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Bob Saget on 'Fuller House:' 'It feels like you're watching the old show'

By
Wade Sheridan
Bob Saget arrives arrives on the red carpet for the New York premiere of The Big Short on November 23, 2015. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Saget discusses Netflix's Full House revival 'Fuller House, noting, It feels like you're watching the old show. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Bob Saget arrives arrives on the red carpet for the New York premiere of "The Big Short" on November 23, 2015. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Saget discusses Netflix's "Full House" revival 'Fuller House," noting, "It feels like you're watching the old show." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- As Fuller House arrives on Netflix, star Bob Saget explains how the Full House revival will feel familiar to fans.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly on Thursday, Saget who portrays family patriarch Danny Tanner, noted the similarities the two shows share and what viewers can expect from the new series.

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"I think they should expect Full House," the comedian said. "To me, it's as close to what it was. It's really the same type of themes."

Fuller House, which reunites some of the original cast of the popular '90s sitcom, focuses on Danny's eldest and recently widowed daughter D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) as she moves back into the family home with her three sons with the help of her best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) and sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin).

Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin) and Uncle Joey (Dave Coulier) are all also set to make appearances. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who famously portrayed Michelle Tanner, declined to appear in the new series.

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"I think they executed the concept very well," Saget said. "It feels like you're watching the old show. But it doesn't feel like you're watching something retro. You're not watching The Brady Bunch Movie with fake wigs and stuff. You're watching everybody now."

On returning to the role and the series, Saget acknowledged that first he was a little hesitant at first.

"It was something to think about, because I wanted to know how they were doing it," he said. "John [Stamos], and Jeff Franklin [creator] and Bob Boyett [producer] definitely wanted the integrity of it to be there and not to smear the legacy. It's so funny to take it so seriously, but it needed to be taken seriously, and you didn't want to disappoint the fans, and I really do think most people will not be disappointed by it."

On Good Morning America Wednesday, Saget talked about the cast's chemistry and how they stayed in touch after the original show ended.

"We've never really spent time apart," Saget said. "We go to dinner, we see each other, and we're good friends. We all help each other. God knows they've helped me over the years."

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All 13 episodes of Fuller House are available for steaming on Netflix.

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