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Season 5
Country of origin: United States
No. of episodes: 26
Broadcast
Original channel: ABC
Original run: September 17, 1991 – May 12, 1992
Home video release
DVD release date: December 12, 2006
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Season five of the family sitcom Full House originally aired on ABC from September 17, 1991 to May 12, 1992. From this season onward, Andrea Barber is credited in the opening credits.

PlotEdit

In season five, Jesse and Rebecca become parents when Becky gives birth to twin boys, Nicky and Alex. Meanwhile, Jesse & The Rippers launch a new song which eventually becomes successful. Joey gets his own show The Legend of Ranger Joe which becomes a success. D.J. goes from 14 to 15, starts high school and gets her driving permit. Michelle is 5 and starts kindergarten. Stephanie goes from 9 to 10 and begins fourth grade. D.J. gets her own room, while Michelle begins to share with Stephanie, and Kimmy becomes series regular.

Main characters Edit

Main article: List of Full House characters

Episodes Edit

# Image Title Date Aired
1
"Double Trouble"
September 17, 1991

Jesse comes home from his band's summer concert tour to find out that Becky is having twins. Meanwhile, Michelle is scared and lost on her first day of kindergarten, so she goes to the other side of the school and pays Stephanie a visit.

2
"Matchmaker Michelle"
September 24, 1991

Michelle badly wants a mother, but her choice turns out to be her kindergarten teacher (June Lockhart), who is twice Danny's age. Meanwhile, D.J. and Kimmy trade places for one night for a school project, much to the Tanners' dismay.

3
"Take My Sister, Please"
October 1, 1991

After Stephanie went too far in invading D.J.'s privacy, she no longer wants to share a bedroom with her, and thanks to an untimely insult, neither does Michelle, so Stephanie moves into the upstairs bathroom. Meanwhile, Danny and Joey fall for Becky's childbirth instructor, and Jesse gets fed up over Becky's food cravings during her pregnancy.

4
"Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Girl Gone?"
October 8, 1991

Danny starts to feel that D.J. is excluding him from her social life, so he starts snooping and discovers a secret of hers. Meanwhile, since Michelle and Stephanie are now sharing a bedroom, Stephanie wants Michelle to take down all of her "baby stuff". Joey and Jesse get locked in the basement.

5
"The King and I"
October 15, 1991

Jesse skips a family picnic to work on writing a song, but ends up regretting it. A man who looks a lot like Elvis Presley becomes Jesse's conscience, counseling him on the importance of family and advising to go to the picnic.

6
"The Legend of Ranger Joe"
October 22, 1991

Joey is offered a job as the host of a children's television program, entitled "The Ranger Joe Show" during a streak of good luck, but soon he is close to losing it after hugging his predecessor Ranger Roy (Barney Martin), which he can't deal with (due to acute physical paranoia). Becky and D.J. are curious why Jesse wants good names for the twins, and Stephanie tries to get rid of Michelle's tap shoes.

Note: Jesse's real name is revealed in this episode. His birth name was Hermes Katsopolis, but begged his mother to change it to Jesse after being teased in kindergarten.

7
"The Volunteer"
October 29, 1991

D.J. volunteers at a local nursing home, and befriends a man named Eddie (Whitman Mayo) with Alzheimer's Disease. Meanwhile, Jesse tries to prove to Becky he can support a Lamaze pad; Stephanie and Kimmy argue over which of their family dogs is smarter, and decide to hold a neighborhood dog show in the back yard to decide.

8
"Gotta Dance"
November 5, 1991

Stephanie decides to pursue dancing full-time, but she does not realize it is a major commitment that she may not be ready for. Becky has her baby shower, which Michelle accidentally spills the beans on after Uncle Jesse bribes her with ice cream.

9
"Happy Birthday, Babies (Part 1)"
November 12, 1991

As Michelle is waiting for her 5th birthday party (with a Flintsones theme) to start, the entire family looks back at all the good times from Michelle's life. Michelle gets upset however when she realizes her baby book will end.

10
"Happy Birthday, Babies (Part 2)"
November 12, 1991

Michelle's birthday party is interrupted by Becky going into labor, and Jesse having appendicitis. In the end, she gives birth to twin boys: Nicholas and Alexander (Nicky and Alex).

Note: This is the first appearance of Nicholas (Nicky) and Alexander (Alex).

11
"Nicky and/or Alexander"
November 19, 1991

Back home from the hospital, Jesse can't tell his identical twin sons, Nicky and Alex, apart, so he enlists Stephanie and D.J.'s detective kit to help him identify who's who. Meanwhile, Danny likes his new, temporary co-host, Vicky Larson (Gail Edwards). Elsewhere, Michelle is upset when D.J. and Stephanie get to hold the twins, but she can't.

12
"Bachelor of the Month"
November 26, 1991

Danny is chosen as "Bay Area Bachelor of the Month", much to the disapproval of Michelle - and Vicky. Jesse and Becky deal with the stresses of twins.

13
"Easy Rider"
December 3, 1991

Joey teaches Michelle how to ride a bike without training wheels, and is unsuccessful in their first attempt, but convinces her to try again. Meanwhile, Danny begins to get intimate with Vicky and Jesse and Becky prepare for the twins' first car trip to the over-kissing Aunt Ida.

14
"Sisters in Crime"
December 17, 1991

While babysitting her sisters, D.J. decides to take them to the movies with her when her crush (Scott Weinger) drops by unexpectedly. However, Stephanie & Michelle use all the money for snacks, leaving not enough money to pay for them. D.J. convinces Kimmy, who works at the theater, to sneak them in, but they are caught by the manager. Will Kimmy lose her job and Danny find out?

Note: This marks Scott Weinger's first appearance on the show as Steve before he becomes a regular in season 6. In this episode, his character's last name is Peters (later Hale).

15
"Play It Again, Jesse"
January 7, 1992

With Becky going back to work, Jesse becomes "Mr. Mom", while also trying to pursue a record deal. Meanwhile, Danny deals with Vicky leaving, and Stephanie accidentally stains D.J.'s sweater, which she had told her not to wear.

16
"Crushed"
January 14, 1992

Stephanie's favorite singer, Tommy Page, sings a special song at her 10th birthday party. This leads to Stephanie developing a major crush on him, and then having D.J. kissing him, causing friction between the sisters. When the issue hits its boiling point Danny must step in and get to the root of this issue.

17
"Spellbound"
January 28, 1992

Stephanie is confident that she will win her school's spelling bee, only to get beaten by a rival classmate in the first round, who makes her lose all of her self-confidence. The word she lost on was "mnemonic". In the subplot, Michelle wants to learn how to read.

18
"Too Much Monkey Business"
February 11, 1992

Danny's younger sister, Wendy, stops for a visit - with her pet monkey who likes Jesse and plays hide-and-seek with Joey. Meanwhile, Joey falls for Wendy and Danny is not pleased, and Stephanie and Michelle get worried by a shipment for Wendy: a tiki head (which turns out to be nothing more than a bank).

19
"The Devil Made Me Do It"
February 18, 1992

Michelle's conscience gets the best of her after she mishandles Jesse's musical equipment. Angry at Jesse for being "Uncle Tattletale", she then runs away to her friend Teddy's house. Teddy's older sister is played by Tahj Mowry's real-life sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry. The subplot has D.J. trying to get Stephanie and Kimmy to become friends.

Note: The Olsen twins are both in this episode; Ashley as the bad Michelle and Mary-Kate as the good Michelle.

20
"Driving Miss D.J."
February 25, 1992

D.J. gets her learner's permit, only to tense up from driving lessons with "uptight" Danny and "laid back" Uncle Jesse. Meanwhile, Michelle tries to get revenge on Stephanie after she nearly scares her to death, and succeeds with a little help from Joey.

21
"Yours, Mine, and Ours"
March 3, 1992

Jesse and Rebecca imagine how each other's unique parenting techniques may effect the twins in the future. Meanwhile, Danny and Joey take the girls to "family fun night" after the girls fight, which turns into disaster.

22
"The Trouble with Danny"
March 17, 1992

The family becomes irritated when Danny becomes too obsessed over "Spring Cleaning Day", especially with Michelle on board. Meanwhile, Jesse doesn't believe Becky when she says the twins are crawling.

23
"Five's a Crowd"
March 31, 1992

D.J. goes out on a date with a heavy-metal band member to the drive-in. This causes Danny, Jesse, and Joey to go "rescue" her. Meanwhile, Kimmy babysitting leads to some feeding and changing disasters.

24
"Girls Will Be Boys"
April 28, 1992

Michelle decides that it is better to be a boy after her best friend, Teddy, is hassled for hanging out with girls. Meanwhile, Jesse becomes Ranger Joe's sidekick Lumberjack Jess, and D.J. threatens to get back at Stephanie for her constant prying.

25
"Captain Video (Part 1)"
May 5, 1992

Jesse records "Forever" with The Beach Boys, and finally gets a record deal. D.J. tries to convince her dad to let her participate in a summer study program in Barcelona, Spain. Michelle tries to learn how to cook.

26
"Captain Video (Part 2)"
May 12, 1992

The record company ends up completely ruining Jesse's song, much to Jesse's resentment, and he leaves the recording session, only to be inspired by Michelle. Meanwhile, Kimmy tries to get to go to Spain (for which she must pass her final exam and the course) with D.J. and Michelle try to get an ant farm.

Guest stars: Brian Robbins and Martha Quinn

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