Synopsis: After his friends all go their separate ways, Joey Tribianni leaves New York for Hollywood to pursue his acting career full time. His sister Gina buys him a nice apartment, and he finds a new roommate in his 20-year old nephew Michael (Gina had him when she was 16), who is literally a rocket scientist. Michael's book smarts and Joey's people smarts allow them to help each other out whenever they can, and make them nice companions.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
22 min


For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my

ways, declares the Lord.

As the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways...

...and my thoughts than your thoughts.

As the rain and the snow come down

from heaven, and do not return to it

without watering the earth

and making it bud and flourish,

so that it yields seed for the

sower and bread for the eater,

so is my word that

goes out from my mouth:

It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

and achieve the purpose

for which I sent it.

Have mercy on us sinners.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

You shall go out in joy

and be led forth in peace.


My deepest sympathy.

Be brave, my boy.

I'm so sorry...

Chin up, kid.

My, how you've grown.

You may not remember. We are

Uncle Brad and Aunt Margaret.

You're the man of the family now.

I can't do it. I simply

can't finish the tower.

I know exactly how to do it,

but without you it's just no fun.

I really try to think

about what you said.

The whole time I try

to imagine you are here.

But that makes me even sadder.

Dad, I miss you so much.

That's it Joey, come

on, show me what you got.

Come on. Yes!

That's it! Well done.

Again, let's go.

Scooter, bring it!

Daddy, please come back.

Slow down. Stop.

When I open my eyes

everything will be over.


Don't you hear? Stop now, please!


Daddy? That's not possible!

Daddy? That just can't be.

Oh, no!

Yes, all my toys started going mad.

Yes, and Charlie, the robot

you gave me last Christmas,

makes the funniest sounds now.

No, really, it's crazy!

But if I can hear you,

why can't I see you?

I don't understand, I can

clearly feel that you are here.

Well... there's not much to tell.

Oh yeah, Jessica finally left today.

It was about time, in two

weeks I go back to school.

Too bad, but maybe I'll make

the basketball team this year.

- Daddy, don't leave me again.

- Dear God, please help me.

Promise? You can't do that.

Never again.


Daddy... I love you.

We were discussing this

fellow here yesterday...

...and we have seen

that he doesn't lay eggs.

Today we examine the

ordinary chicken egg.

I hope you all brought your own one.

A chicken egg is built in a way

that it can't be broken lengthwise.

Hold it with the small part facing up.

Bernie, Bernie, now he has it.

This is what your father looks like now.

Bobby, if you keep eating

like this you'll burst.

Joey, what do you have

there? Let me see it?

This kind of humor is going too far.

What if your father had died...

But he is not dead, he still calls him.

- Who is this nonsense?

- That's what the loony said.

Now listen closely.

Joey loved his father, and

surely thinks about him a lot.

May he can't believe that

he'll never see him again.

I don't think it's

fair making fun of him.

Joey, where's your egg?

Did somebody take it?

- William, did you take it?

- No, I didn't.

- Bernie?

- Me? No.

- Michael?

- No, certainly not.

I'm waiting for an answer.

Who took it from him?

C'mon guys respond.

Well, whatever you want...

Everyone will stay behind after class...

Damn it, quiet!

A rather macabre joke.

Joey is apparently not accepted.

He seems to have no friends.

I've tried everything with no success.

I don't understand.

I thought he was all right or I

wouldn't have sent him back to school.

He misses his father,

that's the problem.

Yes, I know.

There's something else...

Children make fun of him because he

says he talks to his father on the phone.

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Shana Goldberg-Meehan

Shana Goldberg-Meehan is an American television producer and television writer. She was an executive producer of Friends and its spinoff Joey, which she also co-created along with Scott Silveri, whom she married in 2006 (they met when both were working on the Harvard Lampoon). In 2005, she left Joey while Silveri stayed on the show. In 2010, she created the series Better with You, which ended in 2011.Goldberg-Meehan's father was comedy writer Gary David Goldberg, best known for creating Family Ties. more…

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