Full House

Season 3 Episode 24

Our Very First Telethon

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 04, 1990 on ABC
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Danny hosts a 24-hour telethon, but falls asleep in the middle of the show.

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  • In this episode they are trying to raise money for children and at the end Mike Love of The Beach Boys comes in and sings the classic Beach Boy song "Be True to Your School"moreless

    10
    I love this episode. It has a great dance routine by Stephanie and a cute duet with DJ and Michelle. My fave part was when my all-time fave Beach Boy Mike Love comes out and sings a great Beach Boy song. When I first seen this episode, I really wanted the coat that Mike Love was wearing. That is such a beautiful coat. John Stamos looked so good in this episode. Actually John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis) is totally hot in every episode starting in the 2nd season and just gets better with age and he is almost 45 years old.moreless
  • The perfect finale for the season!

    10
    I really liked this episode because it was funny, and it's the perfect conclusion for the season! The presentations they had were very interesting, like Joey, using a magical trick to pretend to make Becky disappear, and then Danny had to sing with Becky, still in the cabinet. But the best parts happened when Danny went to sleep, and the girls help to continue to run the show. First, Michelle helped by singing kiddie songs, including the alphabet song. Then everyone else also did some interesting and comical presentations. Then, finally Danny woke up when Kimmy rode her unicycle around him, and at the end, they reached over a million dollars.



    This episode was definitely worth watching. Although it might have been slightly boring in the beginning, the rest of the show was really good! Overall, Season 3 is my favorite season. All the episodes in Season 3 are worth watching, and with only very few boring episodes.moreless
  • This episode proves to be a series landmark.

    9.1
    Here's what happens. The station Danny and Becky work for is hosting the "We Love Our Children Telethon '90". Okay enough of the preliminaries.



    Joey kicks things off by doing a comedy act involving the different instrumental players in a rock band, which is generally well-accepted. Then Joey makes the first mistake that kicks off a series of unexpected events. He decides to perform a magic act with Becky as his assistant, only to botch the thing because where her torso is supposed to be is stuck. To make matters worse, she was supposed to sing a duet with Danny (who proves to be a surprisingly good singer). Joey has to suddenly put his "repairman" hat while the two are singing. Other acts are shown, including the Raiderettes (never mind the local team, the 49ers, were two-time Super Bowl champions or that the Raiders were in L.A. and didn't return to Oakland until the season AFTER Full House ended)



    Moving right along; the next day, Danny makes a critical blunder because he wore himself out (somehow he got the impression he was supposed to be up the entire time), and starts drifting to sleep. He is out cold while Michelle is singing the alphabet song, but Joey ends up interrupting Michelle's comedy act. Amazingly, the cash raised is continually climbing steadily (if slowly).



    This brings us to this episode's highlights: Stephanie decides to do a dance to the B-52's "Love Shack" (yes, it's more than a little bizarre as to why a 7-8 year old is dancing to such a suggestive song). Secondly, D.J. follows up with a great vocal performance of "Lollipops and Gummi Bears" (or whatever it's called) while carrying Michelle in a cart.



    After a brief mis-step (Joey trying to perform "Janie's Got a Gun"), Danny is awaked by the cyclist stylings (and smelly feet, no doubt) of Kimmy Gibbler. (I hope somebody had the presence of mind to tape the last part of the telethon.)



    Well, the total is at $960,000 when Beach Boys Mike Love stops by to perform. The total ends up exceeding the $1,000,000 goal, the ballons fall from the ceiling, and one of this show's best episodes comes to a close.



    Overall (between 1 and 10): 8.75moreless
  • This was on of my favortie episodes because it really showed the Tanner family coming together to fun a telethon, and everyone of the Tanner household participated in making it a great show, even though the host "Danny" fell asleep, even Michelle helped!!moreless

    10
    This was a great episode of Full House and it was really funny especially when Gibler rode her unicycle around Danny, but my favorite part was when Steph performed a dance to "Love Shack" she's a really great dancer, but I didn't care for D.J.'s song, it was sort of boring. And I also liked the part where Joey performed a "Magic Trick" yeah right. But overall I really liked this episode!moreless
  • Basically this episode is very funny. Danny\'s the host of \"We Love Our Children Telethon 90\" and falls asleep on the air, but like we all know, the rest of the Tanners help out and take over as hosts.moreless

    10
    \"Our Very First Telethon\" is very funny. Danny is the host of We Love Our Children Telethon 90, which is trying to raise $1,000,000 for the children\'s hospital. At first the show goes very well. Joey does a stand-up comedy act which involves him imitating a metal concert and a magic act where he tries to take Becky apart which goes haywire when she gets stuck in the box. The next act also happens to be Danny and Becky singing \"What I Did for Love,\" which is hilarious when Becky ad-libs lyrics. Numerous donations are made and other acts are put on. Even though Danny drinks numerous cups of coffee, he falls asleep on the air. So Jesse and Joey take over as the hosts. Jesse begs for someone to come and help them out, since there are a lot of acts in town including the Beach Boys. In the meantime they have Michelle sing the ABCs (and imitate animals), Stephanie dance to \"Love Shack\" by the B-52s, and DJ sing and dance to a song she sings to Michelle. Joey even provides some entertainment by imitating Aerosmith and singing some of \"Janie\'s Got a Gun,\" but is cut off by Jesse saying, \"Becky, please do something before he starts doing Tina Turner!\" Danny wakes up as Kimmy Gibbler is riding her unicycle around the set. Mike Love (Dr. Love) from the Beach Boys shows up and sings \"Be True to Your School,\" and they end up reaching the $1,000,000 goal that they set. Overall this episode is very funny. It\'s one of my favorites.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

Mike Love

Mike Love

Himself

Guest Star

Richard Paul

Richard Paul

Mr. Strowbridge

Recurring Role

Andrea Barber

Andrea Barber

Kimmy Gibbler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Danny: Well, we're doin' great, but we gotta hit that $1,000,000 mark by the end of the show. The kids are counting on ya.
      Rebecca: When we go off the air, don't forget about all those other important charities that need your help.

    • Mr. Strowbridge: Congratulations. You guys are now the hosts. Your first job... (looks at Danny, who is still asleep) Wipe his chin!

    • Danny: Joey, what's in the donut boxes?
      Joey: Donuts.
      Danny: Great. Donuts go on the donut table.
      Joey: It's a good thing I ran into you.

    • Mr. Strowbridge: Tanner? Oh, Tanner, I gave you 24 hours if airtime on my station, because I have total confidence in you. (mildly furiously) Now, don't screw this up!
      Danny: Don't worry, Mr. Strowbridge. Everything's under control.
      Mr. Strowbridge: Then how come you're not wearing any shoes?
      Danny: Oh, that's because I wanted to impress you with my brand-new designer socks. Wardrobe!

    • Danny: Kiss today good-bye.
      Rebecca: Maybe we should do this later.
      Danny: No! We do what we have to do. And I can't regret...
      Rebecca: Oh, you're gonna regret this.
      Danny: What I did for love. What I did for love.
      Danny and Rebecca: Gone. Love is never gone. As we travel on, love's what we'll remember.
      Danny: Kiss today good-bye.
      Rebecca: Kiss my career good-bye.
      Danny: Point me toward tomorrow.
      Rebecca: Point me toward the exit!
      Danny: Wish me luck. Same to you.
      Rebecca: Yeah, the same to you, fella.
      Danny: Oh, I can't forget, won't regret, what I did for love. What I did for love. What I did for...
      Danny, Rebecca, and Joey: Love!

    • Danny: I close my eyes for two seconds, and it's the Kimmy Gibbler Telethon.
      Joey: Danny, you've been out for 4 hours.
      Danny: (checks his watch) 4 HOURS?! Why didn't somebody wake me?! Oh, my gosh! Uh, I'm ruined! I ruined the telethon! My life is over!
      Rebecca: Danny, we're still on the air.
      (she hands Danny the microphone)
      Danny: (calmly) That concludes the dramatic portion of our show.

    • Jesse: (to camera) Well, it seems like we-- We have a little gap in the entertainment...And uh, not that we're in trouble or anything but I know there are a lot of great acts in town this week: The Bolshoi Ballet, the Beach Boys, Chimps on Ice. If any of you are out there watching I'm not gonna beg but please, please come down and help us out.

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