‘Fuller House’ finally premieres on Netflix this Friday but for those looking to get a dose of nostalgia a little bit sooner, star John Stamos had the hookup via an adorable home video he shared on Instagram on Sunday.
In the clip, which is from the original ‘Full House’ cast’s trip to Hawaii in 1989, John Stamos can be seen hugging little Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
The girls innocently walk over to their “Uncle Jesse” at first, but then Ashley gives him a tap on the head, knocking his sunglasses to the ground. Stamos pretends to be upset, leading the girls to lean in and make him feel all better.
What’s funny though is the video could be viewed as a bit of foreshadowing for the dispute that played out late last year between Stamos and the now adult twins.
After the Olsen twins decided not to reprise their old role on the ‘Fuller House’ reboot, Stamos was reportedly ‘heartbroken.’ There was also some controversy over whether or not Stamos had personally discussed the reboot with Mary-Kate and Ashley or not. But eventually, just like in the video, everyone made up with each other in the end, with Stamos telling Howard Stern that he thought the twins were “very, very sweet” and that the only reason they didn’t join the reboot is because they were unsure they could act again.
“I think there was some confusion. They said first I didn’t ask them. And I didn’t personally, but I was told they were asked,” Stamos told Stern. “So I had a knee-jerk reaction and said, ‘Bulls**t, I did ask them.’ And they got upset, so I did call and talked to Mary-Kate and explained what the show is going to be and told them I’d love for them to be on there and they decided not to, which I respect.”
Stamos and the rest of the ‘Fuller House’ producers had a little bit of fun with the public spat when it released a teaser from the premiere in which the characters break the fourth wall. The cast stares at the camera while mentioning that Michelle Tanner couldn’t be there because she’s working on her fashion line in New York. That’s exactly what the Olsen Twins are doing in real life, of course.
Producer Jeff Franklin told reporters in January that the door will always be open for Mary-Kate and Ashley, according to Variety.
“We all tried to persuade them to come and play; they decided not to at this time,” Franklin said. “We’re hopeful that at some time in the future, they might change their minds and reprise Michelle. We only need one of ’em. We still love them, and the door is always open.”
Photo Credits: Full House/ABC/Warner Bros.