Full House (Season 3)

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3.01 – Tanner’s Island
(September 22, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Jeff Franklin

The family takes a vacation trip to Hawaii.


3.02 – Back to School Blues
(September 29, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Jeff Franklin

DJ goes to Jr. High and figures out that it’s much different than Elementary School and the older girls tease her. She tries to change herself, but it doesn’t turn out the way she wants it to!!


3.03 – Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (in 22 Minutes)
(October 6, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Jeff Franklin

Steph loses a tooth in an apple and decides to spoil the tooth fairy with milk and cookies. Michelle celebrates a new sandbox in the garden with a selfish attitude to toys. Danny reacts very casual and even imitates her when a tool of his is in the hands of a boy. Jesse refuses ever to ride a horse again and Becky in return will stay away when Jesse plays with his band.


3.04 – Nerd for a Day
(October 13, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Lenny Ripps

Stephanie and the rest of her class get detention for calling classmate Walter “Duck Face.” Uncle Jesse says being nice to people is important and makes her call Walter to apologize. Unfortunately, Walter takes this to mean Stephanie is his girlfriend, and she suggests being his “secret girlfriend” instead of rejecting him outright and hurting his feelings. The next day when her friends come over to work on a school project, Walter shows up just before everyone else and they find him holding her hand.


3.05 – Granny Tanny
(October 20, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Marc Warren, Dennis Rinsler

It’s early Saturday morning and Michelle crawls for the first time out of her cradle all by herself and gets a real big girl’s bed from Grandma who comes on a weekend visit, and Danny learns a lesson.


3.06 – Star Search
(November 3, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Kim Weiskopf

D. J. and Steph try to teach Michelle not to go to sleep with her ballerina skirt on but Danny allows her to do it. Joey gives his comedy career a last chance and wishes a challenge in Ed McMahon’s TV show ‘Star Search’.


3.07 – And They Call It Puppy Love
(November 10, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Rob Dames

A dog walks into the Tanners’ and Joey and the girls like her and would like to keep her. But Danny doesn’t like dogs. And Jesse doesn’t like her because she keeps going on his bed.


3.08 – Divorce Court
(November 17, 1989) – Directed by: Jeff Franklin • Written by: Marc Warren, Dennis Rinsler

Differing plans on Halloween causes a ‘divorce’ in the family, while the adults to avoid wearing a dress.


3.09 – Dr. Dare Rides Again
(November 24, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Rob Dames

Comet, the family’s new dog, eats Michelle’s ice cream. Pete is an old pal that Jesse once knew. He visits the family when Danny and Becky are away on a talk show styling trip. ‘Feedback’ and some of Jesse’s old ways pop up.


3.10 – The Greatest Birthday on Earth
(December 1, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Jeff Franklin

The family prepares a circus party for Michelle’s third birthday party, but on the very day Steph and Michalle join Jesse to Elmer’s gas station where something happens.


3.11 – Aftershocks
(December 8, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Jeff Franklin, Lenny Ripps

Earthquake! A tremor shakes everyone up – especially Stephanie, who immediately becomes a clinging daddy’s girl.


3.12 – Joey & Stacey and…Oh, Yeah, Jesse
(December 15, 1989) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Doug McIntyre

Comet, the puppy, is an undisciplined chewer, and Jessse bosses around with Joey, who fascinates a background singer to a commercial.


3.13 – No More Mr. Dumb Guy
(January 5, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Marc Warren, Dennis Rinsler

Jesse feels ultimately challenged as he’s to meet some of Becky’s intellectual friends.


3.14 – Misadventures in Babysitting
(January 12, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Shari Scharfer, Julie Strassman

While holding a poker game at the house, Jesse calls Becky and “tells” her what she is going to do in a very bossy tone of voice. Also, D.J. wants to babysit to earn money for her own phone line, but her babysitting adventure is a little harder than she ever expected.


3.15 – Lust in the Dust
(January 26, 1990) – Directed by: Tom Rickard • Written by: Bobby Fine, Gigi Vorgan

Danny dates a slob, and Michelle hides everything.


3.16 – Bye, Bye Birdie
(February 2, 1990) – Directed by: Jeff Franklin • Written by: Lenny Ripps

Michelle loses the preschool’s pet bird.


3.17 – 13 Candles
(February 9, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Kim Weiskopf

The family causes D.J. to become embarrassed at her 13th birthday party, and she admits that she has some feelings for a special boy.


3.18 – Mr. Egghead
(February 16, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Rob Dames

Joey gets a job as a guest host on an educational television show for children, where a prop injures Stephanie.


3.19 – Those Better Not Be the Days
(February 23, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Marc Warren, Dennis Rinsler

It’s not Friday, but things sure get freaky when the men and girls switch roles for a day.


3.20 – Honey, I Broke the House
(March 9, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Kim Weiskopf

Stephanie drives Joey’s prized classic car into the house when she is left unsupervised.


3.21 – Just Say No Way
(March 30, 1990) – Directed by: Jeff Franklin • Written by: Jeff Franklin

It’s a big blow for D.J. when she catches her boyfriend Kevin experimenting with booze at a dance – and an even bigger blow when Jesse wrathfully accuses her of same.


3.22 – Three Men and Another Baby
(April 13, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Lenny Ripps

Michelle is jealous when Danny agrees to babysit a neighbor’s infant overnight; DJ’s math homework stumps Joey.


3.23 – Three Men and Another Baby
(April 27, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: David Ketchum, Tony DiMarco

A fraternity reunion has Danny and Joey dressed in drag. And in jail.


3.24 – Our Very First Telethon
(May 4, 1990) – Directed by: Bill Foster • Written by: Lenny Ripps, Shari Scharfer, Julie Strassman

Danny hosts a telethon to raise money for the station. The Beach Boys perform.