Full House remains one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, as the show ran for 8 seasons from 1987 to 1995. The spinoff to the main series titled Fuller House aired in 2016 and ended last year. Despite its ending, fans are still talking about the show – more specifically the absence of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in their role of Michelle Tanner. John Stamos previously revealed how he was disappointed at their absence.
The controversy began when Netflix rebooted the series with Fuller House in 2016 and welcomed back most of the original cast, barring the Olsen twins as the twins had declined to be on the show in the first place.
While speaking to Insider, John Stamos commented on the Olsen twins’ absence from Fuller House and said it was blown out of proportion.
I remember trying to get them on ‘Fuller House’ and they didn’t want to come in or there was some miscommunication, or whatever it was — it was blown out of proportion. It’s remarkable [what Mary-Kate and Ashley have done since “Full House”]. It’s really inspiring. It’s just strange to think of them as those little kids. Now they’re such smart, powerful, important women. And they were smart, powerful, important kids too, but it’s just great to see.
Fuller House went on to have good success as it ran for five seasons. Regardless, it is truly a shame the Olsen twins were not around for the ride.