“Life isn’t a Full House episode”, said Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner, in her memoir unSweetined . And she knows what she is talking about. During eight seasons the history about a widowed father raising three young girls together with his two best friends was one of the most beloved shows in the 90s.
While on TV the episodes and characters were politically correct and it always ended in a collective hug, when cameras were off the reality was very different from the show. Jodie Sweetin had problems very early with alcohol and drugs, one of the Olsen twins was almost fired and the perfect Danny Tanner used to make inappropriate jokes all the time. In fact, Bob Saget wasn’t the first choice to play the role.
And we can’t forget John Stamos bad behavior and he was even arrested because he was driving under the effect of drugs. In the other hand, Candace Cameron, who played DJ, shocked the public when she showed a very conservative side of her personality and admitted she decided to have a submissive role in her marriage.
We selected the secret facts ( or almost secret) that the cast would and producers would prefer the public never knew about Full House. Check it out!
13 The Adults Caused More Trouble Than The Kids
If in front of the cameras, the children were responsible for the trouble, but when the cameras were off, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and Bob Saget were more playful than the children. In his book, Saget that he and the other two cast members used to prank each other. And not everybody was pleased with their sense of humor.
“Dave, John and I would egg each other on and we were often driven to outbursts of non-family-friendly humor. When this happened, the producers and the parents of the kids would take us up to the conference room for a good talking-to.”, told Bob Saget. Can you picture that scene?
What else? As any grown up, they used to draw "men parts" on each other's scripts. It is hard to image the trio like that.
12 The Producers Almost Fired The Olsen Twins
We all know that Michelle Tanner was played by the identical twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen since they were toddlers. What most of the public doesn't know is that the directors almost fired one of them because they started looking different from each other when they grew up. Especially because Ashley suddenly had a freckle on her face that Mary-Kate didn’t. Rumors say that the producers would keep Mary-Kate.
However, uncle Jesse saved the day - and their jobs. John Stamos recognized how important the girls were for the show ( even playing the same role) and stood for them. He talked to the executives and said that the audience loved both of them “as a package”, not only Michelle. As we are aware, Mary-Kate and Ashley remained for the rest of the show.
11 Bob Saget Wasn’t The Original Danny Tanner
Danny Tanner is by far the most remarkable role on Bob Saget career. And let’s be honest: it is almost impossible to picture someone else playing the perfect and sometimes neurotic dad on television. However, he almost didn’t get the part. In fact, there is a pilot of the show filmed with the actor John Posey (who acted on Robocop 3 and Beyond the track), as the girls’ dad.
However, the producers felt Posey didn’t click with the rest of the cast. The pilot episode can be watched on Full House DVDs and we can see his version of Danny Tanner. We can see that producer made the right decision since he doesn’t have the same chemistry with the other actors. The show gained a lot with Bob Saget.
10 John Stamos Had A Crush On Lori Loughlin
It is impossible to deny their chemistry onscreen. John Stamos and Lori Loughlin were the most beloved couple on the show and there was a small chance they could have been a couple in real life too. Can you imagine that?
According to Stamos, they “went on a date to Disneyland before, you know, before we were both married. In real life, when we were 18, 19-years-old.” It made everybody wonder what could have happened and so does Stamos.“We did have some off timing, but no disrespect to her family and her husband now, I would say that she could be the one that got away.” Swoon.
Loughlin’s response was also very sweet: “Oh my goodness. Well, we’ll never know, right? I will always love John, always.”
We will always love the idea of them too.
9 The Olsen Twins Didn't Attend The 25th Anniversary
Feel old yet? We do! It's definitely hard to believe that over 25 years has passed since Full House first premiered. And in an effort to celebrate the show's success, the cast reunited in September of 2012. All our favorite stars where there, including Bob Saget, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin and Even Andea Barber, and they made their celebration known to everyone by posting pictures of the event online. But, as most would expect, Mary-Kate and Ashley did not show up.
News outlets and fans alike began to speculate why precious Michelle Tanner didn't make an appearance. Were the twins too busy with their new fashion lines? Were they out of town? While the twins didn't give any specific reason for missing out on their TV family's celebration, it's hard to believe that there isn't an underlying reason for it. Drama between the Olsen twins and the Full House cast? We think so...
8 Danny, Joey And Uncle Jesse Get Risky On Set
Although the show sent a family friend message, sometimes that was going on behind the set wasn’t like that. The fact is that the trio of adults on the show behaved as teenagers.
“We had been waiting awhile — they were still busy shooting some scenes of Michelle and her friends — and I was getting impatient. I grabbed Dave and John and we went into the prop room backstage and locked the door … I swung open the refrigerator, and behold! Six cans of whipped cream. Reddi-Wip. Nitrous oxide is dangerous. Can cause brain damage … Dave and John followed my lead and we inhaled the little bit of air still left in the cans that were meant for Michelle’s birthday cake scene. I guess we got elevated, don’t think so though. It was hard to tell, cause we were in a hurry and whipped cream started squirting everywhere."
7 The Show's Creator Left The Series - And It's His Biggest Regret
Jeff Franklin, the creative mind behind Full House, left the show in 1992 to produce another ABC sitcom Hangin with Mr. Cooper. It was not the first or the last time that the creative responsible for a show left it behind, but the show had a drastic change after he left. Franklin considers that leaving the show is “honestly the biggest regret of my life.”
From season 6 onwards, the audience watched a much different show and the storyline changes a lot. The imagination of Michelle goes wild, in an improbable episode she shows up with a donkey and DJ and Steve decides to break up. About the teenager couple split, the fans never accepted it and Franklin agrees with them. “I didn’t think that worked at all, and I thought that was something the audience was not enjoying. So 20 years later, I get the chance to make things right."
6 Jodie Sweetin's Downward Spiral
During an interview on Good Morning America, Jodie Sweetin admitted that she had issues with drugs. "Growing up in the business you have to grow up very fast - you do have a different type of childhood, that has its benefits and it has its drawbacks”, said.
In her memoir unSweetined, the actress revealed that she was addicted to meth and ecstacy. She was also drunk at the Candace Cameron wedding when she was only 14-year-old.
"I probably had two bottles of wine, and I was only 14. That first drink gave me the self-confidence I had been searching for my whole life. But that set the pattern of the kind of drinking that I would do”, said the actress.
She also admitted that she did 'snow' before the premiere for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 2004 movie New York Minute and drove drunk with her daughter next to her.
5 Full House Was Once Hated
Full House is one of the most popular shows on TV on the 80s and 90s. However, it was not love at first sight with critics. "When Full House came on the air, the reviews were scathing. We got an F in People magazine. All of the critics hated the show. It wasn't until Season 4 or 5 that we started to see good reviews. The critics started to lighten up on us”, revealed Jeff Franklin creator of the show during an interview on MTV.
Once again, the critics were also not very kind on Fuller House. "The reviews have not been wonderful on Fuller House so far. I don't want to say we're review-proof, but I don't think our fans really care what the critics have to say”, said Franklin.”I think the critics are taking the show way too seriously. They're there to have fun writing scathing reviews -- they love that. But they seem to be missing the point that this show is about fun. It's comfort food. It's revisiting the past. It's not to be taken that seriously."
4 John Stamos Calls Out The Olsen Twins On Twitter
One of the greatest disappointments at Fuller House was when the public learned that the Olsen twins would not be part of the project. Mary-Kate said she was surprised and she didn’t know about the new TV show. John Stamos did what any mature 50-year-old would: started a feud on Twitter. "I call bulls***.", twitted the actor.
We didn’t know exactly what happened since the Olsen sister didn’t reply the message, but things seem to be fine since Stamos tweeted the day after: "Had a sweet talk with M.K. today!". After that, he tried to minimize what he said first, because "There are way more important things going in the wold [sic] today."
What we know is that the Olsen twins didn’t want to be part of the project and they seem to be very happy in their current careers.
3 Bob Saget - The Dirty Dad
Talking about Mr. Tanner, we all remember him as the super dedicated and tidy dad, always trying to keep everything perfect in the house. Well, Bob Saget, who played the role, confessed that he is totally different from that character.
In his memoir, Dirty Daddy, released in 2014, the actor said that when the cameras were off, he didn’t really behave as the perfect dad. In his 2014 memoir, Dirty Daddy, Bob Saget admitted he was the polar opposite of his perfectly clean character, Danny Tanner when cameras weren't rolling on the set of Full House. In fact, made obscene gestures at a four-foot-tall rubber doll used as a stand-in for the children in the show. Everybody was laughing and having a good time, but Saget suddenly realized that the monitors were on and anyone in the studio would see what he was doing.
2 Uncle Joey's Has A History With Alanis Morisette
During eight seasons we have seen Joey Gladstone struggle with women and to get a date. Dave Coulier, on the other hand, didn’t have the same issue and even dated Alanis Morissette, one of the coolest singers in the 90s.
Rumors say that the song and, if it is true, their story didn’t end well. “ You Oughta Know” is about the actor. “And I'm here, to remind you / Of the mess you left when you went away / It's not fair, to deny me / Of the cross I bear that you gave to me”
"I dated Alanis in 1992. You know, it's just funny to be the supposed subject of that song. First of all, the guy in that song is a real a-hole, so I don't want to be that guy’, Told the actor to Buzzfeed.
“Secondly, I asked Alanis, 'I'm getting calls from the media and they want to know who this guy is, and she said, 'Well, you know it could be a bunch of people. But you can say whatever you want.' So one time, I was doing a red carpet somewhere and the press just wore me down and everybody wanted to know so I said, 'Yeah, all right, I'm the guy. There I said it.' So then it became a snowball effect of, 'OH! So you are the guy!'
Since Alanis never spoke about who inspired her to write that song, we still wondering.
1 Uncle Jesse Isn't So Well Behaved
Uncle Jesse was one of the most beloved characters on the show: besides his good looks ( and great hair), he was the carrying uncle and father who always put family first. The good-guy imaged followed the actor John Stamos for years, at least until 2015 when he was arrested for a DUI, charged because he was driving under the influence and sentenced to three years probation.
In 2016 the actor spoke about his addiction to Howard Stern during an interview on the radio star's SiriusXM. “I had a horrific DUI which I'm so embarrassed by. I could have hurt someone, it was really stupid and ignorant of me. I hated myself for that, it was a bad, bad thing," says Stamos.
“I was drinking and I was on some medications, antidepressants and that damn Ambien, I'm so happy to be off that, I'm completely off that, I don't take anything,” added.