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The Part Of The Friends Set You Never Noticed Disappeared

Throughout its 10 seasons, "Friends" delivered hilarious jokes, tender moments, and a sprinkle of drama to keep things interesting. We followed the beloved gang of Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Ross (David Schwimmer), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) as they grew from immature 20-somethings to accomplished and slightly more-mature 30-somethings, Fans finally got to catch up with the actors as they got back together for "Friends: The Reunion" on HBO Max.

Though it's arguably one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, people have noticed some inconsistencies that still have "Friends" fans scratching their heads. Multiple websites including Insider have compiled lists of some of the more egregious errors, like characters who disappeared from the show with no explanation, the mystery of Ross' birthday, and the fact that Monica's apartment number changed. While it's understandable that a long-running show may have lost track of a few details here and there, it seems that "Friends" has had a staggering number of confusing plot holes. A lesser known inconsistency had to do with the physical structure of Monica's apartment, which you might not have noticed changed as well.

There used to be a beam in Monica's apartment

In "Friends: The Reunion," we saw as the cast got together to reminisce on their times on set. At one point in the reunion special, Kudrow and Schwimmer hugged before touring Monica's apartment set. Schwimmer pointed out something that fans may not have caught while watching the show — the beam that disappeared. In fact, the beam by the door was quite prominent in the show, and Ross even bumped his head on it in Season 3.

Kudrow and Schwimmer addressed the set change on "Friends: The Reunion." While looking around the recreated set, Schwimmer asked "Wasn't there a decision to lose that?" as he pointed to the infamous beam. Kudrow quickly confirmed the set change before the two explained that while the beam was there in the beginning of "Friends," it kept getting in the way of shots and was ultimately removed.

We're glad to know at least one "Friends" plot hole is finally put to rest. There are plenty more behind-the-scenes tidbits to enjoy on "Friends: The Reunion," now streaming on HBO Max.