Friends

Season 1 Episode 19

The One Where the Monkey Gets Away

6
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 1995 on NBC
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Episode Fan Reviews (13)

8.7
out of 10
Average
327 votes
  • very nice episode!

    10
    Rachel offers to baby sit Marcel - Ross's monkey - Ross has a fantasty that when he comes to pick up Marcel he can 'woo' Rachel. But as usual things don't go to plan when Marcel runs outside!

    They look everywhere for Marcel and after running into an ex - school mate and having the guy from downstairs kidnap the monkey they finally get their hands on Marcel. Ross and Rachel both are ecstatic!

    And when they're finally alone Ross tries to 'woo' her but the Barry, Mr Potato head, the guy Rachel left at the altar comes barging in declaring his love for her!
  • very funny

    8.8
    The gang searches frantically for Marcel, who slipped out of the apartment while Rachel was baby-sitting him.However Rachels calls the keeper person and treatens to take him away if she finds him first so Rachel steps in to safe Marcel but at a price 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.
  • 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!
  • "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.
  • ONE OF THE BEST!!

    10
    this is a great episode for the first season, it's new and it is also original and there is no other episode like it. this episode is about ross making rachel be in charge of marcel but he sneaks away and everyone goes searching for him and eventually they find him. this is anotehr episode that ross gets close to telling rachel about his feelings for her but then barry comes in and tells rachel that he can't marry mindy because he is still in love with her and then ross gets annoyed and never tells rachel how he feels.
  • ...

    9.7
    A great Storyline and a really entertaining episode with great amouns of humour, and several funny and enjoyable parts! A definate must see episode if you are in the mood for a laugh! Brilliant! A great Storyline and a really entertaining episode with great amouns of humour, and several funny and enjoyable parts! A definate must see episode if you are in the mood for a laugh! Brilliant! A great Storyline and a really entertaining episode with great amouns of humour, and several funny and enjoyable parts! A definate must see episode if you are in the mood for a laugh! Brilliant!
  • Another great installment

    9.2
    The whole group of Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe are out searching frantically for Ross's monkey Marcel. The monkey had slipped out of the apartment when Rachel was baby-sitting for Ross to watch the monkey. Once Marcel is caught and safe Ross finally decides to try to impress Rachel. Just when it seems like Ross and Rachel might actually spend a romantic evening alone together Barry decides to just run into the apartment and declare his love for Rachel right in front of Ross. A great episode. Just amazing. Watch it you will like it a lot .
  • 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?
  • Ross leaves Marcel in Rachel's hands for a day so she can babysit for him. But when she opens the door to take out the trash, Marcel sneaks out. Rachel has to find the monkey before Animal Control does or he will be taken away.

    9.0
    This episode might not sound as clever or as funny as it actually is. I call this episode the "beginning" of the Ross-Rachel pre-romance. He has finally decided he is going to make a move on her, expressing his feelings of amour for her after she becomes depressed when she discovers that her former fiance Barry is engaged to marry her former maid of honor Mindy. But when Rachel loses Marcel, all talks of romance go out the window as the gang goes on a frantic search to find him. Rachel calls Animal Control, thinking they will help, but Ross is devastated when he finds out they are present because they will confiscate the monkey because the City has a ban on exotic animals.
  • Clever

    8.9
    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.

    Trivia: First episode shot properly outside of the three main locations.

  • 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 .
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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.
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