An appearance from the cast of Fuller House was the highlight of The Tonight Show on Tuesday night. Jimmy Fallon put on the famous hair to become Donald Trump once again. This time, he was visited by a few familiar faces from the past to recreate a Tanner family moment.
The setting was what looked like Michelle Tanner’s bedroom on Full House. However, it wasn’t twins Ashley or Mary-Kate Olsen in the bed. It was Donald Trump, aka Jimmy Fallon, as TV Line noted. As soon as he called out “Daddy,” in pops Bob Saget. Donald tells him that he is sad, because he is afraid that he will be seen as a loser if he loses the Republican nomination.
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As soon as he tells Donald that it is okay to lose sometimes, John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) and Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey) come in to reassure him as well. The three Fuller House guys were always so good at doling out advice and reassurance, so they got into character pretty quick.
Coulier did his famous impression of Bullwinkle and used his catchphrase “Cut it out.” Stamos was in his leather jacket and doesn’t look a day older. When Stamos tries to pat Donald’s head, he was told to watch the hair. Uncle Jessie should know not to mess with the hair. Donald tells them that he doesn’t want a Clinton again in the presidency.
“I need to stay in the race. Otherwise a Clinton will be in the White House again. I mean, who wants to see something from the ’90s come back in 2016?”
Apparently everyone does, because there were plenty of cheers when the Fuller House ladies, Lori Loughlin, Candace Cameron Bure, and Jodie Sweetin, walked in to greet the Donald. Of course, you can’t leave out Kimmy Gibbler. Actress Andrea Barber barged in as always, and she acts and sounds just the same as she did 20-plus years ago.
When John Stamos asked how she got in, she told him that she went through the kitchen window. Saget told her that she can’t just come in whenever she wants. Donald then quipped that he knew exactly how to keep her out of the house.
“I know how to keep her out. We need to build a giant wall. No more Gibblers! We will ban all Gibblers until we find out what’s going on and we make her pay for it.”
Stamos then went on to explain to Donald that just because you disagree doesn’t mean that you don’t love each other. The Fuller House actor correlated that with the presidency.
“If you really want to make America great again, then you have to bring people together, not push them apart. Now we may have our disagreements from time to time but at the end of the day, we all love each other. That’s what family is about. Gosh darn it, that’s what America is about.”
His speech kind of got Aunt Becky going, because she told him that this may have been the most romantic thing that he has ever said. Lori Loughlin then plants a big, long smooch on him, after which Stamos replies with, “Have mercy!” That was probably the highlight of this Fuller House segment, as well as when the whole cast broke out in song to sing the original Full House theme song.
After all of that encouragement, Bob Saget goes on to tell Donald that if he wins and becomes president, that is great. However, if he loses, then they will be even prouder. How’s that for tough love?
This was a fun lead up to the premiere of Fuller House that pretty much everyone is excited about. The reboot focuses on Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber in their original roles, but now they are all grown up and raising their own families. The whole cast, excluding Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen, will be on hand for the premiere, which should be quite the onscreen reunion. Michelle Tanner is expected to be brought up during the show, as reported by USA Today. The cast will acknowledge that she is in New York because of her fashion business.
Fuller House premieres on Netflix on February 26. Will you be watching?
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