Marcel, the Friends Monkey, Is Still A Bigger Star than Joey Tribbiani

TVGuide.com | 8/18/2019 | Amanda Bell
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The monkey's still a star!

For those Friends fans who were rooting for young Marcel to keep climbing in show business, there's good news. The monkey who portrayed Ross' (David Schwimmer) capuchin sidekick is coming back to the small screen — for a little while, at least.

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As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, Katie, the monkey who portrayed Marcel in Friends, was hired to star in the pilot for FX's upcoming sci-fi series Y: The Last Man. That adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's comic series centers on a man named Yorick Brown (Barry Keoghan) who, in addition to his monkey friend, is the last male alive. Which means, yes, Katie is portraying a male monkey again, just like the good old days when she used to terrorize the residents of Apartment 20 with her impressive remote control skills.

FX CEO John Landgraf, who previously worked at NBC during Friends' run, quipped about the casting, "I recognize Jennifer Aniston, I recognize Courteney Cox and I recognize that monkey! There's nothing like a really experienced actor who knows how to hit their marks!" THR has since confirmed that it's indeed Katie who'll appear in the...
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