The Full House Valentines were clearly the winner of all of the Valentines we made. The final push to the win was when Danielle from Sometimes Sweet mentioned them in her weekend link up (thank you!!). Another way these Valentines spread were through @fullhousekid on Twitter. I started following @fullhousekid on Twitter and I absolutely love watching the Full House quotes show up on my twitter feed, they bring me back to happy memories. I highly recommend heading over to twitter and following along.
If you enjoyed the Full House Valentines, I wanted to take you into some of the behind the scenes work on how we chose the ones we did. We listed every character and came up with bullet points and stories that we remembered about them. And let me tell you, there were a lot of honorable mentions.
Uncle Jessie also said “watch the hair” and “have mercy.” He sang the song Forever and made an awesome music video for it with lots of candles. He hung a pink bunny on his wall from the wall paper left over in Michelle’s room. He owned the Smash Club. He used to be an Exterminator. He loved Elvis. Oh, and he once read that poem that started “Oh captain, my captain”. Here are some of the honorable mentions:
- Our love will never go out of style.
- I hope we gel.
- My feelings for you will never be exterminated.
- You’ve caught me in your trap.
- I’ve caught the love bug.
We also went through multiple Elvis songs and made multiple jokes about hips and listened to Forever.
Joey said “cut it out” all the time. He ended up on a TV show where he had the puppet Mr. Woodchuck. He was once caught in the living room singing along to Tiffani – and there was one episode where he was living in the garage and drank some water and became a fountain. Our best honorable mentions for Joey all involved the woodchuck:
- You make me bark.
- You’ve been ingrained in me.
Between the wood jokes and the fountain jokes – some of them got a little bit out of control as well. Those are not for blog posting though.
Danny was a clean freak (I mean this in the nicest way possible) who liked to hug a lot that hosted Wake Up, San Francisco. It was actually impressive how many cleaning jokes we were able to make. Actually, that was sort of my doing – and I blame my mother. Here were some honorable mentions:
- Your germs don’t bother me.
- You’ve swept me away.
- I’m a lean, mean, hugging machine.
Then with Wake Up San Francisco we ended up with some “would love to wake up next to you” – and that just seemed out of character.
DJ constantly said “oh mylanta” (which I actually used to say) and “whoa baby.” Her best friend was Kimmy Gibbler. She loved George Michael. She once did a singing number where she pushed Michelle around in a shopping cart on stage during the telethon. She had to decide between Nelson and Viper and got some good advice from Aunt Becky – and she shared a room with Stephanie for a very long time.
We considered using one of her phrases, but they just seemed too boring. Actually, at some point during the Saved By The Bell Valentines we realized that she once put her principal’s car on the roof – and I kind of wish we had remembered that earlier.
Stephanie‘s key phrases were “how rude” and “pin a rose on your nose.” She had a teddy bear named Mr. Bear. She was a dancer (I watched this video a bunch of times) and she was a Honey Bee. Honestly, we thought we were going to have more luck with the “dancing” concept, but these were the best we had:
- Step into my heart.
- You make my heart dance.
- You’ve danced your way into my heart.
Yet again, her phrases seemed like they might be too boring, and there were just too many fun things to do with Honey Bees to pass that up.
Michelle had a lot of key phrases throughout the episodes – “You got it, dude”, “aw, nuts”, “you’re in big trouble mister”, and “no way, Jose”. She also fell off of a horse the second to last episode. She had a bunch of friends throughout the shows (my favorite of which were Derek and Lisa because they sang Don’t Go Breaking My Heart). She actually didn’t have too many honorable mentions either, sad but true.
Kimmy rode a unicycle, had smelly feet, wore ridiculous outfits, always just barged in, and ate a lot of the Tanner’s food. She one said there are only three words you need to know in a foreign country – “bathroom, food, and boys” (I actually quote this a lot in my daily life – please don’t ask why) – and she ran away to Vegas to marry Dwayne (which didn’t end up happening because Danny and Uncle Jessie talked her out of it). Here were some of her honorable mentions:
- Don’t forget your helmet.
- You’re driving me crazy.
- You’re so bright and colorful.
Because Kimmy had such a big (and loveable) personality, it made her list of traits longer than most of the others.
Also, once I realized that we could put Dwayne on a Valentine there was no going back. We debated for a while whether we should put something about him quoting Shakespeare or “whatever”, and clearly, “whatever” won.
Other characters we considered were Aunt Becky (which was actually way harder than we had anticipated, because there weren’t too many things unique to her character – not to say we love her any less), Viper (he played in a polka band), Nelson (he was rich and could fly you places on his plane), Steve (who awesomely showed up in the last episode to take DJ to prom in her pretty gold dress), Vicky (who got proposed to in Disney World), and The Beach Boys.
The hardest part about the Full House Valentines was deciding whether or not we wanted to use the girls when they were younger or older. There is a huge difference between the characters when they were smaller and when they got older. This show ran for 9 seasons. That’s a very long time.
Also, you’ll notice the theme of the colors chosen for the Valentine’s throughout all of them. Red was always the dominant male character. Dark blue was always the sexy man. Green was always the comedy relief. Purple, pink, and yellow varied depending on character – with purple for main, pink for girly-ness, and yellow for wise characters. Gray and light blue were used as supporting males. Turquoise was used for general, and black was used for wise characters.
Feel free to tell me what some of your thoughts are in this process – if you think we made the right choices – if you understand why we made them. Or if you just don’t care, that’s fine too.
The above picture was taken from this source.