John Stamos realized rather quickly that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen were simply two of a kind.
However, the Full House alum—who released his memoir If You Would Have Told Me on Oct. 24—admits he wasn't completely sold on working with the scene-stealing twins at first when they landed the part of the adorable but sassy Michelle Tanner. In fact, he recalls in vivid detail getting them temporarily fired during their early days on the show.
"I'm trying to get through a scene, and the cutesy twins are crying their heads off," he writes, "They'd rather be anywhere in the world other than that set, and I'm right there with them."
But after briefly working with another pair of "homely as hell" twins, John had the Olsens back on set in a
New York minute—and the rest would be eight-seasons-long history.
"I'm spending more off-camera time with Mary-Kate and Ashley," the General Hospital alum adds, "I adore them, and they adore me."
And though most of the Tanner clan would reunite for the 2016 sequel series Fuller House, the Olsen twins, who stepped back from acting more than a decade ago, decided not to reprise their shared role. And while John previously admitted to being "angry" at first with their choice, he still looks back at the show—and his bond with the twins—as a life-changing experience.
"Full House is the kind of hit that comes along once in a lifetime if you're lucky," the You actor writes in his book, "I'm not talking about big ratings, lots of dough, or the way it becomes part of pop culture. It's more than a show, it's a family. It's everyone's family."
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As for everything you want to know about the adorable twins from that family? Keep reading to find out everything John shared in his new memoir.