It's Not My Job
Season 2, episode 3
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Air date October 28, 1988
Writer(s) Jeff Franklin
Director Joel Zwick
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It's Not My Job is episode three in season two of Full House. It originally aired on October 28, 1988.

Opening Teaser

In the living room, everyone in the family is dressed up for a Halloween costume party: Stephanie as the White Rabbit from "Alice in Wonderland", D.J. as Cleopatra (see Quotes), and the guys as the Three Stooges (Jesse as Moe, Joey as Curly, and Danny as Larry). But all are put to shame when Michelle enters the room dressed as a Jack-o-Lantern.


Jesse has made his first sale of an advertising jingle. As a result, he tells his father, Nick, that he wants to leave his pest extermination business. Nick is severely disappointed; so disappointed that Nick loses his temper and says, "If you're out of the family business, then you're out of the family." Jesse and his mother, Irene, manage to talk some sense into Nick, who realizes that Jesse's dream is to make it in the music business, and although Nick is still unhappy about Jesse's decision, he and Jesse work things out.

Meanwhile, Stephanie gets her first cavity, and she is afraid of going to the dentist to get it filled. She is even more nervous when she is actually sitting on the examination chair. Joey, who took her to the dentist, helps her beat her fear, as does D.J., who tells her about her own nightmares about getting sucked down the bathtub's drain. Kimmy, who comes over to study with D.J., reminds Stephanie that, when it comes to cavities like her, she can't brush it away or even swish it away; she has to drill it away... and the thought of having a drill down her jaw or even the drill's sound is enough to scare Stephanie. Kimmy even adds that Kathy Santoni had that experience and had her mouth wired shut at the jaws, and "had to eat through a mouth in her throat".


D.J.: Make way for Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile.
Stephanie: Why’d you pick that?
D.J.: Because Dad wouldn’t let me be Elvira (Cassandra Peterson).


The Lorimar Television music for this episode uses a warp-speed variant.