Michelle and Danny Tanner are together again and we couldn’t be more excited.
Ashley Olsen made a rare public appearance in New York City to support her TV dad, Bob Saget, at the Scleromderma Research Foundation’s Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine fundraising event.
Ashley and her twin sister Mary-Kate played the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House from 1987 to 1995. The girls were only 9-months-old when they started the series.
When the Netflix spin-off series, Fuller House started, they were the only ones not to return to the cast.
“Ashley said, ‘I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17, and I don’t feel comfortable acting,’ ” executive producer Bob Boyett said as to why the girls didn’t reprise their roles. “Mary-Kate said, ‘It would have to be me because Ash doesn’t want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us.’ ”
After ending their TV careers, Ashley and Mary-Kate have created their fashion brands The Row, as well as Elizabeth and James.
“I was honestly disappointed that they didn’t come and play with us for at least an episode,” show creator and executive producer Jeff Franklin said. “But the door is still open and everybody is still friends and I hope that someday they’ll decide that it seems like fun to come back and visit us. I’m hoping that will happen. They were missed.”
That’s why seeing Ashley and Bob in the same place was exciting for anyone who loved the shows in the 90s.
The 30th anniversary of the comedy event in New York is near and dear to this TV dad’s heart.
Saget became a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation after losing his siter to the disease. In 1987 they launched the Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine fundraiser. Now, 30 years later his TV daughter came out to show her support at the event.
“So honored my dear friend Ashley Olsen came to support my SclerodermaResearch.org Foundation @SRFcure Event as she has all these years,” Saget captioned a photo of them with John Oliver.
Featuring food from famous chefs and performances from the biggest names in comedy, they were able to raise more than $1 million for the charity.
“Deep thanks to generous wonderful friends who gave of themselves to perform so brilliantly,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, the hilarious and delightful John Oliver, George Lopez, and my sweet lifetime friend Ashley Olsen for her continuing support at #CoolComedyHotCuisine benefitting the Scleroderma Research Foundation and our twelfth year for the event in New York at Caroline’s on Broadway.”
The 61-year-old comedian has continued to show his support for his TV daughters.
“People should do what they want with their lives, and when they’re 9 months old and they get a job, [they have a right to stop doing it],” he told Entertainment Tonight in November. “I love them very very much, Ashley and Mary-Kate, and they love what they do and acting is not what they want to do.”