Full House (1987–1995)
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The Return of Grandma 

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


Joel Zwick


Jeff Franklin (created by), Russell Marcus

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Episode credited cast:
John Stamos ... Jesse Cochran
Bob Saget ... Danny Tanner
Dave Coulier ... Joey Gladstone
Candace Cameron Bure ... D.J. Tanner (as Candace Cameron)
Jodie Sweetin ... Stephanie Tanner
Beverly Sanders ... Mindy Gladstone
Rhoda Gemignani ... Irene Cochran
Alice Hirson ... Claire Tanner
Mary Pat Gleason ... Jennifer Sianski
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Olsen ... Michelle Tanner (as Ashley Fuller Olsen)
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Michelle Tanner
Laura Reed 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) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this episode it shows Danny doesn't really know how to clean. Yet in later episodes he's an ocd cleaner. Even making a holiday for cleaning. See more »


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 Yogi Bear Show (1961) 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 powermandanSee 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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