Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Why You Need a Joey Tribbiani in Your Life

Our home was suddenly more quiet and indecisive (as far as Netflix is concerned) when Friends was removed at the end of 2019. Recently, we bought my brother’s collection of DVDs as he subscribed to HBO Max. As a result, it’s been a breath of fresh air to pop in those discs and have some good laughs while the world is still going crazy. In particular, Joey and Phoebe are always good for a laugh. I’ve written about Phoebe before, so today I wanted to focus on Joey and why everyone needs someone like Joey Tribbani in their life.

Joey will sacrifice his own desires for yours
It happened repeatedly throughout the series. He was willing to give up so much for his friends. He gave up meat when Phoebe was pregnant, he told Chandler to date Kathy, and he was willing to give up Ursula to keep Phoebe. Find yourself a friend who will care for you enough to sacrifice for you.

Joey is always there when you need a hug
Whether it’s good news or bad news, Joey is never too far away for a big bear hug. Whether he was saying goodbye to Chandler or comforting Phoebe, he was always ready to show affection to his friends. Who couldn’t do with a big bear hug on a bad day?

Joey is loyal to a fault
I’ve already labeled him a Hufflepuff in the past and this only goes toward the evidence I presented in that post. He yelled at Rachel’s baby-buying boss, he went after Chandler for kissing his sister, and he would have married Phoebe to help her with her baby. That's pretty awesome!

Joey will keep your secrets (at least for a while)
He might be the lovable idiot of the group, but he’s smart. Only Joey pieced together that Monica and Chandler were secretly dating. After he found out, he kept the secret for so long (four-ish months). All because he cared about Monica and Chandler and he knew how happy they were together.

Joey is forgiving
Make no mistake; he knows how to hold a grudge. However, Joey is also very forgiving. He forgave Chandler for kissing his sister and he forgave Kathy for kissing Chandler. He might end up giving you grief from time to time, but he’s got a good heart and he can’t keep a true grudge for very long.

Joey is funny
The most obvious reason to get to know Joey is that he’s funny. Especially with how insane adult life is, I know I can use all the laughs I can manage. That’s why those Friends DVDs end up on our TV basically everyday. Laughter is good medicine, so I guess that makes Joey the doctor.

Make sure to share this post with a Joey in your life. Gotta get me one of those. He’s not perfect though and can definitely be selfish at times because….

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