28 Behind the Scenes Facts from Full House

The sitcom Full House had a full run on ABC, spanning eight seasons and 192 episodes from 1987 to 1995. You know Michelle was played by those now-so-hip Olsen twins, but there is plenty most Full House trivia and behind the scenes scoop to learn! These Full House facts will take you back to TGIF and let you in on all kinds of Full House secrets from the set, the actors, and more!

Set in San Francisco, the show followed widowed father Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) who moves in with his friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) to help raise his three daughters: D.J. (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). The Olsen twins built an empire after exposure on Full House, and Stamos became a Greek yogurt-shilling heartthrob.

But did you know that someone else played Danny in the pilot? Or that only one episode was actually filmed in San Francisco? How about the family dog Comet's other blockbuster role?

This beloved family sitcom picked up several awards over the years and was a cultural phenomenon back in the late '80s and early '90s. As of August 2014, there is even talk of rebooting the series with some of the original cast members. Who is game to return? Read on for that and all the full details... about Full House!

  • John Stamos Fought to Keep Both Mary-Kate and Ashley

    By the time the twins were six year olds, audiences could tell them apart. Though the powers that be considered having just Mary-Kate continue in the role, Stamos didn't want Ashley to have to leave, so both were kept on.
  • Which Character Spoke the First Line of the Series?

    Danny Tanner, played by Bob Saget, had the first line in the series. For Full House to come full circle, he also spoke the last line in the series.
  • The Tanner House Was Worth Bank

    The Tanner House Was Worth Bank
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    The oldest of San Francisco's seven "Painted Ladies" was used for exterior shots of the Tanner house. In 2014, the house sold for $3.1 million.
  • The Show Received Numerous Awards

    Full House won several awards over its long run, including a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for "Favorite Actress" (Candace Cameron), Young Artist Awards, and even a TV Land award for "Favorite Elvis Impersonation" (John Stamos, of course).