When Friends debuted in 1994, Joey Tribbiani was nothing more than an Italian-American stereotype, but he became the funniest in the friend group.
When friends debuted in 1994, Joey Tribbiani seemed like the typical Italian-American stereotype that appears in a lot of movies and TV shows set in New York City. However, as the series went on and Matt LeBlanc sank into the character, Joey evolved into something more.
Among the Friends crew, each had their own dominant personality trait. Rachel was the spoiled one, Phoebe was the quicky one, Chandler was the funny one, and in the beginning, Joey was the dumb one. And while he continued to hold on to that trait, he surpassed Chandler in the humor department, in many ways. Whether in his acting or endless romantic conquests, Joey became a fan favorite by the time the show hit its fifth season and he stayed there till the end.
He Can Be Dumb
hile every sitcom seems to have that one lovable dummy who doesn’t get the jokes and makes comments that are incredibly stupid, Joey took it to a whole new level.
Whether it be his total misuse of words, like “omnipotent” and “abysmal,” or the construction of his overly large entertainment center that partially blocked the doors for both bedrooms in the apartment he shared with Chandler, Joey had a way of showing that he wasn’t always on the ball. He proved this even further when he attempted to learn French.
Joey’s willingness to believe everything his friends tell him is part of what makes him so endearing. He has a level of trust with them that’s almost childlike in its innocence.
His Mannerisms Are Hilarious
As the series went on, Joey became noticeably more animated with his hands and his facial expressions.
When JOEY poured on the charm, it was accompanied by a lop-sided grin. When he got excited, he gesticulated with his hand in a way you couldn’t help but find humorous. His mannerisms and Matt LeBlanc’s ability to really embrace physical comedy is what set his character apart.
HIs Romantic Entanglements Are Great To Watch
Joey’s list of relationships is long and varied. A few of the women made for some of the WORST EXES ON FRIENDS. He had a way with the opposite sex that Ross and Chandler couldn’t begin to fathom. Furthermore, it was something that he never had to put a lot of effort into.
Dating and wooing women all came naturally to Joey and was just a part of his personality. fans grew accustomed to. Joey may have been a mediocre actor and never had much in the brains department. Charming a beautiful woman was the one area where he excelled.
He Can Be A Slob
Joey was in direct contrast to Monica when it came to cleanliness. In fact, when Rachel moved in with him and spilled a little spaghetti on the floor. Joey showed her it was no big deal by dropping a big glob on the floor as well.
His fridge was a mess, the chicken and the duck often used the bathroom. Or got sick all over his apartment. When Monica and Rachel switched apartments with Chandler and Joey. They found more than one disgusting surprise waiting for them in the kitchen. While no one would particularly want to be Joey’s roommate in real life. His laissez-faire attitude towards tidiness made for some of the funniest scenes in the series.