Full House

Season 4 Episode 10

Terror in Tanner Town

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 23, 1990 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Danny wants his girlfriend Cindy to meet the family, but she is nervous about introducing her son Rusty to everyone, and the reasons for that are clear when Cindy brings her son over for lunch.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • green hair?

    I thought this episode was just plain silly. The practical jokes were way over played. Cindy knew her son and knew what he was capible of yet she left him anyway. And Danny being the wimp he is didn't tell Cindy all the hijinx Rusty pulled. No matter what a kid is feeling about their parents situation is they have no right to distroy others property.
  • The Tanner family meets Danny\'s new girlfriend...and her son! Prepare for some hilarious tricks played by Rusty.

    This episode was hilarious. Danny\'s new girlfriend has an emergency at work and must leave Rusty alone at Danny\'s house. What follows next is several tricks played by Rusty. But, as Danny finds out, Rusty isn\'t actually a bad kid. He lives in the hope that his parents will get back together, as most young children do. This episode happens to be one of my favorites. It is funny, although maybe not so original. I love the jokes and tricks Rusty plays on the loveable, yet sometimes gullible, Tannerinos! Even today, Rusty still remains a very huge favorite of mine!moreless
  • There is a monster in the Tanner household - and I am not talking about Kimmy.

    Finally, a 'real' troublemaker in the house! An evil boy, named Rusty. I loved all of his tricks, jokes and pranks he pulled on everybody. Put the tablecloth in Danny's pants. Made a hole in the milk. Locked Jesse, Becky, Stephanie, and DJ in their own rooms. Threw the football to Danny where he had to get in the mud to catch it, in where he slipped and got real dirty. Made Danny's hair green. Gave Stephanie and DJ bubble gum to where their teeth turned blue or black. Messed up Joey's comedy video. Gave Michelle a ring of black paint around her eye . . . They were all classic! But finally Rusty got caught . . . by the ultimate prank . . .moreless
  • This is a great episode! all the jokes are funny. Some jokes are tucking table cloth in someones pants, putting hair color in someones shampoo, and unscrewing a salt shaker. they made me laugh out loud!moreless

    Other Jokes are giving someone black gum, giving someong a teloscope with black ink around the eye part, traping someone in there bedroom, throwing a ball towards a mudd puddle trying to make some one catch the ball and putting holes in the milk carton! It is all very funny! one of my favorite episodes!
  • Almost too many practical jokes

    It's an adventure keeping up with Rusty. He throws more prctical jokes at the Tanners than you can imagine. It's almost too many - I mean, this kid was searched before they got there, and he was just so overly wild, it really seemed too over the board.

    We learn that Danny's mom must have remarried once, so his stepdad probably died a while before "Granny Tanner."
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 (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • D.J.: Dig in, Rusty.
      Stephanie: Yeah. Go ahead. Drink your ice cream soda.
      (Rusty almost takes a sip, then stops)
      Rusty: Wait a minute. I ain't the master of disaster for nothin'. What did you put in it? Dog food?
      D.J.: He's too smart for us, Steph.
      Rusty: I'll just make my own ice cream soda. Where are the glasses?
      Stephanie: In that cupboard.
      (Rusty walks up to the cupboard, opens it, and Michelle, inside, sprays him with whipped cream)
      Rusty: AAH!! HEY!!
      (Stephanie and D.J. blast whipped cream on Rusty, as well)
      Michelle: Gotcha, dude!
      (after the girls have finished, Rusty grabs a towel and wipes off the cream)
      Rusty: Pretty good trick, girls. Of course, you know, this means war.
      Stephanie: Anytime, Rusty.

    • Rusty: You're okay, Mr. Tanner.
      Danny: Hey. Call me Danny.
      (he hugs Rusty)
      Rusty: You're a real touchy-feely sorta guy, aren't you, Danny?
      Danny: You'll get used to it.

    • Joey: (on tape) Hi, I'm Joey Gladstone. And, well, I put some of my funniest moments on this here tape.
      (video gets cut off, switches to Rusty filming himself after he rigged the signal)
      Rusty: (on tape) This is Rusty Vision! (laughs and blows raspberries)
      Joey: RUSTY!!

    • Rusty: You know, you look good in green.
      Danny: Pranks are one thing. But when you mess with a man's shampoo, you're messin' with the man.
      Rusty: It washes right out.

    • Danny: (when the doorbell rings) Oh, God, that must be her. Okay, guys, listen up. I like Cindy a lot, and she and I really hit it off, so no pressure, but I just want today to be the best day she's ever had.
      Jesse: So let her in.

    • (Danny runs downstairs in a bathrobe with a towel over his head; he sees Comet eating pot roast)
      Danny: Why is there a soapy dog eating a rump-roast on my couch?
      D.J.: Take a wild guess.
      All else: Rusty!
      Michelle: That kid is bad news.
      Danny: Michelle, did Rusty do that to your eye?
      Michelle: With his kaleidoscope.
      Danny: That doesn't sound like little Rusty.
      Stephanie: Dad, wake up. He's the devil boy!
      Danny: I can't believe he did this.
      (he removes the towel from his head, exposing his "green" hair)
      Jesse: Danny, just outta curiosity, was little Rusty in the bathroom before you took a shower?
      Danny: Yeah. Why do you ask? (he sees his hair in the mirror) RUSTY!!

    • Danny: Rusty, I don't understand. I really wanted us to be friends.
      Rusty: You don't wanna be my friend. You wanna be my mom's friend.
      Danny: Well, I like your mom very much.
      Rusty: You're wasting your time, 'cause someday my mom and dad are getting back together.
      Danny: Oh. That's what this is about. Look, Rusty, I know how you feel. My parents are divorced, too. It hurts that they're not together. But you can't wreck every relationship that your mom tries to make. You know that's not fair.
      Rusty: I don't wanna talk about it. (doorbell rings)
      Danny: That must be your mom.
      Rusty: Go ahead. Tell on me.

    • Michelle: My daddy likes you.
      Cindy: Oh, that's so sweet.
      Michelle: Thanks. Where's my dollar?

    • Cindy: Hairspray helps remove ink stains.
      Danny: I love it when you talk clean to me.

  • NOTES (2)


    • The Sound of Music

      Danny has everyone line up in order from tallest to shortest and tells Jesse to stand up straight. Jesse then replies, "What is this, a Julie Andrews movie?" This is in reference to when Captain von Trapp had his children all line up to meet Julie Andrews' character in The Sound of Music. The group then starts singing Do-Re-Mi from the same movie.

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