Full House

Season 2 Episode 1

Cutting It Close

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 14, 1988 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Jesse gets injured in a motorcycle accident on his way home from a haircut.

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  • It was Jesse's fault

    As soon Jesse saw Stephanie with a real pair of scissors He should have taken it away from her. Stephanie was six years old and luckily she only accidently cut Jesse's hair. Then Jesse broke both his arms and Stephanie feels guilty. At the end all is forgiven and it was a great episode about carelessness.
  • superb

    Stephanie gives Jesse a pretend haircut, and she accidentally cuts off more than she expected. So, he goes to get a real haircut, but gets in a bad accident on the way, putting him in a body cast. He can't do anything for himself, so the family needs to help, but Stephanie is scared she was the reason he got hurt, and the last thing she wants to do is hurt him again.

    Good episode and good kickoff to the second season. It was not perfect or anything but it was a nice plot that shows Jesse loves Stephanie. My final grade would be in the "B" range, an enjoyable way to spend 23 minutes of your timemoreless
  • Where are the pretend sissors?

    I thought this episode was average. First of all Jesse tends to over react in a lot of situations. Yes it was his hair his pride and joy but Stephanie made a mistake when she cut that chunk of Jesse's hair off. But it was a nice segway into the new look for Jesse. I thought the part where Jesse tries to eat a bowl or cereal was very funny. As was the ending when he yells for Joey cause he needed help to go to the bathroom. Funny episode.moreless
  • Takes place over 6-8 weeks, proves air date not always when an ep. took place

    This one starts in early summer, w/Steph playing barber, and ends perhaps right before school starts, even though the air date is later this is easy to understand when one watches thoughtfully. I didn't care for how Jesse overreacted int his episode, but it is very in keeping with him and his character. Stephanie feeling bad about something that wasn't really her fault and wasn't even all that bad was funny but yet very in keeping with how children do act int hose instances. They base it very much how how someone else responds, often.moreless
  • Jesse\'s hair is accidently cut while playing hairdresser with Stephanie. On the way back from the real hairdresser, Jesse crashes and breaks both arms. Stephanie is now afraid to go near him. Then, Jesse and Stephanie work things out and Jesse decides tomoreless

    Jesse cutting his hair is the main reason I love all the episodes after this one. Long hair on him bugs me so much. He also decides to become less of a rebel and do something with his life. If you ask me, he is a lot better off this way. The moral value of the show is increased because Jesse dating a different girl on each show is very bothersome. Thank goodness for this episode.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 (2)

    • When Danny took the bib off Michelle, and then put it on Jesse, they panned to a shot of Michelle, and she still had the pink bib around her neck. This was AFTER Danny already put it on Jesse.

    • This is the first episode in which Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle) are credited with the rest of the cast.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jesse: Why am I such a sucker?
      Stephanie: Because you love me.
      Jesse: I knew I had a good reason.

    • Danny: (when Michelle starts crying from her crib) Baby alert!
      Joey: Wait a minute. Was that a hungry cry, or a wet cry?
      Danny: That was a hungry cry.
      Joey: Well, in that case, I'll help you.

    • Danny: Jesse, there's nothing you can do about your hair or your arms. But there is something you can do about Stephanie.
      Jesse: What are you talking about?
      Danny: Steph is scared to death to go near you. She's so afraid she's going to hurt you again.
      Jesse: So? Tell the little rugrat she's whacko.
      Danny: (getting angry) I think you should tell the little rugrat she's whacko! (pause) And maybe in a little bit of a nicer way.

    • Danny: Steph, Uncle Jesse knows you didn't cut his hair on purpose. So honey, there's no reason for you to feel bad. Come on, let's go have breakfast.
      Stephanie: I can't. I'm grounding myself until I'm 82.
      Danny: You are not grounded. I am your father, and I am ordering you to play with your toys.
      Stephanie: Daddy, please don't make me have fun.
      Danny: I'm sorry, honey, but when you're a parent, you'll understand.

    • Jesse: Stephanie, your 6 years old. You're in first grade. This phony crying and this lip bit is not going to work anymore.
      Stephanie: It's not?
      Jesse: No.
      Stephanie: I knew this would happen someday.

    • Stephanie: So did you hear who Miss Piggy is dating lately?

  • NOTES (1)