'Full House' Remake? You got it (maybe), dude!

Have mercy! The Tanner clan might be returning to primetime. Full House‘s Candace Cameron Bure (a.k.a. eldest daughter D.J.) recently told OK! Magazine that her on-screen uncle, the perfectly coiffed John Stamos, is working on a "semi-remake" of the ’90s sitcom. "I know it would involve me and Jodie Sweetin [who played middle daughter Stephanie]. We would revive our characters, but today, as young women."

Sounds a bit like the ill-fated ’80s sitcom Brady Brides, no? And just as viewers couldn’t have cared less about the lives of Marcia and Jan post-bell bottoms and broken noses, I have a feeling few will be invested in the fate of the eldest two Tanner tykes either. In both cases, the strength of the original series lied in its ensemble casts. While some characters may have stood out (Marcia on BB and little Michelle on FH), at the end of the day, we watched because we cared about the entire family (no word yet on whether FH‘s other cast members have been asked to reprise roles), and D.J. and Stephanie were hardly compelling enough characters to warrant any type of spin-off or extra focus.

I also have a hard time imagining today’s 20- and 30-something fans of the original (myself included) tuning into a sunshiny, feel-good remake when most of our TV consumption is made up of more titillating fare like Gossip Girl, Lost, or even the 90210 redux (starring Stamos’ Full House wife Lori Loughlin). Perhaps if D.J. became an alcoholic and Stephanie a struggling actress battling an eating disorder, I might tune in.

Maybe I’m just being too cynical. What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you thrilled about the possibility of a Full House remake? Are there characters you’d rather see in the series besides D.J. and Stephanie (like the Olsen twins’ Michelle and Stamos’ Uncle Jesse rockin’ as Sonny and Cher in the clip below)? And how old do you feel knowing the actors who played Jesse’s twins (Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit) are 18?!?

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  • I Got Soul

    No Thanks!

  • LL

    Yes, totally. I have such a soft spot for that show;I am on board 100%. I do think that a typical sitcom isn’t the right way to go – but they could make it an hour-long family drama and it would probably get some viewers.

  • Me

    I don’t think the show would work…

  • Heather

    I am pretty nastalgic so I want to care. I did tune in to watch Brady Brides and wanted desperately to like it, but recognized it was crapola. So I would watch this and hope against hope that it would be a good show.

  • hanna

    I am the biggest FH freak I know and love this idea… but it should just be a TV movie with ALL the original cast. D.J. should be preggers, Steph should be getting married, Michelle (played by Ashley Olsen ONLY (sorry, MK) will have a hot new boy toy played by Zac Efron. Though in a surprise twist, we learn she’s sharing that boy toy with Nikki, her little cousin… and Alex should have a drug problem. As for the adults, Danny and Vikki should be married, Jesse and Becky divorced, but reconcile in the movie, and Joey should be a famous comedian… Phew… I’ve been waiting for this for a while.

  • Mere

    I’m a full house geek so I’d probably watch the first one.

  • Anonymous

    Two words..Kimmy Gibler!!!

  • Elle

    I say go for it. It can’t possibly be worse than half the junk on tv today. At least that show might be slightly representative of real people lives.

  • Clayton

    I was just telling my friend the other day about the Brady Brides; I loved that show, and I would definitely give this a chance. I can’t get enough Full House.

  • Christina

    I loved Full House as a kid. You never know, a remake could work. A reality show of Jodie Sweetin’s real life drama might draw in more viewers though

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  • Anonymous

    I want Kimmy Gibbler and Steve, DJ’s hott boyfriend AKA the voice of Aladdin. We also need some Comet action (that dog is probably dead or on his deathbed). Would like to see some of Michelle’s friends too. That little black girl, that little black boy, that boy who said “boys have penises, girls have vaginas” in “Kindergarten Cop”, and last, but not least, that little show choir fairy boy who did a kick-@ss “Yankee Doodle Dandy” number. I bet he is on Broadway and I think that he should be Michelle’s boyfriend that Nikki also dates. Awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Also need to give a shout out to Mr Bear and Mr Woodchuck (Is this pencil made of …….. WOOD?)

  • stephanie Berman

    This would make me so happy. I’m sure it would be horrible but i’d still watch it. It would only work and gain viewers if they had frequent guest stars from the rest of the family :)

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