Stephanie Tanner (Full House)
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|Full House character|
Stephanie Tanner as seen in season 6
|First appearance||"Our Very First Show!"|
|Last appearance||"Michelle Rides Again"|
|Created by||Jeff Franklin|
|Portrayed by||Jodie Sweetin|
|Family||Danny Tanner (father)
Pam Tanner (mother; deceased)
D.J. Tanner (sister)
Michelle Tanner (sister)
|Relatives||John Tanner (grandfather)
Claire Tanner (grandmother)
Nick Katsopolis (grandfather)
Irene Katsopolis (grandmother)
Jesse Katsopolis (uncle)
Rebecca Katsopolis (aunt)
Nicky Katsopolis (cousin)
Alex Katsopolis (cousin)
Joey Gladstone (godfather)
After the death of his wife, Danny Tanner invites his brother-in-law Jesse and his best friend Joey to help him raise his three daughters, D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle. The show follows the everyday lives of the Tanners and the comedy that often comes out of their struggles. As the middle child, Stephanie often feels left out. This makes her upset, but this situation always gets solved. Throughout the series Stephanie is attached to this stuffed bear she calls "Mr. Bear." She has had many situations in which she almost got rid of him but she has always got him back. In the first season Stephanie is portrayed as a perky, silly, funny, five-year-old girl who annoys her older sister, but as the seasons go along, she grows more mature and serious. Stephanie is also very well known for her lines "How rude!" and "Well, pin a rose on your nose!" However, these quotes disappeared in the later seasons. Stephanie is known to be very cute in the first four seasons.
During one episode in season four, Stephanie was made fun of because of her name; other kids would call her "Step-on-me." To prevent this, Stephanie decided to change her name to Dawn, but later her father convinced her to keep her name. Later, she got reading glasses and she was afraid that the kids would make fun of her, but later she learned the truth.
Stephanie has always been jealous of her younger sister Michelle, who always gets the most attention. However, as the seasons go along, she grows less and less jealous of her. Stephanie had trouble with fractions once she hit the third grade, but her family helped her with that.
Throughout the show's run, Stephanie attends school at Frasier Street Elementary School, and later, DiMaggio Junior High School (n contrast to D.J., who went to Van Atta Junior High, it is explained in the season seven episode "Fast Friends" that the neighborhood was redistricted for junior high schools, thus Stephanie and her friends from elementary were all sent to different schools and she complains to Danny that she does not know anyone at her new school. Van Atta is mentioned as one of the schools her friends was sent to while she ended up at DiMaggio).
Stephanie's main hobby/talent/extracurricular activity is dancing, which she is shown to be very good at, and was enrolled in dance classes throughout the first five seasons.
Shortly during or after the show, a book series was made for Michelle and Stephanie. The stories took place mainly during the later seasons. The stories also included the sisters' friends and many other characters. The plots mainly focused on the characters struggles and triumphs. Michelle was mainly 9 years old and Stephanie in her early years of adolescence. The books were mainly published in the 1990s, and over 100 of them were published.