Fridge / Full House

Fridge Brilliance

  • In one episode Joey goes to amateur night at a comedy club, but gets interrupted by Phyllis Diller who takes his place. It may seem like a random guest star until you know that Diller lived in San Francisco for part of her adult life.
  • When DJ gets her first car, Danny plays the song "The Horn Went Beep Beep Beep" on the guitar. It may look like Danny looking like a dork, but in a previous episode he had an attachment to his old car and the song had some meaning to him.
  • Danny being able to buy a new car in a season one episode, renovate the entire basement twice, as well as take vacations (when his roommates don't pay rent and he lives on a local TV newscaster's salary) makes more sense if his late wife's life insurance paid for it.
    • Also, being a popular local sportscaster (and later morning show host) in a large media market such as San Francisco suggests that Danny might be fairly well-paid as well.
  • Becky announces she's pregnant in the season four finale, which is set in May. It's also established she has the twins in November. This might seem like a standard TV pregnancy, but her and Jesse got married on Valentine's Day in February. The twins were conceived then.
  • Why is Danny obsess with cleaning when in earlier episode he is very reluctant to do so? It is because in that same episode Danny state Pam took care of that and so the reason why he go out of his way for cleaning, it is his way of recreating being with his wife.
  • There's a theory men are attracted to women who remind them of their mothers, this is why Danny dates Gia's mom in the last season. She's divorced, a single mom, and her name is Clare just like Danny's mother.
  • In a first season episode Joey gets the chicken pox as an adult and says he never got them as a kid. In the episode when he reunites with his dad, his dad tells him he had the chicken pox as a kid and he watched cartoons with him until he got better. It's possible to get them again if you had them at a very young age. Joey's dad is an authoritarian, which Joey resents and it's possible it happened when he was too young to remember it, hence why he doesn't remember them watching Popeye together.
  • Jesse's outburst when he thinks that DJ has started drinking beer makes more sense when we find out that DJ's mother, Jesse's sister, died in a car accident because of a drunk driver.
  • Jesse's name is a Meaningful Name. Jesse is an avid Elvis fan, and what was the name of Elvis's twin brother that died in child birth? Jesse. He probably saw it as a sign as a child.
  • When Joey's new girlfriend senses that Joey isn't happy with the way Jesse always takes the lead and makes decisions in their friendship and partnership, she encourages him to stand up for himself. This results in a huge fight between the two, in which Jesse outright refers to the woman as "Yoko". While the story of Yoko Oh No is well known, remember that Jesse is also a rabid music fan. It makes perfect sense that he'd draw such a comparison.

Fridge Logic

  • Jesse is Greek, thus his sister, the girl's mother Pam, would have been too, yet in a home movie Pam is shown to be blonde. It's odder still that the girls would then be half-Greek and their dad has dark brown hair, yet they all have light hair.
    • One episode had the family's Greek relatives visiting and all of them were brunettes, which only adds to the confusion.
    • Clearly Pam has dyed hair and Joey is the girl's real father.
    • Originally, the Katsopolis family was Italian. Don't know if that helps.
    • In 7.10 "The Prying Game" Danny mentions that Jesse is half-Greek, making the girls and the twins only one-quarter Greek. Still doesn't explain Pam's blonde hair or how all 5 children in the house inherited blonde hair too.
      • Don't forget the twins having blonde hair. Me thinks Becky had an affair with Joey.
    • Some Greeks have blond hair— Cleopatra, for instance was a Ptolomey (Greek dynasty in Egypt) and some believe she was blond and green-eyed. Not to mention, a lot of different genes contribute to hair color, so it could be recessive or something.
    • I have a cousin who is half Greek and his daughter has sandy blonde hair.
  • Jesse loves classic rock, especially Elvis. In one episode Danny wanted to sing "My Generation" by The Who with the band for a school function. Jesse said the song wasn't hip enough. Why would he object to that when he sings Elvis and other hits from the 1950s and 60s?
    • He's an elitist douche who considers himself the final arbiter of cool, that's why. He only says it's not hip enough because Danny, king of the lame, suggested it.
    • He didn't object to the song in general, he said that it wasn't hip, i.e. currently popular, a song junior high students would know. At the beginning of the scene he and his band grumble about playing a junior high function, so they probably weren't planning on playing Jesse's usual repertoire that night.
  • Twice Jesse's band is unavailable, and he's left with undesirable alternatives, The Tanners in one instance, a marching band in another. Why didn't he think of doing an acoustic set? Especially since he owns an acoustic guitar and clearly that'd be better than having a freaking marching band.
    • Both were spur of the moment. Jesse probably wanted a band to live up to his word.
  • In season six it's revealed Uncle Jesse dropped out of high school with once class to go. How could no one in the family know about it? Danny and Pam would've been married at the time, and DJ would've been a preschooler. It also contradicts an earlier episode where he mentions he went to graduation. Did he attend his ceremony and drop out during summer school?
  • When Danny is stuck between going to Stephanie's Science Fair thing and DJ's play, why didn't he just go to DJ's first and Stephanie's second? That way, he'd be able to see DJ play her role and see if Stephanie wins.
  • For their wedding song, Jesse wants an Elvis song and Becky wants a romantic ballad. They compromise with a slowed down version of Jailhouse Rock. Why didn't they just use an Elvis ballad? I Can't Help Falling in Love is apparently a popular wedding song.

Fridge Horror

  • Granted, Michelle (especially in the later seasons) is usually annoying and bratty, but there was at least one scenario where she was potentially Lethally Stupid. In a later episode, she decides to take up a hobby. Fair enough, but the hobby in question was collecting leaves, and if that wasn't irritating enough, the leaves left on Stephanie's bed were the ones with little bugs on them. Did Michelle essentially expose her sister, herself and everyone else in that enabling, dim family to Lyme Disease?!