Season 1, Episode 13, “Sisterly Love”

DJ kicks a bunch of ass playing the princess in “The Frog Princess” so the family showers her with love and attention.  Jesse suggests that Danny should try to have her cast in a commercial, which Danny is hesitant to do but feels obligated towards because the suggestion was made right in front of DJ.

A brilliant subplot presents itself when Joey comes home with a bag full of health food.

Apparently his doctor told him he has high cholesterol and needs to start eating better.  Damn that Hippocratic oath!  We could’ve been rid of that fool forever!  Danny and Jesse are surprisingly unsupportive of Joey’s new health food regime (probably because they also wish he was dead), and then Danny reports that he found DJ an audition for a cereal commercial.  DJ is all excited for the audition but Danny warns her not to get too invested…

Jesse takes DJ to her audition and also brings Stephanie along for no apparent reason.  DJ is intimidated by all the hard-edged showbiz 12 year olds.  Jesse follows the Full House formula of acting pushy and inconsiderate towards anyone else involved in a given situation by getting all up in the casting directors face.

DJ’s audition goes really well and the casting director decides to cast her but has to check with the guy in charge first.  While she goes to get him both DJ and Jesse find lame excuses to exit the scene for a minute, leaving Stephanie in the casting office by herself…  Oh shit, you guys, what’s gonna happen next?

The guy in charge enters the scene to find Stephanie fucking around with a bowl of cereal and immediately decides to cast her even though she’s younger than they wanted and he hasn’t seen her read a single word from the script.  Ah, show business!

Joey enjoys a seaweed protein wheat germ tonic (isn’t health food whacky?) in the kitchen when DJ storms in, hella mad.  The whole family is oriented to the situation and have mostly conflicting reactions.

Joey tries to feed Michelle a hamburger so he can watch her eat it, which has to be some form of abuse.  He begins to passionately eat the burger himself when Danny and Jesse come in.  Joey fails at a pathetic cover-up and then Danny and Jesse suggest he attempt to regulate his diet rather than try to maintain such a strict health-food regime, thus ending yet another uninspired subplot.

DJ hates on Stephanie while she rehearses for her commercial and then they get into a big ass fight where they call each other by their middle names and everything. The Uncles break it up but it’s far from over…

DJ is down in Joey’s room (once again refurnished after last episodes continuity hiccup) being a salty bitch when the Uncles come down and give her a pep talk about the importance of having sisters.  As always, things are quickly resolved through gentle love and understanding, and DJ heads upstairs to reconcile with Stephanie.

Stephanie is on the phone trying to get ahold of the cereal mogul via information so she can resign when DJ enters the scene.  Stephanie, referencing an unhelpful phone operator, says her most famous catch phrase for the first time, “how rude.”   The sisters make up and talk a lot about how much they love each other when the music comes on.  Oh and also they hug and say they’re best friends.

You might think that Stephanie’s burgeoning career as an actress in tv commercials would come up in later episodes, but I’m just gonna go out on a limb here and predict that it’s never mentioned again.

Firsts:  DJ’s middle name (Margaret), Stephanie’s middle name (Judith), Stephanie says “how rude”

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46 Responses to Season 1, Episode 13, “Sisterly Love”

  1. brendan says:

    i would’ve thought DJ’s middle name would have started with a J?

    Instead her first name is two names. that show was so messed up. this blog’s really funny though.


  2. Mary says:

    *Apparently his doctor told him he has high cholesterol and needs to start eating better. Damn that Hippocratic oath! We could’ve been rid of that fool forever!*

    BAHAHAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all week.


  3. Megan says:

    The “guy in charge” looks like Mr. Belding. Sadly, according to IMDB it is not.


  4. Suzanne says:

    I remember watching this show when it first aired and wanting Uncle Joey dead (and Stephanie too). Now, after reading the previous posts, I think maybe he was there because otherwise it would have been a show about a gay man whose wife dies and he replaces her by shacking up with her brother.

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  5. Leroy Cook says:

    “how rude” what a fuckin hypicrite. we all know she’s the rudest asshole on the show. bitch… all judging people and shit. she and joey should both, in fact, die.


  6. Lay says:

    Please tell me that’s Angela Bower


  7. SZA says:

    Why does this episode even have to happen? If you were the parent in this situation, would you let one of your daughters steal an opportunity like this away from the other one? Especially at such young ages? Wouldn’t you predict the ramifications might seriously alter or even destroy their sisterly relationship? Couldn’t you just make things simpler by forbidding the younger one to participate at all? Stupid, stupid people.


  8. To my shame, I must say that Stephanie’s first utterance of “How rude” in this episode still strikes me as cute and funny. It was only after the writers realized it had legs and the directors urged Sweetin to really ramp it up did it become a horrid catch-phrase of “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” caliber.


  9. Nicky says:

    which Danny is hesitant to do but feels obligated towards –> to which Danny is hesitant but feels obligated

    casting directors face –> casting director’s face
    whacky –> wacky
    big ass fight where — big-ass fight in which
    last episodes continuity hiccup –> episode’s
    first time, “how rude.” –> first time: “How rude”.


  10. Dale says:

    I like to think that Joey is on Danny’s medical insurance?

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  11. Josh says:

    lets be honest, the casting director had one thing on his mind when he saw that cute preteen blonde girl sitting at that table….sexual investment baby!!


  12. Emma Bero says:

    I love this sceane of two girls like me and Tracy S hugging because we are sisters I love her so much in my heart. Stephanie and DJ love each other when they had frights its there job like me and Tracy S but we still love each other


  13. Mandaliet says:

    “Oat Boats”… that’s so extremely boring it’s hilarious. I wonder, though, if it’s intentionally that way, so maybe I shouldn’t find it funny.


  14. Ted says:

    I have a debate going with my friend. Is there an episode, in which Michelle uses Stephanie’s “How Rude” line? I am pretty sure there is, just not positive. This seems to be the place to get my answer.


    • Olivia says:

      Yes in season 3 episode “No more Mr Dumb Guy” the sisters whisper phrases in Michelle’s ear and she repeats them. One of them is how rude and Michelle says it loud and clear


  15. fists of love says:

    Anyone else notice that oat boats are an Olsen brand cereal? Look upper right corner of the box.


    • The actresses who portray Michelle are Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen. Their names appear on every merchandise including DVDs, Video Games, Board Games, VHS Tapes, Books, Dolls, Clothing (their most current clothing line is Olsenboye), LaserDiscs, Music CDs, Audio Cassettes, Blu-ray Discs (Mary-Kate Olsen often appeared on Beastly solo alongside Vanessa Hudgens) and Posters. They also did their own TV shows (Two of a Kind, Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action and So Little Time).


  16. williec29 says:

    Oat Boats? Could they not come up with a more dull cereal name and box art?


  17. Turd Ferguson says:

    Suck my nuggets, muthafuggets.


  18. Nicole says:

    I am 100% sure my dad had that same exact pink shirt as Joey! My dad’s jeans were most certainly acid wash tho, not this stylish dark wash.


  19. Gavin Inskip says:

    When Danny says to Michelle ‘don’t go in to acting’ I felt intelligent as I laughed at this joke, yet the audience did not. What they failed to appreciate is that the script writers brought down the fourth wall here with a self-knowing nod to the fact that this is just a TV show……..see they’re actually geniuses. But hey it’s an audience that found it hysterical when Joey ate a burger screaming ‘I’m weak’ so we should all be lucky they found the fucking tv studio in the first place. I guess life is a struggle for them


  20. John Q says:

    Another early example of the Tanner’s horrible eating habits as we find out that Joey has high cholesterol. My God, how old is he 30??

    I love how on these sit-coms someone eats garbage like a pig for 30 years and then they suddenly have to start eating kelp and seaweed etc. And then the seaweed tastes like crap so they concluded that you just eat a slightly smaller regiment of Hamburger and fries. On these shows nobody can just eat some simple friggin vegetables because that would be insane.

    Another lack of continuity in this one as Joey’s health problems and high cholesterol will never be mentioned again.

    I don’t even understand “Oat Boats”?? The cereal doesn’t look like a boat it looks like cheerios. This show can’t even go to the trouble of making a decent prop.

    There’s a whole lot of audience pandering on this one with all the music and “awwws” with Stephanie an DJ at the end.


  21. Flora Fauna Maryweather says:

    DJ is down in Joey’s room (once again refurnished after last episodes continuity hiccup) being a salty bitch…….

    I died……


  22. In episode 13 of Full House (from the season 1 DVD), I noticed something that is shown on screen as Stephanie says “Donna Jo Margaret”, I asked my mom about my former teacher’s retirement whom her middle name is Margaret: Mary Margaret Campbell. I went to her homeroom class at Creekside Intermediate School a few years ago. I also have a grandmother whose first name is Judith: Mimi Butcher (her real name is Judith Butcher).


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