Let’s go back to: Full House. It's one of the definitive San Francisco shows. It features local reporter Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), his brother in law (John Stamos), and best friend (Dave Coulier) as they raise his three girls following the death of his wife. The youngest daughter, Michelle, was played by soon to be iconic child actresses and future tycoons Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. The show would become the flagship program when ABC created TGIF. It ran for eight years. It also features one of television's most popular theme songs ("Everywhere You Look").
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: It was recently announced that Netflix would be creating a sequel series called Fuller House. It will focus on two of the daughters, DJ (Candace Cameron-Bure) and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) along with DJ's quirky friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). John Stamos is producing the show, but the involvement of the rest of the original cast is currently unknown.
Full House was definitely one of the defining shows of my generation, especially growing up in the Bay Area. It was a wholesome family drama that still dealt with some of the more serious issues kids of the period were facing. I am definitely very curious to see where the sequel will go.
Where can you find it now?: It's available on DVD and is also on reruns in Nick at Nite.