Full House

Season 6 Episode 20

Grand Gift Auto

1
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 16, 1993 on ABC
8.1
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Episode Summary

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A car Joey bought for D.J. is said to be "stolen".

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Bye Bye car

    4.6
    This was a filler episode in my opinion. Okay who wouldn't know they were buying a stolen car. As the ole saying goes if it looks to good to be true it usually is. How do you make up for giving somebody a car that has to be taken away cause its stolen. Joey moving out was a silly storyline. He claims he didn't know so why would he move out? Looks like they had run out of a story line for this one.moreless
  • DJ's 16th birthday car is being towed away.

    5.1
    This episode was kinda sad and shocking.It was when Joey got DJ a red car for her 16th birthday.Once DJ,Kimmy,and Steve get in the car,a police officer comes by.She asks who's car this is.Joey said that he bought it for her.Then the police officer told him that the car was stolen.That was shocking.Everybody gets in the house with their hands up.Joey says he didn't steal it.The woman asks for a pink slip to prove it,but he doesn't have one.Then he tried to describe the little lady who sold it to him.Jesse starts saying that the officer sees Joey as a grown man,but if you knew him... Everyone followed Jesse to Joey's room.They showed the officer the Scooby Doo T-shirt,and the turtle slippers.The officer decided not to take Joey in,but the car got towed away.How upsetting for DJ.Joey then thinks everyone was laughing at him all this time.Then everyone talks about what Joey means to the family.moreless
  • an unbelieveable plot with hardly anything in the episode to justify it. overall, just an unrealistic episode.

    4.5
    i first saw this episode years ago when i first started to watch full house. i was about 10 i believe so i never caught on to the plot holes and unsubtle nuances. but after viewing the episodes a few more times, now older and wiser, i can say without a doubt, that this episode was poorly executed and written.



    the whole premise and plot of the episode is fairly simple. it's D.J.'s birthday and Joey decides to buy D.J. a car for her 16th. let's skip to danny and jesse testing the car. now what kind of coincidence would it be that all these so called "problems" with the car suddenly pop up when danny and jesse are around? Jesse mentions that the battery is ten years old, but that would not cause smoke to pour from the engine bay. and what would gum hodl together on the vehicle? it wouldnt work any way you put it. thats just some nitpicks i had about that, i could easily overlook that. but heres where the plot goes south quick.



    a police officer comes to the house. how she is aware of the address and information if the "little old lady" didnt even have to title to the car, is beyond me. the police officer explains that the car is stolen. now if the car was stolen, why didnt the police arrest the "little old lady" at the bank? if the car was also stolen, why wouldnt the title be in the glove box where it is supposed to be?



    so further on in the episode, the family decides to try and convince the officer joey did not steal the car by showing the officer how goffy joey is. goofy or not, they would have to take him in for questioning right then and there, instead of letting him go for being a goof and letting him wait around for days or weeks for questioning. i guess anyone can get out of a crime if they just get their family to show them how goofy they are....



    so joey is not going to jail. then joey goes in a self loathing stage about how hes the family joke (well its not like hes in the family to begin with....) and runs away, as if he was hanging out with michelle for too long and mimicking her. they convince him to stay by the family showing him how he taught michelle to ride a bike and stephanie to regain her courage. the only saving points were danny (bob saget) being his corny self. at this point, michelle (the steve urkel of this series)was at her all time high at being annoying trying to make stupid remarks and trying to get a laugh from everyone. an overall painful episode.moreless
John Stamos

John Stamos

Jesse Katsoplis

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner

Dave Coulier

Dave Coulier

Joseph Alvin "Joey" Gladstone

Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin

Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis (recurring Season 2, 1989-1995)

Candace Cameron

Candace Cameron

Donna Jo Margaret "D.J." Tanner

Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin

Stephanie Judith Tanner

Sharon Barr

Sharon Barr

Officer Warren

Guest Star

Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit

Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit

Nicky Katsopolis

Recurring Role

Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit

Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit

Alex Katsopolis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Danny: Wait a second. I know this looks bad. Real bad. Pretty much an open-and-shut case. But look, I've known Joey my entire life. He's my best friend, and I can assure you, Officer, that he's telling the truth.
      Police Officer: Sir, do you honestly expect me to believe that a grown man would pay cash to a total stranger for a car and then not get a pink slip?
      Danny: Like I said, it's a open-and-shut case.....

    • Police Officer: I need proof of ownership. Do you have a pink slip?
      Jesse: Let me take another shot at this. Of course he has a pink slip! What kind of idiot buys a car without a pink slip? Joey, show her the pink slip. (Joey is silent) Show her the pink slip.
      Joey: She said she'd mail it.

    • Joey: (to police officer when he doesn't have a pink slip for the car) Well, I can describe the little old lady who sold it to me.
      Danny: Oh, good, there you go, he can describe the little old lady. Go ahead, Joey.
      Joey: Okay. Well, um.......she was little.......and she was old. And those eyes. I'll never forget those eyes! (pause) There were two of them.

    • Michelle: (about D.J.'s new Firebird) Wow! This is even cooler than what Joey got me for my birthday.
      Stephanie: Michelle, you got a Slinky.
      Michelle: I said it was cooler.

    • Michelle: Excuse me, are you really a police officer?
      Officer: Yes I am.
      Michelle: Good. Because someone stole my eraser at school.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Final birthday episode for any of the main characters, although Rebecca, Steve, and Joey were the only ones who didn't have a birthday episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Grand Gift Auto is a take off on the phrase Grand Theft Auto.

    • Joey mentions how he always wanted to be part of a family like The Brady Bunch, and he wanted to be like Alice. This was an iconic series about a very loving blended family, and it aired for 5 years in the late 1960's and early 1970's. On the show, Alice was the housekeeper in a family with six children, and she was treated as a member of the family. Also, the ending credits for this episode borrow from the end credits that were always used for The Brady Bunch.

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