Meet the Fam

The Cast


Danny Tanner

Consummate family man, Senior VP of a large non-profit, in-home workout enthusiast, son of a preacher man.

Likes: saving money, 70’s rock music, bow ties, whatever’s best for his girls

Dislikes: teenage boys, cancer, NASCAR

DJ Tanner

16 going on 21, social butterfly, dancer/singer/Netflix user, near straight-A student (AP Bio was tough!)

Likes: cool clothes, Instagram, Pretty Little Liars, her Dad (seriously!) and his credit card (duh.)

Dislikes: at any given time, potentially anything.

Stephanie Tanner

Thoughtful teenager, aim-to-pleaser, television zombie, sweet middle child, straight A student

Likes: the DVR, taking her time, over-sized dessert portions, her Dad (honest!)

Dislikes: running, mornings, hustle

Michelle Tanner

Aspiring diva, gregarious fifth grader, funniest person in the house

Likes: creating things, singing out loud, fashion, her Dad (believe it!)

Dislikes: sitting still, imperfect hair, boredom

Jesse Katsopolis

Social networker, NBA Jam lover, high school graduate, not as funny as he thinks he is

Likes: pick-up basketball, a captive audience, music, dressing like an 18-year old

Dislikes: stupid people, things he isn’t good at, healthy food

Kimmy Gibbler

Just the name we use for any of the girls’ friends.

Why “Full House”?

A few weeks after the passing of the family’s matriarch, Lisa, the girls were sitting around the living room watching a“Full House” re-run when we realized, “Hey, we look a lot like that family!”–only we didn’t have a laugh track and our family passed gas a lot more than the Tanners. Oh, and technically we were short one uncle. But the parallels were too similar too ignore, and we joked about being “the real Full House” ever since. These are our real life stories, we’ve used the Full House names to protect the innocent.

Contact us: therealfullhouse@gmail.com

Legal Stuff

http://www.therealfullhouse.wordpress.com (“The Real Full House”), established December 22, 2010, is a not-for-profit family blog produced for the entertainment and information of friends and fans of our family and the ABC TV series Full House. This blog is not affiliated with or endorsed by the the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), its parent company (The Walt Disney Company), its affiliates, agents and employees, or producers of Full House. All content on this site is for entertainment and information purposes only and serves no commercial purpose whatsoever.

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89 Comments

  1. Hopie

     /  January 11, 2011

    AWEWOME blog — read all posts this morning (yea! no school!), and I promise I didn’t even cry once. I laughed out loud SEVERAL times. Can’t wait to read more – keep it up, Danny and Uncle Jessie!

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  2. Sharon Padgett

     /  January 11, 2011

    How do I subscribe to this???? I don’t see, “follow blog” on here!

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    • working on making this easier, Sharon. Though I favor wordpress for blogging, other blogs do a better job of making it easier to follow. If you grab an account at http://www.wordpress.com (very easy), then when you view our blog (or any wordpress blog) there’s an extra toolbar at the top and you’ll see “subscribe.” Thanks for reading! Like I said, we’re working on making this an easier thing.

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    • Ok, Sharon (and others)–at the bottom of the main page should be a button that makes it very easy to sign-up to be a follower now! We’re still learning a lot…about kids, blogging, cooking, etc.

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  3. ThunderBear

     /  January 11, 2011

    If my heart strings get pulled any tighter they are going to break! I’ve never personally witnessed something so awe inspiring until now. Just from what I’ve read today (and I’ve read it all; couldn’t stop!!) you have shared an honest and open glimpse into your life as a family without your beautiful Wife, Sister and Mother, Lisa. Sharing your personal experiences and feelings like you have here in this blog, makes me take the time to reflect on my own family—it really makes one think about and appreciate what they have. I want to be more like Danny! Keep it coming! Thank you!

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  4. Jane Winborne

     /  January 11, 2011

    Ok- I laughed, cried and drank a pot of coffee. Now, am emotionally exhausted and keep going to the bathroom! :) Loved every minute of it and look forward to more! Love you all!

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  5. Anna

     /  January 11, 2011

    Ditto to your previous reader’s comments, on all counts. Could hear each of you telling these stories as I stepped into 1531 with you. We Harris’ love y’all overwhelmingly. Thank you.

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  6. Jill

     /  January 11, 2011

    Love the blog, Danny & Jesse!! I can picture Lisa doing some eyerolling… with complete approval, of course! Thanks for sharing your journey.

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  7. Sherry B.

     /  January 11, 2011

    Thank you Danny (and the rest of the Tanner/Katsopolis clan) for making me laugh (and cry a bit). For those of us dealing with the difficulty of grief as we take life’s road, you inspire.

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  January 11, 2011

      You know how tough this stuff can be. I believe if you don’t laugh a bit you won’t get through.

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  8. Jenny Nelson

     /  January 11, 2011

    This is absolutely wonderful. I think I’ve read the whole string at least three times. Crying is cathartic — especially when you stop to think about what really matters. Well done. And I’m not just talking about the writing.

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  9. Jennifer

     /  January 11, 2011

    Wow! This is a wonderful blog thank you so very much for sharing and I will continue to follow! I have to tell you as I sat hear reading about Lisa,her name just sounded so familiar.Then I started thinking about a client I had years ago when I use to do nails/hair. I did a little more thinking and realized that my client was your Lisa and she was such a wonderful person. I remember when you two got married and when she got pregnant with your first,that is when I lost touch with her.
    My heart goes out to you and your family! I think you are very brave and an amazing father !

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  January 11, 2011

      I’m sure I’ve heard your name. Lisa was all about her nails! Glad to reconnect.

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  10. Robyn

     /  January 11, 2011

    Well, I’ve read all the posts (several times) and I’ve shed a few tears, but I’ve laughed a lot! What a wonderful blog. Danny, you continue to inspire me, and I’m really enjoying getting to know Uncle Jesse. Can’t wait for the next post. God bless you all.

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  11. Dotty

     /  January 11, 2011

    Danny, You are truly amazing and this does not surprise me at all, you doing this. You always did have a way with words. I will be checking this often and will also let my mom know you are doing this. Much love!

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  12. Amy

     /  January 12, 2011

    What an awesome site, Danny and Uncle Jesse! Your writing is inspiring and humorous and yes, I’m sure met with Lisa’s approval:) The laughter helps keep the tears from lasting too long. Hugs to all!

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  13. Kim Balentine

     /  February 1, 2011

    Just loving it!

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  14. Amazing! I love this blog. I wish you luck to you and your family! Great idea for a blog!

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  15. Insomniac-Girl

     /  February 8, 2011

    love the concept! :)

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful that you have an Uncle Jesse to help raise your beautiful daughters. I loved your D.A.D.D. post. You obviously did not lose your sense of humor. I

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  17. your IT guy says

     /  March 28, 2011

    Dear Mr. Tanner,

    I was in the Chapel @ Blue Ridge last Friday morning. I witnessed one of the most inspiring displays of courage I have ever seen. I was not aware of these events over the past 19 months. Your girls are indeed blessed to have you for their Dad. I am blessed to have heard this directly from you. My parents went to be with God, 7 weeks apart to the day, 18 years ago. My oldest sister is still in that shower, beating the tiles with her fists against God. I had stopped praying for her. I am praying again and will not stop. Thank you !!!

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  18. Amy Propst

     /  June 22, 2011

    As a college friend of Lisa’s, I am so touched to see this. I know she is with you in spirit and so proud of how you have made this difficult journey. My stepfather’s first wife died suddenly at 36 in the 1970’s. He had 4 young daughters. He married my mother 8 years later and they have been happily married now for over 25 years. We too were a full house, with 5 of the 7 kids living together for a few years-and only one son–my youngest brother!

    Laughter is indeed good medicine, so keep it up!

    May God bless you with health and happiness in the days to come.
    Amy P, Raleigh, NC

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  19. Amy Propst

     /  June 22, 2011

    Hey, again. Check out the Liz Logelin Foundation started by a widower who lost his wife just hours after she had their first child. Talk about inspiring!

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  20. You have been added to my Blog Friends blogroll! :)

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  21. Andee

     /  July 9, 2011

    I love the blog! I read it every day! Hope to see you all again soon!
    -Rachel Edwards

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  22. runnersdelight

     /  December 7, 2011

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! Here’s more info:

    http://runnersdelight.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/im-a-leibster-huzzah/

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  23. Katherine

     /  January 3, 2012

    Luv luv luv this blog!
    Read every single one. Keep up the good work!!

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  25. Cool idea. I loved the show growing up. It’s no loss that you’re missing Joey, though :D

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  26. Love the bios and blog! But I have to admit, as someone who does marketing and communications on the Internet, I was LMAO at the legal disclaimer! I know it’s totally for real and needed, it still made me laugh. You must have a lawyer around!

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  June 18, 2012

      Uncle Jesse took care of that – probably knowing I freak out about that sort of stuff!

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  27. I just found you and I am glad I did! Your outlook is so refreshing. I am just outside of Chapel Hill and had a Whoooaa moment when I realized you were right here in Raleigh. :)

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  July 16, 2012

      I spend some time over in Chapel Hill – it’s a great time. And my wife went to school there!

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  28. Hi! I just thought I would let you know that I have awarded you with The Liebster Award! Its a fun award among fellow bloggers. You can check out the link at http://ana74x.com/2012/12/10/i-would-like-to-thank-the-academy/ and whether you choose to play along is totally up to you. Cheers, Ana.

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  29. I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You are inspiring. :)

    http://murphymusthavehadkids.com/2013/01/22/one-lovely-blog-award/

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  30. Like my old boss would say “Get on with your bad-self!!” You are a true inspiration!!!!!

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  31. I just nominated you for a versatile blogger award. My pingback seems to have failed but the link is working. Thanks for a great blog!

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  32. Nice to meet you all!

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  33. Beautiful family

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  34. Your family is so inspirational, I loved Full House when I was growing up and now I love the Real Full House adventures. I look forward to folling your journey. Have a great day, Allie.

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  35. First need to say I just absolutely love this blog. I’ve not been around but a few weeks but I’ve checked out a lot (and I do mean a whole big ol bunch!) of blogs and this is one of my faves. So I’m new to this whole award nomination thing – but I do love your blog so I nominated you. From what I understand some people get irritated at being nominated?! – so if you are in that category – I apologize – I haven’t learned blogging taboo yet…lol. But here is the info: I wasn’t sure exactly where I should post this – so if this is not ok – please scold me and then redirect me! :) I nominated you for the WordPress family award. It’s under my posting for WordPress Family Award. You are to post your award with a thank you back to my link and then nominate some of your own favorites! :) Here is a link back to my nomination if you’d like to take a read and possibly comment: http://wahmcat.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/officially-title-award-nominated-momma-blogger/

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  July 21, 2013

      I appreciate the nomination. Although I’ve been around a while, I’ll have to admit I haven’t ever quite figured out the nomination stuff. But thank you!

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  36. Your family looks so happy together! Your family inspired me so much. When I get married and have family I want to open a blog like you guys! hehehe

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  37. I just absolutely love this blog! I am sorry for your loss, but I think its such an encouragement to share your lives with everyone (even with the stage names, which is awesome)

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  38. aileen

     /  August 9, 2013

    you guys are awesome

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  39. aileen

     /  August 9, 2013

    sorry for your loss:(

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  40. Just found this blog… I read a few posts and already laughed and cried almost at the same time! Wish everyone in the family all the best.

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  41. Paula Canterino

     /  September 2, 2013

    Danny,
    Thank you so much. My brother is 36 and his wife is dying of a brain tumor. They have two children ages 4 and 7. I would love to have my brother talk to someone who has gone through this. He lives in Pittsburgh Pa. Do you have any suggestions?
    Regards,
    Paula Canterino
    canterino3@verizon.net

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  September 3, 2013

      Whew. He has a very, very tough road ahead of him. I don’t know anyone up there, but I’d be glad to email him or make a call. You can give him my email address at therealfullhouse@gmail.com – I check it a couple of times a week. If it’s better for me to contact him, just shoot me an email and I’ll be glad to. I imagine at this point, he’s probably too stressed out to talk to anyone – but I’m more than willing if he’s open. Just let me know. And my real name is Bruce -

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  42. I just “met” your family due to my friends’ passing. She was a mother of 3 and someone posted this blog in hopes of her husband being able to connect with someone going through a similar situation

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  September 3, 2013

      It’s a really tough thing to endure, and I find that a lot of guys aren’t interested/able to reach out to someone who’s been through it before him. If I can help in any way, please let me know. My email is therealfullhouse@gmail.com – my real name is Bruce. I’d be glad to shoot him an email or will certainly respond if he contacts me.

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      • Danny/Bruce

        I don’t think my friends’ husband is there yet, as his pain is still so fresh (she died on Monday) but your blog (yes, I read most of your entries for the last few days) has helped me in my mourning. It also has helped me realize that three girls don’t always need a mother when they have such a wonderful dad (and support system) which my friends’ husband definitely has.

      • Danny Tanner

         /  September 5, 2013

        Yea…that’s too soon. Keep me posted.

  43. PS can you purchase your book for a kindle when you do release your book?

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  September 5, 2013

      That’s the plan. That is actually what we’re waiting on. Paperback is ready. E book not yet.

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  44. I am touched by the realism and warmth of your “about” page. You truly are blessed by god to have such a wonderful family. I will be following you to see where the Lord is taking you on your journey. If you get the time, please check out my Christian blog as well.
    God bless you and you “Full House”
    Chris

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  45. I have nominated you for the Most Influential Blogger Award. Please link back to my page and follow the rules to accept this award.http://gotmountainsormolehills.wordpress.com/ I really enjoy your sharing of your story. This was the first blog I followed. I envy your strength and courage.

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  November 17, 2013

      You are kind! I’m not sure I know how to link but I’ll see if I can get Jesse to help me figure that out. Thanks!

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  46. I just started following your blog. It is truly inspiring! I can’t wait to read more. Thanks for sharing your life as a father:).

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  47. Please accept my humble condolences for your incredible loss and heaven’s gain. No doubt your blog has inspired countless souls to carry on despite their own grief. Life is replete with unanswered questions, but one day our hearts will be whole again. Love your blog! May God continue to heal your hearts as only He can. Blessings! (New follower here…)

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  48. yogamama75

     /  April 7, 2014

    Hi there! I stumbled upon your blog in the WordPress recommended blogs section! I’m from Raleigh too, although we are living in Beijing right now. I look forward to reading more!

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  49. I am excited to read about your family! Way to go dad!!

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  50. Hey Danny, I sincerely enjoy following you and your family. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Here’s the link for more info: http://adventuresoflamari.com/2014/05/08/moving-to-germany-t-23-days-liebster-award/

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  51. This is an amazing blog! I hope you and your family find peace with death and cancer. I also lost my dad to cancer last May. I started a blog about it: copingwithcancer.org. Check it out :)

    Reply
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