Jimmy Fallon and "The Tonight Show" know what people want: more "Fuller House" and more Donald Trump. Tuesday night's show featured a sketch featuring just that, including the entire cast of the upcoming Netflix series and Fallon playing the Donald himself.
Fallon gives a pretty impressive portrayal of the Republican presidential candidate throughout the sketch, which centers around a disheartened Trump turning to his "three dads" for comfort in the face of a beleaguered campaign. Terrified to be branded a "loser," Trump asks for support from Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos, all reprising their roles from "Full House."
Eventually, Lori Laughlin, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber also join the bit, as their characters all attempt to teach Trump a lesson about acceptance and family. The skit managed to effectively ridicule Trump's oft-racist political positions while also tweaking pop culture's obsession with nostalgia, packing the six-minute sketch full of nearly every "Full House" catchphrase, including a full cast singalong of the theme song.
The segment was filmed hours before the cast arrived at the Grove for the Los Angeles premiere of "Fuller House."
"It was so cool to have everyone come do this. It's a good one. There's a lot of eye work. And I'm forever damaging Michelle's line, probably," Fallon told The Times ahead of filming Tuesday's episode.
Fallon went on to reminisce about hosting his first ever "Full House" reunion toward the end of his run on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
"By the way, I want to say, we were the first ones to even bring [Saget, Coulier, and Stamos] back together on our show. Stamos didn't even want to do Uncle Jesse. He kept saying, 'I don't want to do Uncle Jesse.' I said, 'Dude, just do it,'" Fallon recalled, before adding, "We should at least be given credit for it. At least bring it up! Be, like, 'Hey, Jimmy, you were the first one to have us come back!'"
"Fuller House," debuting Feb. 26 on Netflix, is a sequel series to "Full House," the ABC sitcom that premiered in 1987 and centered around Danny Tanner (Saget), a recently widowed father of three, and his life raising his daughters with the help of his brother-in-law (Stamos) and best friend (Coulier). The Netflix series will adopt this same basic premise, but instead utilize two of the daughters (Cameron-Bure and Sweetin) and their childhood friend (Barber) as the central characters.
This, of course, sounds like a natural fit for the antics of Donald Trump. Watch now and experience for yourself the magic of two disparate Google trending topics meeting for the first time.
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