A 'Full House' reunion -- with two vacancies

Let us talk straight for a moment. "Full House" ran for eight seasons, but it was never what a rational person would describe as a groundbreaking show. Still, the family-friendly sitcom does hold a place in history. For better or for worse, it introduced the Olsen twins to the world.

The cast recently got together for an unofficial "Full House" reunion in honor of its 25th anniversary. Conspicuously absent: the mega-successful Mary-Kate and Ashley. Why weren't the twins in attendance?

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The answer, according to their publicist, anyway, is rather underwhelming. We were told via email that the reunion was in Los Angeles, and Mary-Kate and Ashley "weren't able to attend, given their work schedules."

From the looks of the photos, the twins missed out on quite a party. There was a cake in the shape of the Tanners' house, some ill-advised karaoke, and, we assume, a lot of dissing of the millionaire twins who dared not attend. Kidding!

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Stars Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J. Tanner, and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) shared photos of the get-together on their Twitter feeds. Barber wrote, "Love my Full House family. Full heart." Also in attendance: co-stars John Stamos, Bob Saget, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, and Dave Coulier.