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Full House's Dave Coulier Kept Mr. Woodchuck Long After The Sitcom Ended

When it comes to '80s and '90s sitcoms, most people's minds likely go to the family-friendly classic, "Full House." The series follows the recently-widowed Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) as he and his best friends, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), take care of his three young daughters. Though the series could be cheesy at times, "Full House" always had valuable lessons, and as all sitcoms are required to have, hilarious situations. 

The character who arguably contributes the most humor is Joey. As a comedian, the audience often sees his routines and impressions, and just like his family and friends, are left in stitches. Joey plays a variety of roles throughout the series, from a surfing kangaroo to Ranger Joe, the host of a children's show. However, his most memorable character is probably Mr. Woodchuck, a wise-cracking ventriloquist woodchuck puppet that frequently made puns about wood. After the series ended, Coulier revealed what happened to Joey's iconic friend. 

The memorable puppet stayed with Dave Coulier

On a reddit post in 2011 — where Dave Coulier encouraged fans to ask their burning "Full House" questions – u/RoboDonald asked if he had kept any mementos, writing, "I'd hate to think of Mr. Woodchuck laying in a dump somewhere." Coulier put their fears to rest and responded that he kept Mr. Woodchuck, and actually used him in a sketch for "Funny Or Die" with one of his "Full House" costars. This turned out to be Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler as though she and Joey were married. 

Though Mr. Woodchuck didn't rot in a dumpster, he had his fair share of struggles after "Full House" ended. In a separate AMA, Coulier revealed that his dog, Ranger, ate the puppet's face. Another was made for "Fuller House," but it's disturbing to see the extent of the damage on "It's F'ing Late with Mel and Ally." Mr. Woodchuck seemed to be in good spirits — he told a joke, even though Coulier's hand was sticking out of him — and became distraught when the hosts questioned what happened to him. "Let's just say Comet was a very bad boy that day," Coulier said, playing Joey in the sketch. 

Despite the pain the original Mr. Woodchuck went through, it is incredibly heartwarming that Coulier held onto him for all these years. He was a big part of Coulier's life, and, no doubt, brings him some very happy memories of the cast.