Full House (Season 1)

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1.01 – Our Very First Show
(September 22, 1987) – Directed by: Joel Zwick • Written by: Jeff Franklin



When Danny Tanners wife tragically dies in a car accident, little does he know that it would change the life of his 3 children, Donna Joe ( D.J ), Stephanie and Michelle, and when one dad is not enough, all you need is 3.


1.02 – Our Very First Night
(September 25, 1987) – Directed by: Joel Zwick • Written by: Jeff Franklin



When Danny Tanner’s wife Pamela is killed in an auto accident, he finds himself left all alone to raise his three daughters: D.J., Stephanie, and baby Michelle. Fortunately Danny’s hair-obsessed, rock-star brother in-law Jesse Cochran, along with Danny’s flamboyant, cartoon loving friend Joey Gladstone, move in to help Danny raise his girls. On the first day, D.J. runs away, and Jesse and Joey find extreme difficulty and anxiety in changing Michelle.


1.03 – The First Day of School
(October 2, 1987) – Directed by: Richard Correll • Written by: Lenny Ripps



Danny, Jesse and Joey try to convince Stephanie that school is cool while DJ tries to make a clean escape!


1.04 – The Return of Grandma
(October 9, 1987) – Directed by: Joel Zwick • Written by: Russell Marcus



An untimely visit from the guys’ mothers turns the house upside down.


1.05 – Sea Cruise
(October 16, 1987) – Directed by: Tom Trbovich • Written by: Russell Marcus, Jeff Franklin



Danny’s all-male fishing trip turns into a love-boat cruise.


1.06 – Daddy’s Home
(October 30, 1987) – Directed by: Howard Storm • Written by: Joan Brooker, Nancy Eddo



Danny realizes that he misses special moments with his daughters and decides to take a family fun day – twice. Jesse’s current girlfriend is in town.


1.07 – Knock Yourself Out
(November 6, 1987) – Directed by: Joel Zwick • Written by: Jeff Franklin



While broadcasting a national fight, Danny lets some information about the fighter’s home life slip out that could get him in a lot of trouble. Meanwhile, on the home front Joey and Jesse worry when Michelle develops a cough.


1.08 – Jesse’s Girl
(November 13, 1987) – Directed by: Jeff Franklin, Don Van Atta • Written by: Jeff Franklin



On a stormy night, the family is up telling a bedtime story about a girl that caught the eye of both Jesse and Joey. The girl was being tutored by Jesse, but fell hard for Joey.


1.09 – The Miracle of Thanksgiving
(November 20, 1987) – Directed by: Peter Baldwin, Don Van Atta • Written by: Jeff Franklin, Russell Marcus



It’s a turkey of a day when everyone teams up to prepare the Thanksgiving feast.


1.10 – Joey’s Place
(December 4, 1987) – Directed by: Don Barnhart • Written by: Jeff Franklin, Lenny Ripps



Joey fears that the family doesn’t need him anymore when they give him a too-joyful send off. But in reality, they are planning a way to surprise him with space of his own. Meanwhile, Jesse learns that Joey’s job as child care provider and housekeeper is not an easy one.


1.11 – The Big Three-O
(December 11, 1987) – Directed by: Howard Storm • Written by: Gene Braunstein, Bob Perlow



Danny suffers great anxiety on his 30th birthday when he comes home and finds a big birthday party waiting for him, as well as his destroyed car.


1.12 – Our Very First Promo
(December 18, 1987) – Directed by: Richard Correll • Written by: Lenny Ripps, Arthur Silver



The Tanner family is thrilled when they are chosen to appear in a local promo at Danny’s TV station.


1.13 – Sisterly Love
(January 8, 1988) – Directed by: Lee Shallat • Written by: Lenny Ripps



Stephanie is chosen for the part in a TV commercial for which D.J. was auditioning.


1.14 – Half a Love Story
(January 15, 1988) – Directed by: Howard Storm • Written by: Jeff Franklin, Russell Marcus



Jesse uses baby Michelle to get a date with one of Danny’s co-workers.


1.15 – A Pox in Our House
(January 29, 1988) – Directed by: Joel Zwick • Written by: Lenny Ripps



Danny has a important newscast for “Wake up San Fransisco” but Stephanie ends up getting chicken pox along with Jesse And Joey. D.J.(aka Donna Jo) gets invited to a sleepover and ends up babysitting Michelle.


1.16 – But Seriously, Folks
(February 5, 1988) – Directed by: Joel Zwick • Written by: Russell Marcus



Joey’s convinced that his comic debut in front of a talent scout is jinxed.


1.17 – Danny’s Very First Date
(February 12, 1988) – Directed by: Joel Zwick • Written by: Jeff Franklin



Danny develops a crush on the hive mother of Stephanie’s Honey Bees.


1.18 – Just One of the Guys
(March 4, 1988) – Directed by: Lee Shallat • Written by: Lenny Ripps



D.J. feels left out when her cousin visits and spends most of his time roughhousing with Danny.


1.19 – The Seven-Month Itch: Part 1
(March 11, 1988) – Directed by: Lee Shallat • Written by: Jeff Franklin



Jesse is fed up with his lack of privacy and family responsibilities, especially when they interfere with his love life.


1.20 – The Seven-Month Itch: Part 2
(March 18, 1988) – Directed by: Russ Petranto • Written by: Kim Weiskopf, Lenny Ripps



Jesse leaves a note stating he can’t take it anymore and wants to get away from the family. Stephanie and D. J. fear he’s moving out, so they call and tell him Michelle is really sick so he’ll rush home.


1.21 – Mad Money
(April 29, 1988) – Directed by: Jeff Franklin • Written by: Rob Edwards



Joey’s mother gives him an old savings bond. He tries to pay Danny back an eleven-year-old loan, but Danny refuses. Meanwhile, Jesse has a gig as an Elvis impersonator.


1.22 – D.J. Tanner’s Day Off
(May 6, 1988) – Directed by: Joel Zwick • Written by: Kim Weiskopf, Michael S. Baser



D.J. skips school and sneaks down to the mall to get a celebrity’s autograph.