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Brian Damage
09-17-2004, 11:39 AM
JOEY THOWS A PARTY IN HOLLYWOOD-- HOW YOU DOIN?-- After moving to Hollywood from New York, Joey (Matt Le Blanc) finds that is is hard to meet new friends. Gina (Drea de Matteo) suggests to Joey that he and Michael (Paulo Costanzo) throw a party at their apartment and invite the entire building. Michael invites his old, competitive college friend Seth (Simon Helberg) to the party thinking that he would never come but panics when Seth announces he will be bringing his girlfriend, and now Michael must conjure up a girlfriend of his own. TV-14

Brian Damage
09-22-2004, 09:48 AM
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barwars
09-22-2004, 04:10 PM
Looking forward to it!!

Glad to see NBC is promoting Drea's Emmy win

Chambers
09-23-2004, 08:31 PM
I really like this one. Alex is a lot funnier. I hope they give up on her being Joey's love interest. I don't think that will work. Oh, and I LOVE HOWARD. Funniest character in that episode.

barwars
09-23-2004, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Chambers
I really like this one. Alex is a lot funnier. I hope they give up on her being Joey's love interest. I don't think that will work. Oh, and I LOVE HOWARD. Funniest character in that episode.

I agree on all parts.
So far, each episode has been better than the one before.
Very funny!

Chambers
09-23-2004, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by barwars
I agree on all parts.
So far, each episode has been better than the one before.
Very funny!

Yes, they just keep getting better. And did Howard remind you of Andy Andy at all?

barwars
09-23-2004, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Chambers
Yes, they just keep getting better. And did Howard remind you of Andy Andy at all?

Not then, but now that you say -- yeah, a lot.

Alex went from being the dullest character, to probably the best part of tonight's episode.



.... and did the redhead remind you of a cross between Lindsay Lohan and John Ritter's Wife?? (I forgot her name)

Chambers
09-23-2004, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by barwars
.... and did the redhead remind you of a cross between Lindsay Lohan and John Ritter's Wife?? (I forgot her name)
Now that you mention it...yes. Amy Yasbeck, right?

All three of the main supporting characters are getting funnier, with Alex getting the most laughs tonight.

barwars
09-23-2004, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Chambers
Now that you mention it...yes. Amy Yasbeck, right?

All three of the main supporting characters are getting funnier, with Alex getting the most laughs tonight.

Yasbeck.... thats it.

I agree, they definately learned that the supporting characters have to be just as funny if not funnier than the lead.

TVFactFan
09-23-2004, 09:37 PM
When the hell is Alex's husband going to appear?-LOL

Jchapman74
09-23-2004, 10:27 PM
I bet they never show him. Kind of like ugly naked guy from Friends.

Brian Damage
09-23-2004, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Jchapman74
I bet they never show him. Kind of like ugly naked guy from Friends.

excellent point

spunkygirl
09-23-2004, 10:52 PM
I loved tonight's episode it was great :)

The redhead did remind me alot of Linday Lohan at first I thought it was her :lol:

snl75
09-24-2004, 01:57 AM
i thought it was really funny esp. howard by the way did anybody else notice the return of hugsey joeys bedtime penguian pal at the start of tonights ep.

LucyCompanyPhan
09-25-2004, 10:02 AM
I think I perfered last weeks episode over this one but I have to admit Alex was great in this one.

Jchapman74
09-25-2004, 11:23 AM
hugsey oh yes I seen him there. I want one!!!!!

snl75
09-25-2004, 07:10 PM
me too

barwars
09-30-2004, 04:35 PM
tonight!!

slackermonkey
10-25-2004, 11:03 PM
Here are the auditioning pages from the original draft of the script for the role of Jake.

JOEY (cont'd)
(OFF PHONE BOOK) Huh. One of these guys has the same address as me -- (QUICKLY) Yup. Got it. I'm on it.

BEFORE JOEY CAN DIAL, HE HEARS A BASKETBALL BEING BOUNCED OUTSIDE.

JOEY (cont'd)
(EXCITED) Do you hear that? That's Jake. That's his dribble. Should I go talk to him?

GINA
Go, Joey. Go grab your rainbow.

JOEY RUSHES OUT.

RESET TO

INT. COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS

JAKE, AN ATTRACTIVE GUY IN HIS THIRTIES, IS THERE WITH A BASKETBALL. JOEY APPROACHES.

JOEY
(PANICKED) Jake! Jake! Jake! (FORCED CASUAL) Hey, what's up?

JAKE
Joey, right?

JOEY
Well, my friends call me J-Bird.

JOEY SHAKES HIS HEAD "WHY DID I SAY THAT?"

JOEY (cont'd)
Anyway, my roommate and I are having a little party Thursday for everyone in the building.

JAKE
Sure, I'll stop by.

JOEY
Great, you won't be sorry, the J-Bird throws a great party.

JOEY TURNS AWAY AND GRIMACES "WHY DO I KEEP DOING THAT?" HE HEADS INTO THE APARTMENT.

RESET TO:

INT. JOEY'S APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS

GINA IS THERE. JOEY ENTERS.

GINA
Well, how did it go?

JOEY
(GIDDY) He said yes! He's coming! What kind of food do you think he likes?! What should I wear?! (THEN, LOOKING OUTSIDE) Boy, I hope he couldn't hear that.

AND WE...

CUT TO:

...

MICHAEL NODS. MEANWHILE, JOEY HAS BEEN CORNERED BY HOWARD.

HOWARD
...And then when Drake Ramoray walks in and sees them in bed together? That was an amazing scene.

JOEY
(FLATTERED) Oh yeah? Interesting story about that scene. Originally, Drake wasn't going to be in it at all. But then, while they were shooting, I walked onto the set because I thought that door was a bathroom. (PROUD) The rest is history.

HOWARD
Well, "Days of Our Lives" has not been the same without you.

JOEY
Between us? I'm surprised they kept it on the air after I left. (THEN) I've got some old tapes if you ever -- (NOTICING) Jake!

ANGLE ON JAKE TALKING TO GINA. JOEY SHOVES HOWARD ASIDE AND MAKES HIS WAY OVER TO THEM. AD-LIB HELLOS.

JAKE
Sorry I'm late. (JOKING) I got lost on the way over here.

JOEY
(TOO AMUSED) That's great! You live upstairs so it's funny!

JAKE
(TO GINA) So you're a hairdresser. Would you do anything with my hair?

SHE STROKES IT.

GINA
Let me rub my fingers through it for a couple hours and maybe I can tell you.

JOEY REACTS, DISGUSTED.

JOEY
(PISSED) Please stop rubbing my guests.

JAKE
I don't mind.

JOEY
Gina, maybe Jake would like a drink.

GINA
Then maybe you should get him one.

JOEY
(ELBOWING HER OUT OF THE WAY) Maybe you should get him one.

GINA
(ELBOWING HIM BACK) Maybe you should get him one.

JAKE
You know what? I'll get myself a drink. Can I get the lady anything?

GINA
What a gentleman. Yes, another Everclear and Gatorade.

JAKE CROSSES AWAY.

GINA (cont'd)
What's wrong with you?

JOEY
What's wrong with you? Why are you hogging Jake?

GINA
I like him. You didn't tell me he was so cute.

JOEY
I'm sorry, but that's not something I notice with guys and yes I did!

GINA
Just let me finish talking to him and he's all yours.

JOEY
No!

GINA
Excuse me?

JOEY
There are other guys here, Gina.

...

ACT TWO

SCENE J

FADE IN:

INT. JOEY'S APARTMENT - MOMENTS LATER (NIGHT 2)
(Joey, Gina, Michael, Alex, Jake, Molly, Seth, Extras)

JOEY AND GINA ARE PRETTY MUCH AS WE LEFT THEM.

GINA
It is so adorable that you think you have a chance with Jake. You know what? I'll give you a head start.

JOEY
I don't need your pity. Jake is going to be my friend whether or not you --

GINA
(OFF WATCH) Forty-nine...

JOEY TURNS AND FIGHTS THROUGH THE CROWD TO JAKE WHO HAS GOTTEN A DRINK AT THE BAR. AD-LIB HEYS.

JOEY
(RE: DRINK) Nothing like a cold beer on a warm summer night, am I right?

JAKE
This is apple juice. I'm an alcoholic.

JOEY
(SOMBER) It's a disease.

GINA COMES UP BEHIND JAKE, SIGNALS "FOUR-FIVE".

JOEY (cont'd)
(BLURTING) Basketball! (THEN) I love basketball. What about you?

JAKE
Oh yeah. My company has great Lakers season tickets. Me and my buddies go all the time. We usually have an extra ticket --

JOEY
Really?

JAKE
-- So we scalp it and that pays for our food and drinks.

JOEY
(FROZEN SMILE) So smart.

GINA SIGNALS "TWO-FIVE".

JOEY (cont'd)
Uh... So this company you work for, what do you do exactly?

JAKE
I'm a market-maker in the energy sector. (OFF HIS BLANK LOOK, CLARIFYING) I mostly do arbitrage.

JOEY
("NO IDEA") You gotta work with me here, Jake.

GINA STARTS SIGNALING "TEN... NINE..." ETC.

JOEY (cont'd)
(SCRAMBLING) I'm an actor myself. Not working right now so that's not interesting. Um, I love video games. And movies. (PANICKING) I'm an excellent parallel parker! I once saw Mr. T in a restaurant!

GINA REACHES "ZERO" AND STEPS UP, AT THE SAME TIME TAKING OFF HER SWEATER TO REVEAL A NO-KIDDING-AROUND TOP.

GINA
(TO JAKE) It's hot in here. You wanna go check out the patio?

JAKE
I love patios. (THEN, TO JOEY) I'll catch you later.

HE AND GINA CROSS OFF. AT A LOSS, JOEY UNDOES A COUPLE BUTTONS ON HIS SHIRT.

JOEY
I'm hot, too!

ACROSS THE ROOM ALEX AND MICHAEL ARE GETTING DRINKS.

...

SCENE K

INT. JOEY'S APARTMENT - LATER (NIGHT 2)
(Joey, Gina, Michael, Alex, Jake, Molly, Seth, Extras)

THE PARTY IS WINDING DOWN. JAKE CROSSES AWAY FROM GINA. JOEY CROSSES AND PULLS HER ASIDE.

JOEY
C'mon Gina, you've been talking to him forever.

GINA
Lot of good it's doing. All he wants to talk about is how great you are.

JOEY
Really?

GINA
(LAUGHING) No.

JOEY
Will you just give him your phone number and let me have him for like five minutes before he leaves?

GINA
Actually, I already gave him my phone number. And now he's leaving.

JOEY RUSHES OVER AND INTERCEPTS JAKE.

JOEY
You're leaving? You can't hang out a little longer?

SEARCHING HIS POCKETS, JAKE PULLS OUT A SLIP OF PAPER AND HIS KEYS. HE LOOKS AT THE PAPER THEN THROWS IT AWAY.

JAKE
I wish. But I've got an early morning so --

JOEY
Wait. What was that you threw out?

JAKE
Nothing. Just the phone number of that girl I was talking to.

JOEY
(STUNNED) But I thought that was going well with her.

JAKE
I thought so, too. I was counting on getting a little more than a phone number tonight. (THEN) She's got more self-esteem than her outfit would suggest.

JOEY
She wouldn't go home with you, so now you're not gonna call her?

JAKE
You know how it is.

(MORE)

JAKE (cont'd)
She was fine for a slow night but not exactly worth dinner and a movie --

JOEY
For God's sake, stop! That's my sister, Jake!

JAKE
Oh, man. I'm sorry. I don't know what to say.

JOEY
Well I do. This friendship is over.

JAKE
(BEAT) What friendship?

JOEY
Exactly!

JOEY SLAMS THE DOOR BEHIND JAKE. SOME BALLOONS ARE IN THE WAY AND THE DOOR JUST BOUNCES BACK. JOEY FUMBLES WITH THE BALLOONS AND FINALLY GETS THE DOOR CLOSED. ACROSS THE ROOM GINA SEES THE VERY END OF THIS.

GINA
What was that?

JOEY
Um... He -- (COVERING) Look, I was trying to make up for lost time with Jake. And I think I came on too strong and creeped him out. He said to tell you he wasn't gonna call as long as your "crazy brother" was around.

...

I have audition pages for the roles of Seth, Molly and Howard, but I'll share those tomorrow. Bedtime!

barwars
10-26-2004, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by slackermonkey
SEARCHING HIS POCKETS, JAKE PULLS OUT A SLIP OF PAPER AND HIS KEYS. HE LOOKS AT THE PAPER THEN THROWS IT AWAY.

JAKE
I wish. But I've got an early morning so --

JOEY
Wait. What was that you threw out?

JAKE
Nothing. Just the phone number of that girl I was talking to.

JOEY
(STUNNED) But I thought that was going well with her.

JAKE
I thought so, too. I was counting on getting a little more than a phone number tonight. (THEN) She's got more self-esteem than her outfit would suggest.

JOEY
She wouldn't go home with you, so now you're not gonna call her?

JAKE
You know how it is.

(MORE)

JAKE (cont'd)
She was fine for a slow night but not exactly worth dinner and a movie --

JOEY
For God's sake, stop! That's my sister, Jake!

JAKE
Oh, man. I'm sorry. I don't know what to say.

JOEY
Well I do. This friendship is over.

JAKE
(BEAT) What friendship?

JOEY
Exactly!

JOEY SLAMS THE DOOR BEHIND JAKE. SOME BALLOONS ARE IN THE WAY AND THE DOOR JUST BOUNCES BACK. JOEY FUMBLES WITH THE BALLOONS AND FINALLY GETS THE DOOR CLOSED. ACROSS THE ROOM GINA SEES THE VERY END OF THIS.

Im really glad they changed that seen.
Although the general idea is the same.... what actually happened on the show was much funnier.