Trivia / Full House

  • Actor Allusion: In part one of Season 6's finale, D.J. begins to see hallucinations of her boyfriend Steve in various Disney costumes. The first she sees is Steve as Aladdin, who was voiced by the same actor, Scott Weinger.
    • In one episode, Joey picks up a plush toy of baby Gonzo and does an imitation of him. Dave Coulier was a cast member of that series (though he was among other voices Animal, with Russi Taylor doing Gonzo).
  • The Cast Showoff: Two examples being John Stamos' music skills (Stamos occasionally would tour with The Beach Boys during this time) and Dave Coulier's cartoon voice impressions, particularly Popeye and Bullwinkle. In a sort of inversion, the show demonstrated Bob Saget's skills as a host on "Wake Up San Fransisco" that led to America's Funniest Home Videos. Also, Stephanie dances at every opportunity.
  • Name's the Same: This show debuted one year after a certain other show about a family called the "Tanners".
  • Old Shame: Both Bob Saget and John Stamos were not excited to be stuck with a family sitcom. Saget enjoyed success as a foul-mouthed comedian before the show and was frustrated that afterwards people looked at him as a father figure. John Stamos tried to get the show behind him by taking on some of the most intense roles he could find, including those as a killer and rapist. Saget later found a niche by deliberately playing against his Danny Tanner persona, lampooning the show and shocking the audience by being as dirty as possible. It's notable, though, that the entire cast had a great time together, after its cancellation they would have private reunions as though they really were a family. The Sequel Series Fuller House came about mostly because they hung out with each other all the time anyway, with Saget and Stamos actually among the first to sign on.
  • The Other Darrin: Danny and Jesse's mothers are played by different actresses in the first few episodes.
  • The Other Marty: John Posey played Danny in the original unaired pilot, which is available on DVD. At the time the original pilot was done, Saget was unavailable due to working as a "comic correspondent" on the CBS Morning Program.
  • Playing Against Type: Bob Saget, who was - and still is - an incredibly vulgar comedian with dirty language, played Danny Tanner. He stated in an interview that he played a cleaner role to earn money to support his family.
  • Romance on the Set : Dave Coulier dated and later (briefly) married the actress who played Grown Up Michelle on the Season 3 episode "Those Better Not Be The Days."
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: It was uncanny how Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen looked like sisters.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Full House could be the definition of this trope. The fact that this show is a half-hour late-80s/early to mid-90s time capsule may explain its current popularity with adults, who enjoy the show as a nostalgia piece.
  • What Could Have Been: See The Other Marty above. Also, the producers thought about replacing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen after the first season because it was hard to work with infants. If that had happened they wouldn't be stars, and they managed to avert Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome
    • The show originally had plans for a ninth season on The WB. Candace Cameron who played DJ was going to go to college and would be making sporadic appearances. John Stamos didn't want to switch networks (at the time, The WB was still a fledgling network that had yet to receive full national distribution), decided the eighth season would be his last and the show ended up being cancelled.
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