Full House

Season 6 Episode 8

The Play's the Thing

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 1992 on ABC
8.5
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Michelle tries out for the title role in a Yankee Doodle play.

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  • You don't have to do everything that your brothers or sisters do and you don't always get what you want. Just because you don't, it's doesn't mean that you can quit being what you are part of.moreless

    9.6
    Michelle's First grade class is prepaing for their play and Jesse and Joey are the directors. Michelle wants the part of Yankee Doodle because D.J. and Stephanie were Yankee Doodle in their school plays when they were in first grade, but Derek got the part because he was better than Michelle was. Michelle got upset because Derek got the part and Joey told her that she doesn't alway get what she wants in life. Jesse told her that she should go out on stage be the best Statue of Liberty that she could be. Derek is nervous to go on stage for the final part and Michelle stopped to talk to him. She told him to go out on stage and be the best Yankee Doodle he can be. I would play a different part even if I don't get the part that I want. If Michelle was my best friend's daughter or my niece, I would tell her that I'm sorry that she didn't she didn't get the part she want and it wouldn't hurt to play a different part than Stephanie and D.J. did. I didn't do everything my older sister did.moreless
  • Denise made me crack up!!

    10
    The Play's the Thing is one of my favorite episodes of Season 6 because it made me laugh a lot. Denise was hilarious. Stephanie: One, two, one, two

    Denise: Haven't you ever heard of three?



    LOL!!!



    Denise: Your sister is really getting on my nerves.

    Michelle: Try living with her!



    Another funny one!! Ha Ha Ha!! It was also funny when it was her turn to go on stage and her wig fell off and she put it on backwards! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!moreless
  • Rub a dub dub 3 men in a tub.

    8.4
    Rub a dub dub 3 men in a tub. I likes this part of the episode because it shows sometimes that empty nest syndrome sets in when you realise there may never have any more kids and our kids are starting to grow up. Giving into Michelle only makes her think all she has to do is pout. Michelle is old enough to learn she is not always going to get her way like in the play. I was glad to see Joey and Jesse didn't cave in all the way to her.moreless
  • In http://www.tv.com/users/dtf955/profile.php?fpage=jnl_entry.php&board=18687&topic=59633 iit shows Steph was indeed Yankee Doodle from how little we see of characters' lives - and was doubtlessly much better

    7.6
    It's not a bad thing to want to be like your sisters - unless you're just not that good. We know Stephanie was aa rare talent - she almost went to dance school. In a way, you can't blame Michelle for being upset she coudln't make it - but *why* she was upset was the problem with this episode. She wasn't sad because she wasn't as good - if she was, this episode would teach a greaat lesson about how it's okay to not be as good because she's special no matter what. (As the book Ballet Surprise does; Michelle doesn't sulk, she improvises so she can still do something.) Int his episode, Michelle's upset becasue she feels Jesse and Joey should have picked her, and she's not wiling to accept anything else than being yankee Doodle. She expects favoritism, and Jesse and Joey sort of mess up by promising she can be, and making it seem like they will favor her. Only her deciding to let Derek be Yankee Doodle and encouraging him when he has stage fright saves this one.moreless
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

Sara Moonves

Sara Moonves

Abe Lincoln/Terri

Guest Star

Brenden Jefferson

Brenden Jefferson

Paul Revere

Guest Star

Erika Wshii

Erika Wshii

Pocahontas

Guest Star

Blake McIver Ewing

Blake McIver Ewing

Derek

Recurring Role

Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit

Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit

Nicky Katsopolis

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Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit

Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit

Alex Katsopolis

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When all the kids audition for the school play, they all sing "Yankee Doodle," the traditional patriotic song (Yankee Doodle came to town, riding on a pony...), but when Derek performs in the play itself, he sings "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" by George M. Cohen.

    • When Jesse and Joey are upstairs talking to Michelle, Jesse says, "Excuse me, Michelle," and smacks Joey's head lightly. But if you look closely at it, you can see that Jesse didn't hit Joey's head at all even though there was a sound for it.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Danny: I was just finishing up giving the boys their bath.
      Rebecca: Well, Danny, I was gonna give them their bath.
      Danny: Oh, don't worry about it. It's no problem.
      Rebecca: Actually, Danny, it is a problem. All this week, every time I've gone to do something with the boys, you've already done it. I mean, I know you're only trying to help, but these moments are really precious. I mean, they're only this young for so long.
      Danny: Boy, don't I know it.

    • Jesse: You think we're bein' unfair, don'tcha?
      Michelle: Right.
      Jesse: Well, we think you're bein' unfair.
      Joey: Michelle, everyone in that play is workin' very hard. Now, if we don't have a Statue of Liberty, you're letting all the other kids down. Is that what you want?
      Michelle: No. I wanna be Yankee Doodle, because Stephanie and D.J. were Yankee Doodle, and I wanna be Yankee Doodle, too.
      Joey: Well, Michelle, you can't always get what you want in life. Hey, when I was a little boy, I wanted to be Fred Flintstone, but, heck, I had too many toes!

    • Michelle: My arm is getting bored. I don't want to be the Statue of Liberty.
      Joey: (pulling Jesse aside) Jess, can't we just write her a song and dance number or something?
      Jesse: No, come on, Joey, we can't spoil her like that. She's gotta learn how to be a team player. (to Michelle) Now, sweetheart, listen. If you don't want to be Lady Liberty, then I suggest you go sit down over there while the rest of us rehearse, okay?
      Michelle: Fine. (hands him torch and walks off stage)

    • Jesse: Hi, peanut. (Michelle walks to her bed) Oh, I get it. You're not talkin' to us.
      Joey: Michelle, are you not talkin' to us? (Michelle nods) Yeah, she's not talkin' to us.
      Jesse: All right. All that are ticked off at Uncle Jesse and Joey, say "aye".
      Michelle: Aye. (Jesse smiles) You tricked me.

    • Derek: Excuse me, but I didn't get a chance to try out.
      Joey: Oh, I'm sorry, hon, we didn't see you there.
      Derek: Oh, that's okay. I tend to blend in with my surroundings.

    • Stephanie: One, two, one, two, one, two, keep those feet moving, people! And one, two, one, two, one, two--
      Denise: Haven't you ever heard of three?

    • Denise: You know, your sister is getting on my last nerve.
      Michelle: Try living with her!

    • Danny: Hey, honey! How's the star of the school play doing?
      Michelle: Why don't you go to his house and asked him?
      Danny: What happened?
      Stephanie: Uncle Jesse and Joey picked somebody else.
      Danny: What?
      Joey: Well, Michelle was great, but this other kid, Derek, was greater.
      Jesse: Listen, Michelle, I'm sorry if we hurt your feelings, but we have to be fair.
      Michelle: Why?

    • Jesse: Ok, Aaron has the part of George Washington.
      Aaron: Do I have the biggest part?
      Jesse: No, but you have the biggest mouth.

    • Michelle: Wait, is he calling the hat macaroni or the feather?
      Stephanie: The feather.
      Michelle: Then what does he call the hat?
      Stephanie: I don't know Michelle.
      Michelle: He must call it something.
      Stephanie: Bob, Michelle, he calls it Bob.
      Michelle: Should I say stuck a feather in his Bob?
      Stephanie Just sing it the way you learned it, huh?

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