7 Facts About Joey Tribbiani You Missed While Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S

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In the history of Television series, there cannot exist a cuter character other than Joey Tribbiani. I think he is the only character who has made dumbness look adorable. With his life moving around Food and Girls, Joey is as entertaining as he can be. Let’s look into some Facts About Joey Tribbiani to entertain us even more. 

FRIENDS is the epic evergreen TV show that will never be too old for anyone. No matter how many times you rewatch it, you will always ask questions like which F.R.I.E.N.D.S character are you? If you are also attracted to the two epitomes of Joey’s life (Food and Sex), then these facts about Joey Tribbiani will surely astonish you. 

Joey Tribbiani’s character wasn’t a dimwit one, but as someone from the cast came to know about the character, s/he suggested that making the character dumb would make it more fun and interesting. Luckily, the creators liked the idea, and we had an amazing character to laugh over. Want to know who suggested this change? 

Joey Tribbiani has given us many reasons to laugh over him, now it’s time to know a few facts about him that not many people know yet. Let’s begin. 

Little Known Facts About Joey Tribbiani 

Joey Tribbiani, a foodie, a bad actor, and a great friend. You can never ignore a character like him, who’s super charming to ladies, would let them touch his body but won’t let them touch his food. 

If that’s not crazy to you, then welcome to the club!! We are obsessed with Joey!! 

1. Joey is Dumb

Who’s the last one to get the joke?

No matter how hard our poor lad tries he is always slow to get things in the head. But why!! Our favorite dimwit wasn’t supposed to be like that in the first place. 

7 Facts About Joey Tribbiani You Missed While Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S
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When the script was shown to Matt LeBlanc, he disliked the character so much that he suggested making Joey Tribbiani a little dumb. Yes, it was Matt LeBlanc’s idea to make Joey a dimwit. When NBC heard the actor’s take for his character, they loved it. 

It was only logical to accept Matt LeBlanc’s take because otherwise, he couldn’t have portrayed Joey in such a great way. 

2. Most Affairs On The Show

How You Doin’ 

Since the beginning of the show, we have seen so many ladies around Joey that we cannot count them on our fingers. His How You Doin’ is still one of the best pick-up lines ever made. No doubt Joey was a Ladies’ man.

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Throughout the ten seasons of FRIENDS, Joey has had 17 flings and affairs. Now that’s a good number. Next to Joey comes Phoebe, who had 16 affairs in total. How could they not be best friends! Duh!

For those who are always looking for tips to talk to girls, you should seriously take notes from Joey. Not Kidding Bro! 

3. One Of The Eight Sibling

7 Facts About Joey Tribbiani You Missed While Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S
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Everybody knows Joey Tribbiani had a big family, but seven sisters dude? That’s pretty crazy. It might not have been difficult for him but it definitely got Chandler into trouble. LOL! 

No one I know has had seven sisters in their whole family line. I guess that makes the Tribbians different from the rest of us. 

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Do you know their names? No? We know Mary Angela because of Chandler but besides her, there is Gina, Dina, Tina, Mary Theresa, Cookie, and Veronica. There’s one thing for sure that Joey’s sisters are far crazier than he is. Why? 

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His sister Cookie, with such a cute name, killed her own husband. As crazy as that is, she confessed it to Phoebe herself. Weird enough? 

4. Matt LeBlanc Hated Joey & Rachel’s Affair

There might be a lot of people who ship Joey and Rachel’s relationship. But there is also a whole different group of people who just hated their relationship. To the latter ones, congratulations, Matt LeBlanc is also in the same group. 

7 Facts About Joey Tribbiani You Missed While Watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S
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Matt LeBlanc hated the relationship between Joey and Rachel because he thought that it was out of Joey’s character. Before everything, Joey was a loyal friend and then he was a lover. Friendship meant the world to Joey, so, when Matt LeBlan was told about their relationship, he disliked it the most.

One of the creators of FRIENDS, Marta Kauffman, has said that Matt LeBlanc thought his character’s relationship with Rachel was incestuous and he was pretty uncomfortable with it. 

5. Joey’s Character Was The Last To Be Finalized

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Among all the six leads of FRIENDS, Joey’s character was the last one to be finalized. Matt LeBlanc had only $11 when he was selected and from his first paycheck, the first thing that he bought was dinner. The struggle was common in both Joey’s life and Matt LeBlanc’s life. 

Before Matt LeBlanc was selected for Joey Tribbiani, Louis Mandylor was to play the role. He’s the guy playing Carl (Joey’s Twin) in FRIENDS. Can you believe that? If Matt LeBlanc hadn’t shown up for the audition Carl would be the one. Nah!! LeBlanc’s the best.  

6. Joey Tribbiani’s Middle Name is Francis

Joey is not the real name of the character, it’s his pet name. Joey’s real name is Joseph Francis Tribbiani Jr., and this name is only used a few times in the series. Many people have told Joey to change his real name, a name that is a little less cultural. 

Just like Chandler has to joke about everything, how could he miss joking about Joey’s name? In an episode, he suggests changing the name to Joseph Stalin. 

Joey does use ‘Joseph Stalin’ as his stage name but once he knows who that person is he comes back to using Joey Tribbiani. 

7. Joey Moved To LA

After FRIENDS ended, everyone had their happy endings. Rachel and Ross were together again with Emma, Phoebe’s married to Mike, and Chandler is happy with Monica with the babies, but what about Joey? Joey didn’t get a perfect ending, he was all alone. 

Therefore, to give Joey the proper ending he so deserved, the creators made another show with the same name ‘Joey’ in which Joey moves to Los Angeles to pursue his career in acting. 

Although there are a lot of other activities he does there, we see the character of Joey drift towards a little more maturity. He becomes content with the fact that everyone is changed and “change is good”.

Wrapping Up

FRIENDS is an evergreen show because of its amazing choice of characters and Joey is the cutest one among them. If you liked Joey then you will definitely love this article. If you did then comment below your views.

Share this article with your ‘Friends’ and Have a Great Day!  

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