Season 2 Episode 5

Joey and the House

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 13, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Joey and the House
Joey decides to buy a house now that he is bringing big bucks from the movie but can he convince the owner of the house that he should get it? Gina isn't very supportive of the idea. Alex helps Bobbie with a harassment case.

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  • Yeah, this show is good!

    This was a great episode, from the beginning it had me in stitches. Bobbie is such a great character, she is hilarious with her one-liners! My favourite part is when Alex helps Bobbie with a harassment case, then a psychiatrist comes in and tells Alex her anger for Joey is surfacing in the most inappropiate situations leading her to bully Michael. When she throws his food on the floor and in his face and screams had me in stitches. Also, Joey decides to buy a house now that he is bringing big bucks from the movie and realises that it was a set for pornography which turns out Michael and Bobbie are familiar with it as well! Funny.moreless
  • A very good show, interesting and fun to watch.

    This episode was the best epidode of season 2.I was laughing my head off.It was totally awesome and funny.Joey looked really cute in it.

    The episode starts as Joey finds this big house and falls madly in love with it.The owner of the house wanted to sell the house to a couple with kids, so joey and Gina had to pretend that they are a couple and they bought a baby.The scenes about the baby are so hilarious.

    The scenes about Alex being frustrated as she is unable to tell joey about her feelings was funny.

    Overall the episode is just great.A witty,humorous and a comical episode.I really loved it.moreless
  • Finally a decent episode

    After dishing out four bad episodes in a season that was supposed to be an improvement over the previous one, the team behind Joey has finally come up with a decent one. There are still weak points that have to be tweaked like the new guy, and some over acting by his Jennifer Coolidge. It's hard to understand why Joey is made so dumb now. Sure, in Friends he was slower than the others but he got there in the end. Here he's clueless all the time.

    Let's hope the writers can build on this episode to restore some respectability to this show.moreless
  • Joey wants to buy a house, and he has his eyes set on one. It may have been used to film a porn video, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for him...moreless

    Wow! This was by far the best episode of Joey that I\'ve ever seen. It was filled with both predictable and unpredictable humor, from the start right until the end credits. I saw it three times with my family, and laughed just as much every time. Hopefully, future episodes of Joey will continue to have the same magic.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Joey and Gina are pretending to be married to get Joey the house; they also have remote-controlled robot baby acting as their son.)
      Margaret: Hello, I'm Margaret Bly.
      Gina: I'm Gina Tribbiani, and this is my husband Joey, and this is our son, um...
      Joey: Heimlich.
      (Margaret leaves to put the dog out.)
      Gina: Heimlich? Nice name.
      Joey: I'm sorry, did I pick a weird name for the robot baby I had with my sister?

    • (Joey is using an animatronic baby/"robot baby", remote-controlled by Zach looking through a window, as his baby son; the house owner wants to sell it to a married couple with a baby. All of a sudden, the baby's head starts violently swinging back and forth.)
      Joey: Oh! Uh, let me just, uh, have a moment alone with my son, yeah.
      (Joey walks up to the window)
      Joey: HEY, MORON!
      (We see Zach playing with the controls, laughing, then stopping the shaking)
      Joey: Ahh, oh boy, he loves the sound of my voice.

    • Susan: People who used to rent this house last, used it to shoot pornographic films.
      Joey: (re-enters the scene) I feel like I know this place. As if I've been here before. Again and again and again.
      Michael: (re-enters the scene) Have I been here before?

    • Joey: It's the perfect combination of elegance with a disgusting past. It's me.

    • Joey: I am getting paid so well on this movie. I've figured why not start investing. I've already thrown so much money down the toilet.
      Alex: Doing what?
      Michael: Throwing money into a toilet.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Joey says that Gina ran out on the ice pregnant during a Rangers game.

      The New York Rangers has been a member of the NHL since 1926. They have won the Stanley cup numerous times.

    • Zach says that the animatronic baby was used on ER, and that Dr. Carter killed it twice.

      ER is a massively popular show about the County General Hospital ER and its staff and patients. Dr. Carter is one of its original stars and was played by Noah Wyle.

    • When Joey is watching TV on the landing for the second time you can hear the theme music from Sanford and Son.

      Sanford and Son was a popular 70s show about a grumpy old junk dealer and his frustrated son and their misadventures.

    • When Joey stops on the landing and turns on the TV, you can hear The A-Team theme music. Joey then says 'You pity that fool Mr. T!'

      The A-Team was a popular 80s action series about 4 ex-military men and the odd jobs they did to help people. Mr. T was one of the stars, and he is well known for his saying 'I pity the fool that messes with me!'

    • In this episode, it is mentioned that Bobbie has slept with Phil Collins. Collins (Philip David Charles Collins) is a popular English pop and rock star, who has won Grammy and Academy awards.

    • When Joey was playing a game with Michael, he yelled 'Boom goes the dynamite!' This refers to a term used by an inexperienced news anchor Dale Hansen when he did the sports cast for the Ball State student TV program in early 2005. The term caught on quickly in national sports programs.