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Joe Gargery was a character created by Charles Dickens in his novel Great Expectations. He appears in an identical role in the episode "Pip".

Joe Gargery is Pip's brother-in-law. He is a blacksmith and is also the husband of Pip's hot-tempered adult sister.

Appearance

He has an elongated face, a red nose, and really bad teeth. He has brown hair, badly-kept stubble, and hairy arms. He appears dressed in dark red overalls and brown shirt.

Family

Pip Pirrip

Joe has taken Pip on as his apprentice and wishes to teach him in the trade of being a blacksmith. When the lawyer from London comes to take Pip to be a gentleman, he appears to be disappointed that Pip is leaving him to be a gentleman rather than a blacksmith, but appears genuinely happy for Pip, remarking that Pip is "A young gentleman of great expectations!"

Mrs. Joe Gargery

His short-tempered wife, Pip's grown sister, is dismissive towards him and his work, often being obnoxious and abusive towards him as well as disparagingly calling him things like "metal-pounding fairy".

Trivia

  • One of the things Gargery creates is a metal orange. This is likely a reference to the novella A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, which was adapted into a film starring Malcolm McDowell, who appeared as the narrator of the episode.

References


Minor characters from Season Four
5th graders | Alice | Alinicia | Amber Hankey | Autumn Hankey | Bill Cosby | Billy | Billy Circlovich | Billy Harris | Boy with huge glasses | Cartman impostor | Chad | Chad's parents | Charlie Rose | Cheech and Chong | Chris | Christina Aguilera | Cornwallis Hankey | Dr. Roberts | Dr. Shay | Escaped convict | Estella | Fidel Castro | Filmore Anderson | Fingerbang | Flora Larsen | The Ghetto Avenue Boys | Gobbles | Hansen | Herbert Pocket | Horace Sanders | Howard Stern | James Taylor | Jeffrey Maynard | Jenny | Jenny's parents | Joe Gargery | Johnny Knoxville | JonBenét Ramsey | Lamond | Linda Cotner | Loogie | Loogie's associates | Mall manager | Mark Cotner | Miss Havisham | Miss Information | Mr. Harris | Mr. Sanders | Mr. Wyland | Mrs. Anderson | Mrs. Joe Gargery | Mrs. Harris | Mrs. Sanders | Mrs. Vladchik | NAMBLA | Pete Thelman | Phil Collins | Quaid | Quintuplets | Rich kid in Cherry Creek | Rick and Susan Tyler | Robby | Romanian father | Romanian guards | Romper Stomper | Rookie security guard | Rosie O'Donnell | Sally Bands | Scott Evans | Security guard | Simon Hankey | Sister Anne | Star Trek nerds | Steve | Tom Foley | Tom Green | Tony | Ugly girl | VH1 anchor | Walter Matthau | Weasel | Woman with pink dress

More information: List of minor characters from Season Four | Season Four

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