Good news if you're ashamed to admit you thought Michelle Tanner was kind of annoying — you're not alone. One person, a man who was supposed to love the precocious tot(s) like an uncle, recently revealed he had zero patience for her (them) at one point. Yep, John Stamos admits he tried to get Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen fired from Full House because he found it impossible to work with them and they were sort of crybabies. This isn't difficult to believe since they were also babies, but I guess raw human emotion gets in the way of one's have mercy acting flow.
The 51-year-old actor, who is the executive producer of reboot Fuller House and will reprise the beloved role of Uncle Jesse, took part in a panel at the Television Critic's Association press tour, where he was asked to comment on the rumor that he tried to get the Olsen twins canned. The topic came up after a clip from Lifetime's Unauthorized Full House Story was revealed, showing a frustrated, poor man's Stamos wigging out on set because MK and Ashley hadn't brought their Marlon Brando game that day. Here's what he had to say:
It's sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot. It was very difficult to get the shot. So I (said), "Get them out!" That is actually 100 percent accurate. They brought in a couple of unattractive redheaded kids. We tried that for a while and that didn't work. (Producers) were like, all right, get the Olsen twins back. And that's the story.
Allow me to stop for a minute and send positive thoughts to those poor "unattractive redheaded kids" whose parents (I pray) never told them they could have been the next Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — two women who are so wealthy and successful they don't even bother calling Stamos back when he asks them to appear on the reboot. (For the record, I have no proof that the twins didn't get on a phone and contact their former costar, but I'm sure if they did so it aws from a castle in Paris or a beach in Bora-Bora).
While I think it's bonkers to go off on toddlers for acting their age, especially when you're working on a show like Full House, which should be required viewing for new parents before they're discharged from the maternity ward, I feel Stamos' pain. There were many times when I wanted to tune in to see how DJ and Steve were growing as a couple and there was Michelle, bringing a freaking donkey home and believing she should be allowed to keep it as a pet. The worst part was that all of the adults in the room had to pretend it was important to take her feelings into consideration instead of kicking the donkey to the curb and turning inward to discuss whether they're giving a preschooler far too much freedom.
Overall, Michelle-centric episodes were insanity. It's actually comforting to hear that Stamos was as confounded by them at one point as I was.
If you find all of this anti-Michelle talk disturbing and you actually had a heart for the little angel, don't lose any sleep over Stamos' confession. He quickly bounced back from that incident and went on to find Mary-Kate and Ashley absolutely irresistible, as you can see from this clip of tender Uncle Jesse/Michelle moments:
I'm sorry I can't say the same for Stamos' feelings about those redheads.