The Producer
Season 8, episode 13
The producer
Air date January 10, 1995
Writer(s) Diana Darby
Director James O'Keefe
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The Producer is episode thirteen of season eight of Full House. It originally aired on January 10, 1995.


Danny is initially delighted when Michelle takes interest in writing about him for a Take Your Daughter to Work assignment, especially since he's confident that his boss, Mr. Strowbridge, will be giving him a promotion. Danny takes Michelle down to the KFLH studios with him.

After an episode of Wake Up, San Francisco is aired, Mr. Strowbridge promotes Becky, making her the new producer of the show, yet still remaining as Danny's co-host. That shocks Danny since he's been working at the station longer than Becky has. Danny wishes Mr. Strowbridge hadn't done that in front of Michelle because Danny wants Michelle to be proud of him. Danny makes an impulsive decision to quit the show.

When Danny is quickly replaced by the loud and obnoxious Phil Blankman, the show's weatherman/meteorologist, Danny's bottled-up resentment toward Becky leads to a sudden blow-up at a restaurant where they are having a celebration dinner, where tensions rise and Danny calls Becky out for having the "Laughing Hyena" as her new co-host. Danny and Becky work things out, and Danny confesses that it stung when Becky got promoted over him, but he has to accept it and he will because he knows she will do a great job, and Becky thanks him. Danny then admits that he went a little nuts because he got passed over in front of Michelle before adding that he wanted Michelle to be proud of him (while also remembering that he is usually proud of his daughters). Michelle reads Danny her report on him, which makes him feel good because it says that she is proud of him anyway. Because of her good deed, Danny has decided to return to Wake Up, San Francisco.

Meanwhile, D.J. and Stephanie have a bet with each other in order to see who, between the two of them, can go without sweets the longest—which turns out to be a tie; per D.J., the loser had to do the winner's chores for an entire week. Also, Joey is depressed because his favorite snack food cookies, Vanilla Weasels (which the girls had been accusing each other of eating too much of), has been discontinued. Jesse returns from shopping with the boys and shows he bought him a box of new cookies he might like: Chocolate Badgers. But that gives little comfort to Joey. Luckily, his mood changes for the better when he finds a new food he likes: flan. Plus, Nicky and Alex apologize for their temper tantrums while at the restaurant, and promise to finish their dinner so they can have dessert/"bessert" (which they wanted when they first saw a big yellow cake with white frosting and strawberries on top, and thus caused the patrons to stare at the family, tensions to rise, and Jesse to take them out to the so-called "Screaming Room"). Speaking of desserts, Michelle takes a Triple-Layer Brownie with Buttercream Frosting, while D.J. and Stephanie share a Cookie Crumble Cheesecake, and it turns out to be the very last piece, so they jump in on it (after Stephanie almost literally does so and has to be pulled back by D.J.). It results in said draw, so neither one has to do the other one's chores for an entire week. After they finish, it surprises everyone that the Cookie Crumble Cheesecake was made with the very last tin of Vanilla Weasels, which makes Joey climb onto the table, grab the plate, and gobble up every last crumb.


  • The episode title is a take on the 1968 comedy film The Producers, starring Gene Wilder (later of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and directed & written by Mel Brooks, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
  • The only appearance of Phil Blankman, Rebecca's temporary co-host
  • Last appearance of Mr. Strowbridge


[Jesse and the twins have just returned from shopping at the store, as Joey comes down, anxious for his sweet treat.]
Joey: Hey Jess, did you get my Vanilla Weasels?
Jesse: Oh, I'm sorry, Joey. Bad news: they don't make 'em anymore.
Joey: What?!
Jesse: Yeah. But, look at this, look at this. Uh, how do you say this, how do you say this? [He reaches into the bag and brings out a red box of chocolate cookies.] Chocolate Badgers instead, huh?
Joey: Instead?! Jess, there is no "instead". Vanilla Weasels are more than just a cookie, they're a lifetime of memories for me.
Jesse: Well?
Joey: [puts his hand on Jesse's shoulder] When I was a kid...
Jesse: Yeah?
Joey: My mom would tuck me in bed...
Jesse: And?
Joey: Give me a Weasel...
Jesse: And?
Joey: And sing me the score to South Pacific. Boy, those were some enchanted evenings, Jess.
Jesse: Yeah. It suddenly all started to make sense, Joe.

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