"Everywhere You Look, Everywhere You Go, There's a Heart , There's a Heart, A Hand to Hold on to Everywhere You Look, Everywhere You Go..." -Full House
"Have Mercy!" "How rude"! "You got it dude!" These are all common phrases from the 1980 sitcom family-series, also known as, Full House. This hilaroius family series first-aired on ABC and has produced over 192 episodes through out eight seasons. The series premiered on September 22nd, 1987 and unfortunately ended on May 23rd, 1995. A full cast of over 10 people joining the Full House family. From season to season, more people grew and expanded the friendly-tv family. There are still episodes streaming on television, but are currently not producing new episodes. (1)
The Full-House cast consists of famous actors like: John Stamos (Jesse Katsoplis, playing the role as the uncle of the three children), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner, playing the role of the father of the three girls), Candace Cameron-Bure (D.J. Tanner, Donna Jo Margaret, playing the role as the eldest of the three daughters of Danny Tanner), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner, playing the role as the middle-child), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner, both playing the role as the youngest of the three daughters), Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler, playing the role as one of the closest friends to D.J. and neighbors with the Tanner family), David Alan Coulier (Uncle Joey, playing the role as one of the "uncles" of the daughters, but is actually just a friend of Danny), Lori Laughlin (Aunt Becky, playing the role as Uncle Jesse's wife, and is also the aunt of the daughters), Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit (Nicky and Alex Katsopolis, playing the role as the two twin-children from Aunt Becky and Jesse.), and Scott Weinger (Steve Hale, playing the role as D.J.'s boyfriend in the last season). Last but not least, the Tanner family has a dog (Buddy).(2)
This is the famous theme song for the Full House series (Everywhere you look) that is played during the introduction.
(This is one of the shows' beginning intro to season four). Through out the transitions from seasons, the show intros would often change depending on how the actors looked, and also how the storyline characters would change as well.
Meet The Cast!
Full House Cast Now!
Why do I Enjoy Watching Full-House?
If you have absolutely no clue what Full House is, then you have been missing out on this exciting journey with the Tanner Family. (You have been living under a huge rock, seriously.) I have been watching this sitcom for the past couple of years. I have grown up with it, and have learned several messages from each and every episode that streamed. For example like: "Nothing comes easy in life, hard work always pays off, and it doesn't matter what other people think of you", just to name a few lessons connecting from each individual episode. The Full House series is my favorite classic television show because of several different reasons. One being because of the important messages/concepts you would receive however, I've seen how the Tanner family and my family as well, grew side by side at the same time. There would be ups and downs, happy and sad moments in both families all the time. I felt like there was always a support when I would feel discomforted, or sad, and I knew that my parents and sisters would always be there for me because, "There's a heart, there's a heart, a hand to hold onto", which was the growth of everyone in my family, that have shaped the type of person I am, side by side with watching and learning along side the Tanner family.
My favorite episode from Full House was the first episode in the entire series titled: "Our Very First Show." This episode was first aired on live television on September 22nd, 1987. (3) I've enjoyed watching and rewatching this episode several times.
Three months after a car accident kills his wife, Pam, Danny Tanner recruits his brother-in-law, Jesse, and his friend since childhood, Joey, to move in and help raise his three daughters, Stephanie, D.J. and baby Michelle. Jesse and Joey's first day as "dads" includes changing a diaper and dealing with D.J. wanting her own room instead of sharing one with Stephanie. (3)
In particular, what I have truly liked about this episode is that since this is the spin-off to the series, it explained the fundamental background information of the Tanner-Family. Another thing I liked about this episode was that, it began the whole series with an entertaining hook, which was that Danny's wife, Pam, had passed away. I think that this led the series and episode to a good direction, which was that Danny needed help/guidance in raising his three daughters.
However, my favorite part of the episode was when Uncle Joey and Jesse had noticed that Michelle needed her diaper to be changed, after they noticed her crying. At this point, Jesse and Joey were both deciding who would check if she actually needed her diaper changed. After Joey sees that Michelle needs a diaper change, they quickly rush downstairs to the kitchen to change her. After, both without having absolutely no experience in changing a baby's diaper, they have several difficulties in performing this, but did their best using kitchen utensils they had found. (I recommend you should watch this hilarious scene for yourself!)
Even though there are over 192 episodes in eight seasons, this particular episode, and moment stands out to me, out of all the rest. This stands out to me because it shows a funny, but entertaining moment/scene, where personalities are demonstrated, and shown by each individual character. With one character, and their way of being, they all play an important role into how the Tanner family is shaped.