While your memories of Full House may be quite rosy, if you go back and watch the show again, you may be surprised to find yourself quite disturbed. That’s not to say that there weren’t some great Full House episodes, but it was easily one of the most disturbing sitcoms that ever aired. Sure, it was one of the best family shows in the '80s and '90s, but a closer look will reveal some creepy things you never noticed.
Full House first aired in September 1987 and ran for eight seasons. It is an American sitcom essentially centered around three men trying to raise three girls. So, what exactly are the creepy elements of Full House? What did you miss when you watched it in your innocent youth? Check out the reasons why Full House is inappropriate as a family show below and vote up the strongest arguments.
Not only did people laugh at Danny's OCD, but they laughed at mental health issues in general. In “Grand Gift Auto,” Uncle Joey buys DJ a 1977 Firebird for her 16th birthday! Except it was stolen… So, of course the police get involved, but the family convinces the cop that Joey is a high-functioning mentally handicapped person. Um, does anyone else see how wrong this is? Not only is this illegal, but it's totally disrespective of actual mentally handicapped people.
Hurray! Jesse’s elderly grandfather, Papouli, is visiting! Oh, he died in his sleep… Full House was notorious for having disturbing guest appearances, like when Mickey Rooney played an eccentric old man who kidnaps Michelle and Jesse to spend Christmas with him in his store because he doesn’t want to be alone in “Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” Like, WTF?
Everyone knows that Bob Saget was a total perv, but Danny Tanner was a saint. That’s what made it so funny! But in the episode "The Graduates,” Danny stooped to Saget-levels of sadness. He starts dating a college student who was only 21. His eldest daughter, DJ, is almost in high school, which means Danny's girlfriend is only a few years older than his daughter. That’s objectively creepy.
Poor Danny. He was always the butt of everyone’s jokes. They would tease him and torment him about dust on the shelves, crumbs on the counter, and the dreaded tub-ring. Danny Tanner had a problem. He was absolutely neurotic about cleaning and it affected the lives of everyone he loved. He displays the signs and symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), where he has to clean things or he feels very anxious. It's a real illness and can come in varying degrees, yet Danny's family openly mock him for his irresistible impulse to clean. A supportive family would try to get the man some help.