Jesse's Girl
Season 1, episode 8
Jesse's girl
Air date November 13, 1987
Writer(s) Jeff Franklin & Don Van Atta
Director Jeff Franklin
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Jesse's Girl is episode eight of the first season on Full House. It originally aired on November 13, 1987.

Plot Summary

On a stormy night, Danny finds Jesse and Joey in the living room, and Jesse is holding a baseball bat. Jesse explains that he was going to use the bat on who he thought may have been a burglar. D.J., Stephanie, and Danny are curious to know why Jesse looks like he is ready to attack Joey with the bat. They all join him for a little bedtime story he made himself.

In a flashback, they find out why Jesse seems poised to do great bodily harm to Joey. It all began when he brought home his latest girlfriend Corinna, ostensibly to give her guitar lessons. However, he gets a harsh lesson of his own when she demonstrates a decided preference for Joey—especially when he delivers an extemporaneous one-man re-enactment of The Wizard of Oz (shown in video) when the cable service goes out, thus there's nothing to watch on TV. Just when it looks like Jesse and Joey will never be able to mend their differences, an unexpected mediator saves the day.


Jesse: It's all because of a little story entitled "Mean Mr. Joey stabs Sweet Uncle Jesse in the back".
D.J.: Storytime.
Danny: Girls, you don't want to hear "Mean Mr. Joey stabs Sweet Uncle Jesse in the back", do you?
D.J.: Yeah. It's got a great title.

D.J.: Oh, Dad, something's happened to the TV. It's snowing in Kansas.
Danny: The cable goes out every time there's a storm.
Stephanie: Fix it.
Danny: Steph, this is not something I can fix.
Stephanie: Fix it.
Danny: Steph, I'm gonna call the cable company.
Stephanie: You'll get a busy signal. Fix it.
Danny: Why wasn't I born a cable repairman?


The episode title is a play on Rick Springfield's biggest hit song, "Jessie's Girl". It was the #5 song of 1981. Incidentally, both Rick Springfield and John Stamos were regular actors on General Hospital.

This is the first of three episodes written (this one co-written) and directed by creator/executive producer Jeff Franklin.