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Subterranean Graduation Blues
Season 6, episode 20
Subterranean graduation blues
Air date March 2, 1993
Writer(s) Story by: Marc Warren & Dennis Rinsler; Teleplay by: Tom Burkhard
Director John Tracy
Previous Please Don't Touch the Dinosaur
Next Grand Gift Auto

Subterranean Graduation Blues is episode nineteen of season six on Full House. It originally aired on March 2, 1993.

Opening Teaser

Michelle is collecting recyclables for a project in school, and Steve comes by and demonstrates a can crusher he made in shop class. Unfortunately, it doesn't sit well with the rest of the family.

Summary

Jesse's dream of finishing high school formulates into reality when he completes his final English course, and is chosen to make the keynote speech at the graduation ceremony. Michelle suggests that everyone rides a Muni Metro train to the graduation ceremony, because it is a light rail/streetcar hybrid system that does not cause as much air pollution as cars do.

Everyone regrets following Michelle's suggestion when electrical problems on the train cause it to stall and come to a stop. Because of that, Jesse believes that they are going to be late, and begins to be worried, upset and depressed about missing graduation, and thinks that the school's administration would not be surprised to see Jesse miss his chance to graduate. Convinced that he will always be perceived as the irresponsible "screw-up" he used to be, Jesse still manages to capture the essence of his success by offering unexpected guidance to a troubled young man who is considering dropping out of school (and all this occurs as the inspirational music plays).

The family, minus D.J., who is away on a skiing trip, and the twins (see below), throws a graduation "ceremony" for Jesse on the subway train, which starts moving again after the mock ceremony is over, and it is obvious that he ends up getting his diploma (as the audience applauds).

While they are away, Kimmy has her work cut out for her as she babysits Alex and Nicky at the house. They are more than she can handle, as they rub green paint all over everything, causing her to scream at the top of her lungs.

Trivia

  • The only episode where D.J. does not appear (Candace Cameron visited her brother for a week at a camp)
  • The episode title is a play on "Subterranean Homesick Blues", a 1965 top 40 song by Bob Dylan
  • Despite that Jesse mentions taking the Muni, the subway footage shows New York Subway tunnels and cars, and the subway car set most closely resembles a New York Subway car

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