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Apparently, Working On 'Full House' Wasn't As Fun As It Looked

Updated March 26, 2021 548.2k views14 items

While the cast of Full House played the part of a big, happy family in front of cameras, the audience never got to see what went down between takes. If they did, fans would have been shocked at the appalling behavior and scandalous sense of humor that a bunch of raunchy comedians kept tucked away for the sake of mainstream TV. The behind-the-scenes drama on Full House ranged from crude antics to attempts to get coworkers fired from the set.

Like other TGIF sitcoms, the series spent years generating a world of weird and unnerving details that the audience never got to see. The show's patriarch, Bob Saget, had enough dark and dirty Full House stories to write an entire book. Even his memoir wasn't enough to adequately cover all the Full House secrets these actors and actresses generated on set.

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  • Rubber Doll Stand-Ins Were Used For Inappropriate Behavior

    Because of child labor laws, the kids of Full House could only be on set part-time. Instead of bringing the Olsen twins in for every rehearsal, the cast used a 4-foot rubber stand-in doll to practice their lines and sometimes... crack inappropriate jokes. Bob Saget confessed in his book that the adults would get raunchy with the doll for laughs, often using it as the target of sexually explicit gestures and jokes.

  • Bob Saget Had To Change Soiled Diapers On Set

    You would think that the budget for working with babies would at least include a designated diaper changer. Bob Saget was forced to clean up the Olsen twins more than he expected during extended periods of filming. The only alternative would have been to keep filming with everyone smelling "a smashed-poo-filled diaper."

  • Mary-Kate And Ashley Were Stubborn And Often Had To Be Bribed With Candy

    Because Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were babies and toddlers for the first few seasons, the pair were often difficult to work with on set. Child labor laws kept the twins from being on set too long, so when the cast needed something done, they needed it done quickly and professionally.

    The twins often had to be bribed with treats - usually red gummy bears - when the adult cast wanted them to do something. Because no child can deny candy when it's in front of them, the kids would toss out their catchphrase, "Okay, you got it, dude," and comply with whatever needed to be done.

  • Instead Of Taking Notes, The Cast Drew D*cks During Meetings

    Because doodling d*cks on important papers is one of the oldest and most treasured ways to waste time, the adult cast members couldn't get enough of it. Instead of taking notes, the cast would scribble penises everywhere - especially Bob Saget.

    Saget admits he exhibited the maturity of a fifth-grader by drawing d*cks all over papers and proudly showing off his crude masterpieces to Coulier and Stamos afterward.