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Season 1 Episode 23

Joey and the Breakup

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 12, 2005 on NBC
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Joey and the Breakup
Joey asks Bobbie to help Sara find work. Sara gets a job working for Newsweek in Washington DC. Trying to get her to stay, Joey tells Sara he loves her and asks her to move in. Meanwhile, Michael's new girlfriend, a 45-year-old woman, cheats on him with a 60-something professor. Alex is struggling to keep herself together.moreless

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  • Good episoide, micheal has no luck, really hated the way writer treat micheal

    During the series Micheal has had much luck with women, so when they began the episoide micheal happy and in love i was actually happy. So you can imagine my disappointed when i found out she was older women even older then Gina, it wasn't rocket science, u just knew it wouldn't work-out but i liked how linked into alex story-line about her being depressed which causes her to laugh when he reveal 45 year-old women dumped him. Then line ' i won't be lonely i have you Micheal'.

    Joey, never help ur girlfriend to get another job because she might have to move, still loved the fact they decided to put clifhanger in pre-nulitimate episoide of the season. next week episoide will be the final episoide of the season. so do u think she will move in joey?, we will just have to wait and see.moreless
Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan


Guest Star

Paul Kent

Paul Kent

Professor Brightwiser

Guest Star

Deborah Theaker

Deborah Theaker


Guest Star

Ben Falcone

Ben Falcone


Recurring Role

Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Joey says that Sir Anthony Hopkins is his favorite actor, then amends that to The Rock. However, it was established in Friends that Joey's favorite actor is Al Pacino; who was the entire reason he got into acting.

    • When Gina and Joey are talking, you can see the tattoo on Drea de Matteo's ankle.

    • When Michael is talking to his girlfriend on the phone, it's practically the same conversation Ross had on Friends with Julie somewhere in early season 2, with the slight difference of Michael's girlfriend actually hanging up. Coincidence?

    • Joey mentions to his sister Gina that the only time he said "I Love You" was to a girlfriend he had in New York (Rachel, from Friends), but she was pregnant, having his best friend's child.
      This was the second time he spoke about his past in Friends.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Alex: You're dating a 45 year old woman?
      Michael: I was, until she started seeing Professor Brightwiser.
      Alex: Professor Brightwiser? (chuckles) How old is he?
      Michael: I don't know, 67, 70. (sees Alex laugh) Yeah, you laugh, but Professor Brightwiser gets all the women. Ever since he got his hip replaced, he's been unstoppable.
      Alex: (laughing harder) Oh, that's perfect. I'm not gonna die alone, I have you!

    • Michael: She's 45, Mom! God.
      Joey: She's old! That's what's wrong with her. Boy, I didn't see that one coming. You know, I slept with a woman twice my age once. She was one of my teachers. I got an "A" in that class. That's how they caught her.

    • Tanya: I'm going to go get started on brunch. (stands up) Can I get you a coffee?
      Gina: Yes, some vodka would be great.

    • Sara: What do we do until I leave? I mean, the more time we spend together, the sadder it's going to get.
      Joey: We could have a long drawn-out good-bye. Or we could do the smart thing and end it now.
      (they kiss)
      Joey: Long drawn-out good-bye it is.
      (they fall onto the couch)

    • Gina: Did Alex's boots stain your feet black?
      Joey: Yeah, it's awesome. I don't have to wear dress socks anymore.

    • Joey: Oh, my God! You got the card with the baby in the sunglasses too?
      Sara: Yeah, from the liquor store down on the corner?
      Joey: Uh huh, yeah. It was either this or that weird Garfield condolence card.
      Sara: I know! I love this. We both cared enough to remember the day, but we're both too lazy to buy a thoughtful present.

    • Joey: (about Alex) Yeah. I think that's how she's handling the divorce. Keeping herself distracted with all these projects. Cleaning the garage, scrubbing the hot tub.
      Gina: The other day she offered to make me a pair of boots.
      Joey: Oh, say yes. They smell weird, but man, are they comfortable
      Gina: Well, I think it's great she's keeping busy. After my divorce, I was so depressed, it was all I could do to finish eleventh grade.

    • Michael: Maybe we can schedule that little meeting when hell freezes over.
      Joey: Dude, you have a girlfriend. It already did.

    • Michael: Okay, I met someone.
      Gina: He met someone!
      Joey: Hey!
      Michael: And it's a woman.
      Joey: It's a woman!
      Gina: He met a woman!
      (Gina and Joey hug)

    • Michael: I can't believer you were so rude to Lorraine.
      Gina: I thought I was very respectful.
      Michael: You asked her if she was in the movie Cocoon.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Joey says that he can also get Sara Clipper tickets as a perk for being his girlfriend.

      The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team in the NBA. They were originally known as the Buffalo Braves but changed their name to the Clippers in 1978.

    • Gina shows Alex an After School Special that Joey starred in to cheer her up.

      After School Specials were broadcast by ABC and geared towards children and teenagers. They focused on social issues or other controversy as a means to help kids cope with things they might need to know.

    • Bobbie tells Joey that her brother works at Newsweek.

      Newsweek is a news magazine published weekly. The periodical is second only to Time Magazine in circulation, having more than 4 million subscribers globally.

    • When Joey and Sara are exchanging cards, Joey says it was either the card they both got or the 'weird Garfield condolence card'.

      This is a reference to the famous cartoon character created by Jim Davis. The characters of Garfield, his owner John, and the dog Odie hold the world record for the most widely syndicated comic strip. It has spawned several anthologies of comic strips, several television specials and 2 television series', as well as 2 hit movies and 3 direct to video CGI movies. It pulls in nearly 1 billion dollars annually in merchandising revenue.

    • Michael comes in singing lines from Glory of Love, and then Joey points out that it is Peter Cetera.

      Peter Cetera is a singer/songwriter who has achieved success both with the band Chicago and in his own solo career. Glory of Love was one of two hits to reach #1 on the charts.

    • Gina makes fun of Joey after he spills his feelings to her by comparing it to the Vagina Monologues.

      The Vagina Monologues, written and directed and starring Eve Ensler, was a play about the abuse of women and other feminine issues. It was also made into a movie.

    • Michael says that Gina asked his girlfriend if she was in Cocoon, and Gina mentions Jessica Tandy.

      Cocoon was a 1985 movie about a group of senior citizens who become energized after swimming in a pool containing aliens. Jessice Tandy, best known for her role in Driving Miss Daisy, was one of the stars.

    • Joey says that Sir Anthony Hopkins is his favorite actor, and then admits it is The Rock.

      Sir Anthony Hopkins is a well known and prolific British actor and Oscar winner. He is best known for his numerous roles as Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs franchise.

      The Rock, AKA Duane Johnson, is a very successful wrestler who made a crossover into hit films.

    • Michael says that he and his girlfriend watch Cagney & Lacey reruns.

      Cagney & Lacey was a detective drama about two female police partners played by Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.