Happy birthday, John Stamos!

I know, I know, John Stamos (who turns 45 today) hates that he’s remembered first and foremost as Full House‘s Uncle Jesse. But it’s not like I can help it: When I was growing up, John Stamos somehow had me convinced that a prissy biker/diva boasting a set of priorities dominated by equal parts Elvis and hair products was a legitimately compelling TV character. Looking back and realizing what an idiot I was is never much fun. I’m gonna go ahead and do it anyway. Come on, you know you remember all the words to Jesse and the Rippers’ hit single "Forever." You’re even picturing a young Jodie Sweetin, apathetically swaying while mouthing the words off-rhythm in the living room. So tack on a facial expression slightly less horrified than those of Uncle Jesse’s bewildered twin babies, and sing it with me:

I’m sure Stamos’ response to this post would run along the lines of his suggestion for young-ish viewers of the recent Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget who’d tuned in to watch Uncle Jesse help Danny Tanner find a tender way to solve one of Michelle’s problems: "Go f*** yourselves!" Oh, we will. Forehhhh-ver, yeeeeeeeahhhh.


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  • Broadway Baby

    I’m sure he’s Uncle Jesse to most of the population but he’ll always be Blackie to me. Happy Birthday!

  • Meghan

    I was watching the Roast of Bob Saget and Uncle Jesse, er, John Stamos is as hot as ever.

  • Melinda65

    There are worse things than to have the Beach Boys as your backup singers. I remember him as Blackie, too, although thanks to my daughter’s love of “Full House,” Uncle Jesse takes precedence. Happy birthday, John!

  • anthrobruin

    I definitely prefer the “rap” version when Jesse is a genie and can’t dance…!

  • Fletch

    He’s an f-ing load.

  • Drumstick

    To anthrobruin, I couldn’t agree more!! hahaha, I completely forgot about that part of the episode

  • Linda

    I watched him roast Bob Saget too. He is so smokin hot!!! and (just my opinion) the most beautiful man on God’s green earth!!!

  • vw

    John had me the minute he cut off that nasty mullet. I confess I can be a little obsessed seeing as we’re the same age and single. I missed the roast but will hopefully catch a repeat. Happy Birthday John!! The best is yet to be!

  • Dee

    Dear God Barrett, you’ve never spoken truer and more embarrassing words. I died a little inside today…but not before humming along to “Forever”. Although my fave Full House song has to be “Ooooh, Stephanie” courtesy of Tommy Page.

  • your sisters

    HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY
    TO OUR BIG BROTHER JOHN

  • Fletch

    You know, I don’t know if John actually has sisters, but I’ll bet almost anything that they wouldn’t come to the popwatch blog to wish him a happy birthday.
    That’s as lame as this old coot that claimed she was related to Waylon Jennings in an argument on an old Rascal Flatts board.

  • Susan

    Alas,we seem to forget Stamos’ ’80s “thriller” “Never too young to die” in which he battled Gene Simmons’ evil transsexual. Yes,the frontman of KISS as a drag queen. Only John Stamos can defeat him. Now there was true movie greatness.

  • Andrea

    John Sweetheart Happy 45th Birthday. I do hope that your Birthday is special. You are my # 1 in my heart forever. By the way I saw you in Hawaii I waved to say a quick hello to you. Just to say I Love You.

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