Michelle Tanner

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Michelle Elizabeth Tanner
Full House character
Michelle Tanner.jpg
Michelle was portrayed by fraternal twin actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
First appearance"Our Very First Show!"
Last appearance"Michelle Rides Again"
Created byJeff Franklin
Portrayed byMary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
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GenderFemale
FamilyDanny Tanner (father)
Pam Tanner(mother;decessed)
D.J. Tanner (sister)
Stephanie Tanner (sister)
RelativesJesse Katsopolis (uncle)
Rebecca Katsopolis (aunt)
Nicky Katsopolis (cousin)
Alex Katsopolis (cousin)
Joey Gladstone (godfather)
 
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Michelle Elizabeth Tanner
Full House character
Michelle Tanner.jpg
Michelle was portrayed by fraternal twin actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
First appearance"Our Very First Show!"
Last appearance"Michelle Rides Again"
Created byJeff Franklin
Portrayed byMary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Information
GenderFemale
FamilyDanny Tanner (father)
Pam Tanner(mother;decessed)
D.J. Tanner (sister)
Stephanie Tanner (sister)
RelativesJesse Katsopolis (uncle)
Rebecca Katsopolis (aunt)
Nicky Katsopolis (cousin)
Alex Katsopolis (cousin)
Joey Gladstone (godfather)

Michelle Elizabeth Tanner was a main character from the long-running television series Full House. She debuted in the show's pilot, "Our Very First Show!", which aired in 1987. Her final appearance was in the 1995 two-part episode "Michelle Rides Again", when the series finished its final season.[1] Michelle was the Olsen twins' first role; they were infants when they started working on Full House. The show currently airs in reruns on nick@nite.

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Character

Michelle Tanner is portrayed as being the youngest of the Tanner family, noted for her array of precocious catchphrases and personality. Raised by her father, her uncle, and a friend after her mother's untimely death, Michelle first debuted during her character's infancy, maturing throughout the progression of the series. She is depicted as being slightly mischievous, though her status as the youngest daughter of the family may leave her misdeeds undisciplined and spare her from punishment, to the chagrin of her elder sisters. Michelle also behaves quite playfully, being a young child, albeit many episodes end with her realization of a vital moral. Having never interacted with her deceased mother, Michelle occasionally yearns for a mother of her own, and episode plots have surrounded her desire for a mother and her plans to attempt to gain one through remarriage. She greatly enjoys her uncle's company, and he has been known to playfully tease her, albeit she was crestfallen upon learning of his relocation from the Tanner household in one episode. She holds a tendency to scheme when met with a new desire as an enhancement to the comedy of the series, albeit she realizes the errors of her ways by an episode's conclusion and she deeply adores her family.

Friendships

In season 3 when Michelle entered preschool, she met a boy named Aaron, who, that day, was able to wear the sharing crown because he brought his toys in. The two eventually became friends and stayed friends throughout the series. Also from season 5 to season 6 she was friends with a boy named Teddy. The two enjoyed doing many things together—it was revealed that they enjoyed dotting each others I's. When the two were in First Grade Teddy had to move to Texas. Michelle, saddened by the news, tied him up in her room tricking him into thinking she was teaching him how to jump rope. He was eventually untied and he gave Michelle his special toy and Michelle gave him her special stuffed pig "Pinky". Later, the two said they would write to each other. Teddy moved back in season 7.

That same episode Michelle made a new friend named Denise who then sat in Teddy's old seat and learned how to cross T's. They were friends for the rest of the show. She at first didn't want a new best friend, but she did like Denise. Michelle also made many other friends throughout the series.

In season 7, Michelle, Teddy, and Denise got into a big fight when Michelle's dad came in to class for Parent Volunteer day and gave an assignment to trace your best friend, leading Michelle to believe that you could only have one best friend. Then the three had trouble deciding who to trace, leading to Michelle taking advantage of the situation and she said she would pick who gave her the best stuff, but she didn't say it in words; the three eventually made up in the end after Michelle picked Comet the dog as her best friend.

Mary-Kate and Ashley after the show

After Full House, the twins acted in a varied range of works many works being produced by ABC, such as To Grandmother's House We Go (1992), a Christmas television movie, and the film It Takes Two (1995). During the mid-1990s, they acted in 2 musical video series', You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's... (1995–2003) and the mystery-themed The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley (1994–97).

The duo returned to the small screen in sitcom Two of a Kind (1998–99), closing out the decade in the TV movie Switching Goals (1999). By now in their teens, both had roles in the sitcom So Little Time, in 2001–02. Their voices and likeness also featured in a Toon Disney television series titled Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! (2001–02). Their last theatrical outing together – their first since It Takes Two – was the 2004 comedy teen film New York Minute. Bob Saget, who played the girls' dad in Full House even had a cameo role in New York Minute as himself. Mary-Kate battled with and received treatment for anorexia around the time of its release.[2][3] Mary-Kate will star as Kendra in the upcoming 2011 film Beastly, which is a 2011 film adaptation of the Alex Flinn novel of the same name.[4] She is working on a new film Story Of A Girl, currently in pre-production, having landed the role of Stacey. Ashley is not currently working on any acting projects; she continues to work as a fashion designer on high-end fashion brand The Row, which she co-founded with her twin, along with the diffusion line Elizabeth & James. It is also known that The Olsen twins have a Private company known as Dualstar The company publishes the movies the Twins acted in together. Mary-Kate made frequent apprences in the ABC Television Series Weeds in 2007. Mary-Kate and Ashley were also on Ellen and many other talk shows even when they were kids. It is now stated that the duo would like to be referred to as "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen" instead of "The Olsen Twins". Mary-Kate and Ashley have chosen to quit acting forever and focus on fashion. John Stamos has now announced that a Full House movie might be in the making.[5]

Crediting

The directors and producers of Full House did not want people to know that Michelle was played by a set of twins, so the girls were credited as Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen for most of the show's run. It wasn't until the final season that they were credited Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Despite the fact that the Olsens are fraternal twins, their physical appearances were nonetheless similar enough so that few could tell the difference between the two over the course of the show's run. In Season 1, Mary-Kate was used more often due to the fact Ashley cried when she was put on set for a scene. Most people think they are identical due to the song that the duo made which was titled "Identical Twins".[6]

The Honey Bees

From season 6 to season 8 Michelle was a Honey Bee (Spin off of Girl Scouts). Her sisters D.J and Stephanie were honey bees before her. It is known that D.J sold 725 jars of honey during her time as a honey bee. It is unknown how much Michelle sold.

Comet the dog

In the Third Season of Full House The Tanner family decided that they needed a good dog around the house so in the 7th episode of that season titled "And They Call It Puppy Love" they adopted one and they named the dog Comet. Michelle grew a big bond with Comet, she even dog-sat for him. The others had a great relationship with him too. In Season 6 when Uncle Jesse was on tour in Tokyo Michelle decided to dig a hole to Tokyo and she asked Comet to dig. In Season 8, the last season of the show Comet ran away and Michelle chased all around San Francisco to bring him home. That was the only episode that was actually filmed in San Francisco [7] and by the end Comet came home.

Book series

Shortly during or shortly after the show a book series was made for Michelle and Stephanie. The stories took place mainly during the later seasons. The stories included the sisters' friends and also many other characters. The plots mainly focused on the characters' struggles and triumphs. Michelle was about 9 years old and Stephanie in her tweens. The books were mainly published in the 1990s.[8]

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