Season 2 Episode 8

Joey and the Sex Tape

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 2005 on NBC
out of 10
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Joey and the Sex Tape
An old girlfriend of Joey's threatens to release an embarrassing tape. To prevent this from happening he must apologize to her on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Bobbie celebrates her 40th birthday.

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  • Bobbie is having her insurance physical because she is turning 40 and one of Joey's old girlfriends threatens to release an old sex tape.

    I just have to mention the sex tape we get to see. Joey looks awesome in the 80's, the right hair and everything! And Bobbie says she had plans to celebrate her 40th birthday alone, but we know by now she's a little sneaky.

    I love Alex, she is the best character in Joey! In this episode Bobbie mistakes Alex for a guy, Jim Thompson. Oh, just have to see it to get it. Alex also has a crush on Dein Cain, superman in Lois&Clark.

    And Joey always has a way to get himself out of dilemmas. Whenever he gets into trouble it all works out better than it ever could have in real life. He's one lucky guy!moreless
  • In this episode, Joey is blakmailed by an ex-girlfriend, who threatens to show an old sex tape unless he apologizes to her during her interview in Ellen's show. Meanwhile, Alex and Gina discover that Bobby is turning 40 in two days, and she hasn't told anmoreless

    I don\'t know why this episode is getting such good ratings. For me, altogether with \"Joey and the House\", it\'s one of the silliest episodes of the show so far. First of all, Joey\'s 80\'s character is completely ridiculous, exagerated, and the \"weird\" hairs don\'t work for me, at least they don\'t if they are not helped by anything funny.

    Second of all, the action is slow, the plot is uninspired, it doesn\'t add anything to any of the characters and the secondary story (that one with Bobby celebrating her 40th birthday) is just as silly as the main one.

    Just an example of what this episode offers: at the beginning of the episode, Joey is thinking about how he will enter Ellen\'s plateau. When he finally has to do it, he just falls down to the floor. Well, that\'s a good joke... if you are 5 years old or younger, I mean!

  • How far would you go to stop somebody from embrassing you?

    In season #1, Joey went on Jay Leno\\\'s talk show, and now in season #2 he goes on Ellen DeGeneres\\\' talk show. So if it lives to see season #3, who\\\'s talk show will he go on, so far it has been talk shows on NBC, so that really leaves Conan O\\\'Brein and Tony Danza\\\'s left. In Joey and the Sex Tape, Joey (Matt LeBlanc) is scheduled to appear on Ellen DeGeneres\\\' talk show, and then his agent Bobbie (Jennifer Coolidge) recives a package, containting a tape, and gaves it to Joey. It is a sex tape from the 80\\\'s between Joey and an old girlfriend, he asks her to marry him, and then leaves her. Thing is, looks like Joey has gotten over it, but not his old girlfriend, and now sdhe is thearning to release it, he shows the tape to Gina (Drea de Matteo), Alex (Andrea Anders) Michael (Paulo Costanzo), and his best friend Zach (Miguel A. Núñez Jr), so he agrees to see her, which he does. She tells him the only way she will not release the tape, if he apozolies to her on Ellen DeGeneres\\\' talk show, so also her family & friends can see it as well. Joey asks Zach to go with him to Ellen DeGeneres\\\' talk show, but then he tells him, that he used to be on Ellen\\\'s show, he had some lines, he just coudln\\\'t say, and that is what begin the rivalery (supposed) between them.moreless
  • Well, it's about time the old Joey past comes back to haunt him.

    Having read that this will 'most likely' be Joey's last season, I'm not going to bash it at all. (Not that I usually do, or that I had even planned to.) But apparently just airing the show would be cheaper than cancelling it.

    Anyways, it was fun to see Joey at his old ways. Trying to recover from an ex coming back into his life. This time she's come with a threat with a sex tape in which he tells her he loves her, and wants to marry just to get in bed with her. And then, he ditches her.

    So, in order to please her so she won't release this possibly career ruining tape, he goes on the Ellen show to apologize. Only Ellen wants details, and the audience enjoy the story step-by-step that the story becomes a bunch of punch lines. I mean sure he ends up hooking up with her later, but that's not the moral of the story.

    Of course, I care not of the morals, just the quality entertainment.moreless
  • It was "awesome" man.. This episode was "awesome".. but where's Michael?

    This is what makes me happy.. I really feel that the show is getting better and better.. The storylines are getting more complex.. The only thing that sucked is that Michael was only in one scene? We needed more especially after last episode's ending, we need to see him living the bachelor life.. Can't wait for next week's ep..

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • On Joey's Magna Doodle: An old fashioned rotary phone.

    • Continuity Goof: Joey says that Celeste was his first real love. However, in several episodes of Friends he said that he had only ever been in love once and it was with Rachel. He also mentioned it in season one of Joey.

    • In this episode Joey and Alex are watching a commercial advertising Joey's appearance on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show'. Then we see Joey walking across the stage and hugging Ellen during the commercial advertising the episode. The next day when Joey goes to tape the appearance on Ellen, she says 'nice to meet you' and he replies it is nice to meet her too; implying that they've never met. However, we had just seen them interact in the TV commercial; showing that they had in fact met before.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Joey: Remember how I used to bump into you, outside the gym. That's because I skipped math to see you. 5 days a week. 40 weeks per year. You know how many classes that is? Because I don't.

    • Ellen: Of cause I remember you. You're the worst actor ever we had on the show.
      Zach: You do remember me.

    • Bobby: (to Gina about Alex) Who is your little gentleman friend?

    • Gina: Let me ask you something. Fortieth birthday is really important. Right?
      Alex: Oh my god, Gina. You're turning 40. You look great!
      Gina: (annoyed) We are talking about Bobby.

    • (Scene on the recorded tape)
      Celeste: Mrs. Celeste Tribbiani.
      Joey: We just had sex and you're thinking about my aunt?
      Celeste: No silly. I am talking about us getting married.

    • Joey: (getting back at people walking in, while he is having sex) May be you could knock once in a while.
      Michael: There's no door on the roof of my car.

    • Joey: Come on. Obviously I am not going to show you the actual sex. I am a very private person.

    • Bobby: Oh no! If it is something damning, it'll ruin your career. Then you will take me down with you.

    • Bobby: I got a call from a woman about a sex tape you made and she is threatening to release it.
      Joey: Really?
      Bobby: I know. Your career could use a little scandal; be great for your image.

    • Doctor: Good news Bobby. According to this charts, your health has improved remarkably. Your blood pressure is no longer in the stroke range. Your liver has rejuvenated; and that bullet seems to be dislodged itself.

    • Zach: Oh man! You are not in the Hollywood loop. Aren't you? Everyone knows Ellen and I don't get along.

    • Joey: I've said a lot of things for sex; I'm dying in a week. I'm going to war. (with a bad Spanish accent) Antonio Banderas is my brother.

    • Celeste: Joey! You are going to apologize to me on national television, or I will send that tape to Ellen, and Oprah, and I'm not going to stop 'til it's seen by every woman in America!
      Joey: Every woman in America?! Those are the people I like to have sex with!!

  • NOTES (1)


    • Bobbie says that she burned down the set of Just the 10 of Us.

      Just the 10 of Us was a sitcom spin off of Growing Pains starring Bill Kirchenbauer. It focused on the lives of a coach and his wife and their 8 children. The show ran from 1988 to 1990.

    • Joey quotes a line from St. Elmo's Fire, and his girlfriend says it is like he is Rob Lowe.

      St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 coming of age story about a group of post graduation friends. Rob Lowe was one of the stars, and it was considered one of The Brat Pack's best films.

    • Joey and Alex are watching a commercial for Joey's appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, after which he says 'Suck on that Oprah!'

      The Ellen Degeneres Show is the massively popular talk show hosted by the comedienne of the same name. The show is a multiple Emmy winner and has been on since 2003.

      Oprah refers to Oprah Winfrey, the talk show and media titan. Her show has been on since 1986 and taped nearly 4,000 episodes. Her production company Harpo (Oprah backwards) has a hand in nearly all walks of entertainment. Oprah is considered to be one of the richest women in America with a net worth of nearly 3 billion dollars.

    • Alex is smitten by the fact that Bobbie has Dean Cain's number, mentioning that he played Superman. She later ran into Bobbie's apartment in a frenzy when she found out Dean Cain was there.

      Dean Cain is an actor most famous for his portrayal of Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois and Clark.

    • Zach asked Joey if he just asked for the Pat Benatar when he got his hair cut after he saw the sex tape.

      Pat Benatar is a vocalist best known for her power ballads and harder rock numbers. She has had numerous hits, including Love Is A Battlefield and All Fired Up. During parts of her career, Pat Benatar had wild spiky hair much like Joey's in the tape.

    • Joey said that one of his pick up lines was telling girls he was Antonio Banderas' brother.

      Antonio Banderas is a Latin heartthrob who has been in many hit movies, including Interview With A Vampire and two Zorro films, as well as the Desperado series.

    • Zach says that Ellen hated him ever since he messed up a line on her show 10 years ago.

      Ellen Degeneres did have her own sitcom based loosely on her stand up act. It was a hit show until her character 'came out' and she lost her sponsors and the show was cancelled. Her career had just begun a tremendous upswing at the time of this show, and her talk show contributed greatly to that. Matt LeBlanc asked her to guest star during a real interview on her show, and she agreed. The actor who played Zach was never actually on Ellen's sitcom.