Joey Tribianni and Monica Geller share some of the show’s most significant differences. Monica, on the other hand, is a stickler for order and cleanliness. Joey is okay with stains on the carpet and some messy areas around the apartment. Given their differences, Joey and Monica get along well and are there for each other when they need to be.
10. JOEY BELIEVED MONICA HAD CHEATED ON HIM.
Monica lies to Joey about what’s going on because she doesn’t want Joey to know Chandler is back. Once the door shuts, Joey calls Chandler, informing him that he thinks Monica is cheating.
9. JOEY’S APPEARANCE AT MONICA’S WEDDING OFFENDED HER.
Monica had been looking forward to her wedding day even before meeting her boyfriend. Monica’s excitement is contagious after her engagement to Chandler, and she’s eager to start planning right away. By the time the wedding arrives, there is already a lot of drama. Rachel, Phoebe, and Ross hustle around to make sure Monica has nothing to worry about, starting with the mystery pregnancy and ending with the groom and wedding officiant missing.
8. MONICA MADE FUN OF JOEY GETTING INJURED.
Rather than be supportive, everyone takes a turn at making jokes at his expense. Although Joey has proven he can take a joke, this is different as Katie puts Joey in physical pain, but no one listens. Monica continues to make a joke about Joey using Ben as a bodyguard.
7. JOEY MADE USE OF MONICA.
Joey uses Monica early on to make his ex-girlfriend Angela jealous. Rather than telling Monica about his plan, he deceives her about his ex-relationship girlfriend with her boyfriend, Bob, claiming the two are siblings. On the other hand, Joey leaves out the fact that he told Angela that Monica was his girlfriend.
6. JOEY DID NOT WANT TO WRITE A RECOMMENDATION LETTER FOR MONICA.
Monica and Chandler’s decision to adopt a child necessitates them to submit letters of recommendation with their application. Even though Joey sits beside them when they ask Rachel, the couple does not invite him to participate. Joey tries to write a letter anyway, and it would have looked genuine and well-written if he hadn’t been trying to sound too bright. JOEY DIDN’T INVITE HER TO CO-STAR PARTIES
5. JOEY HAS NEVER INVITED HER TO A CO-STAR PARTY.
When Joey’s acting career was on the rise, he hosted parties on the roof of his building for his castrates. Joey devised activities for his friends to do while he threw them to persuade them to leave while he threw them.
4. MONICA DID NOT RESPECT JOEY’S BOUNDARIES.
Joey had reservations about keeping Monica and Chandler’s relationship hidden in the first place. Knowing how important it was to his friends, he made every effort to cover for them and keep quiet about their relationship status when he could. Chandler and Monica could be themselves in Joey and Chandler’s apartment now that Joey knows the truth.
3. MONICA FORCED JOEY TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER ACTIONS.
Chandler and Monica would always blame Joey for their activities, allowing him to take the fall for everything from underwear to sex tapes, desperate to justify the hints of their actions. It was difficult enough for Joey to keep Monica and Chandler’s secret relationship hidden from him, but the couple made things even more complicated when they became sloppy. The more comfortable Monica and Chandler became, the more uncomfortable Joey became.
2. JOEY HAD FORGOTTEN MONICA’S THANKSGIVING.
This was nearly unthinkable for Joey, who is obsessed with food. Everyone encouraged Monica to continue the tradition after announcing that she would not be going through the exhausting ordeal of making specific Thanksgiving dishes that year.
1. THEY RARELY HAD STORYLINES ON THEIR OWN.
Joey and Monica have far fewer storylines with each other than with any other character on the show. While the six had plenty of storylines together, they would often break off into smaller groups for multiple storylines per episode in individual episodes. While some pairings are given a lot of screen time together, others are given less.