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"Full House" The First Day of School (1987)

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Full House: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Stephanie's reluctance to attend her first day of school disappears when Joey and Jesse visit her kindergarten class.


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2 October 1987 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Danny, Jesse and Joey try to convince Stephanie that school is cool while DJ tries to make a clean escape! | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

John Stamos ... Jesse Cochran

Bob Saget ... Danny Tanner

Dave Coulier ... Joey Gladstone

Candace Cameron Bure ... D.J. Tanner (as Candace Cameron)

Jodie Sweetin ... Stephanie Tanner
Jackie Joseph ... Mrs. Payton

Andrea Barber ... Kimmy Gibbler

Michelle Collins ... Abby
Candace Hutson ... Becky (as Candy Hutson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ashley Olsen ... Michelle Tanner (as Ashley Fuller Olsen)

Mary-Kate Olsen ... Michelle Tanner
Laura Reed ... Ms. Lewis

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rich Correll  (as Richard Correll)
Writing credits
Jeff Franklin (created by)

Leonard Ripps (written by) (as Lenny Ripps)

Produced by
Robert L. Boyett .... executive producer
Jeff Franklin .... executive producer
Thomas L. Miller .... executive producer
Leonard Ripps .... producer (as Lenny Ripps)
Don Van Atta .... producer
Makeup Department
Karen Kubeck .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Richmond .... first assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Epperson .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Richard Garibaldi .... final colorist
Music Department
Jesse Frederick .... composer: theme music
Bennett Salvay .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Patti Mustari .... script supervisor
Keith Richmond .... stage manager

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25 min
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Did You Know?

This episode is the first appearance of Kimmy Gibler, by Andrea Barber, who later becomes a season regular. In the pilot episode D.J is talking on the phone with Kimmy but she isn't seen.See more »
Danny Tanner:[when DJ tries to cut school] Why are you dropping out of school?
D.J. Tanner:Because they put me in the smart class.
Danny Tanner:The advanced class? DJ, that's wonderful.
D.J. Tanner:Dad, it's Geekville, USA. It's the first day of school and they all brought homework, and get this, I'm the only blonde. And worst of all, they split me and Kimmy up.
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First School Jitters, 3 December 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

Tomorrow's the first day of school and Stephanie is nervous about starting Kindergarten. After going through everything in her closet, she still doesn't know what to wear. By the next morning, she's decided she just won't go. She'll stay home and watch public television. Jessie decides driving her to school would probably help her.

Danny fails at convincing her, and sends Stephanie into the classroom so he could change Michelle. When she get's there, Jessie is there to help, but he's also unsuccessful. Then Joey tries. Before all's said and done he teacher's convinced she has a rather odd family with three fathers!

D.J. is finally able to help Stephanie decide to give Kindergarten a chance.

There's also an interesting scene when Jessie and Joey try to figure out how to give Michelle a bath. They were actually more successful with this one then other trials, but Danny catches the two men in the bathtub together and freaks. (Don't worry, it's all totally innocent!

Adding to this, references to The Fiddler on the Roof, Elvis Presley, and Bonanza are made!

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