On the truTV YouTube channel in 2015, Sal Vulcano answered fan questions about “Impractical Jokers” and shed light on how the gang used Joe Gatto’s wife to get him to lose a challenge. When he dared to kiss a stranger in season 4’s “The Dream Crusher,” he just couldn’t do it in front of Bessy, causing him to give up while sweating like crazy and struggling to steady his nerves. “I don’t think Joe has been more nervous about anyone or anything than his wife in the entire time we’ve been doing the show. That definitely brought out the big guns,” Sal said, noting that unfortunately they couldn’t get her on the show often due to their own hectic schedule.
In 2021, Joe and Bessy made the decision to separate, and not long after, Joe announced his decision to leave Impractical Jokers behind. He has stated that he wants to focus on being a father and taking care of his children, Milana and Remo. Despite this career change, Joe has assured fans he’s still as close to Sal, Q and Murr as ever, telling the New Hampshire Union leader, “That’s the biggest thing people worry about, that’s our friendship.” gone, and that might’ To be honest… I see the boys all the time. It’s just that the chapter together is over.”
Even though Joe Gatto is no longer an Impractical Jokers regular, at least fans have years of his hilarious moments from the show to look back on. However, the time his friends used Bessy against him is probably a day he’d rather forget.