‘Full House’ Adult Cast Had a Weird Habit of Getting High Off Nitrous Oxide

There are a number of nostalgic TV shows that, for many, summon up images of happy childhood days spent in front of the television. One of the all-time fan-favorite television shows is Full House, a series that screams eighties and nineties nostalgia, from the haircuts to the trendy denim outfits.

The series was on the air for eight seasons, and even today, having been off the air for decades, Full House remains hugely popular with original viewers and new fans alike. As wholesome as Full House seems, the cast frequently got up to mischief behind the scenes, as revealed in a 2019 report. 

When did ‘Full House’ debut on television?

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Foreground: Andra Barber, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Lori Laughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Candace Cameron Bure, Background: Dave Coulier, John Stamos, Bob Saget, Scott Weinger | Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives

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Full House debuted on television in 1987. The family-friendly series focused on a widowed father of three young daughters, Danny Tanner, as he works with his carefree brother-in-law, Uncle Jesse, and his best friend, Joey Gladstone, to help raise his girls.

Although the three men and the girls experience their fair share of growing pains, over time, they all become incredibly close, proving that the power of love and family is able to overcome all obstacles.

From the start of the series, Full House was very popular with viewers. Many fans compared the wholesome family antics to that of another popular show, The Brady Bunch.

Critics loved the series as well, and over the years, Full House was nominated for a number of awards. It ran on television until 1995 and ultimately returned, nearly two decades later, for a sequel series called Fuller House

‘Full House’ made Bob Saget and John Stamos Hollywood stars

The cast of 'Full House'
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When Full House first launched on television, Bob Saget was best known as an aspiring standup comedian. However, once he began playing Danny Tanner on Full House, producers and executives looked at Saget differently, and he began landing higher-profile gigs, including movie roles.

These days, Saget is well-known for his multi-faceted approach to entertainment, and he remains active in the industry — still, for most fans, Saget’s finest work was as Danny Tanner on Full House.

As for John Stamos, who played the wayward but lovable Uncle Jesse on Full House, he went on to become one of Hollywood’s most enduring sex symbols. He has appeared in major television shows like ER and acted on Broadway.

Never one to take his image too seriously, Stamos has kept close ties to his Full House family and was one of the driving forces behind the sequel series, Fuller House, making it into production. Of course, some of the show’s other stars have gone on to create more complicated legacies — such as Lori Laughlin, who has recently become embroiled in the college admissions scandal. 

The adult ‘Full House’ cast got high in between takes

Full House is known among fans as a family-friendly show, a series that children and adults can watch together. Still, the adult cast of the show was notoriously free-spirited, and according to a recent report, got up to some serious hijinks behind the scenes.

Reportedly, Saget, Stamos, and Dave Coulier, who played Joey Gladstone, often got high in between takes of Full House. They weren’t that particular about where their high came from, either — the report claims that the men would actually huff nitrous oxide out of whipped cream canisters meant for a child’s birthday party scene.

As much trouble as the trio got into behind the scenes, the show itself remained wholesome and light, which is probably one reason why it has remained so incredibly popular over the years.