Friends’ monkey trainer calls David Schwimmer ‘despicable’, says he was jealous of Marcel

What inevitably began to happen was we would all have choreographed bits kind of timed out, and it would get messed up because the monkey didn’t do its job right. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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David Schwimmer He had talked about his frustration about the ape not doing its job correctly. I just don’t agree with it, if anything he threw off their timing if we want to be truthful. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Of course, I didn’t watch the reunion interview but I heard from others what Schwimmer said. I didn’t speak out back then but I am now. But people would laugh at the monkey and I think he got jealous because it wasn’t him getting the laughs.”
He added, “I find it despicable for him to still be speaking ill of her.”
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He told the publication he has “never ever watched Friends because of Schwimmer’s comments about the monkeys. None of it is true, when I was there none of that ever happened. Schwimmer was fine with the monkeys for the first couple of episodes and happy to be there. By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |

July 9, 2021 3:43:24 pm

Marcel's trainer Mike Morris said David Schwimmer has just been "jealous" that the monkey garnered more laughs than him. So we would have to reset, we’d have to go again, because the monkey didn’t get it right.”×1.png
But Mike Morris told UK tabloid The Sun that that is not true and the actor has just been “jealous” that the monkey garnered more laughs than him. I have refused to ever since he did an interview after the animals got written out of the show and he said they tried to bite him and throw poop at him. In the Friends reunion special episode that aired earlier this year, Schwimmer had talked about filming his scenes with the capuchin monkey who his character kept as a pet for sometime. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. (Photo: Warner Bros Television)
David Schwimmer, best known for playing the role of Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends, has been called “despicable” by the trainer of Marcel the Monkey for his old and recent comments about the simian. It had to hit its mark and do its thing right at the perfect time. They didn’t do any of that. He said, “Here is my problem: The monkey, obviously, was trained.