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(1987–1995)

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Mary-Kate Olsen is left-handed and Ashley Olsen is right-handed. That is why throughout the show, Michelle uses both of her hands to write and eat.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen were chosen for the part of Michelle because they were the only twin babies that didn't cry at the audition.
By the age of six, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, the twins who shared the role of Michelle, started to look so different that most audiences could tell them apart. It was considered to chose one twin over the other, and have just Mary-Kate Olsen play the role. However, their fan base at the time was so huge, and co-star John Stamos didn't want one twin to leave the show, so both girls were kept in the role.
Lori Loughlin (Rebecca) wears her own wedding dress when she and Jesse get married.
Bob Saget spoke the first line and last line of the entire series.
Uncle Jesse's original name was "Uncle Adam", until the actor who played Jesse, John Stamos, decided that he liked "Jesse" better.
The mannequin in the alcove in Joey's room always wears the exact shirt as Joey (Dave Coulier) in the first season.
At first, the producers didn't want people to know that Michelle was played by twins, so in the beginning, they were credited as Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen. In the last season, they were credited as Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
In order for the character Michelle to get involved with comedic and serious moments, Mary-Kate Olsen chose to do the former while Ashley Olsen did the latter.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen appeared together onscreen four times during the show's run.
According to the show's website, John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Jodie Sweetin are the only cast members to appear in all 193 episodes (including unaired pilot, which is the episode that excludes Bob Saget, who otherwise is in the remaining episode) of the series.
Full House is coming back as a Netflix Original in 2016. It will contain all of the characters from the original except the Olson twins. It will have 13 episodes and DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy will be in all thirteen while the others will be spread out throughout the season
The show initially was going to have a ninth season. However, the ninth season was to be on the (then) new WB Network as an old, "classic" show to help launch the new network and lineup. John Stamos (Jesse) did not like how the show was being dropped from ABC, a top three network, and moving to a fledgling new network and announced that the eighth season would be his last. Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.) also planned on the eighth season as her last, doing sporadic guest appearances during the ninth season as her character D.J. came home to visit from college during the holidays, as Cameron in real life was planning on going to college after season eight. After these two announced their departures, the others decided that it was time to call it quits, and the writers decided the series had gone as far as it could go, and the eighth season on ABC (1994-1995) ended up being the final season for Full House (1987).
You can tell when Ashley Olsen plays Michelle because, as a child, she had a freckle above her lip.
While a number of blooper reels were shown on TV show compilations, a rough quality tape was leaked on the internet. The video prominently consists of some cast members accidentally swearing during taping.
The mom of the girls was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen nearly left the show after the first season because their real-life mother was concerned about them missing out on having a "normal" childhood. After a significant raise in salary from the show's producers, she agreed to let them continue. Their mother also let them stay due to the fact that they became so popular.
At no point in the series do we ever see Kimmy or Steve's family even though they are mentioned.
The season eight episode "Comet's Excellent Adventure" is the only one to be actually taped in San Francisco all other episodes are taped outside San Francisco.
In the first season, Jesse's last name was Cochran, but in the second season it was changed to Katsopolis because of John Stamos' Greek heritage. The reason for the change was addressed within the series in an episode in that the last name "Cochran" was a pseudonym Jesse was using to make his name sound more like a rock star.
Whenever the cameras weren't rolling, Bob Saget, who is known for his raunchy adult stand-up jokes, would often get in trouble for swearing and making inappropriate jokes, even when around the child actors.
The show was nearly cancelled after its first season.
The Tanner address is 1882 Gerard Street. The exterior shots of the Tanner house are actually from a house located on 1709 Broderick Street.
With the exception of Danny, Steve and Rebecca, all the other characters have catchphrases. Jesse's is "Have Mercy", Joey's is "cut it out" (which he does with sign language), D.J.'s is "Oh, my lanta", Stephanie's is (3 catchphrases) "how rude", "hot dog" and "well pin a rose on your nose", Michelle's is (4 catchphrases and has the most), "you got it, dude", "oh, pa-lease", "you're in big trouble, mister" and "duh" and Kimmy's is hola, Tanner-renos".
The original premise of the show was three single stand-up comedians living together and the theme was more of an adult-oriented sitcom titled "House of Comics". However, with shows like The Cosby Show (1984) and Family Ties (1982) doing well with family-oriented themes, the show was changed to incorporate family morals and values and the name was changed to Full House (1987).
Danny, Joey and Jesse have all been in jail at some point. Coincidentally, all three guys were wearing something formal (Danny and Joey were wearing dresses and Jesse in a tuxedo).
D.J.'s junior high school (Van Atta Junior High) is named after the producer of the show (1992-1995).
Joey carries a lot of Detroit Red Wing paraphernalia, including a Red Wings jersey. In real life, Dave Coulier is from the Detroit area.
In the unaired pilot episode, John Posey plays the role of Danny Tanner. By the time the series went to air, Bob Saget landed the role.
Lori Loughlin was originally going to appear in only six episodes.
Bob Saget considered leaving the show after the first season due to his disapproval of the writing and story lines.
All of the shots of the actual San Francisco were filmed in one day.
Every single show that had Elvis music, they played "Heartbreak Hotel," except at Jesse and Rebecca's wedding, when their first song was "Jailhouse Rock."
The girls's full names are Donna Jo Margaret Tanner, Stephanie Judith Tanner, Michelle Elizabeth Tanner.
Bob Saget and Paul Reiser were on the top of show creator Jeff Franklin's list to play the role of Danny Tanner, but at the time Saget was under contract for The Morning Program (1987) on CBS and Reiser opted for the role of Michael Taylor on My Two Dads (1987). Eventually Saget became available and he got the role immediately.
As of 2016, "Full House" remains only one out of three former TGIF sitcoms to have had its entire series released on DVD. "Boy Meets World" and "Dinosaurs" are the only other TGIF sitcoms to have seen a full DVD release.
Bob Saget and Dave Coulier became friends through the L.A. Comedy circuit and Coulier lived on Saget's couch in his early days as a comedian, similar to struggling comedian Joey Gladstone living in the alcove of Danny Tanner's house.
Much like his character Danny Tanner, Bob Saget has three daughters, twins Aubrey Saget and Lara Melanie Saget and Jennifer Belle Saget.
Sensing some awkwardness with one another, Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier went on a road trip to Las Vegas after the first season ended to help develop chemistry, in particular with Stamos, since Saget and Coulier were friends prior to the show. Stamos and Coulier, both single at the time, really bonded during the trip and went on double dates together, while Saget, married at the time, stayed behind. The result was Stamos and Coulier becoming good friends and the writers incorporating this new dynamic in future seasons, with the two working together (first in advertising, later as a radio morning show) and sharing many more scenes on the show together.
Jesse Frederick was the sound of ABC's TGIF lineup, having written the themes to Family Matters (1989), Step by Step (1991), Perfect Strangers (1986) and Full House (1987).
Full House and Fuller House both have twins playing one person
The Tanners' phone number is 555-2424.
Twice Joey has done an impression Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone from The Godfather. John Aprea who plays Jesse's father Nick Katsopolis played Young Tessio in The Godfather: Part II (1974).
In the first episode, D.J. says Kimmy has three sisters. In later seasons, Kimmy says she has one older brother named Garth.
The Wedding: Part 2 is the second appearance of Rebecca's parents and the last appearance of Jesse's parents.
The dog who plays Comet also plays Buddy in the original Air Bud
John Stamos changed his characters name from Adam to Jesse, because Elvis was born with a twin brother who soon after birth died. His name was Jesse.
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All of the Tanner kids attended Frasier Street Elementary School.
In the film Dumb and Dumber two (2014), Harry tells Lloyd, (listing his sacrifices over his achievements in their lifetime friendship) that he's watched every episode of 'Full House' (1989). This was a real life jab at actor Jeff Daniels-as fans have often mistaken him for series star Dave Coulier.
With the exceptions of Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Ashley Olsen, the entire cast of this series would go on to have speaking roles in the mockumentary Farce of the Penguins (2006).
D.J.'s private phone number is 555-8722.
While Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen share the same role as the youngest daughter, Michelle, Bob Saget has twin daughters in real life.
Stamos and the actors portraying The Rippers would do frequet jam sessions during rehearsals and tapings.
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Initial title of the show was "House of Comics" due to stand up comedians Bob Saget and Dave Coulier living in the house. Decided to change it to Full House (1987) when it was realized it was more a family-orientated show.
In the episode, "The House Meets The Mouse Part 1", D.J. imagines Steve as Aladdin. In real life Scott Weinger was the voice of Aladdin.
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The Olsen twins renegotiated their contract in 1990 to a much higher amount than the rest of the cast. It also allowed them the freedom to do endorsements and other media opportunities while still working on the show.
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The three adult leads (Saget, Stamos and Coulier) all complained to the producers at different times about the high number of scenes that the Olsen twins were given on the show.
Bob Saget was known for telling inappropriate vulgar jokes during rehearsals and tapings, upsetting the parents of the children actresses and the producers of the show.
Uncle Jesse is known for loving Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley had a stillborn twin, named Jesse (or Jessie) Garon Presley.
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In Season 1, episode 12: ''Our Very Own Promo'' , Joey's room is still in the alcove, even though he's given the basement as a room in episode 10: ''Joey's Place''.
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In the pilot epsode. Joey does a voice impression of Kermit the frog to cheer baby Michelle up. Dave Coulier who plays Joey on the show was also the voice of baby Kermit on Muppet Babies.
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Danny Tanner didn't get obsessed with cleaning until season 2, but it's played as if he was always that way. This contradicts the entire first season especially episode 4 of season one, "The Return of Grandma", in which the guys have to prove to Danny's mother that they can keep the house in order. Danny is just as clueless about cleaning as the other men.
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D.J.'s initials stand for Donna Jo
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Full House used to be on ABC and now it's on Nick@Nite since 2003.
Tahj Mowry, who portrays Teddy, is exactly three decades younger than Bob Saget.
Kimmy's full name is Kimberly Louise Gibbler
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Character Catchphrases Jesse - "have mercy" Joey - "cut it out" Stephanie - "how rude" and "well pin a rose on your nose" D.J. - "oh my lanta Michelle - "you got it dude" "you're in big trouble mister" and "duh"
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In the episode "Stephanie Plays the Field" there's a part when Michelle visits Jesse and Becky in the attic but when they ask to be alone Michelle spins around. While doing this you can hear someone say "but you are alone silly" followed by Michelle saying this line. This was because a person would stand behind the cameras telling Michelle her lines while she was on set filming.
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Steve's apartment is the same set/aparment as Gia's
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Stephanie does not celebrate her birthday until Season 5 Episode 16 named "Crushed" This is Stephanie's 10th birthday
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Seasons 1, 3, and 6 all have the premire date of September 22.
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Danny Tanner works as a morning show co-host, similar to Bob Saget, who worked on "CBS This Morning" prior to his time on Full House.
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The snap shot scene of the front of the Tanner house and neighborhood was used twice in the 2003 low budget film 'The Room'.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the beginning of the episode where Danny Jesse and Joey first start living on their own with the girls their mothers stop by and see that the house is is not clean. Yet in later episodes Joey talks about how Danny's been a neat freak his entire life. And can't handle having a messy house.
In the first season Stephanie has pierced ears. But later in the series there is an episode where Stephanie pierced her own ears because Danny isn't fine with the idea that she will let her get her ears pierced at her age.
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Steve Urkel appears in "Stephanie Gets Framed" however unlike his character on Family Matters he simply knocks on the door rather then barging in unannounced
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