From 1987 to 1995, Dave Coulier lent his hilarious comedic abilities to Full Home, one of many greatest sitcoms on tv. Whereas he was such an enormous a part of the present’s success, his portrayal of Joey Gladstone virtually didn’t occur.
The comic sought new job alternatives within the early ‘80s after doing voice work on the animated TV sequence Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. When an enormous alternative to affix Saturday Night time Stay got here round, he was extremely excited. The Hollywood funnyman had auditioned for the sketch comedy program earlier than and received the decision to come back to affix the solid within the mid-’80s.
“I advised everyone in my life, in fact,” Dave stated throughout a July 13 interview on SiriusXM’s “Jim Norton & Sam Roberts.” “All of the comics have been like, ‘Wow, you’re on SNL?’ and I used to be like, ‘Yeah, are you able to imagine it?’”
The Michigan native was able to make the large transfer to New York after studying producer Lorne Michaels needed him on this system.
“I boxed up all the things in my condo after which 10 days go by, and I don’t hear something,” he continued. “I’m looking for an condo in New York. I’m able to go. Then I get a name that claims, ‘I’ve received some unhealthy information.’ I stated, ‘What may very well be unhealthy — I couldn’t discover an condo?’ He stated, ‘No, you’re not going.’”
One other comedy legend was looking for his place in Hollywood on the time — Dana Carvey. Producers of the present thought Dave and Dana have been “too comparable.” The Wayne’s World actor in the end ended up getting the spot on the present over the longer term sitcom star and made his SNL debut in 1986.
Fortuitously for Dave, he received the script for Full Home one 12 months later. He ended up portraying Joey, the fun-loving, hilarious uncle of D.J. Tanner, Stephanie Tanner and Michelle Tanner. He went on to reprise the unforgettable function in 2016, becoming a member of the Netflix sequel Fuller Home. The sequence aired its final episode in June 2020 after 5 seasons. Dave is past grateful that he received the SNL rejection as a result of it led to the function of a lifetime.
“You’re all the time sort of shaking one thing like that off,” he defined. “However had I by no means gone to New York that 12 months, I by no means would have been on Full Home.”