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  • California Doubling: In a case where both setting and filming location are in California - WB's lot in Los Angeles doubled for San Francisco. Only one episode was shot in Frisco (and both a Hawaii episode and the ones at Disney World are on location). Then after production ended, the next show to use Full House's studio lot was Friends - Los Angeles doubling for New York!
  • The Cast Showoff: Two examples being John Stamos' music skills (Stamos has frequently toured with The Beach Boys) and Dave Coulier's cartoon voice impressions, particularly Popeye and Bullwinkle and his hockey playing skills in a few episodes. 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.
  • Contractual Purity: How Bob Saget felt about his stint on this and his stint on America's Funniest Home Videos, both of which required him to act like a smiling, family-friendly milquetoast. He now claims, in his extremely profane standup act, "Those shows gave me Tourette's."
    • Hell, every actor on the show falls victim to this. Let's just be grateful Bob was one of the few who didn't turn to hard drugs to recover from being in the show (the other being Candace Cameron).
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    • John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) is also best known for playing Dr. Tony Gates on ER and for playing Blackie Parrish on General Hospital.
    • Bob Saget (Danny) is also best known for hosting America's Funniest Home Videos and for voicing the future Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother.
    • Dave Coulier (Joey) is also best known for voicing Animal, Bean Bunny, and Bunsen in Muppet Babies and for voicing Peter Venkman in The Real Ghostbusters.
    • Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.) is also best known for playing Summer Van Horne on Make It or Break It.
    • Lori Loughlin (Aunt Rebecca) is also best known for playing Jody Travis on The Edge of Night and for playing Abigail Stanton on When Calls the Heart. Or was, until she got caught in a college bribing scandal in 2019.
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    • Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) is also best known for playing Carrie Brady on Days of Our Lives.
    • Scott Weinger (Steve Hale) is also best known for voicing the title character in Aladdin.
    • Alice Hirson had a recurring role as Claire Tanner, Danny's mother. Hirson is best known for playing Eileen Riley Siegel on One Life to Live.
    • In addition to his work on Full House and Fuller House, creator and executive producer Jeff Franklin is also best known as creator and executive producer of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The show's final curtain call is only available when someone recorded the premiere of "Michelle Rides Again"; finding it in high quality is a tough nut to crack.
  • Making Use of the Twin: Michelle was played by both Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Child labor laws wouldn't allow one actor to work enough hours to play the part, so one would be swapped in when the other's time was up.
    • Taken advantage of in 4 different episodes when the two appear on screen together for various reasons (character dream, hallucinations, identical cousins).
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  • Name's the Same: This show debuted one year after ALF, 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: 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. One great example is the 1993 episode "The House Meet the Mouse" where the Tanner family visits Disney World. The most current movie at the time was Aladdin in 1992, and later attractions such as Animal Kingdom (opened in 1998, five years later since the episode premiered) are not mentioned. Later in the episode, Danny and Vicky are in a restaurant where the former is about the propose the latter, until they got a call from the restuarant's owner that Michelle is missing. While losing a child is still a great concern, but with cell phones being more affordable nowadays and even some kids around Michelle's age carry them, the problem could be resolved quicker by simply calling her.
  • 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.
    • Paul Reiser was also considered for the role of Danny Tanner, but ended up being cast in another show featuring more than one dad.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Full House Wiki, and another Full House Wiki.

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