Friends: Season 1, Episode 19

The One Where the Monkey Gets Away (9 Mar. 1995)

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



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Episode complete credited cast:
Angela Visser ...
Elizabeth Sjoli ...
Tia (as Elisabeth Sjoli)


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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After Rachel has finally told Ross that she lost Marcel and the shot zooms out to see Marcel on the balcony, we return to the inside of the apartment. In one shot we can see the wine that Ross opened and re-corked a few moments ago. However the shot now shows the wine as if it had never been opened. Then a few shots later the bottle of wine has completely disappeared from the table. See more »


Rachel: Marcel, did you poo in the shoe?
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Written by Isaac Hayes
Performed by Isaac Hayes
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The One Where the Monkey Gets Away
22 October 2007 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Rachel finds out that her friend and maid of honor Mindy, is going to marry her ex fiancée Barry, staying depressed with that fact.

Ross asks Rachel to take care of Marcel for a day, but she ends up losing him. In an act of despair, Rachel call Animal Control to help her find Marcel, not knowing that Marcel is an exotic and illegal animal,and the person who owns it will have deep issues with the police. Each one of the friends start searching for Marcel, and Ross stays very angry with Rachel.

Rachel and Monica discover that the lady of the animal control, Luisa, studied with them in their class and also that she hates Rachel for being a bitch

Only the fact that Phoebe was shot with a tranquilizing dart by Luisa, help to save Marcel for being taken away.

Ps: I personally don't agree with Monica when she says that Mindy is beautiful. In my opinion Rachel is way better.

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