I remember Friends episodes with the parents of Monica and Ross. Chandler's parents also showed up in the early seasons, and there was a whole arc about Phoebe's mother. Rachel's parents also appear in multiple episodes.

I can't remember any episode with Joey's parents. Some featured Joey's sisters, but I can't recall if his dad/mom showed up in any of them.

Do Joey's dad and mom appear in any Friends episodes?


Indeed, in Episode 13- The One with the Boobies, Joey discovers his father (Joey Tribbiani Senior, played by Robert Costanzo) has a mistress and intervenes, forcing him to tell his wife, later in the episode, Joey's mother (Gloria Tribiani, played by Brenda Vaccaro) shows up furious at Joey, as she already knew about the mistress and because of it he would treat her better out of guilt.

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    Ah! Yes. Thanks. Do they show up in any other episodes? I remember Joey inviting his parents for the Chandler/Monica wedding. Can't recall if they actually came
    – Tushar Raj
    May 23 '15 at 13:13
  • They came - in S08E02 we can see a weird present they gave, 'a salami machine', but they are not shown. May 23 '15 at 13:50
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    @Area51DetectiveFiction This is their only on-screen appearance in the series. May 23 '15 at 13:58
  • @CrowTRobot: You seem sure. Upvote.
    – Tushar Raj
    May 23 '15 at 14:01
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    Simply looking at the actors' IMDb listings should confirm that they are only in one episode... and the links are right there, all convenient in the answer and everything.
    – Catija
    May 23 '15 at 17:28

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