Over the course of pop culture history, numerous icons have come together in massive events. like Batman and Superman. the Flintstones and the Jetsons, and that time Tip O’Neill was on Cheers. Above them all, there’s the time The Beach Boys were on Full House.
Okay, let us set aside fatuous hyperbole for a moment, even though this is not a topic that requires any seriousness. The Beach Boys are one of the most iconic bands of all-time. Pet Sounds is a straight classic, a movie about Brian Wilson was recently made, and the group has crafted some of the most recognized pop songs in history. Like them or not, and there are plenty who dismiss their simple songs about cars and girls and what have you, they’re an “important band.”
Full House, meanwhile, is a show that a lot of people liked, and still like, for some reason. There’s a powerful nostalgia machine behind Full House. It’s on Nick at Nite all the time. They’re doing a reboot on Netflix, which feels both inexplicable and inevitable. It’s a goofy, soft sitcom that ran from 1987 until 1995 over the course of 192 episodes. Lessons were learned, hugs were given, and the rudeness of people was called out. It’s sort of the quintessential sitcom of its era now, for better or worse.