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.


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.


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".


  • 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.


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