Craigslist Ad Calls for a Roommate Who Looks Like John Stamos
CHICAGO — Looking for a place to live in Roscoe Village? This pad might be the right one for you, as long as you look like John Stamos and act like his character Uncle Jesse, a Craigslist ad claims.
"My fellow heterosexual friend and I are looking for a roommate...to become the Jesse in our lives," the ad states.
Required characteristics include someone who is of "Greek descent," can play the guitar or drums, has "great hair" and who is "obsessed with Elvis Presley."
Saying catchphrases from the show such as "Have mercy" and "Talk to me" is a plus.
Of course, it all sounds like a joke, but the Craigslist poster claims his ad is based on at least a few real-life parallels to the '80s sitcom.
The 33-year-old poster, who said in a phone interview he wishes to remain anonymous, said he grew up in Beverly before moving out to the East Coast and having his 10-month-old daughter.
When he told one of his lifelong friends in Beverly that he'd be moving back to the city as a single dad, his buddy offered to help out, and the two decided to live together.
Starting to sound a little familiar, minus the Olsen twins?
"We thought, 'You know, what if we had our own Uncle Jesse?,'" the poster said.
The place he said he owns on West Roscoe Street (though not exactly at 2017 W. Roscoe St.) was converted from a three-flat to a single home and is 5,200 square feet.
And they've had a few hopeful responses, including one who claims he plays guitar and "used to look like John Stamos when he had more hair," according to the poster.
While he acknowledges his very slim chances of actually finding Chicago's version of John Stamos, he's keeping his options open.
"Who knows? There could be an Uncle Jesse out there," he said.
UPDATE: Curbed Chicago reports the photos used in the Craigslist ad are actually of this condo for sale on Hoyne Avenue, and that the man who is selling it even plans to have a "Full House"-themed open house.
We called the Craigslist poster back, and he claimed that he's not in cahoots with the seller of the Hoyne Avenue home. He admitted to being a constant jokester and said "of course" he doesn't expect a John Stamos lookalike to show up at his door. If he doesn't find a third roommate who's as cool with kids as Uncle Jesse, he'll settle for a babysitter, he said.