The One with the Monkey

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  • 8.5

    Great

    By efc91, Jul 31, 2009

    The gang makes and breaks a pact to celebrate New Year's Eve without dates. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a roommate - a monkey named Marcel whom everyone adores. (Well, everyone except Monica, who can't get past the feces-throwing thing.) Phoebe faces a difficult decision when she meets a shy physicist who's thinking about giving up a fellowship in Minsk to stay with her. I liked this one people didnt like the monkey but I thought Marcel made up for some good little storylines and jokes in season 1. It was also good to see Janice back in this episode little did we know at the time that she would appear in evry season of Friends.moreless

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  • 9.0

    New Years.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 16, 2009

    The first New Year episode of Friends. I feel like this show needed a Christmas episode to go along with it but whatever. It was still a funny episode how they incorporated the monkey in to the episode. And Janice returns. She is my favorite recurring character. Kind of messed up how Chandler broke up with her ion the end. I like how the monkey was like Ross' girlfriend, or roommate. Another thing that I liked about this episode is that everyone ended up dateless like planned in the beginning. It was pretty much fate. The gay kiss at the end, was hilarious!moreless

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  • 9.5

    Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Feb 12, 2009

    Ross arrives at the New Year's Eve party with his new companion, a monkey named Marcel, who seems to take no interest in Ross at all. The gang makes and breaks a pact to celebrate New Year's Eve without dates. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a roommate - a monkey named Marcel whom everyone adores. (Well, everyone except Monica, who can't get past the feces-throwing thing.) Phoebe faces a difficult decision when she meets a shy physicist who's thinking about giving up a fellowship in Minsk to stay with her. IWhat can I say about this episode? I love it so much, everything about it is so funny and just awesome. One of the best episode in season one. I could watch this episode over and over again.moreless

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  • 9.8

    Chandler: Hey, that monkey's got a Ross on its ass!

    By Sarah_Is_Lost, Aug 16, 2008

    Ross arrives at the New Year's Eve party with his new companion, a monkey named Marcel, who seems to take no interest in Ross at all. The gang makes and breaks a pact to celebrate New Year's Eve without dates. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a roommate - a monkey named Marcel whom everyone adores. (Well, everyone except Monica, who can't get past the feces-throwing thing.) Phoebe faces a difficult decision when she meets a shy physicist who's thinking about giving up a fellowship in Minsk to stay with her. IWhat can I say about this episode? I love it so much, everything about it is so funny and just awesome. One of the best episode in season one. I could watch this episode over and over again.moreless

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  • 9.4

    Fine.

    By chocoholic411, Oct 21, 2007

    Okay. This was a really important episode for Phoebe and for Ross. There are 3 storylines in this episode, they are; Phoebe meets a shy physicist named David, and falls totally in love with him, and him with her. His colleague, Max gets himself and David a fellowship in Minsk, and David has to face a difficult decision whether or not to take it and leave Phoebe behind in New York. Ross is feeling lonely, living by himself for the first time in his life, he decides it isn't cool to get a room-mate, so instead gets a monkey. Everyone except Monica loves him. Meanwhile, its New Years Eve and they all make a no-date pact which everyone except Ross breaks, but none of them turn out. Chandler with Janice, they break up. Monica with Fun Bobby, who turns out to be not so fun. Joey with Sandy, who makes out with someone else. Rachel with Paolo, who abandons her. Phoebe with David, the love of her life.moreless

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  • 10

    Ross arrives at the New Year's Eve party with his new companion, a monkey named Marcel, who is more compatible with the group than he is. (DVD Summary)

    By cutieflutie1216, Sep 25, 2007

    A fantastically funny episode. Ross gets a monkey friend, named Marcel. The gang makes a pact to not bring date to the New Year's Eve party which they all end up breaking, except Ross and his monkey. Chandler brings back the hilariously annoying Janice, Phoebe meets the ever important David, Monica gives Fun Bobby another go, Joey picks up a single mom while acting as an elf, and Rachel sticks with Paolo. Of course mayhem ensues, leaving all the friends dateless by midnight, the time to kiss, culminating in Chandler and Joey's first kiss! A fine example of Friends at its best in season one.moreless

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  • 10

    "Pathic, that's transcript for really cool way to live"

    By Monica-Geller, May 02, 2007

    THis is the episdoe where we meet David the scientist guy. Phoebe is singing in Central Perk and meets David there. It's nearing New Years Eve and the gang makes a no date pack. But Chandler ends up asking Janice, Phoebe invites david, Ross brings Marcel his monkey, Rachel trys to beign Paolo and Monica invites funny bobby.



    Funny Bobby isn't so fun since his grandpa just died. Paolo missed his flight so Rachel ends up with out a date and slugs a woman at the airport. David as to go to Minsk for work so he leaves Phoebe before the ball drops. Chandler breaks up with Janice again.moreless

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  • 9.0

    ...

    By Andrew0000, Mar 26, 2007

    This was a really funy episode and seems to be getting more funny by the episode, the name is a really good, and well named episode, with the most funny character there can be as well as most random character, THE MONKEY! Which I found brilliant and a real good plot to the episode. This was a really funy episode and seems to be getting more funny by the episode, the name is a really good, and well named episode, with the most funny character there can be as well as most random character, THE MONKEY! Which I found brilliant and a real good plot to the episode.moreless

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  • 7.1

    very funny

    By xkelly123x, Dec 22, 2006

    The gang makes and breaks a pact to celebrate New Year\'s Eve without dates. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a roommate - a monkey named Marcel whom everyone adores but Marcel doesnt seem to take well to Ros much to his dissapiontment. Well, everyone except Monica, who can\'t get past the faeces-throwing thing and the fact that ther monkey keeps touching her ladels and spoons. And Phoebe faces a difficult decision when she meets a shy physicist who\'s thinking about giving up job in Minsk to stay with her has phoebe finally found true love or will he leave.moreless

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  • 9.9

    Very funny episode

    By angel_147, Dec 16, 2006

    Pheobe meets a man, who for her is just perfect! They immediatly click and have a great time together! Only problems is he gets a fellowship in Minsk where he would go for several years, Pheobe is devasted and she must make a very VERY important decision when he decides he would rather stay with her in New York then fly out to Minsk doing what he has always wanted to do! In the end she decides that she needs to let him go, so he goes to Minsk to do his fellowship and she is left in New York!moreless

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