Have mercy, Full House fans.
It's been nearly 30 years since ABC unceremoniously pulled the plug on the TGIF staple after eight wildly successful seasons, blaming the decision on ballooning production costs since ratings were still rather solid. After all, a whopping 24 million people tuned in to see the show's May 1995 finale, a two-part episode in which little Michelle Tanner (played rather iconically by twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen) temporarily lost her memory.
And in those nearly three decades since, our obsession with and affection for the ultimate symbol of the '90s has endured. It's given us a five-season sequel series, Fuller House, on Netflix that wrapped up in 2020. It's why we've been so riveted when one star (cough Lori Loughlin cough) got caught up with the Feds.
And it's why we refused to listen as the Olsen twins told us repeatedly that they had no interest in revisiting a role that they were cast in before they even had cognitive thought. (You just know there were fans out there holding onto to some semblance of hope that there was still a surprise cameo in store when the Fuller House finale.)
And while John Stamos recently admitted her originally "hated that show," we couldn't be happier that he finally ended up loving it. But how did he get from wanting to quit to finding a hand to hold on to everywhere he looked?
You'll have to keep reading as we peel back the curtain on the eight-season production, revealing 25 of the most surprising secrets we could find in the process...
This story was originally published on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9:02 a.m.