Fuller House, Full House


Fuller House has finally arrived. And when we say it has arrived, we mean it has really, seriously arrived. After months of teasers, jokes, and wishing for Olsen twins, you can finally just pull up Netflix and watch Fuller House. That's a beautiful thing—a weird thing, but a beautiful thing nonetheless.

Thinking back to more than 20 years ago, when Full House first ended, we could not have even begun to imagine a world where we would be seeing that cast in that house, making those same jokes once again. But here we are, watching John Stamos make Elvis jokes while Bob Saget grins about cleaning.

In fact, the first episode of Fuller House is basically just an incredibly surreal Full House episode, filled to the brim with as many references to the original series it was possible to fit into 35 minutes. It's a strange experience to watch. If you can't still smile while watching the original show—even as your brain is telling you it's the stupidest thing you've ever seen—then the first taste Fuller House provides is not for you. It's basically one of those Jimmy Fallon reunion sketches that goes on too long, only Jimmy Fallon forgets to show up and for some reason it involves Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) and the Kama Sutra.

Fuller House, Full House


Regardless of all of that, if Full House still hugs you in all the right places, then you were probably just as giddy as we were to see all the Tanners together again in that impossible San Francisco house, and your heart probably leapt a little bit at every nod to the original show.

Here is every Full House reference, joke, or catchphrase that could be found in the Fuller House pilot:

1. Baby Tommy is wearing an Elvis onesie as Uncle Jesse forces him to dance while singing an Elvis song

2. Joey (Dave Coulier) is wearing Bugs Bunny pajamas and making fun of Jesse in a Bullwinkle voice

3. Becky (Lori Loughlin) reminds us that she and Jesse used to live in the attic for seven years. 

4. Becky and Danny are moving to LA to host Waaaaake Up, USA! Their show used to be called Waaaaake Up, San Francisco!

5. The shaaade: When Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) asks where Michelle is, Danny explains that she's busy running her fashion empire, and the whole cast turns to stare into the camera. (Truth is, this is a believable future for Michelle.) 

6. "Hola, Tanneritos!" Kimmy's entrance is just as Gibbler as ever. "I feel like this is my house too. I was here more than my own home!"

7. Stephanie says "How rude!" less than 10 minutes in.

8. D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) and Stephanie reminisce about that time Stephanie moved into D.J.'s room, which is how the series started.

9. The guys break out some expert joint parenting when Steph and D.J. start to argue by getting them to hug it out, which was how nearly every fight on Full House ended.

Fuller House, Full House


10. Joey then uses the terrifying puppet Mr. Woodchuck to try and calm the baby. It doesn't work.

11. Danny's version of talking dirty to his wife is, "I'll bring my feather duster," and then he praises his grandson's ability to clean "at housekeeper level."

12. Steve (Scott Weinger) arrives, only to be immediately distracted by food, as Steve always was.

13. Becky reminds us that "Forever" was her and Jesse's wedding song, before he and the rest of the Rippers bless us with a performance.

14. Apparently Kimmy's second story window always looked into Danny's bedroom, which is terrifying.

15. Steve's dog is Comet Jr. Jr., the granddaughter of the Tanners' original dog, Comet (and can we just say thank you, Fuller House, for not even trying to pretend that Comet was some sort of miracle dog).

16. It took Joey nearly half an hour to show up with a crazy patterned 80s shirt and utter the only three words we wanted to hear: Cut. It. Out.

17. Jesse, Joey, Danny, D.J., and Stephanie all gathered around the baby's playpen to sing the Flintstones theme song, just like they did in the pilot.

Are we uncomfortable? Yep. Are we slightly confused about what reality this is? Indeed. But are we also super happy in a way that only revisiting our childhood could make us? You bet!

Fuller House is available to watch on Netflix. 

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