In light of Kimmy's upcoming pool party, DJ begins a crash diet and overexerts herself exercising. When Stephanie notices the problem, DJ swears her to secrecy, but the secret is out when DJ collapses during a family outing to the gym.

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D.J. Tanner (as Candace Cameron)
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Michelle Tanner (as Mary Kate Ashley Olsen)
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Michelle Tanner (as Mary Kate Ashley Olsen)
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Girl in Class
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Swimsuit Model
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Aerobics Instructor
Troy Zuccolotto ...
Bodybuilder
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In light of Kimmy's upcoming pool party, DJ begins a crash diet and overexerts herself exercising. When Stephanie notices the problem, DJ swears her to secrecy, but the secret is out when DJ collapses during a family outing to the gym.

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9 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Bulimia nervosa was mentioned in this episode. Interestingly enough, Candace Cameron had suffered from this disorder in her twenties. See more »

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It is obvious that neither Steph's nor Jesse's attempted recorder playing is actually happening. Their cheeks never move, or "inflate" with air, as they would have to in order to be properly playing any instrument by mouth. Also, the fingering does not totally align with the audio track that is played as the recorder sound. See more »

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Michelle Elizabeth Tanner: [the family has arrived at the gym to work out and Jesse is holding Michelle, to a bodybuilder] Hey, mister, you are very lumpy.
Jesse Katsopolis: I hope you're not offended. And if you are, that's her father over there.
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The One Where D.J. Almost Gets An Eating Disorder...
13 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode. I think the main reason why I love it is because of the way they handled eating issues and eating disorders. They didn't glamorize it like some TV shows and movies do. They showed what will eventually happen, so hopefully people watched this episode and know what not to do.

In this episode, D.J. wants to lose weight so she can look good in a swimsuit for Kimmy's birthday pool party. But she takes it a little too far. She skips meals and works out way too much, leading her to pass out at the gym and her family forcing her to eat.

Best part of the episode: When D.J. understands why she shouldn't not eat and continuously work out.

Worst part of the episode: When D.J. passes out.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Freaking Ridonkulous.


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