When the "Full House" revival series was announced earlier this week, shouts of "Oh, Mylanta!" could be heard near and far. Though, after the initial surprise wore off, the number one question on everyone's minds was would Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen reprise their role as Michelle Tanner? The twins famously split the role of the littlest Tanner in the beloved '90s sitcom.
Candace Cameron Bure recently told Us Weekly that "Fuller House" only needs one Olsen. First of all, way harsh, Tai. And secondly, if the Netflix series does, in fact, only need one Olsen, then here's why it absolutely has to be Ashley. Sorry, MK.
It's her redemption arc.
Way back when, Ashley was nearly fired from "Full House." By the time season six started production, Mary-Kate and Ashley began to look so different that audiences could actually tell them apart. Producers considered giving Mary-Kate the role of Michelle Tanner full-time because she had a knack for comedy.
But John "Uncle Jesse" Stamos proved to be the ultimate MK+A stan and put his foot down. Stamos didn’t want Ashley to leave the show because of the Olsen twins' growing popularity. Pretty nice of him considering he once got the twins temporarily fired from the show for crying too much back in season one.
So what better way to show those producers that she's still got it (dude) -- and shut down those haters -- than to make an appearance in "Fuller House?" This is your time for redemption, Ashley! Take it.
She's long overdue for a TV comeback.
Mary-Kate is the obvious choice for Michelle. After all, she's continued acting -- with a memorable guest stint on "Weeds" and a starring role in the 2011 flick "Beastly" alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer -- since their last joint feature film, 2004's "New York Minute." Ashley, for the most part, has put her focus into their two high fashion brands, The Row and Elizabeth and James.
This is why Ashley's return to TV would be much more epic. It be totally unexpected, and therefore, way more awesome.
Ashley is funny too.
According to Olsen twin lore, Mary-Kate handled the comedic scenes on "Full House," while Ashley filmed the more dramatic moments. While that may have been true two decades ago, MK+A both agree now that Ashley is the funnier twin. So let's all stop spreading these lies that Ashley is the wet blanket, okay?
Ashley is Elizabeth Olsen's favorite sister.Marvel
That has to count for something, right? Whatever Scarlet Witch says goes. You don't want to get on her bad side.