Matt LeBlanc impressed viewers by playing a version of himself in Episodesand most recently, the actor played husband and father Adam Burns on the sitcom Man With A Plan. LeBlanc’s time on Friends as the sweet and ditzy Joey Tribbiani will always be one of his most recognizable roles. It’s tough to think of another actor taking on this part.
Although Friends fans love Joey’s personality, place within the group, and his up and down acting career, some Redditors are sharing hot takes, from opinions about his love life to things they do not like about his character.
10 Joey Is Smarter In Season 1
Joey’s persona is that of a ditzy person who cares about his friends and tries to make it as an actor. He often makes silly comments and viewers are used to him not always understanding the situations that are going on.
Redditor justanother1990sdude thinks that Joey is smarter in the early episodes of the show, writing, “He got dumber as the series went on. The contrast between season 1 Joey and season 10 Joey is wild in my opinion.”
9 Joey’s Date Shouldn’t Take His Food
Joey’s funny Friends quotes about food show how much he enjoys eating, and in the season 10 episode “The One With The Birth Mother,” Joey goes out with Sarah and she eats some of his food. Joey is really upset about this as he says “Joey doesn’t share food,” one of his most memorable quotes.
Redditor salutishi believes that Sarah is in the wrong here, writing, “It was rude of Joey’s date to reach for his food. Of course he overreacted, but isn’t eating someone’s food without asking kind of an annoying habit?”
8 Joey And Rachel Are A Better Couple Than Ross And Rachel
When reflecting on the most interesting love stories on Friendsfans tend to think that Ross Geller and Rachel Green’s relationship is the best one.
Not everyone shares this view. Redditor lengggg said, “I like Joey and Rachel better than Ross and Rachel.” This unpopular opinion goes against the feeling that Rachel and Ross are meant to be and can get through their problems.
7 Joey And Rachel Should Date Casually
Many viewers feel that Joey and Rachel’s relationship is awkward and that they should never become romantically involved. Their friendship is sweet and hilarious, like when Joey reads Little Women and gets sad and Rachel gets scared when reading his recommendation The Shiningbut their romance is not popular.
Redditor becauseindeed does not want to see Rachel and Joey fall in love and become serious about each other but thinks that they could have a more casual situation: “It would have been really fun if they had just hooked up a couple of times and that was it. “
6 Joey Is Ready To Commit
When watching the Friends episodes about Joey and Rachel, it’s possible to feel that they’re badly suited for each other and should stay pals. Over 10 seasons, Joey does not commit to anyone and seems happier with casual dating.
One Redditor thinks that Joey could commit to Rachel and wrote that “Joey was selfless and finally ready to settle in a serious relationship.” This is a new take on this storyline, which isn’t a fan favorite.
5 Chandler And Joey Contribute To Ross And Rachel’s Issues
From the age-old debate about Ross and Rachel being on a break vs. being broken up, to whether they are actually right for each other, Friends fans talk about this beloved couple a lot.
Redditor Illustrious_Sector19 shared a different take on this love story, wondering if Chandler Bing and Joey make Ross and Rachel’s relationship worse. The fan wrote, “It was because of Joey and Chandler’s stupid suggestion that Ross created the list about Rachel and Julie which led to a big fight.”
4 Joey Speaking French Is Not That Bad
Out of the most awkward moments on Friends, many viewers feel that it’s frustrating when Phoebe Buffay tries her best to teach Joey French and he struggles a lot. Joey does not actually learn and just says random words.
Redditor likeneonlove shared the hot take that “I do not hate Joey speaking French.” The fan continued, “It’s not my favorite moment of his, but I do not find it cringeworthy like most people seem to!”
3 Joey Is A Better Friend Than The Others
The message of Friends is that the main characters are a huge and significant part of each other’s lives, celebrating the highs and being there during the lows. The characters are often considered good friends to each other.
Redditor Anakorhill believes that “Joey was the best friend out of all the friends.” While not everyone agrees with this, it is true that Joey does show the others compassion on a regular basis and he is always loyal.
2 The Show Ignores Joey’s Problems
Joey is a relatable character on Friends and while it’s true that everyone on the sitcom makes mistakes, Joey is beloved for his nice personality and easygoing vibe.
Redditor Master-Mycologist747 thinks that “Joeys flaws are glossed over due to his sweet nature” and that Friends could be more clear about the things that Joey has to work on.
1 Joey And Lydia Could Date
Lydia appears in the season 1 episode “The One With The Birth” and Joey supports her while she has a baby girl in the hospital.
Redditor Master-Mycologist747 shared that they think that this could have resulted in a romance: “Hot take? Joey should’ve ended up with Lydia from S1.” Since Joey is more of a casual dater than a relationship person, it would be interesting to see him develop real feelings for someone.
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