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  • From three of the executive producers behind the mega-successful hit series "Friends" comes the highly anticipated new comedy "Joey." Multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee Matt LeBlanc reprises his "Friends" role as charming and still-single Joey, who has struck out on his own and moved to Hollywood, hoping to truly make it as an actor. Joey says goodbye to a time when his friends were his family and welcomes the chance to turn his family into his friends. After reuniting with his high-strung sister Gina (Emmy winner Drea de Matteo, "The Sopranos"), a strong and sexy hairdresser, Joey moves in with her genius 20-year-old son, graduate student Michael (Paulo Costanzo, "Road Trip"), who literally is a rocket scientist. What Joey lacks in book smarts, however, he more than makes up for with his people skills, making him the best new friend his nephew could ask for.moreless

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 22

    Joey and the Wedding


  • S 2 : Ep 21

    Joey and the Holding Hands


  • S 2 : Ep 20

    Joey and the Actor's Studio


  • S 2 : Ep 19

    Joey and the Critic


  • S 2 : Ep 18

    Joey and the Beard


  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Coolidge

    Bobbie Morganstern

  • Miguel Nunez, Jr.

    Zach (Episodes 25+)

  • Matt LeBlanc

    Joey Tribbiani

  • Drea de Matteo

    Gina Tribbiani

  • Paulo Costanzo

    Michael Tribbiani

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (382)

    • Joeyism: (Anytime Joey misunderstands the meaning of a word, phrase, event etc...) Joey: Oh... Oh, you're married? Alex: You didn't know? Didn't you see the ring? Joey: Yeah, yeah I saw a ring... but its not on your left hand, so... Alex: Yeah, it is (holds up her left hand) (Joey looks at both hands.) Joey: If you say so.

    • Morganstern Moment: (Anytime Bobbie engages in erratic, strange, or insulting speeches.) Joey: Look, I know we blew it by turning down that Nurses thing, but I gotta believe there is something bigger for me right around the corner. Bobbie: Listen, you are living in a dream world. Joey: Excuse me? Bobbie: That Nurses show is huge. Everyone involved with it is going to become insanely rich, and its going to haunt you for the rest of your life. But my job is to keep up your morale. Joey: I do feel better... Bobbie: Look... I'm a straight shooter. But I'll tell you something else about me. I am the BEST! There is nothing I wouldn't do for you! I would throw on a meat skirt and wrestle a lion! I would pull off my own ear and eat them! Joey: That's... gross! Bobbie I am gonna get you through this. I tell ya next year, I am gonna find you a show that'll blow this Nurses thing right outta the... Oh what the hell am I saying!? Nothin's gonna top that! (They converse with Joey saying he needs something now, and Bobbie saying she has nothing. He insists, and she says they need a host for a new entertainment news show.) Bobbie: Its not really 'acting', but it may work since you have such a tremendous head. Joey: I do? Bobbie: Oh come on, we don't have time for this! Joey: Thanks Bobbie, thank you. Bobbie (laughing): Looks like you have a big barrel on your shoulders!

    • Joeyism: (Anytime Joey misunderstands the meaning of a word, phrase, event etc...) Joey: I'm actually a very serious actor... Romeo, oh Romeo, where for art thou Romeo!? That was Romeo. Alex: Actually that was Juliet. Joey: What? Alex: Yeah well, Romeo doesn't start a speech saying Romeo, oh Romeo. (Joey pauses to think, then realizing what it means.) Joey: I've done that for like a million auditions!

    • Gina: What's the matter? Joey: I just... I can't believe I'm here you know? It doesn't... it doesn't feel real. (Gina and Joey hug, and he pauses as he feels her breasts pressed up against him.) And neither do those!

    • Joey: I love it out here. Sunny and 72 degrees everyday... I wonder what it's like in New York... Gina: 71. Joey: Poor bastards!

    • Gina: You are not gonna believe this! The director thought I was an actress! Joey: Sure... That's because you got big fake boobs and you're crazy...

    • Joey: Why do you wanna live with me? Michael: Well, this may not be the biggest selling point, but I have no money for rent.

    • Gina: Michael, where's the lasagna? Michael: Oh, I left it in the car... Gina: I'll get it, I'll get it. Look at that, so much going on up here that he can't remember lasagna... Joey (to Michael): Boy, we are different, you and me.

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    Notes (104)

    • Ethan Erikson (Sam) was previously on Friends as Dirk in The One with the Soap Opera Party.

    • This is the only episode not presented in HDTV.

    • Jennifer Coolidge (Bobbie) also appeared in the season 10 episode of Friends, The One With Ross's Tan. However, she played a different character.

    • Matt LeBlanc (Joey) had to lose 30 pounds by the shooting of the pilot, because the NBC executives wanted him to look nice for the show.

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD for this season.

    • This episode was nominated for a Excellence in Production Design Award for Television - Multi-Camera Television Series.

    • Drea DeMatteo receives the "And" credit.

    • Joey lives in "Monroe Manor".

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    Trivia (142)

    • It is revealed that Michael is 20 years old. Gina tells him that she had him when she was 22, though Joey later reveals that Gina was 16 when she gave birth to Michael. That makes Gina 36 years old.

    • Job Revelations: Michael is a rocket scientist, having graduated from Caltech. Gina is a hairdresser, which she only started doing because she was exposed as the Southland's most dangerous dental technician. Alex is a corporate lawyer.

    • Joey's Magna Doodle wasn't up in this episode because the movers hadn't arrived.

    • Music: "Hooray For Hollywood" by Johnny Mercer

    • Goof: In the scene where Joey and Gina are on Joey's new apartment terrace, looking at the Hollywood sign, the strings dangling from Gina's chest keep going into her sweater and dangling out of it.

    • Goof: In the scene after the introduction, when Joey and Gina are at the airport, Joey's bag strap at one point is under his collar, then when the shot changes his collar is under his strap. This mistake keeps happening during this whole airport scene.

    • It's revealed that Alex's full name is Alexis Julia Garrett.

    • Goof: When sitting by the pool, Gina's feet are black (because she was walking without any slippers). However, a second later her feet are already clean.

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    Allusions (220)

    • Joey mentions understanding wanting things to stay the same. He was happy in New York, but everyone got married, had kids, and moved on. Joey is referring to the final episodes of Friends. During those episodes, Joey complained about everything changing. Phoebe got married to Mike while Chandler and Monica bought a house, and then adopted twins. Between the end of Friends and the beginning of Joey, he moved to L.A.

    • When Joey is auditioning for the entertainment news show, he mentions Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo) is a famous actress, singer, dancer and fashion designer. She is best known for her breakout role in the movie Selena and her numerous best selling albums.

    • Gina says that she thought Joey and Chandler should have moved down a long time ago, to which Joey yells 'We are not a gay couple!' This is are reference to the character of Chandler Bing, who was one of Joey's best friends on Friends. Chandler was played by Matthew Perry.

    • It is mentioned repeatedly that Joey was on Days of Our Lives. At various points on Friends, Joey played the role of Dr. Drake Ramoray. Between the end of Friends and the start of Joey, Joey left Days of Our Lives (it is later revealed that he was killed off again) and made the move to Hollywood. Day of Our Lives is a long running soap opera, as well as one of the most popular. The soap has aired nearly every weekday since 1965. There have been over 11,000 episodes.

    • Michael says that they are making a new Indiana Jones movie, perhaps Joey would like to turn that down. Indiana Jones is the title character in a series of hit movies done by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. They are about a teacher and archeologist (Harrison Ford) and the adventures he gets into while hunting down artifacts. There were 3 movies at the time of this show and a fourth (the one Michael mentions) had just been announced. That movie ended up being Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.

    • Joey said that Gina would hold him down and make him say that he was gay for David Cassidy. David Cassidy is a famous actor/singer best known for his role in the Partridge Family.

    • Joey does a small portion of Juliet's monologue from Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is one of the world's most famous pieces of romantic literature, written by William Shakespeare. In addition to being in collected works of Shakespeare, it has been made into feature movies as well.

    • Tom Cruise Tom Cruise was born July 3, 1962. He is an American actor and film producer.

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  • Fan Reviews (277)
  • Well, I like it!

    By Romano338, Nov 30, 2013

  • Wish the show was still on!

    By Hellothere3571, Jun 18, 2013

  • If Only We Had Known

    By HowieBoyd, Aug 04, 2012

  • A completely under appreciated show. If you liked Friends, and Joey in particular, then this show is for you.

    By WWSista, Mar 13, 2009

  • This show was not given a chance to develop.

    By jigsawfan, Oct 03, 2011