This isn’t something I see brought up a ton, but I still think it’s worth addressing.
Obviously, this joke is intended to be a jab at Danny, which is pretty harsh, especially since he already has some insecurities regarding whether or not his parents will love and accept him no matter what.
That said, despite being kind of a lame joke, I don’t think Jack intended it that way.
People deal with stress and worry in different ways, and this is actually something I do sometimes. I usually have different reasons, but I get the impression this is Jack just being emotional because his daughter is being quarantined and he’s not being allowed to see her. If it was Danny, I feel like he’d react the same way.
If you’re not convinced, remember that there are plenty of episodes that show that Jack does, in fact, absolutely adore his son. The Million Dollar ghost shows that Danny’s opinion of him means so much to him that he’s not even interested in fighting ghosts if his son thinks he’s terrible at it. Girls Night Out has Jack desperately trying to bond with and impress Danny. In Reality Trip, he’s the first one to run and give Danny a huge bear hug at the end of the episode because he’s so proud of his boy and he needs to know that he loves him. Heck, in 13, Danny’s Jack’s obvious favorite. Jazz is (apparently) being a rebellious teen, and Danny’s being the responsible one. And Jack is so proud of his little mini Jack.
Lookit that proud smile. He loves his boy whose shoulders fit perfectly in his giant hand.
As I’ve mentioned, Maddie and Jack aren’t perfect parents, but they love their kids. Jack loves Danny. He wants to be close to him and be cool in his eyes. Jack will not hesitate to charge into danger if his boy is in danger.
when jaehyun goes to the jungle im going to miss him so fucking much like we are used to seeing him everyday at nnana and when he’ll be gone for several days I will never stop thinking about him like what’s he doing in the jungle? is he catching fish or shoveling mud or anything they are doing for survival and i hope he doesn’t get sick you know i’ll keep worrying about him but at the same time im also excited to see him in this variety show, interacting with other people and we’ll probs get to see another side of him? Since he’ll be around a different set of people and i cant wait to see them compliment him and all that