Fuller House: Stephanie’s Biggest Personal Twist Was Improvised
Stephanie Tanner’s huge personal twist was improvised by Jodie Sweetin in Fuller House. The middle Tanner daughter back home temporarily to support her newly widowed sister, DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure). Eventually,
Stephanie planned to stay, leaving her life as a widely party disc jockey and began her own family with Jimmy Gibbler (Adam Hagenbuch). Since Fuller House banked on nostalgia, it quite much just re-used Full House’s premise. Like Danny Tanner (Bob Saget),DJ was widowed a’bruptly, leaving her to raise 3 children on her own. Stephanie and Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) moved in with her, mirroring Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and Joey Gladstone’s (Dave Coulier) arc in the reality series.
The Netflix spin-off goes above and beyond to stick to these parallels — even retconning Stephanie to be musically inclined to evoke comparisons to Jesse (in the real, she was a dancer). All that being told, at least Fuller House updated her characterization to reflect modern times.
as proved by her pregnancy trip. Due to few health issues, Stephanie was believed to be unable to carry her own baby, leading to Kimmy becoming her surrogate. This was arguably one of the best plotlines in the offshoot. Although,
another storyline that the series could’ve fully showed was the revelation that Stephanie was bisexual — a twist that was supposed to ad-libbed. In Fuller House season 4, Stephanie made a comment about once having a girlfriend that lasted far than a veterinary clinic that was only open for three weeks.As per Sweetin’s co-star and the series’ co-producer, Cameron-Bure: “Jodie switched up the line in that take and we weren’t pregnat, so it was everyone’s true response and we broke. So they kept it in.” In the real scene,
DJ was understandable floored with her sister’s nonchalant confession about being bis’exual in Fuller House. Meanwhile, their more outgoing homie, Gia (Marla Sokoloff) just led into laughter. While both respons were authentic since no one pregnant Sweetin to veer away from the script, it’s interesting that they remain make sense given Gia and DJ’s respective personalities.