Season 1 Episode 10

The One with the Monkey

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 15, 1994 on NBC

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  • Friends is saved by this wonderful episode that introduces us to Marcel, Ross' new pet. The gang decides to have a "dateless" New Year's, but the plans turn awry when each person, minus Ross, gets a date instead.

    Gotta hand it to the writers of the show. Any show that can add a monkey to a show without making it jump the shark must get kudos. So, Kudos! It is truly a wonderfully funny episode, especially the interaction between Ross & Marcel. At the New Year's party, Ross brings Marcel as his date and complains about how the two are fighting and trying to make things work, and he is dead serious when he says it. At the party, everyone has a disasterous time. Chandler wishes he never brought his ex-girlfriend Janice, because she thinks they are getting back together. Joey brings a woman he met in the store, and she brings alone her two kids. Monica brings "Fun Bobby" who is "Sad Bobby" because his grandfather died and he can't get a flight until the following day. Rachel's date Paolo couldn't get a flight from Rome and Phoebe's boyfriend David has to leave for a 3 year stint doing research in Minsk.