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    Script Saison 1 Episode 21


Titre US : The One With The Fake Monica
Titre FR : Celui qui avait un singe

Écrit par Adam Chase et Ira Ungerleider
Réalisé par Gail Mancuso
Transcrit par Eric Aasen
Traduit par Laura Cynober

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[Pre-intro scene: Monica and Rachel’s. Everyone is looking at papers]

Joey : How could someone get a hold of your credit card number?

Monica : I have no idea. But look how much they spent!

Rachel : Monica, would you calm down? The credit card people said that you only have to pay for the stuff that you bought.

Monica : I know. It’s just such reckless spending.

Ross : I think when someone steals your credit card, they’ve kind of already thrown caution to the wind.

Chandler : Wow, what a geek. They spent $69.95 on a Wonder Mop.

Monica : That’s me.

Phoebe : Oh! The yuk! Ross, he’s doing it again! [Points to a lamp which is shaking behind the sofa]

Ross : Marcel, stop humping the lamp! Stop humping! Now Marcel, come back- [Marcel runs toward Rachel’s room] come here, Marcel-

Rachel : Oh no, not in my room! I’ll get him.

Monica : Ross, you’ve got to do something about the humping.

Ross : What? It’s, it’s just a phase.

Chandler : Well, that’s what we said about Joey...

Ross : Would you all relax? It’s not that big a deal.

Rachel : [Out of shot] Stop it! Marcel! Bad monkey!

Ross : What?

Rachel : Let’s just say my Curious George doll is no longer curious.


[Scene 1: Monica and Rachel’s, late at night. Mon is still up examining her bill. Rachel emerges from her room]

Rachel : Oh, Monica. You are not still going over that thing.

Monica : This woman’s living my life.

Rachel : What?

Monica : She’s living my life, and she’s doing it better than me! Look at this, look. She buys tickets for plays that I wanna see. She, she buys clothes from stores that I’m intimidated by the sales people. She spent three hundred dollars on art supplies.

Rachel : You’re not an artist.

Monica : Yeah, well I might be if I had the supplies! I mean, I could do all this stuff. Only I don’t.

Rachel : Oh, Monica, c’mon, you do cool things.

Monica : Oh really? Okay, let’s compare, shall we.

Rachel : [Yawning] Oh, it’s so late for ’Shall we’...

Monica : Do I go horseback riding in the park? Do I take classes at the New School?

Rachel : [Yawning] Nooo...

Monica : This is so unfair! She’s got everything I want, and she doesn’t have my mother.

[Scene 2: Central Perk. Joey and Chandler are discussing stage names]

Chandler : How about Joey... Pepponi?

Joey : No, still too ethnic. My agent thinks I should have a name that’s more neutral.

Chandler : Joey... Switzerland?

[The waitress brings their coffee]

Joey : Plus, y’know, I think it should be Joe. Y’know, Joey makes me sound like I’m, I dunno, this big. [Waitress looks at him funny] Which I’m not.

Chandler : Joe...Joe...Joe...Stalin?

Joey : I know that name? It sounds familiar.

Chandler : Well, it does not ring a bell with me...

Joey : [Writes it down] Joe Stalin. Y’know, that’s pretty good.

Chandler : Might wanna try Joseph.

[Joey visibly thinks ’Of course!’ and writes it down]

Joey : Joseph Stalin. I think you’d remember that!

Chandler : Oh yes! Bye Bye Birdie, starring Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin is the Fiddler on the Roof.

[Scene 3: Mon Rach’s. Mon is there, enter Phoebe and Rachel]

Rachel : Hey.

Phoebe : Hey.

Monica : Hi. [On the phone] Hi, uh, yes, this is Monica Geller. Um, I believe I’m taking some classes with you and I was wondering what they were.

Phoebe : What are you doing?

Monica : [Hushes her] Alright, great. Thanks a lot. [Hangs up] I’m going to tap class.

Rachel : What, what, so that you can dance with the woman that stole your credit card?

Monica : This woman’s got my life, I should get to see who she is.

Rachel : Go to the post office! I’m sure her picture’s up! ...Okay, Monica, y’know what, honey, you’re kinda losing it here! I mean, this is really becoming like a weird obsession thing.

Phoebe : This is madness. It’s madness, I tell you, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, Monica, DON’T DO IT!! ...Thank you.

[Scene 4: Tap class. The girls are standing at the door]

Monica : What d’you think?

Phoebe : Lotsa things.

[They go in and sit down]

Rachel : Which one do you think she is?

[The teacher comes up to them]

Teacher: May I help you?

Monica : Oh, no thanks, we’re just here to observe.

Teacher: You don’t observe a dance class. You dance a dance class. Spare shoes are over there.

Rachel : What does she mean?

Phoebe : I think she means [Imitates] ’You dance a dance class’. Oh, c’mon, c’mon. [They put on some spare shoes]

Monica : Okay, d’y’see anybody you think could be me?

Teacher: [To the class] People! Last time there were some empty yoghurt containers lying around after class. Let’s not have that happen again!

Rachel : She could be you.

[Music starts]

Teacher: Let’s get started. Five, six, a-five six seven eight...

[Everyone starts to dance in unison. Monica flounders]

Monica : Okay, I’m not getting this!

Phoebe : [Dancing in a swirly, Phoebe kind of way] I’m totally getting it!

Monica : Did you ever feel like sometimes you are just so unbelievably uncoordinated?

[Rachel taps into view; she is in perfect sync with the rest of the class]

Rachel : What? You just click when they click.

Teacher: Alright people, now everyone grab a partner.

[The girls are unsure how to pair off. Phoebe settles it]

Phoebe : Okay. And, my, dead, mother, says, you, are, it. I’m with Rachel.

Monica : Great. It’s gym class all over again.

Phoebe and Rachel : Aww.

Teacher: Well that’s all right, you can come up to the front and dance with me.

Monica : Why don’t I just take off my clothes and have a nightmare.

[She starts to walk very slowly toward the front of the room. The teacher grabs her hand and pulls her. Suddenly a woman bursts in]

Woman: It’s okay, it’s okay, I’m here, I’m here. Sorry I’m late, okay, here I am. Who’s the new tense girl?

Teacher: She’s your partner.

Woman: Hi. I’m Monica.

Monica : Oh. Monica! ...Hi. I’m Mo- ...nana.

Woman [Fake Monica]: Monana?

Monica : Yeah. It’s Dutch.

Fake Monica : You’re kidding! I-I spent three years in Amsterdam. [Asks her something in Dutch]

Monica : Um, Pennsylvania Dutch.

Teacher: And we’re dancing. A-five, six, seven, eight...

[Cut to Central Perk. Ross has just arrived]

Ross : [Mortified] Hi.

Chandler and Joey : Hey.

Joey : Where’ve you been?

Ross : At the vet.

Chandler : She’s not gonna make you wear one of those big plastic cones, is she?

Ross : She says Marcel’s humping thing’s not a phase. Apparently he’s reached sexual maturity.

Joey : [To Chandler] Hey! He beat ya.

Ross : She says as time goes on, he’s gonna start getting agressive and violent.

Chandler : So what does this mean?

Ross : I’m gonna have to give him up.


[Scene 5: Central Perk- time lapse. The guys are sitting like the Three Monkeys]

Joey : I can’t believe it, Ross. This sucks!

Chandler : I don’t get it, I mean, you just got him. How can he be an adult already?

Ross : I know. I know. I mean, one day, he’s this little thing, and before you know it, he’s this little thing I can’t get off my leg.

Joey : Isn’t there any way you can keep him?

Ross : No, no. The vet says unless he’s in a place where he has regular access to some... monkey lovin’, he’s just gonna get vicious. I’ve just gotta get him into a zoo.

Joey : How do you get a monkey into a zoo?

Chandler : I know that one! ...No, that’s Popes into a Volkswagen.

Ross : Well, we’re applying to a lot of them. Naturally our first choice would be one of the bigger state zoos, y’know, like, uh, San Diego... right? But that might just be a pipe dream, because, y’know, he’s out of state. Uh, my vet, uh, knows someone at Miami, so that’s a possibility.

Chandler : Yeah, but that’s like two blocks away from the beach. I mean, it’s a total party zoo.

[Enter Phoebe, Monica and Rachel]

Phoebe : Hey. We found her, we found the girl.

Chandler : What?

Joey : Did you call the cops?

Rachel : Nope. We took her to lunch.

Chandler : Ah. Your own brand of vigilante justice.

Ross : What?! Are you insane? This woman stole from you. She stole. She’s a stealer.

Monica : Y’know what? After you’re with this woman for like ten minutes, you forget all that. I mean, she is this astounding person, with this- with this amazing spirit.

Ross : Yeah, which she probably stole from some cheerleader.

Chandler : ...Take off their hats!

Phoebe : Popes in a Volkswagen! ...I love that joke.

[Scene 6: Monica and Rachel’s. Mon, Rach and Fake Monica are there]

Rachel : No way. No way did you do this.

Fake Monica : Monana was very brave.

Monica : It was so wild. We told them we were the Gunnersens in room six fifteen. Only to find out the Boston Celtics had taken over the entire sixth floor!

Fake Monica : So once they caught on to the fact that we’re, y’know, short and have breasts...

Monica : ...They threw us out! I was thrown out of a hotel! Me!

Rachel : Go Monana! Well, you ladies are not the only ones living the dream. I get to go pour coffee for people I don’t know. Don’t wait up. [Exits]

Fake Monica : Oh, by the way, tomorrow we’re auditioning for a Broadway show.

Monica : ’Scuse me?

Fake Monica : There’s an open call for Cats. I’m thinking we go down there, sing Memories and make complete fools of ourselves. Whaddya say?

Monica : Nononononono. Think who you’re dealing with here. I mean, I’m not like you. I-I can’t even stand in front of a tap class.

Fake Monica : Well, that’s just probably ’cause of your Amish background.

Monica : What?

Fake Monica : Well, you’re Pennsylvania Dutch, right?

Monica : Right. Till I bought a blow dryer, then I was shunned.

Fake Monica : I-I used to be just like you. And then one day I saw a movie that changed my life. Did you ever see Dead Poets’ Society?

Monica : Uh-huh.

Fake Monica : I thought that movie was so incredibly... boring. I mean, that thing at the end where the kid kills himself because he can’t be in the play? What was that?! It’s like, kid, wait a year, leave home, do some community theatre. I walked out of there and I thought, ’Now, that’s two hours of my life that I’m never getting back’. And that thought scared me more than all the other crap I was afraid to do.

Monica : Wow. Then I would definitely not recommend Mrs. Doubtfire.

[Scene 7: Mon Rach’s, later. Everyone but Joey and Monica is there]

Ross : [Reading letters] Oh God. [To Marcel] We didn’t get into Scranton. [To the others] That was like our safety zoo. They take like dogs and cows. See? I don’t know who this is harder on, me or him.

Phoebe : I’d say that chair’s taking the brunt.

Ross : Marcel! Marcel! Marcel, no! Good boy. See, how can nobody want him?

Rachel : Oh, somebody will.

[Enter Joey]

Joey : You know there already is a Joseph Stalin?

Chandler : You’re kidding.

Joey : Apparently he was this Russian dictator who slaughtered all these people. You’d think you would’ve known that!

Chandler : Y’know, you’d think I would’ve.

Joey : Phoebe. Whaddyou think a good stage name for me would be?

Phoebe : ...Flame Boy.

[Scene 8: Central Perk. Ross is talking to Dr. Baldhara, a zookeeper]

Ross : Where exactly is your zoo?

Dr. Baldhara: Well, it’s technically not a zoo per se, it’s more of an interactive wildlife experience. Let me ask you some questions about, is it, uh, Marcel?

Ross : Yes.

Dr. Baldhara: Does he, uh, fight with other animals?

Ross : Nono, he’s, he’s very docile.

Dr. Baldhara: Even if he were... cornered?

Ross : Well I, I don’t know. Why?

Dr. Baldhara: Uh, how is he at handling small objects?

Ross : He can hold a banana, if that’s whatcha mean...

Dr. Baldhara: How about a hammer, or a small blade?

Ross : Why- why- why would he need a blade?

Dr. Baldhara: Well, if he’s up against a jungle cat or an animal with horns, you’ve got to give the little guy something. Otherwise it’s just cruel.

[Chandler and Joey burst in, with Marcel]

Chandler and Joey : He- he- he got in, he- he got in to San Diego.

Joey : We, we come back from our walk and the- the phone was ringing-

Chandler : -He’s in.

Ross : He’s in! Oh, did you hear that, Marcel? San Diego. San Diego!

Dr. Baldhara: You’re making a big mistake here. I mean, San Diego’s all well and good, but if you give him to me, I’ll start him off against a blind rabbit and give you twenty percent of the gains.

[Scene 9: Monica and Rachel’s. Rachel is dusting. She comes to the table, lifts all the magazines and wipes under them, then just puts them down again. Monica bursts in, obviously drunk]

Monica : Yo- hooo!

Rachel : Where the hell’ve you been?

Monica : Monica and I just crashed an embassy party.

Rachel : Are you drunk?!

Monica : Noooo! [Comes closer and whispers] I’m lying. I am so drunk.

Rachel : Oh God, oh. Great, Monica, y’know what, you could’ve called, I have been up here, I’ve been worried...

[Monica is drinking from the tap]

Rachel : Monica? Monica!

Monica : Water rules!

Rachel : Yes, yes, it does. Okay, look, the restaurant called, they wanna know if you’re gonna be showing up for work?

Monica : Nope. Going to the Big Apple Circus today.

Rachel : Okay Monica, what are you doing? You’re gonna lose your job! This is not you!

Monica : No, it is me! Y’know, I’m not just the person who needs to fluff the pillows and pay the bills as soon as they come in! Y’know, when I’m with her, I am so much more than that. I’m- I’m Monana!

[The phone rings and Rachel answers]

Rachel : Hello? Yes, she is, hold on a second, please. Monana, it’s for you, the credit card people.

Monica : Helloooo? Yeah. Oh my God. Thanks.

Rachel : What?

Monica : They’ve arrested Monica.

[Scene 10: NYC Department of Correction. Monica is visiting Fake Monica]

Monica : Hi.

Fake Monica : Hey.

Monica : How are you?

Fake Monica : I’m not too bad. Fortunately, blue’s my colour. How- how did you know I was here?

Monica : Because... I’m Monica Geller. It was my credit card you were using.

Fake Monica : That I was not expecting.

Monica : I want you to know, it wasn’t me who turned you in.

Fake Monica : Oh. Thanks.

Monica : No, thank you! You have given me so much! I mean, if it wasn’t for you, I would never have gotten to sing Memories on the stage at the Wintergarden Theatre!

Fake Monica : Well, actually, you only got to sing ’Memo-’.

Monica : I just can’t believe you’re in here. I mean, what am I gonna do without you? Who’s gonna crash the embassy parties with me? Who’s gonna take me to the Big Apple Circus?

Fake Monica : Monica, I started my day by peeing in front of twenty-five other women, and you’re worried about who’s gonna take you to the Big Apple Circus?

Monica : Well, not... worried, just... wondering.

Fake Monica : There’s nothing to wonder about, Monica. You’re gonna go back to being exactly who you were, because that’s who you are.

Monica : Not necessarily...

Fake Monica : Yes necessarily! I mean, I dunno what it is, maybe it’s the Amish thing.

Monica : Um, I’m not actually Amish.

Fake Monica : Really? Then why are you like that?

[Scene 11: Tap class. Monica is standing by the door]

Teacher: You by the door. In or out?

Monica : In. [She joins in the dancing. She still flounders]

Teacher: You in the back, you’re getting it all wrong!

Monica : Yeah, but at least I’m doing it!

[Scene 12: The airport. Everyone but Monica is there to see off Marcel]

PA: This is the final boarding call for flight 67 to San Diego, boarding at gate 42A.

Phoebe : Okay. Goodbye, little monkey guy. Alright, I wrote you this poem. Okay, but don’t eat it ’till you get on the ’plane.

Ross : Aww. Thank you, Aunt Phoebe.

Phoebe : Oh!

Chandler : Okay, bye, champ. Now, I know there’s gonna be a lot of babes in San Diego, but remember, there’s also a lot to learn.

Joey : I dunno what to say, Ross. Uh, it’s a monkey.

Ross : Just, just say what you feel.

Joey : Marcel, I’m hungry.

Ross : That was good.

Rachel : [Brings Marcel a teddy bear] Marcel, this is for you. It’s, uh, just, y’know, something to, um, do on the ’plane.

Ross : Uh, if you guys don’t mind, I’d like to take a moment, just me and him.

All: Oh, sure. Sure, absolutely. [They just stand there, then realise what he means and go to the other end of the room]

Ross : Marcel, c’mere, c’mere. [He sits down and Marcel jumps down and sits beside him] Well buddy, this is it. There’s just a coupla things I want to say. I’m really gonna miss you, and I’m never gonna forget about you. You’ve been more than just a pet to me, you’ve been more like a be- [Marcel climbs down and starts humping his leg] Okay, Marcel, please, could you leave my leg alone? Could you just stop humping me for two seconds?! Marcel, would- okay, just take him away. Just take him.

[Marcel is put in a cage and taken away. Closing credits]

[Credits scene: A casting session somewhere]

Actor: [Very melodramatically, and very badly] Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might... touch thy cheek...

Casting Director #1: That’s fine, thank you.

Casting Director #2: Next. [Joey walks onstage]

Joey : Hi, uh, I’ll be reading for the role of Mercutio.

Casting Director #2: Name?

Joey : Holden McGroin.


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