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"Joey and the Dream Girl, Part 1" is the eighth episode of the first season of Joey, which aired on NBC on November 4, 2004.


Gina's high school friend Donna comes to town, separated from her husband. Joey had a huge crush on Donna for years, and is happier than ever when they start going out. However, Donna confides in Gina that her husband wants to reconcile, and begs her not to tell Joey. Meanwhile, Michael is startled to discover that he was a great baseball player when he was younger.

Cast and Crew[]

Main Cast[]

Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Andrea Anders - Alex Garrett
Paulo Costanzo - Michael Tribbiani
Drea de Matteo - Gina Tribbiani

Supporting Cast[]

Kelly Preston - Donna Di Gregorio


Directed By:
Gary Halvorson

Written By:
Brian Buckner



  • In the tape that Michael and Joey watch, young Michael bats right-handed. When Joey takes Michael to the batting cages, Michael bats left-handed.
  • At the batting cages, when Michael gets hit by the first baseball, he moves the bat from his left hand to his right. When the frame pans out, the bat is gone.

Episode Navigation[]

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Preceded by
"Joey and the Husband"
Joey Series One Episodes Followed by
"Joey and the Dream Girl, Part 2"