Would ’90s sitcom “Full House” have been better without baby Michelle (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen)? Thanks to a creepy YouTube video, “Full House Without Michelle” gives us a taste of a very different show.
The removal of Michelle in this version does have an explanation, provided by the creator of the video:
“Did Danny Tanner deal with the grief of losing his pregnant wife in a fatal car crash by creating an imaginary daughter named ‘Michelle’?
When viewers see Danny (Bob Saget) cradling empty space, the explanation takes on a tinge of madness. In a scene where Danny and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) talk to Michelle about pre-school, it gets funny again: The cuts to an empty chair are genius.
Alas, the real “Full House” did feature Michelle prominently, so viewers may never know how an entire series of an imaginary friend would go.