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Dave Coulier Crashed On Bob Saget’s Couch Years Before ‘Full House’

Photo Credit: Leon Bennett / WireImage / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Leon Bennett / WireImage / Getty Images

Dave Coulier joined former Full House co-stars Cameron Cure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber during a panel at 90s Con in Connecticut in March 2023. They candidly reminisced about their experiences working alongside the late, beloved Bob Saget. Saget died in January 2022 at the age of 65 after being found with blunt head trauma. Remembering the first time the two met, Coulier described how nice Saget truly was.

Coulier met Saget at a comedy gig

Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, and John Stamos in a scene from 'Full House'.
Saget and Coulier did not meet on the set of Full House, but years earlier. (Photo Credit: Jeff Franklin Productions / ABC / MoviePics1001 / MovieStillsDB)

Saget was 30 years old and Coulier 28 when they first appeared as childhood best friends on Full House. However, the two had initially met when Coulier was just 18 years old. Coulier explained how they managed to be in the same place at the same time.

“I was a beginning standup comic, and Bob came into Detroit on a comedy tour with [two other comics], and they were brilliant. And I’d only been doing standup in clubs for like a couple of weeks, and Bob of course went up third after those two guys, and he was so funny and so polished and so incredible,” he explained.

‘Call me Bob’

John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and Bob Saget dressed as outdoorsmen in a promo shot for 'Full House'
John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and Bob Saget in a Season 1 promo shot (Photo Credit: Jeff Franklin Productions / ABC / MoviePics1001 / MovieStillsDB)

Coulier was just a teenager, but he remembers Saget being very kind to him. “And I’ve got braces on my teeth, and I’m like, ‘Hi, Mr. Saget. How are you? You were really fun, sir.’ And he was like, ‘Call me Bob,'” he recalled.

Extending his kindness further, Saget made Coulier an incredible gesture. “So then he wrote down his address on a napkin, and I kept it, and said, ‘Just give me a call when you get out to Los Angeles.’ And I thought, ‘Wow, how cool is that?'”

When Coulier arrived in LA, Saget kept his promise

Bob Saget looking at Dave Coulier drinking a can of soda in a scene from 'Full House.'
Saget was happy to let Coulier stay on his couch for a couple of weeks while he figured out his housing situation. (Photo Credit: Jeff Franklin Productions / ABC / Darcy / MovieStillsDB)

Coulier eventually made his way to Los Angeles, but he struggled to find a place to call home. While he was searching for an apartment, he needed somewhere to sleep. Coulier remembered the napkin Saget had given him in Detroit and the offer he had made, and decided to give him a call. Without hesitation, Saget told him to “come on over.”

Coulier recalled, “I ended up sleeping on his couch for two weeks while he went on the road. He didn’t know me! He just let me stay in his apartment, and then art imitated life. When we do Full House, I move into Danny’s house and sleep in the doggone alcove. And Bob would go, ‘This is really weird.'”

Saget once missed the ‘chewing gum wall’

Dave Coulier and Bob Saget posing for a photo together wearing suits.
Actors Bob Saget and Dave Coulier attending ‘Network Advertisers Cocktail Party’ on May 10, 1994, at the Westbury Hotel in New York City, New York. (Photo Credit: Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection / Getty Images)

There were other memories of Saget that Coulier shared while on the panel at 90s Con, one of which included the “gum wall” on the set of the show. While every set has its own strange operations, on Full House, it was a wall where people stuck their chewing gum before a scene. “Everybody did that,” Coulier said.

Right before one of Saget’s scenes, he took out his gum. Only, instead of putting it on the wall, he pretended to throw it into Coulier’s hair. Unfortunately for Coulier, Saget accidentally released the gum, and it really did land in his hair.

While Coulier was likely upset, Saget thought it was hilarious. “And he thought that was the funniest thing, and I’m like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ And he goes, ‘I guess we’re going to have to: Cut. It. Out,” Coulier said in reference to his iconic recurring line in the show.

Coulier suggested a Full House revival

John Stamos, Jodie Sweeting, Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin, and Dave Coulier posing for a photo together.
“Full House” cast members John Stamos, Jodie Sweetin, Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin and Dave Coulier attend Comedy Central’s Roast of Bob Saget at Warner Brothers Studios on August 3, 2008, in Burbank, California. (Photo Credit: Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic / Getty Images)

Other members of the television show shared their own fond memories of Saget. The panel spent a significant amount of time remembering their late friend and co-star, and Coulier even suggested a Full House revival.

“I would love to do Fullest House, where maybe it’s like all of us as adults, and we’re kind of like the Friends cast where we sit around and talk, and we share moments, and we keep Bob’s legacy alive,” he offered. His co-star, Andrea Barber, interjected to say, “We’re doing that right now.”

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Coulier was undeterred. “I have so many memories,” he said. We can only hope that he’ll continue to reveal more about his late friend.

Samantha Franco

Samantha Franco is a Freelance Content Writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focused on Victorian, medical, and epidemiological history with a focus on childhood diseases. Stepping away from her academic career, Samantha previously worked as a Heritage Researcher and now writes content for multiple sites covering an array of historical topics.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, knitting, and hanging out with her dog, Chowder!