You might be surprised by John Stamos’ honest remarks regarding his time on the popular family-friendly sitcom “Full House,” which he discussed in-depth.
Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on “Full House” from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, spoke on last week’s episode of the hot wing interview show “Hot Ones,” and he acknowledged that at initially, he didn’t feel that way about the show and even tried to leave.
He continued, “I hated that show,” recalling how it was initially described to him as being comparable to the ill-fated 1980s sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” starring Peter Scolari and Tom Hanks, but “with a couple of kids in the background.”
Stamos continues, “At the time, I felt like I was “the star” of the show and had a “big shot” attitude in the early stages of production, so when my co-star Jodie Sweetin, who was only a child at the time, outperformed me during the first table read, my ego was a little bruised.”
According to Stamos, as Stephanie (Tanner)’s actor Jodie Sweetin reads her lines, “people are dying laughing, no, screaming,” and he said, “I couldn’t even hear my lines, they were laughing so hard at her, and I’m like slinking down in my seat.”
He recalled storming outside to the lobby and yelling, “Get me the f-k off this show!” to his agent.
In the end, Stamos said he decided to give it a shot with the encouragement of his late co-star Bob Saget and a prod from his agent.
“I fought it for a very long time before asking, ‘What am I doing?'” He added that “the central character was love” and that “we were the best representation of a loving family – not a normal family – and it was the new normal” It is a lovely programme that is created with sweetness and generosity, he said, adding that he came to that realisation.
ABC broadcast “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. The sitcom followed Saget’s character Danny Tanner, a widower who helps Dave Coulier’s Joey Gladstone and Stamos’s ‘Uncle Jesse’ Katsopolis raise his three daughters.
Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Sweetin Olsen played the three Tanner daughters alongside Candace Cameron Bure and Sweetin, who Stamos reportedly confessed he tried to have dismissed from the show at first. Becky, played by Lori Loughlin, was Stamos’s on-screen spouse.
Additionally, Stamos participated in the Netflix relaunch of the popular show “Fuller House,” which started in 2016 and lasted for five seasons.