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Funny Jello

by Courtney on April 9, 2013

Okay, so I have had the most random memory in my head all morning…

While I was getting ready for work earlier, I was watching the news and heard the story about how Annette Funicello has passed away. Of course, hearing any news that someone has died is always a sad thing, but even after the story was over, I could not get her name out of my head. And then I realized that everytime I was saying her name in my head, I was saying it as “Annette Funny-Jello;” and then it dawned on me…

I was remembering the episode of Full House (wayyy back in 1991) where she and Frankie Avalon were on!


Joey was getting the chance to be on a TV series with them and Michelle kept calling her Annette Funny Jello. Pleeeeeease tell me that someone else remembers this?! I know I’m not the only former Full House fan out there!

But anyways…I told you that was random, right? ;) Moving forward…

Let’s talk about last night’s dinner because ohhhhh was it awesome.


Check that out…I’m eating veggies. And lots of ‘em too! Admittedly, veggies haven’t been at the top of my list these days, but last night there was nothing that sounded better than a big, veggie-filled salad. By the time I got home from work, Jay was already home and chopping up some of the veggies which totally made the salad a gazillion times better. You guys know what I mean!


My salad was filled with lettuces, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, red onion, red bell pepper, pickles, cheese, dried cranberries, leftover garlic chicken from Sunday, and a couple croutons. Jay also decided to throw a random tortilla strip on there, in case you happen to spot that. What a goober.

On the side, I heated up a couple pieces of TJ’s naan for the two of us, and topped them with some of this garlic cheese spread stuff that we have. It’s delicious.


A couple of hours later, the two of us were in the mood for a little something sweet, so we broke into our favorite after-dinner treat from the past two nights…

cookie butter and trefoils

Yes, that would be Trefoils girl scout cookies topped with TJ’s cookie butter. I opened this jar up over the weekend, and Jay has suddenly become obsessed. Not that I blame him…the stuff is UN-believable. We each enjoyed a few cookie butter topped cookies before tucking them back away in the pantry for the evening. It definitely would not be hard to go overboard on those!

The two of us spent the rest of the evening lounging and watching The Voice, and I must say that I am really loving Shakira and Usher on this season. The four judges feed off of each other so well and they are just downright funny if you ask me. We also had a few good laughs at Baby Tooth, who was very obviously making his presence known last night…we had a blast watching my belly move and seeing him kick and jump around in there. I swear, at one point he must have done a full flip…I think he liked the cookie butter too. ;)

Speaking of which…the Baby Tooth page was updated this morning!

Question for the Morning:

Were you a Full House fan back in the day? What were some of your favorite 90’s shows?

I know I won’t even be able to get them all here, but immediate ones that come to mind: Boy Meets World, Family Matters, Saved By the Bell, 90210, Home Improvement, The Fresh Prince, The Wonder Years (mostly because everyone told me growing up I looked just like Winnie Cooper), Step By Step, Blossom.

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 9, 2013 at 9:03 am

I freaking LOVED Full House but I don’t remember that…I remember every other thing from that TV show! haha!

I have to agree with Usher and Shakira on the Voice. I wasn’t sure how it’d play out, but it’s been really entertaining and fun so far.
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2 Ashley @ Life and Fitness April 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

I think I have seen every episode of Full House besides THAT one haha! My other 90’s tv obsessions included Dawson’s Creek. I LOVED Pacey haha!
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3 Alissa April 9, 2013 at 9:10 am

I don’t know if you know this odd fact, but at Disney’s Hollywood studios there is a pun on the wall to her: It is: A- Net-Full-Of-Jello. thought you would get a kick out of it.
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4 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire April 9, 2013 at 9:11 am

Ohhhhhhhh, I was/am the biggest Full House fan! It’s funny you say that because the only reason I knew who she was when I heard that she died was because of Full House! Boy Meets World was one of my absolute favorites, and I’m so excited it’s coming back! I pretty much lived for Friday night for TGIF. Those were the days!


5 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat April 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

I loved Full House! I used to watch it all the time! I remember that episode too! I also liked Saved by the Bell and the Fresh Prince. I still watch the reruns…lol! BTW…your salad looks delicious!


6 chelcie @ chelcie's food files April 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

I love shakira and usher too! (i mean usher is beautiful so how could you not love him..) but shakira is my opinion so much better than christina! I was such a full house fan which is why I can’t believe I don’t remember that episode!
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7 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

I was obsessed with Full House growing up. Hey, who am I kidding? I still watch it when I catch it on tv. :) I also loved Saved by the Bell, Boy Meets World, Home Improvement, Dawson’s Creek, 90210, Step by Step, Blossom, Silver Spoons. Gosh, I know I’m missing some! I miss those shows.
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8 Sara @ fitcupcaker April 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

I watched all of those- step by step (the song is in my mind now, step by step, day by day lalalala), family matters, full house which a patient at work was watching the other day. I got into it :) I miss those shows so much.
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9 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats April 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

OMG you totally look like Winnie! I loved Boy Meets World, Salute Your Shorts, Home Improvement, Clariss Explains It All and Step by Step. The 90s had the best TV! Seinfeld and Friends are still shows that I watch almost daily.
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10 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

Naan is just TOO darn good!! And topping it with a garlic cheese spread sounds amazing!!

I was a MAJOR Full House fan back in the day. I swear I have seen every episode at least 5 times. I also really enjoyed Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s Creek, and Clarissa Explains it All…to name a few!
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11 Brittany April 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

oh my goodness — I watched this episode again just last week! My mom has MS, so this was a particularly striking/touching/sad news story, but I’m glad she can finally be in peace. So glad I was not the only one to remember this episode…


12 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige April 9, 2013 at 9:21 am

Awwww – yes I remember that episode! Bum bum bum bum bum – Annette! (I think Joey talking about her MM days :)) I love watching FH reruns, too!
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13 Lisa April 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

Oh my gosh, Full House was my jam. I loved that show. I remember coming home from school and turning it on right away.
Totally remember that episode. I wish they still played re-runs, I can’t seem to find those over here.


14 Danielle April 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

Are You Afraid of The Dark was my ABSOLUTE favorite!


15 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie April 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

Don’t worry, I remember that episode! I still watch Boy Meets World and Home Improvement now — they are timeless :) I was also a big Hey Dude fan!
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16 Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty April 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

YES! I couldn’t figure out what I had seen her in but that was it! FULL HOUSE! I was a HUGE Full House fan myself. Gosh, there were some great shows back in the day…Salute Your Shorts, Hey Dude, Wild and Crazy Kids, to name a few! So fun!
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17 Shana April 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

You are not alone! I totally remember that (and all) of the Full House episodes! Lately I can not stop quoting things from the movie My Girl. Not a tv show, but one of my favorite 90’s flicks.


18 Emily @The Good Era April 9, 2013 at 9:43 am

So funny, I remember that too! My favorite episode was when Michelle got her head stuck in the stair railing. My sister’s niece actually had that happen on Easter and they used EVOO to get her head out! All she could do was laugh about Full House (once everyone was safe!), but no one else got it.

Favorite 90’s show has to be Dawson’s Creek, although I didn’t watch it until much later. Also, Boy Meets World!
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19 Lauren @ Berry Sweet Lauren April 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

Definitely watched most of those shows, except for Blossom & not a whole lot of 90210 for some reason?

I have Biscoff spread at home but I’ve never tried TJ’s cookie butter… I’ve always heard they are similar and thought they were the same but maybe not. If you’ve tried Biscoff, which do you like better?


20 Becky Przy April 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

That is the first thing I thought of when I heard she died. If it weren’t for full house I wouldn’t even have known who it was. An older man that came in for an appt at work was commenting on it to me. I almost mentioned the “funny jello” but I thought he might think I was nuts.


21 Natalie @ Free Range Human April 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

I loved The Wonder Years! I keep hoping they’ll release the seasons on DVD.
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22 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles April 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

I was never big on Full House, but I adored Family Matters, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Home Improvement.


23 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health April 9, 2013 at 9:52 am

I was a Full House fan too! I also loved Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
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24 Lynds April 9, 2013 at 9:54 am

Ha, that was the first thing I thought of too .. I actually texted my sisters and said “Annette Funny Jello passed away today” and they both got it .. I miss all the great shows we grew up with ..


25 Lauren April 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

I watched so many 90s shows, but Full House and Boy Meets World took away a majority of my time! I still can’t get enough! I love the Voice this season with Shakira and Usher! I’m just glad I don’t have to stare at Christina’s cleavage anymore. Sorry, but not sorry… She needs to realize she’s getting older, has a child, and should probably conceal her bittys a bit more!
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26 Annette@FitnessPerks April 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

There aren’t many Annette’s (my name), so it was sad to hear she passed! But no, never watched FUll house really. I didn’t watch much TV growing up at all.

That dessert sounds amaze!
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27 Trisha April 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

90s TV was the BEST and I totally remember that Full House episode! I was a fan of the entire TGIF lineup, as well as Nickelodeon’s shows, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Clarissa, Hey Dude, etc. Dawson’s Creek, 90210…I miss those shows!
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28 Trisha April 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

Also, the hubby and I are both totally obsessed with cookie butter on rice cakes right now. :)
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29 JenG April 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

When i saw she died yesterday i was telling my husband about it. His response..”who is that” Mine…”you mean to tell me you didn’t watch Full House?!”
That was my favorite show ever. Alf was a close second.


30 Karen April 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

Two things about this blog post :
1) I had the EXACT same thought about full house when I hear about Annette this morning!! Love it!
2) How have i never thought to put peanut butter on Trefoils before!! Thanks for the idea!!

As always great blog, I look forward to reading each day!


31 Erin @Axell's Kitchen April 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

Ah I am so excited Christina is me some Shakira!! And I have still yet to try that cookie butter and I want to soo bad!!
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32 Sami April 9, 2013 at 10:10 am

cookies on cookies for dessert? i can dig it ;)

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33 Amanda April 9, 2013 at 10:13 am

I always think of that episode of Full House when I hear Annette Funicello’s name!


34 Jacquelyn @justjacq April 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

Full house is on Nick now and I am so guilty of watching it at night. That show was the best, but I can definitely see why my brother would get so annoyed when I would put it on. When I watch it now all I can think is “how corny” and “man, Stephanie really is annoying.” but it is still the best. I loved boy meets world, blossom, fresh prince, sister sister, mr. cooper, rugrats, doug…. oh so much goodness.
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35 Lily April 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

I was born in 1995 and I have been obsessed with Full House every since I can remember! That, and 7th Heavan. ;)


36 Katie @ Baking and Swimming April 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

I love Full House! My other favorites were The Cosby Show and Family Matters. Those still keep me entertained!


37 Maureen @ Breaking Free & Finding Me April 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

OMG! I was doing the same thing! I was obsessed with Full House. I always made my mom tape it for me (good old days before DVR) and would get so upset if I missed an episode!
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38 Presh April 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

Fullhouse fan!!
I watch the replays still!!
I don’t remember that episode though lol.
Sorry it’s just you lol.

That salad looks yummy!
Cookie butter Oh my gawd.

I love 90 shows.
Sister Sister, All that, Full house,
Saved by the bell, Family Matters,
Fresh Prince, Boy Meets World,
and don’t let me start on the cartoons like Doug & Rugrats!


39 Tori L April 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

I totally thought the exact same thing with the Full House episode too! So glad I’m not flying solo : ) I also loved Boy Meets World too, and am sooo excited that they’re bringing it back with Cory & Topanga’s daughter with Girl Meets World – Just hope it lives up to the quality of BMW!


40 Linz @ Itz Linz April 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

um i LOVED full house! that was like the one show i watched when i was younger… did you know they now play reruns on like nick at night or some station like that?? tbs maybe??
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41 Andrea @ Andrea out loud! April 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

OH GOSH the 90s had the BEST SHOW EVER.
I loved Full House, Boy Meets World, Fresh prince, FRIENDS (still one of my favs), Saved by the Bell… oh the memories.
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42 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

I loved Full House back in the day (and still catch the reruns that are on these days), but I don’t remember that episode :( The 90’s seriously had the best shows though. Boy Meets World, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Fresh Prince, Home Improvement… Gah! I miss those years!
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43 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile April 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

I’m pretty sure Full House was the best 90’s show! I was obsessed. I also LOVE the Voice this season – they are all hilarious together!


44 Katie @ running4cupcakes April 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

I loved Full House. . . I still say to my dog “You will be my dog and I’ll call you peanut.” which Michelle said to Comet one time on the show. . . remember that? And cookie butter and girl scout cookies – totally going to try that one!
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45 Lyric April 9, 2013 at 11:18 am

I loved house! Me and my girlfriend Callie totally went through a phase where we were OBSESSED with Mark-Kate and Ashley because of full house. I also loved SmartBoy and Boy Meets World. I totally have a salad almost exactly like that waiting for me all packed up in my bag for lunch today. I. Am. So. Excited.
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46 Nicole April 9, 2013 at 11:24 am

The Voice is soo good this season!! Your right, Shakira and Usher MAKE the cast. They’re all such goofs I love it. Greatttt show. And I love all your throwback 90’s tv shows, when tv was really good :)


47 Meghan @ After the Ivy League April 9, 2013 at 11:31 am

Definite Full House fan over here! Although I don’t remember that particular episode, sounds like a good one though :) And cookie butter ah! It’s SO good. I’m allergic to the wheat in it so I really shouldn’t buy it…but occasionally it’s worth the side effects haha
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48 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 9, 2013 at 11:43 am

It is so funny that you brought this up today. My HUSBAND actually remembers the Full House moment and he was talking about it last night. I, on the other hand, don’t remember it at all. And I actually LOVED Full House. So I can’t believe that I don’t remember that moment! ;)
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49 Danica @ It's Progression April 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

I loved Full House, it was easily my favorite 90s show. I also loved the Fresh Prince, Boy Meets World, the Cosby Show, and 7th Heaven :)
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50 Nick April 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I had the SAME thought this morning. “Are you Annette Funny Jello?” I think her response was “Yes sometihng like that” with a very sweet smile.


51 Lauren April 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

What child from the 90’s wasn’t a Full House fan? I remember that episode vividly, probably because I shamelessly just saw the rerun a few days ago. :)


52 Kim @ Racing Bananas April 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

LOVED Full House and definitely remember that episode.

Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell, and Home Improvement were also favorites – oh to be young again :)


53 Miranda @ Miranda Runs April 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I LOVE Full House! Hi, I’m an 18 year old girl whose favorite show is one from the 90s ;)
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54 Leigha April 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Oh I just love salad. So delicious! I’ve never had “naan”.. not quite sure what it is! Full House was the awesomest show ever. I think everyone wanted to be the Tanner’s! It still makes it on my tv a few times a week since it’s always playing!
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55 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life April 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

THAT’S where I knew her name from! Thank you for clearing that up for me!

I actually still watch Full House…it’s on Nick in the mornings when I’m at the gym. :-)
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56 Lilly April 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I totally remember that episode, and it was the first thing I thought of when I heard the news! :( ABC Family plays Full House re-runs almost every night – I am very well known for putting it on in the background while I’m doing other things around the house.


57 Angela @ Health's Angel April 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

True life: I was once known as “Full House girl” because I was so obsessed with that show. Addicted. I could recite every episode, pretty much. And yep, totally remember that one and thought the same thing when I heard of her passing.

Everything about that meal looks so good- the salad, the naan, the dessert! I need to remember to buy pickles for my salads. I always forget about them!
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58 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

OMG!!! I IMMEDIATELY thought of that Full House episode when I heard this on the news this morning!!! Oh, Michelle…


59 Kim @ Wonderings April 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

That was the first thing that when through my head when I heard about her death as well. It’s amazing the things that stick with us.
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60 Julia April 9, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I definitely loved Full House! And Saved By the Bell, Fresh Prince, and most of those you already mentioned. Also, what is cookie butter?! We sadly don’t have a Trader Joe’s near us, so I’ve never seen it, but it looks like something my husband would become obsessed with too!


61 Courtney April 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

It’s just like biscoff spread, if you’ve ever had that (I haven’t). It’s amazing!


62 Ellie@Fit for the Soul April 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Hahahah I wonder if I saw that episode, though I feel like I did see her on the show! Gaaah I used to watch it MAINLY in Spanish since I grew up in Argentina, so some jokes or lines don’t quite translate smoothly…haha. And omgness those cookies look addictive and supa buttery!
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63 Brooke @ Running In Heels April 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm

OMG I thought of the exact same thing when I heard that she passed away!! TOO FUNNY!
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64 Shari April 9, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I adored Full House … even cried when it went off the air!
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65 Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake April 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Looks like my kind of salad! I love putting pickles in my salad…tastes so much better.
I was born in ’95 so I did not watch those. I however watched those other kid channels and lots of Barbie movies. When i was 10-15 I did however always watch the Cosby Show and Home Improvement when I got home from school because it would come on. And one summer I watched all the Friends Episodes. I love Friends. I could watch it all dayyyy
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66 Jessica Kane April 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Is it bad that I’m literally watching Full House reruns as we speak? Haha was flipping through and just had to stop, this show reminds me of being a kid! And I feel like I caught he “Annette Funny Jello” episode like a month ago! :)


67 Kelly @ Femme Fitale April 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Oh, Full House! The greatest show ever. I was so obsessed that my mom had to talk me out of getting a DJ Tanner hair cut in grade 3 (à la spiky hedgehog variety).

I haven’t tried cookie butter. What is it similar to?


68 Courtney April 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Tough to say…it’s almost kind of got a gingerbread flavor to it? It’s unlike anything I’ve ever had…just delicious!


69 Stacie Smith April 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I have seen every episode of Full House and I remember that episode! Danny was star struck when he met Annette. It’s sad that she died from MS complications. A family member of mine has that disease. It’s hard to live with.


70 Annie April 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I was a huge Full House fan too, and was thinking about that episode all day!


71 Emily April 10, 2013 at 12:41 am

OMG I totally had the same memory in my head all day too! I kept hearing the little dialog between Michelle and Annette where Michelle goes “Are you Annette Funny-Jello?” and Annette goes “Something like that…” Too funny! I was definitely a Full House fan way back when! That and Boy Meets World were probably my favorites


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