John Stamos is reuniting with his old band from his "Full House" days, but it won't be at The Smash Club. Instead, the fictional -- but undeniably awesome -- Jesse and the Rippers will perform on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" this Friday, according to People.
Stamos even posted an Instagram video of his boy band singing the "Full House" theme with the teaser: "Never thought I'd be singing THIS song."
The "Necessary Roughness" star has never dissed his sitcom start, and he's also never been one to shy away from a fun, fun, fun musical number. As we await the reunion of Jesse and the Rippers, here's a look back at John Stamos's greatest hits.
Before Jesse and the Rippers, there was Blackie and the Riff Raff. Yep, Stamos's first big break was on the ABC soap "General Hospital," where his character, Blackie Parrish, performed gigs all over Port Charles. Stamos credited the late, great Sammy Davis Jr. for his character's musical start after Davis made a cameo on the show
In an interview earlier this year with Jeff Probst, Stamos revealed, "I always wanted to play drums on the show and they wouldn't let me. And then Sammy came on and there was a drum set, and he adlibbed and said 'Hey Blackie, can you play drums?' It was completely adlibbed … and from then on I started playing music on the show." Fun fact: Jack Wagner was also a member of the Riff Raff.
Who can forget Jesse and the Rippers' biggest hit? The old Beach Boys song "Forever" was featured on "Full House" several times, most notably when Jesse (Stamos) sang it during his wedding to Becky (Lori Loughlin.) A Beach Boy or two may have even turned up to sing the cover of their song with him. Check out the official video here.
Speaking of the Beach Boys, they've jammed with Stamos several times on "Full House" and he even appeared in the 1988 video for their song "Kokomo." Not only that, but the actor was surfin' across the USA with the group invited him to join them for their 50th reunion tour last year. Stamos told TMZ, "[The Beach Boys] asked me to be a part of the show ... I feel very honored."
Stamos went all "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on us when he performed "Hot Patootie -- Bless My Soul" on a 2010 episode of "Glee," but it could have been truly horrifying. The actor told Entertainment Weekly the original script had him singing a very different tune. "I was supposed to be doing 'Sweet Transvestite,'" he said, "But I think the network saw the script and was like, 'Stamos in fish nets? It's too soon!' So they switched it up. I was bummed, because I wanted to play that part."
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