Bye, Becky! John Stamos' 'Full House' spinoff idea excludes Lori Loughlin

Hasta la vista, Aunt Becky! John Stamos proposed a Full House spinoff that would remove Lori Loughlin’s character from the equation entirely amid her college admissions scandal.

“I think there’s a play that we go backward,” the actor, 55, told E! News in an interview published on Thursday, June 27. “Like, what happened before?”

Stamos elaborated on his idea, which focused on his character Jesse Katsopolis’ earlier years. “If you remember in the pilot of the show, my sister, Pam, dies, and that’s why it’s the three men raising the three girls, so I’d like to explore that — the brother, sister, maybe go back,” he teased. “We’ll see.”

This story line would seemingly cut Loughlin’s Becky Katsopolis from the canvas, since she and Jesse did not meet until season 2 of Full House. The fictional couple went on to marry and have twin sons Nicky and Alex.

Full House aired from 1987 to 1995. The sitcom featured single dad Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), who raised his three children, played by Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, alongside his brother-in-law, Jesse, and pal Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) after his wife’s death.

The cast returned to Netflix’s Fuller House revival in 2016. Loughlin, 54, reprised her role as Becky, but her return is up in the air for the final season due to her legal woes. The actress was arrested in March for allegedly paying $500,000 to earn her daughters entry into the University of Southern California. She pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges.

Stamos admitted to Entertainment Tonight on Sunday, June 23, that he is still unsure of the When Calls the Heart alum’s future on Fuller House. “I haven’t been on the show yet and it hasn’t come up, so I’m going to talk to some people about it this week and see what’s going on,” he said. “I’m just going to wait a little longer before I talk about it. It’s a difficult situation for everyone involved. I don’t mean just on our side.”

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FULL HOUSE - 'Tough Love' - Airdate: October 5, 1993. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 14: FULL HOUSE - Season Seven - Gallery - 9/14/93, Lori Loughlin (Rebecca), John Stamos (Jesse), (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
FULL HOUSE - 'Be Your Own Best Friend' - Airdate: April 5, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - 'Trouble In Twin Town' - Airdate: November 11, 1992. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - 'Trouble In Twin Town' - Airdate: November 11, 1992. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - 'Leap Of Faith' - March 21, 1995. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
FULL HOUSE - 'Good News, Bad News' - Airdate: October 19, 1990. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
FULL HOUSE - 'Greek Week' - Airdate: September 21, 1990. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
FULL HOUSE - 'Bachelor Of The Month' - Airdate: November 26, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
Lori Loughlin and John Stamos (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin and John Stamos (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
John Stamos and Lori Loughlin during Target Hosts LA Fashion Week Party for Designer Mossimo Giannulli - Inside at Area in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for LaForce and Stevens)
Lori Loughlin and John Stamos at the The Belmont in Los Angeles, California (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 868 -- Pictured: (l-r) John Stamos with surprise guest Lori Loughlin on July 19, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Lori Loughlin, John Stamos and Jodi Sweetin attend mothers2mothers Charity Event at Red O on November 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actors John Stamos (L) and Lori Loughlin (R) attend the TV Land Icon Awards at The Barker Hanger on April 10, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Lori Loughlin and John Stamos attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Fuller House' on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: John Stamos and Lori Loughlin are seen on May 05, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Lori Loughlin and John Stamos attend the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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