Full House’s Golden Girls Copy Plan Is Perfect For The Next Spinoff

Full House's Golden Girls Copy Plan Is Perfect For The Next Spinoff

Jodie Sweetin’s suggestion regarding a Golden Girls-inspired Full House spin-off after Netflix’s sequel, Fuller House, sounds like a great idea.

Jodie Sweetin’s suggestion for a The Golden Girls-inspired Full House spin-off sounds like a great idea. Not long after Netflix’s Fuller House wrapped up, news of another spin-off for the ’80s/’90s family sitcom has started. No concrete plan for this project has been announced, but Sweetin has a great idea for another Full House off-shoot. 

Knowing full well how popular Full House was, Fuller House copied the premise of its predecessor. DJ (Candace Cameron-Bure)  finds herself in the same predicament as her dad, Danny (Bob Saget): suddenly widowed and left to raise three young kids. Like Jesse (John Stamos) and Joey (Dave Coulier), her sister, Stephanie, and best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) move into the iconic San Francisco home to help DJ get back on her feet. After five seasons, Fuller House ended with a satisfying finale, but in case any network or streaming service wants to revisit the Tanners, the best premise for a second Full House spin-off will deviate from what’s been done in the franchise before. 

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Instead of simply following the trend of a family sitcom, Sweeting suggests that the Fuller House follow-up should mine inspiration from another classic sitcom — The Golden Girls, which premiered in 1985. Apparently, it’s something that she, Cameron-Bure, and Barber tend to joke about. This proposed Full House spin-off would see DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy all living together, just the three of them. But instead of their Fuller House living arrangement, the trio will move to Miami and share a house there like Dorothy (Bea Arthur), Rose (Betty White), Blanche (Rue McClanahan) and Sophia (Estelle Getty) did. The idea not only offers a fresh take on the Full House franchise but it’s able to fully focus on the legacy characters instead of having to juggle an ensemble cast. That worked in Full House, but Fuller House clearly had a problem in this regard. 

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For what it’s worth, the rest of the Full House cast wants another Fuller House follow-up. While there might be some concerns about continuing the franchise after Bob Saget sadly passed away in 2021, Barber said that although it would be difficult to move forward without the actor, they know that he would be more than happy to see Full House continue through another off-shoot. It’s no secret that Netflix’s cancelation of Fuller House after five seasons came as a shock even to those who were involved in the project. Cameron-Bure, who not only starred but also produced the sitcom said that they were expecting to get at least six seasons, hence why they saved some storylines for future outings. But while a revival of Fuller House will finally able to give them the chance to tackle those lingering narratives, it’s arguably better if the next possible Full House spin-off gets a total overhaul, and Sweetin’s idea seems like the best way to do it. 

As interesting as another Full House spin-off may sound, there is no official development making it happen just yet. But if it ever happens, this is arguably more interesting than simply continuing where Fuller House left off. In any case, considering the premise of The Golden Girls-inspired offshoot, there’s no rush for it. DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy need to be a little bit older to actually execute the premise that Sweetin is suggesting. 

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