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Happy Birthday, Babies (Part 2)
Season 5, episode 10
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Air date November 12, 1991
Writer(s) Jeff Franklin
Director Joel Zwick
Previous Happy Birthday, Babies (Part 1)
Next Nicky and/or Alexander

Happy Birthday, Babies (Part 2) is episode ten of season five of Full House. It (along with part 1) originally aired on November 12, 1991.

Synopsis

It is finally the moment that Michelle has been waiting for—her Flintstones-themed 5th birthday party. Everyone dresses up for the event, with D.J. as Wilma, Stephanie as Betty, Joey as Barney, Danny as Dino, Jesse as Fred, Comet as a dinosaur, and Michelle as Pebbles.

Michelle's friends are also there, and as excited as they are for the party to start, D.J. suggests they use the "ooga, ooga" greeting to get the rest of the family into the living room. Danny, the "clean freak" that he is, has one rule: The "cave floor" must be free of crumbs, debris, and the usual.

In their attic apartment, Jesse is dressed in his Fred Flintstone costume. He is anxiously waiting for Becky to change into her costume (see Trivia). She comes out of the bathroom and tells him that she thinks she is about to have the twins, saying that what she thought were indigestion pains are now coming ten minutes apart. He tells her that he has that too, but she suggests that his may be sympathy pains. She grabs her bags and they go downstairs. They tell everyone that she is in labor. Most of them rush to the hospital. For a few minutes, Michelle and her friends are left alone, so they (rather messily) eat her birthday cake. When Joey, Stephanie, and D.J. come back in, they are too late to stop them. Afterwards, Michelle's friends have to leave. But before they do, Joey plays a game with them called "Open the Present You Brought with You as Fast as You Can", and even D.J. and Stephanie play along.

At the hospital, Jesse panics about the twins' birth. Dr. Sinclair arrives and asks how Becky is feeling. She informs her about the contractions being seven minutes apart. Jesse informs her that his are there every time he breathes. She suspects that he has appendicitis instead of sympathy pains. So he has to have his appendix taken out. He worries about Becky and asks if he will be back from surgery in time to help her. Dr. Sinclair says that there is no way of knowing. He asks Danny to coach her through childbirth just in case he is not back in time.

Danny and Becky are still in her hospital room when he gets creative and helps her through her Lamaze breathing by jokingly bursting into song with "We Will Rock You" (by Queen). Joey comes in and announces that Jesse is out of surgery, but he is still groggy from the anesthesia. After making that announcement, he is rolled into the room. He is not much help, as he is quite delirious from the surgery.

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Some time afterwards, there are two new family members (played by Daniel and Kevin Renteria) to be added to the family tree. Jesse names one Nicholas after his father who blessed him with great hair. Becky names the other Alexander after her high school teacher who inspired her to go into journalism.

Becky apologizes to Michelle for cutting her birthday party short. She quickly forgives her, not even the least bit upset. She wonders aloud if sharing her birthday with the twins is a good thing. Jesse tells her that there will be three birthday cakes.

Finally, the whole family sings "Happy Birthday" to Michelle, Nicky, and Alex (after which the studio audience applauds and the EP credits appear).

Quotes

[The house is decked out for Michelle's birthday party. The birthday girl is not there yet, but the family has decided it should still be a surprise.]
D.J.: OK, kids. Are we ready to start Michelle's birthday party?
Kids: Yay!
D.J.: Wait a minute... this is a Flintstones caveman party. People don't say 'Yay'. They say, 'Ooga ooga!'.
Teddy: How do you know they say 'Ooga ooga'?
D.J.: Because I'm Wilma Flintstone. I was there. Now, if we all say 'Ooga ooga', I bet we can all get the rest of my Bedrock buddies to show up.
Kids: Ooga ooga!
[And right on cue, the rest of the Flintstones-dressed family show up.]
Joey: Oh, ooga ooga! Hi, everybody! I'm Barney, and this is Betty. We're the Rubbles. [does Barney's laugh]
Stephanie: And now to meet the world's only half-broken dinosaur, Dino!
Danny: [coming out on cue] Boom-shagga-lagga-lagga! Boom-shagga-lagga-lagga! Boom-shagga-lagga-lagga! Boom-shagga-lagga-lagga! Boom!
Teddy: [coming up to him while munching on what appears to be a chip or cracker] What dinosaur are you?
Danny: [sarcastically] I'm a 'Tidy-o-saurus'. Please, kids. Whatever you do, keep the cave floor clean. [He tries to pick up the crumbs, but obviously the costume is giving him problems.] Wilma! Can you give me a hand in picking up these crumbs? My arms haven't evolved yet.
D.J.: Ooga ooga, Dino. [She picks them up herself.] You know, Dad, the kids are really loving all the props that we picked up from the station.
Danny: You know, Deej, it was sweet of you to dress up and play along like this.
D.J.: Well, just remember: when I get my driver's license, I've got two words for you: Red (1). Porsche (2).
Danny: And I have two words for you: Bus (1). Pass (2).


[In the hospital room...]
Becky: Oh, I wish Jesse was here with me! [heavy breathing slows down] Ho! Okay. That one's over.
Danny: [tiredly] Boy, Becky. That was the toughest contraction yet.
Becky: Gee, Danny. Maybe you should lie down. [...]
Danny: No, Becky. I've made this far, I am going to go all the way. Sponge.
[She mops his forehead, as a knock comes on the door. Joey opens it and guides Jesse's gurney into the room.] [...]
Jesse: [has a spacey look on his face] This is a pretty room.
Joey: He's still a little groggy from the anesthesia. [...]
[Danny and Joey leave.]
Becky: Oh, Jess, I'm so glad you made it in time.
Jesse: Time for what?
Becky: [angrily] The birth of our babies.
Jesse: Oh, that's right. You're having my baby. [sings "(You're) Having My Baby"] 'What a lovely way of saying how much you love me'.

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Becky: Jess, just hold my hand. [...]
Dr. Sinclair: Okay, Rebecca, here comes another contraction. We're going to push on this one. Ready? Deep breath and...Push!
[Becky squeezes Jesse's hand as she pushes.]
Becky: AAAAAH!
Jesse: [in pain from Becky's squeezing] Aah! Whoa! [back to singing; then, looks over at the almost-born baby] WHOA! [falls back on the pillow]
Becky: Shut up!

Trivia

Jesse pounding on the bathroom door and yelling "Wilma!" is a reference to the last part of the closing credits sequence of every Flintstones episode.[1]

Both parts 1 & 2 originally aired together as an hour long episode.

References

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