Season 2 Episode 13

Joey and the Christmas Party

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 15, 2005 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • On Joey's Magna Doodle: A large creature putting a star on a Christmas tree and the small dog from How the Grinch Stole Christmas dressed as a reindeer.

    • Time Index 22:08. When Joey and Alex are making out in his bedroom, Alex looks for her bra only to discover Joey already removed it when they were working their way upstairs. When Joey hands Alex the bra, you can clearly see that Alex is still wearing a bra.

    • Goof: One of the straps slides down Alex's arm near the beginning of the conversation with Joey and then as they change camera angles it flips between one strap being on her shoulder and then two.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • As of this episode, Joey went on hiatus for a while in an attempt to revamp the show. It was drawing an average of 8 million viewers per episode, but NBC had higher expectations and was unhappy with the ratings. The show's hiatus was considered to be the killing blow for the series. After months off the scheduling line up, the show returned to even weaker ratings and continued to hemorrage viewers with each new episode. Eventually the show was pulled from the line up and cancelled. The remaining episodes only aired in other countries, never in the U.S.

  • Allusions

    • Alex asks if Gina ever wonders why she doesn't have more friends. Gina replies that she has Alex and Cheryl from the Psychic Friends Network.

      The Psychic Friends Network was founded in 1990. It allowed callers watching the show to call a 900 number for $3.99 a minute. They amassed fortune and popularity very quickly and were named the Top Infomercial in 1995. However, they lost popularity quickly after that and filed bankruptcy in 1998. This episode aired in December of 2005, and therefore there was no Psychic Friends Network for Gina to call.

    • When Joey is going to get the champagne and mentions getting chocolate syrup and whip cream, Alex says 'Oh, a little 9 1/2 weeks?'

      9 1/2 weeks was a movie starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke. The plot revolved around the length of the couple's sadomasochistic relationship. It is best known for its graphic depiction of sex. One of the most popular scenes involved the use of food during sex.

    • While name dropping, Zach mentions Marlon Wayans, Jackee, Judge Judy, Elvira, and Cedric the Entertainer.

      Marlon Wayans is one of the comedic Wayans Brothers who helped to develop and star in In Living Color. He has done many other film and television roles as well.

      Jackée Harry is an actress most noted for her role in the hit sitcom 227. She has also been in many other movies and television shows.

      Judge Judy (AKA Judy Sheindlin) is a real life judge who has made a fortune with the success of her People's Court style television show, also named Judge Judy.

      Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (AKA Cassandra Peterson) got her start hosting Fright Night. Since then she has portrayed the same role in countless shows and movies, even starring in her own movie and most recently the reality show The Search For The Next Elvira. She has played someone other than Elvira on occasion, but rarely.

      Cedric the Entertainer is a very successful comedian most notable for his role in The Steve Harvey Show. He tours the country, and has also starred in many movies and TV shows.

    • When Joey is trying to show Zach and Michael that women would reject him if he acted like they did, he mentions that he has Return of the Jedi sheets and Patrick Swayze.

      Return of the Jedi is the 3rd made of the Star Wars films (6th in continuity) by George Lucas, and has spawned countless products.

      Patrick Swayze is a prolific actor most notable for his roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and most recently his new series The Beast.

    • Joey says that because of misreading a page number he ended up on a date with Val Kilmer.

      Val Kilmer is a prolific actor most notable for his roles in Top Gun, Willow, Batman Forever, and most recently the new Knight Rider series.

    • When Bobbie walks in and sees Gina and Alex hugging, she says that she's walked into a Lifetime Original movie. 'Will Meredith Baxter Birney win her battle with bulimia?'

      The Lifetime Channel is geared towards female viewership. Their feature length shows are called Lifetime Original movies.

      Meredith Baxter is an actress most famous for her role as the mother in Family Ties. She also did many made for television movies, one of which was Kate's Secret, about a closet bulimic.

    • Joey says that many women turned him down after the death of Princess Diana.

      Princess Diana, or Princess Di, was the first wife of Prince Charles. She was well loved across the globe, and died August 31st, 1997 at the age of 36.

    • When Joey says he is going to go get the whip cream and chocolate syrup. Then Alex references 9 1/2 Weeks.

      9 1/2 Weeks is a movie starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger about a woman who has an impersonal affair for 9 1/2 weeks. One of the most famous scenes from the movie is when the couple uses food during sex.

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