YMMV: Full House

  • Author's Saving Throw: Even back in the 90s the show was frequently accused of Tastes Like Diabetes but the show's writers tried to fight off that accusation by adding in dirty jokes and more profanity (mainly for the male leads). In which the show's writers kept trying to add in more dirty jokes and swear words until the parents of the child actors were starting to complain then it got toned down.
  • Contractual Purity: How Bob Saget felt about his stint on this and his stint on America's Funniest Home Videos, both of which required him to act like a smiling, family-friendly milquetoast. He now claims, in his extremely profane standup act, "Those shows gave me Tourette's."
    • Hell, every actor on the show falls victim to this. Let's just be grateful Bob was one of the few who didn't turn to hard drugs to recover from being in the show (the other being Candace Cameron).
  • Creator's Pet: Michelle. Quite a few fans have noticed how it seems like she could get away with darn near anything and seldom face any consequences (and no discipline whatsoever from Danny).
    • One particular instance of Michelle actually being punished stands out: in the ''Silence is Not Golden'' dealing with a classmate of Stephanie's being abused by his father (thus causing Stephanie to develop new respect for Danny), Michelle is punished for calling a pay-per-minute joke phone line. While technically this may seem to be an aversion of Michelle's punishment-immunity, it loses impact because it only serves to give Stephanie a target for her rant about valuing your parents, etc. once Michelle gets upset at Danny for punishing her.
    • One of Joey's CMOA's comes from actually punishing Michelle when she acts up in a class he's substituting in.
    • Michelle getting a larger role in the plot was in response to the character's popularity throughout the show's run (Merchandise featuring Michelle outsold all other show merchandise, for example). However, the writers took it way too far to the point where she ruled the show and all of the other characters with an iron fist, turning her into a Scrappy for the ages. By season 8, the show focused so much on her to the point where she was practically the main character; many sarcastically started to call the show "The Michelle Show" because of this. Today, she is universally hated by fans of the show.
    • Michelle becoming the Creator's Pet also lead in the shift of the show's tone to that of a kiddie show as opposed to a family-friendly sitcom.
    • Rebecca also has shades of this. Go ahead. Find one argument she is involved in where she comes off wrong. If you see her on-screen, she is likely going to be solving a problem that had nothing to do with her or winning an argument after another character (usually a man) is forced into being a Straw Man (usually out of character). We never really see her bad traits, and is portrayed as inexplicably perfect.
  • Ear Worm: Everywhere you look, everywhere is a heart...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kimmy and Steve, the two best actors (and, coincidentally, least prone to Narm moments) on the series, were pretty popular.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In one episode Jesse jokingly pretends to bite Joey's puppet Mr. Woodchuck's face after it tells an Incredibly Lame Pun. A couple years after the show ended, Dave Coulier's dog chewed up the original Mr. Woodchuck puppet's face.
    • In "Slumber Party" Jesse takes Michelle to a store that made her look like a biker and tells Danny she'll be the hottest babe in school (and Michelle is four at this time). Back then, it might have been funny. But with the issues today that moment makes you want to mute your TV whenever comes on.
    • When Michelle dresses like a punk to make a bad impression on Claire, who's just started dating Danny, she starts the conversation in a manner that's not so funny now that the Olsen twins, especially Mary Kate, have developed smoking habits since growing up:
      Michelle: "So, you must be the babe who's hittin' on my old man! Got a smoke?"
      Claire: "No, I'm sorry. I quit."
      Michelle: "Too bad. I'm trying to start."
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The episode where Stephanie made friends with a girl who was a smoker and is pressured into trying cigarettes became this when the actress who played Stephanie years later came out as a recovering meth addict.
    • The episode where D.J. stopped eating when you learn about Mary-Kate Olsen having similar problems. Candace Cameron herself also struggled with bulimia.
    • The main plot of the Grand Finale involves Michelle falling off a horse, suffering a concussion and memory loss. On May 27, 1995 (four days after the episode aired); Christopher Reeve was paralyzed below the neck after a horseback riding accident.
    • Uncle Jesse lecturing D.J. on drinking in "Just Say No Way" has become this after his actor John Stamos's DUI in June 2015.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Danny is shown videotaping Michelle quite frequently in the early seasons. America's Funniest Home Videos launched during season 3.
    • Speaking of season 3. *In "Fraternity Reunion", D.J. and Kimmy come up with a plan to bring the TV upstairs so they can watch two shows at the same time. Fast forward to the new tens where many people watche TV through handheld devices and computers while they have television in their rooms.
    • In "A Pox in Our House", Danny said Jesse's suit makes him look like he's spinning from a ceiling disco ball, which he does many seasons later in the grand opening of the Smash Club.
    • In one episode Jesse tries record The Beach Boys song forever as a rap song, and the chorus borrows from "The Streets of Cairo." Kesha would do this two decades later with "Take it Off."
    • In the sixth season there's a group of popular girls who are into fashion and all have the same name, that Stephanie tries to become friends with. A few years later on ABC we would get Recess, where there's a clique of girls with the same name Ashley that are into fashion and girly things.
    • In "Secret Admirer", Kimmy thought Jesse gave her the love letter, and she briefly liked the idea of being his wife. Seasons later, in one episode Jesse had a nightmare where he's become a wash-up has-been working at a mechanic shop and married to Kimmy.
    • In "We Got the Beat", Jesse's first band was with "Little Ed, Big Ed, and... Regular-Sized Ed."
    • It's funny how in the later seasons, Stephanie expresses frustration over Michelle's bratty behavior, if you've seen the earliest episodes, where Stephanie actually beha''ved the same way towards DJ.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Candace Cameron was criticized for being too chubby and was pressured by the show to lose weight. Luckily, she didn't let it get to her, as she felt she didn't have a weight problem, and ended up losing a healthy amount of weight by the end of the show.
  • Ho Yay: Three guys living together raising kids in San Francisco... someone is bound to get ideas. Joey's and Jesse's boss in the advertising business, for one. Word of Saint Paul on the subject can be found here.
    • There's also slight Les Yay between Kimmy and DJ.
  • Hype Backlash: Michelle. Midway through the show's run she became the show's most popular character, with "Michelle" merchandise outselling all other show merchandise by a notable margin. This prompted the show's writers to give her a more prominent role in the series. However, they took it too far and she quickly became a Scrappy for the ages.
  • I Am Not Shazam: A lot of people refer to Dave Coulier's character as "Uncle Joey," even though no one on the show ever called him this, and he wasn't the girls' uncle in any case. It's also something of a Berserk Button for the shows fans.
  • Informed Wrongness: In "Fogged Inn" Jesse is treated as in the wrong for getting mad at DJ for accidentally writing over his tape. Never mind the fact she was in his room without his permission, had overwritten a jingle he was writing for a client, he had worked all night on it, and used equipment without his permission.
  • Never Live It Down: The entire cast, sans the Olsen Twins (who have their collection of 90s/early 2000s videos for that) has this show as their most notable pop cultural impact. Even though Bob Saget went on to narrate How I Met Your Mother, he and everyone else on the show have yet to top its success, individually or as a group.  
  • Retroactive Recognition: Topanga appears as one of Stephanie's classmates in a few episodes.
  • Rooting for the Empire: A lot of fans love Davey Chu, Stephanie's opponent in a spelling bee, because somebody finally beats a Tanner at something and he gets some good digs in at her.
  • Special Effects Failure: Common in the final season (1994-1995):
    • In Dateless in San Francisco, the hot-air balloon flying over San Francisco is obviously a still image electronically being moved across the sky of a still of the city.
    • The storm in Up on the Roof has lightning flashing very slowly, almost looking like someone switching a light on and off at intervals. It doesn't help that some of the thunder Stock Sound Effects sounded like they were coming from a tape recorder!
    • All we see of Kimmy's pet ostrich in All Stood Up is just the head behind their fence, and it's clearly obvious it's a large hand puppet.
    • Perhaps the worst offender would be Michelle's feet-growing nightmare in My Left and Right Foot, with Michelle's growing feet obviously being still photos of said large feet superimposed onto Michelle being zoomed up. Then when the rest of the family is in the living room, one of the large feet sticking out the door appears to be a huge plastic prop.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: An increasingly common criticism.
    • On an interesting note, any moment on a show that is overly sappy (even if the show itself is not normally) is called a "Full House Moment" outside of TV Tropes.
  • The Scrappy: Michelle is one of the best examples of one. See "Creator's Pet" above. And Michelle's whiny posse of friends fit this trope perhaps even more than Michelle herself.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: While Kimmy herself is fairly popular (she was Promoted To Opening Titles after all), nearly everyone (save DJ) seem to only tolerate her. It's implied that not even her parents like her much.
    • Likewise none of her family seemed particularly fond of her boyfriend Steve (who was nothing but the quintessential nice-boy-next-door) but fans loved him (being the voice behind Aladdin helped).
  • WTH, Casting Agency?:
    • John Stamos, who had gotten his start a few years earlier on General Hospital.
    • Bob Saget. People who has seen his stand-up routine would be shocked. His comedy style is rather vulgar. And, for those who only knew him for portraying Danny Tanner would also be shocked. Below is a few shocked comments from YouTube users.
      "I will never watch Full House the same again"
      "He... he actually knows those words?"
      "My childhood is ruined."
      • He did say "hell" in one episode.