Full House may have just become one of the coolest TV shows ever. How, you ask? Well Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda just rapped about it. Take a look.
Um...How the hell is this so damn awesome? Oh, right, Lin-Manuel Miranda. This clip of his Freestyle Love Supreme performance showed up on Seeso TV's Twitter page, and, yeah, it rocks. In fact, it rocks hard. Never in my life would I have thought that anyone could make this silly, yet hugely popular and still well-loved, family sitcom seem so damn cool. I was never a Full House fan, but this is the kind of tribute that makes even folks like me want to get on board the Tanner train and check that show out. Really, I'm floored by how important and badass the show now seems.
Lin-Manuel Miranda starts off strong by throwing down a chorus of Bob Saget shoutouts that ask "What y'all know about Bob Saget?" It's a question asked with such earnestness to that hip hop beat that I was instantly wondering, Hey, what do I know, exactly, about Bob Saget? The answer is soon apparent, as Miranda manages to compare Full House's Danny Tanner to a superhero by rhyming his name with Bruce Banner (that's the Hulk for those of you not in the know). I certainly never thought those two names would be mentioned in the same sentence. Miranda then decides to "spit it out" and tell us who exactly was in Full House, in a combination of character names or the names of the actors who brought them to life for eight seasons on ABC.
Danny Tanner, the widowed father of three, was dad to Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), DJ (Candace Cameron) and "those damn badass" Olsen twins. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, of course, shared the role of Michelle and rode it all the way to super childhood fame that lasts to this day. And that does, indeed, make them some true badasses in the world of child stars. Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his slick flow, and name checks actor Dave Coulier (family friend Joey Gladstone), Uncle Jesse (heartthrob John Stamos) and his eventual wife Rebecca (Lori Loughlin), whose name he rhymes with Black & Decker for some reason. And, no, I'm not going to pretend that I mind how nonsensical that is. I love it and you know you do, too. He then notes that Jesse and Rebecca had twins of their own but "never moved out of that damn full house (that damn full house)," which should have been a recipe for disaster, but you don't have a show called Full House and not keep that damn house as full as possible.
Yes, friends. Lin-Manuel Miranda blew the roof off of Freestyle Love Supreme with his Full House rap spectacular. The only thing missing is a reference to how many bedrooms and bathrooms there must have been in there for all these people to not come close to killing each other every day. You can watch the full performance on seeso.com.