April Fools Day: Netflix goes John Stamos-crazy
Netflix subscribers who were just trying to go about their lives and spend their day binge-watching TV were met with a a John Stamos-themed overhaul. The streaming service celebrated April Fools’ Day by channeling its inner ’90s teenager and obsessing over the former Full House actor.
The usual film and television categories on Netflix were edited to include references to Stamos, such as “Trending Now Like John Stamos,” “Comedies John Stamos Thinks are Funny,” and “TV Dramas That Make John Stamos Feel Things He Hasn’t Felt In a Long Time.”
In addition to the Stamos love on its website, Netflix also took to social media to proclaim its admiration. The service changed its profile picture on Twitter to include a photo of Stamos over its logo, and even teamed up with Stamos himself to post a fake trailer for an upcoming documentary about the actor’s life.
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In the trailer for John Stamos: A Human, Being, Stamos indluges in a meta-joke about his own ego by pretentiously telling the story of his life, and more importantly his brand.
“My friend, fellow Greek-American Ted Sarandos, head of content [at Netflix], he came to me and said ‘John, my friend, you’ve built more than a life for yourself, you’ve built a brand,'” Stamos says with affected drama.
Later in the day, Stamos staged an expletive-filled “caught-on-camera” celebrity freak-out at the Netflix offices to continue the prank. You can watch that video below.
Stamos recently teamed up with Netflix to release Fuller House, a sequel series to the ’90s sitcom in which he originally starred.