There will be no Full House reunion. I don’t know why media outlets are just now picking up on a seven-month old April Fool’s prank but they are.
It’s reason to be suspicious when an outlet quoted, the Newport Gazette, closed down in the late 1700s–when there was no such thing as either radio or television.
It should be noted that there was a smaller paper titled the Newport News Gazette but even that closed down in 1999.
NBC’s Today show reported on the hoax fooling everyone.
Anthony Ocasio, who wrote the original hoax for Screen Rant, told TODAY that he had no idea DisneyTreasures was going to reprint the piece, or that so many people would be tricked. “It says April Fool right on it,” he said.
Back in April, the “Full House” hoax wasn’t even the most popular of the site’s prank stories. Another hoax story, this one claiming that “Chappelle’s Show” was returning, did even better at the time. “That one exploded,” Ocasio said.
In any event, it was a brilliant April Fools’ Day prank from Screen Rant, where the article was first published.
The Tanner and Katsopolis families will not be appearing anytime soon on television with first-run episodes. I have hopes that Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin, and Andrea Barber all sit down for a reunion special one of these days.