Fuller House season 4 episode 10 review: The big gender reveal party

Fuller HouseGoing into Fuller House season 4 episode 10, we had a feeling that we were gearing up for one of the series’ better episodes. Typically, sitcoms end up delivering some of their best episodes around big events and this was no exception.

After all, how else can you describe an episode in which the big gender-reveal party went completely down in flames? There were so many funny moments within this, whether it be Stephanie failing completely to pop the balloon with the news inside as to whether or not it would be a boy or a girl. Meanwhile, the balloon ended up flying away before anyone could get the information. After this, Stephanie decided that she didn’t want to know the baby’s gender at all — it was almost as though all of this happened by fate and she wanted to embrace that.

As fun as much of that was, some of it was overtaken by the performance of Josh Peck as Ben, a hipster dad who Jesse met at a daddy-and-me event. This ended up being rather ridiculous given that Jesse introduced him to everyday sugar, Ben went on a sugar-eating tear, and also went completely overboard at the gender-reveal party and overdosed on cake.

All of this provided us with some laughs, but in the process of it all Stephanie learned a little bit more about how to embrace the unknown and to prepare herself for just about any possible circumstance.

Jackson’s “injury”

After successfully showing off that he was a worthy kicker, why in the world did he decide to fake an injury? It was a question worth wondering for at least a little while in this episode. He had finally found something that he was good at, and with that in mind it didn’t make a whole lot of sense to just go overtime throwing that into the garbage.

Yet, there was a good reason for it and it was something that really showed a lot about where Jackson’s head is at as a teenager. He wands to be as good of a football player as humanly possible but at the same time, he recognized that he was afraid to be a failure. So many people had drummed up a belief in him and that’s something that he was scared of losing. Having an injury was a good way of keeping that disappointment from spreading.

In the end, though (and in true Fuller House fashion), we saw Jackson make a decision to keep on kicking once it was clear that nobody would be upset with him. His team lost the game, but luckily, it wasn’t his fault in the end.

CarterMatt Verdict

Just for the super-amusing series of events at the gender-reveal party alone, this episode was well worth the price of admission. This was fun, but we’re going to be waiting for a while to get some other news when it comes to the baby.

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