Ross is tired of living alone but doesn't want a roommate at his age so he adopts the capucin monkey Marcel. Marcel is cute in everybody's eyes, except cleaning freak Monica who returns little of the monkey's love. With Paolo about to return to Rome, it looks like New Year's Eve will see the friends desperate for someone to kiss at midnight, so Chandler launches a pact for them all not to kiss anyone. However, Rachel learns Paolo can be back early, Monica asks her ex Fun Bobby and Chandler invites his hellish ex Janice. Joey met a single mother shopping, so Ross fears to be the only single left after Phoebe hooks up with scientist David. Written by
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When Max (David's scientist partner) tells Phoebe that they are going to Minsk, he tells her that Minsk is in Russia, when actually it was in Belarus, independent from the Soviet Union since 1991 (three years prior). See more
When Max tells Phoebe that he and David are going to Minsk, he tells her it's in Russia. It is, in fact, the capital of Belarus. See more
[upon seeing Joey as one of Santa's elves
Too... many... jokes! Must... mock... Joey!
Shiny Happy People
Written by Michael Stipe
, Mike Mills
, Peter Buck
and Bill Berry
Performed by R.E.M. See more