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Full House: The Complete First Season (1987)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: "Our Very First Show" -- Creator Jeff Franklin Rating: no votes yetLogin to vote or review
Commentary 2: "Mad Money" -- Creator Jeff Franklin Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on June 11th, 2015:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Creator Franklin manages to speak at length for the entire 22 minutes. Nothing very specific to the on screen action, aside from pointing out the "hiding spot" for the show's baby wrangler. Fans of "Full House" will find many interesting trivia bits spread out through the commentary. The first season leaned heavily on one Olsen twin, while subsequent seasons relied more on the other (I get them as confused as you might). John Stamos wanted his character to always be eating fried chicken, and sure enough, he does so the entire 1st season. Jeff points out cameos from his mother, and Stamos' mom as well. Uncle Jesse's love for Elvis is completely due to Franklin's own worship of the King. In fact, "House" was the rare late '80s show that paid loving tribute, and thus securing rights to Elvis music and memorabilia was easier to accomplish. Jeff spends the last 1/3 of the commentary recounting the timeline of "Full House," including its' initial ratings and reviews (i.e. not too good), to its' subsequent move to Tuesday evenings. I'm sure no one imagined 8 seasons could be squeezed out of this particular premise. Jeff takes some credit, while shamelessly plugging his sole feature film gig "Love Stinks," but for a brief episode commentary, fans of the show can gleam a ton of information. 7/10