Series / Fuller House

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Clockwise, L to R: Jackson, Stephanie, DJ, Tommy, Kimmy, Ramona, Max.

A Gender Flipped Sequel Series to Full House, premiering on Netflix on February 26, 2016.

Taking place some 20 years after the original, Donna Jo "DJ" Tanner is grown up with three kids of her own, with her last name now Fuller. Her husband had died recently while on the job as a firefighter and she moved back in with her dad in her old home to get her life back together. After a big family party before the house is set to be sold and the family go their separate ways, they learn DJ has been putting on a strong front but is secretly overwhelmed with the prospect of taking care of her family by herself. Danny decides to offer the house to her and Stephanie, who's had a storied career as a DJ living in England, decides to drop everything to help out her sister. Kimmy Gibbler joins them with her daughter. Sound familiar?

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On the success of the first season, Netflix ordered a second season less than a week from the show's official debut, which premiered December 9th, 2016. The third season was announced just over two weeks after the premiere of the second season, on Christmas Day.

This show provides examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: The Olsen twins have so far shown no interest in appearing on the new show. Although considering this report; it appears the Olsen twins may be reconsidering. Ashley stated she had no interest in returning to acting while Mary-Kate was more willing, saying "it would have to be me, because Ash doesn't want to do it. But the timing is bad for us."
  • Accidental Kiss: Steve and Matt end up officially announcing their rivalry for DJ and they both try to kiss her on the cheek at the same time. DJ instinctively backs away and they end up kissing each other.
  • Acting Unnatural: After Kimmy and Stephanie watch DJ kissing Matt (she was originally supposed to break up with him), they see her coming in and frantically try to act normal but fail horribly; Stephanie ends up reading a magazine upside down, and Kimmy tries to pour coffee using an empty coffee server.
  • Almost Kiss: Becky and Jesse at their vow-renewal ceremony in the season finale, cut off by Joey's whistle.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Kimmy is this for Ramona, which is exactly what she would be. DJ has shades of this, but is more an Overprotective Mom.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In Season 2, Stephanie wants to get her old band "Girl Talk" back together, which requires getting her old friend Gia to play bass. D.J. objects because Gia was a bad influence on Steph—she tried to get her to smoke cigarettes, took her to a make-out party, and got her to wear her first crop top!
  • Audience Shift: While a more subdued example under a TV-G rating, the series seems to be primarily aimed towards adult fans who grew up with the original series. As such, one can expect a lot of more mature humor to come up.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: As of "Fuller Thanksgiving," Jesse and Becky are adopting a baby.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: The basic relationship between Kimmy and her ex-husband.
  • Betty and Veronica: Gender Flipped with Steve and Matt, two guys interested in DJ. Steve is her childhood boyfriend and a goofball, evoking a Boy Next Door appeal. Matt is a bit more hunky and self-assured.
  • Big Breast Pride: Kimmy accuses Stephanie of having this when she feels like Stephanie overshadows her in Ramona's eyes.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Tends to go around...
    • DJ and Matt
    • DJ and Steve
    • Fernando and Kimmy
    • Kimmy and Stephanie in a completely non-romantic example.
  • Big Eater: Steve, still. Kimmy and Stephanie really love their cake.
  • Big Little Brother: Stephanie is the younger sister but has notably gained some height over DJ.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: A hungover Stephanie in need of antacid relief swaps catchphrases with DJ.
    DJ: Aspirin?
    Stephanie: No - Mylanta.
    DJ: Are you mocking me? How rude!
    • The girls also drunk-dial Michelle and quote all her catchphrases into her voicemail.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The series is very aware of the conventions of the original series, and is more than willing to make jokes reflecting the real world actors and cultural impact of the show. A few minutes into "Our Very First Show, Again," Danny says that Michelle can't make the party because she is in New York running her fashion empire. Then everyone stops and looks into the camera.
    • In "Fuller Thanksgiving" in the second season, DJ laments that Michelle couldn't be there to make the family truly together and Jesse leans back, looks straight into the camera and says "Come on down. It'll be fun."
  • Brick Joke: In "Funner House", when DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy go to the club, Stephanie meets two attractive brothers named Maks and Val that have a tendency to decide things through a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors that always goes on because each brother keeps picking scissors. Near the end of the episode, when the two are dancing together in the club's dance contest, they get into an argument over who gets to lead and try to settle things the same way they always do, but since they keep picking scissors, they get disqualified.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Joey and his wife Ginger have four of them—and they play the trope to the hilt.
  • Buxom Is Better: A number of jokes are made about the fact the original child actors have grown into attractive, voluptuous women, Stephanie in particular. Kimmy tries mocking Stephanie for having large breasts that is why the younger girls flock to her. In another episode they reminisce about their brief middle school band "Girl Talk" and bring it back, and Kimmy says it is even better because they have boobs now.
  • Call Back: Not counting many flashbacks to the original series:
    • When the cast sang the theme song for The Flintstones, the screen splits and shows the same cast doing it in Full House nearly three decades earlier, synced up.
    • Also, the use of the original opening at the start of the first episode.
    • And the Running Gag about Kimmy's stinky feet.
    • Livestock in the kitchen.
    • DJ and Stephanie retelling the events of the Full House episode "The Hole In The Wall Gang" to two guys at a club.
  • Catch Phrase: Holy chalupas, this thing runs on catchphrases. All of the old catchphrases ("How rude!" "O Mylanta!" "Cut it out!" "You got it, dude!") and a few new ones, including "Holy chalupas!" Jackson also says "J-Money, keeping it real" in every episode. Whenever someone rings the doorbell, someone will respond with "It's always open!"
    • This appears to be lampshaded in the first season finale when Stephanie, Kimmy, and DJ drunk dial Michelle and utter all her old catchphrases.
  • Celebrity Paradox:
    • Ramona mentions she bought her first designer dress for her birthday party. The designers? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. On top of that, Michelle is said to be running her own fashion empire in New York, making it likely she has interacted with them in the industry.
    • There is an allusion to the urban legend of Dave Coulier being the subject of the Alanis Morrissette song "You Oughta Know".
    • While at a club DJ mentions that she watches a lot of Dancing with the Stars. The guy she was dancing with, Maks Chmerkovskiy, was a standing performer for the show (along with his brother Val who was dancing with Stephanie). Candace Cameron-Bure was also one of the celebrities participating in the show in Season 18 two years prior — coincidentally, Maks' last season on the show, which he won alongside ice dancer Meryl Davis. Shortly after Fuller House premiered, Jodie Sweetin was announced as part of the Season 22 line-up, and ended up dancing with Val for the seasonal America's Switch-Up Challenge.
    • Max and Ramona mention a Lifetime movie starring Dean Cain and Lori Loughlin, who plays Becky.
  • Character Aged with the Actor: Taking place (and premiering) 20 years after its predecessor, and with the entire cast reprising their roles, this was inevitable.
  • Cloudcuckoolander:
    • Joey still is. In the interim one of the things he did was invent a religion based on hockey.
    • Kimmy is still a downright bizarre woman in her methods and behaviour, much like she was as a teenager, but she's competent enough to run a successful event planning company, and overall is more level-headed than she was in the first series.
  • Commitment Issues: Stephanie has had a long history of short relationships, according to her 12 in 5 1/2 years. DJ suspects it stems from when their mom died, DJ stayed close to Dad while Stephanie retreated into herself and has always been independent.
  • Covered in Gunge: DJ, Stephanie and Kimmy end up like this by walking into the crossfire between the kids and Joey in an Escalating War.
  • Cry into Chest: A non-dramatic example. The Lifetime movie Max and Ramona talk about (see Celebrity Paradox above) drove both of them to tears, and talking about it again led to both of them crying and holding each other. It's Played for Laughs, as shown by Jackson's reaction and how they almost immediately pull out of it when the doorbell rings.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Steph is definitely the queen of this trope, spitting barbs at Kimmy and, when necessary, everyone else too.
  • Disappeared Dad: DJ's husband passed away while on duty as a firefighter prior to the series' start.
  • Distaff Counterpart: DJ, a single parent raising three children, is now one to her father Danny; Stephanie, who is a struggling musician with familial ties to DJ, is now one to Jesse; and Kimmy, a goofball friend who moves in to help raise the kids, is now one to Joey.
  • Divorce Is Temporary: Kimmy and Fernando are in the process of getting divorced, and decide to try being together again. Although it is done to the ultimate extreme, as Fernando ends up asking Kimmy to divorce him so that he could propose to her and get married again, having a blank slate. Subverted as she rejects him at the altar in the first season finale.
  • Double Entendre: The show uses it frequently as a means to Getting Crap Past the Radar.
  • Double Meaning Title: While the title refers to the Tanner household getting "fuller" due to DJ having children of her own, it also refers to DJ's married name, Fuller, therefore making it the "Fuller house".
  • Drop-In Character: A long history of these characters are referenced. When Kimmy moves in, she said she always wanted to live in the Tanner house. They comment on how these random people keep walking into the house, including Kimmy's brother Jimmy.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy are all blonde now, leading to Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold.
  • Everyone Owns A Mac: Apple products are rampant in the show. But most notably, Macs are often seen in the show- with the fifth episode proudly showing Facetime running on a Macbook, and Stephanie's laptop being shown to be a Macbook with the signature glowing Apple logo on the back of the LCD panel.
    • Averted with Kimmy, using an Acer laptop to put DJ's dating profile online.
  • Expy: See also Gender Flip and Generation Xerox. DJ is very much like her dad, level headed and devoted parent. Stephanie is like Jesse, talented musician who put their career on hold to help out. Kimmy is like Joey, goofy and a Cloud Cuckoolander. Stephanie and Kimmy end up working with each other like Jesse and Joey often did.
  • Flaw Exploitation: Ramona tells her mother that there is nothing she can do to make Ramona enter the house. Kimmy simply smiles and throws Ramona's cell phone inside.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Steve and Matt end up becoming very close friends while competing with each other for DJ. They even go out for a beer together at the end of the first season and find each other dates at the start of the second season.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Kimmy mentions early on she knew most people couldn't stand her, and loved DJ all the more for being her friend.
  • "Friends" Rent Control: A carry-over from the original show. It's acknowledged in the pilot that their home would be incredibly expensive in modern day San Francisco. To clarify, the house is one of the 'Painted Ladies' a series of pre-earthquake Victorians in SF, which are in what's considered a very desirable neighborhood and iconic part of the city in general (due to the legacy of the original show the real life house is considered an unofficial landmark). The painted ladies usually go for 3 million USD or more, Danny probably never could have afforded the house to begin with. But since in the Full House universe Danny does own the house, he offers it to DJ to raise her family. It's not clear exactly how this arrangement works, but it does address the trope.
  • Funny Background Event: While Jackson is complaining about Ramona ruining his 6th birthday, there's a brief shot in the background of Ramona walking by with a smug smile on her face.
  • Gender Flip: A complete flip of the previous generation. Where Danny Tanner (a man) raised three girls with help from his two pals (also men), in the new show, DJ Tanner (a woman) raises three boys with help from her sister and best friend (women).
  • Generation Xerox: As mentioned above, the Tanner girls and Kimmy grow up to live very similar lives to their predecessors.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Despite its TV-G rating, it's more adult than the original series.
    • Jackson says he spent all night "erupting his volcano" for a school project. Stephanie thinks he meant something else.
    • And Jesse's "All seamen lost" joke...
    • Stephanie's very low cut top in the pilot, and her remark to baby Tommy.
    They may look like lunch, but this Dairy Queen's closed.
    • Stephanie is also fond of "special" brownies.
    • Kimmy's ex-husband calls her "a master of the Kama Sutra" in the pilot.
    • In the fifth episode, a man at a club refers to brothers and sisters meeting at a club as "kinky hot".
    • When DJ is presented with the idea of changing in an Uber car, she gets modest and says, "What if Uber sees my boobers?", which then Joey replies with "Then you don't have to tip!"
    • In episode 9, Stephanie mentions her old "husband" Harry Takayama, and mentions that he's fun in bed, which shocks Becky... until Stephanie clarifies that they used to love jumping back and forth on beds together.
    • In the season finale, Kimmy mentions a "Kimmy Special" for Jesse and Becky's vow-renewal ceremony, and Becky follows it up by saying that she can't wait to give Jesse "the Becky Special". Jesse doesn't get it at first but is shocked when Becky explains it to him.
      • Later in the episode, when Becky comes back with DJ, Kimmy, and Stephanie, all of them extremely drunk, Jesse complains about the lack of romance between them and says that he'll have to give himself the Becky Special.
    • There is some mild implications that Stephanie Really Gets Around. When she comes home at 8 in the morning DJ overtly asks her if she's doing the Walk of Shame.
    • Jackson asks Jesse for advice on flirting with Lola, so Jesse offers some advice while demonstrating on Tommy. After kissing the hand, Jesse blows a raspberry on Tommy's stomach. Confused, Jackson asks if blowing on her belly would actually work, while Jesse admits it is a rather advanced move.
    • Lola tells Ramona that she has cramps, to a congratulatory hug. Lola clarifies her statement, saying that she has leg cramps.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: When Kimmy and Stephanie kiss in the penultimate episode of Season 1, DJ looks horrified. Steve, on the other hand, looks like he's enjoying the show.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Keeping with the spirit of the original show, there is not much swearing at all. But DJ specifically tends to be more of a dorky mom, once asking if she was a "floozy" for dating two men at once with Stephanie and Kimmy saying that it's unlikely because she used the term "floozy." Devout Christian Candace Cameron-Bure asked that "Oh my God" not be used, and characters instead generally say "Oh My...lanta." or "OMG." Although Stephanie did say "Oh my God" in episode five. "Damn" does appear occasionally, DJ herself called some Mexican wrestlers "damn, dirty chickens" (based on their costume theme) when coming to protect Jackson.
  • The Ghost:
    • The family frequently mentions Michelle, who is in New York building a Fashion career.
    • DJ's deceased husband is also mentioned.
  • Golden Moment: Just as much as the original series, most episodes end with hugs except lampshaded far more often.
    Stephanie: Not that I'm keeping track, but this is like the fourth time you've hugged me in 2 minutes.
    DJ: What can I say? I'm turning into Dad.
  • Has a Type: In the second season Steve ends up dating CJ, a girl who looks and acts almost identical to DJ. She even has the nickname "Ceege", similar to how DJ is called "Deege." CJ naively even says he often mixes up their names.
  • History Repeats: A widowed Tanner once again recruits their friends to help raise three kids. It even takes place in the same house.
  • Hollywood Mid-Life Crisis: Danny Tanner experiences this in "Fuller Thanksgiving." He even gets (actually rents) a Mid Life Crisis Car.
  • Homoerotic Subtext:
    • Fernando tries singing a song to Kimmy declaring his love for her and finds himself too emotional to continue. He recruits Stephanie to finish the song, along with the romantic gestures. Kimmy is so turned on she plants a big kiss on Stephanie.
    • During Thanksgiving dinner, because the house was far more crowded than normal, Danny and Jesse ended up sharing a bed. They disagree on the exact details, but they both agree there was some spooning involved. Earlier in the same episode, Jesse was fantasizing about Danny hoverboarding naked.
    • In "Happy New Year Baby", Steve is trying to propose to CJ but completely blanks on the words. DJ is swapped in to recite the speech which Matt walks in on. She says yes, and there's a big hug, which just confuses people even more.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The Tanner girls have grown up nicely. The first episode has Stephanie in a low cut dress and lampshades how revealing it is.
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: Ramona describes the Fullers as the "whitest family in America. They're albino polar bears... drinking milk... in a snowstorm... watching Frozen."
  • Incompatible Orientation: Stephanie took DJ to crash a wedding and get her out to meet some new guys. She does hit it off with one and while she went to get her phone to exchange numbers, Stephanie talked to him and found out he was gay. While it takes Stephanie several moments to process this, it turns out for the best because it takes the pressure off DJ as they both enjoyed the conversation.
  • Latin Lover: Fernando, Kimmy's soon-to-be ex-husband, fits the bill. Aside from being from Argentina, he uses all the usual kind of romantic gestures associated with the trope to win back his wife's heart.
  • Large Ham: Middle child Max is this. It may be Middle Child Syndrome (Stephanie was prone to this as well).
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • Stephanie mentions that she changed Michelle's diapers so often, she thought there was two of them.
    • Ramona also buys a dress from Mary Kate and Ashley's collection and comments on the price, with Kimmy joking that maybe it's the reason they don't live on acting anymore.
    • Danny returning to town for the Wake Up, San Francisco reunion show leads to some Self-Deprecation.
    Kimmy: Isn't it kinda sad when they drag out the old cast for some lame reunion show?
    Danny: Not when the show is adored by millions and the stars are beloved cultural icons.
    • At one point Raven-Symoné is mentioned in conversation, dismissed by D.J. as merely being "a child actor".
    • Steve comments on the fall of Blockbuster Video, which had been eclipsed by Netflix (the service Fuller House airs from).
    • In the first episode of season 2, Max complains about how boring things have been since the wedding in the season 1 finale.
    • After Stephanie finishes reading Ariana Grande's biography, she says that it's happy to see that "things turned out fine for a former sitcom child actor".
  • Like Brother and Sister: Jackson and Ramona are about the same age and due to the living conditions start seeing each other as family rather than just their parents being friends.
  • Love Triangle: DJ is torn between two suitors: Steve and Matt.
  • Man Child: Joey is well into his 50s, and still wears Bugs Bunny pajamas. His idea of babysitting is to take away their cell phones and tablets and arm them with advanced squirt guns loaded with slime.
  • Meaningful Name: Joey and Ginger Gladstone named their kids Jerry, Lewis, Phyllis, and Joan, after famous comics (or the same famous comic in the case of the two boys).
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Said by Stephanie to baby Tommy when he can't stop staring at her... assets through her low-cut top.
  • Noodle Implements: Whatever Kimmy was doing with a tub of mayonnaise, 100 oysters and a robot costume. It wasn't for one of her parties.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • DJ briefly mentions that her husband presumably died while firefighting.
    • Stephanie and Macy Gray got hammered in Thailand, escaped from police on an elephant, and woke up three days later in Cambodia.
  • Of Course I Smoke: In "Fuller Thanksgiving," Danny Tanner is going through a Hollywood Mid-Life Crisis, and as part of it, he is seen at one point smoking a cigar, but after a few puffs, he starts hacking and wheezing, just as he's coming to his senses on how he's been acting during his crisis.
  • Offscreen Inertia: The first episode plays with this, opening with the family gathering in the kitchen and dining area as though nothing is different from 20 years ago. Danny chatting with baby Tommy in the kitchen, Jesse coming down from the attic bedroom and making an Elvis reference, Joey coming up from the basement in Scooby-Doo pajamas. Through dialogue it's established that this was a reunion of sorts before the family splits up and the house sold, and they had gone their separate ways years prior.
    • Max lampshades this in the season 2 premiere, saying that the summer was boring, since all the exciting things stopped happening.
  • Once a Season:
    • A fourth-wall-breaking reference to Michelle's absence has been made once in each season so far.
      • Season 1, Episode 1 ("Our Very First Show, Again"): Stephanie asks where her sister is. Danny says that she's "busy in New York, running her fashion empire." This is followed by the whole cast turning to the camera for several seconds, to uproarious laughter and cheering.
      • Season 2, Episode 6 ("Fuller Thanksgiving"): D.J. says grace before the family eats dinner, saying that they miss Michelle and hope she'll be with them next year, followed by Jesse peaking out from the group and saying to the camera, "come, it'll be fun," to more cheers and laughter.
    • Also, one episode in each season has been called "Ramona's Not-So-Epic X". In Season 1, it was "Ramona's Not-So-Epic Party". In Season 2, it was "Ramona's Not-So-Epic First Kiss".
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: At one point, Kimmy brings in a guy to be DJ's first date, but leaves him alone in the living room. DJ, meanwhile, thinks he's the plumber. This conversation goes on for quite a while.
  • One Steve Limit: Parodied; Stephanie's DJ name is DJ Tanner, her sister's name.
  • Pixellation: Fernando was cooking breakfast in Kimmy's robe, much too small for him, and ends up bending over to pick something up and exposes himself to the rest of the family, complete with blurring.
  • Precision F-Strike: When Jackson ends up accidentally in a match with Mexican wrestlers in chicken costumes, DJ comes to the rescue and, while normally reserved with her language, she calls them "Damn, dirty chickens."
  • Product Placement: Macy Gray's appearance is little more than a plug for a new song and album. Additionally, Apple appears to be one of the biggest sponsors of the show: A classic Mac appears in the opening theme, everyone is shown owning an iPad or an iPhone, Uncle Jesse directly invokes Siri in the second episode, and a Macbook appears several times in the fifth. And it appears that VTech was a minor sponsor given their tweet about their baby monitor (with its logo intact) appearing in the show after it premiered. Not to mention the various products name-dropped throughout all the episodes that are too numerous to list.
    • Averted in the case of a Nintendo 2DS that Jackson plays in a couple of episodes. Although any fan of the platform will recognize it instantly, the show never refers to it by name, nor shows it prominently.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Juan Pablo Di Pace (Fernando) moved into the house in the second season, getting this treatment.
  • Reality Ensues: DJ told Steve and Matt she needed more time before committing to any relationship. After a few months she feels ready to say who she wants, and both have moved on. She realizes that even though she had a right to be selfish about her own life, she fumbled when it came to her relationship with both guys.
  • Rearrange the Song: As is inevitable with any revival, the iconic "Everywhere You Look" has been re-recorded, this time by Carly Rae Jepsen. Ironic, considering the original was sang by a man, and for this sequel series, is sang by a woman.
  • Reconstruction: Serves as one to the original series. It actually shows the living arrangements being set up, informing everyone up front what the others are sacrificing to help their sister and friend. The Tastes Like Diabetes and Sentimental Music Cue is still present, but slightly less overt and far more likely to be lampshaded. And some of the darker backstory elements show up with more frequency (DJ is a widow, Kimmy is trying to raise her daughter through a divorce, Stephanie has a history of crazy parties and is unable to have kids of her own).
  • Replacement Goldfish: Subverted. DJ, a veterinarian, is quite up front that it's a different dog. However, Cosmo is a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Comet of the original series...who apparently begat Comet Jr., who begat Steve's dog, Comet Jr. Jr.
  • Reunion Show: The debut episode primarily served as a nostalgia cavalcade of all the characters reuniting after so many years. An in-universe example of Wake Up San Francisco is discussed, but not shown, as a reason for Danny and Becky to be in San Francisco in later episodes.
    • Word of God have confirmed that this is intentional. The parent show got cancelled and the creators never had a chance to write a proper series finale for it. They seized the chance offered by the new series and written the pilot episode not only as the pilot of the new show, but also a proper Fully Absorbed Finale sending off the parent show.
  • Role Reprisal: Every main actor who played a character on the original series returns, including the Tuomy-Wilhoit twins who played Alex and Nicky. The main exception is neither Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen return as Michelle, and Michelle is not recast under the hope one of them would be willing to reprise the role eventually.
  • Rule of Three: Ramona refers to Jesse, Danny, and Joey (respectively) as "Dreamy, Cleany, and Weenie" in the pilot.
  • Sentimental Music Cue: As the original series became infamous for how much it used it, it's discussed and Lampshaded throughout the second episode. It is present in other episodes, but far more subtle and tends to slowly fade in instead of kicking in during the Golden Moment.
  • Shipper on Deck: Stephanie is all for DJ getting with Matt while Kimmy supports Steve.
  • Ship Sinking: DJ and Steve didn't last after Full House, and DJ ended up marrying Tommy Fuller. However, since Steve tries to win DJ back during the course of the show, the ship is afloat again.
  • Shout-Out: Lots of references to current icons and trends; some are more in touch than others.
    • In episode 6, after Jackson gets curb stomped by Los Pollos Locos at Lucha Kaboom, he is unmasked, revealing his identity to DJ, who then says, "Take your hands off my son, you damn dirty chickens!"
    • In the season finale:
      • Kimmy sells the idea of being a ringbearer to Max as being akin to The Lord of the Rings, with Max as Frodo and Tommy as Sam.
      • DJ, Becky, Stephanie, and Kimmy all come back drunk from an "all-male Australian dance recital" singing "Wannabe".
      • DJ choosing between Matt and Steve is compared to The Bachelorette, and the moment itself is not too far away from something from the show.
  • Sweet Tooth: Kimmy and Stephanie, who managed to finish off more than one cake with ease.
  • Take That!:
    Max: I know the bad words: darn, booger, and Donald Trump.
  • Through-the-Years Credits: The opening credits feature throwback photos of the cast from Full House.
  • Title Drop: Inevitably while playing poker:
    Danny: Tens and queens - full house.
    Jackson: Kings and aces - fuller house.
  • Took a Third Option: In the season 1 finale, DJ chooses "herself" instead of Steve or Matt, meaning she wanted a little more time to recover over the loss of her husband.
  • 24 Hour Party People : Both Ramona's birthday party and Dr. Harmon's retirement party have lots of people milling around, who appear to just be there for the parties.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Stephanie and Kimmy have elements of this, there's still plenty of the tension they had as kids. This, of course, mimics the tension Jesse and Joey had in the original series.
  • Vocal Evolution: The first episode of the second season pointed out Jackson's voice had deepened because of his actor hitting puberty.
  • Wallpaper Camouflage: Cosmo ended up chewing up the living room couch, to Danny's horror, and they got the couch reupholstered with the exact same design. As a gift to her dad, Stephanie had the original couch fabric made into a blazer. He blended in with the couch so well Jackson didn't see him at first.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: DJ rips her pants in a game of Twister.
  • Wham Line: In "Save the Dates":
    Fernando: (gets down on one knee in front of Kimmy) Kimberly Louise Gibbler, will you make me the happiest man on Earth...and divorce me?
    • However, it turns out Fernando only wants to divorce Kimmy so he can remarry her as the man she deserves.
  • Your Cheating Heart:
    • Kimmy's husband Fernando slept around. He claims he made one mistake... many, many times.
    • Downplayed with Ramona and Popko. After she had her first kiss with him, she started crushing on him hard. When he later mentions he is casually dating another girl, Ramona is crushed but tries not to make a big deal out of it.

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