Full House

Season 6 Episode 17

Silence is Not Golden

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 16, 1993 on ABC
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Stephanie learns from a fellow classmate that his father is abusive.

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  • my thoughts

    9.5
    Love itwas sad



  • Silence isn't golden

    10
    Stephenie is going through some pretty tough things. Her friend charles is being abused by his dad. Stephine was keeping it a secret until she got to upset and had to tell her uncle Jessie and Jessie called and reported what happened and they moved charles away from his dad. When Stephenie got home Jessie told her what happened and got a little upset but she felt better after and when her dad got home she gave him a big hug. I really liked this episode it teached a lesson I am not to old my self and im hoping something like that wouldn't happen to any of my friends I would be really upset.moreless
  • The episode catches the issue of child abuse in which a known bully of the class is stuck doing a class project with Stephanie. Stephanie feels he is a jerk until she discovers that he is physically abused by his father and she confides with Jesse.moreless

    10
    I loved this episode and couldn't help but get emotionally attached with the issue faced within the episode. At first I though Charles was a complete jerk but just as Stephanie reacted I reacted with her. This episode did a very excellent job capturing the audiences attention. It teaches a terrific lesson and was very moving. I'm not going to lie that I teared the first time I watched this episode. Child abuse is a big issue in the society and this episode couldn't have explained it any better. I think this episode should count definitely as a must see.moreless
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    10
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  • perfect

    10
    Stephanie is paired with a boy named Charles on a project, and she does not like his attitude. However, they start talking, and Stephanie learns some surprising information; his dad beats him up at home. He makes her promise not to tell anyone, but will Stephanie?



    Good episode. It was pretty sad. The ending, the hug Stephanie gives her dad (for no reason) really showcases how lucky some kids are, because they do not have to deal with abusive parents, they have parents who love them. This was such a good episode and handled maturely. This episode definitely gets an A+ as a grade from memoreless
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

J.D. Daniels

J.D. Daniels

Charles

Guest Star

Tiffany Watson

Tiffany Watson

Jennifer S.

Guest Star

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

Jennifer P.

Guest Star

Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett

Denise Frazer

Recurring Role

Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit

Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit

Nicky Katsopolis

Recurring Role

Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit

Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit

Alex Katsopolis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the scene where Stephanie is dreading Charles coming over to the house, listen for the part where Danny says, "I know Charlie may seem like a jerk, but honey, there's good in everybody." This is the only time in the episode where anybody refers to Charles as Charlie, and it may have been a goof on Bob Saget's part.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Stephanie: Nobody can stand this kid, Charles. He's a total obnoxi-tron.
      Danny: Oh, come on, Steph, how bad can he be?
      Stephanie: Bad. Fluffner, our class bunny, tried to bite him.

    • Denise: What did one penny say to the other?
      Steve, D.J., and Kimmy: I don't know, what did he say?
      Michelle: Let's get together and make some cents.
      Steve: That's cute. You guys should go on Jay Leno.
      Joey: (imitates said celebrity) Yeah, 'course, my guest tonight are the fabulous Michelle and Denise, and they'll be appearing at Zany's, in wonderful Sandusky, Ohio, the 22nd through the 28th.

    • Jesse: Listen, Steph, you're a very smart kid. Just use your common sense.
      Stephanie: If I tell you, will you promise to keep it a secret?
      Jesse: Well, I can't do that unless I know what the secret is.
      Stephanie: That's what I should have said.

    • Danny: Michelle, did you know these Funny Buddy calls cost money?
      Michelle: Yes, I did.
      Danny: You did. And did you know that every call you make shows up on this bill?
      Michelle: No, but I do wish somebody told me.
      Danny: So you knew you were doin' wrong, but you still went right ahead and did it.
      Michelle: I'm sorry, Daddy, I'll never do it again. (starts leaving)
      Danny: Hold it. Not so fast.
      (Michelle starts walking very slowly)
      Danny: I mean, come back here, please.

    • Denise: (about making expensive phone calls to a joke service) I asked my dad, and he said, "Denise, do you think money grows on trees?"
      Michelle: My dad didn't say anything.
      Denise: Why not?
      Michelle: Because I asked him while he was vacuuming the rug.
      Denise: He probably didn't hear you.
      Michelle: That's the idea.

    • Danny: You know, sometimes saying you're sorry isn't enough.
      Michelle: But sometimes it is.
      Danny: Yeah, well, not this time, okay?

    • Stephanie: So what did you do today that was nice?
      Charles: Well, I didn't put bubble gum on anyone's chair.
      Stephanie: What a prince.

    • Stephanie: I can't tell you. I made a promise, and you guys taught me never to break a promise.
      Jesse: Well, yes, honey, that's true, but sometimes there are exceptions.
      Stephanie: Like what?
      Jesse: Well, like that rule where you're not supposed to swim after you eat. I hate that rule!

    • Stephanie: Why did they have to take him out of his house?
      Jesse: They had to. He wasn't safe there.
      Stephanie: What's gonna happen to Charles?
      Jesse: Well, Charles and his father need help, and now they're gonna get it.

    • Stephanie: My dad's gonna flip out on me.
      Charles: Well, you know what helps sometimes? Try thinking of a funny movie, like Home Alone or Roger Rabbit. That's what I always do when I'm getting it.
      Stephanie: Getting what?
      Charles: Well, you know, when your dad's pounding you.
      Stephanie: You mean hitting? (he nods) My dad never hits me. Does yours hit you?
      Charles: No.....just forget about it, let's do the assignment.
      Stephanie: But you said you always think of a funny movie. Do you get hit a lot?
      Charles: Look, I didn't mean anything by it! Just forget it, okay? Let's do the assignment!

    • Stephanie: Charles, you can trust me, I swear!
      Charles: No, I don't care if you swear on your mother's life!
      Stephanie: My mother's...not alive.
      Charles: Oh. I'm sorry. Mine's not alive, either.
      Stephanie: I'm sorry.

    • Charles: Look, the truth is my dad does hit me sometimes. But it's my own fault for ticking him off. Boy, did he clobber me last week.
      Stephanie: You mean that day you came in and said you ran into a door?
      Charles: Yeah. A door named Dad.

    • Jesse: Look, honey, I know you want to keep your promise to Charles. But if you know this is happening and you don't say anything about it, you're only letting it happen again.
      Stephanie: What will happen to Charles if we report it?
      Jesse: What will happen to Charles if we don't?

    • Jesse: Sweetheart, please believe me. You did the right thing.
      Stephanie: Then why do I feel so lousy?
      Jesse: Because it's a lousy situation, kid.

    • Jesse: I know how hard this has been for you. But the bottom line is, thanks to YOU, thanks to Stephanie, Charles' father can't hurt him tonight.
      Stephanie: What made his father so mean?
      Jesse: I don't know. I look at you girls and I look at Nicky and Alex...how could anyone hurt their child?

    • (Stephanie hugs and kisses her father)
      Danny: Thanks. What was that for?
      Stephanie: Nothin. I just felt like it.
      Danny: I'll take a free hug anytime.

    • Michelle: (mutters) I'm never talking to Daddy again. He's a big meanie.
      Stephanie: Don't say that.
      Michelle: He's making me go to bed early.
      Stephanie: Big deal.
      Michelle: It is to me.
      Stephanie: Look, I'm telling you, don't ever call Dad names.
      Michelle: You can't tell me what to do.
      Stephanie: Yes, I can. I'm your big sister.
      Michelle: You're not that big.
      Stephanie: I'm bigger than you.
      Michelle: So?
      Stephanie: So?
      Both: (argue) So? So? So? So?! So?! So?! So?!

    • Jesse: (comes in while Michelle and Stephanie are fighting) Hey, hey, hey, Itchy, Scratchy, what's goin' on in here? I'm tryin' to read out here!

    • Rebecca: (about Charles) Someone needs to teach that kid manners.
      Kimmy: I wonder if he's got an older brother.

    • Charles: I see where Stephanie gets her looks from.
      Danny: Well, thank you.
      Charles: Yeah, I didn't say good looks.

    • Stephanie: Hello, Charles, it's nice to see you.
      Charles: Yeah, I wish I could say the same.

  • NOTES (1)

    • When this episode first aired, John Stamos and Jodie Sweetin came on the screen at the end to encourage viewers to speak up if they suspect abuse. For unexplained reasons, this segment is not included on the Season 6 DVD's, which is unusual, since the DVD's are normally featuring the original broadcast versions of each episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Steve: That's cute. You guys should go on Jay Leno!

      Jay Leno is a popular late night talk show host, and when Joey does an impersonation of him in this episode, he is pretty much dead-on in terms of Leno's voice and demeanor.

    • The title of the episode is probably taken from the song Silence is Golden, by Frankie Valli, lead singer of the popular 1960's group "Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons."

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