Joey (2004–2006)
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Joey and the Spanking 

On set, Joey is confronted with an overly bossy child actor. Gina organizes an audition to find Alex a date.


Kevin Bright (as Kevin S. Bright)


Shana Goldberg-Meehan (created by), Scott Silveri (created by) | 3 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani
Andrea Anders ... Alex Garrett
Paulo Costanzo ... Michael Tribbiani
Jennifer Coolidge ... Bobbie Morganstern
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Zach
Drea de Matteo ... Gina Tribbiani
John Larroquette ... Benjamin Lockwood
Ben Falcone ... Howard
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Kenny
Carlos Gómez ... Sam - The Director
Paula Cale ... Abby - Script Supervisor
Rachel Quaintance ... Chris
Josh Green ... Steve (as Josh D. Green)
Brad Schmidt ... Paul
Brian Gross ... Guy #2


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Joey enjoys his star status in an action move, and his Oscar-winning but gambling-indebted co-star Benjamin Lockwood, but the fun is over when the bratty child star Kenny 'pulls rank' based on his last box office. Lockwood kisses ass shamelessly, but so successfully that his character is given the lead in stead of Joey's. Just when Joey was trying to slime and grovel just as deep, Kenny throws food at him- that's worth a spanking, no matter what, but th consequences?... Alex may be to shy and demanding to find her dream guy, Gina has a solution: a fake audition in Bobie's office, for a movie she invented, "Alex's Song"... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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As Zach and Joey are talking, Zach is holding Jelly and bread. The camera goes to Joey and when it returns to Zach the products are out of his hands. See more »


References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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A very weak 'Joey' episode
15 December 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Oh dear. 'Joey' as a show had so much potential, there are some wonderful epsidoes across both of its two series, but this episode is a mess.

I had such high hopes for it too. Michael Borkow was on 'Friends', he knows the character of Joey. And yet instead we get a weak episode where both plots fall a bit flat.

So, Joey is now a big movie star. That in principle I had no problems with, it opened up the landscape of the show a bit, and enabled the writers to poke a bit of fun at Hollywood.

Joey having to deal with a child star with attitude is also a decent enough story. But it's poorly executed, with lots of seriously weak jokes, many of which again make the character of Joey out to be a complete idiot. Only a nice guest appearance from John Larroquette redeem it slightly.

Although it was nice to see Gina and Alex's friendship develop their storyline wasn't much better, with actually some offensive moments in it along the way. Why they had to alter the Alex character so much is beyond me too. She's changes so much from the start of the series, and even quite a bit from how she was towards the end of series one.

A seriously disappointing episode.

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29 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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