Season 4, Episode 5, “Good News, Bad News”

Pre-Credits Gag:  Joey teaches Michelle how to tell knock-knock jokes and then she tells one to Danny. AWW!!!!!!!!

DJ refuses to play with Michelle because she’s hella busy with her new job as the editor of the school newspaper.  Stephanie enters the room and Michelle decides to bug the shit out of her by repeating everything she says.  Naturally, this is a big hit with the live studio audience, who get all yucked up every time Michelle says anything.

Now that I’ve had to watch all 3 stupid Tanner sister act like idiots for a few minutes, I am rewarded by the onscreen presence of the one and only Kimmie Gibbler.  Kimmie Gibbler decides to use her new foot in the door to bum a job on the school newspaper but DJ tells her that the only one that’s not taken is sports editor.  Kimmie Gibbler says she wants the job but is forced to make sad puppy dog faces before DJ is convinced to give it to her.  Ugh…  I know that I’ve developed this unwavering dedication to Kimmie Gibbler since she’s the only rad character on this show, but this scene…  that puppy dog face…  I don’t know…

Now that they’ve convinced Danny to move all of his stored memorabilia out of the attic so they could use it as their new studio space, the uncles waste all their time up there waiting for the phone to ring and messing around with the dog.  Rebecca Donaldson comes up with Danny who, instead of asking these guys why they’re draining all of his resources while contributing nothing in return, tells them that he got them the job as the directors of the new promo ad for Wake Up, San Francisco.  Let that be a lesson to all of you hard workers out there:  put all of your efforts into meeting famous people and mooching off of them.

As they begin to plan the promo, it comes to light that Rebecca Donaldson is pretty sick of Danny being the headliner of the show because he’s completely incompetent and the majority of their viewers tune in exclusively to stare at her hot ass.  You go, girl!

Meanwhile, down at school newspaper headquarters, DJ gets the school lunch report from Bitterman.  Hey, it’s Bitterman!  Remember him?  He was that kid with the really shitty haircut who got it on with Kimmie Gibbler at DJ’s birthday party last season.  I sure never thought I’d see that guy again…  Anyway, I guess he and Kimmie Gibbler had a pretty messy break-up, because he immediately starts trying to convince DJ to fire her as sports editor and hire him instead.

Just then, Kimmie Gibbler comes in with her sports article, an interview with the equipment manager of the basketball team that’s all about why Kimmie Gibbler wants to bang him.  DJ says the article is a big piece of shit and needs to be rewritten and Kimmie Gibbler’s like, go fuck yourself, at which point Bitterman’s claims of unfair hiring practice are validated and DJ looks like an asshole in front of her new staff.  DJ tries to save face by telling Kimmie Gibbler that she’s shitcanned if she doesn’t rewrite the article and Kimmie Gibbler says that they are no longer friends and storms out.

I like the parallel that’s being worked into this episode, with both plots seeming to follow the theme of facing the consequences of hiring your idiot friends.  Usually this show’s structure isn’t that thought out.  I wonder how the uncles will inevitably fuck up the Wake Up, San Francisco promo…

Michelle continues to plague Stephanie by repeating everything she says.  DJ comes home and declares that she’s never speaking with Kimmie Gibbler ever again and Stephanie’s like, “fuck yeah” and then Michelle’s like, “fuck yeah.”

Kimmie Gibbler comes over to taunt DJ with her new paper, The Gibbler Gazette, which is all about what an asshole DJ is.  Oh, man, I would totally subscribe to that newspaper!  Can you imagine a weekly article about how stupid and lame the members of the full house are?  Man, that would be amazing…

How many scenes on this show are there going to be where something is being filmed and it goes really poorly?  I don’t even want to talk about it anymore, but, guess what?  Danny and Rebecca Donaldson get into a big argument while the commercial is being filmed and the uncles have absolutely none of the skills required to handle the situation.  Also, it goes on for like, forever.

DJ works on the school paper in the dining room while all the subplots of the episode orbit around her.  Stephanie continues to be tormented by Michelle repeating everything she says (this has been going on for DAYS now), and the uncles come home to report that the commercial went well despite the large numbers of takes that were necessary because Danny and Rebecca Donaldson were acting like assholes.  Wait, what?  So I was just projecting when I said that I liked the parallel lesson about don’t hire your shitty friends?  That’s not what this episode is about at all?  Apparently the uncles being terrible at their job has no effect on the storyline…  That’s what I get for ever trying to read anything into this show.  Man, just forget it.

So what’s this episode even about?  Well, Danny and Rebecca Donaldson enter the full house and continue arguing, because I guess they’ve just been arguing in close proximity to each other for hours now, like we saw them arguing on the set, then I guess they got in the car and argued with each other the whole time they drove back to the full house, then they walked up to the back entrance and opened the door and were still arguing.  The only thing that can make them stop arguing is when DJ tells everyone that she’s writing a lengthy editorial for the paper about what a shitty jerk Kimmie Gibbler is.  Everyone gets all concerned and says that she and Kimmie Gibbler have always been homies so they shouldn’t be such assholes to each other, which reminds Danny and Rebecca Donaldson that they shouldn’t be assholes to each other, either.  So I guess this episode is about forgiveness?  Or putting up with your shitty friends?  I don’t know, and why would I even care at this point?  But I like how no one ever mentions that it’s totally wrong to use your editorial power to publish a bunch of shitty stuff about someone just because you’re mad at them.  I guess no one in the full house has any respect for editorial integrity whatsoever, or morning show integrity, or directorial integrity, or just any kind of integrity at all.

So, wait, this shit’s not even over yet?  I know, I kind of thought it was, too.  Kimmie Gibbler comes over to give DJ all her shit back, plus she wants all her shit back that DJ has, too.  The items returned include:  A Bannanarame tape, a fanny pack, legwarmers, pineapple lip gloss, and an Eric Estrada CHiPs action figure, and it’s hard not to make some lame joke about these being hot items for Williamsburg hipsters, or Portland hipsters, or just any kind of hipsters.  So, yeah, Kimmie Gibbler and DJ’s stuff is the same kind of shit that hipsters like.  There, that’s the joke.

So all of these items stir up warm memories, and so DJ and Kimmie Gibbler settle their differences and have a hug.  Kimmie Gibbler is given a new job as the author of the school gossip column and Stephanie is hella pissed that their friendship has been salvaged.  Stephanie then gets Michelle to copy everything that Kimmie Gibbler says instead of her and that’s it.

So I hope you all learned a valuable lesson about forgiveness.  Never mind that Rebecca Donaldson really does deserve equal billing on Wake Up, San Francisco, and never mind that Kimmie Gibbler totally deserved to be fired from the school paper.  Forgive your friends, and give them hugs.

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29 Responses to Season 4, Episode 5, “Good News, Bad News”

  1. Teebore says:

    On the subject of random Full House moments I remember in more detail than actual episodes, for whatever reason the thing I have the most vivid memory of from this episode is the vaguely foreign couple in the commercial Danny and Rebecca Donaldson end up botching via their bickering.

    I know that I’ve developed this unwavering dedication to Kimmie Gibbler since she’s the only rad character on this show, but this scene… that puppy dog face… I don’t know…

    Blame it on the Full House. No one, not even Kimmie Gibbler, is awesome enough to escape the crappy pull of the Full House.

    Kimmie Gibbler says that they are no longer friends and storms out.
    Seems like Kimmie should have taken her opening and ran…

    Everyone gets all concerned and says that she and Kimmie Gibbler have always been homies so they shouldn’t be such assholes to each other

    Has the illogical Kimmie Gibbler hate on the part of the adults started yet? Based on how they end up treating her by the end of the show, you’d think they’d take this opportunity to say good riddance to her and not convince DJ to reconcile.

    I guess no one in the full house has any respect for editorial integrity whatsoever, or morning show integrity, or directorial integrity, or just any kind of integrity at all.

    That could probably the motto of the entire show…

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    • billysuperstar says:

      yeah, i think the where Philipino? I found myself feeling really interested in them, too.

      and, yeah, there are a bunch of lame jokes throughout the episode about how happy everyone is that kimmie gibbler’s not gonna be around anymore. everyone in the full house really treats her like shit.

      it was nice to see another episode where kimmie gibbler is just a completely awful friend to dj. thats definitely the best type of recurring episode.

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  2. laurenbee says:

    “Can you imagine a weekly article about how stupid and lame the members of the full house are? Man, that would be amazing…”

    love it.

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  3. Wasn’t there a shrunken head in the box o stuff for DJ and Kimmy too? Or am I remembering a different “we’re no longer friends!” episode for them.

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  4. Mumu says:

    Sad you neglected to mention Stephanies arrow outift. That thing was the shit!

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  5. Lisa says:

    I’m not sure when it starts but I’m pretty sure that at some point theres’s at least one instance per episode that someone (read: DJ) says, in an impossiblely high voice: HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!

    So obnoxious.

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  6. 4th screen shot – that’s some mullet that Bitterman is sporting!

    9th screen cap – is Danny motor boating Rebecca Donaldson? I would. She is SO fine.

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  7. Sarah Portland says:

    God, are we keeping a count of how many “big breaks” or opportunities Danny gives his leech friends? It’s like every other episode now. You would think the people who know Danny Tanner would know better than to say “okay!” every time there is an opening, and he suggests giving it to someone who lives with him 😛

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  8. Erin says:

    This website should be called the Gibbler Gazette!

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  9. Megan says:

    ah poor Steph has to put up with Kimmy oh well atleast the shadow game is over for her yes she’s free!

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  10. Charles says:

    Can you imagine a weekly article about how stupid and lame the members of the full house are?

    As a matter of fact, yes, yes I can. I imagine it being like a wordpress blog.

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  11. megan says:

    Kimmy is stupid.

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  12. Sara says:

    LOL I’m surprised you didn’t write more about the scenes with them forcing the dog to pose and perform as various entertainment artists. I saw that part on tv this morning and I started laughing so hard. I was surprised something on full house made me laugh that hard- maybe it’s because I’m sick so I’m a little delirious. It figures the one thing that makes me laugh my ass off on this show involves a performance by the dog. He is just so cute. I kinda felt bad for him but couldn’t stop loving it at the same time. The Stevie Wonder part was kind of in bad taste and I thought you’d mention it right away haha!

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  13. danny tanner's bastard says:

    Firsts: Ugly baby finally fucking learns how to say ice cream…

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  14. BOTR says:

    Kimmie Gibbler comes over to taunt DJ with her new paper, The Gibbler Gazette, which is all about what an asshole DJ is. Oh, man, I would totally subscribe to that newspaper! Can you imagine a weekly article about how stupid and lame the members of the full house are? Man, that would be amazing…

    Nowadays she’d have a blog all about or would be tweeting all about it.

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  15. williec29 says:

    I wonder how much they had to pay that oriental couple to be in that commercial. Just to have Danny Tanner in the room would take a pretty penny. It might even out getting to gawk at Rebecca Donaldson’s hot self.

    Danny Tanner is a putz. Well, I should say Bob Saget. He is so annoying whatever he does. I loved America’s Funniest Home Videos in spite of Bob Saget. He was so awful and he thought he was freaking hilarous. I wonder if anyone actually told him how much he sucked balls. Dave Coulier was no prize either on America’s Funniest People. Remember that train wreck of a show?

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  16. Megan says:

    I think Stephanie was the coolest most easy going down to earth character on the show. i love her outfit. You could totally tell that’s a 90’s outfit. i also noticed DJ’s hair was really blonde in the fourth season. i love Stephanie Tanner! my favorite FH girl ever!

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  17. LORIMAR-Telepictures says:

    So, did Hermsey and Josef remember to take the Nipponese couple back to the Interment Camp after they got done filming?

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  18. Sid says:

    When I saw ‘school newspaper’ I got all excited because I thought it was the episode where Stephanie calls Kimmie Gibbler a whore. I guess it’s still coming up. I can’t wait to see what Mr. Superstar does with it.

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  19. Matt says:

    I’m a bit confused about the jobs at the newspaper. First, DJ says that the only job left is sports editor. But afterwords, Bitterman complains and says he should be the sports editor. So why isn’t Bitterman sports editor and Kimmy lunch reporter? And at the end of the episode, DJ offers Kimmy a job as a gossip columnist. Where did that job come from? Why didn’t she just give her that one in the first place? Obviously she would have been better at it.

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