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  • Actor-Shared Background:
    • Stephanie Tanner is a recovering alcoholic. Her actress Jodie Sweetin battled alcohol and drug abuse shortly after Full House wrapped in 1996 and continued to do so until she finally got sober in 2008.
    • Just like her character, Ramona, Soni Nicole Bringas is of Spanish descent.
  • The Cast Show Off:
    • Jodie Sweetin has an outstanding singing voice that she shows off on more than one occasion. Stephanie ends up trying to build a music career, facilitating more and more singing.
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    • The show is also fond of having everyone dance, with the main characters showing their stuff. Ramona specifically gets a number of moments to show off because Soni Nicole Bringas is a dancer in real life.
    • Since Candace Cameron-Bure has a love for fitness, she decided to do real hands-on wrestling in episode 6 instead of having a stuntwoman do it. She later does an American Ninja Warrior inspired obstacle course in yoga pants and a sports bra.
  • Channel Hop: While Full House aired on ABC, Fuller House is streaming on Netflix.
    • While the Japanese dub of the original series aired on NHK, it's also streaming on Netflix Japan, although this could well be inverted since Time-Warner has negotiated to allow NHK to also air Fuller House alongside it streaming on Netflix in the future.
  • Fake Brit: Los Angeles-born Jodie Sweetin tries to sound British during Stephanie's first appearance. The first episode explains this away as she just got back from London, where she lived during the time between Full House and this series.
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  • Follow the Leader: Ever since returning, Full(er) House was indirectly responsible for the influx of classic sitcoms like Roseanne and Will & Grace returning years after the original series ended.note 
  • Hostility on the Set: Jeff Franklin reportedly came to blows with the writers and staff. The controversy led to Warner Bros. dropping him from the show.
  • Multiple Languages, Same Voice Actor: Beginning in season 2, the Buenos Aires-born Juan Pablo di Pace is dubbing himself as Fernando in both Spanish dubs (Latin American and European) and the Italian dub. It helps that Fuller House is dubbed for Latin America in his native Argentina.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Stephanie's professional name as a DJ is... DJ Tanner. Her sister is not amused.
    • In a season 2 episode, DJ and Stephanie crash the wedding of Colleen O'Shaughnessy. No, not the voice actress.
    • An episode of the original show was also called "Fuller House." In that case, it was about Jesse almost moving out after marrying Becky.
  • The Other Darrin: The show overall took great pains to bring back the original cast, even those that played minor characters. However, there have been a few exceptions which necessitated this trope:
    • In a season one episode, Stephanie calls an old friend from the original series, Harry Takayama, with whom she had a pretend marriage ceremony; she affectionately calls him her "husband." The original child actor, Nathan Nishiguchi, has retired and the part was recast with Michael Sun Lee.
    • In the second season High School reunion episode, Nelson, played by Jason Marsden in the original show, is recast with Hal Sparks due to a scheduling conflict, whereas Viper and Duane are played by the same actors.
    • In the Japanese dub, the only (so far and obvious) replacements are the Katsopolis twins, who were voiced by Satomi Koorogi in Full House and now they're voiced by Atsushi Abe instead here;note  and Nick Katsopolis, who was voiced by Takeshi Aono in Full House, and since he died in 2012, he is replaced with Tamio Sobami here.
    • None of the original Latin American Spanish voice actors from Full House reprised their roles. The dub was recorded at Argentina's Polaco Art Studio instead of Mexico's Procineas S.C.L., which has long since shut down. It also makes sense with Miguel Ángel Soriano, the occasional voice of Danny Tanner and the second voice of Jesse Katsopolis, who has long since retired.
    • The European Spanish dub, on the other hand, stayed in Madrid and kept almost all of the roles. The only two exceptions were Stephanie (whose original voice actress, Valle Acebrón, passed away in 2010) and Kimmy. However, their replacements are two of the most respected and well-known voice actresses in the country: Marta Barbarà and Graciela Molina (both from Barcelona), respectively.
      • Funnily enough, Fernando in Season 1 was dubbed by veteran Spaniard voice actor Roberto Encinas in the European Spanish dub and Sebastián Castro in the Latin American Spanish dub. Beginning with Season 2, Fernando is voiced by... Juan Pablo Di Pace, dubbing himself in both versions.
    • The French dub went and replaced everyone except Olivier Destrez as John Stamos.
    • Brazil had it pretty bad, as the dub changed cities from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo. Curiously, Danny Tanner is voiced by Tatá Guarnieri in Fuller, and by his son Caio in the final seasons of Full House.
  • Real-Life Relative: Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber's real-life daughters, Zoie Herpin and Felicity Ritky, appear in "A Tangled Web".
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Jodie Sweetin broke her ankle during production of the third season, so the writers had her character Stephanie also have a broken ankle beginning in the season's second episode.
  • Reality Subtext:
    • When Danny invites DJ to stay at his house for as long as she needs, Jesse asks him if he's sure about it, and if he knows how much the house is worth now. That's a nod to the fact that, since the late 90s, San Francisco has infamously become one of the most expensive cities to live in America - a San Franciscan real estate agent estimated that the Tanner house could easily sell for around $3 to $3.5 million!
    • Becky getting a new, obnoxious, sexist co-host for "Wake Up, San Francisco" is somewhat odd considering the show's creator Jeff Franklin was removed for apparently similar behavior being revealed in the wake of the #MeToo era.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor:
    • In February 2018, Warner Bros. dropped Jeff Franklin from the show and didn't renew his production deal after accusations of abusive behavior both on the set and in the writer's room surfaced.
    • It appears Lori Loughlin's involvement in the "Operation: Varsity Blues" scandal involving bribes to the University of Southern California to put her daughter on the school's rowing team appears to be this as well.note 
  • Role Reprisal: Every main actor who played a credited 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.
    • Even some minor recurring characters from the original show, a few of which were Put on a Bus then, have appeared with their original actors, such as Jesse’s father Nick, the Rippers band members, Kimmy’s ex Dwayne, and Vicky Larson.
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: A holdover from the original show, Jodie Sweetin and Candace Cameron-Bure still look uncannily like sisters.
    • Similarly, Michael Campion and Elias Harger (Jackson and Max respectively) look a lot like brothers.
    • Soni Nicole Bringas looks like she could definitely be the daughter of Andrea Barber and Juan Pablo Di Pace.
  • What Could Have Been: It was rumored that, after the Olsen Twins declined to be in the reunion show, the producers considered asking their younger sister Elizabeth Olsen to play Michelle. Rumor states that her agent immediately refused and Elizabeth never knew about it.


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