Unless you've been living under a row house in San Francisco, you probably know Fuller House is set to hit Netflix Friday. Oh, and in case you were born after 1995, Fuller House is a reboot of Full House, a sitcom that basically defined the late '80s and early '90s. Like the original version, the new one stars John Stamos, Bob Saget, David Coulier, and Candace Cameron (now Candace Cameron Bure), but will not feature twins Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen.
To get fans pumped up for the debut, the hunky uncle Jesse, a.k.a. John Stamos, posted a vintage clip of himself with the twins, who played his nieces, to his Instagram feed. In the video, we see the star embrace the little actresses, who co-starred as Michelle Tanner in the original series, during down time at a shoot in Hawaii.
Cameron Bure also shared a clip from that shoot to her Facebook page, during which she calls her Uncle Jesse "nerd boy." Um, not to the rest of the world, who basically fell in love with "nerd boy" circa 1990; even in those neon green swim trunks.
Meanwhile, Stamos claims he came up with the plot point that Michelle Tanner is building a fashion empire in New York so she couldn't be with them in San Franciso: "It was my idea. We were playing around with jokes, you know, it's not meant to be a diss. It's just kind of like, 'Oh!'"
There is truth to the joke, as the twins run fashion lines The Row and Elizabeth and James, and said the production schedule for Fuller House would conflict with their obligations there. Also, according to the show's executive producer Bob Boyett, "Mary-Kate said, 'It would have to be me because Ash doesn't want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us.'"
Even without the Olsen twins, the show is probably going to be watched by every 20- and 30-something in America. Even my husband admitted he has to watch, even if it's just to see how bad it is.
Will you be streaming Fuller House?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.