Full House

Season 3 Episode 13

No More Mr. Dumb Guy

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 05, 1990 on ABC
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Episode Summary


Jesse is invited by Rebecca to a cultural festival, but he declines, believing that his lack of formal education wouldn't serve him too well among the other guests.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Another fairly interesting episode...

    This storyline is mostly about Jesse trying to look smart when going to the Culture Festival, so he got books from the library. D.J. and Stephanie taught Michelle mean things, just for fun, but Michelle ended up saying mean things to other people. Then, Jesse pretended to be sick to not go to the festival, but when he got threatened by Becky's old English teacher, he decided to go. Joey also had taught him some things about literature, but when Jesse got to the festival, he forgot about some things and ended up acting stupid. Since Becky's english teacher continued to threaten him, Jesse tried to arm wrestle with him. Meanwhile, Michelle was saying mean things nearly every word, and D.J. and Stephanie are trying to make Michelle nice again.

    This episode is great because it has more information about Jesse and Becky's life that wren't mentioned on the previous episodes.moreless
  • War and peace and other stuff

    I thought this was a very non productive episode. It was silly to have Jesse freak out about thinking he is not as smart as Becky and her friends. There are so many ways you can be smart and not all of them relate to books. Jesse could do more with his car knowledge and street smarts then that rich guy could do in a hot minute.
  • MOre memorable for die-hard Jesse/Becky fans

    This one doesn't strike me as all-too memorable, but diehard Jesse and Becky fans will like it becaus eit shows their relationship having some bumps but still growing closer. Jesse as a "dumb guy" who tries to get smart and Joey's comical attempts at helping are good, and so is Jesse's writing a song so fast for Becky. He was really talented in his own way, and thaat's what's important, not book smarts.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 (1)

    • How come the canned audience didn't laugh at Trent calling Jesse "Jekke", but at Jesse correcting him? Correcting others isn't funny.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Trent: (in his arm-wrestling match with Jesse) You're strong, but you don't know much about the principle of leverage. You see, my arm acts as the lever, my elbow, the fulcrum, Jekke.
      Jesse: (slams Trent's arm down) It's Jesse!

    • Jesse: Ya talk about art, ya talk about culture, ya talk about Shake-- Lemme tell ya somethin' 'bout your pal Shakespeare. Okay? Anybody who makes men dress up like women, that's where I draw the line!

    • Jesse: You're very smart, Michelle.
      Michelle: You're smart, too.
      Jesse: Yeah, well, if I was so smart I wouldn't have blown it with Becky tonight, right?
      Michelle: Right.

    • Jesse: Michelle, don't grow up to be dumb like your Uncle Jesse, okay?
      Michelle: Okay.
      Jesse: I want you to be smart, and go to college, and learn everything you can possibly learn.

    • Jesse: I was thinking I could read some of those books you gave me, and we can talk about them together.
      Rebecca: Okay. That's great, Jess. Enrich your life, challenge yourself. But do it for yourself, Jess, not for me.

    • Jesse: (to the musicians, who are increasing the suspense to the music during his arm-wrestling match against Trent) WILL YOU KNOCK IT OFF?!! (the music stops)

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