Full House was the story of a widower, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) who needs help raising his three young daughters, D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen). He turns to his best friend, Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier)and brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos). Full House was sort of the late 80’s reboot of the classic 1950’s comedy. It was the standard family sitcom, but also represented the modern era with men taking a larger role in what was once considered to be women’s work.
Is it corny and predictable? Yes. Does it have the “very special episodes” and the sappy music that tells the audience that the child is about to learn a lesson? Of course. But it is also a show about a family and that is where the audience is hooked. We all have families and we can relate to the family we are watching on-screen.
Happy 30th anniversary, Full House.