Talk:The One Where the Monkey Gets Away

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notice of episode article review[edit]

Information.svg The individual episode articles for Friends (season one) are now being reviewed according to episode notability guidelines. Please contribute to the discussion on Talk:List of Friends episodes#Episode article review (Season 1). Eusebeus 11:10, 7 August 2007 (UTC)


At present, there's no indication that this episode is independently notable. It doesn't at the moment have a single high-quality source that asserts notability, so it doesn't yet pass the general notability guideline. --Slashme (talk) 13:11, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Agreed. @The Optimistic One: What are your thoughts, about this and the other ones you have recently created articles for? Compassionate727 (T·C) 14:48, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
It needs improvement, most of the other episodes i created articles for are fine. The Optimistic One (talk) 14:54, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
@The Optimistic One: The issue I have isn't the quality of the article; it's the notability of the topic. Of the four refs you have at the moment, the only one with any editorial oversight is the AV Club article. That's an article in a specialist publication, which would generally be expected to give higher weight to media topics, and it's to a large extent a debate about whether it's even notable as a Friends episode, with one of the commentators calling it "lackluster", "totally forgettable", "minimally important", and "filler". You need to find a reliable independent source that indicates that the episode itself is notable beyond the context of the series, and explain in the introduction of the article why it's notable. --Slashme (talk) 06:03, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Relevant policy: WP:NOTCATALOG, WP:PAGEDECIDE; relevant essay: WP:ROTM. --Slashme (talk) 06:14, 6 April 2018 (UTC)