Friends Episode 119 - The One Where the Monkey Gets Away
Rachel finds out Barry is engaged to Mindy, her former bridesmaid. In turn, she begins to show interest in dating again, so Ross decides to ask her out. However, before he gets a chance, she loses Marcel while monkey-sitting, which temporarily drives a wedge between them.
The gang begins a frantic search for the monkey and Rachel, not knowing Marcel is an illegal exotic animal, calls Animal Control. The animal-catcher turns out to be Luisa, a former high school classmate of Monica and Rachel. Luisa's memories of high school aren't favorable toward Rachel, though, which makes her unwilling to help.
Luisa tries to shoot Marcel with a tranquilizer but hits Phoebe instead. A delivery of bananas leads everyone to Mr. Heckles who claims the monkey as his own until Luisa shows up. Rachel pleads with Luisa to let Ross keep Marcel but it's only the threat of reporting her for shooting Phoebe that convinces her.
Just when it looks like Ross and Rachel might actually spend a romantic evening alone together, Barry barges into the apartment declaring his love for her.
First aired: March 9, 1995
Production code: 456668
Running episode number: 19
Writers: Jeffrey Astrof, Mike Sikowitz
Director: Peter Bonerz
Episode Cast & Guest Stars
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller
Mitchell Whitfield as Barry, Megan Cavanaugh as Luisa, Larry Hankin as Mr. Heckles, Angela Visser as Samantha, Elisabeth Sjoli as Tia
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