Bad news for Mr. Woodchuck: Fuller House is giving Joey Gladstone a real live love interest in Season 2.
The Netflix comedy is set to introduce Joey’s wife Ginger, an “enthusiastic, upbeat, fun-loving magician,” TVLine has learned. We’ll meet her in the season’s sixth episode, during which the Gladstones crash the Fuller/Tanner/Gibblers’ Thanksgiving festivities. Like her impression-happy hubby, Ginger is said to be “a little clueless in the parenting department.”
If you’re wondering why there was no mention of Ginger — or the four children she shares with Joey — in the show’s first season, it all came down to timing.
“It didn’t make it into the script, but at one point, we had him with a wife and kids back in Vegas,” series creator Jeff Franklin told TVLine prior to the series’ debut in February.
Added executive producer Bob Boyett, “It just didn’t fit anywhere in the stories we developed. We had Joey — in the stories we were using him — come in for specific reasons. We just haven’t gotten to everything yet, and we don’t get to everything, even in the 13 episodes.”
(One last thing: We have it on good authority that Joey’s wife is not Ginger the Chimp, whom we met in the Full House Season 5 episode “Too Much Monkey Business.”)
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