Josh Peck can sum up mostly anything with Beyoncé lyrics. That's just one of his many talents, among other things like creating Vines, cracking jokes and being an overall ***flawless human.
"Gerald is taking his first foray into drinking some alcohol and making some bad choices, and Jimmy is there to lead him through it the whole way," Peck told MTV News. "So expect total chaos."
What could possibly go wrong during Jimmy (John Stamos) and Gerald's guys' night out? Answer: Probably everything. But at least Gerald's mom Sara will be totally cool with it... we think.
"Gerald's mom is pretty hip," Peck said. "Paget Brewster, who plays my mom, is about as cool as it gets, so if I was ever have to be s--t-housed in front of my mom, I'd want it to be her. So I think she supports it. Gerald could use a little letting loose."
Sara is definitely not a regular mom; she's a cool mom. It's one of the reasons the diverse family dynamics on "Grandfathered" work so well together. We're just as invested in her relationship with her adorably dopey Millennial son Gerald as we are in Jimmy and Gerald's burgeoning father-son dynamic.
"I think young people are closer with their parents these days," Peck said of the show's feel-good message. "Kids are living at home longer, and it's finally cool to be cool with your parents. It's no longer the old adage of kids rebelling and saying, 'I just want to get away from my house and get away from Mom and Dad!' Now their form of rebelling is Chipotle and Netflix."
"No wait, I mean Netflix and Chipotle," he cheekily added.
As for Gerald's future prospects, he's still hopelessly in love with his best friend, who happens to be the mother of his child, but that doesn't mean Jimmy isn't going to try and get his son a date. And thanks to the wonders of online dating, Gerald might actually have a shot.
"There's some online dating to come in future episodes," he said. "But I think it's the natural progression for any single person Gerald's age, especially in the age of Tinder and Bumble, and whatever dating tools there are, so I imagine Gerald will be taking full advantage of everything that's available to him because he really needs a date."
"I think Gerald would get a healthy amount of left swipes, but a couple girls, if they can see through it, would be swiping right all day, if they knew what's good for them," Peck added.
It may not be a stretch for the former Nickelodeon star to play a bit of a nerdy goof -- that, he said, is very much who he is IRL -- but there is one thing he's had to get used to on set: playing a young father to baby Edie.
"She's just edible, and there's two of them in real life, so it's double the adorable," he said. "I can't even handle it. I'm just so honored that they even know my name, even if they pronounce it incorrectly. They sort of put an emphasis on the 'o' so they call me Joe-sh. It's really only a problem when they call me Josh in the middle of scenes, and I'm like, no, it's Daddy!"
Of course, this isn't the first time Peck has been called dad. Many of his online fans, of which there are millions, refer to him as "DAD" online. But it doesn't weird the actor out... too much.
"I'd probably be more comfortable if they called me uncle or second cousin, once removed, but dad works too," Peck said.
When it comes to competing for the illustrious title on the set of "Grandfathered," Peck knows that there's only one man qualified enough to be "DAD": his onscreen father and eternal heartthrob, John Stamos.
"John and I have totally fallen in love with each other," Peck said. "We're in full bromance mode all the time, and we just want to make each other laugh as much as possible. He's just a great audience for me. You know how you have all this old material and your friends are tired of hearing all of your funny voices and jokes? But John eats it up! He loves all my old material, all my new material -- he's a great audience."
Peck, a certified Vine star with nearly 9 million followers, is even helping Stamos up his social media game, one tweet at a time.
"He's totally embraced it," he said. "For a 52-year-old dude, he's all about the social. He's always down to make some funny, random video, and he comes up with ideas, but I'm always in Vine mind. So he'll come up with this idea, and I'm like, 'John, that would take 11 Vine videos to accomplish that whole idea. We're working with six seconds, brother. We've got to compartmentalize here.'"