Apparently, Working On 'Full House' Wasn't As Fun As It Looked
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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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. In his memoir, Saget wrote:
Cameras were rolling and one of the young ladies had made a poop, which had to be removed or we would have been holding a child with a smashed-poo-filled diaper for a long scene. I didn’t want the poo to cause a rash and soil my television child’s butt, so I decided to take the time to remove the aforementioned substance from the diaper, so that my television baby was poo-free.
Caring for the Olsen twins continued as the three worked together on the popular show, and after Saget's passing, Mary-Kate and Ashley remembered him as "the most loving and generous man."
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Dave Coulier Cleared The Set With Savage Farts
While on set, Dave Coulier had no problem breaking wind at any time. According to Saget, the smell was enough to send cast members scattering in all directions. The stench of Coulier's gas could fill an entire stage, and nobody wanted to deal with it.
His hardcore rips are a recurring feature on gag reels for all eight seasons of Full House.
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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.
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Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen Were Credited As One Child Until The Final Season
Since the Full House production crew didn't want the audience to know they were using twins for the role of Michelle, the Olsens were credited as a single child for most of the series. Instead of appearing separately as Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, their credits were lumped together as "Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen."
It wasn't until Season 8, when the twins had grown noticeably different and were gaining popularity outside of the series, that Full House gave them separate credits as "Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen."
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Critics Hated The TV Show
When Full House went on the air, the show had a Friday night time slot that was historically destined to fail. Not only did Full House get a DOA slot, critics absolutely hated the family sitcom, and bashed it every chance they got.
The show received an "F" in People, and critics continued to ravage the show until around the fourth or fifth season, though by then it was already a hit.
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John Stamos Didn't Like Working With The Olsen Twins And Tried To Get Them Fired
Uncle Jesse wasn't always the hunky sweetheart who melted hearts with a mere "Have mercy!" The Olsen twins could sometimes be hard to manage on set - throwing tantrums, crying, and basically being babies about the whole thing because, well, they were babies at the time. John Stamos got fed up with the kids ruining takes and urged producers to fire them from the show.
Full House tried using a couple of stand-ins after sending the Olsens off, but they didn't work out, and the twins were brought back into the family.