Season 1 Episode 19

Joey and the Fancy Sister

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 2005 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Nitpick: Mary Teresa teases Gina about the fact that their father was holding the back of 'his' neck forcing him to propose. Joey says that 'Dad's face was pretty red', indicating that he saw it and knew who the father was. However, it is later revealed that Jimmy (Adam Goldberg) is Michael's father and Joey had no idea at all.

    • It is revealed that Alex speaks Spanish.

  • Quotes

    • Michael: (calling) Okay, I got her machine, that's good. Okay. (clears throat) Hi Joelle, this is, uh, this is Michael. So, look, my neighbor was just telling me that I was missing a few signals earlier, and that you wanted to go out with me. So, I think we should do it! Uh, I mean, go out, not have sex. Uh, well that would be nice 'cause I'm a virgin. Ummm, I mean I'm not a virgin, I... I've just never been with a woman. Not that I've been with a man!
      (Alex hangs the phone up for him)
      Joey: He's actually getting better.

    • Joey: Oh, you went shopping again?
      Mary Teresa: Yeah, here's your credit card. Thanks for letting me use it.
      Joey: Oh, thanks for taking it out of my wallet while I was sleeping.

    • Alex: I just wanted to let you know that I won't be hanging around anymore. Mary Teresa fired me as your maid.
      Gina: What?
      Alex: Yeah, she found silverware in my purse and accused me of stealing it. It was mine; I was taking it back. I don't even know how it got here.
      Joey: Oh, we borrowed it for British Night. Glen dressed up as a butler, and we made him speak in an accent. (gasps, to Glen) You hate that too?!

    • Alex: Where's Mary Teresa? I have her laundry.
      Joey: You did her laundry?
      Alex: Well, she thinks I'm the housekeeper. I don't like conflict. Just please don't tell her that I speak English.

    • Mary Teresa: You're right. I don't need a rich husband.
      Joey: There you go!
      Mary Teresa: I have a rich brother! (hugs Joey)
      Gina: There you go!

    • Gina: Wait a second? Does that mean her diamond is fake. (looks up) Oh God, please let me have this. I never asked your or anything!
      Joey: (in a deep voice, imitating God) You always ask me for stuff.
      Gina: Don't do that! You sound just like Him.

    • Joey: (about Michael) No, no, no, I've tried. Every time I get involved, I put too much pressure on him, and he blows it. I need to just leave him alone.
      Alex: But he's your nephew.
      Joey: Look, Alex, the best thing I can do is just live my life in a sexual manner, and hope he learns by example.

    • Mary Teresa: Joey, my celebrity brother! And Michael, what a good-looking man you've grown up to be. And Gina… are you okay?

    • Gina: No, Mary Teresa is the fancy one. She thinks she is so much classier than me.
      Joey: Gina, she's family. She'll stay here with me. It'll be fine, okay? I know how to control the Tribbiani women. There's a trick with each one of them. Veronica, food. Dina, shoes. Cookie? Four, maybe five, police officers.
      Gina: Oh yeah? What trick do you use on me?

    • Gina: l it serves her right. Maybe she'll learn not to fall for guys just for their money. Her whole life she has gone from Walter to Walter.
      Joey: Wasn't there a David in there?
      Gina: Ah geez, you are worse than Tina. I was speaking metamorphically.

  • Notes

    • Rachel Blanchard (Joelle) and Paulo Costanzo (Michael) previously starred together in the movie Road Trip.

    • Rick Fitts (The Ring Salesman) also played the role of The Professor on the Friends episode The One Where Joey Loses His Insurance.
      Interestingly enough, he was also in four episode of Days of Our Lives; the show in which Joey played the role of Dr. Drake Ramoray in various episodes of Friends.

    • Jennifer Coolidge (Joey's agent) does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • When Glen is complaining to Joey about Mary Teresa, he says that Betty White put a cigarette out on his arm.

      Betty White is a hugely successful actress who has won five Emmy awards. She is beloved and best known for her roles on Golden Girls, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mama's Family, and Boston Legal. She is also known as being a pet lover and animal rights activist.

    • Gina insults Mary Teresa by saying that at least she's not dating someone who looks like one of The Three Stooges. Mary Teresa responds by saying he looks like the best looking one, Moe.

      The Three Stooges was a comedy group best known for their film shorts and slapstick humor. Though various other actors joined the act at various times, Moe was one of the core group for their entire career. Moe was played by Moe Howard until his death in 1975.