"I'm not kidding you, I've literally not seen a show in about 20 years," Stamos told PEOPLE on the set of Fuller House back in July.
"When we started to work on the spin-off, Jeff [Franklin] and I said, 'Let's watch a few episodes.' We got through about three minutes, and I was like, 'Turn it off! I can't deal with that hair!' "
The Uncle Jesse mullet aside, Stamos did revisit the original show before shooting began on the Netflix spin-off. "I watched the pilot for the first time in 20 years," he said. "And I laughed my ass off. I thought it was really funny. I forgot all the stuff; I mean, I walk in and say [to Danny], 'Your baby's a pig.' "
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Fans, of course, have been rolling out the welcome mat for the spin-off, and Stamos said he understands the emotional appeal of the original series.
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This time around, Stamos added to PEOPLE in December, there's even more intimacy. "Now with social media, I just feel so intimate with the audience. It's fun to go back into all this again and be so in touch with the public with it."
Fuller House premieres Friday on Netflix.