Stop what you're doing and take a deep breath because we have some good news: Marcel the monkey from Friends is alive and well and on the verge of returning to our television screens.
The monkey, actually a female named Katie, is to star in the new FX adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's graphic novel Y: The Last Man.
According to AV Club, FX CEO John Landgraf, an NBC head at the time of Friends, was watching footage of the new series and when he realised that he recognised the unlikely cast member.
Exclaiming according to sources:
I recognise Jennifer Aniston, I recognise Courteney Cox and I recognise that monkey!
David Schwimmer, in an infamous interview during his early years playing Ross, slammed his co-star with the words, “I hate the monkey”, a view that was more recently confirmed by Matt LeBlanc who played Joey in the hit show.