“Fuller House” is now on Netflix
(ABC News) – In the 1990s, “Full House” was one of the most popular shows on television for kids and young adults.
Today, a new generation will meet the Tanner and Katsopolis families, Joey Gladstone, and Kimmy Gibbler as the show’s spin-off, “Fuller House,” premieres on Netflix.
In the new series, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber’s characters, Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler, move in with Candace Cameron Bure’s D.J. Tanner to help her care for her three young sons. John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget, and Dave Coulier also make appearances in the pilot.
“The show is classic and timeless in the sense that it’s about family and it’s about love,” Cameron Bure said during a recent appearance on “Good Morning America.” “Those stories carry through to any and every generation.”
But the show’s plot — three adults coming together to care for children — isn’t the only thing that hearken back to the original. Though “Full House” ended more than two decades ago, these details will sound familiar to any former fan. For those who haven’t seen “Fuller House,” beware: spoilers ahead!
1. Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky lived in the attic: John Stamos plays the Tanners’ Uncle Jesse, who, of course, is still married to Lori Loughlin’s Aunt Becky. Their twin sons, Nicky and Alex, now college students with penchants for tank tops, also appear. But does everyone remember that they lived in the Tanners’ attic? “We made that climb every day for seven years?!” joked Becky of the arrangement.
2. Uncle Jesse loved Elvis: Of course, cool Uncle Jesse had a thing for motorcycles, but it was easier to forget his love of the King. At one point, he even dresses D.J.’s baby in an Elvis costume.
3. Uncle Joey was equally passionate about Bullwinkle: Yes, Uncle Joey lived in the basement and had the catchphrase, “Cut it out,” but episode 1 of “Fuller House” also recalls his love of Bullwinkle, his passion for patterned shirts, and, of course, his beloved dummy, Mr. Woodchuck.
4. The grownups all had full-time jobs too: All of the adults in “Full House” had careers, and, in “Fuller House,” they’ve moved up in the corporate world. These days, Aunt Becky and Danny Tanner are nationally-syndicated TV hosts, Uncle Jesse is writing songs for a soap opera, and Uncle Joey is a comedian in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, D.J. is a veterinarian, Stephanie is a deejay who goes by “D.J. Tanner” (get it?) and Kimmy runs her own party-planning business. Michelle Tanner, the youngest sister, is apparently a fashion designer in New York City, though the Olsen twins are not involved with the show.
5. Danny had a thing about cleaning: He’s obsessed. In fact, Kimmy at one point refers to Jesse, Danny and Joey as “Dreamy, Cleany and Weenie,” respectively.
6. Danny and Vicky broke up: Danny had a girlfriend, Vicky, in “Full House,” but it was tough to recall what happened with them. (They split before the show wrapped.) Fear not, though: His love life is revisited in “Fuller House.”
7. D.J.’s high school boyfriend Steve was a voracious eater: … And still is. Also, these days, Steve is a divorced podiatrist who’s still seemingly still in love with D.J. “I should’ve just asked you to marry me at prom,” he tells her.
8. Jesse and the Rippers had a hit with “Forever”: Uncle Jesse and his band’s hit song, “Forever,” began with the lyric, “If every word I said could make you laugh, I’d talk forever…” For those who don’t remember, don’t worry: They sing it.
9. The group sang “The Flintstones”: There’s more than one musical moment in the spin-off’s premiere. In one scene, the group gathers around D.J.’s baby to sing the “Flintstones” theme song — a reenactment of a scene from “Full House.”