It would be a little bit weird that Kimberly Evans died in her show because of naturel causes, since she said she's only 51 years old...
It was never mentioned what happened to Joey's character Dr. Drake Ramoray between the end of Friends and the start of Joey. It is now revealed that he was killed off for the second time, the first being in the Friends episode The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies.
At the beginning of the episode, the show producers send Joey a clip that they're showing at the ceremony, but at the ceremony, they read the nominations without using any clips.
Gina: I am gonna get a drink. Do you like tequila?
Woman: Do I? (pulls a bottle of tequila out of her dress)
Gina: You are like a sister.
Joey: Oh, no, no, no. That's one of the women in the category I'm presenting. I cannot get her name right. How do you say this?
Gina: Nom-in... Nominees.
Joey: That's not what I was asking and it took you way too long.
Michael: Okay, so Joey, how many chin ups can you do?
Joey: I don't know. Ten, twenty.
Michael: Is that the number of boobs you have 'cause you're a girl?
Alex: Is that supposed to be trash talk?
Joey: No, no, no. Gina, this is a big night for me. I'm up for an award. You know, maybe you can dress up. People will be in fancy gowns.
Gina: Oh, I have a very special gown. It requires four C batteries.
Alex: So, who's the basket from?
Joey: Uh, Alex, Gina and Michael. Aww. That's three names on a pretty small basket.
Michael: Oh my God, Mom. Look at you, no cleavage. Where are you gonna keep your car keys and your flask?
Joey: Say, that last name of yours is pretty tough. Uh, how do you pronounce it?
Mariska: Cechritapovich. It's simple. It starts with a soft C. Then the CH is pronounced as a hard K, and then the accent is on PO, the fourth syllable.
Joey: Oh. Catocrouchipo.
Kimberly: It would've been an opportunity for me to stand in front of my peers and finally be recognized for twenty-five years of hard work and sacrifice. That's why I'm upset.
Joey: Would it, uh... would it help if we made out?
Kimberly: (stops for a second and thinks) No.
Joey: Fair enough.
Woman: Can I just say something? I don't get chicks like you. I mean, you got this great body. Why do you want to hide it?
Gina: I dressed like this because my brother wanted me to.
Woman: Oh, who's he?
Gina: Joey Tribbiani.
Woman: The actor?
Woman: Oh, I would so do him.
Gina: Aw, thank you! Where are my manners? I'm sure I would do your brother too.
Alex: The only reason I can do it is because I weigh less. You're a man. You're big and strong. (puts her hand on Michael's shoulder) Are those your bones? You feel elderly.
Joey: Well you can change the outfit, but you're still the same old pain in the ass. I just wish there was something I could do to fix this.
Gina: Well, maybe you could convince Mariska to give up her award.
Joey: How am I going to do that?
Gina: Come on, you're good with women. Use your charm.
Joey: Huh, yeah, you're right. Maybe I'll win her over with some witty conversation.
Joey: Nah, I'm just kidding. I'm gonna hit her with my sex ray!
Jennifer Coolidge (Joey's agent) does not appear in this episode.
The producer threatens to get Joey banned from all TBS award shows.
TBS (Turner Broadcasting System) is a cable television station owned by Time Warner. The station broadcast sports and other programming with a focus on comedy. They are also known for an annual Christmas event. On Christmas Day, every year, they show the movie A Christmas Story all day long.
Kimberly (Julia Duffy) says that she has an audition for the role of a lifeguard in the new Ashton Kutcher movie.
Ashton Kutcher is a model turned actor who is best known for his role in That 70's Show and as the host of MTV's Punk'd, which he created. He has also been in many other shows and movies, and is a producer as well.
While the producer is trying to help Joey pronounce the name, he tells him Mariska is like Mariska Hargitay.
Mariska Hargitay is a Golden Globe and Emmy award winning actress best known for her role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She has also been in many other shows and movies.
The various soap operas mentioned during the awards were Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, and Passions.
Days of Our Lives is one of the most successful and longest running soap operas. It has been on nearly every week day since 1965, and has more than 11,000 episodes. Joey played Dr. Drake Ramoray on DOOL in various episodes of Friends. Between the end of Friends and the start of Joey, his character was killed off for a second time and he moved to Hollywood.
General Hospital is the longest running serial show in Hollywood. It has been on since 1963 and has more than 11,700 episodes. It also holds the record for the most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series (10).
One Life to Live is a soap opera that has been on since 1968 with more than 10,300 episodes. Rather than follow soap formulas, it is known for the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of its characters.
Passions is a unique paranormal soap opera that has been on since 1999 with more than 2,200 episodes.