TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family
A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.
Bob Saget and Paul Reiser were on the top of show creator Jeff Franklin's list to play the role of Danny Tanner, but at the time Saget was under contract for The Morning Program (1987) on CBS and Reiser opted for the role of Michael Taylor on My Two Dads (1987). Eventually Saget became available and he got the role immediately.
In the first seasons of the show Jesse's last name is Cochran but in the later seasons Jesse's last name is changed to Katsopolis.
A longer version of the theme song was used in the first few seasons of the show but was truncated in later reruns, though this version was kept on some episodes, such as the pilot when it airs on ABC Family. First season episodes in syndication also feature a credit for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (they were only credited during the end credits in the first season).