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Erika Ford is a mentally unstable woman who stalked Joey in "The One After The Superbowl, Part 1" after becoming obsessed with his character Dr. Drake Ramoray on Days of our Lives. She was portrayed by Brooke Shields.

Relationship with Joey

Joey and Erika at dinner

Joey is excited when he receives fan mail from Erika, but learns that she is a stalker of his. She shows up at his apartment and turns out to be a very beautiful woman. Joey decides to date her, but soon learns that she is mentally unstable. Erika believes that Joey is Dr. Drake Ramoray and that what she sees on Days of our Lives is happening in reality. She even goes the extent of offering Joey's help when a man starts choking in Becco restaurant because she believes that he is "the best doctor in all of Salem".

When Joey tells her the truth, she refuses to believe it and becomes confused when he tells her it's a television show. Ross quickly tells Erika that Joey is actually Hans Ramoray, Drake's evil twin, and everyone plays along. Joey tells Erika that she deserves to be with the real Drake and suggests she go to Salem to find him. She decides to do so and tells Joey that she will never forget him, and he responds by slamming the door in her face. She was never seen again after that.