Friends

The One Where the Monkey Gets Away

Season 1, Ep 19, Aired 3/9/95
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  • Episode Description
  • The gang searches frantically for Marcel, who slipped out of the apartment while Rachel was baby-sitting him. After Marcel is found and safe, Ross finally gets up the courage to try to woo Rachel. But just when it looks like the two might actually spend a romantic evening alone together, Barry, the ex-Mr. Potato Head, barges into the apartment declaring his love for her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Larry Hankin

    Mr. Heckles

  • Megan Cavanaugh

    Luisa

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller

  • Elisabeth Sjoli

    Tia

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jul 27, 2009

  • Good

    By efc91, Jul 31, 2009

  • Cliffhanger!

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 17, 2009

  • OK

    By chocoholic411, Mar 01, 2008

  • "Alright alright. You're a monkey. You're loose in the city. Where do you go?"

    By Monica-Geller, May 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Ross: All right, I want my monkey. Luisa: No! Rachel: Oh, come on, Luisa! Luisa: Sorry, prom queen. Ross: (To Rachel) You had to be a bitch in high school, you couldn't have been fat.

    • Luisa: Luisa Gianetti! Lincoln High? I sat behind you guys in home room! Rachel: Luisa? Oh, my God! Monica! It's Luisa! Monica: The Luisa from home room! Rachel: Yes! Luisa: You have no idea who I am, do you? Monica: No, none at all.

    • Monica: He pooped in my shoe? Which one? Rachel: I don't know. The left one. Monica: Which ones? Rachel: Oh. Oh, those little clunky Amish things you think go with everything. Phoebe: (Entering the apartment) Hey. All: Hi. Phoebe: Whoa, ooh, why is the air in here so negative? Chandler: Rachel lost Marcel. Phoebe: Oh no, how? Monica: He, he pooped in my shoe. Phoebe: Which one? Monica: Those cute little black ones I wear all the time. Phoebe: No, which one? The right or left? 'Cause the left one is lucky...

    • Rachel: Country club newsletter. My mother sends me the engagement notices for inspiration. Oh, my God! Oh my God, it's Barry and Mindy! Monica: Barry who you almost--? Rachel: Barry who I almost. Monica: And Mindy, your maid of--? Rachel: Mindy, my maid of. Oh!

    • Monica: Mail call, Rachel Green, bunk seven. Rachel: Thank you. (Examines it) Oh, cool! Free sample of coffee! Monica: Oh good! 'Cause where else would we get any?

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Title: Czech Republic: Hledá se opičák (Looking for a Monkey)

    • There is a new opening sequence during the theme song. Clips are added in from other episodes.

    • Music: "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes

    • This episode runs 23:13 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    Trivia (4)

    • Continuity: The light switch that Ross uses to turn out the lights when he's alone with Rachel, was added for this episode. It is not there in the previous episode "The One with All the Poker." Furthermore, in "The One with the Fake Monica" two episodes later, the switch has been moved to the right, closer to the picture frame, and the toggle switch has been replaced with a rotating dimmer switch.

    • Goof: You can clearly see that its not Heckles who picks up Marcel.

    • Goof: How did Marcel get outside onto the balcony? He went out the front door and Rachel, who was in the apartment the whole time, would have seen him come back.

    • Goof: When Monica is reading the engagement notices, she turned the page. In the next shot, the page isn't turned.

    Allusions (4)

    • Joey: All right, all right. You're a monkey. You're loose in the city. Where do you go? Chandler: Okay, it's his first time out, so he's probably gonna wanna do some of the touristy things. I'll go to Cats, you go to The Russian Tea Room. Cats, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is one of the most popular musicals of all time. Its 1998 film adaptation, Cats, was also a huge success. The Russian Tea Room is a famous restaurant in New York City.

    • Mr. Heckles: Saw Regis Philbin once... Regis Philbin is an Emmy Award-winning American talk show and game show host, known for his roles on Live with Regis and Kelly and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

    • Phoebe: Well, I'm sorry it wasn't one of those movies with, like, guns, and bombs, and buses going really fast. Phoebe is referring to the 1994 action movie Speed, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. The plot involves a bus getting rigged with a bomb that will explode if the bus slows down to below 50 miles an hour.

    • Rachel: Hi, how was the movie? Monica: Wonderful! Phoebe: So good! Joey: Suck-fest. Chandler: Total chick flick. Phoebe: I'm sorry it wasn't one of those movies with, like, ya know, guns and bombs and, like, buses going really fast... Joey: Hey, I don't need violence to enjoy a movie. Just so long as there's a little nudity. Monica: There was nudity! Joey: I meant female nudity. Alright? I don't need to see Lou Grant frolicking. Monica & Phoebe: Hugh! Hugh Grant! The friends saw the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, about a group of friends' experiences at weddings and a funeral. The 1994 blockbuster starred Hugh Grant, a famous British actor.

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