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Joey 

In this spin-off of Friends (1994), Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matt LeBlanc ...  Joey Tribbiani 46 episodes, 2004-2006
Andrea Anders ...  Alex Garrett 46 episodes, 2004-2006
Paulo Costanzo ...  Michael Tribbiani 46 episodes, 2004-2006
Jennifer Coolidge ...  Bobbie Morganstern 46 episodes, 2004-2006
Drea de Matteo ...  Gina Tribbiani 46 episodes, 2004-2006
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After his friends all go their separate ways, Joey Tribianni leaves New York for Hollywood to pursue his acting career full time. His sister Gina buys him a nice apartment, and he finds a new roommate in his 20-year old nephew Michael (Gina had him when she was 16), who is literally a rocket scientist. Michael's book smarts and Joey's people smarts allow them to help each other out whenever they can, and make them nice companions. Written by lusy4eva-1

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This Fall, Joey is returning to Thursday. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Bright is the only one of the three creators that have moved on to work on "Joey." Marta Kauffman and David Crane have not continued to work on "Joey" though they still receive credit for creating the character of Joey. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Oh my God. To find a number I thought I'd lost forever, it's like the ending of a great romantic movie.
[unfolds the paper to read it]
Joey: Oh, her? No.
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Sunny Hours
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Too much of a good thing?
9 February 2005 | by AxelJeffSee all my reviews

The problem with "Joey" so far? The minds behind the show seem to have forgotten why we, as viewers, were so taken by Joey Tribbiani on "Friends."

As an idiotic buffoon, he was primarily a great comedic foil for the other characters, especially Chandler, and occasionally would have a solid storyline showcasing that side of him.

But it was the episodes showing that his heart was bigger than his brain -- like the one where he took Rachel out on a dinner date -- that gave Joey real depth and gave viewers a real reason to love the character.

In either case, though, Joey was just 1/6th of the equation, and the character was only asked to carry 6-10 minutes of any given episode, at the most.

Here, they're trying to make Joey carry the entire 24 minutes because, as it stands now, the supporting characters aren't compelling enough to warrant strong independent story lines of their own. And we haven't seen enough of the scenes that show Joey's heart.

It's not a problem that can't be fixed. I think they need to lay off some of the more stereotypical character jokes (Joey dumb, nephew smart, sister tough and oversexed) and put them in situations that are funny, but also make us care more about them. As it stands now, you could almost write the script with adjectives instead of character names, because the characters' natures so rarely change.

Personally, I'd love to see an episode where the supporting cast gets together to plan a surprise birthday party for Joey, with everybody having their own ideas of what to do, but ultimately we find out that none of them really knows Joey as well as they think they do. Something like that would be a great learning and growing experience for the show, its writers, and its characters.

But hey, that's just my opinion.


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