8 Reasons to Be Excited for “Fuller House”

We seem to be living in the age of nostalgia. The only thing Hollywood and television can seem to do is find ways to make “old” seem “new.” There’s no denying that the ‘90s was easily the best decade to ever happen, though. Who could forget denim overalls, frizzy bangs, big glasses, and cheesy hip-hop music? What about America’s favorite Tanner family? They’re definitely on the list of ‘90s favorites. Ever since John Stamos (hip, cool Uncle Jesse) announced the return of Full House in April 2015, it’s been a little difficult to contain the excitement. In recent news, some new photos of the spin-off were revealed, which only makes us more excited.


The show will be returning to Netflix as Fuller House with a one-hour premiere special. Though our favorites, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner) will not be returning to the reboot (though a surprise guest appearance could never hurt), originals like Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Lori Loughlin, Dave Coulier, John Stamos, Bob Saget, and more will return.

But for now, we cannot contain our excitement about the return of the Tanner Family. It’s safe to say I’ll probably binge watch the first season in at least the span of two days. Here are 15 reasons to be excited for the Full House spin-off to hit Netflix on Friday, February 26.

  1. Same fun family plot, new generation. This is where nostalgia sets in. The Tanner family had a special charm about them. They were a mix of ordinary people—a widowed dad, the cool uncle, and the silly friend. If you think the spin-off is going in a different direction, look a little harder. It will showcase D.J. Tanner (a widowed mom), Stephanie Tanner (a fun aunt), and Kimmy (the crazy best friend). The series will show their family adventures as they raise their kids together, sometimes with the help of the original adults. It will have the same fun vibe we all loved from the original series.
  2. Genuine family humor. So many television shows miss their mark when they try to be funny. Not with Full House, and I’m sure Fuller House will be no different. With the return of Joey, Jesse, and Kimmy, it’s sure to be a sarcastic, silly, hilarious spin-off. If you never thought Full House was funny, you clearly need a refresher.
  3. Nicky and Alex all grown up! Though little Michelle won’t be coming back (she’s running a fashion empire in New York. Sound familiar?), Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky aren’t letting their twins get too far. Black and Dylan Tuomy-Willhoit will be returning to reprise their roles as the adorable little blonde twins, Nicky and Alex Katsopolis. It’s going to be fun to see them all grown up and see if either of the two have a little bit of Uncle Jesse in them.
  4. The silly catchphrases. Cut-it-out. You got it dude. How rude. Have mercy.
  5. Celebrity guest stars. Full House was well-known for its celebrity guest appearances. Some of the more popular appearances included Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), The Beach Boys, Little Richard, Vanna White, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Hopefully, with John Stamos’ connections, we can see a couple more celebrity guest stars make their way onto Fuller House.
  6. The sisters. Something that made Full House very relatable and charming was the sister dynamic. Though Michelle Tanner is off doing fashionista things, there will still be that special bond between sisters D.J. and Stephanie, including best friend Kimmy.
  7. The dancing. That’s right. The dancing. It was kind of expected that at least every few episodes, there would be some sort of musical or dance number. Stephanie could always pull out the moves whenever she wanted, so maybe she’ll teach D.J. and Kimmy’s kids a thing or two.
  8. Relatable real life issues. Lastly, but certainly not least, the Full House story has always brought the audience real lift issues that we can relate to. The sisters have dealt with pressures, boys, and growing up. Uncle Jesse has managed to deal with the pressures of being a musician and working hard. Danny managed to raise three girls while trying to stay sane (with the help of some friends). We can assume that Fuller House will have that same relatable dynamic that makes the characters so easy to connect with.

Fuller House premieres on Netflix on Februrary 26. Watch the teaser.