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Hey Joel is an American adult animated television series that aired on VH1 in 2003. It is about Joel Stein, the host of a three-minute rock-star interview show on VH1 called "3 minutes with Joel". However, he is anything but respectful to his famous guests, often badgering them with aggressive, pointless, irreverent, and often insulting questions.

Hey Joel
Created byJoel Stein
StarringJosh Alexander
Jon Cryer
Nancy Giles
Daphne Rubin-Vega
Jacob Tierney
Theme music composerFountains of Wayne
Opening theme"Hey Joel" by Fountains of Wayne
Ending theme"Hey Joel" (instrumental)
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (10 unaired)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Curious Pictures
Six Point Harness
Original networkVH1
Original releaseJune 3 –
June 17, 2003 (2003-06-17)

Jon Cryer provides the voicing for the part of Joel. His coworkers include Michele (Daphne Rubin-Vega), his producer, on whom he has a crush; Kevin (Jacob Tierney), his production assistant; Leif (Josh Alexander), his nemesis, who is VH1's star; and Z (Nancy Giles), the all-business head of programming. The band Fountains of Wayne performs their own original compositions for the show, and appear as animated characters during the musical sequences.

The first season was made available on DVD June 24, 2008.


  1. "Judgement Day"
  2. "Tattoos and Taboos"
  3. "Dream"
  4. "Guitar"
  5. "Dark Week"
  6. "Big Rack Attack"
  7. "Business Affairs"
  8. "Joel Sells Out"
  9. "Book'd"
  10. "The Ur-man and the Seal"
  11. "Hockey"
  12. "The Niece"
  13. "Project Televisionary"

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