Aug 17, 2021
Full House “The House Meets the Mouse (Part I)” (part 1 of 2)
Ah, the early ‘90s. How much fun did I have drooling over The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past on the brand new god of gaming technology and beacon for the future, the Super Nintendo? How many times did I listen to Ace of Base’s “The Sign” before it slowly began to warp my mind and make me have fantasies about torturing small puppies? Still, I think some of my best memories would be those nights in the ‘90s I spent parked in front of the TV watching sappy family-friendly sitcom after sappy family-friendly sitcom. And really, what sitcom is sappier and more family-friendlier than Full House?
Well, okay, maybe a few. But come on! The makers of Full House didn’t just sand down all the rough edges—they painted smiley faces on them after. When the show debuted in 1987, most critics despised its wholesome image and unoriginal stories, and practically burned it to a crisp in a torrent of terrible reviews. Even so, the show in all its cheesy glory eventually began to captivate the hearts of children, mothers, and old people across the… I’m gonna say globe. Since I was one of its major fans and I haven’t seen an episode in years, I thought it would be fun to go back and rewatch a few episodes.
The first episode I’ll be looking at is “The House Meets the Mouse (Part I)”, one of ABC’s many “Sitcom Family Goes to Disney World and No This Is Not One Big Advertisement for Disney Even Though Disney Owns ABC (Watch Aladdin)” storylines. Here we go.