Full House Cast Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Lots Of Throwback Pics And Bob Saget Love

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On September 22, 1987, Full House made its premiere on ABC, introducing the world to the Tanner family. Bob Saget starred as widower Danny, who enlisted the help of brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and best friend Joey Gladstone to help him raise his three young girls after his wife’s death. America fell in love with the wholesome family hijinks, and a lot of that is likely due to the actual affection the actors developed for each other over the eight seasons. The cast proved again how strong that TV family dynamic remains, as they celebrated Full House’s 35th anniversary with sweet messages and throwback photos.

The TV Tanners stayed close following the end of the series in 1995, even reuniting in 2016 for the spinoff Fuller House (available to stream with a Netflix subscription). The full strength of the actors’ relationships, though, wasn’t known by many until we saw them rally together following Bob Saget’s death in January. As the Full House cast looked back at the show that changed their lives three and a half decades ago, you can bet the Tanner patriarch was present in pics and stories and spirit. Dave Coulier, who played Danny’s BFF Joey, said on Instagram that he’s been blessed: 

John Stamos, aka Uncle Jesse, shared some home video footage from 1994 that appeared to be from an outdoor photo shoot on a very windy day — with he and Lori Loughlin doing a commendable job of keeping Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit (who played their toddlers Nicky and Alex) entertained. Check out Stamos’ Instagram post

Candace Cameron Bure — the eldest Tanner sister DJ — said she remembered that day, and as per usual, there was a story about Bob Saget and his infinite kindness not far behind. She commented on John Stamos’ post: 

Why are you making me cry? ❤️❤️ I remember how windy it was that day. I came out of the honeywagon and the door flew open and I fell down the steps and twisted my ankle. It swelled up and hurt. Of course Bob told me all the things I needed to do to help make it better and kept checking on me through the evening ❤️

Candace Cameron Bure shared her own sweet photos to mark the 35th anniversary of Full House’s premiere, as she noted that her life had changed for the better, and her TV sister Jodie Sweetin was equally grateful in her own post, as she thanked fans for welcoming them into our homes for so many years: 

The Stephanie Tanner actress noted in the caption that it was a bittersweet anniversary, as it was their first without Bob Saget. Saget’s wife, however, appeared in the comments to ensure his TV daughters were showered with love. Kelly Rizzo commented: 

Love you all. Wow. 35 years. ❤️❤️

Even Scott Weinger got in on the Instagram fun with a hilarious image of his character Steve with DJ in period attire, as he joked about how long 35 years actually is.  

Full House is 35 years old. These outfits were normal clothes back then. Happy birthday to my entire Full/Fuller House family. Love you DJ! #fullhouse #fullerhouse

There’s nothing like a good Tanner love fest to raise the spirits, am I right? It may be 35 years since the sitcom premiered, but these memories live on for those of us who grew up with the San Francisco-based family. You can revisit any of your favorite heartwarming moments by streaming all eight seasons of Full House with an HBO Max subscription, and the five seasons of Fuller House are available on Netflix.  

Heidi Venable
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Heidi Venable is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend, a mom of two and a hard-core '90s kid. She started freelancing for CinemaBlend in 2020 and officially came on board in 2021. Her job entails writing news stories and TV reactions from some of her favorite prime-time shows like Grey's Anatomy and The Bachelor. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Journalism and worked in the newspaper industry for almost two decades in multiple roles including Sports Editor, Page Designer and Online Editor. Unprovoked, will quote Friends in any situation. Thrives on New Orleans Saints football, The West Wing and taco trucks.