Can you imagine Danny Tanner on Full House being played by anyone other than Bob Saget?
Well it almost happened. Another actor was originally cast as the famous TV dad, but he was recast and replaced with Bob after the pilot.
And that's not the only example of sitcom switcharoos — they happen a lot more than you think.
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However, Full House's pilot situation was a little different. Producers already wanted Bob, but because of scheduling conflicts, the show cast John Posey instead. But after shooting the pilot, Bob's schedule cleared and the show gave John the boot.
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A prior contractual commitment kept Bob from accepting the role of Danny originally, and so producers settled on John. However, once Bob's schedule freed up, he came back to accept the role.