The first official teaser for Netflix’s Fuller House has been released. Although the excitement and buzz surrounding the reboot of the hit ’90s series, Full House, could not be greater, the teaser has been met with a mixture of emotions. In particular, fans were quick to point out the absence of the original dog in the series, Comet.
According to Us Weekly, many fans have expressed their disappointment and sadness that the show introduced a new dog in the trailer as a replacement for Comet, the show’s original golden retriever. To make matters worse, the new Comet is also a golden retriever and looks eerily similar to Comet.
In the original series, which aired from 1987 to 1995, Comet was a mainstay on the show, and even appeared in the opening sequence next to Michelle Tanner (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). In the new promo clip, a new version of Comet is seen waiting inside the front door while D.J. (Candice Cameron Bure), Uncle Joey (Dave Coulier) and Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) get ready to make their entrance.
Following the release of the teaser, many fans took to social media to express their take on Comet’s replacement. For most fans, seeing a new puppy in the house freaked them out. “The sad moment when you realize that they don’t have the same dog anymore and that Comet is dead,” one Twitter user wrote. “Loved the #FullerHouse teaser. But Comet is certainly dead. Who is this new dog?” another fan posted on Twitter.
To others, the fact that the show included a new dog left them feeling deeply saddened by the fate of the original Comet. “The #FullerHouse trailer just depressed the crap out of me–mainly because I have to accept the fact that Comet has been dead for years,” one Twitter user noted.
At the same time, some fans were excited by the prospects of a new pet in the house. “So with the New #FullerHouse teaser, Though excited, I got more excited to see another Comet 2.0,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Although the dog that played Comet has been dead for a number of years now, his success on Full House is only part of the story. In fact, the dog also made an appearance in the 1997 film, Air Bud.
Meanwhile, apart from the news surrounding Comet, Los Angeles Times is reporting that the new teaser has a certain creepy vibe to it. Part of this has to do with the background music included in the clip, which is Miranda Lambert’s single, “The House That Built Me.”
Also, the fact that the house looks profoundly empty does much to make the teaser come off as a little eery. In fact, fans never get to see any of the cast members, besides the new dog, in action. Instead, they remain hidden behind the front doors of the house that time has clearly forgotten.
Fuller House is set to see the return of a number of the original show’s cast members, including Saget, Stamos, Coulier, Bure Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin. While the original series focused on the lives of Danny Tanny and his family, the reboot will center on D.J.’s life since the show ended.
In a similar story as her father, D.J. is a widowed mother of three who moves back in with her dad in order to get help raising her kids. D.J. is joined by her longtime friend Kimmy, who also moves in order to help her best friend cope with her new life.
Fuller House is set premiere its first season February 26 on Netflix, check out the trailer below.
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