Full House may have been the story of the Tanners, but one of the most unforgettable characters was none other than Kimmy Gibbler. D.J. Tanner’s best friend and frequent perpetrator of all sorts of shenanigans, Kimmy was always entertaining to watch. Now, actress Andrea Barber gets to relive her antics as Kimmy through the eyes of her children who watch the show all the time, and their reactions have left quite an impression on their mom.
They’re fans of Full House. Then, Kimmy Gibbler will do one of her zany moves or something embarrassing, and my daughter will be like, ‘Mom!’
Andrea Barber’s kids are at the tender ages of 11 and 8, so it’s no wonder that they’ve become fans of the family-friendly fun Full House, but her reveal to People that her son and daughter aren’t always thrilled with their mother’s zany antics on Full House isn’t particularly surprising either. It’s sometimes hard to imagine Kimmy as a mom, so Barber’s children imagining their mom as Kimmy has to be a bit difficult in a similar way.
Luckily, Andrea Barber doesn’t take their embarrassment to heart. She’s learned in the years since Full House went off the air that celebrity doesn’t necessarily make a difference when it comes to children.
It doesn’t matter how famous you are, you always somehow end up embarrassing your kids. When you’re Kimmy Gibler, that is kind of exemplified.
Hopefully, Barber’s children will be able to adapt to their mother tackling the part of Kimmy Gibbler once more. The actress will be reprising her role as D.J.’s BFF for the upcoming Netflix revival of the original series, and it looks like Kimmy's wild outfits will be a major part of Fuller House. In the new triumvirate of adults working together to raise some impressionable youngsters, Kimmy will be the Joey to D.J.’s Danny and Stephanie’s Jesse. Goofball was always Kimmy’s specialty as a teenager, and she surely can’t have outgrown the goofiness altogether.
Kimmy in Fuller House will have a few major differences from her Full House days, and Andrea Barber will likely be able to draw on her experiences with her real-life kids for inspiration. Kimmy will be bringing a daughter of her own into the house to grow up alongside D.J.’s three ragamuffins. It should be interesting to see if Kimmy’s daughter is also embarrassed by Kimmy’s hijinks or if she takes after her mother in all things silly. Either way, the prospect of Kimmy and her daughter on Fuller House is one of the most exciting things about the series.
There’s no saying just yet if Fuller House will last longer than the single series ordered by Netflix so far, but Uncle Jesse actor John Stamos is confident that Fuller House has a long future, so Kimmy may be around to embarrass Barber’s kids with new episodes for quite some time.
Fuller House debuts on Netflix on February 26 starting at 12:01 a.m. PT. You can check out the cheesy but perfect trailer for the series here. Just be sure to brace for a wave of nostalgia first.