Friends fan finds glaring blunder you can only see on a widescreen
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 13
A Friends fan has pointed out a glaring error when re-watching the sitcom (Picture: NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Afan has pointed out a literal .

The beloved sitcom ran from 1994 until 2004 and starred , , , , Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer as six friends living in New York.

It may have been 20 years since it wrapped up, but the series is .

But when it came to from 2003.

Titled The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss, the episode from the 10th season saw Joey (Matt) and Rachel (Jennifer) agree to put their burgeoning relationship on hold over fears it could upset Ross (David).

However, when watching, Riley Soley noticed something was amiss.

a literal plot hole

Sharing what she saw on social media, Riley pointed out something that likely wouldn’t have ever been noticed before the show made its way onto Netflix.

When the show was airing, Friends was viewed exclusively in a standard 4:3 aspect ratio on chunky-backed TVs.

But now that viewers can tune in with the wider aspect ratio of 16:9, the screen size has revealed a bit too much.

Pausing the episode, Riley showed a scene where Joey returns home to his apartment and closes the front door.

However, on her TV, there is something hard to miss.

‘I love when you can tell something was shot with a camera that had no intention of ever being put on a widescreen TV,’ she said.

It involved something she noticed in Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler’s (Matthew Perry) apartment (Picture: Riley Soley/ TikTok)

‘I’m watching Friends, and look at this’ she added, pointing to the right of Joey’s door.

‘Look at that giant hole in the side of Joey and Chandler’s apartment!’

The video showed a huge, square hole cut out of the wall of the set, presumably used to help position equipment as the crew filmed the inside of the apartment.

It was only noticed because of watching on a widescreen TV (Picture: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

This is far from the first time a Friends fan , although most of the time others are less literal.

Take for example last year when a continuity error regarding Rachel was revealed.

After admitting to being a ‘nerd who pays too much attention to TV shows’, a user on Reddit explained the error they had unearthed.

‘In season five, Rachel’s flirting with a neighbour – he invites her to his moving in party but she plays hard to get and says she “thinks she is going to be busy”.’

They continued: ‘She says she is going to a “regatta gala” (a boat race). He asks her if she sails and she said “No”.’

The episode the user is referring to is The One Where Ross Moves In, where Rachel tries to date a man named Danny, whom she nicknames ‘Yeti’.

The sitcom ran from 1994 until 2004 (Picture: NBCU Photo Bank)

The user then jumped forward to a later episode to explain the error.

‘In season seven, Rachel teaches Joey how to sail because she had lessons when she was a teenager. So, there it is. Thanks for reading. You can go back to your lives now,’ they said.

The episode in question is the third episode of season seven, The One With Phoebe’s Cookies, but others were quick to explain the ‘error’.

‘Just because she can sail doesn’t mean she does at the time Danny asks,’ one responder pointed out. ‘I can ride a bike, but if someone asked me if I cycle, I’d say no.’

Friends is streaming on Netflix.