There’s something about goofy family sitcoms that really tickles us. We’ve been thinking about Modern Family of late (with the show’s sixth season premiering tonight), and at the same time getting nostalgic about our childhood favorite, Full House. If we were children now, would we hold the extended Pritchett clan in the same esteem as we once did the Tanner household? Would we religiously DVR episodes and watch them over and over again until the dialogue became so familiar we could recite it in our sleep? Most importantly, which of the two shows would win in a fight? Read more…
On John Stamos‘ 51st birthday, we’re asking one of life’s more pressing questions: Is he perfect? We think we probably already know the answer to this question — this IS Uncle Jesse we’re talking about — but we also think it’s best to provide some proof. Yes, we’re using that full head of hair, those piercing baby blues, and his cheeky grin as evidence. Read more…
Full House’s Danny Tanner will always be our ideal sitcom dad, but jokes about how Bob Saget diapered the Olsen Twins when they were infants is really damaging the fantasy. Praising Mary-Kate and Ashley as “incredibly loving and generous,” Bob then reminisces “The joke I have with them is that I diapered them. They were three months old and doing the show and I also had a baby and there was a time when I knew how to diaper them really quickly. Of course, I had permission.” We don’t care if he had written permission from President Ronald Reagan, this still makes us super uncomfortable. Meanwhile, we’re sure the Olsens are just thrilled that their TV dad is bragging about helping with their diaper rash.
When asked if minded that he’ll be remembered primarily for his signature dad role, Saget argued “I don’t know if that’s true. What happens if I explode on the street and they say it’s ‘American’s Funniest Death’? It could be the video show or it could be a new show.” Well…it’ll probably be that exploding thing, if that actually happens. Sure, we all loved ABC’s TGIF line-up, but being splattered with exploding-person parts would make some serious headlines. [Photo: Getty Images]
The A&E upfronts for the network’s upcoming 2010-2011 season were chock full of people we thought would be blissfully living in obscurity by now. Alas, there are more than enough actor/singer/comedians out there willing to do a reality show to cling to what fame they have left and they are all on A&E this year. Lest you think we’d be rid of Tony Danza, Bob Saget, William Shatner and David Hasselhoff by now, you are sorely mistaken.
Saget will be appearing in a travel show called Strange Days With Bob Saget, where the comedian will travel in search of “subcultures on which to riff,” which sounds to us like he’s going to look for like, tanorexic vegans who live in treehouses and then make fun of them. David Hasselhoff’s unnamed new show will feature his daughters’ and their attempts at music careers (paging Brooke and Hulk Hogan). And Danza will star in Teach: Tony Danza which chronicles Danza’s aspirations to teach high school. As much as we’re lamenting the death of scripted television, we’d still rather watch any of these than have to sit through an episode of Full House.
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