|The Wedding (Part 1)|
|Season 4, episode 18|
|Air date||February 8, 1991|
|Previous||A Fish Called Martin|
|Next||The Wedding (Part 2)|
It is the day before Jesse and Becky's wedding. Stephanie and D.J., who will be bridesmaids, are using Danny's camcorder to tape the events leading up to the big event itself, which they also plan to tape. Becky's sister, Connie Anderson, has arrived and brought her son, Howie, with her, but he and flower girl Michelle do not remember each other from the visit two years before (in "Baby Love"), and they go through a phase of dislike for the opposite sex.
Soon after Connie and Howie arrive, Becky's parents, Kenneth and Nedra Donaldson, arrive. Kenneth explains that they would have arrived earlier, had a hoodlum on a motorcycle not cut them off. Jesse shows up and explains that he would have been home earlier if he had not been stuck behind an "old walnut" who was driving too slow. When they see each other's face, Kenneth realizes that Jesse was the hoodlum on the motorcycle and Jesse realizes that Kenneth was the old walnut. From the start, it seems that they couldn't get along with each other. This upsets Becky, but Nedra tries to assure her that things will be all right.
Danny and Joey get their suits mixed up, and realize that they are wearing each other's suit. Nedra nearly has a heart attack when she walks in on them while they are trying to exchange suits in the kitchen.
Later, Kenneth, who used to perform in rodeos, has a talk with Jesse. They agree to get along with each other, and Kenneth says that marrying Nedra meant that he had to retire from the rodeo circuit. That makes Jesse want to have one last adventure as a single guy before getting married.
At 7:00 a.m. the next day, just three hours away from the wedding, Jesse has Joey go to the airport with him, and he talks Joey, who has a pilot's license, into taking him up in a plane so that he can skydive. As soon as Joey is over the area where it will take place, Jesse jumps out and opens his parachute, yelling "Have mercy!"
Later at the church, as Michelle and Howie become friends again and the flower girl herself gets a part in the video of the big event (see Quotes), everyone is wondering why Jesse has not arrived yet. What no one knows is that the reason why is that he never touched the ground. The parachute is hanging from the branch of a tall tree, and he is still attached to it, yelling for help, (as "To Be Continued..." appears, followed by the EP credits).
[The opening teaser: Danny and Michelle are in the living room, as they rehearse her role as flower girl.]
Danny: Alright, Michelle. Now when your Uncle Jesse and your soon-to-be Aunt Becky get married tomorrow, you're gonna have the most important job of all: flower girl.
Michelle: Loving it, loving it. What's a flower girl?
Danny: Well, believe it or not, a flower girl is a girl who throws flowers.
Michelle: I believe it.
Danny: Now, you just stand over here, and watch as I demonstrate. [In lieu of flowers, they use facial tissues.] Very simple. We step and throw, step and throw. Now, you try it.
Michelle: [as she's throwing, and repeatedly singing in the tune of the first line of the "Bridal Chorus"] Here comes Michelle, here comes Michelle...
Danny: [as he picks up the thrown tissues] Very good, honey. That's enough, sweetheart. I got the point. You're wasting tissues, honey. Please, Michelle. Honey, honey. This is not funny, sweetheart. These were trees once.
Michelle: [to Stephanie and D.J., who are using Danny's camcorder] Please, no pictures. My hair is a mess.
[Howie sleeps in Michelle's room, but they are not getting along well. And when he threatens to hurt her Barbie, she decides that she has had enough.]
Michelle: This is nuts! I'm outta here. [She grabs her Barbies, pillow, and stuffed pig.]
Howie: What'd I do?
Michelle: Boys! [She leaves the room with her stuff and heads downstairs.]
[It's morning and Michelle is asleep on the couch, with her stuffed pig above her head and her Barbies on the table. Danny comes downstairs.]
Danny: Michelle? Michelle, honey, wake up! Have you seen Uncle Jesse?
Michelle: No 'Good morning, Michelle'?
Danny: I'm sorry. Good morning, Michelle. Now, have you seen Uncle Jesse?
Michelle: No good morning kiss?
Danny: What was I thinking? [He kisses her.] There. Now, have you seen Uncle Jesse?
Michelle: No, but thank you for asking.
Danny: I knew she was setting me up. [There's a loud knock on the front door.] Jesse? [He opens it up, but...]
Kimmy: Hola, Mr. T.
Danny: Kimmy, I'm going through a major crisis right now.
Kimmy: Hey, we all got problems. D.J.!
Danny: I gotta build a moat.
D.J.: [coming downstairs] Kimmy, what is it?
Kimmy: What should I wear to the wedding: this dress [purple] with these shoes [black] or this dress [blue] with these shoes [white]?
D.J.: Kimmy, those are my clothes.
Kimmy: That's what I'm asking you.
[Stephanie finds a note from Jesse, and D.J. wants her reading it to be included in the video.]
Stephanie: 'Dear family, You must be wondering where I went. I kidnapped Joey. There was one last one thing I had to do before I get married. Jesse.'
[At the chapel, the flower girl prepares for her part in the video...]
Michelle: The flower girl is here!
D.J. & Stephanie: Oooh!
Michelle: I'm ready for the video. My hair looks fantastic.
Stephanie: Do something.
Michelle: Now we'll do my fish face [and she does such].