Full House

Season 7 Episode 1

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 14, 1993 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When his daughters return from an extended summer camp, Danny is disappointed to learn that they didn't seem to miss home too much. Later, when everyone learns that Michelle brought a wild rabbit home in her duffel bag, the girls happily ride back to the camp grounds with Steve to set the animal free.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • superb

    Danny is disappointed that the girls don't seem to miss home, when they get home from summer camp. Michelle brings home a rabbit that they nursed back to health, and DJ, Stephanie, Michelle and Steve go back to return the rabbit. But they get stuck because of a storm.

    Good episode. The only thing stopping it from being an A+ is the twins' sub plot with the beds, not wanting to sleep in their own beds, was kind of boring. But the rest of the episode was pretty good, I thought, so overall my final grade is in the "B" range. An enjoyable season premieremoreless
  • Camp Lakota!!

    This was a great episode of Full House. D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle go to Camp Lakota for the summer and have a great time. When they come back, they miss Camp Lakota and can't stop talking about it. Danny feels hurt in some ways because his girls go straight back there to return a rabbit that Michelle brought home with them. When they get to Camp Lakota, all the magic is gone and decide that it was great to be home. They enjoy a nice time at home with the family and roast marshmallows. This was a great episode and I hope to see it on again soon! :)moreless
  • Camp smells and a rabbit

    I thought this was a very good episode. It showed the fun you can have at camp. The wish to be back there when you get home and the difference if you go back when nobody else is there. Its the fun you have with the people you are with that makes camp so much fun. I loved it when they all got back to camp and the rabbit was gone. Steve did a great job on his scary story. Good writing in this episode.moreless
  • We love Camp Lakota, Lakota, Lakota. The camp that we love is Lakota, Lakota....

    This episode was awesome! It's the season 7 premiere, and I loved it. The episode is called It Was a Dark and Stormy Night. It was really funny too. Like when Stephanie was like Just the Wind, Just the Wind? It's never just the wind! Ha ha ha! Well anyways, this episode is about Steve tells Michelle, Stephanie, and the other camp girls a scary story about a half-man half-mud person. He says whenever it rains, he comes to life. He scares them, and when they get home, Michelle forgot to put her rabbit Gilbert back in the woods, so they go back to camp in the pouring rain and bring him back. Then, Joey comes in all full of mud and they think it's the crobsy maniac, but it's only Joey. Great episode!moreless
  • Michelle's "bad attitude" is no more

    Suddenly, from Disneyworld to camp, D.J. has been workign on Michelle. From here to the end, there wil be no more major bouts of misbehvior, and the one there is was likely a dream ("A House Divided") because it was so out of character and silly. There will be no bossiness or rudeness - some Jess-like attitude but that's normal as that's who she developed like (75% of one's personality is developed by age 5.) It'l take time for D.J. to work that out.

    However, Michelle obeys Danny without question when he says she can't keep the rabbit - and doesn't even whine or complain. the writers did a super job of showing D.J. as at leaast a mother figure (Michelle has only her and Steph for 3 straight weeks, hadn't seen the others at all.) And, while we can speculate as to how tough D.J. had to be, Michelle later will be saying that they'd got it real good to Stephanie, and not to rock the boat. She knows now to obey Danny's less strict rules so she doesn't have to obey D.J..'s.moreless
John Stamos

John Stamos

Jesse Katsoplis

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner

Dave Coulier

Dave Coulier

Joseph Alvin "Joey" Gladstone

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The subtitles in the DVD version referred to Stephanie as Steve when she claims that Steve captured Cropsy, and throughout the episode, they spelled Jesse and Rebecca's names wrong.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (the lights dim)
      Michelle: The lights.
      Stephanie: Okay. That's it. Where's my coat? Taxi!
      D.J.: Steph, don't worry. Steve's calling for help right now.
      Steve: (enters through the back) No, he's not.
      Michelle, Stephanie, and D.J.: AAAAH!!
      D.J.: Don't do that!
      Steve: I'm sorry! I came in the back door. Look, the storm blew all the telephone lines down.

    • D.J.: Gilbert chewed right through the box. Boy, isn't that just like a rabbit?

    • Steve: Male counselor entering Chickadee Bedroom.
      Michelle and D.J.: Steve!

    • (Stephanie and D.J. argue)
      Michelle: Quiet! You're scaring Gilbert.
      D.J.: Sorry, Michelle. We didn't mean to scare...
      (she and Stephanie react)
      Stephanie and D.J.: Gilbert?!
      D.J.: Floppy-eared, sniffle-nosed, carrot-breath Gilbert?
      Michelle: Easy. He's very sensitive about his breath.

    • Stephanie: Would you guys excuse me? I've gotta write a letter to David, Billy, Shawn, and Greg.
      Danny: Those sound suspiciously like boys' names.
      Joey: (British accent) By Jove! I think you've cracked the code, guv'nor!

    • Jesse: How's the welcome-home meal comin'?
      Joey: Oh, perfect. I made all the girls' favorites. They'll love it!
      Jesse: Oh, I miss those girls so much. I must've read Michelle's postcard 100 times. "Dear Family, I have to write this, or I can't go to lunch. Love, Michelle.". That munchkin. It's the first time I ever got through without cryin'.
      Joey: What are ya? A stone?!

    • Joey: Jess, you look kinda tired. Rough night last night, huh?
      Jesse: Yeah. The twins. They wouldn't sleep in their new beds, so they had to sleep with us. You ever spend the whole night with a toe in your ear?
      Joey: Not someone else's.

    • Steve: It was a dark and stormy night. Old Man Cropsy looked out the window and saw a bulldozer bearing down on his cabin! (imitates Cropsy) "Oh, no!" (normally) He ran down to stop it, but his foot got caught in a broken floorboard! The thunder was so loud, that nobody could hear Cropsy's scream. (imitates Cropsy's scream for help) That bulldozer buried him alive under a pile of rubble and mud. You know what they built right where Cropsy's cabin was? This camp. So now, whenever it rains, out of the slimy sludge it comes, just looking for scared little campers. Half-man, half-mud. THE CROPSY MANIAC!!!
      (the kids freak out, then Steve turns the lights back on)
      Steve: Gee, I hope I didn't scare anybody.
      Michelle: Not me. I was just looking for a sock.

    • Steve: Male counselor entering Chickadee Bunk.
      D.J.: Hi, Steve.
      Steve: Hey.
      (they embrace)
      Girl: D.J., your husband's here.
      D.J.: He's not my husband.
      Michelle: Not yet.
      (she and the other kids laugh, then D.J. and Steve kiss)
      Michelle and the other kids: Ooh!

    • D.J.: Hey, Steph, do you have those plastic sandals I lent you?
      Stephanie: No, but I know where they are.
      D.J.: Great. Where are they?
      Stephanie: At the bottom of the lake.
      D.J.: I told you they wouldn't fit!
      Stephanie: It's not my fault you have big feet.

    • Steve: Don't worry, girls. I was on the wrestling team for 2 years.
      (he prepares to fight Cropsy)
      Steve: Uh, 3 years would've been better.

    • Michelle: Uncle Jesse, could you please not call me Munchkin anymore?
      Jesse: Why? I've called you Munchkin for years. You've been my munchkin since day 1.
      Michelle: Yeah, but everybody at camp called me Trail-Mix.
      Jesse: Trail-Mix. It's cute. If you're a raisin.
      Michelle: What was that, Uncle Jesse?
      Jesse: Oh, I said it's amazin' how cute that name actually is.

    • D.J.: What was that?
      Steve: Don't worry, it was probably just the wind.
      Stephanie: Just the wind? Just the wind? IT'S NEVER "JUST THE WIND"!!
      (D.J. shuts her mouth)

    • Danny: I don't get it. When I was a kid and I came back from Camp Metalarc, I couldn't wait to be home. I was so happy. I kissed my parents, I kissed my bed, I kissed the floor.
      Joey: Danny, it was a day camp.
      Danny: Yeah, but it was a very long day.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Steve: The Cropsy Maniac!

      The tale of the "Cropsy Maniac" terrorizing the camp may be a reference to the movie The Burning, in which the maniac was a janitor who was seriously burned by the campers in a prank gone awry.