Full House

Season 8 Episode 23

Michelle Rides Again (1)

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 23, 1995 on ABC

Episode Recap

Michelle has been taking horseback riding lessons. Stephanie is scheduled to play Juliet in in "Romeo and Juliet", a play that will take place at school, and Andrew Berkeley will be playing Romeo. Stephanie has been wanting to share a kiss with Andrew, who always seems reluctant to do it. Michelle convinces her that it's because she has dry lips. Jesse and Joey have an audition to see if they'll get their own late night TV show, and Kimmy is trying to help D.J. find a date for the senior prom. At the stables, Michelle meets a girl named Elizabeth, whose mother, Morgan, is a rich snob who insults Danny by saying that he has the air of stable help. Michelle tells him that there's a jumping contest for kids and their horses next week, and she asks his permission to compete in it. When Morgan tells him that Michelle couldn't possibly win because Elizabeth wins this contest every year, he gives Michelle permission to enter the contest, which is called the Bayview Junior Equestrian Competition. At home, after Danny and Michelle have bought the equipment she needs, Andrew comes over to rehearse the play with Stephanie while Michelle is watching. Michelle slips up and mentions that Stephanie likes Andrew, and he leaves. Stephanie vows to never forgive Michelle for driving Andrew away. Later, at the Bayview Equestrian Center, Danny is still going at it with Morgan. By this time, they have put so much pressure on Michelle and Elizabeth to win the contest that they no longer want to compete, so they decide to skip the contest and ride their horses onto a nearby horse riding trail so they can ride for fun instead of riding under pressure to win. When the competitors make their way to the track to begin the competition, Danny, Joey, and Morgan notice that Michelle and Elizabeth are missing. Jesse then shows up at the equestrian center. Michelle and Elizabeth ride into a clearing, where there's a log. Elizabeth jumps her horse over it, then Michelle and her horse, Old Peppermill, try to jump, but during the jump attempt, Old Peppermill becomes spooked and throws Michelle -- and she is unconscious when Danny, Jesse, and Joey find her.
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