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They call baseball the American Pastime, but watching sitcoms has got to come in a close second. While we sit and wait for the Fuller House to finally debut on Netflix, the San Francisco Giants have done us the service of reminding us just how much we love the classic sitcom.
It’s incredible to see the amount of fidelity the Giants’ version of the intro has to the original Full House. While obviously using the same theme song – “Everywhere You Look,” by Jesse Frederick – the video manages to balance the spirit of the San Francisco Giants with the whimsical nature of the iconic sitcom. Not to mention it also includes a Full House friendly face with his signature line, "cut it out". The kicker? It’s now called “Full Clubhouse.”
Swapping out the original aerial shot of the Golden Gate Bridge for the equally iconic AT&T Park, we get glimpses of Giants all-stars – ranging from shortstop Brandon Crawford, to third baseman Matt Duffy, to even manager Bruce Bochy – deliberately hamming it up in classic 1980’s sitcom fashion. Over the course of a minute they manage to respectfully parody the famous B-roll of John Stamos, Bob Saget, and the rest that many of us grew up loving, while creating a love letter to the city they call home.
Much like the Giants, Full House is wholly representative of San Francisco – a city already steeped in cultural heritage. While many television shows of the era opted for settings in New York or Chicago, Full House differentiated itself by planting its roots in Northern California. By doing this, the show set itself apart from the rest and established the iconography of colorful San Francisco houses.
Athletes have often found second callings in other realms of entertainment. Although the video does not share the Hollywood prestige of an Arnold Schwarzenegger action epic or Michael Jordan’s Space Jam, it does possess a self-aware sense of humor common to see promotional materials for shows such as SportsCenter.
Whether you’re a fan of the San Francisco Giants or not, you have to appreciate their commitment to their city. It’s a reminder of the lasting appeal of the American sitcom, as well as a tease for one we cannot wait to see return.