I learned many life lessons from two sources: Saved by the Bell and Full House. So the release of Fuller House in a couple of days is a really pivotal moment for me. I can only hope that with the revival of this life-changing show, I will finally be equipped with the life lessons I need in order to navigate my 30s. But until then, here are some of the life lessons I learned from seeing every episode of Full House at least three times in my life:
Never get in the back of some guy's van. If DJ’s date with Pete taught us anything, it's that unless you're married to him, don't go to the drive in with a guy who drives a van with no windows. Actually, just make that a hard 'never go to the drive in with a guy who drives a van with no windows’ rule.
Your first kiss is a really really big deal. The advice that aunt Becky shares with DJ about first kisses is why I waited to kiss a boy until I was 16. DJ was about to give that first kiss away in a cheap game of 'spin the bottle’ at her 13th birthday party and that is just not how you want it to go down. Which is why I waited for the perfect kiss moment until it never came. And then my first kiss happened in the parking lot of Hollywood Video. Womp womp.
I’m not the only one who struggles with my weight. Real talk, the episode when DJ eats ice cube popsicles and overdoes it at the gym was a really important moment for me.
I have to say that even though I am just 16 days younger than the Olsen twins, I learned a lot of lessons from DJ when I watched re-runs as I got older.
Aunt Becky picked the perfect wedding colors. Remember when Uncle Jesse went skydiving and ended up landing in a tomato truck and then jail? Well Becky was waiting at the church with her bridesmaids who were in blush pink dresses. So it was an obvious choice when I was wedding planning.
Motown Philly is the best Boyz ii Men song. Remember Stephanie’s dance recital? I loved those costumes.
Never let your friends pierce your ears. I’m not going to lie. I thought about letting someone pierce my ears behind my parent’s back because I had to wait FOREVER until they’d let me. But when Stephanie let Kimmie Gibbler pierce her ears and they got infected, I was terrified. I almost didn’t want to get my ears pierced when I finally WAS allowed.
Danny and Becky inspired my career choice. Danny Tanner and Aunt Becky hosting Wake Up San Fransisco was the inspiration for most of my home-made tv shows. Key K-Knows (pronounced ka-nose) and Diana Explains It All would never have happened if it wasn’t for them. And to take it one step further, watching them work on Wake Up San Fransisco contributed largely to choosing my career in video production.
This is just the tip of the iceberg ya’ll, there were 8 seasons worth of lessons.