FANDOM



Picture-18

Title from teaser (season 2)

Fullhouse131

Title from teaser (seasons 3-5)

Ful

Title from opening sequence (seasons 1–5)

Full House titlecard 001

Title from teaser and opening sequence (seasons 6–8)

Full House is an American television sitcom that aired from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995, on ABC. It has a total of 192 episodes in 8 seasons. The series was created by Jeff Franklin and executive produced by Franklin, along with Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett.

Premise

Before the beginning of the series, news anchorman Danny Tanner married Pam Katsopolis, and they had three daughters: Donna Jo (D.J.), Stephanie, and Michelle. After Pam is tragically killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, Danny soon realizes he needs help in raising his daughters. Danny recruits his brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis – a rock musician and a motorcycle guy – as well as his best friend, Joey Gladstone – a comedian who does impressions – to move in and help him provide a stable home. The girls must then adjust to having two more men in the house (basically like three dads). In season two, Danny is reassigned from his duties as sports anchor by his television station to become co-host of a local morning show, Wake Up, San Francisco, and is teamed up with Nebraska native Rebecca "Becky" Donaldson. Jesse and Becky eventually fall in love, and get married in season four. In season five, Becky gives birth to twin sons, Nicky and Alex, bringing the total to nine family members living in the house in San Francisco, with the combination of the Tanners and the Katsopolises. The family dog, a golden retriever named Comet joins the show in the season three episode "And They Call It Puppy Love" after his mother, Minnie gives birth to a litter of puppies on Jesse's bed and the girls are allowed to keep one of them.

Cast and crew

Main article: List of Full House characters

Main

Recurring

Production

  • Executive in charge of casting: Barbara Miller, C.S.A.
  • Executive in charge of production: R. Robert Rosenbaum
  • Executive producers:
    • Jeff Franklin
    • Thomas L. Miller
    • Robert L. Boyett
    • Dennis Rinsler (1988–95) (producer: 1988, supervising producer: 1990, co-executive producer: 1991, executive producer: 1992)
    • Marc Warren (1988–95) (producer: 1988, supervising producer: 1990, co-executive producer: 1991, executive producer: 1992)
  • Producers:
    • Don Van Atta (became co-executive producer in 1992)
    • Tom Amundsen (1993–94) (co-producer: 1992–93, supervising producer: 1994-95)
    • Bonnie Bogard Maier (1994–95) (co-producer: 1992–94)
    • Tom Burkhard (1994–95) (co-producer: 1992–94)
    • James O'Keefe (1993–1995)
  • Supervising producer: Ellen Guylas (1990–94) (became co-executive producer beginning season 8)
  • Coordinating producer: Miles Kristman (1993–95) (production supervisor: 1992–93)
  • Men's wardrobe: Bob Squire
  • Women's wardrobe: Gina Trikonis
  • Production companies:
    • Jeff Franklin Productions
    • Miller-Boyett Productions
    • Lorimar-Telepictures (1987–1988)
    • Lorimar Television (1988–1993)
    • Warner Bros. Television (1993–1995)
  • Distributor/Syndicator: Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (1993–present)

Seasons

Season Episodes Network First air date Last air date
1 22 ABC September 22, 1987 May 6, 1988
2 22 October 14, 1988 May 5, 1989
3 24 September 22, 1989 May 4, 1990
4 26 September 21, 1990 May 3, 1991
5 26 September 17, 1991 May 12, 1992
6 24 September 22, 1992 May 18, 1993
7 24 September 14, 1993 May 17, 1994
8 24 September 27, 1994 May 23, 1995

Taping locations

While the setting was in San Francisco, the show was taped at Lorimar Studios from 1987 to 1993, and Warner Bros. Studios from 1993 to 1995 (both in Burbank), and the soccer scene that was featured in the opening credits of the first three seasons was taped at Griffith Park in Los Angeles.[1] Re-recording locations were Columbia Studios, Lorimar Studios, Larson Sound Center, and Sony Pictures Studios (in Culver City; the former home of Lorimar-Telepictures).

Reruns

Reruns of the series aired on NBC Daytime (1991–1993), in syndication (1991–2003), ABC Family (2003–2013), Superstation WGN Chicago (1998–2002), and Teen Nick (2009–2010). As of April 2017, they can be seen on Superstation TBS Atlanta (1998–2002, 2013–present)[2][3][4], and on Nick at Nite (2003–2009, 2010–present)[5].

Starting September 29, 2017, Full House, along with the other classic "TGIF" shows, can be streamed on Hulu.

International airings

The show has been a hit all around the globe as well. While the only elements intact are the theme song as well as the show's logo, when the latter appears, it's announced in the country's tongue.

In some countries (such as Czechoslovakia), instead of announcing the actor's name, they announce the voice-over's name for each character.[6]

In Japan, the English logo is shown with the Japanese logo in all appearances. The logo itself zooms towards us in the opening, the opening credits each have the actor's name in Japanese and English, have their Japanese character name (D.J. excluded) in a speech bubble of the character's color (blue for male, pink for female), their scenes are encased in a box on a greenish background, and Don Van Atta's credit and Jeff Franklin's creator credit are excluded (as are Dennis Rinsler's and Marc Warren's EP credits in the final 3 seasons). The closing credits are also featured on a greenish background, indicate the voice-overs for each character, and feature stills from the episode.[7][8]

Trivia

The title of the show is a double entendre meaning a poker hand consisting of a pair and three of a kind, and the literal use of the term. For example, Jesse and Rebecca and their twins are each considered the "pair"s, while Danny, Joey, and Jesse, and the three Tanner girls are each considered the "three of a kind"s. In fact, the show was the correct response to a May 2017 Jeopardy! clue in the Double Jeopardy! category of "Also a Classic TV Title". The clue was: "3 aces, 2 jacks".[9]

Of all the Miller-Boyett shows, this was the only one to not use Panavision cameras for taping, giving the impression the show was done live (usually shows that use Panavision cameras give disclaimers in the copyright; Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Going Places and Step by Step all used them).

"One To One – Feel Good About Yourself"

In season two, during ABC's Saturday morning cartoons, a series of PSA's were created featuring cast members of Full House and its "sister" show at the time, Perfect Strangers. In the former's case, three of these were created: "Making Mistakes", where Stephanie accidentally knocks over a basket of laundry that she and Danny just folded, so Danny helps her learn from this mistake by having them start over;[10][11] "Be Proud", where D.J. comes home from school feeling rejected after Kathy Santoni made the junior high cheerleading squad and she did not, and Jesse and Joey get her to be proud of the fact that she is good at other things such as karate, soccer, and being a straight-A student;[12][13] and "Sharing", where D.J and Stephanie learn how to share a piece of cake, but Danny recommends they not do it front of Michelle.[14][15][16][17][18]

Merchandise

The show's popularity has spawned merchandise items.

Home media

Each of the 8 seasons was released on DVD from Warner Home Video, 4 discs in each set (covers can be found on each season's page); all 32 are also in a Complete Series set that is packaged in a replica of the Tanner house; there are two types: one with the roof and one without; the one with the roof allows the roof to be removed and the box opened from the side, and the one without the roof is the cover for the entire box, allowing it to be removed to reveal the discs inside.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 22 February 8, 2005
The Complete Second Season 22 December 6, 2005
The Complete Third Season 24 April 4, 2006
The Complete Fourth Season 26 August 15, 2006
The Complete Fifth Season 26 December 12, 2006
The Complete Sixth Season 24 March 27, 2007
The Complete Seventh Season 24 August 7, 2007
The Complete Eighth Season 24 November 6, 2007
The Complete Series 22 November 6, 2007

In addition, all episodes are the original broadcasts, thus omitting Dave Coulier's syndicated repeats closing line, and thus omitting the Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution logo.

Board game

Full-House

Released during season six, Tiger Electronics made a board game based on the show, with a picture of the Tanner girls playing the game on the front of the box (right) and a picture of the game and its contents on the back, as well as photos of the girls with and without Danny, and the twins with and without Becky and Jesse. There are six "characters" in the game instead of nine; Becky and the twins are considered as one character, and Joey plays a separate character via Joke Cards; drawing one of these and reading his joke awards the player another turn. As the back of the box suggests, Joey is practicing his comedy routine but nobody is there to listen, thus the object of the game is to pick up the six other characters from various neighborhoods and locations and get them all home to their own neighborhood in time for them to listen.[19][20][21][22] Unlike most dice games that don't require exact rolls to reach destinations, the game makes two exceptions: Taking the Taxi to the Mall and/or taking the Cable Car to the Park both require exact rolls.

Electronic handheld game

Full-House-Hand-Held-Video-Game

Tiger Electronics also made a handheld game based on the show, with the player playing as Michelle. Basically, the player scores every time Michelle high-fives people, and the player must dodge everything she encounters, as everything in the Tanner house comes to life, and all of this must be done within a certain time limit. Once time ends for a particular level, the player advances to the next level.

Like many action games, if Michelle is hit, a life is lost, and when all lives are lost, the game ends.

The game's label features Michelle, Stephanie, and D.J. on the left, and Michelle alone on the right.

Dolls

Tiger Electronics also made dolls based on the characters of the show. The following were made: Rockin' Jesse, Jesse's Family, and Danny's Family. Meritus made a 15-inch talking version of Michelle which includes all of her catchphrases.[23]

Books

Djbook

Several paperback books were published featuring the characters of Michelle (40 books) and Stephanie (33) individually, and a few focus on the two together (14). They were written by various authors between 1993 and 2001.

There was also D.J.'s Family Scrapbook, Jesse's Snapshot Album (1993), a flip-over book based on D.J. and Stephanie (with Stephanie's observations on one side and D.J.'s opinions on the other), a Paper Dolls book for all three Tanner girls from Golden Books, and much more.

Trading cards

In 1991, around season four, Laffs created a set of trading cards based on the series. The cards themselves feature each of the cast members, their characters (individually and in groups), and even scenes from certain episodes.

They are packaged six to a set, and the other four cards in each set consist of two from their "sister" shows, Family Matters and Perfect Strangers.

Clothing

Fhouse catalogue photo

Also around season four, there was official clothing based on the show, including a water bottle, black sweatshirt, pink two-piece sweatsuit, and a replica of Michelle's plush pig.

Post-series

Unauthorized TV movie

In August 2015, a made-for-TV movie titled The Unauthorized Full House Story aired on Lifetime.[24] It is an unofficial behind-the-scenes drama about the show.[25] It is "unauthorized" because it was not approved by the producers and much of it is based on rumors. Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber both criticized the documentary. However, John Stamos gave a supportive tweet to the actor portraying him.[26]

Spinoff series

Main article: Fuller House

In February 2016, Fuller House premiered on Netflix. This series focuses on the combined families of D.J., Stephanie, and Kimmy in a gender-reversed version of the Full House plot. This time there is a widowed mother, her sister, and a female friend raising three boys (and a girl) rather than a widowed father, his brother-in-law, and a male friend raising three girls.

Videos

More videos

References

  1. IAMNOTASTALKER: Griffith Park from the Full House Opening Credits
  2. Full House TBS link #1
  3. Full House TBS link #2
  4. Full House TBS link #3
  5. Full House Nick at Nite link
  6. Opening credits for Plný dům (season 3) – the Czech version of Full House
  7. Closing credits to season one of フルハウス – the Japanese version of Full House
  8. Opening credits to season four of フルハウス – the Japanese version of Full House
  9. J! Archive - Show #7543, aired 2017-05-31
  10. "Making Mistakes" One-To-One PSA
  11. Alternate copy of PSA #1
  12. "Be Proud" One-To-One PSA
  13. Alternate copy of PSA #2
  14. "Sharing" One-To-One PSA
  15. Alternate copy #1 of PSA #3
  16. Alternate copy #2 of PSA #3
  17. Alternate copy #3 of PSA #3
  18. Alternate copy #4 of PSA #3
  19. Instructions for the Full House board game
  20. Instructions for the Full House board game from Hasbro.com
  21. A Board Game a Day: Full House (includes photos of the game, including one of both the front and back of the box
  22. TV's Full House Board Game (also includes photos)
  23. Early '90s Full House Dolls commercial
  24. The Unauthorized Full House Story - Lifetime
  25. ‘The Unauthorized Full House Story’: TV Review
  26. The Real 'Full House' Stars React to Lifetime's 'So Bad' Unauthorized Movie - Entertainment Tonight

See also

External Links

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.