Question: On Full House, why did Uncle Jesse's last name change from Cochran to Katsopolis after the first season? Was any explanation given for this in the show? Tim, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Televisionary: Jesse (John Stamos) and his parents (John Aprea, Yvonne Wilder) changed their names in the beginning of the 1990-91 season after Jesse's Greek grandparents came to visit. They wanted to honor their heritage, and Stamos himself is Greek.