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Did Danny Tanner deal with the grief of losing his pregnant wife in a fatal car crash by creating an imaginary daughter named "Michelle"? (SLYT)
posted by lesli212 (114 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
And that, kids, is how I got over the tragic loss of your mother.
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:45 PM on February 18 [61 favorites]


Whatever happened to predictability?

Oh, wait, there it is.
posted by box at 3:45 PM on February 18 [11 favorites]


anything that gives the Garfield Minus Garfield treatment to works of equal or lesser artistic merit is A-OK in my eyes.
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:52 PM on February 18 [7 favorites]


Predictability is always in the first place you look for it.
posted by Iridic at 3:54 PM on February 18 [3 favorites]


First rule of Full House is do not talk about Full House.
posted by Rock Steady at 3:55 PM on February 18 [3 favorites]


Both Olsen twins are dating creepy older guys now. I hope being taised on the Full House set didnt have anything to so with that.

As for the clip, at least they didn't take out John Stamos. That man just gets more handsome every decade.
posted by discopolo at 4:02 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


I'd actually watch sitcoms with laugh-tracks if they all had imaginary, invisible, inaudible characters which the rest of the cast and the "audience" all respond to as if they were there, transforming the sitcom into its true self, a desperate scream of agony in a world of lies.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:07 PM on February 18 [53 favorites]


being taised on the Full House set

This happened? There is footage?
posted by Wolfdog at 4:08 PM on February 18 [10 favorites]


Both Olsen twins are dating creepy older guys now. I hope being taised on the Full House set didnt have anything to so with that.

I know you meant being "raised" on the Full House set, but I much prefer the typo to reality.
posted by Myca at 4:09 PM on February 18 [18 favorites]


I know you meant being "raised" on the Full House set, but I much prefer the typo to reality.

"HOW RUDE!"

*sigh*

*apologies*
posted by trackofalljades at 4:11 PM on February 18 [11 favorites]


I never liked Full House, but I think I'd watch every episode of it if a random daughter was removed from the series like this.
posted by xingcat at 4:12 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Wait, speaking of Stamos, I thought of that old show "You Again?" (I had to google the name), and the first clip I find on youtube?

Beach Boys! Even before that Full House episode, heh.
posted by symbioid at 4:12 PM on February 18 [3 favorites]


INT. OFFICE OF CONTINUITY

Continuity Monitors Aleph and Bet stare with mounting panic at a viewscreen.

C.M. ALEPH
The timeline has been disturbed!

C.M. BET
Michelle! We've lost the Michelle strand!

C.M. ALEPH
Where did it— how could this happen, who could have—


Chief of Continuity Gimel bursts in.

C.C. GIMEL
It was...Uncle Joey.

C.M. ALEPH
No, you don't mean—

C.M. BET
Are you implying that he— The whole timeline?

C.C. GIMEL
That's right, men. The crazy son of a bitch finally did it.

C.C. GIMEL
He...cut. It. Out.

posted by cortex at 4:16 PM on February 18 [95 favorites]


Ok. This may not be related to Michelle, but this is my favorite Full House clip EVER.

I have no idea how this even made it onto the show.

posted by hal_c_on at 4:26 PM on February 18 [41 favorites]


a desperate scream of agony in a world of lies.

...is the name of my Milli Vanilli tribute band.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 4:26 PM on February 18 [9 favorites]


"Don't taze me, bro Uncle Jesse."
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:32 PM on February 18 [5 favorites]


In 2006, every branch of a large video store chain I went into in Japan had a whole big wall of Full House DVDs. It was weird.
posted by Hoopo at 4:33 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Horror-scope.
posted by pencroft at 4:36 PM on February 18 [7 favorites]


Uncle Joey: Do not try and bring your wife back. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
Danny Tanner: What truth?
Uncle Joey: There is no Michelle
Danny Tanner: There is no Michelle?
Uncle Joey: Then you'll see, that it is not your wife that needs to come back, Danny, it is only yourself.
posted by Debaser626 at 4:36 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


"Danny, what the fuck is going on here?"

"I ask you for one thing, one simple thing."

"Why do people think that I'm your daughter? Answer me!"

"Sit."

"Now answer me, why do people think that I'm your daughter?"

"I think you know."

"No, I don't."

" Yes, you do. Why would anyone possibly confuse you with me?"
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:39 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


Ok. This may not be related to Michelle, but this is my favorite Full House clip EVER.
I have no idea how this even made it onto the show.
posted by hal_c_on at 4:26 PM on February 18 [+][!]


"Horoscope? What's that Kimmy—a telescope that can only see your face?"

Hm. This being a family show, I would presume that the intended joke is a play on horoscope/horrorscope, rather than whorescope.

That is, except for the simple fact that Kimmy really was a huge whore.

(N.B. I've never actually seen an episode of this show in its entirety.)
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:40 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


I have no idea how this even made it onto the show.

Stephanie's not making a "whore-o-scope" pun. She is making a "horror-scope" pun. That's how.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:40 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Ironically, the column was written by consulting a whoracle.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:42 PM on February 18 [8 favorites]


C.C. GIMEL
It was...Uncle Joey.


JOEY'S NOT THEIR UNCLE HE'S JUST SOME GUY

JESSE IS THE UNCLE

GET IT RIGHT


(The degree to which this common error bothers me is kind of alarming.)
posted by Sys Rq at 4:44 PM on February 18 [13 favorites]


Wait, what?

Joey wasn't related to them?

Why was he living in their house, then?
posted by Sara C. at 4:46 PM on February 18


Technically, he was living in their garage.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:48 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


He lived in the living room for the longest time.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:51 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


I have no idea how this even made it onto the show.

I was expecting the one where Danny is taking a bath with the twins.
posted by Melismata at 4:51 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


UNCLE JOEY
posted by cortex at 4:54 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


"Uncle" Joey was Danny's best friend, so they were not genetically related, but they were soul mates.
posted by Apoch at 4:54 PM on February 18


He lived in the living room for the longest time.

Well, pin a rose on your nose, pedant!

(If we cultivate this carefully, this might just bloom into one of the saddest MeTas ever.)
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:55 PM on February 18 [12 favorites]


STOP SAYING THAT

THEY NEVER CALLED HIM THAT

UGH

posted by Sys Rq at 4:57 PM on February 18 [5 favorites]


Sys Rq, I don't believe you but I'm also unwilling to subject myself to episodes to prove you wrong. You win... this time.
posted by Apoch at 5:03 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


That is, except for the simple fact that Kimmy really was a huge whore.

Um, weird thing to say about an under 18 teenage character or anybody. Not cool.
posted by discopolo at 5:04 PM on February 18 [9 favorites]


I promise I'm right.

And seriously, I am terrified that I give a shit.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:05 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


On 30 Rock, they called Dave Coulier, "Sir Dave Coulier."

Ugh, can't believe Alanis Morrissette dated that dweeb when she was underage. He seemed so ordinary but is so creepy once I found out about that.
posted by discopolo at 5:05 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


He lived in the living room for the longest time.

Alcove, right? He was Danny's best friend and needed a place to live because he was trying to be a comedian. So he was poor. So it made sense he'd exchange helping with the baby and girls in exchange for a room, right?
posted by discopolo at 5:09 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


whorescope

That's whorable!
posted by BungaDunga at 5:10 PM on February 18


I've never seen a single episode of full house. I'm glad.
posted by Mojojojo at 5:15 PM on February 18


not too many people know this, but danny tanner's wife had gotten pregnant as a teenager and had a boy named dave that she gave up for adoption - after the tragic accident, she came back to her son
posted by pyramid termite at 5:17 PM on February 18


Ugh, can't believe Alanis Morrissette dated that dweeb when she was underage.

He says he met her at the All Star Game in Montreal which was in February 1993. She was born in born in 1974, so that would make her at least 18 when they dated. There's a 15 year age difference and that might seem/be creepy, but she wasn't underage.
posted by Gary at 5:20 PM on February 18


The worst feeling in the world is being six and realizing that Full House is garbage.
posted by Sara C. at 5:20 PM on February 18 [8 favorites]


The worst feeling in the world is being 21 and being unable to tear your eyes away while it's on your college dorm TV.
posted by Melismata at 5:24 PM on February 18 [18 favorites]


For anyone who missed it, Saget, Coulier & Stamos did one of the funniest AMA's I've ever seen a few weeks ago:

[–]GrumpyButTrue 1604 points 20 days ago
I heard someone say you three will act like your full house characters in public just to fuck with people sometimes. Is this true?

[–]_Bob_SagetBob Saget 2257 points 20 days ago
John and I were once in a bathroom at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, and a college kid came in there, and he was peeing next to us...

and we started talking in character as Jesse and Danny and I turned to John and said in character, "How's it going Jess" and he said "It's going bad, Nicky and Alex won't sleep" and the guy next to us, we think he peed all over himself.
It was beautiful.

John then said to me, "How's it going for you Danny" and I said "Oh, I'm having trouble, the ratings on Wake Up San Francisco are slipping" and THAT's when the guy peed all over himself.
posted by mannequito at 5:24 PM on February 18 [23 favorites]


the weirdest feeling in the world was that it took years of taking my then young daughter to the kids book section to realize that the olsen twins weren't just some publisher's hyped up marketing campaign but were actually REAL people

yeah, i guess i'm way out of touch
posted by pyramid termite at 5:24 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


THEY NEVER CALLED HIM THAT
Joey was called uncle Joey three times by Jesse to the twins in episodes 143, 170 and 184. The girls never called him uncle Joey.
posted by cortex at 5:26 PM on February 18 [36 favorites]


I'm still trying to figure out why Jesse changed his last name. Witness protection?
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:27 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


cortex, your prolific contribution to this thread disturbs me a little.
posted by Melismata at 5:28 PM on February 18 [20 favorites]


I'm still trying to figure out why Jesse changed his last name. Witness protection?

I thought it was a commentary on Johnny Cougar/John Cougar/John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:31 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


In regard to the OP, I think it's more interesting to believe that Kimmy was a figment of everyone's imagination.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:32 PM on February 18 [8 favorites]



I'm still trying to figure out why Jesse changed his last name.


With Stamos' rising popularity as Hot Greek Guy they wanted to capitalize on that with Jesse as well. They brought in Greek versions of Jesse and Michelle and had a bunch of cheesy cultural stereotypes and stuff. You know.
posted by sweetkid at 5:34 PM on February 18


sweetkid, I know why Stamos wanted it. But I want an explanation for Jesse's motivation.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:35 PM on February 18


I don't think Jesse changed it, I think the show changed it and wanted us all to pretend like Cochran never happened. Like when they switched out Mrs. Banskes on Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
posted by sweetkid at 5:36 PM on February 18


Maybe Cochran was his mullet's name.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:39 PM on February 18 [7 favorites]


IMDB says says it was addressed in show that Cochran was his stage name.
posted by team lowkey at 5:40 PM on February 18


Has anyone done a Full House/House of Cards Mash Up yet?
posted by drezdn at 5:41 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


In regard to the OP, I think it's more interesting to believe that Kimmy was a figment of everyone's imagination.

That or no one has a whore-a-scope.
posted by 2bucksplus at 5:43 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


If Michelle doesn't exist, the Yankee Doodle Dandy episode is incredibly awesome.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:43 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


They brought in Greek versions of Jesse and Michelle and had a bunch of cheesy cultural stereotypes and stuff.

This might be the only episode I actually remember. Doesn't DJ walk around a table with a dude and it turns out they're married?
posted by Sara C. at 5:48 PM on February 18


Sara C., yes with Silvio. That episode actually has a lot of great plate breaking at the end.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:52 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Yes and I think they walk backward around the table to divorce.
posted by sweetkid at 5:54 PM on February 18


I think "I'm divorced" would be the ultimate conversation starter at a frosh kegger during college orientation week.
posted by Sara C. at 5:56 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


Stephanie's not making a "whore-o-scope" pun. She is making a "horror-scope" pun. That's how.

This is only a guess, but something tells me the writers of that show knew what they were doing there.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:56 PM on February 18 [5 favorites]


Probably posted here before, but Kimmy was actually the normal one.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 5:56 PM on February 18 [8 favorites]


Obligatory link to Walter 'Duckface' Burman's IMDB page.

"Steph, he's not a real duck!"
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:06 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


I knew I was getting old when everybody online stopped obsessing about crappy shows of my youth like Knight Rider and Three's Company and a new crowd showed up and started obessing over crappy stuff I was just a bit too old for, when it was new. You pups just wait: any day now, you'll find yourself surrounded by adults who are obsessed with "classic" stuff like Space Chimps and Justin Beiber. (The Buzzfeed folks seem halfway there already.)
posted by Ursula Hitler at 6:12 PM on February 18 [12 favorites]


OK, Full House is not crappy.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:14 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


I'm willing to admit that any affection I feel for stuff like Who's the Boss? is closely tied to my being a kid at the time. If you look at Full House with adult eyes, it's not going to fare well.

Still, my last post may have been too harsh. I still love The Brady Bunch, which was at least as crappy as Full House.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 6:20 PM on February 18


Has anyone done a Full House/House of Cards Mash Up yet?

FULL HOUSE OF CARDS
posted by cortex at 6:21 PM on February 18 [20 favorites]


Who's The Boss? managed to create a level of sexual tension that I don't think Full House ever could, or maybe wanted to.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:23 PM on February 18


I feel like the class differences in Who's The Boss went totally over my head somehow.
posted by sweetkid at 6:25 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


I loved a lot of things as a kid, like Fantasy Island, that I have zero desire to ever watch again. Because my happy memories would not survive.

So I guess I don't understand why anyone who watched this as a kid would ever want to see it again either. I watched more of it than I ever intended to because it was everywhere, and I regret every second of it. Especially since there was a brief period when I liked Dave Coulier because I liked Out of Control, which I have also not gone back to watch. Just one episode of this show killed that right off.

Forgetfulness is bliss, kids. Sweet sweet bliss.
posted by emjaybee at 6:27 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]



He says he met her at the All Star Game in Montreal which was in February 1993. She was born in born in 1974, so that would make her at least 18 when they dated. There's a 15 year age difference and that might seem/be creepy, but she wasn't underage.


He says! HA. I'm pretty sure he doesn't anyone knowing that they dated when she was fourteen. She said she was the victim of statutory rape by a man 15 years older, and Coulier fits the creepy bill.
posted by discopolo at 6:30 PM on February 18


I don't really want to watch it now, but I really enjoy stuff like this where we chat about the details about various stupid plot points. Also some of the outtakes are pretty funny because Stamos, Coulier and Saget were/are pretty different than their characters.
posted by sweetkid at 6:31 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Cochran was Jesse's code name given him by the Greek government when they sent him back to the 80s from the Mullet Era to hunt down and "exterminate" rogue Greek temporal agent "Balki" Bartokomous. However with the help of time-fiend The Urkel, Jesse was able to defect and live a relatively normal life as a low rent classic rocker.
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 6:31 PM on February 18 [26 favorites]


The show from my youth I had happy memories about that were ruined on rewatch was My So Called Life. Because I would get on three way calling with my two best friends and cry about that show OMG IT'S SO REAL but it's really really bad guys.
posted by sweetkid at 6:36 PM on February 18 [6 favorites]


His name being Cochran at first was addressed in an episode and is described on the Full House Wikipedia page.


Three's Company was NOT crappy.
posted by discopolo at 6:58 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


wanted us all to pretend like Cochran never happened. Like when they switched out Mrs. Banskes on Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

OK, I swear I remember there was an episode with a cold open where Will and Carlton are sitting on the stoop or somewhere and the dialogue was something like "So anything new going on with you?" "Nah, not much. Got a new aunt, though." Did I make this up?

My So Called Life. Because I would get on three way calling with my two best friends and cry about that show OMG IT'S SO REAL but it's really really bad guys.

You shut your Kimmy Gibler mouth, MSCL is crystalline. ::runs away crying::
posted by psoas at 7:00 PM on February 18 [7 favorites]


I did way too much acid in college. Whenever I felt a little unhinged a few episodes of Full House would bring me back around.

I'm sure it's been posted before, but always good. Pizza!
posted by karst at 7:03 PM on February 18 [6 favorites]


Previously: Full House Reviewed
posted by Chrysostom at 7:12 PM on February 18 [3 favorites]


The show from my youth I had happy memories about that were ruined on rewatch was My So Called Life. Because I would get on three way calling with my two best friends and cry about that show OMG IT'S SO REAL but it's really really bad guys.


Oh yeah? Well, JORDAN CATALANO CAN'T READ!

/cryface
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:12 PM on February 18 [3 favorites]


DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES
posted by Chrysostom at 7:13 PM on February 18 [6 favorites]


My So Called Life. Because I would get on three way calling with my two best friends and cry about that show OMG IT'S SO REAL but it's really really bad guys.

No! Don't say that! I haven't seen it since it was on originally and I've been mentally saving it up to rewatch some rainy day when I want to wallow in emotion and pretend I'm Angela!
posted by aka burlap at 7:15 PM on February 18


I think the fact that I hit such a chord with that comment just means y'all know I'm right.
posted by sweetkid at 7:17 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


More than a lot of mediums, groundbreaking tv doesn't always age well.

(Talking about MSCL, not FH--it wasn't even groundbreakingly crappy.)
posted by box at 7:29 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


When I was younger and first heard about Full House, but had never seen it, I thought it was a sly reference to the poker hand: like three adult dudes living with two preteen daughters, or maybe the other way around. When I watched it, I was sad that it was named Full House simply because their house was full.

Finally, all is right with the world again.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:30 PM on February 18 [7 favorites]


Yeah, watching Full House nowadays affords a lot of moments of realizing that things aren't as clever as you hoped they were.
posted by box at 7:33 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


23skidoo, your comment has reminded me of the similar trainwreck that was My Two Dads.

So many mullets.
posted by emjaybee at 7:33 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Yeah, but My Two Dads had Dick Butkus! And Fish's wife!
posted by Chrysostom at 7:36 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Cochran was Jesse's code name given him by the Greek government when they sent him back to the 80s from the Mullet Era to hunt down and "exterminate" rogue Greek temporal agent "Balki" Bartokomous.

What they don't tell you is that he eventually fathered a child under his assumed name. The child? He named him Zefram. FULL HOUSE IS IN THE ST:TNG CONTINUITY!
posted by 1adam12 at 7:49 PM on February 18 [6 favorites]


Dave Coulier and Alanis apparently met here, in Montreal? AT THE FORUM?!

As a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan, I may be ill that my team has been associated with that mess of a relationship. Ugh!
posted by juliebug at 7:56 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Ray Walston, Luck Dragon: Cochran was Jesse's code name given him by the Greek government when they sent him back to the 80s from the Mullet Era to hunt down and "exterminate" rogue Greek temporal agent "Balki" Bartokomous.

Meepos was NOT part of Greece. Get out of the city!
posted by dr_dank at 8:47 PM on February 18 [8 favorites]


You shut your Kimmy Gibler mouth

This is the best insult of all time, on a number of levels.

FULL HOUSE IS IN THE ST:TNG CONTINUITY!

"Wake Up San Francisco is a production of Weyland-Yutani Television."
posted by Rock Steady at 8:58 PM on February 18 [14 favorites]


OK, I swear I remember there was an episode with a cold open where Will and Carlton are sitting on the stoop or somewhere and the dialogue was something like "So anything new going on with you?" "Nah, not much. Got a new aunt, though." Did I make this up?

Close, at the end of a cold open after Vivian was recast, Jazz asks Will just before the credits "So, who's the mom this season?"
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 9:04 PM on February 18 [3 favorites]


My So-Called Life for me is still awesome, but when you get older you start to care more about the adult characters than the kid characters. cf The Breakfast Club.

(And that's the most Full House-ian argument I've ever heard, sweetkid - it's essentially 'you disagree so I must be right!' Cue laugh track, maybe an 'awww' if Michelle says it.)
posted by gadge emeritus at 10:17 PM on February 18


As an identical twin, watching Full house was more of a continual effort to prove that 'I can tell the difference...I know I can'

Apparently, I was not alone and someone calls them Ash & MK
posted by W.S (disambiguation) at 10:23 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


As an identical twin, watching Full house was more of a continual effort to prove that 'I can tell the difference...I know I can'

They took a blood test and found out they were fraternal twins.
posted by discopolo at 10:55 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


I'm sure it's been posted before, but always good. Pizza!

what did i just watch

it's like the ween pizza ad without ween

you guys why am I crying guys
posted by davejay at 11:54 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Three's Company was not crappy.

OK, crappy is too harsh a word. I mean, I love that silly fucking show too. And John Ritter was fantastic. Would you settle for trashy? Maybe cheesetastic?
posted by Ursula Hitler at 12:38 AM on February 19


cortex: C.C. GIMEL
He...cut. It. Out.


I remember when Dave Coulier did that bit on the classic Nick show Out Of Control, which I adored. I've always thought of him as being a bit more than a random sitcom actor because of it.
posted by JHarris at 1:30 AM on February 19 [5 favorites]


Ursula Hitler, depends if you're talking Mr. Roper or Mr. Furley.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 2:37 AM on February 19


jharris: I remember when Dave Coulier did that bit on the classic Nick show Out Of Control, which I adored. I've always thought of him as being a bit more than a random sitcom actor because of it.

I tried to book him as a guest on my college radio show back in the late 90s. I tracked down his email address and he responded that he was too busy to do interviews. Busy doing what, I could only imagine.

While I won't give away the ISP domain name, the address began with "cutitout". Between that and Out of Control, Couls has a multi-decade commitment to that catchphrase.

sweetkid:wanted us all to pretend like Cochran never happened. Like when they switched out Mrs. Banskes on Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

psoas: OK, I swear I remember there was an episode with a cold open where Will and Carlton are sitting on the stoop or somewhere and the dialogue was something like "So anything new going on with you?" "Nah, not much. Got a new aunt, though." Did I make this up?

I always thought it was hilarious when they would casually break the fifth wall on Fresh Prince.

Will: Hey Uncle Phil, if you're so rich (camera pans up to the lights & trusses above the set), how come you ain't got no ceiling?

Finally, to bring it back around to full house, Jimmy Fallon's recent Full House bit.
posted by dr_dank at 4:40 AM on February 19 [3 favorites]


And John Ritter was fantastic.

Yes, yes he was. His Chaplinesque physical comedy was always great to watch in the midst of some ridiculous plots.
posted by Melismata at 4:51 AM on February 19 [1 favorite]


the first fanfic I ever wrote depended heavily on the fact that both the ALF family and the Full House family were named Tanner
posted by brainwane at 5:28 AM on February 19 [15 favorites]


Three's Company set gender relations back 715 years.
posted by history_denier at 6:21 AM on February 19 [3 favorites]


I'll still go to the mat for MSCL being a very good show to this day- but yes, my sympathies have shifted enormously to include the parent characters.

Also whenever I rewatch a few episodes I suddenly want to replace everything in my closet with plaid flannel, so that's a problem.
posted by Stacey at 6:55 AM on February 19


Apparently, I was not alone and someone calls them Ash & MK

And we have a new winner for the TMTOTH award!
posted by Melismata at 7:55 AM on February 19 [1 favorite]


As a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan, I may be ill that my team has been associated with that mess of a relationship. Ugh!

Originally the line in You Oughta Know was "Would she go down on you at The Forum?" but the only thing that rhymed with it was sorghum.

Like when they switched out Mrs. Banskes on Fresh Prince of Bel Air.


I swear I remember there was an episode with a cold open where Will and Carlton are sitting on the stoop or somewhere and the dialogue was something like "So anything new going on with you?" "Nah, not much. Got a new aunt, though." Did I make this up?

They did a gag on it here.

Fresh Prince
and Three's Company are both great shows, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. Full House does have moment of delightfulness, too.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:02 AM on February 19 [2 favorites]


Originally the line in You Oughta Know was "Would she go down on you at The Forum?" but the only thing that rhymed with it was sorghum.

"Be the ipsum to my lorem."
posted by psoas at 8:28 AM on February 19 [6 favorites]


They say she's the same but she isn't the same.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:28 AM on February 19 [4 favorites]


This reminded me of Clint Eastwood.
posted by WalkingAround at 9:47 AM on February 19


I loved a lot of things as a kid, like Fantasy Island, that I have zero desire to ever watch again. Because my happy memories would not survive.

I can attest that Emergency!, is pretty darn great even at 40 years old.

So some things survive our childhoods. Luckily my childhood was Star Trek, Emergency! and The Partridge Family.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:42 AM on February 19 [5 favorites]


OK, crappy is too harsh a word. I mean, I love that silly fucking show too. And John Ritter was fantastic. Would you settle for trashy? Maybe cheesetastic?

Noooo! Okay, maybe a little trashy but it was the 70s....
posted by discopolo at 4:33 AM on February 20


OK, Full House is not crappy.

Pistols at dawn.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:26 PM on February 20 [1 favorite]


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