Full House: The Complete Seventh Season (DVD)
Since Full House
began, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) has been worried his girls would grow up too soon. In the show's seventh season, D.J. (Candace Cameron) continues to see Steve (Scott Weinger), but now he's in college--and has his own apartment. As for Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), she starts hanging out with an "edgy" junior high crowd (including The Practice
's Marla Sokoloff). Nothing bad happens, of course, but it's enough to raise Danny's blood pressure a notch or two. Even Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) is tired of being treated like a little kid, so he eases up on a few rules.
Aside from the Katsopolis twins (Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit), who are now walking and talking, that leaves Jesse (John Stamos) and Joey (Dave Coulier). With Joey's assistance, Jesse becomes a leather-clad businessman when he takes over the Smash Club, where his old band got their start. At the opening, Ben Stein shows up as a restaurant reviewer, while the Del Rubio Triplets perform Devo's "Whip It" ("Another Opening, Another No Show"). That's the good news. The bad news hits a few episodes later when Danny's fiancée, Vicky (Gail Edwards), informs him that she's moving to New York ("The Perfect Couple").
For the most part, the seventh season represents a holding pattern for Full House. There are no cast additions or subtractions, but the characters do embark on some new adventures, mostly of the dating variety (plus, D.J.'s hair gets incrementally shorter, while Becky's gets darker). Notable episodes include "The Test," in which D.J. has a nightmare about her SATs (guest starring Vanna White), "The Last Dance," in which Jesse loses his grandfather, and "Too Little Richard Too Late," in which the legendary performer plays a benefit for Michelle's school--with Uncle Jesse on drums. --Kathleen C. Fennessy