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article imageNeighbors expect more pilgrimages to home featured in TV sitcom

By Nathan Salant     May 5, 2016 in Odd News
San Francisco - They're back.
TV's fictitious Tanner family, which starred for years on the ABC sitcom "Full House," has returned in a Netflix update, "Fuller House," but fans never stopped coming by the old spread.
Neighbors say dozens of people show up every day outside the San Francisco house shown on the original TV series, even though only the outside of the home was shown and the series was filmed on a sound stage in Burbank, Calif.
On weekends, the crowd can grow to over 100 people, according to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.
Neighbors of the Victorian house at 1790 Broderick St., in the city's Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood, say the crowds have gotten bigger since Netflix began producing the updated Fuller House version of the series starring many of the kids from the original show living adult lives.
They say selfie-taking fans crowd the sidewalk, block driveways and stall traffic around the house, even though it's been painted and does not look like the one in the original series.
"Every time I come out, there are people," Mary Risley, 74, who lives across the street, told the newspaper.
"I've seen people ring the bell at 10:30 at night," she said.
"Some people walk up to the house with no-holds-barred," said Andrew Clemens, 30, a tech executive who lives a few doors away.
"They just go through the gate and take pictures as if it's public property," he said.
The original Full House ran for eight years, 1987-1995, and starred Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos, who are expected to make repeat cameo appearances in the new series.
"Full House" also launched the careers of the Olson twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, who originally shared the role of Michelle Tanner to satisfy child-labor laws and went on to television, film and fashion careers.
The new series follows the life of Michelle's oldest sister, D.J., played by Candace Cameron Bure as the mother of three sons who gets help at home from her sister and her best friend.
But knowing the backstory doesn't appear to be any help to the neighbors, who fear their generally quiet street is about to be overrun by overanxious fans spurred by the new series, which debuted in February.
"Generally they're nice people [but] sometimes they're obnoxious," Risley said.
"I've seen people out at 2:30 in the morning and they're flashing their lights, taking photos and blasting music," she said.
"My assumption is it's the rise of Instagram and everyone wants a selfie picture," Clemens said.
"Also, I think it might be featured on Google Maps or something," he said.
That is correct, the newspaper said.
Also, the Broderick Street address is promoted on Yelp and TripAdvisor, which do serve to correct a common misconception about the house.
It is not located at Alamo Square, even though the original series showed the family picnicking there across from the iconic Painted Ladies victorian houses on Steiner Street.
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