Dave Coulier is someone forever enshrined in the minds of kids from the 80s and 90s first as Uncle Joey from Full House, and then as probably the guy that Alanis Morrisette wrote “You Oughta Know” for.
Since Dave Coulier was linked with the song, we’ve all tried for a decade and a half to suppress the image of the lovable Full House star engaging in an obscene act in a movie theater. But Coulier has done other projects since, appearing on the reality show The Surreal Life as well as hosting America’s Funniest People for a couple of seasons.
Dave Coulier has been pretty low-key lately though, especially contrasted with his fellow ABC sitcom alum Bob Saget, who has utilized his Full House fame to launch a second leg of his career in standup basically solely to shock audience members with an extremely blue act.
Okay, so everyone from Full House. Totally dirty.
Anyway, Coulier sat down with the Huffington Post to discuss his experiences on the seminal Friday night comedy show, and speaks in-depth about how he met Saget as well as the differences in getting gigs in the 80s versus today. Dave says Saget was actually his career inspiration:
“I met Bob when I was still a teenager. I was 18 years old and he was on a comedy short tour. He walked into a little comedy club in Detroit and I hadn’t even done much stand-up. I think I had been on stage two or three times. So Saget came in on this comedy short tour and did a guest set with two other comedians from the West Coast and I watched them and I said, ‘Oh man. These guys are so good. That’s what I want to be.'”
Coulier says that he crashed at Bob Saget’s house during lean times, before he hit it big on Full House:
“So I talked to Bob after that show and he said, ‘I’ll tell you what. You seem like a nice kid. Why don’t you give me a call when you get to LA?’ and I thought, ‘Oh sure. This is how it works.’ And he gave his phone number and I got to LA about six months later and called Bob. The irony of all of this is that when I didn’t have an apartment, I slept on Bob’s couch. [Laughs.] It’s just too weird.”
Do you have fond memories of Dave Coulier on Full House when you were a kid?