Fuller House, a Netflix series that features the characters from the 90s sitcom Full House, released a full-length trailer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, and fans of the 90s sitcom are more excited than ever to see the series. Check out the trailer below.
Fuller House will be available on Netflix beginning February 26, and if the trailer is any indication, it is expected to be a big hit with viewers who were hooked on the original series 20 years ago. It portrays a grown-up Tanner family that is full of hugs and laughs as well as some of the lines for which the original series was famous. Fuller House includes all the father figures of the original series – Jessie Katsopolis (aka Uncle Jessie and played by John Stamos), Danny Tanner (played by Bob Saget), and Joey Gladstone (played by David Alan Coulier). The Fuller House trailer shows the three of them banding together to support the family and speaking a couple of those famous lines: “Cut it out,” “Have mercy,” and “How rude.”
The Fuller House trailer also includes a scene that seems to indicate that somehow Tanner daughter D.J. (played by Candace Cameron) ends up without the father of her children. The Fuller House series name is in reference to not only the larger number of inhabitants of the Tanner family home but also to D.J.’s married name, Fuller. Sister Stephanie Tanner (played by Jodie Sweetin) decides to move in to help her with her children after expressing that she feels that Jessie and the others from the older generation on the show have spent enough time raising children. It also appears that the irritating, funny, and loveable Kimmy Gibbler (played by Andrea Barber) moves in. The Fuller House trailer includes clips of some scenes in which Barber appears, and she is as funny as ever in a scene that shows she is clearly stuck in the 90s. One thing that does seem to have changed on Fuller House is the relationship between the girls. We don’t see any of the usual bickering in the trailer, so it appears that as they have grown up, they have also learned to get along better.
As mentioned by the Verge, one obvious omission from the Fuller House trailer is the character of Michelle Tanner, a part that was shared by twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in the original series. Ellen Degeneres interviewed Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber before previewing the trailer, and they say that although they don’t appear in Fuller House, they “definitely acknowledge Michelle’s presence.” When asked if they thought the twins would make a guest appearance if the series were renewed for another season, they said that “the door is always open.” In an extended Fuller House trailer that was released a few hours after The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a scene has been added that shows D.J., Kimmie, and Stephanie calling Michelle in New York. They reach her voicemail and leave her a message in which they simply say, “You got it, dude.”
Fuller House is a sequel to Full House, which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995. There were 193 episodes in total. Full House received a total of 19 award nominations and won 16 awards, some of them during its original run and some while in syndication. Some of the awards the show won are a Kids’ Choice Favorite Television Actress Award for Candace Cameron in 1994 and a Young Artist Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under Ten Award given to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in 1992.
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