Joey: How You Doin'?
Posted Sep 30, 2006 @ 11:55 AM
The network was willing to drop Matt LeBlanc if it meant keeping the show. I wonder if that regeim would have been willing to take a chance on the Joey spinoff considering that little nugget, that they figured the "Joey" character was the most expendable.
Sure they did greenlight the Frasier deal, but the character of "Frasier Crane" on Cheers was much more developed, and more interesting than "Joey Tribbiani" ever was on Friends. Plus the show's shifting paradigms probably made it more reasonable that it wasn't going to be a stale rehash of Cheers they way Joey seemed to be a rehash of Friends.
Posted Sep 30, 2006 @ 5:52 PM
Joey was the only character to avoid a "backlash" during Friends' run. There were times people were sick of the other five, but I think Joey's popularity grew as the show went along. MLB reached a peak during seasons 8 and 9, even getting Emmy nominations. I can see why NBC thought the character of Joey could thrive on his own show. But alas, nope.
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Posted Feb 19, 2008 @ 12:05 PM
Boy, didn't Matt LeBlanc fall off the face of the earth. What's he doing now?
I was going to say making a mess of his marriage, but checking IMDB shows me his marriage ended in 2006, so he doesn't even have personal issues to blame on his lack of work. I do know his daughter was ill, but if she was as sick as the tabloids claimed, I don't know.
But there doesn't seem to be any work announced for him. Not too surprising really. He seems to play the same sort of character in whatever he does, and that probably gets old pretty fast.
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Posted Jun 22, 2009 @ 5:04 PM
I liked it for the most part. Didn't think it was even close to the cringe-worthy scorn it got and still gets. I think the Joey character was such a good one, too. I was thinking about it the other day when watching Friends. The episode where Chandler and Monica are having a hard time keeping their relationship secret from everyone else, while Joey knows. And as they get careless in hiding, they start to blame Joey for being a weirdo whenever the rest of them find some weird thing, like setting up the video camera to tape themselves, hm hmm. And Joey finds the picture Monica took for Chandler... then Rachel finds it, thinks Joey is some pervert weirdo, and Chandler and Monica try to make him look that way... But then there's that great rest of the scene where Joey completely turns the situation around to make it look like Monica is the weirdo, pining for him instead. Matt's comic acting and timing in that scene is so spot-on, so pitch perfect as Joey. That's why that character is so great.
Man I wish they didn't cancel this show I really liked it, was laughing every episode. But I guess it wasn't too popular.
And he ends the scene by going back to his KFC bucket, while offering everyone else the chicken in it since he was only eating the skins.
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Posted Jun 26, 2011 @ 7:10 PM
Anyway, Matt LeBlanc has never been better than he is on Episodes.
Edited by Betsyb, Jun 26, 2011 @ 7:59 PM.
Posted Jun 26, 2011 @ 7:34 PM
I think Joey's biggest problem was unrealistic expectations.
Bingo. It was probably set up for failure having the same timeslot and everything. That was something they avoided with Frasier, which started out on Tuesdays.
Posted Jun 26, 2011 @ 8:28 PM