The whole Tanner family is excited to greet DJ after her summer in Spain, especially sisters Stephanie and Michelle. However, the girls feel neglected when the "big surprise" DJ mentioned in post cards is her new boyfriend. Upset, they wander off and follow a youth choir onto a plane that they believe is headed across the bay to Oakland, California. Only after takeoff do they realize that they are actually headed across the Pacific to Auckland, New Zealand. Meanwhile, Joey is desperate to find the phone number of a woman he met. Written by
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The Tanner girls' impromptu trip to New Zealand is inspired by actual events. In 1985, California native Michael Lewis, coming home from vacation in West Germany, reached Los Angeles International Airport. He intended to take a connecting flight to his home in Oakland, but accidentally followed a crowd of passengers to the Air New Zealand terminal (there, he told employees his destination, but he was misheard as saying "Auckland" and was given a boarding pass). Upon reaching the city, Air New Zealand officials promptly gave Lewis a return ticket to Los Angeles. See more
When Stephanie takes the postcard from Michelle she holds it in her right hand and later puts her left on it. In the next shot, she is only holding it in her right hand again. See more
[Joey is arguing with the telephone operator
Oh, come on. You're directory assistance. Get your directory and assist me!
References The Munsters