Parents' Guide to

Full House

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Three men and three babies (er, girls).

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 37 parent reviews

age 8+


3 words. Watch, This, SHOW!!!!!! It is SO enetertaining, funny, and it's a classic.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 5+

Come on now.

Me and my three girls watch this all the time! The worst I ever heard was Hell from uncle jesse. I never heard them swear once. Great show!

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Great messages
Great role models
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (37):
Kids say (216):

Although Full House ran from 1987-1995, it maintains a distinctly 1980s feel. The male stars sport mullets, the girls wear make-up, and the humor is zany in that un-ironic '80s way. Yes, it's cheesy, and yes, it's amazing that it was on the air for eight years -- but it shouldn't be too surprising that it's back in syndication. After all, it's quickly paced, and the jokes are usually expertly executed. To top it off, beautiful shots of San Francisco are flashed like so much eye candy. And then there are those Olsen twins -- weren't they cute? My, how time flies. ...

Parents may want to watch a few episodes with their kids to make certain that the jokes are age-appropriate. But overall, with its canned laughter and silly antics, Full House is a rather benign trip into a more innocent era when Saget was considered the funniest guy on television. It's not fantastic television, but in retrospect, it wasn't that bad either.

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