Total Nerd Apparently, Working On Full House Was A Waking Nightmare  

Crystal Brackett
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While the cast of Full House played the part of a big, happy family in front of the cameras, the audience never got to see what the performers got into between takes. If they did, fans would have been shocked at the behavior and scandalous sense of humor that a bunch of raunchy comedians had to keep tucked away for the sake of mainstream TV. The behind the scenes drama on Full House ranged from crude antics and disgusting behavior to addiction and attempts to get their 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 own patriarch, Bob Saget, had enough dirty and dark Full House stories to make a book totally dedicated to the backstage drama that nobody got to see. Even his memoir wasn't enough to fully cover all the Full House secrets these actors and actresses generated on set.

John Stamos Didn't Like Working With The Olsen Twins And Tried To Get Them Fired


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Uncle Jesse wasn't always the hunky sweetheart that 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 dealing 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 the stand-ins didn't work out and the twins were brought back into the family.

The Adult Cast Got High Huffing Nitrous Oxide From Props Backstage


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Undermining every ounce of the moral capital generated by the season three episode "Just Say No Way," the adult cast members were no strangers to getting high on set. Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, and John Stamos were close friends and got into their fair share of trouble between takes. While waiting for a call onto set, the trio would make their way backstage and do whatever they felt like to pass the time—up to and including huffing nitrous oxide out of whipped cream canisters meant to be used for a kid's birthday scene.

Dave Coulier Cleared Out The Set With Savage Farts


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While on set, Dave Coulier had no problem letting loose any time he felt the need to break a little wind. According to Saget, the smell was enough to send the cast members scattering in all directions. The entire stage filled with the smell of Coulier's gas, and nobody wanted to deal with it. His hardcore rips are a recurring feature found on the gag reels for all eight Full House seasons.

Jodie Sweeten Turned To Alcohol and Drugs After The Show Ended


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When Full House came to an end, Jodie Sweetin, the middle-child of the sitcom family, was 13 and out of the job that she had held for most of her life. Like many child actors before her, she fell into a downward spiral that began shortly after she started drinking at the age of 14. She had her first drink after co-star Candace Cameron's wedding and things plummeted from there. Throughout high school and college, Jodie went in and out of rehab and picked up a methamphetamine habit on top of her drinking. She had success finding treatment for her addictions, but relapses ended up costing her multiple marriages and the custody of her first child.