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.
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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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