fat’ the year before.
8. Does Phoebe know how to speak French or not
She has no idea what ‘sous chef’ means in ‘The One With Rachel’s Date’, but appears to be pretty much fluent when she tries to teach Joey the language for an upcoming audition.