Created by Jeff Franklin, Full House is a popular American television sitcom that aired from 1987-1995. The show is about widowed father Danny Tanner (played by Bob Saget), who is suddenly left with three children, Donna Jo Margaret or DJ, Stephanie and baby Michelle. Unable to take care of them on his own, he invites his brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis and childhood best friend, Joey Gladstone to help raise them! The show follows, the life of this unconventional yet truly adorable family, making the audience cry, laugh and love all at the same time! Though all those years ago, it has remained one of the most beloved shows of all time and has been watched, loved, and obsessed over by many generations! Here are some of the reasons, the show is simply timeless!
The reason this show remains amazing for all its 9 seasons and is truly a timeless classic, is owing to the excellent characters, their development, and their unique, heartwarming bonds with one another. Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis (or lovingly known in the show as Uncle Jesse), and Dave Coulier as Joey Gladstone are fabulous! Moving to the three kids, they are also absolutely amazing! Candace Cameron Bure as DJ Tanner, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen both as Michelle Tanner, Lori Loughlin as Rebecca Katsopolis and Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibler were all simply delightful! They were all so witty and adorable at the same time, and their expressions, reactions, and chemistry with their co-actors, all made the show truly special and wonderful!
The most phenomenal thing about this show, which makes it relevant even amongst later generations, is that it provides a very consoling image, that a traditional family setup is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter who makes the family, as long as the members of the family are full of love, and kindness, for each other, share, console each other and are always there for one another. In this show, it is three father-like figures, with three kids, without a proper mother figure, except for their aunt, Rebecca. However, they all are so committed to each other, constantly consoling each other and also having fun together, that watching it warms your heart. This show reminds you, that all you need for a family is, love, understanding, and a tad bit of humour and it is going to remain a Full House!
Another reason why this show is so phenomenal is that it is also extremely relevant. There are some very important things talked about and pertinent issues raised; such as about domestic violence faced by Stephanie’s friend, in the episode titled, Silence is Not Golden! This is one of the most moving episodes and emphasizes a progressive approach to the situation. These are important, as they allow a certain public opinion to develop about this.
Another very important thing, which was very novel at the time, and even a missing feature amongst later sitcoms, was the presence of diversity sometimes, such as in the case of Michelle’s best friend, Teddy ( played by Tahj Mowry). Considering these things were new for its time, it makes the show all the more loveable!
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