With Fuller House coming to Netflix, a refresher on the Tanner family from the 1980s-1990s sitcom Full House is in order.
Bob Saget played local TV personality Danny Tanner. He and his wife had three daughters – DJ (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and Michelle (played at the time by the Olsen twin toddlers Mary Kate and Ashley).
Danny’s wife died. His childhood friend, Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) and brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) move in to help Danny raise the kids. A noble move indeed. When was the last time a friend or in-law did anything for you?
Uncle Joey was mostly there for comic relief. That goofball doing his cartoon impressions for the kids was adorable. Uncle Jesse and his rock and roll aspirations were mostly an effort to make the show less square.
Over time, the family grew. Notable additions include Kimmy Gibbler, DJ’s annoying friend who always let herself in and helped herself to the Tanner’s food and or stuff. Every family knows a kid like that, right?
And finally, Danny’s TV co-host Rebecca (Lori Loughlin) fell in love with Uncle Jesse. They got married and had twin sons, Nicky and Alex (Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit).
Alas, the Tuomy-Wilhoit twins never ended up with half the media empire of their Olsen twin co-stars.
Admit it. You never heard of the Tuomy-Wilhoit twins until this very post, did you?