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17 Things You Never Noticed On "Friends" That Will Make You Say, "How Did I Miss That?"

OK, but like how did I not notice that?

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share some of their favorite out-of-the-ordinary things they've spotted while watching Friends. Here are some of the best responses:

1. Central Perk once put a potato in the cake display stand.

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Submitted by jacqipro13

2. Following the 9/11 attacks, the show paid tribute to the FDNY and NYPD in multiple episodes.

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Submitted by aimeemillerg

3. In "The One With the Jam," you can see someone walking behind Monica's closet.

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Submitted by annisar3

4. There's a background actor who seems to be chewing her coffee.

And the award for best "Friends" extra goes to woman who sips coffee then chews it.

While some people think that she's eating something and then takes a sip of coffee (hence the chewing), if you look closely, she definitely doesn't look like she's chewing anything prior to taking a drink.

Submitted by caseyrackham

5. During Joey's butt double scene, there's a moving box behind the crew that has "Monica's" written on it.

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Submitted by rosiek401a99856

6. The actress who plays Estelle previously played a nurse in the episode where Carol gives birth to Ben.

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Submitted by carleyc4bb90450e

7. Rachel's last name has an extra "e" in it on her invitation to Ross and Emily's wedding.

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Submitted by Sheridan Watson

8. When Monica is opening her wedding presents, the big box goes from wrapped to unwrapped to wrapped in the span of one scene.

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Submitted by Casey Wombough, Facebook

9. When Pete visits Monica at her work, you can see the padding on the floor that's there for when she's supposed to fall down.

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Submitted by raysour

10. Just go ahead and look at that little "Reserved" sign on their ~usual~ table.

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Submitted by Brandon Moore

11. In the 10th season, a giant hole is visible in the wall of Joey's apartment.*

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*It's probably visible thanks to the HD switch from 4:3 to 16:9. (i.e. It wasn't visible when it originally aired on TV, but it is visible when watching on Netflix or on a widescreen TV. It also explains why more recently people have been noticing the actors' stand-ins appearing onscreen.)

Submitted by Olivia3

12. In the scene where Chandler is supposed to be wearing only Julia Roberts' character's pink thong, you can see that he's actually wearing boxers or shorts of some kind.

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Submitted by jessicay440de10fa

13. When Monica turns to get the wedding ring from Rachel, you can see one of her shoes...which appears to be a comfy slipper of some kind.

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Submitted by adswasey93

14. When Freddie Prinze Jr. played the manny, you can see that the puppets switch hands during takes.

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Submitted by e1g3o96

15. The balloons used during Ross's bachelor party seem to be blown-up condoms.

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Submitted by wezzles21

16. Rachel's passport has a picture of some other woman.

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Submitted by SheTalksLikeAJellyBean

17. And finally, Joey and Chandler's door and Monica and Rachel's door go from 4 and 5 to 19 and 20.

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Submitted by adens

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CORRECTION

An earlier version of this post included a moment from "The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding" where Chandler's office door reads "Mike Smith." The following scene where the joke is explained is not included in the episode available on Netflix.

An earlier version of this post also included a mention of Chandler and Joey’s “second microwave,” which is actually a bread maker.

These items have been removed from the post.