Friends

Season 1 Episode 19

The One Where the Monkey Gets Away

6
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 1995 on NBC
8.7
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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.moreless

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  • Awesome.

    9.5
    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, Rachel's ex-fiance, barges into the apartment declaring his love for her. I love Friends - one of the all time greats. Oh god - I love Ross, I love his storyline in this episode, I love all of the Friends storylines. I also love Mr Heckles. The monkey goes missing - so funny. Phoebe has some extremely funny moments in this episode what a legend.moreless
  • Good

    8.5
    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. Pheobe getting shot in the bumb was very funny and the part where Joey and Chandler met the hot women. Also the ending was great where the gang got the monkey back. 8.5 out of 10 .moreless
  • Cliffhanger!

    10
    This episode started out a-okay, just another funny episode of Friends. Just as Ross is going to declare his love for Rachel, Barry storms in. That was a pretty big cliffhanger, I was honestly very shocked. What is Rachel to do now? The monkey storyline was very adventurous, everyone looking for a monkey, Phoebe getting shot with a dart, animal control. How cna Rachel be so stupid to lose a monkey AND call animal control? Mr. Heckles obviously had it. I like the way Rachel stood up for Ross & that monkey. Poor Louisa though. At least they get to keep the monkey. A great episode with a great cliffhanger!moreless
  • OK

    9.0
    This episode is all right, not the best of the Friends episodes, but then again its Friends so its still quite good. When Rachel's looking at the engagement news, she finds out that Barry - her ex fiance who she nearly walked down the aisle with is getting married to her best friend an mid of honour Mindy. Also, Ross trusts her to look after his monkey, marcel, when he goes out and she lets him escape. Louisa: Are you aware that possession of an illegal exotic is punishable by up to four years in prison and confiscation of the animal?

    Phoebe: Oh my God! You'd put that poor little creature in jail?moreless
  • "Alright alright. You're a monkey. You're loose in the city. Where do you go?"

    10
    While going through her mail she finds the country club news letter announceing Barry and Mindy's engagement. Ross has Rachel take care of Marcel while he's at work. While she steps out to trow away his poop he runs out the door. The gang searches frantically for Marcel. Rachel calls Animal Control but didn't know Marcel was illegal.



    After they finally get Marcel back Ross trys to tell Rachel how he feels about her but just when you think they are going to get together, Rachel's ex fiance runs in the room and tells Rachel that he can't marry Mindy and that he wants her back.moreless
Megan Cavanaugh

Megan Cavanaugh

Luisa

Guest Star

Elisabeth Sjoli

Elisabeth Sjoli

Tia

Guest Star

Angela Visser

Angela Visser

Samantha

Guest Star

Larry Hankin

Larry Hankin

Mr. Heckles

Recurring Role

Mitchell Whitfield

Mitchell Whitfield

Barry Farber

Recurring Role

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler

Gunther [uncredited]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • 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.

  • 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?

    • Monica: (About Phoebe screaming) What?!
      Phoebe: Something just brushed up my right leg!
      Monica: What was it?
      Phoebe: Oh that's okay, it was just my left leg.

    • Chandler: Don't you think if things were gonna happen with Rachel they would've happened already?
      Ross: I'm telling you. She said she's looking for a relationship with someone exactly like me.
      Joey: She really said that?
      Ross: Well, I added the "exactly like me" part.

    • Louisa: Are you aware that possession of an illegal exotic is punishable by up to four years in prison and confiscation of the animal?
      Phoebe: Oh my God! You'd put that poor little creature in jail?

    • Rachel: It would be different if I had somebody.
      Ross: Really? What happened to, "forget relationships, I'm done with men"? The whole penis embargo?

    • Chandler: Yeah, well I went to boarding school with four hundred boys. Any sex I had would've involved a major lifestyle choice.

    • Phoebe: Oh, this is so intense. One side of my butt is totally asleep, and the other side has no idea.

    • Ross: Well, I think it's perfect. You know. It's just gonna be the two of us. She spent all day taking care of my monkey.
      Chandler: I can't remember the last time I got a girl to take care of my monkey.

    • Ross: I've gotta go. Come on, Marcel! Come on! We're gonna go and take a bath. Yes we are, aren't we? Yes, we are.
      Chandler: They're still just friends, right?

    • Ross: I figured after work, I'd pick up a bottle of wine, go over there, and try to... woo her.
      Chandler: Hey, you know what you should do? Take her back to the 1980's when that phrase was last used.

    • Monica: Pheebs? You know how we talked about saying things quietly to yourself first?
      Phoebe: Yes, but there's not always time.

  • NOTES (4)

  • 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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