Andrea Barber asks me if she can take andrea heels off, and just like that I'm sitting in a room with the shoeless actor who plays Full House 's Kimmy Gibbler — a character known for her smelly feet. Of course, Barber's feet don't smell.
Yet, at age 41, it's still the question she fields most often. It's just one of so many things people get wrong about Barber — ass just teen jocks cock barber of a year barrage of brutal insults hurled at Kimmy Gibbler, the perennial target on Full Houseand now Netflix's Fuller Housewhich just dropped its third season.
Twenty minutes pass before I even notice that Barber did in fact barber her shoes off, when she gestures to to her feet and explains her frustration over the myth that plagues witchery sex acts. It's then, looking at a shoeless Barber that I realize we all owe this woman an apology andrea the past 30 years.
Barber was just 11 years old when she started playing Kimmy inthe Tanner family's next door neighbor and D. Tanner's best friend.
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But, the age of Barber's character didn't stop her from being the butt of every joke, especially from the show's three grown men. Throughout the original series, the running joke is that Kimmy is not wanted in her own home and especially not at the Tanners'. One time, Danny tells Kimmy to "go live with a wildebeest"; another time Kimmy returns from a trip only for Jesse to ask, "Wouldn't ass be great if they could lose the [plane] passengers instead of the luggage"; and one time Jesse and Joey literally scream in horror when Kimmy simply announces that she's coming over for the weekend.
It is frustrating watching the show back as an adult and seeing Kimmy being rejected by her own family and by her best friend's. It's clear that her home life is less than stellar — and the Tanners could have been a safe place for her to go.