- For others with the name 'Joe', see Joe (disambiguation). For others with the name 'Fulgencio', see Fulgencio (disambiguation).
Fulgencio Joseph "Joe" Pritchett is the son of Jay and Gloria Pritchett. He was born in the episode "Party Crasher", just after midnight on his half-brother, Manny's 14th birthday. While his first name is Fulgencio, Jay says they will never call him by that name as it was only a way to appease Gloria's mother, and instead call him by his middle name Joseph/Joe. Joe currently goes to school at a pre-school called The Learnin' Barn.
Joe seems to be a very excited and bubbly but calm toddler at times and can be unintentionally violent (as seen in "Summer Lovin" when he offscreen does something assumingly violent to a chicken), Joe can sometimes get his Mother into trouble ("Summer Lovin"), ("The Day Alex Left For College" (when he tells the truth about Gloria shooting Jay)).
Mishaps With / Involving Joe
In "Larry's Wife", Gloria calls over the priest believing that there is evil in Joe. The priest does a blessing on Joe but leaves when Joe pick-pocketed the priest's wallet. Gloria returns the wallet and apologizes.
In "Spring-a-Ding-Fling", he begins to walk. Lily blames breaking Gloria's phone on him by saying he can walk for her. She luckily got away with it until Joe's shoes magically got on the wrong feet.
In "And One to Grow On", it's Joe's birthday and Jay wants to reuse birthday decorations from Manny's birthday party the day before but Gloria refuses.
In "Queer Eyes, Full Hearts", Manny's Spanish teacher teaches Joe to swim.
In "The Big Guns", Jay tries to potty train Joe despite Gloria's warnings that Joe has to be ready on his own and Jay has to not put stress on him. The real reason Jay wants to train Joe is because every time he goes to the store to buy diapers, people think that he asks diapers for himself. After a long time and the moment Jay is ready to give up, Joe manages to use the potty, but Jay picks him up before he's finished which results in Joe peeing on Jay.
In "Rash Decisions", Joe has a problem going on with him. Gloria starts thinking he's allergic to Stella, but it turns out to be Gloria's face balm.
In "Integrity", Joe spends his time with Mitchell, Cameron and Lily at their house while Phil and Jay get him a princess castle and causes all sorts of trouble, including: breaking a green bowl, flushing Cameron's keys down the toilet and covering the Vanderkhoff with purple paint. When he sees his castle, he runs into it, sneezes and the castle breaks (which was Phil's fault) and Jay blames this on Joe, but Gloria doubts that a 2 year-old can destroy a whole house in one second. The house is rebuilt and repainted and changed from a princess castle to a boy castle, being completely fixed, having random colours of paint and a pirate ship flag.
In "Summer Lovin", Joe goes with his parents and half-brother to look at preschools to find one he can attend. At one of the preschools he ends up doing something (implied to be something brutal/akilling) to a chicken off-screen.
In "The Day Alex Left for College", Joe reveals to Mitchell that Gloria shot Jay in the foot (deliberately).
Joe was born in Season 4
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Jay Pritchett is Joe's father. Jay loves his son a lot and they are usually spending their time together.
In "Fulgencio", Jay is the one to name Joe, giving him the name "Fulgencio Joseph Pritchett".
Gloria Prtichett is Joe's mother. She loves him a lot like she does Manny.
Manny Delgado is Joe's half-brother. It appears that Manny has a few issues with him. Manny sees how much attention Joe gets because he's "cute", which he doesn't seem to get or understand.
Claire Dunphy is Joe's half-sister. She has not been seen a lot with him, but she loves him very much.
In "Fulgencio", she was once seen holding him and then kissing him. Claire is also Joe's godmother.
Phil Dunphy is Joe's half-brother-in-law. Phil and Joe have not spent a lot of time together, but Phil is obviously fond of Joe. Phil is also Joe's godfather.
Haley Dunphy is Joe's half-niece.
Luke Dunphy is Joe's half-nephew. They have not been seen spending time alone together, but it's clear they love each other.
Mitchell Pritchett is Joe's half-brother. It's clear they love each other.
In "Integrity", they dance together.
Cameron Tucker is Joe's half-brother-in-law.
Lily Tucker-Pritchett is Joe's adoptive half-niece. They haven't spent much time together, but it's clear she loves him and he enjoys her company. Their relationship grows from Lily blaming things on Joe to her actually liking and helping him. An example for her helping and liking him is in "Integrity".
In "Spring-a-Ding-Fling", Joe begins to walk. Lily blames breaking Gloria's phone on him by saying he can walk for her. She luckily got away with it until Joe's shoes magically got on the wrong feet.
In "Integrity", after Joe blows the broken castle down, Lily takes his hand and helps him down. During the repair of the castle, they are seen playing together.
Tommy is one of Joe's friends at his pre-school. We first meet him in "The Verdict" when Jay has to take over for Gloria by helping out at The Learnin' Barn. Jay and Tommy have a quick verbal fight. Tommy and Joe are friends until Tommy makes fun of his Dad: As Jay is reading a book near to the end of the episode Tommy is quick to shout out "You're old!" and Jay is quick to react with "Have you seen my wife" and other words the staff and Tommy's parents didn't agree with. Jay says that he had to spend some time with Tommy and his parents at the feelings table. Jay tells Gloria he doesn't think that Joe cared he was there. However Joe tells Jay that he wants him back as they all now call Tommy "Big Ears" a nickname Jay called him during the fight.
Joe doesn't have any romantic interests yet.
- Joe was first portrayed by twin girls Rebecca and Sierra Mark in Season 4. For Season 5 Rebecca and Sierra Mark were replaced by Pierce Wallace. For Season 7, Pierce Wallace was replaced by Jeremy Maguire beacause they wanted to age the actor up, as they needed someone who could walk, talk and speak their lines.
- Joe's birthday is just after his half-brother Manny's birthday.
- His first word is 'Jay' ("And One to Grow On").
- He appears to be allergic to face balm as his mother's made him get rashes ("Rash Decisions").
- Joe appears to have inherited his mother's penchant/comfort with killing animals, as shown in "Summer Lovin'" when he goes after and catches a chicken and is implied to have killed it (or at least done something brutal) as Gloria immediately offers to pay for the chicken.
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