Full House (1987–1995)
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Misadventures in Babysitting 

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... See full summary »


Bill Foster


Jeff Franklin (created by), Shari Scharfer-Rollins (as Sharl Scharfer-Rollins) | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
John Stamos ... Jesse Katsopolis
Bob Saget ... Danny Tanner
Dave Coulier ... Joey Gladstone
Candace Cameron Bure ... D.J. Tanner (as Candace Cameron)
Jodie Sweetin ... Stephanie Tanner
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Michelle Tanner (as Mary Kate Ashley Olsen)
Ashley Olsen ... Michelle Tanner (as Mary Kate Ashley Olsen)
Andrea Barber ... Kimmy Gibbler
Lori Loughlin ... Becky Donaldson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Baum Bruce Baum ... Paul
Mike Binder ... Steve
Barry Kivel ... Michael Kagan
Joan Leizman ... Joyce Kagan
Malachi Pearson ... Brian Kagan


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. Written by Michelle

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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The house where DJ babysits Brian is the same house later used in Full House: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1991) when Kimmy babysits Aaron, just with different wallpaper, decorations, and door/trim colors. See more »


Jesse says he already went to visit Becky's family in Nebraska. He even compromises to go with her to Nebraska again. Yet in the next season when they get married, Becky's parents have never met Jesse. He visited them at least twice before. See more »


Rebecca Donaldson: For instance, I suggested that we make Christmas special by spending it in Nebraska with my relatives.
Jesse Katsopolis: To which I sweetly replied, 'Babe, let's spend it in Graceland with Elvis' relatives.'
Rebecca Donaldson: See, now, in the old days, potential crisis. But now, solving this problem will only bring us closer together.
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References Adventures in Babysitting (1987) See more »


Everywhere You Look
Performed by Jesse Frederick
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Times Have Changed, But The Laughs Don't.
19 June 2018 | by DanielBerardiSee all my reviews

Ever since the 1980s, every girl is in love with the telephone. Today it is cellulars, so back in 1990 when this episode came out, girls' love of phones was even more of a hassle. So Full House gets a common subject they must poke fun at.

DJ is now a teenager and in love with talking on the phone. To make things easier for her and the rest of the family, she asks if she can be a neighbouring babysitter to pay for it all. Her first subject is mischievous brat Brian Kagen. So aside from this episode being about a girl's superficial desire for phones, it is also a hilarious look at babysitting. Brian is a bad kid who annoys the heck out of DJ. Jimmy comes by to see how she's doing and barely anything works. When Brian sticks his head in railing bars, he can't get out. DJ doesn't know what else to do but call her dad for help, even if it means not getting her own phone line.

The subplot is the Tanner manor hosting a poker game with two of Jesse's rugged pals. They all pressure him into taking Rebecca to Graceland for Christmas instead of Nebraska. Another hilarious bit.

Every scene in this is hilarious and awesome.

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12 January 1990 (USA) See more »

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