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Season 2 Episode 11

Joey and the High School Friend

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 08, 2005 on NBC
out of 10
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171 votes

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Episode Summary

Joey and the High School Friend
Joey's best friend from high school is visiting. Gina has a big surprise for Michael.

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  • This could have been a decent episode.

    Of course when you have one to many pot jokes, with the word pot replaced by chocolate milk, I start to wonder if this is a spinoff of Friends.

    Why is Eddie back and playing a different character??!! Like there are no other actors out there that haven't had a part in this spin-off's original series.

    And, oh God the chocolate milk jokes were so ungodly NOT funny. I wanted to turn the Tv off and say that I was done with Joey. But I am not saying that and i won't.

    I just might think twice before I pay the kind of money I've paid for to buy Friends on DVD.

    Just because the viewers are lacking doesn't mean you should shoo the rest of us away!moreless
  • One of the reasons this show isn't that good!

    This episode had some funny jokes and a few plot twists, but they really didn't catch me off guard, and were pretty obvious really. Another thing that annoys me is the use of previous "Friends" characters. Jennifer Coolidge, the actress that plays Bobbie was allright i guess, as she had such a tiny roll on the predecessor to this show, but now using Adam Goldberg to play Jimmy (Previously Chandler's room-mate Eddie), just doesn't make sense, seeing he had a bigger roll. It just adds to the poor quality of the show, and the spin-off value seems to decrease with every episode. Allusions are rarely made to his life or friends in New York, and I don't know if this is perhaps due to copy-right reasons, but I do know that it makes the show less understandable.moreless
  • OK episode, the math was wrong

    Not a bad episode - my only complaint is the wrong Math. Joey asked Gina when she slept with Jimmy and she said 22 years ago. When he asked how old Michael is, she said 22 years and 9 months.

    If she slept with Jimmy 22 years ago, Michael should be around 21 years and 3 months old. I like this show but errors like these just disturb me.

    And I think the thing about Jimmy being Crazy Eddie in Friends before is OK. They've done that in Friends before like when Giovanni Ribisi was a guest as a condom guy then later appeared in several episodes as Frank Jr.moreless
  • Micheal learns that his real birth father is an out of work homeless genius who just kicked the alcohol habit. Joey starts to hang out with cast crew drug users to fit in.moreless

    OK. episode. can take it or leave it. Not great but very entertaining. Micheal learns that his real birth father is an out of work homeless genius who just kicked the alcohol habit. Joey starts to hang out with cast crew drug users to fit in. supporting actors were great.
  • If this still should be a pure comedy show, then they lost track!

    Seriously, when this show still should be only about comedy, like it’s intended the producers lost track. There were a lot of jokes around, sure. But the show has more serious moments in, than ever. I don’t like that. I don’t watch Joey because of some “family drama”; I watch it, because I want some fun!

    I have to admit the storyline is worked out properly and it was interesting to get to know who Michael’s dad is.

    But the way they did it, was just boring. They really could have done it with some more surprises instead of all the obvious way they did. Sure it was fun to see Michael and his father act simultaneously and Gina falling all over again for him. It was obvious after just a couple of minutes.

    The jokes with the chocolate milk weren’t that funny. Sure the first time I laughed too, but then. And the entire scene with Alex and Joey’s manager - no, I don’t think it’s any funny.

    And about Alex: I really like her. But what’s she doing now. She just has some old jokes fantasising about Joey. Nothing more! Always when she was involved before, things heated up, but now it’s just painful to see her around without any major role in the story.

    And Gina not being wild at Joey, then I just muss something in the show. It always was a running gag, but now. I really hope it’s getting better again.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Near the end, Michael says that he can "instantly memorize digits up to 15 numbers". Numbers are made up of digits, not the other way around.

    • Time Index 18:13 Joey says that the thing on Michael's neck doesn't look good. In the moments that follow Michael walks away and turns his head, completely exposing his neck. There is clearly nothing there.

    • Joey's magna doodle: The Nestlé Quik bunny drinking chocolate milk.

    • Joey says that he has never looked at his hands before. He has not only looked at them but in the Friends episode The One In Vegas (2) he hounded a casino dealer because he was Joey's 'hand twin'.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Joey: (about Jimmy) We hit on all these girls together, except for each other's sisters, that was our code, okay. Which was really hard because his sisters were hot, and my sisters were slutty!
      (Joey hold up his hand waiting for a high-five)
      Michael: What, I'm not gonna high-five that.
      Joey: Okay, I may just have made an offensive comment about your aunts and mother, but you never leave me hanging!

    • Alex: So, what's going on?
      Gina: This Jimmy Costa guy, I'm the reason he stopped hanging out with Joey. I always felt horrible, but it was a complicated...
      Alex: You slept with him.
      Gina: So many times!

    • Alex: My sexuallity is not a toy!

    • Jimmy: Hey, Joey. It's been a long time.
      Joey: Yes, it has. Last time I was supposed to see you, you stood me up for a double-date with the McFadden sisters. I had to buy pizza for three and sleep with both of them! So thanks a lot!

    • Jimmy: The '90s were tough on everyone. You know how a lot of people lost money in the dot-com boom? You know, I, uh... I drank myself blind and robbed a McDonald's.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Alex says she went with one of her friends as Hansel and Gretel, and the next year she was C-3PO.

      Hansel and Gretel is an fairy tale that has been popularized and modernized. It is about two young children who find a gingerbread house in the woods.

      C-3PO is one of the two popular droid characters from the massively popular Star Wars series of movies. He has been played by Anthony Daniels in all 6 movies, several cartoons, and numerous video games.