"Joey and the Road Trip" is the eleventh episode of the first season of Joey, which aired on NBC on December 2, 2004.


Joey looks forward to being a judge on the Miss Southwestern USA beauty pageant in Las Vegas, asked by Bobbie instead of Corbin Bernsen. Alex finds it degrading but is convinced to join by one of the perks, Céline Dion concert tickets. Gina was eager to come, believed they'd have to force Michael but is delighted when her nerdy son turns out to be a casino regular under the alias Dr. Rodriguez, using a mathematical blackjack system. Joey sleeps with a beauty before realizing she's finalist Miss Laughlin, Gina encourages his solution: do them all, but there is a teen section too and when Miss Laughlin is disqualified... Michael reluctantly accepts to let Gina and Joey 'Dusty' play along in a counting cards operation, but despite his warning that getting caught means being dragged to a back room where scary things happen they are inadvertently betrayed knowing each-other by Alex; they hope to get off if they look too stupid to pull it off.

Cast and Characters

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

Bob Saget - Himself
Steven R. Schirripa - The Pit Boss
Terry Rhoads - Jerry


Directed By:
Kevin S. Bright

Written By:
Vanessa McCarthy


Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"Joey and the Big Audition"
Joey Series One Episodes Followed by
"Joey and the Plot Twist"
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