Everyone remembers the entertainment center that Joey built, the foosball table instead of a kitchen table, the giant white dog, and the film noir poster. But there are also a lot more hidden details that jump out after you’ve watched an episode a few times. Next time Friends is on, keep your eyes open for these 10 hidden details about Chandler and Joey’s apartment.
The Magna Doodle Is Always Changing
More than once there was a message for Joey to call some girl and after 9/11 there were often tributes to NYC and FDNY on the board. It’s always a fun Easter egg to see what’s on the board in each episode.
Thanks For The Stuff
When Friends started Chandler and Joey lived in apartment number 4 but mid-way through the first season their apartment number miraculously changed to apartment 19. The same thing happened at Monica and Rachel’s apartment across the way, switching from number 5 to 20.
Everyone knows Joey loves food, so it’s not implausible that he might need two microwaves to get to the eating faster. Or maybe one of the microwaves broke and the broken one hung around for a while until they finally got rid of it. Both scenarios are equally plausible with Joey and Chandler.
Ms. Chanandler Bong
Late in season 4 Chandler and Joey make a bet Monica and Rachel over who knows each other the best. One of the funniest episodes of season 4, the bet ends with them all swapping apartments. Once Monica gets into Chandler and Joey’s apartment, she rips up the gross carpet and finds the same hardwood underneath that she has in her apartment.
What’s In The Oven
Observant fans have noticed something really odd in Joey’s oven. It looks like there could be some kind of animal in there. How or why it ended up in the oven is anyone’s guess. It’s a fun game to be on the lookout for this moving toy.
The Moving Masks
One decoration that fans might have missed are the masks that move around the apartment, hanging on different walls in different episodes. At least one of the masks can be seen as early as season 2 in the episode when Joey makes it big on DOOL and decides to move out on his own.
Rosita, Rosita, Rosita
n season 4 when Chandler kisses Joey’s girlfriend, he buys them a new set of reclining chairs out of guilt. Joey names his chair Rosita. Rosita eventually dies a cruel death after her back falls off, but it’s a nice little tidbit to know her name, especially considering the pun. Ro-seat-a. Because she’s a seat.
Five Card Charlie
Another one of those moving decorations is the Five Card Charlie sign that appears in Joey and Chandler’s apartment. First appearing in season 4, sometimes it’s over the sink, at other times it’s by the front door and still another time it’s on the other side of the front door. Five Card Charlie is a blackjack rule and doesn’t seem out of place in Joey and Chandler’s apartment.