"Joey and the Premiere" is the fourteenth episode of the first season of Joey, which aired on NBC on January 13, 2005.


Unable to decide who to take to the premiere of Deep Powder, Joey struggles to find tickets for Gina, Michael and Alex. Michael meets a girl and Brent Spiner and must choose who to leave with. Gina's date is Lauren's ex-boyfriend. Alex's date is a lesbian. Joey and Lauren kiss.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

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

Supporting Cast

Lucy Liu - Lauren Beck
Jeff Bryan Davis - Martin
Brent Spiner - Himself
Nat Faxon - Bodie
Colby Donaldson - Gunnar
Fiona Gubelmann - Anna
Beth Littleford - Carla


Directed By:
Kevin S. Bright

Written By:
Matt Hubbard

Trivia & Goofs

  • This is Lucy Liu's third and final appearance in the show.
  • Like Jennifer Coolidge, Brent Spiner also appeared in an episode of Friends, namely "The One With Princess Consuela". However, this time he shows up as himself.
  • Goof: Joey is talking to Brody. He has a cup in his left hand, then when the shot changes, it's in his right.
  • This is similar to the Season 8 episode of Friends "The One Where Rachel Is Late" when Joey has to choose who to take to his movie premiere after being told he can only take one guest.


  • Bobbie: (laughing) Oh, God.
    Martin: Hey, could you keep it down?
    Bobbie: I am not gonna keep it down. That's my client. He's the funniest thing in this.
  • Alex: We just went shopping for our outfits for the premiere. We're so excited.
    Gina: You gotta see these dresses me and Alex got. (pulls her dress out of the bag) Tell him what you said about mine.
    Alex: I said "That is the sluttiest thing I've ever seen."
    Gina: And, out came the credit card!
  • Michael: I got my tux. How are you doing on the tickets?
    Joey: Uh, not so good. I was gonna call my boss a while ago, but I started playing Tetris and I couldn't put it down. Ooh, check it out though. I got to level two.
    Michael: Well, that's not very good.
    Joey: Yeah, I don't understand the game.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"Joey and the Taste Test"
Joey Series One Episodes Followed by
"Joey and the Assistant"
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