Who Are Kimmy's Parents? 'Fuller House' Season 3 Features The Gibbler House For The First Time
Fuller House Season 3 is currently streaming on Netflix and fans will finally get introduced to a place that has been a big mystery until now: The Gibbler family home. In Episode 5, Fernando restores and moves into the wacky house, which gives the audience some clues about who Kimmy's parents are on Fuller House. The Gibbler house is hard to describe in words, but I'm going to give it a try: It looks like a clown's bizarro funhouse. So perhaps the elder Gibblers were once clowns, arcade enthusiasts, or collectors of weird stuff? Fuller House doesn't give viewers a definite answer as to who Kimmy's parents are, but we do get more information on the elder Gibblers.
“I don’t think we ever gave [Kimmy’s parents] actual professions, though we alluded to all sorts of crazy careers and hobbies,” Full House and Fuller House creator Jeff Franklin told TVLine. “All of the Gibblers turned out pretty strange, so we started with the idea that it would be a funhouse. We actually ran out of room on set with all of the things we wanted to do.”
And there's already so much see see in the Gibbler home in the episode. The house has the exact opposite layout of the Tanner-Fuller house. Kimmy delights in her parents' restored orange "farting chairs" (that make fart noises), which tells us that the Gibblers enjoyed flatulence jokes. The living room is decorated with wallpaper that looks like a giant Twister game mat. You might spot a giant pizza on one of the walls. There's definitely a wishing well, a robot, a life-sized zebra statue, and a giant yellow horse statue, just because. Bright-colored Hula hoops and other toys hang from the staircase railing. If you don't feel like taking the stairs, there's a random fireman's pole in the middle of the living room. Oh, the house is also haunted by a ghost.
During the episode, Kimmy tells Matt that her parents moved out of the house after "Y2K" (aka the year 2000), which is when they built a bunker in the Everglades in Florida. "They'd be disappointed to learn that the world never ended," she says, wistfully. Jimmy adds: "That's why we didn't tell them." It sounds like the elder Gibblers are hunkered down somewhere in the Sunshine State, but they could emerge from underground one day and visit their kids back in San Francisco, right? It could be one epic family reunion.
The Gibbler parents' eccentricity is also referenced in how Kimmy and Jimmy perceive "time outs" — which is usually a stand-in-the-corner punishment for young kids. In the episode, D.J. tells Matt that "the Gibblers had a unique way of disciplining their children," right before we see a "Gibbler time out" in action. Kimmy gives herself a "time out" by dressing in a Velcro jumpsuit and launching herself onto a felt wall via trampoline. "Hey Jimmy, remember when Mom and Dad stuck us up here and went to Napa?" Kimmy reminisces while stuck to the wall.
As zany as the Gibbler house is, Kimmy and Jimmy feel completely at home here and this is the audience's first glimpse at what their childhood may have been like. Full House always implied that Kimmy's parents were just as eccentric as she was in the original series. The Gibblers paid for her to go to Disney World with the Tanners back in the '90s and they also once offered her a trip to Wrestlemania 6 for her birthday, among other odd mentions.
Even though viewers didn't get to meet Mom and Dad Gibbler just yet, fans did get a better sense of just how fun and weird Kimmy and Jimmy's parents might be. It just goes to show that a person's home really is a reflection of who they are.