Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin. The series originally aired on ABC Family, on September 22, 1987. The show had taken place in San Francisco California, and lasted until May 23, 1995, broadcasting 8 seasons and 192 episodes.
Everyone loves and adores the heart-warming characters in Full House. Even today I still enjoy watching re-runs of sweet Michelle Tanner and Hilarious Joey Gladstone. The story of the Tanner family begins with the loss of the mother figure in the house, Danny Tanner’s wife, Pam. When Pam was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver, her brother Jesse, and Danny’s best friend Joey, moved into the San Francisco home to help Danny raise his three daughters. Donna-Jo, Stephanie, and Michelle Tanner quickly became America’s sweethearts as Full House became a very highly rated television show.
During the introduction of remixes in Writing, Research, and Technology, Ashley DeBella-McNem (@AshleyDeBella) had composed a tweet on September 23, 2014 regarding the wonderful television series. The tweet included a YouTube video involving Full House. However, the video was not involving the normal Tanner family we all know and love. This video was a remix of Full House Created by HSG Productions.
Above shows the tweet posted by Ashley DeBella-McNem (@AshleyDeBella) on September 23, 2014.
After watching this remix, my views on Full House have been mutilated. This remix has twisted the family style televison show, in a creepy way. Danny, particularly, is portrayed as a strange and scary character. One scene that had really stood out to me was when Danny had said “Ooo, I just want to dip your legs in garlic butter!” This quote was said at one minute and ten seconds into the YouTube video. This clip of Danny to follow was disturbing as well:
The quote, “Ooo, I just want to dip your legs in garlic butter!” Was obviously not taken literally in the original episode this clip had played in. In the original video, Danny Tanner was simply using sarcasm. As mentioned in my previous blog post, Sassy Sarcasm, I had stated that “Sarcasm can change the meaning of what is being said by a person.” Which explains how Danny was merely joking about the quote in the original episode. Also, in Sassy Sarcasm, I had mentioned that in Sean Hall’s, This Means This This Means That, Hall had said, “There are different degrees or literalness.” The degree of literalness that was used in Danny’s quote above in the remix video was significantly great. Danny had literally meant that he wanted to dip somebody’s legs in garlic butter.
After revisiting Ashley’s tweet, it became apparent that she was also a bit frightened by the remix. Ashley had said:
“This may change the way you look at Full House…oh gosh.”
I agree with Ashley entirely. Although the remix has changed the way I look at Full House, it was a clever remix to create, and it was put together nicely. The soundtrack in the remix had added extra emphasis on the horror happening throughout the video. The fact that Full House is such a “happy-go-lucky” show makes it a good choice to remix into a horror video. In the future, when I make my own video remix, I will consider choosing a show or a movie that is as cheerful as Full House. This way, it will be very creative, and contain lots of juxtaposition, as well as other things that were considered in the theoretical analysis of a remix.
In conclusion, the YouTube video that Ashley DeBella-McNem (@AshleyDeBella) had tweeted involving Full House has definitely changed the way I look at the show Full House as well as the main character Danny Tanner, or Bob Saget. Although the remix was very good, it was scary to me since I have always adored the show. I feel that many Full House lovers may become upset by the remix, rather than embrace the artistic aspect of it. All in all I give major credit to the creator of the video, HSG Productions. There are many other creative remixes located on their YouTube page which may be interesting to people of Writing, Research, and Technology class.