Friday, October 8, 2010

Dave was in town!

Last night we went to see David Alan Coulier. His physical appearance hasn't changed much over the years. I'm almost certain that you know him. Joe Gladstone ring a bell? Perhaps you called him Uncle Joey like the girls. He shared a home with Jesse and Danny who were also stand-up comedians. Alright, still not sure who I'm referring to? I know what it is, most of you were hung up on Jesse, not Dave Coulier who played Uncle Joey on Full House, one of America's top sitcoms
from 1987-1995. Although the first and second seasons didn't do too well, by the third season, America had fallen in love with the twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I think the highest ratings came from teens (and moms) who fell in love with John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse. Bob Saget, Uncle Danny went on to host World's Funniest Videos.

According to Wikipedia, the show was originally going to be adult-oriented and named, House of Comics, but because The Cosby Show and Family Ties had strong family values, the producers changed the premise to a family-oriented theme and named it Full House.

Dave's performance was G rated for at least the first hour; we left early. The audience was comprised of middle-aged and senior citizens who appreciated his humor; then there was the young crowd who had no idea or interest in his mundane schtick about life in general. They had no clue as to who Mel Blanc was, or many of the other references he made.

He said that Bob Saget performed 'blue comedy' and people would gasp and say, "And they let HIM parent those little girls?" Ha-ha. These guys were actors. The show was going strong and there would have been an eighth season if it hadn't been moved to the new WB network. John Stamos objected and decided to quit.

"Uncle Joey" briefly hosted World's Funniest Videos and Ice Skating with the Stars. He lives in California with his teenaged son. I wish I could say his comedy routine was 'fresh', but it was as clean and wholesome as "Uncle Joey".


Susan said...

I'm glad you had a good time Linda. It's always nice to have a good laugh. Susan

Donna Volkenannt said...

Sounds like fun!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Susan,
Yes it was enjoyable.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Donna,
It was a fun night out midweek.

Chatty Crone said...

I remember Full House and Uncle Joey - now I know where he went! lol


Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Sandie,
Yes, he's back on the comedy circuit. We had a great time. Thanks for commenting.