Have mercy! Everywhere you look there are rumors about a Full House revival.
TV Guide reported John Stamos, who played heartthrob Uncle Jesse, is leading the charge to provide a new take on the classic 1990s family show with Warner Bros. TV. Stamos has an ownership stake in the series.
“The legacy is so important to us. Every year, it gets deeper and more important to everybody. We just have to do it right,” Stamos said on Watch What Happens Live in January. “We’re sort of working on a twist on a sequel, but we don’t know if it’s going to happen yet or not.”
While the rumors have swelled since then, there is some consensus as to who would be involved in the project: original executive producer Bob Boyett, creator Jeff Franklin, Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler).
Famed twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner on the show, have been absent from previous get-togethers like the cast’s 25th anniversary celebration. More importantly, they have seemingly left acting since 2004, with the exception of Mary-Kate’s eight-episode run on Weeds.
Neither Lori Loughlin (Rebecca Katsopolis) nor Scott Weinger (Steve Hale) is rumored to be attached, though I’m sure we all agree that a revived Full House without Rebecca and Steve would not be as satisfactory.
Revivals of fan-favorite shows can go both ways. How do they live up to what made us love them? Can they rekindle the magic in not only the acting but also the writing? Is it worth it to possibly tarnish our fond memories with an attempt at renewing something from the past?
Will it still be cute when Stephanie says “How rude?” I doubt it.
To help make this revival successful, I’ve thought up five storylines that should definitely be a part of the new Full House:
- In the series finale, Michelle lost her memory after falling off her horse. Though she did regain her memory, the revival needs to address how that could have affected her mentally. Maybe she develops a split personality and then both Mary-Kate and Ashley could be involved in the revival.
- Kimmy was known for her eccentric style, but she has gone on to form a very successful clothing line called Kammy, in reference to the name those junior high girls mistakenly called her. She uses the name as a symbol of her growth from a quirky nobody to one of the leading names in fashion. The episode will focus on the Tanner clan getting used to treating Kimmy as a contributing member of society.
- D.J. and Steve have obviously gotten married — because I refuse to accept any other fate for them — and are taking the place of Jesse and Rebecca as the married couple with kids that lives in the attic. This is when someone from the local government finally addresses the issue that they have way too many people living in the house and one section of the family has to go in order to accommodate safety standards.
- When Wake Up, San Francisco is canceled, Danny tries to adapt to the modern world and start a video blog all about cleaning products, especially vacuums.
- Jesse signs The Smash Club over to Stephanie to further encourage her love of music, even if her talent is rather lacking and Girl Talk never took off. She learns the challenges of being the boss and finally gets a moment to shine.