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‘Sad Full House’ reduces a sitcom to its most depressing parts

A cold fog rolls through San Francisco.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 31, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:44 pm CDT

We tend to think of sitcoms as a nonstop joke parades, but most include fleeting moments of emotional conflict and pathos. What if we stripped everything else away?

Well, it ends up being even funnier. In our favorite new webseries, “Sad Full House,” comedian Benjamin Apple compresses each episode of the gently amusing Full House into a 30-second snippet of anguish over failure, betrayal, and death—bracketed by the usual credits.

Sure beats sitting through an Arthur Miller play, doesn’t it.

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*First Published: Jul 31, 2014, 1:42 pm CDT