Full House

Season 3 Episode 20

Honey, I Broke the House

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 09, 1990 on ABC
out of 10
User Rating
106 votes

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Episode Summary

Stephanie accidentally drives Joey's car through the kitchen wall.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • superb

    Stephanie goes for a 'pretend' drive in Joey's car while he is out getting something for it. Stephanie accidentally drives through to the kitchen. Worried, she feels she only has one option; to run away and never come home.

    Good episode, albeit a little boring in parts, it had some good funny parts and a good ending, in which Stephanie is taught that nothing she does will ever make Danny stop loving her. A good episode for the most part, so because of all of this, it gets an A- from me. Not the best ever but an enjoyable 22 minutesmoreless
  • There's a car in the kitchen! How did it get there? Through the window!

    This episode is one of my favorite episodes in the series because it's really funny at some parts. It all started out as Stephanie having nothing to do but wait for dance class to start, so she tried to talk to everyone, but everyone was too busy, so she decided to play in Joey's car until her dance class. When Stephanie wanted to play the radio, she turned on the ignition. She thought that the letter "R" on the gear lever means "Radio", but it actually means "Reverse", so when she pulled the lever, the car went backwards and crashed in the kitchen. What makes this episode so great is the hilarous reactions of everyone when they saw the car in the kitchen. When Michelle saw the car, she excitedly told the others about the car in the kitchen, but nobody believed her. D.J. and Kimmy were also really surprised. When Jesse came home, he didn't see the car until he dropped the groceries. It's also nice to see Danny change from smiling to shouting angrily. This devastated Joey the most, as he was crying when he saw his perfect car being broke. However, the funniest part of this episode is when Jesse saw Stephanie hanging in Becky's closet.moreless
  • Never leave anybody's kids alone with your car even your own kids.

    Joey leaves Stephanie alone with his car and she gets in the car. Stephanie thinks R means radio than the car backs up into the kitchen. Today's lesson is R does not mean Radio it means Reverse. Stephanie feels bad about what she did and she tries to run away. She wants to go to Mexico. Jesse finds Stephanie and Becky's house than he finds out that she is the one who drove the car into the kitchen. Jesse brings her home and Stephanie tells everybody that she drove the car into the kitchen. She is sent to her room and Danny tells her that she could have hurt herself and she could have hurt somebody by doing what she did.moreless
  • Driving is for everyone.


    Now, I see that previous raters rated this high. I guess I\'m a bit of a hothead though. I can\'t see that kind of rationality coming out of a situation like putting a car through a house.

    Obviously that\'s not the direction this show would or even should ever take.

    On par with the show, what amounts to a major disaster is trivialized emotionally by the car owner Joey, the house owner and father Danny, and everyone else. And of course, the house is perfectly fine next episode.

    It\'s still a good episode, with the message of \"your being ok is the most important thing\" loud and clear.moreless
  • There's A Car in the Kitchen and it came through the window! lol

    This was a great episode of Full House like every episode before and after this. This is one of my personal favorites because Stephanie drives Joey's car into the kitchen on accident when she was trying to turn on the radio and it went into reverse. Here is a summary of what happened in this episode: 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 unaware that the radio doesn't work, Stephanie turns the key, hoping that she's turning it toward the auxiliary option that allows you to turn on the radio while the car is not running. Instead, she ends up starting the car. Not knowing what the letters and numbers on the gear lever mean, she thinks the letter R means "radio", so she puts it on "R", discovering the hard way that "R" means reverse, as "Rosie" backs up and crashes into the kitchen. Stephanie is so scared and feels so bad about it that she has her ride from dance class drop her off at Becky's house, where Stephanie tells Becky that Stephanie can never go back home. Jesse shows up at Becky's house to apologize for being jealous, and he talks to Stephanie, who is afraid Danny will stop loving her when he sees what she has done. Danny proves Stephanie wrong by saying that no matter what, he'll never stop loving Stephanie, D.J.., and Michelle. I hope to see this episode again because it was great and it made me laugh and think more about what the "R" means in your car. lol :)moreless
John Stamos

John Stamos

Jesse Katsoplis

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner

Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin

Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis (reccurring 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 (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Jesse: (finds his niece in Rebecca's closet) Steph, what are you doin' here?
      Stephanie: Just hanging around.

    • Michelle: My turn to drive the car.
      Joey: You know the rules, Michelle. Nobody gets to drive till they're 8 years old. (sobs) Rosie!
      (he lays his head down on his car in disappointment)
      Michelle: Don't cry. Be a big boy!

    • Danny: Joey, are you okay? You had us worried sick.
      Joey: Danny, I'm fine.
      Danny: In that case, you're in big trouble, mister!

    • D.J.: Hey, Dad, it's almost dinner. Do you want me to set the car?
      Danny: Sure, honey. But use the good hubcaps.

    • Stephanie: Was Dad really mad when he saw the kitchen?
      Jesse: Well, you'll be able to see for yourself when D.J.'s pictures come back from the 1-hour photo.

    • Jesse: (to the closet) McIntyre, come on out! I got your business dinner right here!

    • Danny: (after seeing Joey's car in the kitchen) Look at this house! Look at this kitchen! Look at this mess! I just waxed the floor! Where is my best friend Joey?
      D.J.: Dad, let me get one more picture of you.
      Danny: (points at the car) This is a very serious matter!
      D.J.: That's okay, you don't have to smile. (snaps picture)

    • Joey: (after he kisses Rosie, he notices a nick in her paint) Oh, no!
      Stephanie: What's wrong, Joey?
      Joey: Nick!
      Stephanie: Okay, what's wrong, Nick?
      Joey: No, there's a nick in the paint, Steph.

    • Jesse: Steph, take it from a guy who's been in a lot of trouble before. Listen, I know how you're feeling--scared, and thinking you have to run. But let me tell you, when you're in trouble, the best thing to do is to go home and face the music.

    • Stephanie: I sort of drove Joey's car into the kitchen.
      Jesse: You were the one who drove Joey's--?! Steph, you can't even drive.
      Stephanie: You're tellin' me.
      Rebecca: No wonder you're movin' to Mexico.

    • (Joey goes into the kitchen just in time to see...)
      Joey: MY CAR!!!!!!
      (D.J. snaps a picture of him)
      (Joey shockingly walks over to his car)
      Joey: ROSIE! This is my punishment for not filling the ice cube tray?!
      Danny: Are you saying you didn't know about this?
      Joey: If I did, don't you think I would've bought a BIGGER jar of touch-up paint!?! Danny, when I left, Stephanie was watching my car! What the heck happened?!
      Jesse: Here's someone who knows what the heck happened.

    • Danny: Steph, come out from under that blanket.
      Stephanie: I don't deserve fresh air.

  • NOTES (2)


    • The title of this episode is a play on the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, which starred Rick Moranis and told the story of an inventor father who accidentally shrunk his children to the size of ants.