For Him the Bell Tolls is a comedy episode showcasing the talents of actor Ted Raimi.
While engaged in a battle of wills with her son Cupid, Aphrodite turns Joxer into a dashing hero.
I know it’s hard to believe. Joxer a hero. It worked for me though. I know many fans believe there’s no place for this Joxer in the Xenaverse as it interferes with the subtext of Gabrielle and Xena’s relationship but, if only TPTB had allowed Joxer the fool to retain a little of the backbone that Joxer the charming. I wish that the writers would allow Joxer to own up to the fact that he is not the great warrior he pretends to be. It is so obvious to everyone that he isn’t, that instead of finding him funny people find him annoying.
Ted Raimi is a good looking guy I must say.
Disclaimer: The producers wish to acknowledge the inspiration of Danny Kaye and pay tribute to the classic motion picture “Court Jester”.