Three and a half decades later, some of the cast are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the classic sitcom Full House. Premiering on ABC on September 22, 1987, the comedy series was created by Jeff Franklin. It follows a widower who hires two close friends to help raise three daughters in a San Francisco home. The show aired for eight seasons before ending in 1995, although it later returned for a five-season sequel series, Fuller House, on Netflix.
Thinking back to the first episode of the original show, former child star Candace Cameron Bure, who played eldest child DJ Tanner, posted a handful of Full House images to her social media accounts. She also wrote, “35 years ago my life changed for the better.”
“Today is also Full House’s 35th anniversary,” Bure also said in a video posted to his Instagram Stories. She mentions that she must have missed a fundraiser for scleroderma the night before while on location for her next film, reflecting on how late co-star Bob Saget always stood up for them for years. Bure praises the event for raising $1.2 million for the cause, which would have made Saget proud.
Jodie Sweetin also paid tribute to Saget, who died in January, with her Full House birthday post. She shared a video on her Instagram Stories of Danny Tanner giving one of his inspirational speeches to Stephanie. Sweetin also wrote “Here is 35 years of FH” and added the hashtag #besttvdadever.
According to John Stamos, Saget had also made a witty appearance at Sweetin’s wedding in July. Sharing the story recently with Entertainment Tonight, Stamos said he was in a hurry to leave the house to attend the wedding and only realized after he left that he had inadvertently put on one of the shirts. of Saget. Stamos was shocked and felt it was Saget’s way of letting them know he was there in spirit.
“I started crying when I realized that. I said, ‘Jodie, Bob’s here,'” Stamos explained.
The most complete house could arrive one day
Losing Saget was very hard on the cast, as everyone had stayed in touch over the years since the show ended. Although Saget can’t return for a potential third series, which could be called Fullest House, other cast members are open to the idea. Sweetin said last year that it would be interesting to reprise the role of Stephanie after another 10 or 20 years, perhaps as a way to give Full House a Golden Girls touch.
“I don’t know, I guess never say never,” Sweetin said on The Morning Show in Australia. “Who knows, in 10, 15, 20 years we’ll be doing Fullest House and I’ll finally be able to portray my wannabe Bea Arthur as one of the Golden Girls. »
In a separate interview with People, Kimmy Gibbler actress Andrea Barber also said of the potential third series, “It would be tough but I think Bob would like it. »
Full House can be found streaming on HBO Max.