Stephanie Tanner singing Ace of Base is peak Nineties Full House

The final season episode featuring Girl Talk was so iconic, they reunited the band in the reboot.

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During the final season of Full House, an episode aired that, apart from the Beach Boys episode, might be the favorite episode for music fans of the entire series.

"We Got the Beat" found Uncle Jesse beaming with pride when Stephanie Tanner announced she’s starting her first band with her best friend Gia.

Stephanie names her band Girl Talk, then recruits a drummer and Kimmy Gibbler on keyboards. The band has only one week to prep before a talent show, and under Uncle Jesse's management, they think they've got a good shot at winning an appearance.

What's likely most memorable about this episode is the song that Girl Talk chooses to play for their audition.

In 1994, the year before this episode aired, the Swedish pop group Ace of Base topped charts with their hit song "The Sign." Billboard dubbed "The Sign" the No. 1 song of 1994.

It's no surprise then that Full House chose this popular song to feature in the episode, and Stephanie Tanner singing lyrics to "The Sign" is basically one of the most Nineties images you can think of for Nineties kids.

The episode became so cherished that later when the sitcom got rebooted as Fuller House, writers made a point to reunite Girl Talk for another performance of "The Sign."

They even got the actor who played Stephanie’s best friend Gia to come back and reprise her role.

According to Sweetin, the original drummer Melissa Clayton wasn't available for the reunion because, at the time, she was one of the drummers who tours with Beyonce. According to IMDb, Clayton passed away the next year after the reunion episode.

On Fuller House, big sister D.J. fills in on drums for the reboot band reunion.

Although "We Got the Beat" is arguably the most iconic episode for the character of Stephanie Tanner, Sweetin told Newsday in 1994 that her favorite episodes were the ones where the whole cast traveled to Hawaii and Disney World.

For young Jodie, who grew up on Full House, the show ended when she was 14 and just getting ready to go into high school.

The network's decision to cancel the show wasn't due to any slip in popularity, but because the salaries for the sitcom stars had gotten too high.

It was hard news for Sweetin, who thought of the cast as a second family, and she told The Chicago Tribune in 1995 how bummed out she was when the news came that the show was ending.

"They really didn't give us an ending episode, which was kind of sad," Sweetin said. "It was hard, because they didn't give us a lot of time to say goodbye."

After the last episode wrapped, the cast did get together for one final meal, though.

"The cast went out to dinner," Sweetin said. "It was nice. It was sad, but I'm going to try to keep in touch with the people as much as I can."

When the reboot came around, Sweetin not only was back together with her old family, but also back together with her band Girl Talk, and back-to-back wielding guitars with her BFF Gia.

For fans of the original Full House series, it was perfectly executed TV nostalgia, with one fan writing a review that insisted, "The band reunion wouldn't have even been worth it if Gia had been recast."

These are the kinds of Full House super-fans that Sweetin loves to hear from most.

"I think Full House has some of the best fans in the world," Sweetin said.

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Don 28 months ago
This story is a year off on Jodie's age. She was born in January 1982, meaning that she was in seventh grade, not eighth, when "Full House"
eugenebelvinandmoosefan8 29 months ago
TV Characters Whose First And Last
Names Rhyme :
1 Ralph Malph (Happy Days)
2 Melvin Belvin (Happy Days)
3 Beaver Cleaver(Leave It To Beaver)
Does anyone else out there know of
any other TV characters OR actors
whose FIRST Name and Last Name
Rhyme ??
Dwayne Wayne (A Different World).
cantorpennerandpeeweefan 29 months ago
I would like to see a Reunion of Richie Cunningham s band on a
Happy Days Reunion Movie called
Whatever Happened To Chuck Cunningham? The members of
Richie's band were :
Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard)
Potsie Webber(Anson Williams)
Ralph Malph (Donny Most)
Bag Zombroski (Neil J Schwartz).
If there was ever a Happy Days Reunion Movie called "Whatever Happened To Chuck Cunningham?
Then I would like to see Randolph Roberts play Chuck Cunningham 2.
The movie could be Dedicated to
The Memory of these Happy Days
Actors Who Passed Away'
Tom Bosley(Howard Cunningham)
Gavan O Herlihy (Chuck Cunningham)
Al Molinaro (Al Delvecchio)
Pat Morita(Arnold)
Heather O Rourke(Heather Pfister(
Beatrice Colen (Massha Simms)
Jack Dodson(Mickey Malph)
Ed Platt(Officer Kirk)
Erin Moran (Joanie CUNNINGHAM Arcola). I hope that Misty Rowe (Wendy) Barry Greenberg (Moose)
Denis Mandel (Eugene Belvin) and
Scott Bernstein (Melvin Belvin) and
Crystal Bernard (KC Cunningham)
And Billy Warlock (Flip Phillips) and
Ted McGinley (Roger Phillips) and
Bag (Neil J Schwartz) and saving the best for last Henry Winkler as
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Beatrice Colen played MARSHA
SIMMS on Happy Days.
Tribute To Garry Marshall
Garry Marshall was a wonderful
man .Garry Marshall gave Viewers Happy Days And Laverne And Shirley and Noel
And Mindy and Joanie Loves
Chachi and The Odd Couple .
I miss Garry Marshall but his TV
Shows will Live Forever
I saw Garry Marshall on TV a
While back and he said this about the disappearance of
Chuck Cunningham:I decided to
have Chuck Cunningham Disappear from Happy Days with
no explanation and we will never
Mention Chuck Cunningham again on the Happy Days Episodes .And that's exactly what Garry Marshall did.
But at least Garry Marshall invited Chuck Cunningham 1 Gavan O Herlihy and Chuck Cunningham 2 Randolph Roberts
To The Happy Days Anniversary
Special on ABC in 2005.
I heard that Garry Marshall also
Was a writer and write Episodes
Of TV Shows.I think that it was
Garry Marshall s decision to
Focus the Spotlight on Fonzie
(Henry Winkler) starting with
Season 3 of Happy Days.
Garry Marshall played the drums
on the episode where Richie
Potsie and Ralph graduated from Jefferson High School and
Fonzie graduated from night school and that episode had the
Last Appearance of SPIKE played by Danny Butch.
Garry Marshall was the creater of Happy Days and his place in
TV history will last forever.
RIP GARRY Marshall.
If such a reunion movie were made, Randolph Roberts would have to play Chuck because Gavan O'Herlihy (the original and best Chuck) is now gone.
Unfortunately John Anthony Bailey who played Sticks Downey Jr on Happy Days for two Episodes only on season 3
Of Happy Days passed away but I don't know what year John Anthony Bailey (Sticks) passed away.
vinman63 29 months ago
Goes to figure Full House is a Brady ripoff and Ace of Base is an ABBA ripoff.
Rob 29 months ago
I dislike both Full House and Ace of Base so I give this story two thumbs down!
JosephScarbrough 29 months ago
Wow, I had no idea this song was that old. I hear it a lot of times on one of our local radio stations that plays mostly newer and contemporary songs (not necessarily a top 40 station, but you get the idea). I also could've sworn that the lyrics were, "I'm so sorry," instead of "I saw the sign."
I also remember the song from an ad for Texaco with a group of parrots beak-synching the song atop a giant Texaco sign. Ever since then, I have called the ad the "Swedish Parrots" ad.
Runeshaper 29 months ago
Must have been tough not really being able to say "goodbye", but it is AWESOME that they got the band back together! It was cool of Sweetin to try to keep in touch with her fellow castmates.
Pacificsun 29 months ago
Credit goes to Screenrant for this transplanted article, which otherwise could've appeared here:

Maybe this will save them the trouble.
Pacificsun Pacificsun 29 months ago
I think it's hard to put a finger on why this show (like Monk) doesn't seem to represent true classic TV fare as is come to be expected. FH a family, so is Brady Bunch. Both are fantasy world sitcom material. Could it be, just because one situation is more probable than the other? And that rather than being situationally driven, FH depends upon the cuteness (read that in italics) of "sooo" many characters?

For that matter, Monk is pretty improbable too.
harlow1313 29 months ago
The only thing that might have made this cool would have been had they covered The Shaggs' rhythmic, "My Pal Foot Foot."
Maverick66 29 months ago
Hate to tell ya, MeTV, but there's absolutely nothing about this show that is iconic.
vinman63 Maverick66 29 months ago
Ironic os that it’s not Iconic.
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