As you probably guessed, here is Part Two of our “Gemini” induction into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame….
'Full House' is an American television sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show is about widowed father Danny Tanner who enlists his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and childhood best friend Joey Gladstone to help raise his three daughters, eldest D.J., middle child Stephanie and youngest Michelle in his San Francisco home. It aired from September 22, 1987, to May 23, 1995, broadcasting eight seasons and 192 episodes.
'Fuller House' is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin that airs as a Netflix original series, and is the sequel to the 1987–1995 television series 'Full House'. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller, a veterinarian and widowed mother of three sons, whose sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy—along with her teenage daughter—live together at the Tanners' childhood home in San Francisco, California. Most of the original series ensemble cast have reprised their roles on 'Fuller House', either as regular cast members or in guest appearances, with the exception of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who alternated the role of Michelle Tanner in 'Full House'.
Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner (portrayed by Bob Saget, John Posey in the unaired pilot) is left with three young daughters to raise after his wife, Pam, dies in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. At the beginning of the series, he works as a sportscaster for Channel 8 News. In the season two episode "Tanner vs. Gibbler", he is chosen by his station's general manager Mr. Strowbridge to be the co-host for the station's new morning talk show, 'Wake Up, San Francisco', alongside Rebecca Donaldson. In season one's "The Big Three-O," Danny's beloved car, "Bullet," is severely damaged after another driver rear-ends the vehicle, leading it roll out of park and become submerged in the San Francisco Bay as Jesse and Joey shop for new seat covers for the car to surprise Danny with as a present for his 30th birthday; Jesse and Joey end up bidding for a new car that is identical in appearance, unknowingly competing with Danny, who purchases the car (and later named it "Walter") after he calls the car dealership [where] Jesse and Joey are and places a bid over the phone.
Danny goes on his first date since his wife's death in the season one episode "Sea Cruise," as part of a fishing trip that was intended to only include himself, Jesse and Joey; he is seen going out on dates on select occasions throughout the series. While Rebecca goes on maternity leave in season five just before giving birth to his nephews Nicky and Alex, Danny ends up falling in love with her co-host replacement, Vicky Larson. The two of them begin dating in season five's "Easy Rider," becoming Danny's most serious relationship since he became a widower, and the two later become engaged in the season six finale "The House Meets the Mouse".
However, their relationship turned into a long-distance situation as Vicky was assigned various reporting jobs away from San Francisco. In season seven's "The Perfect Couple," Vicky ended up getting her dream job of anchoring the network news in New York City, but a long-distance relationship did not work for either of them, so Danny decides to break up with her; this leads him to a mass feng shui habit in the following episode, "Is It True About Stephanie?," to which his family acknowledges was his way of trying to cope with his breakup. Danny eventually meets fellow single parent Claire Mahan in season eight episode "Making Out Is Hard to Do," and [they] go on a date in the episode "Claire and Present Danger."
Although he is not established with this trait early on (season one's "The Return of Grandma" depicts him as begrudgingly trying to clean the messy house with Jesse and Joey after their mothers threaten to move in if they cannot keep the place clean), much of the humor surrounding Danny's character comes from his obsession with cleaning and cleanliness. Danny can often be found cleaning for cleaning's sake, sometimes even cleaning his cleaning products (in a version of the original season three opening titles, seen during episodes in which Lori Loughlin does not appear as Rebecca Donaldson, Danny is even shown to be cleaning his floor vacuum with a handheld vacuum).
He says the family motto is "clean is good, dirt is bad". Danny views spring cleaning as his equivalent to Christmas and home movies as his New Year's Eve (as revealed in the season two episode "Goodbye, Mr. Bear"). His quirkiness and generally "unhip dad" personality are also targets for humor. He is a skilled pool & dart player and guitarist (as respectively revealed in season four's, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," and season eight's, "To Joey, with Love").
Like most other characters, he generally cannot stand Kimmy Gibbler, considering her as “an annoying, obnoxious nuisance”; at times, urging D.J. to make new friends whenever Kimmy does something that irritates him. Danny also has one brother and one sister, and his parents are divorced. Unlike his brother-in-law Jesse (who is more into rock-and-roll), Danny has a taste for 1970s Disco music; one of his favorite songs is "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry.
In the first episode of 'Fuller House', Danny and Becky relocate to Los Angeles for their new talk show, 'Wake Up USA', and it is revealed that Danny got remarried to a woman named Teri. During the second season Danny goes through a little bit of a mid-life crisis since he just turned 60. In season three Danny reveals that he and Teri got divorced. Danny and Becky asked for raises on their show but since they asked for too much they are fired and replaced by Mario Lopez. After feeling sorry for themselves they go back to 'Wake Up San Francisco' to ask for their old jobs back but the station only wants Becky back.
To cheer him up, the girls somehow tracked down Vicky and surprised him with her. He invites her to the 30th "Dadi-versary" party the girls threw for him, Jesse and Joey. Since Becky, Jesse and Joey are all moving back to San Francisco, Danny announces he's moving back too, and back into the house. In season four Becky's talk show 'The Gab' was a success but it turned back into 'Wake Up San Francisco'. Danny refused to audition to be her co-host, and briefly lived life as a retiree. He eventually realizes that he misses being on air and gets his old job back.
Here are the shows which qualified Danny Tanner to join Bob Saget in the TVXOHOF:
In one episode, Danny and his daughter Michelle stopped by the show to see for themselves how much Bob Saget looked like Danny Tanner. (It would be this resemblance which landed Saget the role of Danny.)
Sitcom series "Full House" meets PETA. Characters from "Full House" get an unexpected visit from Futureman, who warns them against wearing fur in the future. The film also makes fun of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's fur-wearing. (Warning: Grisly video of animals being slaughtered for their fur is shown.)
O'Bservation: This PETA oddity should not be confused with a roblox video game by the same name....
"Full House" stars Danny and Stephanie Tanner are joined by Mickey, the star of "Baby Talk."
Some Jerk with a Camera
- Full House Goes to Disney World! (2013)
An ABC retrospective in earnest targeting 'Full House' and its 1993 two-part season six finale, "The House Meets The Mouse," in which the Tanners have a suspiciously eventful Walt Disney World vacation. Jerk talks about the show and shows clips from several episodes. Jerk explains the family almost went to Disneyland in the episode “The Seven-Month Itch: Part 1”.
- Pam Tanner (Full House) (2019)
Based on most of those entries, Danny Tanner looks to be tele-cognizant - aware that he exists in a television meta-universe. Or it's all connected because he was involved in the production of the TV series based on his life (as suggested by his visit to the set of 'America's Funniest Home Videos'.)
There is no other option but to consider the televersion of Bob Saget as being dead like the Bob Saget of the Trueniverse. (I think it also has to be accepted that they both died the same way.)