Full House

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Full House
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Premiere September 22, 1987
Finale May 23, 1995
Creator Jeff Franklin
Network ABC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Jeff Franklin Productions
Miller/Boyett Productions
Lorimar Television
(seasons 1–7)
Warner Bros. Television
(season 8)
Seasons 8
Episodes 192
Origin USA

Full House is a television sitcom that ran on ABC from 1987 until 1995. It was produced by Jeff Franklin Productions, in association with Miller-Boyett Productions and Lorimar Television (which was subsequently bought by Warner Bros. Entertainment) and distributed by Warner Bros. Television.

The theme song "Everywhere You Look" was performed by Jesse Frederick and co-written by him and Bennett Salvay.

The premise of the show, as established in the first episode, involves a recently widowed San Francisco sportscaster (later television talk show host) Danny Tanner who is left to raise his three young daughters (D.J., Stephanie Judith and baby Michelle Elizabeth) following the death of his wife, Pam, in a car accident. He recruits his late wife's brother, Jesse, and his best friend, Joey, to help him take care of his girls. Many of the show's exploits surrounded the idea of three "swinging" bachelors trying to rein in the precocious antics of three little girls, who frequently got the best of them. Joey makes a living primarily as a stand-up comedian, Jesse as a struggling musician who originally pays the bills working for his father's exterminating company. Eventually, Danny becomes the co-host of the morning talk show "Wake Up, San Francisco" alongside Rebecca Donaldson, who soon begins dating Jesse. They marry and have twin sons, Nicky and Alex. The girls grow up considerably as the series goes on, and often argue and clash as only sisters do. The expanded family all live together in the same "full" house.

Repeats of Full House aired on NBC's daytime line-up during the summer of 1991.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
John Stamos Jesse Katsopolis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bob Saget Danny Tanner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Dave Coulier Joey Gladstone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Candace Cameron Donna Jo "D.J." Tanner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Jodie Sweetin Stephanie Tanner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Mary-Kate Olsen Michelle Tanner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ashley Olsen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Lori Loughlin Rebecca Donaldson 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Andrea Barber Kimmy Gibler 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Scott Weinger Steve Hale 5 6 7 8
Kevin Renteria Alex Katsopolis 5
Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit 6 7 8
Daniel Renteria Nicky Katsopolis 5
Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit 6 7 8
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Gary Thomas Griffin Gary 1 4 5 6 7 8
Richard Paul Mr. Strowbridge 2 3 5 6 8
John Aprea Nick Katsopolis 2 4
Yvonne Wilder Irene Katsopolis 2 4
Miko Hughes Aaron Bailey 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gail Edwards Vicky Larson 5 6 7
Jurnee Smollett Denise Frazer 5 6 7
Tahj Mowry Teddy 5 7 8
Blake McIver Ewing Derek Boyd 6 7 8
Marla Sokoloff Gia Mahan 7 8

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One September 22, 1987 May 6, 1988 22
Season Two October 14, 1988 May 5, 1989 22
Season Three September 22, 1989 May 4, 1990 24
Season Four September 21, 1990 May 3, 1991 26
Season Five September 17, 1991 May 12, 1992 26
Season Six September 22, 1992 May 18, 1993 24
Season Seven September 14, 1993 May 17, 1994 24
Season Eight September 27, 1994 May 23, 1995 24

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series November 6, 2007 32 purchase
Season Sets
The Complete First Season February 8, 2005 4 purchase
The Complete Second Season December 6, 2005 4 purchase
The Complete Third Season April 4, 2006 4 purchase
The Complete Fourth Season August 15, 2006 4 purchase
The Complete Fifth Season December 12, 2006 4 purchase
The Complete Sixth Season March 27, 2007 4 purchase
The Complete Seventh Season August 7, 2007 4 purchase
The Complete Eighth Season November 6, 2007 4 purchase

External Sites