Fuller House, a February-released reboot of the 1980's and 90's syndication hit Full House, takes place in a familiar space: a Southern California soundstage.
But don't tell that to the throngs of fans whom the Wall Street Journal says are descending on the facade used in the show to represent the ancestral home of the Tanner family.
The resurgence in popularity? In Fuller House, a new generation takes over the same address, and hilarity does or does not ensue depending on your taste.
Over the years, many have confused the Painted Ladies, as seen from Alamo Square, with the Full House house. They're conflating two establishing shots from the opening of the show: While the Tanners picnic in Alamo Square, they (fictionally) live nearby, on Broderick between Pine and Bush.
The house is less recognizable now, with the addition of a tree and an intentionally different coat of paint on the once-red door. But that can't keep them away: “I have to yell at people to get off their steps,” one irritated neighbor tells the Journal.
The home's current owner has even installed a fence and, naturally, declined interview. In fact, shying away from the spotlight, the owner declined a "generous" offer to shoot exteriors of the house for the reboot, forcing the show's creator to use a spruced-up version of the original footage.
ABC7 followed up the Journal's report with word from another neighbor. She's been asked if she knows John Stamos, and says that when she leaves her garage, she has to yell at people to move. "What I do is I usually open the garage door and they ignore it. And then I go out and say, watch out! Crazy lady backing out! So far I haven't hit anybody," she said,
But why make the pilgrimage to the relatively unremarkable block? "You have to, says one fan from Nevada who clearly has not seen much of San Francisco. “In San Francisco, there’s Alcatraz and ‘Full House,’”
Another fan who snapped some Instagram pics added that "They can’t hide from the Internet.” He's quite right — these days, a quick search will turn up the house's address, and there's even a Yelp page (three-and-a-half stars).
You couldn't look that up so quick last time Full House was on TV. Actually, scratch that, because this time, Fuller House wasn't on TV at all.