Sitting through old episodes of Full House will do a couple things for the mind: mentally transport you back to the '90s, and make you keenly aware of all the minor details you totally ignored as a kid watching the show. Case-in-point: I've recently realized I never paid enough to attention to Comet, the Tanners’ family dog in the past. Strangely enough, I can easily recall way too many details about one of the most underrated Full House characters — Stephanie’s stuffed animal bestie Mr. Bear, specifically — but with Comet, my appreciation for him came more recently. That’s a serious oversight on my part especially because Comet was super smart and he was responsible for tearing off Mr. Bear’s arms.
So, in an effort to make up for my inexcusable forgetfulness, let’s take a moment out to give Comet some much-deserved shine: He first showed his lovable, furry face in Season 3 when the Tanners adopted him in the appropriately titled episode, “And They Call It Puppy Love.” (How could they resist?) He was born on Jesse’s bed, which made him a total Tanner family shoo-in and, as it turned out, he totally had a thing for ice cream. And true to his Golden Retriever nature, he absolutely enjoyed spending time with loved ones.
Additionally, he was quick to hit the streets with a random female companion if the Tanners took their eyes off him for too long — like in the Season 8 episode “Comet’s Excellent Adventure.”
It's easy to see why the Tanners' ties to Comet ran so deep. If all this lovey-dovey dog talk sparks anyone's interest in pet ownership, here's what makes up a Comet, in a pie chart, that let's be honest, would just make Comet hungry.
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