Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber Share How They Avoided Cracking Each Other Up While Filming Full House

Sweetin and Barber share how they avoided laughing during “Full House” filming

Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber on 'Fuller House' in 2016. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, MICHAEL YARISH / NETFLIX)
Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber on ‘Fuller House’ in 2016. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, MICHAEL YARISH / NETFLIX)

Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, known for their roles on “Full House” and its reboot “Fuller House,” revealed how they managed to keep straight faces during their comedic scenes.

On their podcast, “How Rude, Tanneritos!”, the two co-stars discussed their strategies with guest Lydia Cornell, who appeared on “Full House” as Señorita Mosley, a Spanish teacher.

Cornell, 70, reminisced about her experiences in comedy, especially her time on the 1980s ABC sitcom “Too Close for Comfort,” where she starred alongside Ted Knight.

She fondly remembered learning from Knight but also getting into trouble for laughing during scenes. Cornell recalled that Knight often made her laugh or feel nervous, causing her to look above his forehead instead of making eye contact.

This tactic often led to Knight’s exasperated question, “Why is she looking at my forehead?”

Sweetin, 42, and Barber, 47, shared that they used a similar trick to avoid breaking character. “Jodie and I do that all the time,” Barber noted during the podcast.

Sweetin added, “We would make each other laugh so much during scenes, especially in ‘Fuller House.’”

Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin on 'Fuller House' in 2019. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, MICHAEL YARISH / NETFLIX)
Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin on ‘Fuller House’ in 2019. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, MICHAEL YARISH / NETFLIX)

She explained that looking at each other’s foreheads instead of making direct eye contact helped them maintain their composure during humorous scenes.

The co-stars mentioned that their tendency to laugh during filming was especially challenging when they had to wear ridiculous costumes or perform particularly funny bits.

Sweetin recalled, “We’d be wearing some ridiculous costume or something, and I was like, ‘Just look at my forehead.

Like, don’t look me in the eye because if you look me in the eye, we’re — it’s all bad.’” Barber agreed, saying, “The forehead is a great place to look when you’re trying to keep it together.”

Sweetin and Barber have a long history together, having appeared in all eight seasons of “Full House” from 1987 to 1995.

They reunited for the Netflix reboot “Fuller House,” which aired from 2016 to 2020, and now co-host their podcast, where they revisit episodes of “Full House” and share behind-the-scenes stories.

The bond between Sweetin and Barber is evident in their easy rapport and shared memories.

Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber on 'Full House' in 1993. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, ABC PHOTO ARCHIVES/DISNEY GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT VIA GETTY)
Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber on ‘Full House’ in 1993. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, ABC PHOTO ARCHIVES/DISNEY GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT VIA GETTY)

Last year, Barber told PEOPLE, “Full House was our childhood for eight years, eight very formative years.

And so getting to relive those memories, things that we haven’t thought about in 35 years, I expect it’s going to deepen our bond even more than it already is.”

Their podcast not only allows them to reminisce about their time on “Full House” but also to connect with fans and former co-stars.

They frequently have guests who share their own memories and experiences from the show, creating a rich tapestry of nostalgia and behind-the-scenes insights.

For fans of “Full House” and “Fuller House,” the podcast offers a delightful trip down memory lane, filled with laughter, anecdotes, and the genuine camaraderie between Sweetin and Barber.

Their chemistry, both on-screen and off, has been a significant part of their lasting appeal, and their podcast continues to showcase the enduring friendship that has developed over decades.

As they continue to explore their past experiences and bring in guests to share their stories, Sweetin and Barber’s podcast serves as a testament to the lasting impact of “Full House.”

It provides a unique perspective on the beloved series and offers fans a chance to hear directly from the actors who brought these iconic characters to life.

Through their podcast, Sweetin and Barber have created a space where they can relive the joy and challenges of their early careers while strengthening the bond that has kept them close for over thirty years.

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