Full House

Season 4 Episode 1

Greek Week

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 1990 on ABC
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Episode Summary


Jesse's grandparents, Gina and Iorgos Katsopolis, visit from Greece.

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  • This was a great episode!

    I liked seeing Iorgos & Gina Katsopolis, Pam and Jesse's grandparents, in this episode. I was very surprised that Nick & Irene didn't appear in this episode. Iorgos & Gina were Nick's parents after all. But overall, it was nice seeing 4 generations of Katsopolis's through out the course of the show. Gina & Iorgos were both wonderful and loving people. They put their son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren first before anything else. It would have been nice if they moved back to America. And have them be recurring regulars, just like their son and daughter-in-law, Nick & Irene. I really enjoyed this episode. Katsopolis, Tanner, and Donaldson families, rock on!moreless
  • Walk around the table 3 times backwards and your divorced? Weird Pompadorian traditions are seen in this episode. Will Jesse ask Becky to marry him?

    This was a really great episode. This is probably one of my favorite episodes because Jesse's family from Greece came over to the United States to California to visit them. Jesse's former girlfriend, Elena then confesses that there married which makes it ten times better to watch because there's alot going around of jealousy and drama. lol

    Jesse's grandparents, Gina and Iorgos "Papouli" Katsopolis arrive for a visit from Greece, and they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their wedding. Gina and Papouli have brought three extra guests with them -- Melina, a young cousin who looks like Michelle, Silvio, a guy over D.J.'s age who sweeps D.J. off her feet, and Elena, one of Jesse's former girlfriends. Elena makes Becky jealous, especially when Elena tells Jesse that Elena and Jesse are still married after getting married in a so-called Pompadorian style ceremony -- which is to walk three laps around a table -- years ago, which is exactly what D.J. and Silvio have just done by walking three laps around the kitchen table, and seeing D.J. married in any way at her age is not pleasant for Danny, who wants the procedure reversed as soon as possible, and Becky feels the same way about Jesse and Elena. After the procedures are reversed, Jesse proposes to Becky, and for a second time, Jesse and Becky are engaged to be married, only this time, for real! This was a really great episode and I hope to see it again on TV soon.moreless
  • Jesse's grandparents come from Greece. They bring along Jesse's cousin's daughter Malina, who looks just like Michelle. Also 2 neighbor kids or something who are now almost grown up; Sylvio and Elena.moreless

    It's good to see the Greek culture here, or at least in their town. I wonder why Jesse's parents don't show up here; Nick would've been their son; why did he not pass these things on to Jesse? Or defend him? It was most interesting to see Jesse re-interact with Elena when he was getting serious about Becky, and almost forgetting how much they loved each other. When Elena said "your grandfather told me you are not married", well, did they think that they'd be good together? Did they know about this "walk around the table" they did? Jesse I don't think knew what it meant when they did. And obviously neither did DJ when she and Sylvio did that. As DJ said "very sweet and very weird". The party is beautiful, when they're dancing and stuff, and Becky comes back to give Jesse the chance to explain. And then after the "divorce" ceremony, and Papouli kisses Yaya, they get engaged. Good they covered everything; their last attempt at a wedding, and are there any more "wives" she doesn't know about. Oh yeah, I love when Stephanie shows Yaya the Vogue dance.moreless
  • Table walking hmmm.

    This episode was about jesse family visiting them. One of Jesse nephews has a crush on DJ and she likes him back. An old friend of jesse comes and remembers marrying him by going around the table by jesse newphew doing the same thing to DJ. Which of course makes rebecca all up set and wants to get all mad. Then he tells that lady that used to be his old girl friend that he is in love with rebecca. So every one goes to an party and every one starts to break plates and jesse asks rebecca to marry him.moreless
  • Table walking?

    This would have made a great Season 3 ender, though Michelle may not have been old enough to act nearly as well.

    The episode delves into classic styles of Full House. Jesse has past woman troubles, strange tradtions throw off the whole family, and new relatives are introduced in order to make things more fun.

    The re-engagement of Jesse and Becky helps set the tone and the backstory for the whole season.

    It's also interesting to see the differences between Michelle at three and Stephanie at three (or was she four when the show began).

    This was a great episode, and I'm out of things to say.moreless
John Stamos

John Stamos

Jesse Katsoplis

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner

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

Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen

Michelle Elizabeth Tanner

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Papouli: (enters the house) What kinda--?!
      (Jesse and the others greet them in Greek)
      Papouli: That's better. But you still owe me for taxi.

    • Jesse: Becky, you know, I've never actually seen you iron.
      Rebecca: Me? Oh, I live to iron. I just hafta get one of those ironing tables.
      Jesse: Sweetheart, that's ironing board.

    • Joey: (after someone at the party breaks a plate like a true partying Greek) Now it's a Greek party! OPA!!!
      (he throws a plate down to the floor, and it breaks)
      Everyone else: OPA!!!
      (they all do the same thing)

    • Danny: Come with me into the kitchen. I'll show you my i̱faísteio.
      Papouli: You have a volcano in the kitchen?

    • Danny: D.J. and Sylvio are not married.
      Rebecca: (points to Jesse and Elena) Neither are they.
      Papouli: According to Pompadoras tradition, they are married. You give the girl flowers, you walk around the table and, that's what it's all about!
      Danny: That's not a wedding. That's the Hokey-Pokey.

    • Danny: (refers to his Greek language book) My sovraco is your sovraco.
      Papouli: Thank you very much, but we brought our own underwear.
      Danny: Lemme get back to you on that one. Okay?

    • Danny: D.J., why don't you go up to your room and wait for Daddy?
      D.J.: Daddy, with all due respect, you can't send me to my room anymore. I'm a married woman.
      Danny: You are not a married woman.
      Silvio: Papa?
      Danny: Please don't call me that.
      Silvio: I am ready to learn the family business. What do you do for a job?
      Danny: I have a talk show.
      Silvio: Well, I will study hard, and when you die, I will take over.
      Danny: I will never die. Silvio, walk with me, talk with me. We have to get ready for Iorgos and Gina's anniversary party, but first, let me explain to you something that we have in America called a restraining order.

    • Jesse: (Elena kisses him) Have merc-! (Rebecca taps him on the shoulder, and Jesse does a take) Have Mercedes come to Greece yet?

    • Elena: We came all the way to America to get divorces.
      Sylvio: We should have gone to Disneyland.

    • Danny: Did you hear that, girls? Uncle Jesse and Rebecca are gonna be married! Let's celebrate!
      Michelle and Melina: You got it dude!

    • Rebecca: (looking at Papouli and Gina) That's so beautiful.
      Jesse: Maybe that will be you and me in 50 years.
      Rebecca: I hope it will be.

    • Joey: Danny, I took the girls shopping. Wait til you see this. Okay. Come on in, girls.
      (Michelle and Melina enter, wearing the same hat and clothing)
      Joey: Go ahead. Try and tell 'em apart.
      Michelle: You'll never guess, Daddy.
      Danny: Oh, this is a tough one, but I bet the real Michelle is the one that just called me Daddy.
      Michelle: Aw, nuts!
      Melina: Aw, hoo!
      Danny: Bless you. And I think that would make you Melina.
      Melina: You got it, dud.
      Michelle: I told ya, it's "You got it, dude"!

    • Jesse: Will you walk around the table with me?
      Rebecca: Yes.
      Jesse: YES!!! WHOO!!

    • Rebecca: (to herself) That's it. (to Elena) Get your Pompadorian paws off my boyfriend.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Also, the song Joey sings while he's with the girls in Michelle's room is the theme to 'The Patty Duke show', which ran from 1963 until 1966