Full House: 10 Behind The Scenes Secrets
Full House was a huge hit back when it originally ran on ABC from 1987 to 1995. The coming of age sitcom featured a widowed father, Danny Tanner, played by Bob Saget, who enlists his friends to come help raise his three daughters. Even though the show usually got bad reviews, it was a huge hit among audiences and has gained even more popularity through syndication. Netflix recently rebooted the show with a sequel series called Fuller House, so fans can relive their favorite show 30 years later! Here’s a look at 10 behind the scenes secrets from the original Full House series!
10. Bribing the Kids with Candy
In an interview with Oprah, David Couller talked about how both amazing and difficult it was working with children on the set of Full House. When the show first started, Candace Cameron was 10, Jodie Sweetin was 5, and twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were babies. Child labor laws made it even more difficult because the kids could only be on set for a limited amount of time each day so they had to get what they needed while they were there or the chance was lost. Couller admitted to bribing the kids with candy. “We used to bribe them with gummy bears. That was a big deal. ‘I’ll give you a red gummy bear…’ [They’d say], ‘OK, you got it, dude.'”
9. Comic Relief on Set
David Coulier, Bob Saget, and John Stamos used to pull a lot of pranks on set, but their stunts would sometimes get them in trouble. “The three of us — me, Bob and John — we got in trouble a lot. From the moms. What we didn’t realize is that the kids are backstage and they have monitors in their rooms…[In one particular incident] John, Bob and I had to walk around this van and come out, and I said, ‘Lets just take our pants off.’ We walked around the van and we’re all standing there [pantless]. The crew’s dying, and the producers — everybody’s cracking up. About 30 seconds later…here comes Jodie Sweetin’s mom, Candace Cameron’s mom and Adria Later, who…was our teacher for the kids,” said Coulier.