Full House

Season 3 Episode 24

Our Very First Telethon

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 04, 1990 on ABC

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  • This episode proves to be a series landmark.

    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): 8.75
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