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
Irene Cochran
Jennifer Sianski
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Tanner (as Ashley Fuller Olsen)
Michelle Tanner
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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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Release Date:

9 October 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Jessie finds the turtle, he repeatedly says "I love this amphibian." Turtles are reptiles. See more »


Claire Tanner: [finds Bubba in Michelle's playpen] Oh my God, my granddaughter is a turtle!
Joey: Michelle needs your love more than ever right now.
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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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Hilarious Episode!
2 March 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, this is one of the best episodes of the first season. It is hilarious, memorable, all-around great!

This episode has two plots. It starts off with Jesse bringing home a turtle which stopped his bike from potentially being in an accident. He repeatedly says "I love this amphibian" which is funny because turtles are reptiles. Jesse has more ignorant phrases throughout the show. The main plot deals with Danny's mother coming back to check up on Danny, as she doesn't think he can to an adequate job of mending house without his wife. She gets Jesse and Joey's mother to come, and the three offer to move in, unless they can show their responsibility.

Maybe I love this episode because of how hard the guys try to clean the house and save the turtle and whatnot. Very fun, all the way.

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