Remember that time when Tucker had a dream in which Danny was his Janitor? It was probably there just for the laughs; however, dreams have meaning and I wonder what the writers were hinting at. It kinda bothers me because Tucker's dream seemed like an aftershock of all the problems Danny and Tucker had in season 1 and 2. In the dream, Tucker had the opposite of what he had in real life: a mansion, lots of expensive cars, girls frolicking around him... and then there's Danny... as the Janitor. What does that mean? Could that had been hinting that Tucker feels like Danny is usually the opposite of the Janitor --> the one who makes the mess?
Or is being a specifically a Janitor not as important as the idea of Danny being a servant? Does Tucker feel like Danny is usually the boss, the leader? Does he feel like all he does is follow Danny around doing him favors? (because he kinda does)
Remember "What You Want"? You know, the episode where Tucker wishes himself ghost powers because he feels like he is being left out all the time? Like Danny is always hogging all the glory for himself?
Tucker was often portrayed as the guy who is tired of being a supporting character. Seems reasonable, too; because he is often overlooked, even by the fandom, in favor of Danny and Sam.
This was also a theme in "King Tuck" where Tucker was fed up over none one ever listening to him--which led to the whole Egyptian Pharaoh fiasco,
Oh yeah, and then there's this snippet from "Shades of Grey," this was not the focus of the scene, but it did seem to imply that the girls only liked Danny.
It's also especially bad because later Danny DID start dating Valerie...
I'd like to say this was a problem only in the first 2 seasons, but Danny and Sam's overly romanced relationship also resulted in Tucker getting kicked to the sidelines, a third wheel. Remember
"Claw of the Wild" "I couldn't imagine my life without you....or Tucker." (it made me mad they said that, but I'm not gonna rant about it here...)
Still, even if he had heard them say that, by season 3 tucker had gotten over most of those inner issues he had with Danny, and probably wouldn't have minded. They had made up, he was at peace with his role in life and his heroic bro,
Tucker: Oh, man, Danny, I'm so sorry...none of that would've happened if I wasn't jealous.
Danny: ...or if I had been less of a show-off around you. Friends?
Tucker: The best.
no matter what
and they did, the went through a lot but made up.
So why the janitor? Is there a residue of all those insecurities/envy?
what is going on inside your head, Tucker?
Bonus: Because Tucker is Awesome
Tucker is awesome and we as a fandom should help him out because he is wayyyyy under appreciated.