Full House

Season 1 Episode 15

A Pox in Our House

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 29, 1988 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Stephanie catches the chicken pox, it quickly spreads to Jesse, who thought he already caught it as a child, and Joey, who previously spent his whole life believing that he is actually immune to chicken pox. With an important sportscasting gig coming up, and DJ prepared to attend her very first sleepover, Danny scrambles to find a healthy baby-sitter for Michelle. Meanwhile, as the three family patients hang around the house in misery, Stephanie and Jesse lament over the important social events that they will now have to miss.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Joey,Jessie and Stephaine are with the pox.

    It is an normal day in the tannar house.However when Stephaine start to get sick and begin to have the chicken pox.She is unable to go to school.Of course that didn't make her happy.Even though she tried her best of heading to school.Unfortunelly she couldn't.Than Jessie and Joey get the pox.Danny and D.J is the only that are not sick.Danny has something to do and can't find an babysitter to take care of the household.In an searched but with no luck of finding one.But in the end D.J decided to come back from the slumber party to help out to take care of the people who are sick.moreless
  • Light and fun!

    In this episode, the family learns that Stephanie has the chicken pox. This isn't a problem until Joey and Jesse, the only available baby-sitters, catch it too. One of the best parts is when everybody comes into the room to see what Stephanie needs and Joey brings her a horn. Even better is when Jesse walks in in his Elvis costume. I also loved the next morning when Jesse and Joey come to the table exhausted and Jesse finds out from his mother that he never had chicken pox ("It was an allergic reaction to wool?") But the best scene came when Danny brings the three of them food and joins in singing.moreless
  • Awesome Episode, but the sisters are crazy!

    I liked this episode a lot and it was sure interseting, but the sisters made descicions in this episode that i would have never done! the first craziest was DJ giving up her slumber party to babysit!who would turn down staying up the night with your freinds eating junk food, chatting, playing games, and dancing to music without adults to stay home alone and watch over sick people that could give you their sickness obeying their every command! it is stupid for a kid to do that. DJ is really growing up.the other crazy thing was stephanie trying to go back to school just to see a ballarenia! School is like the last place i would want to be(Unless Miranda Cosgrove were there, I have a crush on her!)But a ballarenia! i don't think it would be all that worth it. Steph is obviously youngmoreless

    Great episode! I only wish that i could find the video of jesse and the rippers performing hodja in the opening of the show it was unbelievable! a a a aa a a a a a a a aa a a a aa a a a a a a a a a a aa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a aa a a a a a a a a a a a

    If u guys are wondering about the a\\\'s i needed 100 wordsmoreless
  • put this episode on if you have the chicken pox in a way it takes your mind off it lol.

    another great full house episode! good message on how sometimes you have to miss out on somewhere you want to go because your sick,like how stephanie wanted to go to her ballet class because a ballerina was coming and she tried to sneak out in disguise that was cute.definetly my favourite part!i also liked the part when dj decided to baby-sit that was a growing-up step for her.don't miss this installment!moreless
John Stamos

John Stamos

Jesse Katsoplis

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner

Candace Cameron

Candace Cameron

Donna Jo Margaret "D.J." Tanner

Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin

Stephanie Judith Tanner

Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen

Michelle Elizabeth Tanner

Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen

Michelle Elizabeth Tanner

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Stephanie: (comes out of the room in disguise) Goodbye, chicken pox prison, hello, ballerina.

    • (Joey says he never got chicken pox)
      Joey: Germs take one look at my body and say "Hey- why waste our time?"
      Jesse: Women say the same thing!

    • Joey: Obviously, it's malaria. Look at all these mosquito bites!
      Danny: Joey, those aren't mosquito bites. Those are chicken pox.
      Joey: But I can't have chicken pox, I'm immune.
      Jesse: You're immune to common sense. Face it, you've got the chicken pox.
      Joey: Okay, but as soon as I get over it, I'm immune!

    • (Jesse and Joey are miserable with their chicken pox)
      Joey: You know what?
      Jesse: What?
      Joey: If you scratch me, and I scratch you, then we're both still tough guys, right?
      Jesse: Tough and resourceful. Get my back!

    • Stephanie: Daddy, aren't I too young to be getting pimples?
      Danny: Uh-oh. Steph, those aren't pimples. Those are chicken pox.
      Stephanie: Chicken pox? I caught something from a chicken??

  • NOTES (1)


    • When Jesse, Joey, & Stephanie were itching, they were singing That's the sound of the man, working on the chain gang. Chain Gang was a song by Sam Cooke in 1960.

    • This episode's title refers to the phrase A pox on your house. It is a commonly used curse from the 16th and 17th century and is directly tied to Smallpox and Greatpox (Syphilis).