I'm crazy for Padoodles. How about you?
Joey is an animatronic kangaroo who serves as the mascot for the restaurant chain Jump'n Joey's. He is shown to be very popular with children, many of whom are excited to see him in person. Joey only appears in "Penny Hearts Joey," where he is a prominent character.
In addition to being the mascot, he also has his own band of marsupials, wherein he is the singer. Penny develops a crush on him after he says "I think that you're a real beaut" while singing.
However, Joey often malfunctions, such as repeating the same lines over and over or stumbling over his words followed by slapping himself. He is voiced by Jessica Chaffin.
Joey often says phrases related to Australia, such as often saying "G'day, mates!" and telling the kids to "hold on to your boomerangs."
Joey and Penny proceed to have fun around San Francisco, such as making art, drinking milkshakes and watching a movie, where moviegoers are annoyed with Joey speaking during the film. The two also play the game Pineapple together, with Bessie upset that she wasn't included. She tells Bessie to leave, as the two are about to make Pizza Padoodles.
Penny gets very defensive with Bessie when the latter prompts Penny to return Joey to the restaurant. Joey's disappearance is noticed by others, to the point cops are looking for him and the one who kidnapped him, making Bessie fear for Penny but also torn between telling the truth that she knows his whereabouts or keeping Penny's friendship.
However, while playing checkers, Penny becomes frustrated with Joey when he keeps asking her "I'm crazy for Padoodles. How about you?" She believes Joey misses the restaurant, and decides to return him there with Bessie's help. Although The Hippie first drops him off at the zoo (believing Joey to be a real kangaroo), Bessie and Penny ultimately arrive at Jump'n Joey's.
Now inside, Bessie allows Penny to say goodbye. Penny tearfully says these have been the best days of her life, and that she'll never forget Joey while hugging him. Joey responds "Me too, Penny. It was the best time of me life," showing he was sentient all along.
Joey is an animatronic kangaroo with brown fur, both light and dark. His eyes are green. He has a dark yellow muzzle (with three buck teeth), red nose and the insides of his ears are pink. The only clothing he wears is a teal t-shirt and red boxing gloves. Joey has a kangaroo tail and a pouch. Nuts and bolts are also visible across his body. Stuffing protrudes out of his ears, tail and left glove, showing signs of wear and tear.
- Joey has a battery pack located inside his back, containing one battery.
- Despite being a male kangaroo, Joey has a pouch.
- He is the only one-time character to appear in the theme song.