John Stamos of Fuller House has probably been in TV comedy longer than most. Back in the 80s, his trademark smile and hair made him an instant star with the ladies. Full House didn’t depend on just him to keep the show running, though.
Alongside Uncle Jesse were the other two parts of the comedy trinity, Joey (Dave Coulier) and Danny Tanner (Bob Saget). Dave was a relative newcomer to the spotlight, whose regular references to the classic cartoon Popeye got him labeled as the show’s “class clown.” It was rumored about a decade later that Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” was written about him after their breakup.
Bob Saget had gained fame for a very different reason. His solo comedy style is the exact opposite of his straight-laced “neat freak” Full House alter ego. As a comedian on stage, Saget was known for his ultra-raunchy humor.
Also joining John Stamos on Fuller House are four actresses who gained fame from their previous show, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, and Lori Loughlin. Noticeably absent from the roster of Full House are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, but it isn’t because they weren’t invited. A while back, the twins had sworn off TV and movies to focus on their fashion careers, and some have speculated it was also because they hadn’t made any movies or video games anybody wanted to see in their post-Full House lives.
It may be just as well that Mary-Kate and Ashley have adamantly left show business, since the first time had led them both down some embarrassing paths. TV fame might not be what they need now.
Another young actor has instead been “Grandfathered” into the business by John Stamos of Fuller House. Admittedly, Josh Peck hasn’t been around quite as long as the Olsen sisters (excluding Elizabeth, co-star of Godzilla and Avengers: Age of Ultron), but he does have his own long-running TV series. Drake & Josh is about two boys who suddenly become step-brothers, and they are almost nothing alike. The Nickelodeon show gave Josh Peck the boost he needed to be a household name, and now he’s revealed that he got advice from an even bigger TV veteran.
Fox News reports that Peck was advised to stay looking his best at all times.
“‘Be classic. [John Stamos] has such an appreciation and love for the classics and the great actors and actresses that have come before him, and he is always in suit and looking his best. I look up to that.”
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It is unknown if Peck will be given a cameo appearance with John Stamos on Fuller House, but if he did, he does have something else in common with him. Both of them have worked with famous twins. On Grandfathered, he deals with the duality of Layla and Emelia Golfieri, who both play Edie, much like Mary-Kate and Ashley both played Michelle Tanner.
Josh Peck says he owes a lot to John Stamos of Fuller House, as well as Nickelodeon for giving him the start he needed.
“I think just how to be able to be physical and free and the great rhythms of comedy and I’m so honored to have come from that show and have it be a part of so many people’s childhoods so I get to carry that to all my jobs.”
The two have already been on the screen together in Grandfathered, as a bachelor (John Stamos) who discovers he actually has a son (Josh Peck), who in turn has a daughter. Sharing the screen is likely to help Peck launch his career even further and help him escape the usual “child star syndrome” which plagues most of them.
What do you think of John Stamos of Fuller House and Josh Peck of Drake & Josh working together in Grandfathered?
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