Season 1 Episode 19

The One Where the Monkey Gets Away

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 1995 on NBC

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  • 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.

    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.