Season 2 Episode 9

Joey and the Musical

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 2005 on NBC
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Joey and the Musical
Gloria, Candance's grandmother, is starring in a musical at the Senior Citizen Home she's in. When the director of the musical quits, Joey offers to direct it. Zach helps Joey out in this venture. Bobbie's mother, who's living in that citizen home, wants a part in the musical.moreless

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  • A great episode. As usually Joey is funny in his dumb way and tries so much to help his friends and family in every possible way. I can't wait until the next episode is aired ;)moreless

    My first review here so I'm just gonna do a description:

    Joey is trying to be good with his girlfriend's grandmother (Gloria) because they are very attached to each-other. Gloria is starring at a musical play at a Older Citizens home center but the directer there quits so Zach convinces Joey that they should direct this play together. They start directing the musical but in fact it's Zach directing it and he is very strict about it. He starts screaming at the old actors which in the beginning aren't good at all. Then he does a good job directing them and the musical starts to look better and better. In the other side Joey's girlfriend is happy that Joey is doing this for her grandmother. But her grandmother is lazy and doesnt rehearse that much and Zach is angry at her and "fires" her. Joey get's angry at Zach and tells him that Gloria is the reason they are directing this musical. Zach get's angry and takes the bus home. Joey knows nothing about directing so he screws up and the actors turn against him. Joey is playing with his dolls home when Zach comes and apologieses to him and asks him if he can get back to directing the musical. Joey replies: "you better come back, I don't know what the hell I'm doin". So Zach comes back and directs the play and then during the play Wolter, a guy that has a part solo with Gloria, gets sick so Joey does the part instead of him and Gloria kisses him in the end of the play and the episode ends with that.

    I have to mention 2 side stories that happen during this time: one is that Alex writes letter (which she never sends) about everything bad she wants to say to the people she has problems with like to her father, brother, husband, Lebron James etc. About Lebron James she says: "Well win a championship then act like that". Gina tells her that she should write a letter like that to Joey and she does and then Michael reads it and Joey comes in the mean time and reads the letter and he thinks that Alex wrote that for her husband and talks to him and arranges everything so that they get back together but that doesnt happen.

    The second one is that Bobbie's mother is in this retirement center and she is asking Bobbie to get her in the play and she asks joey to do her that favour. Bobbie seems to really be scared of her tinny mother and angry look.


    I really liked the episode and I hope it continues like this. I would love it if they invite the other "friends" at least as guests sometimes or like for example Joey to go to NY for a weekend or whatever. Let's hope.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Gina: You know he's really into Candance, maybe you should think about writing one of those letters to get over Joey.
      Alex: What are you talking about, I am already over Joey
      Joey: (while going upstairs) Wow look at you Alex, with you glasses and your laptop, you're like a sexy little secretary. You wanna come down to my office and take down a memo?!
      Alex: Yeah and then maybe you'll chase me around your desk and my heel will break and you'll catch me!
      Alex: New Document: Dear Joey!!

    • Candance: We are going to take this wall down just to open the place up a bit.
      Joey: Oh, if the wall is coming down anyway can I take the first crack at it?
      Candance: It's your house.
      Joey: It is my house!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Eric tells Alex that her 'Italian Stallion' is here.

      Italian Stallion was the nickname given to Sylvester Stallone during his brief (pre-fame) stint as a porn actor.

    • Joey says that one of the seniors might not understand Zach when he says to Beyonce it up.

      Beyonce is a massively popular recording artist who has had a long string of hits from back in her Destiny's Child days to her solo career. She is known for her flamboyant clothes and energetic stage performances.

    • Zach says that he directed the Beth Isreal Temple's production of Shalom Shalom Birdie. This is a play on the title Bye Bye Birdie.

      Bye Bye Birdie is about a rock star who is joining the army soon, so plans are being made for his farewell appearance and for him to kiss his biggest fan. It has been a play and movie for both TV and the big screen.

    • Zach slaps the blood thinners out of the old lady's hand, saying that he won't have drugs on his set because 'Thats how we lost Belushi!'

      John Belushi was an American comedian of Albanian descent. He was most famous for his many sketch comedies on Saturday Night Live and the first Blues Brothers film. John died in 1982 of a drug overdose.

    • One of the letters Alex wrote was to LeBron James because he won a play off and then 'acted like that'.

      LeBron James has set numerous 'youngest player to' records and helped lead his team the Cleveland Cavaliers to numerous victories. He has signed massive multi-million dollar contracts with Nike and other products. As his fame has grown, so has his ego. He is well known for his star trips and ego, though some debate that with his skills his attitude is well earned.

    • The senior musical is The Pirates of Penzance, and one of the numbers they butcher is Modern Major General.

      The Pirates of Penzance is a long running and well loved Gilbert and Sullivan musical, and one of its most well known songs is Modern Major General.

    • Alex mentioned her Party of Five DVDs in the process of her and her husband splitting their things.

      Party of Five was an extremely popular drama about five siblings (the Salingers) who were left to fend for themselves after their parents were killed by a drunk driver.