Full House

Season 3 Episode 16

Bye, Bye Birdie

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 1990 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Michelle is too eager to sleep the night before her first day of preschool, and when she finally arrives in the classroom the next morning, her happiness is squashed when she is involved in an unfortunate incident with the class bird. Feeling that nobody likes her, Michelle stubbornly refuses to go back--an idea that Jesse accepts, since he understands what it is like to be outcasted at school. After Danny makes it clear that this is not a viable option, the adults must devise a plan to ease young Michelle back into the preschool that once excited her. Meanwhile, Stephanie gets herself in some hot water when her latest attempts to read DJ's diary backfire miserably.moreless

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  • Another average episode...

    This is another one of the average episodes because the storyline here isn't totally amusing. I didn't really like Michelle's timeline, especially her dream of what preschool would be like, because it's so kiddish and immature. Anyways, Michelle couldn't wait until preschool starts, but when she got to class, she realized that preschool wasn't that fun when she let go of the class bird and none of the other kids wanted to be her friend. However, I did like Stephanie's part in this episode, when she broke the lock on DJ's diary, and tried to fix it while hiding it from everyone else, especially DJ. It was funny when her hand got stuck to the diary when gluing the lock, and when Joey tried to unstick her hand, his hand got stuck onto it, and DJ blamed it on Joey!moreless
  • the cutest episode ever!

    this is the cutest michelle episode ever it's soooooooooooo cute!the dream sequence is really funny,it really shows a 3-year olds mind.it's also really funny like when she throws her toy bird in the air and then says 'aw...your no hewlp'so cute.you have to see this episode if you havn't and are interested in full house especially if your a michelle lover.her reaction once the bird flys out the window is also really funny.it's also sweet at the end and her end line just makes you think awwwwwwwww.my favourite part would probably be when she's in her bed after the guys and becky said goodnight to her the night before pre-school and she says'i can't sleep this is nuts'.moreless
  • We're gonna fly now.......

    This was just an average episode. When Michelle opened the cage in pre school and the bird flew out of course she was going to feel bad and of course Danny would have to replace it. It was a typicle day in the life of a pre schooler who let down the class.

    The diary thing is a running plot throughout the whole series. Stephanie is always trying to nose into DJ's business.moreless
  • Cute ep. w/another sign Michelle knows what it means to be bad & has been punished in timeout, just not by Danny

    They depict a 3-yer-old very well here - trying to dress herself and getting it backwards, just wanting to play with a bird & not understanding the consequences, etc.. Yet, she knows from seeing it fly away she was a "bad gvirl" - had she never been scolded for something she did wrong she would not know that concept. And then, she spends the whole time just sitting int he corner - she may not have been facing the wall, but she was sitting there, as if that was where she knew bad girls went.moreless
John Stamos

John Stamos

Jesse Katsoplis

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner

Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin

Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis (reccurring Season 2, 1989-1995)

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Miss Petry says that Aaron gets the Sharing Crown because he shared his toys that day. How could Aaron already have the Sharing Crown if it's supposed to be the beginning of the very first day of school? Also, he continues to wear the crown the next day; you'd think that would just be a one-day thing.

    • When Michelle is at preschool waiting with Sammy, you can see that her pony tail changes from the top of her head to the side of her head several times throughout the scene.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • DJ: Look, Stephanie. I am not going to yell at you. I'm just going to talk in a firm voice for a very long time. Now, why are you always snooping in my stuff?
      Stephanie: I can't help it. You fascinate me.
      DJ: Listen, I'm tired of you just--(pauses) I fascinate you?
      Stephanie: Yeah. I mean, you have really cool clothes, you're in junior high, and you carry a purse. You're a woman of the world!
      DJ: That's true......

    • Jesse: (about Michelle) Trust me, I know what the kid's going through. When I was in kindergarten, I was the goldfish monitor. Part of my job was to take the goldfish home over the weekend. I learned a very important lesson: when taking a goldfish home, take the bowl with you.
      Danny: You killed the kindergarten goldfish?
      Jesse: Hey, back off man! I'm still trying to get over it. To this day, I can't eat sushi.
      Danny: So what happened?
      Jesse: Well, my parents made me go back to school and all the kids teased me. They called me "fish hater."
      Danny: Ohh, brutal.

    • Jesse: Now, listen, we love you very, very much, and if you don't want to go to preschool, then you don't have to go to preschool.
      Michelle: Yay! Thank you! (hugs and kisses him) No more school!
      Jesse: See there, Daniel? Problem solved.
      Danny: No, problem made worse. Jesse, Michelle has to go to preschool.
      Jesse: How can you make her go back to school? The kids don't like her.
      Danny: Jess, I know you just want to protect her from being hurt, but you have to understand that we can't protect her from every single little problem that might come up. We have to help her get through this.

  • NOTES (2)