Birthday Blues
Season 6, episode 14
Birthday blues
Air date January 19, 1993
Writer(s) Mark Fink
Director John Tracy
Previous The Dating Game
Next Be True to Your Preschool

Birthday Blues is episode fourteen in season six of Full House. It aired originally on January 19, 1993.

Plot Summary

It is Kimmy Gibbler's 16th birthday. D.J. is preoccupied by the fact that she and Steve have been dating for six months, and she and Steve plan to celebrate this. As it turns out, D.J. has forgotten Kimmy's birthday because of this, and Kimmy thinks she has a party planned.

A now frantic D.J. gets the family to help her throw a surprise party for Kimmy in a hurry, even making a hash brown cake with ketchup frosting, but Kimmy is devastated when Steve unintentionally slips up and lets on that it's a mercy party because D.J. forgot Kimmy's birthday. So, Kimmy, humiliated and angry, runs out of the house.

Danny explains to D.J. that it looks obvious that ever since D.J. has started dating Steve, she has been making Kimmy feel like she's being left out of her life. D.J. goes outside and talks to Kimmy, apologizing for making her feel so hurt. Kimmy acknowledges (as the inspirational music plays) that while she is happy for D.J. and Steve, she misses D.J., and feels like she has chosen a new best friend. D.J. assures her that this is not the case, and that they will always be the closest of friends. They hug (and the audience "awwwww"s this moment as the music stops). D.J. promises Kimmy to take her out next Friday night for her birthday, and then they go back inside the house (as Jeff Franklin's EP credit appears and fades, and then a fade to a zoom-out of the house as Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett's EP credits appear and fade before a complete fade to black).


Danny: Ever since Steve's been your boyfriend, I think Kimmy's been left out. You've been dating Steve for about six months, but you've been friends with Kimmy for six years.
D.J.: Seven. I think you're still blocking out 1989.
Danny: Look, Deej, in life, if you're lucky, you wind up with a few really good friends. And for some reason beyond my realm of understanding, Kimmy is yours. Just like Joey and Jesse are mine. And when you have friends, you have to come through for them. I mean, when I needed Joey and Jesse to raise you three girls, they were here in a second. Of course, they didn't know a diaper from a dinner napkin, which made for some pretty interesting meals. But they were here, and I ought to be there for them. And you ought to be there for Kimmy.
D.J.: I'll go next door and talk to her.


  • The second time in the series in which D.J. throws a birthday party for Kimmy, only to watch it all go wrong (the first time was in season two's "Tanner vs. Gibbler")
  • Originally aired on Jodie Sweetin's 11th birthday
  • A pre-credits gag shows Becky and the twins waking up Michelle in her and Stephanie's room (which still had the old design and beds – meaning it was filmed before "Designing Mothers", three episodes before this episode)
  • Kimmy mentions that for her birthday, her parents had offered to fly her to Pittsburgh for WrestleMania VI, however, the event had actually taken place three years earlier on April 1, 1990, and in Toronto
    • Furthermore, the WrestleMania event that took place in 1993, WrestleMania IX, took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 4, 1993, three months after this episode first aired
  • The first episode to feature a fade-in and fade-out on the EP credits; second is "Prom Night"


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