Season 2, Episode 14, Little Shop of Sweaters”

Pre-Credits Gag:  Jesse tries to discourage the baby from eating with her hands but she does it anyway.  For some reason they’re wearing matching outfits in this scene.

It’s Valentines day and the full house is all aflutter.  Jesse’s planning the best V-day ever for Rebecca Donaldson so he buys her some fancy earrings and anal beads.  The girls are anxious to receive their gifts from Danny even though Valentines day isn’t really the type of holiday where your parents buy you gifts but whatever.  DJ goes on and on about wanting a “royal blue sweater.”  I’m not sure if that’s a brand name or a color or what, probably because I’m not too hip on early 90’s fashion (not that this show is, either) but anyway she gets it.  Stephanie tries the sweater on and DJ flips out and calls her a “nerd bomber” and a “chicken wing.”  Stephanie retorts by calling her a “double-decker lameoid chicken sandwich” which is pretty awesome but not as cool as if they’d gotten into a fist fight.

Danny tries to resolve the conflict by forcing them to say something nice about each other even thought that’s got to be the most resentment-inducing conflict resolution tactic a parent could ever come up with.  Seriously, why doesn’t he just make them resolve their conflicts with fists.  I’d give anything to watch that.  I’ve been watching this fucking shitty show every week for almost a year now and I’m so desperate to watch any one of these people bleed out of their face that it’s not even funny.

As Stephanie shares her collection of valentines with Mr. Bear, DJ comes home and confides in her that her new sweater got completely destroyed.

Apparently the school gardener drove over it with his lawn mower during recess, which sounds pretty far fetched.  Why would the school gardener even be mowing the lawn during recess?  Isn’t that some kind of safety violation?  My guess is that he did it on purpose because she’s always interrupting him and borrowing all his shit without asking all the time.  Kimmie Gibbler comes over with gigantic hair and cooks up a scheme with DJ to buy a replacement sweater.

The girls convince Joey to drop them off at the clothing store but their plan is foiled when they discover that the sweater costs $80.  They try to haggle with the woman who works there but she aint havin it.  DJ and Kimmie decide to go try on some clothes and while they’re gone Stephanie sees a sign that says, “but now, pay later” and decides that she can just put the sweater in her bag and come back and pay for it some other time.  While the girls exit the store the alarm goes off but another woman that’s leaving at the same time gets frisked instead of them.

Back at the full house, Stephanie reveals that she got the replacement sweater for DJ.  I’m not really sure why she didn’t mention this earlier, especially since she’s not even aware of having done anything wrong.  DJ tells Stephanie that’s she’s actually committed a crime and the two of them make a plan to return the sweater the next day.  Naturally, Danny comes in that very minute to take them out to the movies and he insists that DJ wear her new sweater.

While Danny waits for the girls downstairs he chats with Joey, who is dressed up as Popeye for a Valentines Day costume party.  Are the writers of this show completely unfamiliar with the concept of Valentines day?  As well as I know, it is not a holiday that calls for costume parties or buying your daughter an expensive sweater.  Anyway, Joey does his annoying Popeye impression and then his recurring love interest, Cheryl, enters the scene dressed as Olive Oil.

Cheryl’s Olive Oil impression gives Joey’s Popeye routine some stiff competition for “most annoying impression ever” as she pretty much just screams the whole time.  They also dress the baby up as Sweet Pea and take her to the party as an accessory to their costumes.  Doesn’t it seem weird to carry a baby around all night at a party?

DJ covers up the anti-theft plastic tag on her sweater by bunching up the corner.  Stephanie does it too and they’re able to convince Danny that it’s a new fashion trend.  He decides to do it as well and the result serves as further proof that there’s really nothing he could do to look like a bigger dipshit.  Twisting the corners of Danny’s sweater is like pissing on a pile of shit.  Does it really make a difference?

Once Danny and the girls are gone, Jesse romances Rebecca Donaldson in the hope of scoring some V-Day Va-Jay-Jay.  Based on Jesse’s thoughtful gifts and Rebecca Donaldson’s much more casual ones, it starts to seem like he’s way more into the relationship than she is.   This becomes verified when Jesse makes the symbolic gesture of burning the address book that contains the contact info of his many hoes and she responds by telling him she has a date next Saturday.  Jesse gets all butt hurt about it but agrees to take it slow if she needs to because he’s pretty much willing to do whatever it takes to tap that sweet, sweet Rebecca Donaldson ass.

When the girls return to the department store to return the stolen sweater they set the alarm off and are immediately apprehended.  They explain the situation to the clerk but she’s a total asshole about it and insists on calling their parents.  Seriously, I know that I’m always criticizing these kids for their presumptuous behavior but this really does seem like the kind of mistake a little kid would make and they were caught returning the sweater, not stealing it.  Is it really necessary to call their parents?  Isn’t the lesson then that if you steal something, you should never return it?  Why doesn’t anything on this show ever make any sense?

The Dad’s all find out about the stolen sweater then Danny takes the girls back to the full house for a heartwarming talk.  Danny clarifies that the moral of the story is that you should tell your parents when some shit goes down rather then try to execute some hairbrained scheme.  The girls hug Danny then after he leaves they have an exchange about the importance of sisterly camaraderie and then they hug and the audience goes, “aww.”  Man, up until that final minute I was really hoping that they’d tear each other apart.  If I don’t see some blood pretty soon I swear I’m gonna go crazy.  Maybe next episode…

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42 Responses to Season 2, Episode 14, Little Shop of Sweaters”

  1. Rachel says:

    Please don’t stop doing this blog. I know it must be killing you, but it really makes my Fridays!


    • billysuperstar says:

      i promise to keep it going! thanks for the support! comments like yours do a lot to help me get through this. responsibilities from my civilian identity has been making it a little more difficult than usual to stay on top of it lately but I’ll be able to include the photos i missed soon and everything will be right as rain by next week.


      • trlkly says:

        Wait a second: civilian job? This isn’t a military or police blog, so are you saying you have to be a superhero to be able to watch the series all the way through?


  2. Carrick says:

    The fact that they give gifts and go to a costume party on Valentine’s Day makes me wonder if the show outsourced their writers to like, Latvia or something, where they’d never heard of it.

    Actually, I’m starting to feel bad for you that you make yourself watch the show every week. I feel like requesting that you stop, for your own mental health!!!


    • billysuperstar says:

      sometimes it’s really late at night and i’m really tired and i have a lot of other stuff i should be doing but i’m watching full house and taking screen captures and i’m just like, “man, why the fuck am i doing this?”


  3. christopherwilson says:

    Did you notice that Jesse is eating a plate of fried chicken at like 8 in the morning?


  4. christopherwilson says:

    A quick wrap up to this episode.. the girls should have told Danny that the store forgot to remove the security tag (making him think the stolen one was the one he got), than he goes back to the store with his receipt and presto. New sweater!


  5. christopherwilson says:

    Or better yet.. when the girls go back to the store and get harrassed. They should have told the clerk that it was purchased and that she left the security tag on it. And when she called Danny he would produce a reciept.


  6. Why is Danny all keen to buy an $80 sweater when in season 1, he refuses to buy DJ expensive shoes? This extravagance doesn’t jive with his earlier penny pinching ways.

    Also, in season 1 we see Jesse wearing glasses to watch something on tv. Does he ever wear glasses again??

    P.S> this blog is the best thing I’ve found in so long!! Keep it up!


  7. kimmie says:

    I seriously just choked on my tea and nearly died reading this. I feel like if I wasn’t dating someone I would stalk the fudge out of you!


  8. manos says:

    “Twisting the corners of Danny’s sweater is like pissing on a pile of shit. Does it really make a difference?” That line actually caused me to convulse! great blog… holy shit.


  9. Mumu says:

    I remember wearing shirts tied in the corner. PLEASE tell me it wasn’t because of this?!!?


  10. PuppetDoctor says:

    I was waiting to get to this episode review. I remember this episode from syndication very well and actually enjoyed it but reading your blog now it is weird that they are having Valentine parties and getting sweaters on Valentine’s Day.


  11. Magellan333 says:

    I saw this episode on ABC Family the other morning and remembered my brother and I watching it back when it was airing on prime-time. He said when they went to return the sweater, they should have just tossed the bag in the store as they walked past and kept going. Sure the sensors would have gone off, but if the kids hauled ass, they would have gotten away scot-free and returned the sweater. I agree, the lady at the store was a complete ass hole about the whole situation.


  12. lillian fitzroy says:

    I love this show but you just add whole new level of awesome


  13. kp199 says:

    One time, my Mom bought me an awesome (and absolutely adorable) Teddy Bear from Hallmark for Valentine’s Day. He has a heart on his foot, and I still have him 15 years later. Otherwise, I’ve only ever gotten candy for Valentine’s Day from family.


  14. Bridget Hainline says:

    The guys showed favoritism towards DJ and Michelle by buying them sweaters but all they gave Stephanie was a cheap locket with a couple she didn’t even know in it. How could they not know Stephanie’s clothing size but they know her sisters’?


  15. e_x_i_t says:

    The DJ and Stephanie shoplifting fiasco is one of the few moments from the show I really remember and for some odd reason, one that I always think of when I hear an alarm go off in the mall. I must have been like 7 when this came on and even I called bullshit on the entire scenario. Why didn’t they just haul ass out the store when the woman said she was going to call Danny? If I remember correctly, she just picked up the phone and started dialing. So how the fuck did she even know their phone number? Putting aside the fact that Danny let’s his extremely young daughters go wherever the fuck they want at any given time, you’d think he would have put that bitch in her place for holding his children captive for doing the right thing and returning something his dumbass daughter unintentionally stole.

    I know it’s a TGIF shit-com, but the logic these characters lack is alarming on every fucking level.


  16. No musics this episode?

    Thank you for doing this. It’s really something reliving this show as an adult. Every week you bring up things that I am surprised to have approved of when I watched these as a kid.

    It’s also nice that the blog makes me laugh much too hard for someone who intends to stay employed. Way to keep me on my toes!


  17. The Venerable Bede says:

    “Twisting the corners of Danny’s sweater is like pissing on a pile of shit. Does it really make a difference?”



  18. Blake says:

    Is that Kimmy Gibbler, or Mick Jagger?


  19. Pin a rose on your nose says:

    I forget how I even stumbled on this blog three days ago but I absolutely love it. Your work is amazing. Currently in the process of going through the archives.


  20. SteveInSanDiego says:

    “Twisting the corners of Danny’s sweater is like pissing on a pile of shit. Does it really make a difference?”

    One of your best!


  21. Jamie says:

    I love your reviews! Keep them coming!


  22. Megan says:

    Stephanie is my fave FH character . She is funny nice and really pretty and late on she is hot i mean wow season 8 she was a major babe! Stephanie is the best! i love you Stephanie Tanner 4 ever!!!


  23. Megan says:

    does anyone else think the sales woman was mean? i mean Stephaine was only six years old . She didn’t know any better. She’s just a kid and that lady was mean very mean “how rude”!


  24. Megan says:

    i like the way Becky kisses Jesse that Valentin’s night.


  25. beautifulsorta says:

    This episode epitomizes what a skank Rebecca is. She doesn’t give a crap about Jesse, and his obsession with her makes no sense to me. On top of being a sociopathic ho-bag, her character is so boring. If Jesse had any self respect he would have kicked her ass to the curb…
    …but if he had any self respect he wouldn’t have been on this show living with these dipshits. /sigh.


  26. Charles says:

    Of course pissing on a pile of shit makes a difference. It makes the shit all melty and splashes it around. Just look what it does to Danny Tanner.


  27. Sarah says:

    To this day, every time I see a “Buy Now – Pay Later” sign I remember Stephanie stealing the sweater and then the scene where they’re all twisting the corners of their shirts. I’m almost 30, I still don’t know my times tables but I remember this like it was bloody yesterday LOL
    Billy, Thank-you so much for doing this. It’s frickin’ gold🙂


  28. LORIMAR-Telepictures says:

    First off,

    I’d be mortified that these little shits were in my care. I’d let the authorities take them off my hands and concentrate on the lil’ princess.

    Of course, the lack of slave labor from those two girls would probably leave a massive void in my life of television ventures as the idea of Mexican help probably has yet to make its way up to Northern California.


  29. About 6 minutes into the episode, when they rush over to help Michelle open her gift, Jesse drops a chicken wing and hesitates to leave it on the floor to help Michelle.


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