John Stamos seems to be feeling nostalgic, but is it possible he’s being cryptic as well? Fuller House fans were thrown off Friday when the Netflix star posted a throwback photo that dates back to his days on Full House in the late ’80s/early ’90s.
Stamos, who plays his original Full House character Jesse Katsopolis on the Fuller House spinoff, posted an old promo for Full House which announced a time change to 8 p.m. on ABC’s classic TGIF lineup back in the day. In the ad, the actor is shown holding a toddler Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of little Michelle Tanner on the original Full House series. The tagline for the ad says “Changing.”
Stamos’ sweet FBF post left some Fuller House fans thoroughly confused. While some commented that they love the whole cast and are missing Lori Loughlin and the Olsen twins on the new show, others said they were still hoping for a Michelle Tanner “comeback.”
“Always felt like Michelle was the star of the show,” one fan wrote. “Michelle comeback would be pretty epic.”
But other Stamos followers wrote, “I’m confused” and “What does this picture mean?”
“On what network??” another commenter asked, to which another fan replied, “ABC in like 1990.”
When Netflix debuted Fuller House, the Olsen twins’ character Michelle Tanner was playfully addressed on-screen but has not been actually seen on the series since its debut in 2016. The famous twins opted not to appear on the spinoff of the ABC sitcom that launched them to stardom.
Stamos, who is an executive producer on Fuller House, previously told E! News he is constantly asked about the Olsens and has done everything he can to try to woo them back.
“I’ve said it,” Stamos said in 2016. “I can’t say it anymore. They’re 100 percent welcome and I would love them to do the show this year.”
Three years later, fans are still hoping for a Michelle Tanner cameo, and Fuller House’s fifth and final season would be the perfect time to get one. But fans shouldn’t get their hopes up. Three years ago, the Olsen twins famously passed on the Fuller House acting opportunity to focus on their fashion brands and other business endeavors.
In an interview at the time with Women’s World Daily, the Olsen twins claimed they didn’t even know about the reboot until Stamos announced it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Mary-Kate Olsen said she was shocked she hadn’t heard about it directly from Stamos, and Ashley said she planned to call her TV dad, Bob Saget, to get the scoop on the spinoff series.
The final season of Fuller House will be available on Netflix later this year.