The best TV costars While human actors often get top billing in beloved TV comedies and dramas, it’s often their four-legged companions who steal the spotlight.
Comet, the sweet golden retriever Full HouseAlthough he has become a TV icon, he is not the only animal companion that the sitcom cast has worked with.
“I’m sure being on Full House Being around so many animals [contributed to my love for them],” Candace Cameron BureD.J., the oldest daughter of Tanner, was played by. Tanner, who played D.J. Today December 2018. “More than just dogs, we had, like, a chimpanzee on the show a donkey a ferret and so much more!”
While the Tanner daughters — D.J., Stephanie and Michelle, played by Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, respectively — loved their precious pooch, the Fuller House revival saw the old pup replaced with a new dog from the same bloodline. D.J. — a vet in the Netflix iteration — helped Comet Jr. deliver a litter of puppies in the February 2016 pilot, to which her second son, Max (Elias Harger), practically begged the family to adopt one of the canines. Cosmo was adopted by the family. After complications with surgery, Cosmo died nearly four years later.
“Our sweet boy Cosmo is now running around in doggy heaven,” the Christmas Contest Instagram, December 2019: Instagram post by actress “I imagine he’s playing with Comet 😉 right now. Cosmo was a Fuller House resident since the beginning. We are so sorry that he died from complications of surgery. You’ll be so missed love bug ❤️.”
While the Full House Fuller House While crew members have since lost their TV companion, many others have shown similar affection for their pets. Bridgerton enlisted a rambunctious corgi named Austin to portray Kate Sharma’s pooch, Newton.
“I’m really good with dogs, so he responded to me well,” Simone AshleyThe steamy regency hit’s star Kate was played by… Entertainment Weekly February 2022. “He was a little bit sass and goes off and does his own thing, but I like to think when we were together, he listened to me. Whenever we would do a line run and Newton was there, he would just get in the middle of the circle and roll on his back and be like, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ That was quite cute.”
She added: “One of the buildings we filmed at, there was pebbles on the driveway. I’d have him on the leash and he’d just be eating the stones and pooping out stones in between takes.”
While the Sex Education While filming season 2 for Netflix’s drama, the alum developed a special relationship with the dog. Jonathan BaileyHowever, he did not feel the exact same.
“Austin played Newton and it’s a sterling, stunning performance, but do you know what? We didn’t get on,” the West End performer, who notably played Viscount Anthony Bridgerton, joked to the magazine. “He just loved the sausage and there’s nothing wrong with loving the sausage, but it was more the way we had to hold little crumbs of sausage in my hand to try and get him to jump in my lap. … It’s amazing that I got to work with him because he’s obviously going places, but we didn’t really click.”
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