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Joey

Frequently Asked Questions -- Updated February 10, 2012
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Questions

1.0 Filming, Writing, Distribution, and other Production Issues
1.00 What is "Joey," and when can I see it?
1.01 Where can I get copies of episodes on Video and DVD?
1.02 About attending tapings
1.03 About the theme song
1.04 Who are the writers for the show?
1.05 Who are the directors for the show?
1.06 Where can I get information about the character's furniture, clothes, set pieces, decorations, paint colors, etc.?

2.0 Character/Actor Information
2.01 About the Main Characters
2.02 Supporting Cast & Guest Stars
2.03 What are their middle names?
2.04 What are the names of Joey's seven sisters?

3.0 Plot Questions
3.01 What happened to Chick Jr and Duck Jr?

4.0 Music in Episodes
I have a separate document for these questions. Please go to http://www.friends-tv.org/joey/j-music.html for this information.

Answers

1.0 Filming, Writing, and other Production Issues

1.00 What is "Joey," and when can I see it?

Joey is a spin-off show, based on the character of Joey Tribbiani of Friends. Although Friends (and Joey's character) was created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane, Joey (the show) was created by Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Scott Silveri, two of the other writers / producers of Friends. Joey aired on NBC, fall 2004 through summer 2006. Thursdays at 8:00 PM Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain/Central. You can find its 2 seasons on DVD, or for online streaming options, keep an eye on www.clicker.com.

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1.01 Where can I get copies of episodes on DVD?

See my ad at the upper right corner of this page.

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1.02 About attending tapings

Well, there are no more tapings. But if you're interested in other shows, here's info:

Tickets for television shows are typically free. The only catch is that tickets for popular show are usually "sold out" many months in advance.

One company that handles tickets for many shows is "Audiences Unlimited." They have a helpful Web Site at http://tvtickets.com.

You can also call Audiences Unlimited (818) 506-0067.

Audiences Unlimited.
100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg. 153
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 506-0067

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1.03 About the theme song

The theme song is called "Sunny Hours." It is performed by Long Beach Dub Allstars, featuring will.i.am.

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1.04 Who are the writers for the show?

Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri:
[Pilot] [Episode One][Joey and the Taste Test][Joey and the Moving In] [Joey and the Big Break, part 1 (SS only)]

Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer:
[Joey and the Nemesis][Joey and the Wrong Name (Story)][Joey and the Temptation (Teleplay)]

Robert Carlock:
[Joey and the Party][Joey and the Dream Girl, part 2][Joey and the Valentine's Date (Teleplay)] [Joey and the Fancy Sister][Joey and the Big Break, part 2][Joey and the Tijuana Trip]

John Quaintance:
[Joey and the Book Club][Joey and the Big Audition][Joey and the Assistant] [Joey and the Break-Up (Story)][Joey and the Stuntman][Joey and the Bachelor Thanksgiving]

Vanessa McCarthy:
[Joey and the Perfect Storm][Joey and the Road Trip][Joey and the Neighbor (Teleplay)] [Joey and the ESL][Joey and the Musical]

Brian Kelley:
[Joey and the Husband][Joey and the Assistant]

Brian Buckner:
[Joey and the Dream Girl, part 1][Joey and the Fancy Sister][Joey and the Spying (Teleplay]

Craig DiGregorio:
[Joey and the Plot Twist (Teleplay)][Joey and the Temptation (Story)]

Jon Pollack:
[Joey and the Plot Twist (Story)]

Matt Hubbard:
[Joey and the Premier][Joey and the Wrong Name (Teleplay)] [Joey and the Poker][Joey and the Christmas Party][Joey and the Snowball Fight]

Doty Abrams:
[Joey and the Tonight Show]

Brian Kelley:
[Joey and the Assistant][Joey and the Valentine's Date (Story)]

Nicholas Darrow:
[Joey and the Neighbor (Story)][Joey and the Break-Up (Teleplay)]

Tracy Reilly:
[Joey and the Spying (Story)][Joey and the Snowball Fight]

Michael Borkow:
[Joey and the Spanking][Joey and the High School Friend]

Dave Finkel & Brett Baer:
[Joey and the House]

Linda Videtti Figueiredo:
[Joey and the Sex Tape][Joey and the Christmas Party]

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1.05 Who are the Directors for the show?

Kevin S. Bright:
[Pilot] [Episode One][Joey and the Nemesis] [Joey and the Road Trip][Joey and the Plot Twist][Joey and the Premier] [Joey and the Wrong Name][Joey and the Spying][Joey and the Moving In] [Joey and the Big Break, part 1][Joey and the Big Break, part 2][Joey and the Spanking] [Joey and the Stuntman][Joey and the Poker][Joey and the Sex Tape] [Joey and the Bachelor Thanksgiving]

Gail Mancuso:
[Joey and the Party][Joey and the Husband]

Andrew D. Weyman:
[Joey and the Book Club][Joey and the Assistant][Joey and the Tonight Show] [Joey and the Valentine's Date][Joey and the Break-Up]

David Schwimmer:
[Joey and the Perfect Storm][Joey and the Taste Test]

Gary Halvorson:
[Joey and the Dream Girl, part 1][Joey and the Dream Girl, part 2] [Joey and the Fancy Sister][Joey and the Neighbor][Joey and the Musical][Joey and the Tijuana Trip][Joey and the Christmas Party][Joey and the Snowball Fight]

Sheldon Epps:
[Joey and the Big Audition][Joey and the Temptation][Joey and the High School Friend]

Ben Weiss:
[Joey and the House]

Peter Bonerz:
[Joey and the ESL]

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1.06 Where can I get information about character's furniture, clothes, set pieces, decorations, paint colors, etc.?

I don't have much of this type of information. Sorry. And since the show ended, I don't have studio addresses for you either.

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2.0 Character/Actor Information

2.01 About the Main Characters

Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani.
Drea de Matteo as Gina Tribbiani.
Paulo Costanzo as Michael Tribbiani.
Andrea Anders as Alex Garrett.
Jennifer Coolidge as Bobbie Morgenstern.
Miguel A. Nuņez, Jr. as Zach.

Joey (Joseph) Francis Tribbiani:
For Joey's history in 'Friends,' see Friends FAQ. Joey moved to L.A. and after a series of bad gigs, got a big break playing Captain Jeremiah Powder in a sexy prime-time show, set in the mountains, called "Deep Powder." Later his character gets killed off and soon he gets a major roll in a major movie.

Gina Tribbiani:
Gina is one of Joey's sisters. She had a son at age 16, who is now 20. In true Hollywood fashion, she had her breasts surgically enhanced, by 3 cup sizes.

Michael Tribbiani:
Joey's nephew; Gina's son. Michael is a rocket scientist (seriously). He wanted to move out of his Mom's house but didn't have money for rent, so when Joey moved to California, Michael moved in with him.

Alex (Alexis) Julia Garrett:
A cute blond neighbor in whom Joey takes some interest. She is a corporate lawyer, and turns out to be married (but separated, and divorced by the end of Season 1).

Bobbie Morgenstern:
Joey's new talent agent. Her attitude towards Joey's career is a bit of a bi-polar combination of fierce loyalty and fatalism. "There is nothing that I wouldn't do for you! I'd throw on a meat skirt and wrestle a lion! I'd pull off my own ears and eat them!" "I got nothin'!"

Zach:
An extra who played a severed head in Joey's last episode of "Deep Powder," and who became Joey's new friend. This character was introduced to "Joey" (the show, and the character) at the beginning of Season 2.

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2.02 Supporting Cast & Guest Stars

Melanie Abramoff...............The Little Girl [1.16]
Rigo Alexander.................The Delivery Guy [1.18]
Madchen Amick..................Sara [1.20][1.21][1.22][1.23][1.24]
Charlene Amoia.................Diane [1.04]
Louie Anderson.................himself [2.07]
Nathan Anderson................Reporter #1 [1.12]
Lisa Arturo....................Charlene [1.20]
Valerie Azlynn.................Candace [2.07][2.09]
Tim Bagley.....................Leonard [2.05]
Alex Ball......................Todd (aka Director) [1.13][1.14][1.22][1.24][2.01]
Lance Barber...................Steve [2.11]
Rachel Blanchard...............Joelle [1.19]
John Bliss.....................Grandpa [2.10]
Michelle C. Bonilla............The Saleswoman [1.24]
Lombardo Boyer.................Dave [2.11]
Jackie Bright..................Old Man [2.09]
Devin Brochu...................Little Boy [2.14]
Trev Broudy....................Mark [1.10]
Brianna Lynn Brown.............Elsa [1.22]
Dylan Bruce....................Waiter [2.12]
Molly Bryant...................Mary [2.10]
Shaughn Buchholz...............Delivery Man [2.13]
Jennifer Ann Burton............Waitress [2.14]
Lisa Calderon..................Woman #2 [1.06]
Paula Cale.....................Abby [2.03][2.04][2.07]
Andrew Caple-Shaw..............Guy #3 [2.03]
Chris Caron....................Hotel Employee #2 [1.11]
Nancy Linehan Charles..........Gloria [2.09]
Connor Chavarra................Tyler [2.10]
Caroline Choi..................Sonja [2.06]
John Ciccolini.................The Violinist [1.17]
Lanisha Cole...................Miss Reno [1.11]
Mo Collins.....................Ms. Lafferty [2.06]
Coolio.........................himself [2.07]
Donna Cooper...................Reporter #3 [1.12]
Dan Cortese....................Chuck [2.04]
Susan Dalian...................Maureen [1.04]
Max Daniels....................Little Judoman [1.16]
Jeff B. Davis..................Martin [1.14]
Portia Dawson..................Tracy [1.12]
Ellen Degeneres................herself [2.08]
Sharmila Devar.................Renata [2.06]
Dayna Devon....................Reporter #2 [1.12]
Jenna Dewan....................Tanya [1.23]
Colby Donaldson................Gunnar [1.12][1.14][1.24]
Kurt Doss......................Kid #2 [2.07]
Gerald Downey..................Mercedes Guy [1.16]
John Ducey.....................Steve Carpenter [1.10]
Julia Duffy....................Kimberly Evans [1.18]
Eric Edelstein.................Special Effects Guy [2.07]
Sarah (Sierra) Edwards.........Woman #2 [2.13]
Carmen Electra.................herself [1.22]
Ethan Erickson.................Sam [1.01]
Ben Falcone....................Howard J. Peckerman [1.03][1.05][1.09][1.10][1.15][1.24][2.02][2.03][2.10][2.12][2.13]
Kevin Farley...................Man [1.11]
      and also.................Drunk Santa [2.13]
Nat Faxon......................Bodie [1.12][1.14][1.24]
Rick Fitts.....................The Salesman [1.19]
Dave Foley.....................himself [2.07]
Thomas Fowler..................The Director [1.16]
Joaquin Garrido................Officiant [2.12]
Gloria Garayua.................The happy Woman [1.24]
Lou George.....................Doctor [2.08]
Jenna Gering...................Heather [1.21]
Joyce Giraud...................Maria [2.06]
Adam Goldberg..................Eddie [2.11][2.14]
Carlos Gomez...................Director [2.03][2.04]
Phil Gordon....................himself [2.07]
James Green....................Walter [2.09]
Josh D. Green..................Steve [2.03]
Brian Gross....................Guy #2 [2.03]
Camille Guaty..................Debbie [1.11]
Fiona Gubelman.................Anna [1.14]
George Hamilton................himself [2.10]
Danneel Harris.................Katie Harper / London Powder [1.10][1.12][1.13]
Kim Harris.....................Slate Person [1.12]
Gregory Harrison...............Dean Jordan [2.10][2.12][2.13][2.14]
Simon Helberg..................Seth Tobin [1.03][1.15]
Manny Hernandez................Juan [2.06]
Bryan Hersh....................Crew Member [2.06]
John Michael Higgins...........Albert [2.13]
Meiko Hillman..................Woman #1 [2.13]
Terrence Bernie Hines..........The Happy Man [1.24]
Jason Huber....................The Taxi Driver[1.01]
Tom R. Hughes..................Actor #1 [1.06]
Michelle Anne Johnson..........Casting Director [2.01]
Burnadean Jones................Morgan [1.18]
Reggie Jordan..................The Man [1.24]
Holly Joy......................The Woman [1.17]
Paul Kent......................Professor Brightwiser [1.23]
Patrick Kerr...................The Producer [1.18]
Carissa Koutantzis.............The Make-up Lady [2.06]
Gary Kraus.....................Stagehand [2.04]
Sarah Kruger...................The Girl [1.10]
Amy Landers....................Denise [1.17]
John Larroquette...............Benjamin Lockwood [2.03][2.06]
Tom Lenk.......................Thomas Wheeler [1.10]
Jay Leno.......................Himself [1.16]
Susan Leslie...................Woman #1 [1.06]
Loren Lester...................Producer [2.02]
Matt Letscher..................Eric Garrett [1.07][1.20][1.21][1.22][2.09]
Rich Levier....................The Dealer [1.11]
Lucy Liu.......................Lauren Beck [1.12][1.13][1.14]
Beth Littleford................Carla [1.14]
Lisa LoCicero..................Celeste DeWolf [2.08]
Irene Olga Lopez...............The Client [1.07]
Wayne Lopez....................The Cop [1.16]
Jacqueline Lord................Vanessa [1.11]
Cindy Lu.......................Hotel Employee #1 [1.11]
Lawrence A. Mandley............The Slate Guy [1.01]
Marshall Manesh................Lloyd [1.04]
Cindy Margolis.................herself [2.07]
Jayma Mays.....................Molly Wintle [1.03]
Davis Mikaels..................Jason [1.15][2.01]
Kristen Miller.................Jenna [2.01][2.02]
Shanna Moakler.................Mariska Cechertapovich [1.18]
Matthew Mullany................The Director [1.01][1.24]
        and also...............The Stage Manager [2.08]
Bobby Neely....................The Bartender [1.02]
Carolyn Neff...................Woman #2 [1.20]
Reagan Dale Neis...............Jane [1.04]
Danny Nucci....................Ron [1.09]
Marilyn O'Connor...............Letty [2.09]
Bob Odenkirk...................Brian Michael David Scott [1.06]
Nancy O'Dell...................Herself [1.01]
Melanie Paxson.................Marci [2.02]
Tommy Perna....................The Criminal [1.01]
      and also.................Sal [1.11]
      and also.................Courier [2.01]
      and also.................Sweaty Cop [2.06]
Dwain A. Perry.................Dwight [1.15]
Don Perry......................Pop-Pop [1.17]
Linda Porter...................Edith [2.09]
Patricia Place.................Old Woman [2.09]
Kelly Preston..................Donna DiGregorio [1.08][1.09]
Rachel Quaintance..............Chris [2.03][2.06][2.11]
Mario Quinonez, Jr.............Kid #1 [2.07]
Josh Randall...................Roger [1.06]
Randall Rapstine...............The Maitre' D [1.20]
Arloa Reston...................Elisa [2.12]
Alex Reznick...................Boris [2.06]
Terry Rhoads...................Jerry [1.11]
Christina Ricci................Mary Teresa [1.19]
Branscombe Richmond............Ray Wyatt [2.10]
Andrea Robinson................Ivana [1.13]
Brande Roderick................Robin [2.13]
Richard Ruccolo................Glen [1.15][1.19][1.21]
Antonio Sabato Jr..............Kyle [1.16]
Bob Saget......................Himself [1.11]
Carlos Sanchez.................Employee [1.12]
Lizbeth Santos.................Woman #1 [1.20]
Steven R. Schirripa............The Pit Boss (Kevin) [1.11]
Brad Schmidt...................Guy #1 [2.03]
Cathy Shambley.................Prospective Buyer [2.05]
Mitch Silpa....................Tim [1.05]
Candice Smith..................The Cute Girl [1.05]
Kevin Smith....................himself [2.02]
Lyndon Smith...................Sawyer / Charlie [1.12]
Suzanne Sole...................Mother [2.14]
Brent Spiner...................Himself [1.14]
Gina St. John..................Susan Walters [2.05]
Brandon Stacy..................Man in Bar [2.12]
Mindy Sterling.................The Casting Director [1.10]
Peter Stormare.................Viktor [1.07]
Geoff Stults...................Jake Morgan [1.03]
David Sullivan.................Guy #4 [2.03]
Amanda Swisten.................Miss Santa Fe [1.11]
George Thabert.................Kid #3 [2.07]
Deborah Theaker................Lorraine [1.23]
Alan Thicke....................himself [2.07]
Bobbie J. Thompson.............Kenny [2.03]
Larry Toffler..................Lance Beckman [1.10]
Michael Trucco.................Paul [1.18]
Gwen Van Dam...................Grandma [2.10]
Paul Walia.....................Travis [1.15]
Dina Waters....................Judy Wilson [1.17]
Betty White....................Mrs. Bly [2.05]
Richard Whiten.................Jack Wilson [1.18]
Wayne Wilderson................Director #2 [1.01]
Annie Wood.....................The Trashy Woman [1.18]
Christopher T. Wood............Dave [1.10]
Boni Yanagisawa................Make-up Lady [2.04]
Harley Zumbrum.................Big Judoman [1.16]

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2.03 What are their middle names?

Joey's is Francis. Alex's is Julia.

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2.04 What are the names of Joey's seven sisters?

All seven sisters were mentioned by name in episode 1.19: Gina, Mary Teresa, Cookie, Dina, Tina, Veronica, and Mary Angela.

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3.0 Plot Questions

3.01 What happened to Chick Jr and Duck Jr?

Chick Jr and Duck Jr were Joey's housewarming gift to Chandler and Monica, at the end of "Friends." Chandler told Joey to keep them at his place. Once Joey moved to California, he must have made some other arrangements for Chick Jr and Duck Jr, but the details have not been revealed.

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4.0 Music in Episodes

I have a separate document for these questions. Please go to http://www.friends-tv.org/joey/j-music.html for this information.

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