Full House

The WORST episodes of Full House

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 6/3/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Dr. Dare Rides Again
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7.08
330 votes

#1 - Dr. Dare Rides Again

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/1989

Teaser: Danny and the girls name their new puppy "Comet", which is the name that D.J. suggested. Main Synopsis: Jesse is reunited with Pete Biaco, a friend he hasn't seen in three years. As they talk about old times, particularly a time when Jesse was known as "Dr. Dare" and successfully performed a life-threatening stunt, Pete mentions that Jesse is obviously not that same guy anymore. Jesse, who feels that he has lost a lot of "action" in his life, takes this as an insult and prepares to repeat the life-threatening stunt as Becky and Pete try to stop him.

Directors: Bill Foster
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El Problema Grande de D.J.
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7.29
250 votes

#2 - El Problema Grande de D.J.

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/10/1989

Teaser: Who gets the cookie - D.J., Stephanie, or Michelle? Main Synopsis:D.J. has good grades throughout her report card, except for in Spanish class, where she was given a D. D.J. asks Danny to talk to Spanish teacher Linda Mosley about the grade. When Linda comes over to the house to talk to Danny about it, the conversation ends in a kiss -- right in front of D.J. and some of her friends. This makes D.J. a target for teasing, and she's angry with Danny for making her a target for teasing. D.J. is also angry that Danny didn't get her Spanish grade changed. Danny gets D.J. to admit that the more difficult the Spanish class became, the more she gave up on it. Meanwhile, Mr. Malatesta gives Michelle a spot in a marshmallow commercial that Joey and Jesse have been assigned to work on.

Directors: Bill Foster
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Please Don't Touch the Dinosaur
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7.31
143 votes

#3 - Please Don't Touch the Dinosaur

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/23/1993

Michelle and her friends will be going on a field trip to a local museum of natural history. Danny will be in charge of half the class and Jesse will be in charge of half the class. Michelle chooses to be with Jesse's group instead of her dad’s because she thinks Jesse would let his group have fun while Danny would act like a sergeant who constantly makes too many rules.

Directors: John Tracy
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Tough Love
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7.35
248 votes

#4 - Tough Love

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/5/1993

Teaser: Joey shows Stephanie and Michelle some ventriloquist tricks. Main Synopsis: Nicky and Alex are having behavior problems that are adversely affecting the lives of those who love them. Nicky and Alex even destroy Michelle's science project, which was a model of the nine planets. An angry Michelle lets on that Jesse and Becky should start making Nicky and Alex behave, so Jesse takes the twins to their bedroom for their first punishment, which is a timeout, meaning that they're grounded to their room for a portion of the day. After doing this, Jesse feels guilty when the twins call him "mean daddy" for this, and a "mean daddy" is the last thing Jesse wants to be. Becky reassures Jesse that the twins obviously didn't know that what they said to Jesse was hurtful. Meanwhile, Danny, who fears that the girls are too finicky to like Vicky's cooking, bribes Stephanie and Michelle into giving Vicky compliments at the dinner table so they won't make Vicky feel hurt.

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Another Opening, Another No Show
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7.38
181 votes

#5 - Another Opening, Another No Show

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/2/1993

Teaser: Michelle, the twins, and Jesse prepare for the reopening of the Smash Club. Main Synopsis: Jesse is now ready to reopen the Smash Club, and Danny, Joey, Becky, D.J., Kimmy, Stephanie, and Michelle will be helping Jesse at the club on this special night. Jesse wants absolutely nothing to go wrong, so he starts acting cranky around everyone. The opening could be a disaster when Jesse ends up locked in the Smash Club's storage room with Kimmy. As Danny, Joey, Becky, and the girls run the Smash Club the best they can while they think Jesse and Kimmy haven't showed up yet, Kimmy helps Jesse realize that Jesse was wrong to be cranky around everyone, and this teaches Jesse that if he wants to be a good boss, then he shouldn't treat his employees the way he treated Danny, Joey, Becky, and the girls. Jesse and Kimmy free themselves from the storage room, and the club has a fairly successful grand opening. At home, Jesse apologizes for the way he treated Kimmy and the family.

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Fogged In
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7.39
256 votes

#6 - Fogged In

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/20/1989

Teaser: Joey and Michelle choose what to watch on TV. Main Synopsis:Jesse and Joey have been up all night working on their latest jingle, which is for "Casa De Pancakes". When D.J. and Kimmy unknowingly erase the jingle from the tape it was recorded on by recording their version of "The Locomotion" on what they thought was a blank tape, Jesse loses his temper and yells at D.J. and Kimmy. Later, as an apology, Jesse buys D.J. a drum set, then Jesse's father Nick shows up and tells Jesse that he and Jesse's mother Irene have been arguing, and Irene told Nick to go stay with Jesse for the time being, but the thick fog outside has forced Irene to stay at the Tanner house as well. The fog is also preventing a disappointed Joey and his girlfriend Cheryl from going on a skiing trip. Later, Jesse helps Nick and Irene patch things up, and this makes Jesse realize that Jesse should have talked to D.J. about D.J. and Kimmy erasing the tape instead of yelling at D.J., then trying to buy her forgiv

Directors: Joel Zwick
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Super Bowl Fun Day
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7.42
119 votes

#7 - Super Bowl Fun Day

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/25/1995

Teaser: Stephanie, Nicky, and Alex are making a collage of zoo animals, but it looks more like the collage is all over Nicky and Alex. Main Synopsis: On Super Bowl Sunday, Jesse and Joey have promised to take Michelle and her friends to a science museum, but Joey comes up with a way to get he and Jesse out of it so they can watch the Super Bowl. Later, at home, Michelle helps Joey realize that he was selfish to break the promise he and Jesse made to Michelle and her friends. Meawhile, D.J. has an interview with Norma Bedrosian of the scholarship foundation, and this could help pay D.J.'s way through college. It turns out that Norma is a football fan who wants to see the Super Bowl.

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No More Mr. Dumb Guy
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7.42
216 votes

#8 - No More Mr. Dumb Guy

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/1990

Teaser: D.J. and Stephanie are dressing Michelle up. Main Synopsis: Becky invites Jesse to accompany her to a well-cultured soiree, but Jesse declines, because he feels that he wouldn't fit in. As soon as Jesse discovers that Eric Trent, who was Becky's English professor in college, will be there, Jesse becomes jealous, afraid that someone who is more intelligent than he is will sweep Becky off her feet, so he studies hard so he can prove to Becky that he's intelligent enough for her. Meanwhile, D.J. and Stephanie teach Michelle how to insult people, and when Danny hears this, he wants D.J. and Stephanie to teach Michelle that insults are not nice.

Directors: Bill Foster
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The Producer
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7.42
111 votes

#9 - The Producer

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/10/1995

Teaser: Joey wants to know what happened to his "Vanilla Weasels". Main Synopsis: It's a special day where fathers take their daughters to work with them, so Danny takes Michelle to the TV station with him. After "Wake Up, San Francisco" is aired, Danny and Becky's boss Mr. Strowbridge, promotes Becky, making her the new producer of the show, yet still remaining as Danny's co-host. Danny wishes Mr. Strowbridge hadn't done this in front of Michelle, because Danny wants Michelle to be proud of him. Meanwhile, D.J. and Stephanie bet each other as to who, between the two of them, can go without sweets the longest.

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The Trouble with Danny
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7.42
245 votes

#10 - The Trouble with Danny

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/17/1992

It's time for Spring cleaning, one of Danny's favorite times of the year, but this year, Danny is overdoing it worse than ever. Everyone except for Danny gathers in D.J.'s bedroom for a meeting about this, and some hurtful things are said about Danny. What they don't know is that Danny is in D.J.'s closet installing shelf paper, and Danny overheard the whole meeting.

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Support Your Local Parents
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7.43
112 votes

#11 - Support Your Local Parents

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/30/1993

Teaser: Michelle interrupts D.J. and Steve while D.J. and Steve are kissing. Main Synopsis: In playgroups, 2-year-old Nicky and Alex refuse to play with anyone except for each other. Jesse is too stubborn to admit that this is a problem, until he and Becky attend a support group for parents of twins. After the visit with the support group, Jesse later admits that he didn't want to acknowledge the problem because he was afraid that he may discover that he's somehow the cause of it and he doesn't want to do anything to mess up Nicky and Alex's lives, but Jesse was proven wrong at the support group. Meanwhile, D.J. gets a traffic ticket for "obstruction of vision" when Kimmy decides to air out her socks by sticking her feet out the window of the car. D.J. wants to keep the ticket a secret from Danny because she's afraid Danny will never let her drive the car again. Stephanie and Michelle use this information to their advantage to force D.J. to let them borrow clothes from her whether sh

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Nice Guys Finish First
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7.46
237 votes

#12 - Nice Guys Finish First

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/1992

Joey is scheduled to play in the Bay City Charity Foundation ice hockey game for the Celebrity All Star hockey team at the Iceoplex on Saturday, but that's still a few days away. On "Rush Hour Renegades", Jesse and Joey welcome Hershel Binkley as a guest on the show.

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Luck Be a Lady (2)
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7.46
247 votes

#13 - Luck Be a Lady (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/5/1989

Teaser: A recap of part 1. Main Synopsis: Jesse and Becky want to get married as soon as possible -- in one hour, without telling anyone until the wedding is over, but what they don't know is that D.J. and Stephanie have decided to play detective and investigate Jesse and Becky. With a little work, D.J. and Stephanie discover Becky and Jesse's plans to get married, and they tell Danny and Joey about it. Danny and Joey try to talk Jesse out of going through with the wedding so suddenly, but Jesse won't listen. During the ceremony, before they can be pronounced husband and wife, Becky gets cold feet and leaves Jesse at the altar, devastating Jesse. Later, after Jesse tells Becky how much she hurt him by leaving him at the altar, Becky apologizes and explains that there are a lot of things to think about and talk about before they can plan a wedding.

Directors: Bill Foster
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Misadventures in Baby-Sitting
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7.47
255 votes

#14 - Misadventures in Baby-Sitting

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/12/1990

Teaser: Joey makes Michelle think flowers can dance. Main Synopsis: D.J. wants her own phone number because having only one phone number in a house with 5 other people is driving her crazy. D.J. is willing to pay for the new phone number herself, but she needs a way to earn money, so she takes a job babysitting Brian Kagan, a little terror who really takes a toll on her. The guys are having a poker game in Danny's kitchen, and Becky and Jesse can't agree as to where to spend Christmas. Brian ends up getting his head stuck in the railing of the stairs in his house, and Danny leaves the poker game when D.J. calls him about it. Danny helps Brian, and decides to let D.J. have her own phone line because D.J. did the right thing by calling Danny for help when she needed it instead of trying to handle the situation on her own.

Directors: Bill Foster
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Radio Days
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7.47
209 votes

#15 - Radio Days

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/1992

Danny tells Jesse that radio station KFLH 95.6 is looking for a new afternoon disc jockey, Jesse would love to have this job. At the TV station, Mr. Strowbridge sticks Joey with a co-host on "The Ranger Joe Show", and his new co-host is Jungle Jenny, who is Mr. Strowbridge's wife.

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Our Very First Promo
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7.48
244 votes

#16 - Our Very First Promo

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/18/1987

In an effort to boost ratings, the TV station is making promos about the employees and their families. Danny and the family are chosen for the first promo. Problem is, Ronnie, the ratings-minded director of the promo, does not want Danny and the family to be shown as they really are. Meanwhile, the sound of a ferret in the house makes D.J. and Stephanie think that there is a monster in the house.

Directors: Richard Correll
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Smash Club: the Next Generation
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7.48
206 votes

#17 - Smash Club: the Next Generation

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/19/1993

Teaser: Stephanie and Michelle watch the clouds. Main Synopsis: Jesse is shocked to discover that he has inherited the Smash Club from Buzz Markel. Jesse and the Rippers played gigs at the Smash Club more than virtually any other band, but the place has been closed down for the past couple of years. Jesse will become the owner only if he can reopen the club. If he can't do it, the club will be turned into a parking lot. After receiving some ideas from D.J., Kimmy, Stephanie, and Steve, Jesse decides to reopen the Smash Club as a place where anyone can come to hear cool new music from new bands -- no age limit like the Smash Club had before, when people had to be 21 or older to get in. Jesse's plans also state that no alcoholic beverages will be served in "The New Smash Club". Jesse and Joey head to the Smash Club, which is, of course, a mess. Jesse wants to clean up the place so he can get the loan he needs to reopen it. Eleanor Cook, a loan officer from the Embarcadero Bank, shows u

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Working Girl
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7.49
248 votes

#18 - Working Girl

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/4/1991

14-year-old D.J. desperately wants to buy an expensive pair of shoes, so when she doesn't get the money from Danny, she asks Danny to let her get a job so she can earn enough money to get the shoes.

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Little Shop of Sweaters
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7.50
191 votes

#19 - Little Shop of Sweaters

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/10/1989

Teaser: Jesse and Michelle are eating with their fingers. Main Synopsis:It's Valentine's Day, and Danny has bought D.J. the royal blue sweater that D.J. wanted. D.J. puts on the sweater with a shirt under it, and goes to school. At recess, D.J. takes off the sweater so she won't sweat all over it, and after she puts the sweater on the ground, the school's gardener runs over it with a lawn mower, and the sweater is shredded. D.J. doesn't want Danny to know about this, so she, Kimmy, and Stephanie go to the mall to buy a replacement sweater, which is priced at $80, which was the cost of the shredded sweater. Stephanie sees a sign on the checkout counter that says "buy now, pay later". Not realizing that a credit card is required to do what the sign says, Stephanie grabs the sweater in an effort to help D.J., and this gets Stephanie accused of shoplifting.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
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Danny's Very First Date
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7.50
272 votes

#20 - Danny's Very First Date

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/12/1988

Danny wants to date Linda, the hive mother of the Honeybee troop that Stephanie is a member of, but Danny's nervous about asking Linda out and he feels that it may be too soon after Pam's death to start dating, and D.J. and Stephanie don't want Danny to start dating, because they think Danny would be looking for someone to replace their mother Pam. Meanwhile, Jesse and Joey try to assemble a small plastic slide in the living room in hopes that Michelle will play with something else besides "Benny", the old dish rag that Michelle has become so attached to.

Directors: Joel Zwick
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The Volunteer
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7.51
277 votes

#21 - The Volunteer

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/1991

After school is dismissed for the day, D.J. goes to the Golden Gate Nursing Home to visit 75 year old Eddie Johnson, her "adopted grandparent" in the Adopt-a-grandparent program. At home, Stephanie and Kimmy have a disagreement.

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Shape Up
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7.51
237 votes

#22 - Shape Up

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/9/1990

It's getting close to Kimmy's 14th birthday. Of course, D.J. is among the guests invited to Kimmy's birthday party, which is scheduled to take place at a local hotel's indoor swimming pool. D.J. is afraid to let her friends see her in a swimsuit, so she secretly begins a diet that could become dangerous to her health.

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Mad Money
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7.53
284 votes

#23 - Mad Money

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/29/1988

Joey's mother Mindy has found an old $5000 savings bond in her safe deposit box, and the savings bond has Joey's name on it. When Joey receives the money, he starts spending it left and right. At the same time, Danny tries to collect an 11-year-old debt from Joey -- 11 years ago on March 12, 1977, in Palm Springs, Joey's car broke down yet again, and Danny lent Joey his last $800 to get the car fixed, and now that Joey has come into enough money, Danny asks Joey to fork over $800 of it in order to cover the debt, leading to a feud between Danny and Joey. Meanwhile, Jesse is working as an Elvis Presley impersonator in order to make some extra money because he needs enough money for he and the Rippers to record a demo, but he doesn't want the family to know that he's working as an Elvis impersonator.

Directors: Jeff Franklin
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Wrong-Way Tanner
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7.53
176 votes

#24 - Wrong-Way Tanner

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1993

Teaser: Jesse and Joey sing "Louie, Louie" with the Nicky and Alex. Main Synopsis: Like Stephanie and D.J. once did, Michelle becomes a member of a local soccer team that Joey is now the head coach of. Danny and Jesse are overly excited about it, and in her first game, Michelle kicks the ball the wrong way and scores the winning goal for the opposing team. This has Michelle wanting to leave the team because she feels like she can no longer face her teammates, who chewed her out about costing them a game. Joey explains to Jesse and Danny that if they would have let Joey do his job as head coach and not put so much pressure on Michelle and made her so nervous, Michelle would have felt more comfortable in the game and maybe a little less prone to mistakes. As this is going on, Stephanie is videotaping a day in the life of the Tanners as a project for school. Among the events she videotapes is Joey talking to the soccer team, D.J. wearing a necklace that has become stuck to Steve's sweat

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Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Girl Gone?
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7.54
329 votes

#25 - Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Girl Gone?

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/1991

Todd Mitchell, one of high school freshman D.J.'s schoolmates, is spreading a false rumor around school that D.J. is the worst kisser. It's his way of getting even with D.J. for refusing to let him kiss her on the way home from the library.

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