Full House (1987–1995)
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The Return of Grandma 

An untimely visit from the guys' mothers turns the house upside down.



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Episode credited cast:
D.J. Tanner (as Candace Cameron)
Beverly Sanders ...
Mindy Gladstone
Jennifer Sianski
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Tanner (as Ashley Fuller Olsen)
Laura Reed ...
Ms. Lewis


The house is a mess, much to Danny's unhappiness. But he becomes even more upset when he finds out that his mother is coming that very day. To make matters worse, they are all out of cleaning supplies and Jesse has brought home a turtle that saved his life. But when Danny's mother calls the other mothers about the state of their house, trouble really starts. Written by Michelle P.

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Release Date:

9 October 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In every episode after this, it is revealed that Danny has been a compulsive neat freak his whole life, essentially being his trademark. So it doesn't make sense how Danny could let his house become even remotely dirty. See more »


Danny Tanner: D. J., go put Annie Oakley in her bunkhouse. Jesse, find a corral for trigger. Joey, I'm all out of cowboy metaphors, so let's put away the grub. I was wrong, I had one left.
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References The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) See more »


I Got You (I Feel Good)
Written by James Brown (uncredited)
Performed by James Brown
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3 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, the house is a mess. Danny's a little upset, but not so much that he puts a lot of effort into cleaning it. Worse, his mother is coming today and nobody told him. Stephanie and Joey knew all about it. When they go to clean, they realize they are out of cleaning supplies. When they get back to the market, they sit down to Yogi and Mom shows up - five hours earlier than expected!

But she doesn't jump in and clean the house like the guys expected she would. Instead, she called the mothers and they made some threats that got the boys to moving at cleaning up their messes.

The entire episode was a comic relief but Jesse's "amphibian" turtle was a big comic relief.

Danny's character hasn't been established yet. I like it a few episodes from now where Danny becomes a clean freak. It develops character in him and something unique. This episode got a lower rating because it was just not Danny's true character.

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