The Best Episodes of Full House

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018

Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. It aired from September 22, 1987, to May 23, 1995, broadcasting eight seasons and 192 episodes.

The Wedding (2)

#1 - The Wedding (2)

Season 4 - Episode 19

It's 10:25am, and Jesse is 25 minutes late for the wedding. The phone at the church rings, and it's Jesse, who tells Becky that he's in jail in Tomato Country, Becky heads there to get Jesse released.

star 8.45
89 votes
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The Last Dance

#2 - The Last Dance

Season 7 - Episode 17

Teaser: John Stamos, who plays as Jesse, gives an advisory about the episode. Main Synopsis: In a special episode: Jesse's grandfather Iorgos "Papouli" Katsopolis is back from Greece for another visit. The family finds it pleasant to have Papouli around. One morning during Papouli's visit, everyone goes to wake him up after Michelle has gone to school -- only to discover that Papouli has died in his sleep. His death was caused by heart failure. When Michelle arrives home from school later that day, Danny tells her that Papouli has died. Michelle is devastated, and it turns out that only one person can comfort Michelle, and that person is Jesse, who is taking it just as hard. Kimmy and D.J. argue over a pair of sunglasses, but Papouli's death helps them realize that friendship is too important for them to argue over a pair of sunglasses.

star 8.37
79 votes
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All Stood Up

#3 - All Stood Up

Season 8 - Episode 22

Teaser: Michelle is tired of always losing to D.J., no matter what game they play against each other. Main Synopsis: Stephanie is heartbroken after she makes a date to go to a school dance with her classmate Ryan, and Ryan stands her up. Danny has a talk with Ryan, who later apologizes to Stephanie for standing her up. Meanwhile, a doctor from an insurance company tells Jesse that his blood pressure needs to be lowered and Jesse needs to relax, but it's not long before Jesse is interrupted by Kimmy's bagpipe practice. One sound leads to another, and there is soon a war of music going on in the backyard while Jesse is also being terrorized by an ostrich that Kimmy is taking care of. Michelle tries to find a game that will give her a chance to win against D.J. for once.

star 8.33
81 votes
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Fuller House

#4 - Fuller House

Season 4 - Episode 20

Jesse and Becky return from their honeymoon, which took place in Bora Bora, an island near Tahiti. Becky reminds Jesse that he needs to start packing if he's going to move to Becky's home. Michelle doesn't take this very well.

star 8.27
93 votes
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The Seven-Month Itch (2)

#5 - The Seven-Month Itch (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20

Jesse calls to say that he and Samantha have gone to Lake Tahoe, where they have been skiing with friends. When Danny tells D.J. and Stephanie that Jesse has left and may move out, D.J. explains to Danny that when Pam died, D.J. thought that she would never again feel comfortable living in this house, until Jesse and Joey moved in and things got better. That's why D.J. and Stephanie don't want Jesse to move, so D.J. and Stephanie form a plan to make sure that doesn't happen -- they call Jesse and tell Jesse that Michelle is sick, when D.J. and Stephanie know that Michelle is not sick. From Lake Tahoe, Jesse drives his motorcycle behind a cattle truck for 4 hours in the freezing cold and arrives home only to discover that Michelle is really not sick, and that D.J. and Stephanie tricked him into coming home. Danny and Joey talk Jesse into not moving out, and they agree that Jesse needs more privacy than he's been getting.

star 8.26
96 votes
Directors: Russ Petranto
Writers: Kim Weiskopf, Lenny Ripps, Rob Edwards, Russell Marcus
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Silence is Not Golden

#6 - Silence is Not Golden

Season 6 - Episode 17

In a special episode: Stephanie and her classmate Charles are assigned to work together on a homework assignment. After school, Charles goes to the house with Stephanie, and while working on the assignment with Stephanie, Charles slips up and is forced to admit that his father beats him all the time.

star 8.23
82 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Ken Hecht
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Secret Admirer

#7 - Secret Admirer

Season 4 - Episode 11

D.J. has fallen for Ricky, the paperboy. This gives Rusty the idea for his latest prank. Rusty writes a love letter and plans to make D.J. think the letter is from Ricky, this starts a chain reaction where everyone else in the house intercepts the letter and falls for it.

star 8.16
108 votes
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Honey, I Broke the House

#8 - Honey, I Broke the House

Season 3 - Episode 20

Teaser: Joey plays baseball with Michelle. Main Synopsis: Jesse wants to have a romantic night with Becky, who tells Jesse that she can't because she is scheduled for a business dinner with Beau McIntyre, a former football player who is scheduled to be a guest on "Wake Up, San Francisco", and this makes Jesse jealous. There are 20 minutes left until Stephanie has to be at dance class, so what is there to do until then? She can't get anyone to listen to her about how her day has gone so far, even Joey, who is preoccupied with his new car "Rosie". When Joey sees a nick in Rosie's paint, he leaves with Comet to go to Sid & Jean's Auto Supplies to buy a bottle of touch up paint. While Joey is gone, Stephanie gets inside of "Rosie" so she'll have something to do. As she is sitting in the driver's seat, she decides to turn the radio on, and after messing with the radio, and it doesn't come on, Stephanie turns the key, hoping that she's turning it toward the auxiliary option that allows you

star 8.15
91 votes
Directors: Bill Foster
Writers: Kim Weiskopf
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Our Very First Christmas Show

#9 - Our Very First Christmas Show

Season 2 - Episode 9

Teaser: Having a family photo taken for a Christmas card. Main Synopsis: The family is on a flight to Colorado to spend Christmas with some relatives, and this is a trip that Danny has spent months planning -- but on the way to Colorado, a blizzard forces an emergency landing at an unfamiliar airport. The family is forced to spend Christmas in the baggage claim room, where everyone thinks Christmas is ruined this time around. Among the things that happen here are: Jesse's father Nick tries to get Jesse to kiss Becky under a mistletoe, D.J. is upset that the gifts that the family brought along on the flight with them are missing, and Michelle is afraid of Lionel, a man who made her cry on the airplane. Jesse, becoming ever so frustrated by everyone's sour attitudes, speaks to the people in the baggage claim room about the real meaning of Christmas, then Santa Claus shows up and shows the family where the missing gifts are, and it turns out that Lionel is Santa Claus.

star 8.14
106 votes
Directors: John Bowab
Writers: Kim Weiskopf
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It's Not My Job

#10 - It's Not My Job

Season 2 - Episode 3

Teaser: Preparing for a Halloween party, the guys are dressed as the Three Stooges -- Jesse as Moe, Joey as Curly, and Danny as Larry. Main Synopsis: Jesse has made his first sale of an advertising jingle. As a result, Jesse tells his father, Nick Katsopolis, that he wants to leave the pest exterminator business that is run by Nick, and Nick is severely disappointed by this -- so disappointed, that Nick loses his temper with Jesse and says "If you're out of the family business, then you're out of the family". Jesse and his mother Irene manage to talk some sense into Nick, who realizes that Jesse has a dream about making it in the music business, and Nick and Jesse work things out. Meanwhile, Stephanie is afraid to go to the dentist to get a tooth filled, and she's even more nervous when she's actually sitting on the chair that's in the examination room. Joey, who took her to the dentist, helps her beat her fear.

star 8.13
113 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Jeff Franklin
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Gotta Dance

#11 - Gotta Dance

Season 5 - Episode 8

Stephanie's dance teacher has told her that she has the potential to become a professional dancer. It would be a dream come true for Stephanie, but it means taking special classes before and after school and on weekends, an earlier bedtime, and less TV. As a result, Stephanie no longer has enough free time to spend with friends and family, and she has a dance recital coming up, and Danny is more excited about it than Stephanie is.

star 8.13
92 votes
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D.J.'s Choice

#12 - D.J.'s Choice

Season 8 - Episode 12

Teaser: Michelle and the twins try swinging without pushing. Main Synopsis: Viper breaks up with D.J., and Nelson is there to console her. Later, Viper shows up and says that breaking up with D.J. was a mistake, and he now wants D.J. back. Nelson jumps in on the situation, and he and Viper compete for D.J., who decides that she doesn't want to be with either one of them. Meanwhile, the family helps rebuild a vandalized playground. Tag: Jesse, who is angry that Joey broke one of Jesse's tools at the playground, literally nails Joey to a wooden fence by nailing Joey's clothes to the fence while Joey is still wearing the clothes.

star 8.12
98 votes
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Up on the Roof

#13 - Up on the Roof

Season 8 - Episode 20

Teaser: Waking up Joey, who fell asleep in the kitchen where he was inventing all through the night. Main Synopsis: D.J. wants to pull an elaborate senior prank on Principal Robolard so she can leave behind a lasting legacy, and she would like for her prank to surpass the legendary prank that Jesse pulled on Robolard back when Jesse was in high school -- Jesse used a fishing pole and chewing gum to grab the toupee off of Robolard's head while Robolard drove his classic red 1957 Chevy convertible under a freeway overpass, then Jesse ran the toupee up the school's flag pole, and on the next morning, the students said "I pledge allegiance to the rug" instead of "I pledge allegiance to the flag". In order to pull a more elaborate prank on Robolard, D.J. gets Kimmy's boyfriend Duane to use a crane to lift Robolard's 1957 Chevy convertible onto the roof of the school. The trick may backfire when an incoming thunderstorm becomes a threat to destroy the car's interior, but Jesse, D.J., and K

star 8.11
75 votes
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Michelle Rides Again (2)

#14 - Michelle Rides Again (2)

Season 8 - Episode 24

Teaser: in syndication, there would be a recap of part 1. Main Synopsis: Michelle is rushed to the hospital, where Danny realizes that the reason why Michelle was on the horse trail with Elizabeth was because Michelle didn't want to compete because Danny put too much pressure on her to beat Elizabeth. Everyone is relieved when a doctor tells them that Michelle is out of Danger, but Michelle did take a hard hit on the head, so the doctor has decided to keep Michelle in the hospital overnight for observation. The doctor takes Danny, Jesse, and Joey to the room Michelle is in, and Michelle doesn't know who they are. The doctor explains that memory loss is common with head injuries, and it's usually temporary. At home, on the day Michelle is scheduled to be released from the hospital, Andrew comes back over, and explains that the reason why he's been reluctant to kiss Stephanie is because he didn't know how Stephanie would feel about it, but after what Michelle said a few days ago, Andre

star 8.11
95 votes
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Double Trouble

#15 - Double Trouble

Season 5 - Episode 1

Jesse is back home from the tour that he and the Rippers went on over the summer, and an ultrasound shows that Becky is carrying twins. While this thrills Becky, the same can't be said for Jesse, who feels afraid of what is now a double responsibility that awaits him.

star 8.10
123 votes
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Claire and Present Danger

#16 - Claire and Present Danger

Season 8 - Episode 8

Teaser: Joey, Becky, and the twins shake, rattle, and roll. Main Synopsis: When Danny goes out on a date with Gia's mother Claire, Gia and Stephanie start fantasizing about how cool it would be if they became stepsisters. Michelle doesn't think that's a cool idea at all, because Stephanie has been ignoring Michelle in favor of Gia, making Michelle feel left out in the cold. Meanwhile, Jesse's new band, "Hot Daddy And The Monkey Puppets", is scheduled to perform at the Smash Club, but after an argument with D.J., Viper is too depressed to play his guitar, so Jesse helps Viper and D.J. work things out.

star 8.09
78 votes
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Michelle Rides Again (1)

#17 - Michelle Rides Again (1)

Season 8 - Episode 23

Teaser: D.J. complains to Kimmy that she probably won't have a date for the senior prom. Main Synopsis: Michelle has been taking horse riding lessons. Stephanie is scheduled to play as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet", a play that will take place at school, and Andrew Berkeley will be playing as Romeo. Stephanie has been wanting to share a kiss with Andrew, who always seems reluctant to do it. Jesse and Joey have an audition to see if they'll get their own late night TV show, and Kimmy is trying to help D.J. find a date for the senior prom. At the stables, Michelle meets a girl named Elizabeth, whose mother, Morgan, is a rich snob who insults Danny by saying that Danny has the air of stable help. Michelle tells Danny that there's a jumping contest for kids and their horses next week, and she asks Danny's permission to compete in it. When Morgan tells Danny that Michelle couldn't possibly win because Elizabeth wins this contest every year, Danny gives Michelle permission to enter the cont

star 8.08
95 votes
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Bachelor of the Month

#18 - Bachelor of the Month

Season 5 - Episode 12

Danny introduces Vicky to the family, and Bay City magazine has chosen Danny as their bachelor of the month. When the issue that Danny is in is released, a lot of women start asking Danny out on dates and because of this he’s out virtually every night and Michelle misses her dad not being home to tuck her in at bedtime every night.

star 8.08
89 votes
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We Got the Beat

#19 - We Got the Beat

Season 8 - Episode 18

Teaser: Michelle tries to get the twins to answer a riddle. Main Synopsis: Stephanie and her two friends Gia and Melissa have formed a band with Kimmy, and they plan to compete in the "Wake Up, San Francisco" young talent search at the Smash Club. Stephanie and her band mates decide that they don't need Jesse's help because they think looking good is more important than sounding good. Stephanie feels absolutely humiliated when she and her band mess up onstage because they paid too much attention to how they look instead of how they sound. Michelle's friends Derek Boyd and Lisa Leeper, who sang a duet, win the talent contest. Stephanie admits to Jesse that he was right when he suggested that Stephanie and the band should practice to improve their sound before performing, and Jesse hopes that the humiliation hasn't turned Stephanie off to music. For an economics project, D.J. invests fictional money, but her success impresses Danny and Joey so much that they start investing real money.

star 8.08
78 votes
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Luck Be a Lady (1)

#20 - Luck Be a Lady (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21

Teaser: Doggies! (teaser features Michelle and Danny) Main Synopsis:The family goes to Lake Tahoe, where Danny and Becky will be doing a special episode of "Wake Up, San Francisco". Joey gets lucky on a slot machine, but doesn't get the money because a videotape shows DJ pulling the machine's lever then ducking back to the other side of a barrier dividing the slot machines from the table where Stephanie and DJ were while an unsuspecting Joey's back is turned. Joey didn't know it was DJ or Stephanie who pulled the lever, so of course he's surprised. Jesse is jealous because Becky can't get her mind off of movie star Todd Masters (Steve Bond), who is scheduled to be a guest on the special episode of "Wake Up, San Francisco". Jesse makes it his mission to make Becky just as jealous so Becky will know how she's making Jesse feel, and then they have an argument in their hotel room. When they calm down, Jesse asks Becky to marry him, and Becky accepts the proposal.

star 8.08
96 votes
Directors: Bill Foster
Writers: Bob Fraser, Rob Dames, Marc Warren, Dennis Rinsler
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Matchmaker Michelle

#21 - Matchmaker Michelle

Season 5 - Episode 2

After a talk with Teddy, Michelle realizes that she doesn't know how it feels to have a mother, so in order to have a mother, Michelle tries to find a woman for Danny. Jesse and Joey work together to try to come up with a tougher image for the band and D.J. is writing an essay for school, and it's titled "What it's like to be someone else". For this essay, D.J. temporarily switches places with Kimmy.

star 8.07
106 votes
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Under the Influence

#22 - Under the Influence

Season 8 - Episode 10

Teaser: Today, it's meat muffins instead of meatloaf, while the twins bug Michelle. Main Synopsis: At a fraternity party that she and D.J. were invited to, Kimmy gets drunk and acts crazy and demands that D.J. let her drive home, but D.J. refuses to let Kimmy get behind the wheel, so D.J. is the one who drives them home. Kimmy spends the night in D.J.'s bedroom, and she's sober when she wakes up. That's when she accuses D.J. of ruining her night last night. Kimmy's attitude changes and she apologizes to D.J. when D.J. explains that years ago, it was a drunk driver who caused the death of D.J.'s mother Pam Tanner. Meanwhile, Nicky and Alex are bugging Michelle so much that she ends up snapping at them. Nicky and Alex say they don't like Michelle anymore. The reason why Nicky and Alex can't forgive Michelle for snapping at them is because Nicky and Alex don't know the definition the word "forgive", so Michelle decides to teach them the definition of the word "forgive".

star 8.07
90 votes
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Cutting It Close

#23 - Cutting It Close

Season 2 - Episode 1

Teaser: Danny, Joey, Jesse, D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle play Ring around the Rosie, but Michelle doesn't understand it. Main Synopsis: While Stephanie is playing a pretend game of "hairdresser" with Jesse, she unintentionally chops off a chunk of Jesse's hair, so Jesse has to go to Alejandro, his real hairdresser, so Alejandro can cut Jesse's hair and make it even. On his way back home from Alejandro's, Jesse fails to see a road sign that says "severe tire damage". As a result, Jesse accidentally wrecks the motorcycle, and is treated for two broken arms. Stephanie blames herself for this, and the way Jesse is acting in the wake of the accident is not helping Stephanie feel any better.

star 8.07
153 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Jeff Franklin
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Nicky and/or Alexander

#24 - Nicky and/or Alexander

Season 5 - Episode 11

Becky and the twins come home from the hospital, and Becky's doctor has mentioned that it's common for new mothers to have mood swings. Nicky and Alex are still wearing their hospital bracelets. Michelle feels left out when D.J. and Stephanie are allowed to hold the twins and she’s not allowed to. Becky wants Nicky and Alex to be wearing the booties her mother made for them but Jesse doesn't think the booties are manly.

star 8.06
109 votes
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Beach Boy Bingo

#25 - Beach Boy Bingo

Season 2 - Episode 6

Teaser: Stephanie reads a fairy tale to Michelle. Main Synopsis: In a radio contest, D.J. wins a "dream night for 2" with the Beach Boys. Problem is, according to the rules of the contest, D.J. is allowed to take only one of the guys with her, and she can't decide who to go with. When the Beach Boys show up to pick D.J. up, they make things easier by allowing D.J. to bring Stephanie, Michelle, and all three of the guys with her. Tag: More from the family's dream night with the Beach Boys.

star 8.05
108 votes
Writers: Marc Warren, Dennis Rinsler
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