Sometimes - IÄôll admit this - when I turn on the television and thereÄôs a rerun of that irresistibly, annoyingly cute sitcom ÄúFull HouseÄù on, I watch it. This wasnÄôt always the case. As a younger person, I couldnÄôt stand the Tanner family because, of course, they were the antithesis of cool. Now that IÄôm older, and know that I wonÄôt become uncool through osmosis or anything, sometimes I watch it, particularly if thereÄôs a show on from the years when DJ and Stephanie were older and going through older-kid stuff, like having a first date, or making out with a boy and getting caught by Bob Saget (and while weÄôre on the subject, please check out this site), whoÄôd get really pissed (and, inevitably, while he was losing his cool, and the teenage daughter was yelling that she just wants Äúto be treated like a grown up,Äù Joey would stumble on to the set and provide some comic relief in the form of a Bullwinkle impression). The show would always end with good old Dad coming to his senses and heading up to the girlsÄô bedroom to have a heart-to-heart and that soft music would play, and IÄôd think, ÄúYou know what? ThatÄôs nice.Äù So yeah, sometimes I flip through the channels, and itÄôs on, and ok, yes, I watch the entire show.
Sometimes though, like yesterday, ÄúFull HouseÄù is on and itÄôs one of those episodes - there are, like, thousands of them, I think - where one of the guys, usually Jesse, is all revved up about the band The Beach Boys for some reason (occasionally because the band is, inexplicably, coming over to the house for an impromptu concert) and the guys, all of them - Bob Saget (who plays Danny Tanner by the way, but itÄôs hard to think of him as anyone other than Bob Saget, you know?), Joey and Jesse are singing a Beach Boys tune, and theyÄôre harmonizing for ChristÄôs sake, while the girls look on in disbelief, and if itÄôs one of those episodes, IÄôm telling you, itÄôs a wonder I donÄôt throw the TV off a bridge. I cannot change the channel fast enough.