When San Francisco-based director and editor Doug Cox decided he wanted to propose to his girlfriend Katrina Firenze, he knew he had to come up with a special proposal plan. Because Firenze is a huge Full House fan, Cox figured if anyone could convince her to marry him, it was the show’s Uncle Jesse: actor John Stamos.
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“I want to marry this woman. But there is a brick wall in the way that resembles a 6-foot-tall Greek god with better hair than me. And John, I have fantastic hair,” Cox wrote in a letter to Stamos. “Your photo has been on my living room wall for 3 years now. You’re in my home, John. We own the original ‘Full House’ board game, and we play it.”
The 37-year-old continued to describe Firenze’s obsession with the actor before finally bringing up the proposal.
“The way I see it, if you won’t marry her, please at least ask her to marry me. I have invested 3 years of my life without so much as an eye roll when she talks about you. Dude, you owe me,” he wrote before asking Stamos for a signed photo that reads “Katrina, will you please marry Doug?”
Stamos, however, had a better idea and recorded a video of himself delivering a message to the couple.
“From what I see here on this email you’ve sent, you’re a handsome man, you have nice hair, good beard, got beautiful blue eyes. Katrina, I would say yes to this,” he said. “If I was a woman, and I’m not saying I’m not, I would say yes to young Doug. So, I guess this is me asking you to marry him. And I hope you do.”
Then, Cox recorded Firenze watching the video from Stamos. Not only did she say yes, but she added, “Have mercy!”