Full House: The Complete Sixth Season (DVD)
If the first five years were about raising a family, Full House
's sixth was about learning to let go. In season opener "Come Fly with Me," 15-year-old D.J. (Candace Cameron) introduces her first boyfriend, Steve (new cast member Scott Weinger), to the rest of the gang (the two got together during a summer program in Spain). Danny (Bob Saget) doesn't think she's ready for a relationship, but maybe he's just jealous since his long-distance love, Vicky (Gail Edwards), remains in Colorado. Meanwhile, Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) bids goodbye to her best friend, Teddy (Tahj Mowry), when his family moves from California to Texas. While there are no marriages or births this time around, other changes are afoot. While Jesse (John Stamos), frontman for the Rippers, still struggles for recognition in the States, he becomes a star in Japan ("Road to Tokyo"). Closer to home, he joins forces with Joey (Dave Coulier). This time, instead of advertising, they collaborate on a radio show ("Radio Days"). As for Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), she helps a classmate out of a jam ("Silence Is Not Golden"). Meanwhile, toddling twins Nicky and Alex (Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit) continue to provide the cuteness factor Michelle monopolized in the early days.
Also in year six, Full House finally casts off those overused catch phrases, like "You got it, dude!" and "How rude!" (Though Jesse still exclaims "Have mercy!" on occasion.) Guest stars include Mark Linn-Baker (Perfect Strangers) as Becky's cousin ("Trouble in Twin Town") and MTV VJ Martha Quinn as Jesse and Joey's boss ("Designing Mothers" and "The Dating Game"). The season ends with a Tannerino trip to Disney World in fan favorite "The House Meets the Mouse." --Kathleen C. Fennessy