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The Best Episodes of Full House

Every episode of Full House ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Full House!

After the death of his wife, Danny enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters, D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle.


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The best episode of "Full House" is "Secret Admirer", rated 8.5/10 from 449 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Secret Admirer" aired on 12/7/1990 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Honey, I Broke the House".

  • Secret Admirer
    8.5/10 449 votes

    #1 - Secret Admirer

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 1990-12-07

    Teaser: Jesse and Michelle eat the cream filling out of their cookies. Main Synopsis: 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. Rusty tells Michelle to give the letter to D.J., and the trick backfires when Michelle gives the letter to Stephanie instead and tells Stephanie that the letter is from Rusty. This starts a chain reaction where everyone else in the house intercepts the letter and falls for it.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Honey, I Broke the House
    8.1/10 366 votes

    #2 - Honey, I Broke the House

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 1990-03-09

    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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Kim Weiskopf

  • Silence Is Not Golden
    8.1/10 344 votes

    #3 - Silence Is Not Golden

    Season 6 Episode 17 - Aired 1993-02-16

    A boy swears Stephanie to silence about the fact that his father beats him.

    Director: Joel Zwick

    Writer: Ken Hecht

  • The Last Dance
    8.0/10 354 votes

    #4 - The Last Dance

    Season 7 Episode 17 - Aired 1994-02-08

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fuller House
    7.9/10 350 votes

    #5 - Fuller House

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 1991-02-22

    Teaser: Jesse and Becky have arrived home from their honeymoon. Main Synopsis: 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, because she doesn't want Jesse to move out, so Michelle starts packing to go with Jesse, who explains things to Michelle. Jesse's belongings are moved to Becky's house, but Jesse still has feelings of emptiness. Danny and Joey can't seem to cheer Michelle up, until Jesse arrives for a visit on the next morning. Becky sets it up to where she and Jesse will be spending the night at the Tanner house, sleeping on two cots in the attic. That night, Becky tells Jesse that she talked to Danny, who has agreed to let Jesse renovate the house's 1300 square foot attic into a family sized apartment so Jesse doesn't have to move out. As a result, a new arrangement is made -- Joey will move into J

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Wedding (2)
    7.7/10 314 votes

    #6 - The Wedding (2)

    Season 4 Episode 19 - Aired 1991-02-15

    Teaser: A recap of part 1. Main Synopsis: A tomato filled truck driven by a tomato farmer parks under Jesse, who releases himself from the parachute, and falls safely into the bed of the truck. The farmer tells Jesse he's in a town known as ""Tomato Country"". Jesse then tries to use the farmer's truck to go to the church for the wedding, but that's when a cop shows up. By now, 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 to the jail and gets Jesse released. They make it back to the church, where they are pronounced husband and wife. After a party at the Tanner home, Jesse and Becky leave for their honeymoon.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rock the Cradle
    7.7/10 290 votes

    #7 - Rock the Cradle

    Season 4 Episode 26 - Aired 1991-05-03

    A pregnancy test indicates that Becky is pregnant. She tells everyone except for Jesse, because she can't get Jesse to listen to her because Jesse is obsessed with the fact the he and the Rippers will be going on tour for four months over the summer. When Becky finally does get Jesse to listen, Jesse is excited about the pregnancy. Meanwhile, Michelle makes up an invisible friend named Glen, because she misses her friends from preschool.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Greek Week
    7.6/10 328 votes

    #8 - Greek Week

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1990-09-21

    Jesse's grandparents, Gina and Iorgos "Papouli" Katsopolis arrive for a visit from Greece and they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their wedding.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Shape Up
    7.6/10 296 votes

    #9 - Shape Up

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 1990-11-09

    Teaser: Jesse and Michelle have "Fiber Bears" cereal for breakfast. Main Synopsis: 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. The first person to notice the diet's adverse effects is Stephanie, who reluctantly promises to keep her mouth shut, but while the family is at a local gym, D.J. collapses, indicating that the diet has become dangerous. Stephanie, who is afraid D.J. may hurt herself even worse by continuing the diet, can't keep her mouth shut any longer, so she tells the guys about the diet, and Danny helps D.J. realize that her looks don't matter to her friends as much as she thinks.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Wedding (1)
    7.6/10 299 votes

    #10 - The Wedding (1)

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 1991-02-08

    Teaser: Danny tells Michelle that she'll be the flower girl at the wedding. Main Synopsis: It's the day before Jesse and Becky's wedding. Stephanie and D.J. are using Danny's camcorder to tape the events leading up to the wedding, and they also intend to tape the wedding. Becky's sister Connie Anderson has arrived and brought her son Howie with her, but Michelle and Howie don't remember each other from when Connie and Howie visited 2 years ago. Minutes later, Becky's parents Kenneth and Nedra arrive. Kenneth explains that they would have arrived earlier, had a man on a motorcycle not cut them off. Jesse shows up and explains that he would have been home earlier if he had not been stuck behind a slow driver. When Kenneth and Jesse see each other's faces, Kenneth realizes that Jesse was the man on the motorcycle and Jesse realizes that Kenneth was the slow driver. From the start, it seems that Jesse and Kenneth can't get along with each other. Later, Kenneth has a talk with Jesse, and

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  • The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang
    7.6/10 283 votes

    #11 - The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 1991-03-01

    Teaser: Michelle helps Joey move into the bedroom that used to be Jesse's bedroom. Main Synopsis: Stephanie wants to be just like D.J., so she starts dressing like D.J., and tries to act like D.J., who is getting ready to go to the food court of a local mall with Kimmy. D.J. wants to wear something "fun" to the mall, so she, Kimmy, Stephanie, and Michelle head to Danny's bedroom, where D.J. starts looking for something to wear from Danny's closet. Stephanie tries to do the same thing, but when D.J. tries to stop her, they end up accidentally pulling out the rod that Danny's shirts are hung on. This is when D.J. and Stephanie argue over who is going to put the rod back in the closet, and when D.J. tells Stephanie to let go of the rod, that's exactly what she does -- and accidentally sends the rod into the wall, putting a hole in the wall. That's when Kimmy goes home. The girls go to the attic, where Jesse is working on renovating the attic and not letting Joey do anything to help him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Our Very First Show
    7.5/10 634 votes

    #12 - Our Very First Show

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1987-09-22

    Widowed father Danny Tanner asks his friend Joey and his brother-in-law Jesse for their help in raising his three willful daughters.

    Director: Joel Zwick

    Writer: Jeff Franklin

  • Goodbye, Mr. Bear
    7.5/10 342 votes

    #13 - Goodbye, Mr. Bear

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 1989-03-24

    It's time for the annual spring-cleaning, and this has become one of Danny's favorite times of the year. During the Spring cleaning, Jesse learns what "little cause, big effect" means when he accidentally breaks a drawer handle in the kitchen, and ends up having to renovate the kitchen's entire network of cabinets and drawers because the broken handle's design has been discontinued, and a new design Jesse buys doesn't go very well with the cabinet design that is in the kitchen, so Jesse buys cabinets that go with the new handles. Meanwhile, Stephanie is frantic. It seems that Mr. Bear, the stuffed toy that the girls' mother Pam Tanner gave Stephanie on the day Pam brought newborn Michelle home from the hospital, is missing. Stephanie doesn't want to lose Mr. Bear, because it was a gift from Pam, and it reminds Stephanie of her.

    Director: Jack Shea

    Writer: N/A

  • Happy Birthday, Babies (2)
    7.5/10 261 votes

    #14 - Happy Birthday, Babies (2)

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 1991-11-12

    Michelle's birthday party has just started when Becky announces that she's going into labor. The twins are coming, and she needs to get to the hospital, fast. When Jesse leaves to take Becky to the hospital, the others stay behind to speed up Michelle's birthday party so they can get to the hospital to be there when the twins are born. At the hospital, Jesse's "sympathy" pains turn out to be appendicitis. As Jesse undergoes an emergency appendectomy, Danny is the one who is at Becky's side for the time being. After the surgery, Jesse is placed in the maternity room that Becky is in, and even though he went through an operation, Jesse is still at Becky's side when Becky gives birth to twin boys. Nicholas "Nicky" Katsopolis is named after Jesse's father, and Alexander "Alex" Katsopolis is named after the teacher who inspired Becky to go into journalism.

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    Writer: N/A

  • Our Very First Night
    7.4/10 491 votes

    #15 - Our Very First Night

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1987-09-25

    Jesse is left to baby-sit Michelle and turns the chore into a rock gig replete with midnight sundaes and hair dyeing.

    Director: Joel Zwick

    Writer: Jeff Franklin

  • Luck Be a Lady (1)
    7.4/10 309 votes

    #16 - Luck Be a Lady (1)

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 1989-04-28

    The family travels to Lake Tahoe, where the girls get lucky gambling and Jesse forces Rebecca's hand in their game of hearts.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Luck Be a Lady (2)
    7.4/10 307 votes

    #17 - Luck Be a Lady (2)

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 1989-05-05

    Jesse and Rebecca propose to say "I do" to each other, unless Danny gets them to eschew the whole idea.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Back to School Blues
    7.4/10 317 votes

    #18 - Back to School Blues

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1989-09-29

    The new school year is starting, and Stephanie, who is entering 2nd grade, is the only Tanner left in her school, and she expects a bad day at school, but instead, it turns out to be a good day for Stephanie. The same can't be said for 12-year-old D.J., who is entering 7th grade, a step closer to becoming a teenager. On her first day in junior high, D.J. is humiliated by Colleen and Susan, a couple of bullies. On the next morning, D.J. decides to put on make-up, because she believes the only way to fit in among the 7th graders is to do what Kimmy and virtually all of the other 7th grade girls are doing -- look twice as old as she really is by putting on makeup. Danny thinks D.J. is overdoing it, so he lets Becky help D.J. with the makeup. Meanwhile, Joey tries to teach Jesse how to play golf so they can impress a client who likes to play golf.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Just Say No Way
    7.4/10 296 votes

    #19 - Just Say No Way

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 1990-03-30

    D.J. and Kimmy organize the "Spring Backwards Dance" at school. For this dance, the girls must ask the boys to the dance. D.J. is too nervous to ask Kevin, so Stephanie does it for her. At the dance, D.J. finds Kevin and two other boys, Sam and Paul, drinking beer. D.J. takes the beer away from them in an effort to stop them. Unfortunately, this is when Jesse enters the hallway and sees D.J. holding the beer can. As a result, Jesse goes crazy and wrongfully accuses D.J. of drinking, and Jesse, Danny, and Joey refuse to believe D.J. when she tells them the truth that she was not drinking and that she was trying to stop Kevin, Sam, and Paul from drinking. Later, Jesse and the guys feel like complete fools for doubting D.J. when Kevin tells Jesse and Danny the truth, exactly what D.J. told them.

    Director: Jeff Franklin

    Writer: N/A

  • Our Very First Telethon
    7.4/10 296 votes

    #20 - Our Very First Telethon

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 1990-05-04

    Tag: Mike Love still singing while the Tanners dance.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Slumber Party
    7.4/10 278 votes

    #21 - Slumber Party

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 1990-10-12

    Teaser: Michelle builds a block tower with D.J.'s help. Main Synopsis: Stephanie's Honeybee troop is holding a mother/daughter slumber party, and this awakens feelings of loss in Stephanie, because Stephanie knows that she's the only girl in the troop who doesn't have a mother. Becky, who was a member of a Honeybee troop when she was a kid, agrees to accompany Stephanie to the slumber party, but when Becky's car breaks down in Placerville, Joey must take Becky's place at the party. The activities don't exactly fit Joey, so a devastated Stephanie goes back home, unleashes an angry tirade, and says that she hates the fact that she doesn't have a mother, because her mother Pam died a few years ago. D.J. talks to Stephanie, and Stephanie agrees to go back to the party, and this time, D.J. goes with her, and things turn out better with D.J., who used to be in a Honeybee troop. Meanwhile, Danny offers the attic as office space for Joey and Jesse's business, Double J Creative Services, so

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    Writer: N/A

  • Terror in Tanner Town
    7.4/10 297 votes

    #22 - Terror in Tanner Town

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 1990-11-23

    Teaser: Tailcoat and top hat fitting for Jesse, who doesn't want to wear a tailcoat and top hat when he and Becky get married. Main Synopsis: Danny introduces the family to his new girlfriend Cindy, who is divorced and has a son named Rusty. When Cindy is called to the laundromat she owns, Rusty stays behind at the Tanner house and terrorizes the family in hopes of breaking Danny and Cindy up, because Rusty wants Cindy to re-unite with his father.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Stephanie Gets Framed
    7.4/10 306 votes

    #23 - Stephanie Gets Framed

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 1991-01-25

    Teaser: Michelle is brushing her teeth. Main Synopsis: Danny is informed that Stephanie is having problems reading at school. Stephanie is taken to an eye doctor who prescribes eyeglasses for her to use for reading. Stephanie doesn't want the glasses because she's afraid her classmates will make fun of her and think that she's a nerd because of the glasses. She feels better about having the glasses when she gets some advice from Steve Urkel, the visiting cousin of D.J.'s friend Julie. Meanwhile, Jesse must choose a best man for the wedding.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Birthday Blues
    7.4/10 245 votes

    #24 - Birthday Blues

    Season 6 Episode 14 - Aired 1993-01-19

    Preoccupied with her and Steve's anniversary, D.J. forgets Kimmy's birthday, but Kimmy thinks a party's in the works.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Apartment
    7.4/10 264 votes

    #25 - The Apartment

    Season 7 Episode 2 - Aired 1993-09-21

    Danny is shocked when D.J. tells him that her classmate Kathy Santoni is pregnant, and Danny feels uncomfortable when D.J. says she's going to go to Steve's new apartment to watch TV with him. Danny tells D.J. to be home by 11:00pm, which is her curfew. Danny gives D.J. permission to go to Steve's apartment because he is told that Kimmy will be with D.J. at the apartment. What Danny doesn't know is that circumstances have prevented Kimmy from being able to be with D.J. the whole time at Steve's apartment. Later, it's past midnight, and D.J. is still not home yet. Danny calls Kimmy, who gives him the address of Steve's new apartment. A few minutes later, Danny knocks on Steve's door, but there is no answer because Steve and D.J. are asleep beside each other on the couch. They fell asleep while watching the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "The Terminator".

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A