Full House (1987–1995)
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But Seriously Folks 

Joey's convinced that his comic debut in front of a talent scout is jinxed.


Joel Zwick


Jeff Franklin (created by), Russell Marcus

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Episode cast overview:
John Stamos ... Jesse Cochran
Bob Saget ... Danny Tanner
Dave Coulier ... Joey Gladstone
Candace Cameron Bure ... D.J. Tanner (as Candace Cameron)
Jodie Sweetin ... Stephanie Tanner
Phyllis Diller ... Phyllis Diller
Bruce Baum Bruce Baum ... Emcee
Andrea Barber ... Kimmy Gibbler
Ed Alonzo ... Ed Alonzo
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Michelle Tanner (as Mary Kate Olsen)
Ashley Olsen ... Michelle Tanner (as Ashley Fuller Olsen)


Excited about his stand up comedy routine that could give him a boost in his career, Joey is very disappointed when his routine emptied the house - so much so that he quits! Now the family must be patient and hope that the serious, business Joe turns back into Joey! Written by Michelle P.

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smart girl | sweatband | See All (2) »


Comedy | Drama | Family


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Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is a line often used by Bob Hope in his monologues and by other comedians. See more »


When Jesse teaches DJ the A Minor 7th chord, he positions her in the A Major chord. See more »


Danny Tanner: Joey, break a leg.
Stephanie Tanner: Break a leg?
Danny Tanner: That means good luck.
Stephanie Tanner: Oh. Poke an eye out, Joey.
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References Late Night with David Letterman (1982) See more »


Written by Robbie van Leeuwen
Performed by John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber
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When you go Moose , you should always go back
30 November 2014 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

Joey gets a chance at his big break when he decides to do his routine at an amateur stand up comedy club. Things go horribly awry when Phyllis Diller selfishly outshines Joey and goes on far longer than expected. Joey decides to quit comedy for good and venture into the world of business. Joey doesn't realize that it's affecting the decision- making of DJ. I thought this episode was alright. Dave Coulier is entertaining, but he isn't dynamic enough to have an episode centered around him. The impact worked, I'll say that. I legitimately felt bad for Joey when he got his chance stolen from him. People can be such glory hounds. I've always dislikes the character of Kimmy, so thankfully her screen time was short in this one. There were some amusing things. Watching Stephanie trying to be a grown up was cute. I also enjoyed watching Jesse and Danny trying to get Michelle to workout. As cheesy as it was, calling her "Arnold Schwarzenbaby" was cute. Joey looks weird with his hair slicked back as well. Ed Alonzo (Saved by The Bell) shows up as well. The message here, is that you should never give up on your dreams.

Favorite quote.

Danny: Break a leg, Joey! Stephanie: Break a leg? Danny: That means good luck. Stephanie: Oh! Poke an eye out, Joey!


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