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D.J. Tanner's Day Off
Season 1, episode 22
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Air date May 6, 1988
Writer(s) Michael S. Baser & Kim Weiskopf
Director Joel Zwick
Previous Mad Money
Next Cutting It Close

D.J. Tanner's Day Off is episode twenty-two and the finale of season one on Full House.

Plot Summary

When D.J. hears that Stacey Q will be at a local mini-mall to give out autographs, and knowing that it would mean meeting Stacey Q in person, D.J. wants an autograph, and she will do absolutely anything, no matter what it takes, to make it happen. The problem is, the signings are scheduled to take place during school hours. So D.J. decides to secretly skip a day of school to get the autograph. She gets Jesse to mention how he once secretly and successfully skipped a day from school, and D.J. pulls that same trick on Jesse and Joey. D.J. and Kimmy head to the mini-mall and get in line to get an autograph – but they never expected Joey to show up, because they didn't know that Joey had made plans to get the autograph for D.J. and surprise her with it after school. Joey and Jesse decide to keep what D.J. did a secret so Danny thinks they can take care of the girls. In the end, Danny finds out what D.J. did because of Stephanie.


  • The first time Danny goes out of town overnight
  • The episode title is a take on the title of the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The song that plays in the background when D.J. and Kimmy go in to get an autograph from Stacey Q. is her 1988 hit "Don't Make a Fool of Yourself"; D.J. also sings and dances to the song in the episode's first few minutes while using a hairbrush as a microphone


D.J.: Kimmy gets to go. Why can't I?
Danny: Because you're not Kimmy. I don't know why Kimmy's going, but there's a lot of things about Kimmy I don't understand.

Danny: D.J., come here. Why did you do what you did today?
D.J.: Because I wanted that autograph more than anything.
Danny: Do you know what the worst part is about what you did?
D.J.: That I cut school?
Danny: No.
Stephanie: That you tricked Stephanie?
Danny: That you were selfish. All you cared about was D.J.. You did whatever you had to do to get D.J. what she wanted, even if it meant lying and hurting other people.

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