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

A cold fog rolls through San Francisco.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Jul 31, 2014   Updated 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?

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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.

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

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