If you were a child who grew up glued to your television set in the late '80s and '90s — which is another way to say you were a child in the late '80s and '90s — then Full House was on your radar. In fact, it was probably the program you looked forward to most. As a sitcom that revolved around the lives of a widower, his brother-in-law, his best friend, and three kids, you'd think the show wouldn't have been that widely successful. Jokes on you, because people loved (and still love, as evidenced by its reboot) Full House. Though the main bunch carried the show, there were some minor Full House characters that true fans can recall and still dream about decades later.
Perhaps Full House captivated such a wide audience because it featured so many contrasting personalities. We could all find someone who we related to or saw ourselves in. For me personally, that was Comet the dog. Whether or not you identified with any of the members inside that actual San Francisco Victorian home, there were enough outside characters to keep things interesting. The minor characters in Full House were really what kept it going for so long. (You can only create so many plots about a father and his three daughters.) Below are the minor characters from Full House fans grew to know (sort of) and love (definitely).
1. Walter (aka Duck Face)
Poor Walter. Though his go-to visage might have been prescient, he wasn't very well liked by anyone. Especially by his love interest, Stephanie.
Before Tahj Mowry was the smart guy on Smart Guy, he was Teddy — Michelle's ride-or-die kindergarten homie. The Clyde to her Bonnie. The Sonny to her Cher. The... eh, you get the idea.
3. Aaron Bailey
Speaking of classmates, remember the snarky Aaron Bailey? How could you not? He was sassy and had great style.
4. Denise Frazer
Denise took over the coveted role of "Michelle Tanner's BFF" after Teddy left. She was smart, dependable, and an all-around good friend for Michelle. Also, Little Richard was her uncle. +10 points.
5. Gia Mahan
Gia was the most controversial character on Full House. She smoked. She wore chokers. She had make-out parties. She was the girl you were afraid of, but secretly wanted to be around.
6. Nelson Burkhard
Nelson was one of D.J.'s ex-boyfriends. He was definitely more into D.J. than D.J. was into him, which made things a little bit weird. Check out that vest, though. Points for Nelson too.
Though his name remains intimidating as hell, Viper was a sweetheart. He played guitar in Jesse's band — Hot Daddy and the Monkey Puppets. A name that, looking back on it now, is kind of gross.
Kimmy Gibbler's boyfriend was a dream. He was agreeable, didn't say much except for "whatever," and could quote Shakespeare. A man after my own heart.
Ryan was definitely a jerk because he stood Stephanie up at a school dance. How dare you, Ryan? We will never forget what you've done.
10. Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear was Stephanie's stuffed animal. He was dressed like a detective and, according to her, a "part of the family." Anyone who sees a stuffed bear that resembles this one out in the real world today will have instant pangs of nostalgia. Fact.
Rusty was Danny's girlfriend's son. He was a prankster and super rude. I'll never forget the harrowing scene where he gives Stephanie and D.J. gum that turns their teeth black.
In a bizarre turn of events, John Stamos ends up playing Stavros, Jesse's cousin who just so happens to be a con-artist who tries to hit on Rebecca and makes D.J. pay for his gross pizza. As you can imagine, Stavros didn't stay for very long.
To be fair, Comet shouldn't be listed as a minor character because his presence was so vital to the show. However, because he's not in as many scenes as say, Danny Tanner, he'll go on this list. The affable golden retriever was an ideal pet with a very good sense of direction. (See: that time he found his way back home in San Francisco.) He will never, ever go unremembered.
Honorable mentions: The Beach Boys, because they are The Beach Boys. And Steve Urkel, because he showed up one time in a brilliant crossover episode. Full House, you weird, beautiful show. Thank you for gifting us so many characters — minor and otherwise.