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This article is about the American television series. Full House_sentence_0

For other uses, see Full house. Full House_sentence_1

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Full HouseFull House_header_cell_0_0_0
GenreFull House_header_cell_0_1_0 SitcomFull House_cell_0_1_1
Created byFull House_header_cell_0_2_0 Jeff FranklinFull House_cell_0_2_1
StarringFull House_header_cell_0_3_0 Full House_cell_0_3_1
Theme music composerFull House_header_cell_0_4_0 Full House_cell_0_4_1
Opening themeFull House_header_cell_0_5_0 "Everywhere You Look" by Jesse FrederickFull House_cell_0_5_1
Ending themeFull House_header_cell_0_6_0 "Everywhere You Look" (instrumental)Full House_cell_0_6_1
ComposersFull House_header_cell_0_7_0 Jesse Frederick

Bennett SalvayFull House_cell_0_7_1

Country of originFull House_header_cell_0_8_0 United StatesFull House_cell_0_8_1
Original languageFull House_header_cell_0_9_0 EnglishFull House_cell_0_9_1
No. of seasonsFull House_header_cell_0_10_0 8Full House_cell_0_10_1
No. of episodesFull House_header_cell_0_11_0 192 (list of episodes)Full House_cell_0_11_1
ProductionFull House_header_cell_0_12_0
Executive producersFull House_header_cell_0_13_0 Full House_cell_0_13_1
ProducersFull House_header_cell_0_14_0 Full House_cell_0_14_1
Camera setupFull House_header_cell_0_15_0 Videotape; Multi-cameraFull House_cell_0_15_1
Running timeFull House_header_cell_0_16_0 21–25 minutesFull House_cell_0_16_1
Production companiesFull House_header_cell_0_17_0 Jeff Franklin Productions

Miller-Boyett Productions Lorimar-Telepictures (1987–1988) (season 1) Lorimar Television (1988–1993) (seasons 2–6) Warner Bros. Television (1993–1995) (seasons 7–8)Full House_cell_0_17_1

DistributorFull House_header_cell_0_18_0 Warner Bros. Television DistributionFull House_cell_0_18_1
ReleaseFull House_header_cell_0_19_0
Original networkFull House_header_cell_0_20_0 ABCFull House_cell_0_20_1
Picture formatFull House_header_cell_0_21_0 480i (4:3 SDTV)Full House_cell_0_21_1
Original releaseFull House_header_cell_0_22_0 September 22, 1987 (1987-09-22) –

May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23)Full House_cell_0_22_1

ChronologyFull House_header_cell_0_23_0
Followed byFull House_header_cell_0_24_0 Fuller House (2016–20)Full House_cell_0_24_1

Full House is an American television sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. Full House_sentence_2

The show chronicles the events of widowed father Danny Tanner who enlists his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and best friend Joey Gladstone to help raise his three daughters, eldest D.J. Full House_sentence_3 , middle child Stephanie and youngest Michelle in his San Francisco home. Full House_sentence_4

It aired from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995, broadcasting eight seasons and 192 episodes. Full House_sentence_5

While never a critical favorite, the series was consistently in the Nielsen Top 30 (from 1988 onward) and continues to gain even more popularity in syndicated reruns, and is also aired internationally. Full House_sentence_6

One of the producers, Dennis Rinsler, called the show "The Brady Bunch of the 1990s". Full House_sentence_7

For actor Dave Coulier, the show represented a "G-rated dysfunctional family". Full House_sentence_8

A sequel series, Fuller House, premiered on Netflix on February 26, 2016, and its fifth and final season concluded on June 2, 2020. Full House_sentence_9

Plot summary Full House_section_0

After the death of his wife Pam, sports anchor Danny Tanner recruits his brother-in-law (Pam's younger brother) Jesse, a rock musician, and his best friend since childhood, Joey, who works as a stand-up comedian, to help raise his three young daughters—DJ, Stephanie and Michelle. Full House_sentence_10

Over time, the three men, as well as the girls, bond and become closer to one another. Full House_sentence_11

In season two, Danny is reassigned from his duties as sports anchor by his television station to become co-host of a new local breakfast TV show, Wake Up, San Francisco, and is teamed up with Nebraska native Rebecca Donaldson. Full House_sentence_12

Jesse and Rebecca ("Becky") eventually fall in love and get married in season four. Full House_sentence_13

In season five, Becky gives birth to twin sons, Nicholas ("Nicky") and Alexander ("Alex"). Full House_sentence_14

Main cast Full House_section_1

Main article: List of Full House and Fuller House characters Full House_sentence_15

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Production Full House_section_2

Casting Full House_section_3

The producers' first choice to play the character of Danny Tanner was Bob Saget. Full House_sentence_16

Saget was not available to appear in the pilot due to his commitment as an on-air contributor to CBS's The Morning Program. Full House_sentence_17

The producers instead cast actor John Posey to play Danny. Full House_sentence_18

Posey only appeared in the unaired pilot (which is included on the DVD release of Season 1). Full House_sentence_19

John Stamos's character was originally named Jesse Cochran; Stamos reportedly wanted his character to better reflect his Greek heritage, so producers decided to change the character's surname to Katsopolis (beginning with season two). Full House_sentence_20

To comply with child labor laws, twins Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen were cast to alternate in the role of Michelle during tapings. Full House_sentence_21

The girls were jointly credited as "Mary Kate Ashley Olsen" in seasons two through seven because the producers did not want audiences to know that the Michelle character was played by twins. Full House_sentence_22

The sisters occasionally appeared together in fantasy sequences. Full House_sentence_23

That made Full House one of the only shows on TV where a baby character grew up in front of the cameras, with viewers witnessing all the development stages of the twin actresses. Full House_sentence_24

Saget recalled he would often get complaints from the child actors' moms because he wouldn't watch his language while on stage. Full House_sentence_25

Jodie Sweetin was spotted in a guest spot on the show Valerie. Full House_sentence_26

Lori Loughlin was hired in 1988 for a six-episode romance plot with "Uncle Jesse" but ended up staying until the end of the show. Full House_sentence_27

All seven of the original cast members remained with the show through its entire eight-year run, with five characters added to the main cast along the way. Full House_sentence_28

D.J.'s best friend Kimmy was a recurring character in seasons one through four, who was upgraded to a regular in season five. Full House_sentence_29

Rebecca originally appeared for six episodes in season two; producers decided to expand her role and made her a regular the following season. Full House_sentence_30

After marrying Jesse, they have twins Nicky and Alex, who make their debut in season five. Full House_sentence_31

As babies, the children were played by Daniel and Kevin Renteria, and in season six, the roles of the twins were succeeded by Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit. Full House_sentence_32

The last main character added was Steve Hale, who was D.J.'s boyfriend in seasons six and seven. Full House_sentence_33

He was played by Scott Weinger. Full House_sentence_34

Taping Full House_section_4

The series was created by Jeff Franklin and executive produced by Franklin, along with Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett. Full House_sentence_35

The series was produced by Jeff Franklin Productions and Miller-Boyett Productions, in association with Lorimar-Telepictures (1987–1988), Lorimar Television (1988–1993), and then by Warner Bros. Television (1993–1995) after Lorimar was folded into Warner Bros.'s existing television production division. Full House_sentence_36

Although the series was set in San Francisco, the sitcom itself was taped at the Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles. Full House_sentence_37

Outside of certain excerpts in the opening title sequences, including Alamo Square Park's Painted Ladies, the only episode to have actually been taped in San Francisco was the first episode of season eight, "Comet's Excellent Adventure". Full House_sentence_38

There were also a few episodes which were filmed on-location elsewhere, most notably Hawaii in the season three premiere "Tanner's Island", and at Walt Disney World for the two-part sixth-season finale "The House Meets the Mouse". Full House_sentence_39

The series experienced heavy turnover with its writing staff throughout its run. Full House_sentence_40

The first season in particular had at least three writing staff changes, with Lenny Ripps (who remained with the show until the early part of the fourth season, by then serving as a creative consultant) and Russell Marcus being the only writers surviving the changes through the entire season. Full House_sentence_41

Show creator and executive producer Jeff Franklin was the only writer to remain with the series throughout its entire eight-season run (Franklin also wrote and directed several episodes during the first five seasons). Full House_sentence_42

Marc Warren and Dennis Rinsler joined the series' writing staff in the second season as producers and remained with the show until its 1995 cancellation; Warren and Rinsler took over as head writers by season five and assumed showrunning duties as executive producers for the sixth season to allow Franklin to focus on Hangin' With Mr. Cooper (Full House served as Cooper's lead-in when the former aired on Tuesday nights during the 1992–93 season). Full House_sentence_43

Theme song Full House_section_5

The show's theme song, "Everywhere You Look", was performed by Jesse Frederick, who co-wrote the song with writing partner Bennett Salvay and series creator Jeff Franklin. Full House_sentence_44

Various instrumental versions of the theme song were used in the closing credits; the version used during seasons three through eight was also used in the opening credits in some early syndication runs, although the song was almost always truncated to the chorus for broadcast. Full House_sentence_45

Seasons one through five used a longer version of the theme song. Full House_sentence_46

In syndicated airings, the line "you miss your old familiar friends, but waiting just around the bend" replaced the lines starting with "how did I get delivered here, somebody tell me please..." (after ABC Family acquired the series in 2003, it became the first television outlet to air the long versions of the theme since the series' ABC run, which were included only in select episodes from the first five seasons, whereas the full version was used in most episodes during those seasons). Full House_sentence_47

Hallmark Channel reruns have used four different cuts of the theme song, including the full version. Full House_sentence_48

Cross-marketing Full House_section_6

ABC used the show to launch other sitcom hits such as Home Improvement, Family Matters and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. Full House_sentence_49

The actor Dave Coulier sold the Mr. Woodchuck puppet he made on the show to the toy store Toys "R" Us. Full House_sentence_50

Episodes Full House_section_7

Main article: List of Full House episodes Full House_sentence_51

Full House originally aired on Fridays from September 1987 to August 1991, which spanned the show's first four seasons, and later became the flagship program of ABC's newly launched TGIF block in September 1989. Full House_sentence_52

The show was briefly moved to Tuesdays during the 1987–88 season and then aired twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays for a few months in order to help the series build an audience. Full House_sentence_53

It remained on Fridays permanently for the next three seasons, as the show's ratings increased. Full House_sentence_54

Full House was moved to Tuesdays full-time for season five and remained there until the series ended in 1995. Full House_sentence_55

While the show's first season was not very successful, finishing 71st that year, mostly because it was a new series placed in an 8 p.m. Eastern timeslot (most freshman series start out in protected time slots preceded by successful lead-ins), the show quickly became popular during its second season as it was placed immediately following the established hit show Perfect Strangers (which was also produced by Tom Miller and Bob Boyett). Full House_sentence_56

From season three onwards, it was ranked among Nielsen's Top 30 shows (a ratings increase which allowed the series to move back to Fridays at 8 p.m.). Full House_sentence_57

By the fourth season, the series jumped to the Top 20 and remained there until the seventh season (the series peaked at the top ten during seasons five and six). Full House_sentence_58

In 1995, despite the fact the show was still rated in the top 25, ABC announced that it was canceling the show after eight seasons due to the increasing costs of producing the series. Full House_sentence_59

By the end of the show, the average cost of one episode was $1.3 million. Full House_sentence_60

Plans to move Full House to The WB network fell through. Full House_sentence_61

The one-hour series finale was watched by 24.3 million viewers, ranking No. Full House_sentence_62

7 for the week and attracting a 14.6 household rating and a 25 percent audience share. Full House_sentence_63

U.S. syndication Full House_section_8

Critical reception Full House_section_9

Despite the show's popularity, critics' reviews for Full House were mostly negative in the show's early years but became more positive in later years. Full House_sentence_64

The first season holds an aggregate score of 31/100 ("Generally unfavorable reviews") on Metacritic. Full House_sentence_65

In Slate, Willa Paskin referred to the series as "a hackneyed and saccharine family sitcom". Full House_sentence_66

Isaac Feldberg opined that it was "archetypally average, hiding behind a ubiquitous laugh track and obnoxiously on-the-nose life lessons." Full House_sentence_67

Reunions Full House_section_10

During Bob Saget's final season as host of America's Funniest Home Videos, six other Full House cast alumni (John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, and Lori Loughlin) reunited on the May 9, 1997, episode (the episode which preceded Saget's final episode as host of that series). Full House_sentence_68

In a December 2008 news story, it was reported that John Stamos was planning a reunion movie. Full House_sentence_69

This idea was quickly withdrawn, because reportedly most of the cast was not interested. Full House_sentence_70

In 2009, Stamos announced that a feature film based on the show was still planned. Full House_sentence_71

Stamos told The New York Daily News, "I'm working on a movie idea, but it wouldn't be us playing us. Full House_sentence_72

I'm not 100% sure, but it would probably take place in the first few years." Full House_sentence_73

Stamos posited Steve Carell and Tracy Morgan for the roles of Danny and Joey respectively. Full House_sentence_74

In 2012, eight of the Full House cast members reunited in Los Angeles for their 25th anniversary. Full House_sentence_75

Publicists for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen said that they "weren't able to attend, given their work schedules." Full House_sentence_76

On July 19, 2013, the original Jesse and the Rippers (the band which Jesse Katsopolis served as frontman until he was voted out in season 8) reunited on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Full House_sentence_77

The group performed a medley of covers including the Beach Boys' "Forever," Elvis Presley's "Little Sister," "Hippy Hippy Shake", and ending with the Full House theme "Everywhere You Look". Full House_sentence_78

Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin made cameo appearances. Full House_sentence_79

In January 2014, Saget, Stamos, and Coulier appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Full House_sentence_80

They each reprised their characters, while Fallon dressed in child's pajamas in a bed framed by four gigantic pencils, similar to Michelle Tanner's bed from the show. Full House_sentence_81

Saget, Stamos, and Coulier said some of their famous catchphrases from the show, as well as singing "The Teddy Bear" song. Full House_sentence_82

Stamos, Saget and Coulier also appeared together in a 2014 commercial for Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt (for which Stamos serves as spokesperson) that debuted during Super Bowl XLVIII, days after their appearance on Late Night. Full House_sentence_83

Spin-off series Full House_section_11

Main article: Fuller House (TV series) Full House_sentence_84

In August 2014, reports circulated that Warner Bros. Television was considering a series spin-off. Full House_sentence_85

John Stamos, who has an ownership stake in the show, headed up the attempt to get the series back into production. Full House_sentence_86

Netflix closed a deal to produce a 13-episode sequel series tentatively titled Fuller House, with many of the original series cast members reprising their roles. Full House_sentence_87

Notably, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen both declined to reprise the role of Michelle in the first season, although the creators and producers said they could still possibly appear in future seasons. Full House_sentence_88

Stamos would guest star as well and serve as producer. Full House_sentence_89

Filming began on July 25, 2015. Full House_sentence_90

Like the original series, the show is set in San Francisco. Full House_sentence_91

The original series idea was focused on D.J., a veterinarian struggling to raise three boys after her firefighter husband Tommy Fuller is killed in the line of duty; Stephanie, who is aspiring to become a musician; and Kimmy, who is a party planner and a single mother to a teenage daughter, Ramona. Full House_sentence_92

The show's premise follows one similar to the original series when Stephanie makes plans to put her career on hold for a while and move in with D.J. to help take care of her children. Full House_sentence_93

Almost immediately afterward, Kimmy makes the same offer for her and Ramona to move in and help out. Full House_sentence_94

Netflix premiered the series on February 26, 2016, with the premiere episode featuring a Tanner family reunion. Full House_sentence_95

After five seasons, the series concluded on June 2, 2020. Full House_sentence_96

Other media Full House_section_12

Home media Full House_section_13

Warner Home Video released all eight seasons of the series on DVD in Region 1 between 2005 and 2007. Full House_sentence_97

A complete series box-set containing all 192 episodes was released on November 6, 2007. Full House_sentence_98

As of 2016, the complete series is available for purchase via online retailers such as Amazon. Full House_sentence_99

Additionally, all seasons + the complete series were also released in Region 4 and only the first four seasons were released on DVD in Region 2. Full House_sentence_100

Full House_table_general_1

TitleFull House_header_cell_1_0_0 Region 1Full House_header_cell_1_0_1 Region 2Full House_header_cell_1_0_2 Region 4Full House_header_cell_1_0_3
The Complete First SeasonFull House_cell_1_1_0 February 8, 2005Full House_cell_1_1_1 2007Full House_cell_1_1_2 November 16, 2005Full House_cell_1_1_3
The Complete Second SeasonFull House_cell_1_2_0 December 6, 2005Full House_cell_1_2_1 2007Full House_cell_1_2_2 April 5, 2006Full House_cell_1_2_3
The Complete Third SeasonFull House_cell_1_3_0 April 4, 2006Full House_cell_1_3_1 2007Full House_cell_1_3_2 August 9, 2006Full House_cell_1_3_3
The Complete Fourth SeasonFull House_cell_1_4_0 August 15, 2006Full House_cell_1_4_1 2007Full House_cell_1_4_2 September 5, 2007Full House_cell_1_4_3
The Complete Fifth SeasonFull House_cell_1_5_0 December 12, 2006Full House_cell_1_5_1 N/AFull House_cell_1_5_2 June 3, 2014Full House_cell_1_5_3
The Complete Sixth SeasonFull House_cell_1_6_0 March 27, 2007Full House_cell_1_6_1 N/AFull House_cell_1_6_2 June 3, 2014Full House_cell_1_6_3
The Complete Seventh SeasonFull House_cell_1_7_0 August 7, 2007Full House_cell_1_7_1 N/AFull House_cell_1_7_2 June 3, 2014Full House_cell_1_7_3
The Complete Eighth SeasonFull House_cell_1_8_0 November 6, 2007Full House_cell_1_8_1 N/AFull House_cell_1_8_2 June 3, 2014Full House_cell_1_8_3
The Complete SeriesFull House_cell_1_9_0 November 6, 2007Full House_cell_1_9_1 N/AFull House_cell_1_9_2 June 3, 2014Full House_cell_1_9_3

Book series Full House_section_14

Russian adaptation Full House_section_15

In 2006, Full House was one of a group of Warner Brothers properties licensed to Moscow-based network STS for adaptation to Russian. Full House_sentence_101

The show, Topsy-Turvy House followed the plots of the American version with changes to accommodate cultural differences. Full House_sentence_102

It ran for two seasons, beginning in 2009. Full House_sentence_103

The Unauthorized Full House Story Full House_section_16

On August 22, 2015, a television movie called The Unauthorized Full House Story was first released by Lifetime. Full House_sentence_104

It tells the behind-the-scenes story of the series. Full House_sentence_105

Awards and nominations Full House_section_17

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full House.