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Why does Joey Lawrence always play "Joey"

Or "Joe"? He was "Joey" or "Joe" in Gimme a Break, Blossom, Brotherly Love and he's currently "Joey" in that new sitcom with Melissa Joan Hart.

Tony Danza was another one who always played "Tony". What gives?

by Anonymousreply 5701/13/2015

At a guess, neither of them could be trained to answer to another name.

by Anonymousreply 105/29/2013

That shitcom with MJH sucks.

by Anonymousreply 205/29/2013

r1 nailed it. Thread closed. Btw. wasn't Mary Tyler Moore always a "Mary"?

by Anonymousreply 305/29/2013

Didn't OP play Opie on Mayberry too?

by Anonymousreply 405/29/2013

Tony looks like a Tony; and Joey looks like a Joey.

by Anonymousreply 505/29/2013

[quote]wasn't Mary Tyler Moore always a "Mary"?

Yes, in the sense that she was never a Rhoda, but no - she was Laura on Dick Van Dyke and she was Miss Dorothy in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.

by Anonymousreply 605/29/2013

Gimme a Break! I loved Nell! Remember when Joey shot her in the foot because she wouldn't shut up?

by Anonymousreply 705/29/2013

He is not smart enough to remember being called another name whilst making a sitcom?

by Anonymousreply 805/30/2013

Lucy was always a Lucy.

by Anonymousreply 905/30/2013


by Anonymousreply 1005/30/2013

OP = Jomophobe.

by Anonymousreply 1105/30/2013

It's not HIS fault that he's always cast in parts named Joe or Joey. Surely an actor with such range will be cast as Hamlet any day now.

by Anonymousreply 1205/30/2013

Who cares, with an ass like that the man can do no wrong.

by Anonymousreply 1305/30/2013

Wished they showed repeats of Gimme a Break.

by Anonymousreply 1405/30/2013

Rose: If Lucy plays Lucy why does Desi play Ricky.

Blanche: He was too tall for the part, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 1505/30/2013

"At a guess, neither of them could be trained to answer to another name."

Even I have thought it would be simpler to just change my name to Joey.

by Anonymousreply 1605/30/2013

I want to know why he's sporting an astroturf toupée at such a young age -- it's like a brown version of what John Travolta tries to pass off as his "hair."

by Anonymousreply 1705/30/2013

Does he like blue too?

by Anonymousreply 1805/30/2013

He has aged so oddly.

by Anonymousreply 1905/30/2013

Sorry to de-rail the thread, but...where does the Joey Luft "I like blue" quote come from? I've been posting here for over a decade and I've noticed it popping up in threads quite a bit recently and am curious.

by Anonymousreply 2005/30/2013

R19 I think he had work done on his face too young and it ruined his looks.

by Anonymousreply 2105/30/2013

Because he can, lucky bastard.

by Anonymousreply 2205/30/2013

'Who cares, with an ass like that the man can do no wrong."

An ass like what?

by Anonymousreply 2305/30/2013

Uggh, R15. If you can't quote correctly, don't quote at all.

by Anonymousreply 2405/31/2013

[quote]Sorry to de-rail the thread, but...where does the Joey Luft "I like blue" quote come from?

People assume Joey Luft has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or some other cognitive disability based on his mother's alcohol and drug use during her pregnancy with him. "I like blue!" is a shorthand reference to him being a feeble-minded recluse who spends his days making arts and crafts in Lorna's breakfast nook.

by Anonymousreply 2505/31/2013

[quote]Wished they showed repeats of Gimme a Break

They do. On cable's TV ONE on Friday nights. I just watched two episodes.

As for Joey's butt and bod, I much preferred him during "Brotherly Love", where he was still muscular but meatier and had a fatter ass.

by Anonymousreply 2605/31/2013

What is with his damn hair. It looks so fucking ridiculous, like it's painted on or something!

Every time I'm channel surfing and come across his stupid show, I burst out laughing.

by Anonymousreply 2706/28/2013

the question is.... why do they keep running episodes of this stupid ass 2010 show?

I'd rather watch reruns of Reba....

Barbara Jean and Van are hilarious and the ex husband is quite nice to look at.

by Anonymousreply 2806/28/2013

R28, that's because they aren't re-runs. Joey and Melissa is still on the air.

by Anonymousreply 2906/28/2013

Joey Lawrence had previously said in a interview that he's not comfortable being addressed by another name. It offsets his performance as a professional actor.

by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2013

Wow, that's a lame excuse. It's so cornball to play yourself in every role (Tony Danza, I'm looking at you too...)

by Anonymousreply 3106/28/2013

[quote]What is with his damn hair. It looks so fucking ridiculous, like it's painted on or something!

He looks very metrosexual, especially with his tweezed eyebrows and shaved body. He's not sexy at all.

by Anonymousreply 3206/28/2013

It looks like Joey colors his hair, then shaves it off. Very weird bald head, like artificial.

by Anonymousreply 3306/28/2013

I agree with you all. I was watching Melissa and Joey the other night and remarked that his hair looked like the painted-on hair of one of those little toy men I used to play with as a kid. I don't know why he doesn't just grow his own hair out. It's so thick and voluminous. And his body is another thing. I'm heartbroken whenever he wears tight pants on the show, because his one-time bubble butt is now just a memory. I think he's worked himself out so much that his butt just vanished.

by Anonymousreply 3406/28/2013

WTF is going on with his face?

by Anonymousreply 3501/11/2015

Oh, dear...

by Anonymousreply 3601/11/2015

[quote]Wished they showed repeats of Gimme a Break.

Get the DVD box set from Canada. The syndicated versions MCA TV prepared when the show first went into reruns were so poorly edited I couldn't believe it. Without having even seen the network broadcasts I could tell stuff was cut.

by Anonymousreply 3701/11/2015

Vivian Vance hated being called "Ethel" all the time so when she costarred with Lucille Ball on "The Lucy Show" They made her characters name "Viv"

by Anonymousreply 3801/11/2015

I bet he's hung. I remember dancing to that song of his in the 90's.

by Anonymousreply 3901/11/2015

Oh, brother.....

by Anonymousreply 4001/12/2015

His lips look odd @R36, as if he's had a stroke or something. Bad Botox job?

by Anonymousreply 4101/12/2015

His brother Matthew did a nude scene on Melissa and Joey!

by Anonymousreply 4201/12/2015

Joey's body is still awesome.

by Anonymousreply 4301/12/2015

R43: Wow to the nth degree.

by Anonymousreply 4401/12/2015

I saw him with his two brothers, walking on 5th Ave. NYC.

by Anonymousreply 4501/12/2015

His face is so fucking odd - especially in those pics with the bad honey blond dye job. He looks like a drag king from the neck up.

What his relationship situation? An fb of mine swore that Joey cruised him at a theatre show in LA about a decade ago.

by Anonymousreply 4601/12/2015

Picture of yourself, please R46 so we can make fun of you.

by Anonymousreply 4701/12/2015

How do you pronounce Joey? I've always pronounced it Joe-Wee.

by Anonymousreply 4801/12/2015

Joey takes too much care of his eyebrows. His brother is still hot, though.

by Anonymousreply 4901/12/2015

I would mortgage my house to see Joey and Matthew Lawrence spit-roasting Nick Robinson.

by Anonymousreply 5001/12/2015

Teaching the youngin' a thing or two.

by Anonymousreply 5101/12/2015


by Anonymousreply 5201/12/2015

Remember when Joey didn't want to bang Six.

I mean come on now.

The only reason anyone watched Blossom was to look at Joey Lawrence's ass or Jenna von Oy's ass.

by Anonymousreply 5301/12/2015

Is Joey a shorty? That 12 year old is taller than him.

by Anonymousreply 5401/12/2015

He's 5'8" 155 according to "Celebrity Sizes" (whatever that is)

by Anonymousreply 5501/12/2015

Do any of you remember a show he did with his brothers called Brotherly Love? What did you think of Joey in that?

by Anonymousreply 5601/12/2015

too dumb to remember another characters name?

by Anonymousreply 5701/13/2015
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