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John Stamos defends 'Full House,' fans ask for more family-friendly TV shows

The greasy-haired, motorcycle-riding, Elvis-loving character Uncle Jesse decided he needed to stand up to one Huffington Post blogger who called out the hit series "Full House."
Sarah Sanders Petersen, Deseret News Modified: May 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm •  Published: May 20, 2014
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The greasy-haired, motorcycle-riding, Elvis-loving character Uncle Jesse decided he needed to stand up to one Huffington Post blogger who called out his former hit series, "Full House."

Annelia Alex recently published "The Lies I Learned From Dumb TV" and listed "Full House" as one of the TV series that caused her to have unrealistic expectations in life.

When speaking of the show featuring the Tanner family, Alex complained that in real life she never received the same attention from her parents that Michelle received from Danny.

"By 14 I was bored by dumb sitcoms. They were too far-fetched precisely because they were too predictable," Alex wrote.

"I'm glad no one chased after me when I threw tantrums over Chex Mix. It helped me start to realize the difference between hackneyed fiction and challenging reality."

But actor John Stamos, who played the role of Uncle Jesse, recently came to the show's defense. In a response on Facebook, Stamos agrees that while the show wasn't a perfect example of real life, it did have a positive impact on viewers.

"I get what you're saying, I agree we did some silly unrealistic stuff and maybe it's not the way everyday families are today," Stamos wrote.

"The happiness that these shows have brought to peoples lives — I've felt that more first hand than I'm sure you have. … Also, I bet more good than bad came out of those shows."

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