‘Full House’ Creator Jeff Franklin Misses Bob Saget ‘So Much’ On Show’s 35th Anniversary
Jeff Franklin is celebrating his baby “Full House” turning 35 years, but not without paying tribute to one of its most beloved stars, Bob Saget.
Franklin took to social media to mark the major milestone and also shared his thoughts on the legacy of the late actor, who tragically passed away in January.
‘Full House’ Creator Marks The 35th Anniversary
For the big milestone, Franklin shared a heartwarming throwback photo of the clan in a warm embrace. He joined the clan, which consisted of John Stamos, Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, and more.
The group posed in the “Full House” home with wide smiles on their faces. Franklin sweetly captioned the post, “35 years ago this love story began. And we’re all still madly in love! Love you all. And missing Bob so much.”
Coulier wrote in the comment section, “Love all those faces so much. My family❤️,” while Bure added, “Family through and through ❤️❤️❤️.”
Several fans couldn’t help but share the impact the ABC sitcom has had on them. One follower wrote, “Thank you all for making my childhood AND adulthood that much…FULLer. Bob Saget, always ❤️.”
Another heartwarming remark read, “I love how precious you all are to one another❤️ How blessed to have a whole other family❤️Thank you for so many wonderful years of enjoyment you have shared with us. I appreciate you all so much😊❤️.”
Following the horrific passing of Saget earlier this year, Franklin paid a heartfelt tribute to his legacy while revealing he wrote the role of patriarch Danny Tanner solely for the late comedian.
“I wrote the role of Danny Tanner for my friend Bob Saget. The character was kind, genuine, neurotic, a bit nerdy, a hugger with a heart of gold, and endearingly funny. That was Bob,” the famed director stated. “Bob’s charm and love-ability was the reason people embraced Danny Tanner. It was my joyful honor to be a brother of Bob’s for 42 years.”
Cast Members Reflect On 35 Years Of ‘Full House’
Co-stars John Stamos and Jodie Sweetin also had things to say about the beloved sitcom reaching such a great height.
During the “Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine” annual fundraiser for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, the pair dished on how far the series has come while reflecting on its lasting legacy. Stamos, who starred as Jesse Katsopolis, revealed that people didn’t think “Full House” would be a success when it first premiered.
“When when it first came out, the reviews said it wouldn’t last until Thanksgiving,” the 35-year-old said. “When it ended, it was time to move on. I was trying to keep my distance from it, And it just got bigger every year, bigger and bigger, and I realized, ‘Why am I running from this?’”
Sweetin also shared a similar sentiment, discussing the close bond she still shares with her co-stars after almost four decades. She told People Magazine at the event, “I mean, look, if you would have told me that the 35, 36 years ago, I’d be standing in a ballroom with all of these people at 40 years old, still having relationships with them and being as close to them as I am and having them still be my family, I would have been shocked.”
Stamos Doesn’t Know How Life Would Be Without His Best Friend
At the fundraiser, which came on the eve of the “Full House” anniversary, Stamos couldn’t help but remember his dear friend. The Scleroderma Research Foundation held a dear place in late Saget’s heart, and he had long-standing ties with the organization.
The “Big Shot” star, who joined Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo at the fundraiser, recalled that he and Saget didn’t get along at the early stage of their work relationship.
“The interesting thing was we didn’t really like each other in the beginning,” he shared. “We were very different, we came from different approaches to acting, and slowly our differences made us interesting to each other.”
The duo eventually became best pals, and that bond still holds strong even after death. The Emmy nominee mourned the loss of his dear friend, saying, “I don’t know how I’m gonna get through the rest of this world without him. You know, [my 4-year-old son] Billy does something funny and I’ll go, ‘I wish Bob could see this’ or I wish I could call him and tell him. It’s a tragedy.”
Last week, Stamos fondly remembered the “Raising Dad” star during Disney’s D23 Expo. As The Blast covered, the “Big Shot” star fought back tears as he recalled the last time he and Saget visited Disneyland.
“I do remember the feelings we felt. We had fun, we laughed, we acted like big kids, we felt that easy, unspoken love that happens between grown men dressed in weird pajamas,” he said through tears.