Does Jack Allen have a family? What became of them? In "Red Wagons and Pink
Flamingos" he mentions that he has grandchildren. Were they by his wife, Emily, or another wife?
-Submitted by Dr. Blackgaard
Blackgaard, do you have a family? I know you've got Edwin, and then there's
Mumsy... anyone else I might be missing? Oh yeah, I forgot. You're dead.
answer to your question, Jack Allen does indeed have a family. Back in the
old days before Adventures in Odyssey existed, Jack Allen fought over
Guinnivere Morrow, Whit's wife that passed away. After an almost fight with
a bull, Jack decided to let Whit have her and later married Emily, his pen
pal, instead. All of this information was masterfully derived from the
episode The Triangle.
that that's out of the way, we have to figure out what happened. There are
three possibilities. Either:
Allen was telling a lie
Allen really does have grandchildren
writers made a mistake
it's obvious to me that Jack Allen doesn't lie, so option number two is
looking pretty good right about now. If true, Jack Allen would have had
children with his wife Emily, they would have grown up, and they would have
had kids of their own... thus, grandchildren popped out. However, Jack Allen
has never mentioned that he had kids at some point in his life, so he must
not have. Thus, I can only assume that Jack Allen has never had kids (or
they just weren't mentioned and I'm jumping to conclusions), and he told
Connie a fib. Unfortunately, AIO must have accidentally messed up when they
wrote in that line of Jack's in Red
Wagons and Pink Flamingos and goofed. Most likely Jack wasn't lying and
it's just a writers goof.