"Joey and the Party" is the third episode of the first season of Joey, which aired on NBC on Septmeber 23, 2004.


Joey feels lonely without his Manhattan friends, even sweet, devoted cousin-roommate Michael is just too nerdy, so he decides to throw a party to get to know the neighbors, but particularly cool Jake (Geoff Stultz). Alas a hunk like Jake is just irresistible for Gina, and she's hard to beat at pleasing men- still, Jake has better taste, but that kind of man is not to family-man Joey's taste, so he ends up giving nerdy accountant Howard a chance, boring but adoring. Michael, supposedly the party's co-host, panics when his 'friendly' academical rival Seth announces to bring an actual date, Molly, leaving Michael the last of the virginal Mohicans, so he desperately needs a foxy (fake) date, yet not badly enough to accept ma Gina, but he jumps at Alex's offer; she does a great job, and they soon work out Molly is even more fake, but why?

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

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

Supporting Cast

Simon Helberg - Seth
Geoff Stults - Jake Morgan
Ben Falcoe - Howard Peckerman
Jayma Mays - Molly


Directed By:
Gail Mancuso

Written By:
Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri


  • Simon Helberg is a guest appearance as the future sitcom of The Big Bang Theory.
  • This marks the guest appearance of Geoff Stults, but later he will appear in The Odd Couple as Murph and the guest appearance in Man with a Plan as Leif Forrest (where LeBlanc and Stults would reunite in this series).


  • Just after the opening credits, when Joey runs out to see Jake, Jake has one hand out in one shot and then puts the basketball in both hands. When the shot changes, his hand is out again and then he puts the basketball in both hands again.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"Joey and the Student"
Joey Series One Episodes Followed by
"Joey and the Book Club"
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