Full House: Season 01 (1987)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Season one of Full House swiftly sets up both its premise and characters, as recently widowed San Francisco TV sportscaster Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) struggles to raise his three little daughters on his own. Helping out, sort of, are Danny's new roommates: his swinging, rock-star-wannabe brother-in-law Jesse Cochran (John Stamos) and his aspiring-comedian best friend, Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier). During this inaugural season, Danny's oldest daughter, Donna Jo (aka D.J., played by Candace Cameron) is ten years old, ready for the fifth grade; middle daughter Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) is five years old and just entering kindergarten; and baby daughter Michelle (played by twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) is just two. Highlights of season one include the episodes in which Grandma Claire (Alice Hirson) wonders if Danny can juggle single parenthood and his burgeoning career; Baby Michelle makes Danny feel guilty by calling Uncle Jesse "Da da"; the family celebrates their first Thanksgiving without Danny's late wife; Jesse accidentally "drowns" Danny's beloved convertible; the whole family comes down with chicken pox; D.J. skips school to see her favorite singer, Stacy Q. (playing herself); Joey's big break is "jinxed" by Phyllis Diller (also herself); and in the two-part season finale, Jesse petulantly moves out because he needs his "space."