It’s Official: John Stamos Has Now Talked Shit About Nearly Everyone on ‘Full House’
“Doesn’t a comedian have to be funny?”
That was John Stamos’s first reaction to Dave Coulier upon their first meet. “We sat there for like an hour or so. Dave was not funny. And what happened was I got home, and I called (Full House creator) Jeff (Franklin), and I said, ‘Doesn’t a comedian have to be funny? Isn’t that one of the (qualifications)?’”
Stamos said this to Coulier’s face, by the way, on the most recent edition of Coulier’s Full House Rewind podcast. But the slam isn’t surprising -- Stamos has talked shit about nearly every one of his castmates over the years. A common theme: “I hated you at first, co-star, but grew to love you over time.” Here’s Stamos taking shots at nearly everyone on the show.
In his memoir If You Would Have Told Me, Stamos reveals that he thought Saget was a lousy actor, at least at first. He calls Saget “the humblest egomaniac I’ve ever met,” and despite claiming that the two castmates became good friends, he concluded that “Bob and I tolerate each other.”
Candace Cameron Bure
Stamos wasn’t happy when Cameron Bure bashed gay and transgender people, especially when it caused a rift between the actress and her TV sister Jodie Sweetin. “Seeing his other co-stars' lives take strange turns has really been tough on him,” a friend told Radar. “John has always wanted everything to be perfect for his TV family. He's devastated it's turned upside down.”
At the first Full House table read, the comedy star of the day wasn’t Stamos but l’il Jodie Sweetin, knocking it out of the park with cute line readings. Stamos shared his dismay on the Hot Ones podcast. “What’s happening here? You couldn’t even hear my lines, they were laughing so hard at her! And I’m just slinking down in my seat,” he complained. The nerve of Sweetin! The table read had barely finished before Stamos called his agent and demanded, “Get me the fuck off this show!”
The Olsen Twins
When Mary-Kate and Ashley were babies, Stamos had the twins fired from Full House for crying on set -- you know, like 11-month-olds do from time to time. Lucky for the Olsens, Stamos hated their ugly replacements even more. “I’m sure their parents loved them and thought they were attractive,” Stamos revealed. “But they weren’t attractive.”
The Olsens returned and became stars, but Stamos had beef with the adult versions as well when they refused to sign on for Fuller House. “They didn’t want to come back, and I was angry for a minute,” Stamos admitted on the And That's What You REALLY Missed podcast. Mary-Kate and Ashley apologized with meat. “(They) brought a pork chop and sage (to my house). I don’t know why, but thank you? It was a frozen pork chop, so that was really nice."
The one co-star who hasn’t caught a stray insult, at least not in public? That’s Aunt Becky, the jailbird convicted for her role in a college admission scam. She arguably deserves more scorn than Stamos’s less criminally-minded costars, but he defends her anyway -- she wasn’t a crook, just dumb! “She wasn't really the architect of any of it — she was in the way background," he explained on the Armchair Expert podcast. “She didn't know what was going on.”
Hey, a guy needs someone to make TikTok videos with.