12. Full House
Air Dates: September 22, 1987-May 23, 1995
Stars: Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, John Stamos, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber
Before Bob Saget's famous "suck dick for coke" line from Half Baked and before he famously cock-blocked Johnny Drama on Entourage, he played Danny Tanner on ABC's Full House. Representing every tall, non-threatening, shirt-tucked-in white father, Tanner had a challenging TV task: raising three girls alone. And by alone, we mean with the help of his friend Joey (or Uncle Joey, played by Dave Coulier) and brother-in-law, Jesse (Uncle Jesse, played famously by John Stamos). All of them lived together with Tanner and his three daughters—D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle—and juggled their careers while helping the girls reach adulthood.
Uncle Jesse was the struggling artist with the cool hair, Uncle Joey was the comedian, and Danny hosted a radio show called "Wake Up, San Francisco" with Rebecca Donaldson (Lori Loughlin), who would eventually become Aunt Becky (need we make a "Becky" joke here?) when Uncle Jesse hit her with that Katsopolis game.
Even though there was the occasional minority character, and Steve Urkel did appear in a TGIF crossover episode, Full House was pretty much the Caucasian answer to Family Matters, save for a few minor details. Kimmy Gibbler played the role of Urkel on Full House, and few things scream "white-ass television show" louder than the name Kimmy Gibbler.
Like Family Matters, Full House started to get old, an easy thing when the edgiest thing on the show is an Elvis fanatic with smooth hair. Still, Uncle Jesse's handshake (or non-handshake, rather) is only rivaled in coolness by the "Harbaugh Handshake," and Dave Coulier will live on as the alleged inspiration for every angry white girl's answer to the entire Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack: Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know."