Season 1 Episode 10

The One with the Monkey

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



  • Trivia

    • Phoebe's Songs:
       I made a man with eyes of coal
       and a smile so bewitchin'. 
       How was I supposed to know 
       that my mom was dead in the kitchen? 
       La lalala laaa la lala La lalala la la...

      "Mother's Ashes" 
       My mother's ashes, even her eyelashes, 
       are resting in a little yellow jar. 
       And sometimes, when it's breezy, 
       I feel a little sneezy, and now I... (interrupted)

    • Trivia: Chandler tells one of the party goers that he was bitten by a peacock. In a previous episode, "The One with the Blackout", Phoebe mentions this incident, saying she was the last to know when Chandler got bitten by the peacock.

    • Factual Error: Minsk, the capitol of Belarus, is not, nor has it ever been, in Russia. Until 1991, it was part of the USSR, which may account for the confusion, since many people think of the Soviet Union and Russia as being one and the same.

  • Quotes

    • Ross: (poking his head in Monica's door) Guys? ...there's somebody I'd like you to meet... (he comes the rest of the way in and they see he has a monkey on his shoulder)
      Monica: (pointing) Wait... wait... What is that?!
      Ross: That would be Marcel... You wanna say hi?
      Monica: No. No, I don't.
      Rachel: Oh, he is precious! Where did you get him?
      Ross: My friend, Bethel, rescued him from some lab.
      Phoebe: That is so cruel! Why? ...Why would a parent name their child Bethel?

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

    • Ross: It's been kinda quiet since Carol left, so...
      Monica: Why don't you just get a roommate?
      Ross: Nah, I dunno... I think you reach a certain age, having a roommate is kinda pathet... (realizes that everyone he's talking to has a roommate) Sorry, that's, that's "pathet"... which is Sanskrit for "really cool way to live".

    • Phoebe: So you guys, I'm doing all new material tonight. I have twelve new songs about my mother's suicide, and one about a snowman.
      Chandler: Might wanna open with the snowman.

    • Rachel: Well, for your information, Paolo is gonna be in Rome this New Year's, so I'll be just as pathetic as the rest of you.
      Phoebe: Yeah, you wish!

    • Phoebe: (to two guys talking while she's singing) Hey, excuse me, noisy boys... Is it something that you would like to share with the entire group?
      Max: Um, no... no, that's okay.
      Phoebe: Well, c'mon, if it's important enough to discuss while I'm playing, then I assume it's important enough for everyone else to hear!
      Chandler: (to Joey) That guy's goin' home with a note!

    • David: (explaining to Phoebe what they were talking about) ...and then I said that while Daryl Hannah is beautiful in a conventional way, you are luminous with a... kind of a... delicate grace... Then, that-that's when you started yelling.
      Phoebe: (blushing from the compliment) Okay... we're gonna take a short break...
      Joey: (to Chandler) I think that guy's goin' home with more than a note!

    • Rachel: (to Phoebe about David) Pheebs... I can't believe he hasn't kissed you yet. I mean, God! my sixth date with Paolo? ...he'd already named both my breasts!
      (Monica gives her a look)
      Rachel: Ooh... Did I just share too much?
      Ross: Just a smidge.

    • Phoebe: David's like, y'know... Scientist Guy. He's very methodical.
      Monica: I think it's romantic.
      Phoebe: Me too! Oh! ...did you ever see An Officer and a Gentleman...?
      Rachel: Yeah...
      Phoebe: Well, he's kinda like the guy I went to see that with.

    • Phoebe: (wanting to break the no-dates pact and invite David to their New Year's Eve party) Could I just... please!
      Chandler: Yeahhh... 'cause I already asked Janice...
      Monica: What?!
      Ross: C'mon! ...this was a pact! This was your pact!
      Chandler: I snapped, okay? ...I couldn't handle the pressure and I snapped!
      Monica: But, Janice! That was like the worst breakup in history!
      Chandler: (flustered) I'm not saying it was a good idea, I'm saying I snapped!!

    • Joey: Hi. Hi, sorry I'm late. (he removes his winter coat to reveal an elf costume)
      Chandler: (pressing fingers to his temples) Too many jokes... must... mock... Joey!
      Joey: Nice shoes, huh? (he wiggles his elf boot and the toe-bell jingles)
      Chandler: God, you're killin' me!

    • Monica: (to Ross about Marcel, his new pet monkey) Do you always have to bring him here?
      Ross: Look, I didn't wanna leave him alone, alright? We, we had our first fight this morning... I think it has to do with my working late... I said some things that I didn't mean, and he... threw some feces...
      Chandler: Y'know... if you're gonna work late, I could look in on him for you.
      Ross: Oh, that'd be great! (getting serious) ...Okay, but if you do, make sure it seems like you're there to see him, okay? ...and you're not, like, doing it as a favor to me.
      Chandler: (deadpan) Okay, but if he asks, I'm not going to lie.

    • Chandler: (about Monica's date) Fun Bobby? Your ex-boyfriend Fun Bobby?
      Monica: Yeah.
      Joey: You know more than one Fun Bobby?
      Chandler: I happen to know a Fun Bob.

    • Janice: I love this artichoke thing! Oh, don't tell me what's in it, the diet starts tomorrow! (laughs her annoying Janice laugh)
      Chandler: You remember Janice.
      Monica: Vividly.

    • (Ross enters Monica's party with Marcel on his shoulders)
      Ross: Par-tay!
      Monica: That thing is not coming in here.
      Ross: That thing? This is how you greet guests at a party? Let me ask you something, if I showed up here with my new girlfriend, she wouldn't be welcome in your home?
      Monica: I'm thinking your new girlfriend wouldn't urinate on my coffee table.
      Ross: Hey! He was more embarrassed by that than anybody! ...and for him to have the courage to walk back in here like nothing happened...?

    • (Rachel returns to the apartment from the airport, filthy, beaten and bruised)
      : Oh my gosh! Rachel, honey... Are you okay? Where's Paolo?
      Rachel: Rome. Jerk missed his flight.
      Phoebe: And then... your face exploded?

    • (Chandler has just broken up with Janice for the second time)
      Janice: Oh, my God! You listen to me, Chandler--you listen to me! One of these times, it's just gonna be your last chance with me!

    • Joey: (to Chandler about the girl he came with) You seen Sandy?
      Chandler: I don't know how to tell you this, but she's in Monica's bedroom getting it on with Max, that scientist geek... Oh, look at that! I did know how to tell you.

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