‘Full House’ Without Michelle is hilariously depressing

What if “Full House” was actually a dark family drama about a young father named Danny Tanner, so shell-shocked with grief after his pregnant wife dies in a car crash that he creates an imaginary daughter named Michelle? And his friends and family go along with it, worried otherwise he might completely mentally collapse?

Thanks to an anonymous YouTube user, we no longer have to wonder. May we present to you the hilariously depressing “Full House Without Michelle.”

It’s another brilliant demonstration that—kind of like Garfield Minus Garfield—there’s a bleak, lonely subtext to most cheesy, overly-optimistic pop culture.