For that brief eight-episode span when Ross had a pet capuchin monkey named Marcel, Friends managed to separate itself from the rest of the sitcoms on NBC at the time. How? Again, because monkeys are just so damn cool. Sure it was illegal for Ross to even have him in the first place, but that didn’t make the time he humped Rachel’s Curious George stuffed animal any less hilarious.

Eventually Ross had to give up the monkey after it hit puberty hard and heavy, but Marcel went on to have a prosperous acting career afterwards by starring in blockbusters alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. And when you think about it, that’s more impressive than anything the cast members of this show wound up doing in real life.