Full House

Season 5 Episode 8

Gotta Dance

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary


Stephanie begs her father for permission to take professional dance classes.

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  • You don't have to be the best to be special

    Stephanie's a great dancer - very athletic, she plays baseball, too, and many other things. It's easy to see how Danny falls for the teptation to push her too hard. But,t ht puts a lot of pressure on a kid, and they don't need tht - they need supported so they can do whtever they want. Stephanie misses everyone so much, and so she's allowed to just go back tot he way it was, doing it for fun. Meanwhile, a cute baby shower, and we see again that - like Stephanie praying for Mr. bear's safe return - a little more of the girls' activities int he 99% of time we don't see them. They at least get to church some, as Michelle prays "what do I do" when wondering if she shoudl spill the secret. The scene & her lines afterward - "The man had ice cream" were greaat.moreless
  • I liked this episode.

    Actually I still like this episode. I dance. Only at the recreation center though. For one week though I dance where the aspiring stars dance. I liked it but not as much as just dancing a little bit less at the recreation center. It was a good experience but a little too much. I know what Stephanie must have been going through. Her dad, unlike mine, got caught up in the magic and stardom. I am glad that the experience did not make Stephanie want to quite forever, just not do as much. I liked the hip-hop dance the girls did on stage. It was good.moreless
  • Stephanie is excited about her dancing,but when she starts thinking about wasting her life with it,she messes the whole thing up.Meanwhile, Becky throws a baby shower,and makes Jesse come to it.moreless

    I think this was a great episode.I liked the performance at the end,and when Jesse tried to get Michelle to tell the secret about the baby shower.It was funny and enjoyable.It was funny when Jesse was being sneaky,and it was funny when Danny had Stephanie star on broadway.Becky later finds out that Michelle told Jesse,and Jesse bribed Michelle ice cream.When Stephanie messes up on the stage,Danny goes talk to her.She tells him that she doesn't wanna take dance classes the whole summer.Then Danny decides that dancing will be part of Stephanie's life.I thought that was a lesson when they were talking to each other.moreless
  • Stephaine pursue her dream of being an dancer and Becky is throwing an baby shower.

    Becky wants to thow an baby shower.But she knows that Jessie wont go for it.So she decided to keep it an surprise and kept it an secret only to tell Jessie its an party for their friends.Stephaine begin to begged her father,to enroll her into an dancing class.Which her dream was to dance.Danny remembered that he never got to accomplish his dream and decide that Stephaine to pursue her's.Stephaine enjoy her dream.However she feels left out missing the baby shower and all that stuff.

    Its an surprise how Michelle can't keep an secret.When Stephaine when she was younger couldn't keep it.moreless
  • Dance till you drop

    This was another great episode. It showed how parents sometimes try to get their kids to fulfill their own dreams. Like Danny did in his dream sequence. I thought that the way the writers wrote Steph dancing off beat was a good way for her to show Danny she didn't want to dance all the time anymore.

    Men ususally don't go to baby showers anyway. Wedding showers usually not so for Baby showers. Becky was just wrong in what she did trying to trick Jesse.moreless
John Stamos

John Stamos

Jesse Katsoplis

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner

Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin

Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis (recurring 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


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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jesse: (with a big chocolate sundae) Oh, Michelle, my darling, I have a surprise for you.
      Michelle: Whoa, baby!
      Jesse: Not so fast, you little sugar freak. All right, now, while I make this delicious hot fudge sundae, what do you say you tell me about a little secret you know?
      Michelle: I can't tell you. You missed a spot.
      Jesse: Thank you. Gee, Michelle, I would really love to share this ice-cream sundae with you.
      Michelle: I would sure love that, too.
      Jesse: Mmm. Well, then, let's talk about that secret, shall we?
      Michelle: What do I do? What do I do?
      Jesse: Well, you can start by holding this spoon while I add some chocolate sprinkles.
      Michelle: Chocolate sprinkles?!?!?
      Jesse: Mm-hmm. And your favorite and mine, the cherry. (dangles it in her face)
      Michelle: The party is a baby shower, NOW DROP THAT CHERRY! (he does, she starts wolfing down the sundae)
      Jesse: A-ha! A baby shower is worse than I thought. Thanks, Michelle.
      Michelle: (mouth full) You're welcome. Anything else you wanna know?
      Jesse: Nah, there's nothing else I want to know. I'd hate to spoil your dinner.

    • Danny: (when Stephanie flubs her dance routine) Steph, what happened?
      Stephanie: I got all nervous and didn't know what to do, so I started doing anything. I guess I just don't have what it takes.
      Danny: Sit down. (they sit) Steph, you had that routine down cold. I think you blew it on purpose.
      Stephanie: Why would I do that?
      Danny: I was wondering the same thing.
      Stephanie: Okay, I blew it on purpose.
      Danny: But I thought this was something you really wanted.
      Stephanie: It was.....at first. But then I never got to see my friends, I missed the baby shower, and.....I never got to do anything fun.

    • Rebecca: Freeze, munchkin! Did you tell Uncle Jesse our little secret?
      Michelle: I'm sorry, but the man had ice cream.
      Rebecca: (to Jesse) You bribed her with ice cream?
      Michelle: And chocolate fudge, and whipped cream, and a cherry.
      Rebecca: Oh, that is low.
      Jesse: Oh, and not telling me about my own baby shower? That's not low?
      Michelle: If I'm not in trouble, may I go back to the party?
      Rebecca: Sure, go ahead.
      Michelle: (starts to leave, turns back around) Oh, yeah, and he had sprinkles, too.

    • Danny: Steph's teacher thinks she may have a career as a professional dancer.
      Stephanie: There's only one thing stopping me from being the happiest I've ever been in my whole life! (turns to her dad) Of all people!
      Danny: Stephanie, these dance classes are a big commitment. It means taking lessons before and after school, having earlier bedtimes, and less TV.
      Stephanie: I don't care! I'll do anything!

    • D.J.: You know, Steph, I have to give you credit. Ever since you've started taking these dance classes, all I've seen you do is eat, sleep, and dance. If I had that much discipline and dedication....I'd have no life! (leaves)
      Stephanie: (to the dog) Comet, I have a life. I have my friends.....whom I never see anymore. And I have my family... whom I never see anymore. But I have 8 free hours every night.....of course, that's when I'm sleeping. Who am I kidding? I have no life.

    • Jesse: Come on, Danny, the kid's got a dream. Let her go for it. Heck, if I was that focused on my music in the 70's, who knows what would have happened.
      Joey: Yeah. Maybe that would have been you dancing in the Macho Man commercials with that headdress.

    • Danny: That's my Stephanie in the middle... she dances better than that McHammer guy.
      Jesse: That's M.C. Hammer.

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