became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for playing Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom Full House
Comments: 1775 • Responses: 47 • Date: 2012-05-24 14:33:58 UTCsource
dcooler654 karma2012-05-24 16:59:30 UTC
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DarrenEdwards653 karma2012-05-24 17:45:31 UTC
When Alanis scratches her nails down someone else's back, can you feel it? Well, can you feel it?
dcooler850 karma2012-05-24 17:54:45 UTC
I do, and it's scary. It's like being the recipient of a voodoo doll.
K_Lobstah521 karma2012-05-24 15:00:41 UTC
It's Royal Rumble, who wins and how does it end?
(A) You, equipped with Mr. Woodchuck.
(B) The Olsen twins, tied together with a Chinese finger trap.
(D) Saget and an 8-ball.
dcooler424 karma2012-05-24 18:32:32 UTC
I'd have to go with "Saget and an 8-ball."
dcooler495 karma2012-05-24 17:33:29 UTC
Sorry that I suck at this. I'm swimming as fast as I can.
dcooler465 karma2012-05-24 18:45:15 UTC
I have to sign off now. I want to thank you all for your questions, comments and thoughts -- and apologize for not being very good at this whole IAMA thing. It's really kind of confusing when you're new here. I wish you all the best, and maybe someday do this again. It's been very enlightening. If you'd like to see what I'm up to you can follow me on twitter @davecoulier. Facebook at: www.facebook.com/davecoulier.tv
or my website: www.davecoulier.tv
Again. Thank you all.
fiddlenutz342 karma2012-05-24 17:00:24 UTC
What year did you cut off your mullet? Serious question. Starting an office pool now.
dcooler517 karma2012-05-24 17:06:14 UTC
I cut my hair at the taping of our last Full House episode.
V838_Mon331 karma2012-05-24 16:58:37 UTC
Do people ever mistake you for Jeff Daniels?
dcooler475 karma2012-05-24 17:07:51 UTC
HouseRuleNumber4328 karma2012-05-24 17:29:03 UTC
What does John Stamos smell like?
dcooler1139 karma2012-05-24 17:30:48 UTC
Yogurt and feta cheese.
nanapeel262 karma2012-05-24 16:55:04 UTC
Who was the comic genius of "Cut, it, out"? Was it you or one of the writers?
dcooler883 karma2012-05-24 17:10:05 UTC
I stole it from my friend, Mark Cendrowski. We've known each other since we were 8 years old. He and I did lots of comedy sketches and were even a comedy duo for a short time. I told him that I was going to steal "cut it out." He's now the director of the TV series, "The Big Bang Theory."
RoboDonald259 karma2012-05-24 17:02:18 UTC
Did you or any other cast members of FH keep any mementos from the show? I hate to think of Mr.Woodchuck laying in a dump somewhere (or that sweet ride from the opening for that matter...)
Also wanted to say you were by far the best part of Full House, and thanks for making myself and so many others laugh as a kid
dcooler409 karma2012-05-24 17:05:20 UTC
Yes. I kept Mr. Woodchuck. I just did a sketch with "Funny Or Die" with one of my Full House costars (can't say which one because it will kill the joke). You'll see Mr. Woodchuck in that sketch. It's for a new series on FOD called "IFL." Which stands for It's F'ng Late.
dcooler256 karma2012-05-24 16:59:43 UTC
Thanks for being here.
behindblueyes724250 karma2012-05-24 17:00:05 UTC
What was the weirdest/most inappropriate thing Bob Saget did on set?
dcooler515 karma2012-05-24 17:07:25 UTC
Bob once wiped his butt with his own 8x10. But not on the set in front of everyone.
WeaponGrade238 karma2012-05-24 17:23:36 UTC
Did you see any early warning signs that Jodie Sweetin was going down the dark path of drugs?
dcooler396 karma2012-05-24 17:25:34 UTC
I had no idea until it hit the tabloids.
yes_anastasia224 karma2012-05-24 17:09:45 UTC
Favorite episode of Full House?
dcooler515 karma2012-05-24 17:14:15 UTC
The episode where I got to play hockey. A lot of my friends got to skate in that show as extras. Really fun day.
Shadizzy221 karma2012-05-24 17:29:57 UTC
During the Bob Sagat roast, I noticed that you were among the audience; however, not one of the roasters. Was the opportunity presented to you? I would think as a fellow comedian you would of done a great job compared to let's say Cloris Leachman.
Side note, you are the only celebrity in which I have an autograph. It was given to me by my dad countless years ago when he worked at Fretter. I cherish it to this day :D
dcooler515 karma2012-05-24 17:33:06 UTC
I was asked by John (Stamos) and Bob. You have to be really filthy to be a roaster. And that's not my style. I told Bob that I would support him by sitting in the audience.
shakeyjake219 karma2012-05-24 17:20:56 UTC
Who got laid more Saget, Stamos, or you?
dcooler1173 karma2012-05-24 17:42:21 UTC
monkeymania189 karma2012-05-24 16:51:38 UTC
Favorite guest star on Full House?
dcooler413 karma2012-05-24 17:11:10 UTC
brandazzle181 karma2012-05-24 18:07:16 UTC
On two separate occasions, John Stamos & Bob Saget have both touched my ass in public. I kind of feel like if you did too, we could cure world hunger, or at the very least a rare form of cancer. Whatdya say? Do it for the children, Dave.
dcooler240 karma2012-05-24 18:16:07 UTC
You're very lucky. I don't think they've ever touched mine...on purpose anyway. As a rule, I don't touch asses unless they're very manicured and clean.
Loneytunes178 karma2012-05-24 17:53:15 UTC
What got you into doing the whole clean comedy thing? Just wondering since most comedians never even consider intentionally keeping it family friendly.
Also just a side note, as a young Detroit kid I remember that man on the street segment you did back in '97 for the Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Finals. Still can quote it too (i.e. "Hows your underwear feeling right now?"). That was a really cool segment, especially since the excitement was so palpable (it being our first stanley cup since god knows when), I wish you had done it every Stanley Cup since.
dcooler777 karma2012-05-24 17:59:36 UTC
I never really thought about it much. It's just my style, like Jim Gaffigan or Brian Regan. Just clean standup. When I was 19, Jay Leno came up to me after my set at The Comedy Store and said, "Hey, Coulier. Just saw y our set. Funny stuff. Just remember...if you work clean, you'll work anywhere." I guess I never forget that. I'm not a prude. I love filthy humor. It makes me laugh. And I'm a fan of a lot of filthy comics -- I love Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Sam Kinison, Chris Rock. Lots of brilliant stuff there. Just not my style as a comic.
dcooler177 karma2012-05-24 17:01:44 UTC
Lots of questions and comments already. I'll try to answer as many as possible.
lauralie85153 karma2012-05-24 17:35:38 UTC
Did you have input for the Full House scripts? Those random times where Joey would just break out an impression for no reason...was that your doing? Or was it more so the writers saying, "Ok, Coulier, you do voices, so we're just going to have your character do that all the time even when it's not necessary." ?
dcooler390 karma2012-05-24 17:38:16 UTC
The producers on Full House were really generous with me. Sometimes in the script it would read: "Dave will come up with something funny here." They gave me a lot of freedom. Fans of the show loved when I did voices, so we tried to give them what they wanted.
doodzrool135 karma2012-05-24 17:31:57 UTC
What was it like living in a house with Flavor Flavour? Please tell me. I must know. Also, according to wikipedia you were on Muppet Babies, makes me like you that much more.
dcooler417 karma2012-05-24 17:36:00 UTC
Flav was great. We're trying to set up a show called "Dave and Flav" at a couple networks. He makes me laugh and is really cool. I was 5 voices on the Muppet Babies -- Animal, Bunsen Honeydew, Waldorf & Statler (the two old men in the balcony) and Bean Bunny. One of my favorite jobs that I've ever had.
rerdioherd131 karma2012-05-24 17:56:41 UTC
Dave, you're very cool in my book for answering questions about your relationship with Alanis, a lot of celebrities might be mum about very personal stuff like that. And I'd usually hate to ask personal questions, but the song was so huge that the details behind it are so enthralling. I'd really like to know what movie was playing in the infamous theater.
EDIT: My most successful comment of all time, so I had to edit my grammar mistakes ;)
dcooler276 karma2012-05-24 18:06:05 UTC
For the record: the theater thing didn't happen with me. I guess somebody else was very lucky though.
CrazyDogLady23117 karma2012-05-24 17:35:14 UTC
Hi- You signed my Mr. Bear at your show in Naperville, IL last Sept. Thanks again for doing that - very cool! Stamos was 1st to sign it, but I'm still trying to get Saget to sign. He has a show in Chicago this weekend - think you could put in a good word for me?? I've (embarrassingly) carried the bear w/ me to 2 of his shows before but haven't been able to meet him. Would love to get Jodie & Candace, too, but they don't do comedy tours so it's kinda hard ;-)
dcooler252 karma2012-05-24 17:38:57 UTC
Sure. I'll mention it to him.
TK27115 karma2012-05-24 17:41:34 UTC
dcooler287 karma2012-05-24 17:44:55 UTC
I am a huge Wings fan. I grew up in Detroit and I still play in charity games with the Red Wings Alumni.
[deleted]115 karma2012-05-24 17:12:27 UTC
What was the hardest voice role you've take on so far?
dcooler199 karma2012-05-24 17:21:35 UTC
I looped Richard Pryor's voice for the syndicated release of "Critical Condition." That was a challenge. A lot of pressure to nail and try to keep Richard's wit and brilliance intact.
caligronk99 karma2012-05-24 17:55:51 UTC
You've struck me as a "happy-go-lucky" guy. In "The Surreal Life", you seemed so miserable. Is this the real you? Bob Saget rub off on you? Or were you just fed up with the show/publicity from it?
dcooler201 karma2012-05-24 18:05:09 UTC
Surreal Life was a really weird experience -- living with 5 strangers, on camera 24/7 and not knowing what was going to happen from day to day. Definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but that's what I signed up for so no complaints.
Vulg4r98 karma2012-05-24 17:43:25 UTC
is it true you shave your balls?
dcooler262 karma2012-05-24 17:46:08 UTC
If Bob Saget says so, it must be true!
hubble_my_hero95 karma2012-05-24 17:54:42 UTC
Is this your first time on reddit? how did you end up doing this IAmA? (and thanks for doing it btw)
dcooler198 karma2012-05-24 18:01:29 UTC
This is the first time that I've done a IAMA that was promoted by reddit. I really don't know the reddiquette or the protocol. I'm not even sure that you're all able to see my responses. When I signed on at 1PM EST, there were already several hundred questions. So I'm very behind.
CrysDawn89 karma2012-05-24 17:12:14 UTC
When are you bringing your act to Austin?
dcooler136 karma2012-05-24 17:22:43 UTC
I love Austin and have done standup for Bill Engvall's charity event there. All my standup dates are posted at: www.davecoulier.tv
And you can always follow me on twitter @davecoulier
Aztaroth86 karma2012-05-24 17:57:17 UTC
Would you ever be interested in a Full House reunion?
dcooler282 karma2012-05-24 18:11:56 UTC
What I would really like to do is either a Full House 'live' show with the cast or a Vegas show with John and Bob.
TheToolMan81 karma2012-05-24 17:56:58 UTC
Do you know if Stamos is still developing the Full House movie?
dcooler119 karma2012-05-24 18:06:44 UTC
I've heard some rumblings about it. I really have no idea if it's actually happening.
DCH101372 karma2012-05-24 17:40:03 UTC
Who did you like more, Viper or Steve?
dcooler171 karma2012-05-24 17:48:15 UTC
Steve! (Scott Weinger) Still friends with Scott. I used to give him crap all the time when he was a struggling writer because he went to Harvard.
FlyingBiologist71 karma2012-05-24 18:05:52 UTC
I was under the impression that you are a pilot and a supporter of the general aviation community. Is this the case? As a professional corporate pilot, I enjoy hearing about celebrities who help to protect GA.
dcooler133 karma2012-05-24 18:14:24 UTC
I'm an instrument rated GA pilot. I was just named as co-chairman to the "Hat In The Ring Society" by AOPA, which promotes the positives of aviation.
BrianBoyko66 karma2012-05-24 17:35:58 UTC
Did you get a chance to meet or consult with Rick Moranis before taking on Bob McKenzie?
dcooler117 karma2012-05-24 17:41:56 UTC
No. Rick and Dave Thomas are long time friends. Dave vouched for me to do the Bob McKenzie voice and Rick was cool enough to give his approval. Those were some big shoes to fill...especially for a Canadian audience.
pickle_sandwich63 karma2012-05-24 17:51:16 UTC
Who was the more annoying co-host, Arleen Sorkin or Tawny Kitaen?
dcooler257 karma2012-05-24 18:24:24 UTC
Tawny was better -- she used to show me her boobs. I have to say they were pretty damn nice!
funfungiguy63 karma2012-05-24 18:15:56 UTC
If you had to fight a dinosaur to the death in a Dinosaur Death Match using only primitive weapons and not allowed to set traps, what's the biggest dinosaur you think you win against? You don't have to name a specific dinosaur, just give us a size reference.
dcooler149 karma2012-05-24 18:19:20 UTC
Probably a duckasaurus. About the size of a duck.
AnnanWater60 karma2012-05-24 18:20:14 UTC
What is your favorite kind of sandwich?
dcooler132 karma2012-05-24 18:25:10 UTC
Peanut butter and jelly.
galavanter54 karma2012-05-24 17:45:48 UTC
How beautiful was Lori Loughlin in person?
dcooler119 karma2012-05-24 17:53:56 UTC
She's still just as beautiful as she was during the Full House days. We're actually very good friends still.
abevigoda6946 karma2012-05-24 17:57:25 UTC
What became of the lady from 'Out of Control' who would deliver several high-pitched squeals per show?
dcooler72 karma2012-05-24 18:07:57 UTC
That's Diz McNally. You can see her at the newsstand on Cahuenga in Hollywood still dressed like she was in 1984. She's really the original Cyndi Lauper
saute46 karma2012-05-24 18:19:29 UTC
What's your favorite show on TV today?
dcooler194 karma2012-05-24 18:26:42 UTC
I love watching "Game Of Thrones," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Boardwalk Empire," and "Real Time." "House" was one of my favs. Hated to see that go away.
jeremyburkhart40 karma2012-05-24 18:15:56 UTC
dcooler62 karma2012-05-24 18:22:54 UTC
My entire family still lives there. I would like to live there some day as well. My dad still lives in the house I was born in.
chrisncsu35 karma2012-05-24 18:20:39 UTC
You can change one element of Full House. What would you have changed?
dcooler81 karma2012-05-24 18:29:10 UTC
Not a thing. It was a blast! And I met some of my best friends for life.
apayne3533 karma2012-05-24 17:49:24 UTC
Where's your favorite place to go in Michigan?
dcooler64 karma2012-05-24 17:52:07 UTC
I love being on a boat in Lake St. Clair. I grew up there. There and Joe Louis Arena for a Red Wings game.
emmalayn332 karma2012-05-24 18:33:41 UTC
What do you do now besides stand-up? Are you pleased with how your life turned out? Is there anything that you wanted to do but didn't?
dcooler47 karma2012-05-24 18:38:08 UTC
I'm getting back in to TV with a couple shows that I've created. Partnering with some great producers. I'm also enjoying doing my standup. I've been really lucky so far. And who knows what's ahead.
discolando25 karma2012-05-24 18:14:41 UTC
You, Billy West, Mark Hamill, and Maurice LaMarche are in a free-for-all cage match. Who wins?
dcooler31 karma2012-05-24 18:19:47 UTC
Maurice. He's got the size.
ExceptionHandler22 karma2012-05-24 17:41:56 UTC
Do you keep in touch with any of the cast members of Out of Control?
dcooler32 karma2012-05-24 17:50:33 UTC
I still talk with Marty Schiff (Hern Berford). And Diz still works at the newsstand on Cahuenga. Occasionally I'll drive by and see/talk to her.
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