Season 1 Episode 11

Joey and the Road Trip

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 02, 2004 on NBC
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Joey and the Road Trip
Bobbie gets Joey a job as a celebrity judge for the Miss Southwestern U.S.A. pageant, taking place in Las Vegas. With Gina, Michael and Alex in tow, he heads for Vegas. While there, Alex reveals her Celine Dion obsession, Michael teaches Gina how to count cards, and Joey accidentally sleeps with a pageant contestant.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • When Gina is talking to Joey about counting cards, she says that she is Victoria from England and she thinks she is talking in an English accent. Throughout various episodes of Friends, Joey had difficulty speaking in different accents as well, thinking he was using one dialect when he was really speaking in another.

      • When Bob Saget is thrown out of the pageant, he says 'nice speech Gloria Steinam'. Gloria Steinam is a popular American feminist icon.

      • On Joey's Magna Doodle: Lilies and a hummingbird.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Gina: (to Michael) Oh my god. You have been lying to me and doing shady things in Vegas? I have never felt closer to you!

      • (in Las Vegas)
        Joey: What's going on? How come more people are recognizing you than recognize me?
        Michael: All right, fine. I come here, okay? A lot.
        Gina: You do?
        Michael: Yes, I come here with a bunch of my friends from Cal Tech to play blackjack. We.. we count cards. We win a lot of money.
        Joey: Oh my god, Michael's interesting!

      • Gina: Joey, it's just a beauty pageant.
        Joey: (gasps) You bite your tongue. You are talking about the Miss Southwest-something-something-something.
        Gina: Wow, didn't know you were taking it so seriously.
        Joey: Well, yeah. This is a big step for me, you know. It says I'm a part of the community of celebrities, you know. It says that I can be trusted to judge fairly.
        Gina: It says that Corbin Bernsen dropped out last minute.
        Joey: It does say that.

      • Joey: Hey, Michael. Who was that girl last night?
        Michael: I wasn't with a girl.
        Joey: No, the one I brought home. I can never remember her name.

      • Joey: (hitting on one of the contestants) So, what's your speech about?
        Contestant: Abstinence.
        Joey: OK, let me gather some steam and get back to you.

      • Joey: (embarking on his quest to sleep with all the Miss Southwestern USA contestants) Miss Teen USA is in Hall B; I almost got in a lot of trouble.

      • Joey: (playing dumb) But baby, I thought she was you!

      • Joey: Wow! Bob Saget!
        (Joey reaches out to shake Bob's hand)
        Bob Saget: I don't like to be touched.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Spoilers indicated that Michael's 21st birthday was the reason that Gina brought him along, but it appears as though that storyline was changed before the episode aired.

      • Sopranos co-star Steven R. Schirripa becomes the first cast member of Drea de Matteo's former show to appear with her on Joey.

    • ALLUSIONS (8)

      • One of the women in the casino asks Joey if he was on Days of Our Lives.

        Joey played the character of Dr. Drake Ramoray in various episode of Friends. Between the end of Friends and the start of Joey, he moved to L.A.

        Days of Our Lives is one of the longest running and most successful soap operas on TV. It has been on nearly every week day since 1965, with over 11,000 episodes.

      • Gina says that Joey got the judging gig because Corbin Burnsen dropped out at the last minute.

        Corbin Burnsen is an actor most famous for his role on L.A. Law. He has also been in several other TV shows.

      • Michael tells Gina about the code, working a US president into the conversation. Then he mentions Garfield, and Gina says 'Cat, hates Mondays, lasagna!'

        This is a reference to the famous cartoon character created by Jim Davis. The characters of Garfield (an overeater who loves lasagna and hates Mondays), his owner John and the dog Odie hold the world record for the most widely syndicated comic strip. It has spawned several anthologies of comic strips, several television specials and 2 television series, as well as 2 hit movies and 3 direct to video CGI movies. It pulls in nearly 1 billion dollars annually in merchandising revenue.

      • One of the celebrity judges is Bob Saget.

        Bob Saget is an actor most notable for his roles in Full House, America's Funniest Home Videos, and most recently the voice of Future Ted on How I Met Your Mother.

      • Joey says that Michael is like his own Rain Man.

        Rain Man was a hit movie starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman about an autistic mathematical genius (Hoffman) and his brother who attempts to care for him (Cruise).

      • Alex says that seeing Celine Dion is like seeing The Beatles.

        The Beatles are one of the greatest musical success stories in history, selling over 1 billion albums globally. They were a group of 4 musicians and vocalists (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison) from Liverpool, England who dominated the charts from 1960 to 1970. Their influence extended far beyond the music world, massively affecting pop culture and social awareness. After the band broke up in 1970, they all went on to varying degrees of solo success.

      • It is revealed that Gina is a fan of Whitesnake.

        Whitesnake was a popular heavy metal band famous for such hits as Here I Go Again and Slide It In. They have been making a comeback effort since 2006.

      • It is revealed that Alex is a fanatic Celine Dion fan. She is even a member of Team Celine.

        Celine Dion has been one of the dominating forces in pop music since the early 90s. She has had a long string of hits, but My Heart Will Go On from the massively popular movie Titanic is considered her signature song.

        Team Celine is one of Celine Dion's many fan forums.