Question: With the final season of Friends winding down, I have come to realize there are two things missing from the series and I don't believe their absence was ever explained. What happened to the duck and the chick? I don't believe that the writers ever got rid of them like they did the monkey, but instead just phased them out. — Kim, Sacramento, Calif.

Televisionary: As far as I know, the birds' fate has never been explained, Kim. There's a lot of wrapping up to do by the end of the series, but you never know: They just might squeeze that in.