John Stamos has one thing to say to a blogger who slammed sitcoms like Full House – have mercy!
Huffington Post writer Annelia Alex claimed in a blog post that Stamos’s old show and others like it “distorted my expectations for reality.”
And Stamos, who starred on Full House for eight years, called her out in a post on Facebook.
Cataloging the five “lies I learned from dumb TV,” Alex said that Full House and sitcoms like Friends, Will & Grace and “some show with Brook Shields” were bad life examples and “distorted my expectations for reality.”
Those “lies” included the idea that when you get upset and flee a situation, someone chases after you, as the adults did for the children on Full House. (Alex tried it after a fight with her brother over Chex Mix and it didn’t work).
She also took exception to the idea that “you will be friends and ultimately more-than-friends with the attractive person in the apartment across the hall,” or can afford to live in a luxury Manhattan apartment when you’re a coffee shop waitress.
But Stamos says she was missing the point of those shows.
“Annelia, if you hadn’t watched those … shows like FULL HOUSE you wouldn’t have been open minded and bright enough to write an article like you just did,” he wrote in a post on Facebook on Saturday.
“Don’t blame the way your life turned out because of TGIF – if you’re lucky enough to have kids – maybe you should have them watch re-runs of Breaking Bad – see how that turns out.”
“I get what you’re saying – I agree we did some silly unrealistic stuff [but] let’s focus on that and not the unrealistic stuff – because the happiness that these shows have brought to people’s lives – I’ve felt that more first hand than I’m sure you have….”
“Also,” he continued. “I bet more good than bad came out of those shows. Sorry it didn’t turn out that way for you Annelia or you simply just weren’t bright enough to take the good from what we did and laugh at the rest.”