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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away 

The gang frantically search for Ross's monkey Marcel after Rachel loses him.

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Ross asks Rachel to keep Marcel for a day, and she loses him. Everyone starts looking for him, and Rachel calls Animal Control over to help, but she doesn't know that Ross is not allowed to have an exotic monkey. The Animal Control employee is in fact a former schoolmate of Monica and Rachel, and she hates them, so they all race to find the monkey first. Written by Pruneau

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

David Schwimmer could not stand working with Marcel the monkey and refused to spend any more time around him than was necessary to finish a scene. The cast and crew agreed with Schwimmer, and when a storyline had Marcel briefly return to the city (during the Season 2 Super Bowl ad) they made sure to get those scenes out of the way before filming anything else. See more »

Goofs

Earlier in the season, Monica and Phoebe search for the owner of a cat and knock on Mr. Heckles' door which is on the left side of the hallway, but, in this episode, the door is on the right side of the hallway. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ross Geller: I figured after work I go pick up a bottle of wine, go over there and try to woo her.
Chandler Bing: Hey, you know what you should do? You should take her back to the 1890's when that phrase was last used.
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References Speed (1994) See more »

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Written by Isaac Hayes
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A Massive Drop In Quality
26 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A massive drop in quality with this episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: Rachel sees an engagement announcement for her former fiancée and her former best friend. Keen to spend more time with her, Ross asks Rachel to keep his monkey Marcel for a day, and she loses him. All the gang come to help and everyone starts looking for him, Rachel calls Animal Control over to help, but she doesn't know that Ross is not allowed to have an exotic monkey. The Animal Control employee is in fact a former schoolmate of Monica and Rachel, and boy does she hate them, so the race is on to find the monkey first.

Jennifer Aniston looks cute in this episode, but that's really all there is to enjoy about it. The old spurred classmate story was silly, though the ending was a surprise.


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