|Just One of the Guys|
|Season 1, episode 18|
|Air date||March 4, 1988|
|Previous||Danny's Very First Date|
|Next||The Seven-Month Itch (Part 1)|
Steve, the 17-year-old cousin of D.J., Stephanie and Michelle is coming to visit the family. Having grown up idolizing Steve, in spite of his former nerdy nature, D.J. gets quite a shock when she sees that Steve has changed quite a lot since she last saw him, with no more zits, glasses or braces; instead, he now has clear skin, the braces are off and the glasses have been replaced with contacts. Steve also prefers to hang out with the guys in the household rather than the girls, which results in a disappointed D.J. And that may cause her to resort to drastic measures so that she will not be left out.
After an unsuccessful game of touch football, Danny explains that Steve is becoming a young man, and to make matters worse, Steve's dad is moving out, so he needs his uncle more than ever. D.J. still does not understand that, so Steve comforts her and has a talk with her in her room, where she finally understands what is going on.
After the chat, she decides to have him repeat the greeting from earlier and then promises to take her ice-skating. They hug (and the scene freezes as the audience applauds and the EP credits appear).
- Starting with this episode and continuing to the end of season two, the show aired at 8:30 p.m. (7:30 CT)
- The end-of-episode inspirational music plays three times in the episode (the third at its proper point): First when she talks to Michelle, then again with Danny; both regarding Steve; it plays again when D.J. and Steve talk to each other in her room
- The first (and possibly only) episode to have the last scene freeze as the EP credits appear; this usually occurs on other sitcoms, such as its sister show, at the time, Perfect Strangers
- Goof: When Danny and Steve leave Michelle's room, they walk out of the door of where Jesse's room should be, and Michelle's decals (from the door) are on the door of Jesse's room as well