How Stephanie Tanner Accidentally Spread Her Chickenpox to 2 Other ‘Full House’ Characters

Stephanie Tanner had some problems sharing her stuffed animals with Michelle and sharing her side of the room with DJ. However, this Full House character had no problem sharing her chickenpox with two other members of her home. 

Here’s what we know about the chickenpox episode of the sitcom.

'Full House' episode titled 'And They Call It Puppy Love'
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Stephanie Tanner brought home the chickenpox during the ‘A Pox in Our House’ episode of ‘Full House’

She was a dancer, singer, and the middle child of this iconic television family. Stephanie Tanner was also the culprit behind the chickenpox illnesses in the Tanner house. This middle child brought home the chickenpox during the “A Pox in Our House” episode of Full House, which debuted during the first season.

Danny and DJ Tanner already had chickenpox. Joey Gladstone, who never had the sickness, claimed he was immune anyway. Uncle Jesse thought he had it as a child. Unfortunately, he didn’t, and this character caught the same itchy and icky illness. 

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Joey Gladstone and Uncle Jesse caught Stephanie Tanner’s chickenpox

Uncle Jesse was super excited about his doo-wop group and their upcoming performance. Unfortunately, he didn’t have chickenpox as a child as he assumed. As a result, he caught the sickness and had to miss his performance, just like Stephanie had to miss meeting a real ballerina.

Uncle Jesse and Stephanie Tanner then became the “Chickenpox twins” of their home, skipping their favorite activities. These two weren’t the only family members who caught the sickness. Even though he claimed to be “immune” to chickenpox, Joey Gladstone woke up feeling sick and tired one morning. 

He eventually became itchy, scratching his back alongside Uncle Jesse. The three chickenpox-ed family members eventually came up with their rendition of “Chain Gang,” inspired by their scratching habits. With Danny so focused on work, it was up to DJ to take care of her family. 

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Other ‘Full House’ characters got sick during this series

Of course, Stephanie, Uncle Jesse, and Joey recovered, but it wasn’t without the help of DJ Tanner, who skipped a party so her dad could work. This wouldn’t be the first time one of the Tanner children got sick. 

During the “I.Q. Man” episode of Full House, Stephanie Tanner stayed home with a cold, getting Michelle’s homemade chicken soup and orange juice as a result. For another episode, Stephanie Tanner taught Joey how to do ballet. She sported a pink cast on her arm, which the actor behind this character, Jodie Sweetin, actually broke in real life. 

This actor returned for the Netflix original series Fuller House to portray Stephanie Tanner (minus the chickenpox). Episodes of Full House are available for streaming on Hulu, while episodes of the spinoff Fuller House are available exclusively on Netflix.