John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on Full House (ABC), could not resist paying a visit to the San Francisco house made famous during the opening theme of Full House while he was in the area on Friday. He then posted to his Instagram account a photo of himself on the sidewalk in front of the house, amid four oblivious onlookers who either did not seem to know or care that they were temporarily sharing space with John Stamos and one of the most iconic houses in TV sitcom history.
The Full House townhouse that actor John Stamos had his photo taken in front of is currently occupied. It is also gated off, possibly to keep anyone who is aware that it was the house depicted in the TV sitcom, Full House, at a respectable distance.
John Stamos captioned the Instagram photo with the words that the people in the photo with him, who he called “these youngsters,” had “0.0 idea what they’re missing.” He added “#Fullhousehouse. #TURNAROUND.”
Full House, starring John Stamos, still airs in reruns and there has been talk of the original cast members coming together and doing a reboot of the original series. It still has remained popular and has attracted a new generation of viewers who sometimes watch it with their parents. John Stamos has, most recently, acted in the series Galavant.
Besides his recent acting stint on Galavant, John Stamos also starred on the TV series, ER, as Dr. Tony Gates, from 2006 to 2009. Also, since 2005, John Stamos has been the national spokesperson for Project Cuddle, which is, according to the official site, “a non-profit charity.” The charity aids “frightened girls and women” who are pregnant or have already given birth, to try to get them help so they will not be tempted to abandon “their newborn babies.”
The original Full House series ran on TV for eight seasons and 192 episodes, from 1987 to 1995. John Stamos’ character, Jesse, lived in the townhouse with his wife, Becky and their twin sons. The townhouse was actually owned by Jesse’s brother-in-law, Danny Tanner, who was played by Bob Saget. Danny was a widower and the father of three daughters, Michelle and Stephanie, and his older daughter, DJ. Jesse and his friend, Joey, played by Dave Coulier, who lived in the basement, helped to raise Danny’s three daughters.
The Full House TV series only used exterior shots of the San Francisco townhouse. The house was constructed in 1900 and in 2006, it sold for $1.8 million. When viewers of the sitcom saw interior scenes of what they thought was the townhouse, they were really looking at scenes shot on a Los Angeles soundstage.
John Stamos has not been the only former cast member who has stopped by the famous townhouse after the Full House series ended. In 2013, Bob Saget also stopped there and had his photo taken in front of the house.
When actor John Stamos had his photo taken in front of the original Full House townhouse in San Francisco, he was, in a way, following in the footsteps of Bob Saget. How could the actor who had played Uncle Jesse for eight seasons on Full House have resisted the photo op, since he was in the area, anyway?
The other people in the photo with John Stamos might have been oblivious that they were about to be in a photo with him in front of the original Full House townhouse, but they were immortalized, to an extent, when Stamos posted the photo on his Instagram account. Besides John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier, Full House also starred the actors Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, and Candace Cameron Bure.
Written By Douglas Cobb