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Comet's Excellent Adventure
Season 8, episode 1
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Air date September 27, 1994
Writer(s) Marc Warren & Dennis Rinsler
Director Joel Zwick
Previous A House Divided
Next Breaking Away

Comet's Excellent Adventure is the season eight premiere of Full House. It originally aired on September 27, 1994.

Opening Teaser

The family's on a non-stop search throughout the house for the TV remote control (see #Quotes).

Synopsis

The Rippers (Lanny, Gary, and Roger) are tired of Jesse's personal life getting in the way of how much time he spends with them, and they think that he has lost his passion for the music. As a result, they unanimously vote him out of the band. He, feeling hurt, embarks on a mission to prove that he does not need them, and that he can succeed without them. When Danny orders him to walk Comet the next day, Michelle offers to do so, but Danny refuses and orders Jesse to do so with a smile.

The next day, Jesse is on the phone with Becky. Michelle reminds him that it's time to walk Comet but he reminds her that he is on the phone, and she tells him Comet really needs his walk. So Jesse gives her permission to walk him, even though she is not allowed to do so by herself. While she is out doing so, Comet runs away from her. When Stephanie finds her at the street corner all alone, she explains what happened. Needless to say, Stephanie is not happy. She accompanies her on the search as they cross the street together and call out Comet's name, but not before going into a lengthy lecture about how walking a dog alone is a big responsibility. What they do not know is that the "humongous wiener" he was chasing is a car with a giant hot dog (an advertising gimmick; see Gallery) on top of its roof (see Quotes). He continues chasing it until he sees a female dog at the corner and stops to see her at which point they run away together.

Meanwhile, near the Golden Gate Bridge, D.J. breaks up with Nelson Burkhard, the teenage millionaire that she has been dating. When Stephanie and Michelle arrive to tell her the bad news, Nelson allows them and Kimmy to borrow his limo to aid in the search for Comet. As soon as Michelle sees the hot dog car, the girls stop and exit the limo, and they all call out Comet's name but they do not know that he is aboard a cable car with his "girlfriend".

Back home, Jesse and Joey are working on a one-man band that breaks down (and Jesse says he should've thought of long ago), when they get a phone call from Michelle regarding the search for Comet. Joey also helps as he, Jesse, Nicky, and Alex endlessly drive around Coit Tower, where Joey took many walks with Comet. When they drive away, what they don't know is that Comet and his "girlfriend" are atop the tower.

Finally, everyone joins up at Aquatic Park during the special afternoon episode of Wake Up, San Francisco and interrupt the broadcast in hope that Comet is watching it on TV somewhere so he can be reunited with his family. He is doing so outside an electronics store, and now knows that he must he must go...home, so he abandons his "girlfriend".

That night in the backyard, Michelle holds Comet's rubber pork chop toy and squeaks it as Jesse walks out and sees that she is as unhappy as him. He assures her (as the inspirational music plays) that it was indeed his fault for letting her walk Comet by herself as he was caught up in his business with his now former band, and not thinking correctly. He was worried that she could have been pulled up the street, gotten hurt, and so on. After they hug (and the studio audience gives an "aw" just as the music stops), she worries that Comet will not come home, but he promises to put up "lost dog" posters all over the city and search for Comet night and day until he does so.

Suddenly, Comet walks toward Jesse and Michelle, and they alert the family. Everyone hugs, kisses, and pets him (see Infobox photo) as Michelle asks him the question on everyone's minds: "What did you do all day?" And his heart-shaped "thought bubble" confirms that he spent his aptly-titled "Excellent Adventure" with his "girlfriend". The happy reunion continues (as the audience applauds and the EP credits appear).

Quotes

[The opening teaser; in the living room...]
Stephanie: [emerging from the kitchen – through the main side] It's not in the kitchen.
Michelle: We have to find it, it's gonna start soon.
Danny: [emerging from the kitchen – through the laundry room side] I checked the washer. I checked the dryer. I even checked the linen trap, nothing.
Joey: [coming downstairs] Hey guys, good news!
Danny, Stephanie & Michelle: You found it?
Joey: No, but I found this bear claw in my slipper.
D.J.: [coming in through the front door] It's not outside, it just disappeared.
Becky: [coming downstairs with Alex] Well, we checked all the boys' secret hiding places.
Jesse: [coming downstairs with Nicky] It's official: the remote is lost!
[Everyone sits down.]
Danny: Well, one of us could actually walk to the TV and hit the power button.
Alex: No way!
[Comet walks in from the kitchen with the remote clenched in his teeth.]
D.J.: Look, Comet's got it!
Michelle: Quick, on boy! [The power button gets hit, the TV comes on, and the intro starts, as the Full House logo flies out from the TV and fills the screen.]


[Michelle takes Comet out for a walk, but for him, it's a run.]
Michelle: Comet, slow down! [He finally stops.] What have we been feeding you? [Then a car with a giant hot dog on top of its roof passes by, with its horn (appropriately) playing "Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?". Comet starts following it, causing his leash to slip from her hand, and her to chase him.] Comet, come back! Simon Says come back! Michelle Says come back! Comet, stop! [She stops right before the crosswalk.] I'm not allowed to cross the street [alone]!


[After the break, Stephanie finds Michelle sitting on the curb of the street corner.]
Stephanie: Hey, Michelle. Michelle, what are you doing here?
Michelle: I lost Comet.
Stephanie: You what?!
Michelle: I was walking him and he ran away from me!
Stephanie: Michelle, you know you're not supposed to walk him by yourself.
Michelle: Uncle Jesse said it was okay!
Stephanie: He would never say that!
Michelle: I don't care if you believe me or not. I just wanna find him.
Stephanie: Michelle, you really messed up big time. Which way did he go?
Michelle: [pointing in the direction of the hot dog car, as the camera cuts to a wide shot] That way. He was chasing a humongous wiener.
Stephanie: [scoffs] Yeah, right. In a big giant bun.
Michelle: You saw it, too?
Stephanie: Stop it, okay?! We have to find him. Come on. [They cross the street together, as she takes Michelle by the hand.]
Michelle: Comet!
Stephanie: Here, boy!


[Near the Golden Gate Bridge, D.J. has just broken up with Nelson Burkhard. But there's even more bad news, as Stephanie and Michelle arrive.]
Stephanie: Deej, Comet's lost.
D.J.: What?! What happened?
Michelle: Uncle Jesse said I could walk him, and he ran after a giant hot dog.
Stephanie: Would you give up that stupid hot dog story?!
Michelle: I told you a million times it's true.
D.J.: Look, I wouldn't care if he was chasing a fruit cup.
Michelle: Why would he chase a fruit cup? He likes hot dogs.
D.J.: Whatever, let's go find him.
Nelson: You know what? Why don't you guys take my limo? You can cover more ground that way.
D.J.: Thanks, Nelson [gives him a peck on the cheek].
Kimmy: Goodbye. [She gives him a big kiss on the mouth, and then hands him a card with her...] Here, phone, fax, beeper. I'm freeway close. Call me anytime. [The girls hop into the limo and are off. D.J. drives, Kimmy rides shotgun, and Stephanie and Michelle are in the backseat.]


[In the basement, Jesse is not happy with Joey messing up his one-man band.]
Jesse: What did I tell you? Idiots and electronics don't mix! Get out, get out! [But before Joey can do so, the phone rings.] Uh, could you answer that for me, pally?
Joey: Sure, buddy.
Jesse: I always liked you.
Joey: You're my friend. [He picks up the phone.] Tanner residence.
Michelle: [as she's peeking out from the limo roof (see Gallery)] Joey, it's me.
Joey: Oh, hello Michelle.
Michelle: (heard over the phone, with camera still on Joey) Don't get mad, but we got a big, big problem.
Joey: (heard over the phone, as we cut to her) What's wrong, honey?
Michelle: Comet ran away and we can't find him anywhere.
Joey: Oh no, Michelle. How could this happen?
Michelle: (heard over the phone, with camera still on Joey) Uncle Jesse said to walk him.
Joey: What?! Jesse, did you give Michelle permission to walk Comet by herself?
Jesse: Of course not. I remember exactly what happened. I was on the phone, I was kind of busy and she was bugging me. She said, 'Can I walk Comet?', and I said...[making a disgusted face and sound] I'm an idiot. [Then as he continues playing around with the busted speaker's wires, his carelessness causes a spark from them.]


[In town, we find the girls, when the hot dog car drives by...]
Michelle: Stop! Stop the car! There it is!
[They stop the limo and exit.]
D.J.: Come on guys, let's go. Where there's a wiener, there's a hungry dog. Comet's got to be around here somewhere.
Stephanie: Comet!
D.J.: Here, boy!
Stephanie: Michelle, I'm really sorry I didn't believe you.
Michelle: That's all right. Once I lied to you and you did believe me.
Kimmy: Hey twerp, are you really sure that's the car you saw?
Michelle: [sarcastically] No Kimmy, there's millions of giant hot dogs driving around.
Kimmy: Well, that's gonna make our job even tougher.
[They all call Comet. He passes by with his "girlfriend" in a cable car behind them and bound for California Street (as seen on the top).]


[Jesse, Joey, Nicky, and Alex are driving around...]
Joey: Hey Jess, pull over.
Jesse: Why are we at Coit Tower?
Joey: I take Comet for walks up here. Maybe he came back. I'm just trying to think like a dog.
Jesse: Last time you did that, you bit the mailman.
Joey: He was teasing me.
Jesse: We don't have time for this, biscuit brain. Every second we spend here, the dog's getting further away, and Michelle's gonna hate me more and more.
Joey: Well, compared to Danny, Michelle's gonna be a love fest.
Jesse: Oh, Danny. That's right. He's down at the Wharf doing a remote with Becky. What are we gonna tell him?
Joey: We're not gonna tell him anything. You're gonna tell him.
Alex: Daddy, look! Up there!
Jesse: Yeah I know boys; it's a giant tower. If we wanna find Comet, we have to look for a giant fire hydrant.
[As he drives away, the camera zooms up to show Comet and his "girlfriend" atop the tower.]
Twins: Bye-bye!


[The rest of the family join up at Aquatic Park for the Wake Up, San Francisco afternoon special, and Jesse's the first to alert Danny, and everyone takes turns sharing his microphone (except Becky, who still uses hers).]
Danny: Jess, this better be important, the entire Bay Area is waiting for a blink.
Jesse: I know, listen, I...I let Michelle walk Comet by herself, and he ran away.
Danny: What? Little girl, big dog? What's the matter with you?
Jesse: I know, I totally blew it, I'm completely irresponsible, I'm totally neglectible...[watching Rollo the mannequin] What are you smiling at?
Becky: He's smiling, because we're still life out of Aquatic Park.
Danny: Yes, that's right Rebecca, and as much as we all like to watch Rollo age, I would like to make a special plea right now to all the viewers who haven't yet switched over to Uncle Kenny's Cartoon Carnival. I've just been notified that our family dog, Comet, is missing.
Stephanie: Dad, dad, Comet is missing.
Danny: I've just been notified again.
Stephanie: He was chasing a giant hot dog. At first I didn't believe Michelle, but it's okay, 'cause I owed her for a time she lied and I did believe her.
Becky: Well you never know what's gonna happen here, live at Aquatic Park.
D.J.: We're live? Oh, I hate this dress [tries to hide behind Kimmy].
Kimmy: Hi, I'm Kimmy Gibbler. I like long walks on the beach, sunsets, and men covered with gravy.
Joey: Um folks, if you find a golden retriever, light brown, medium billed, he's got a black wet nose that feels kind of cold and tingly when he, you know, presses it up against your bare feet, sometimes he sticks his tongue right between your toes...
Danny: Joey, that will be more than we need to know. Thank you. Folks, if you've ever lost your dog, you know how we feel. He answers to the name of Comet, although if he'd really answer to that, he would have come when we called him. His name's on his dog tag and our phone number is on it. Please call, 24 hours a day, we'll be there. Michelle, honey, is there anything you'd like to add, sweetie?
Michelle: Comet, if you're lost, remember. We live on Girard Street, right next to your favorite hydrant. [Comet and his "girlfriend" are sitting in front of an electronics store, where they can see Michelle on one of the TVs.] Gee boy, I hope you're not out there scared and alone, because we love you and miss you. And we want you to come home as soon as you can, okay boy? [Comet touches his "girlfriend" and walks away...]


[While Jesse and Michelle are having a heart-to-heart in the backyard about the episode's events, unbeknownst to them, Comet runs toward them.]
Jesse: Comet! You came back! Good boy, good boy. Hey everybody, Comet's back! Good boy.
Danny: [coming out upon hearing this news] Guys, Comet's back! [The others also walk outside and gather around Comet.] We really missed you, boy.
Michelle: Comet, I wish you could talk. I sure like to know what you did last day. [Comet thinks about the other dog...]

Trivia

  • The episode title is a take on the 1989 comedy film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • This is the only episode that was actually filmed on location in San Francisco
  • In a rare occurrence, the title shot of the Golden Gate Bridge is used to open the episode
  • The hot dog car was a Volkswagen Type 1 "Beetle" advertising for "Funky Franks", Funky Franks is last referenced in "Play It Again, Jesse" (5.15)
  • Stephanie sarcastically says to Michelle, "Yeah right, in a big giant bun," when she says Comet was chasing a giant wiener; interestingly, Jodie Sweetin made her acting debut in an Oscar Mayer wiener commercial prior to being cast for Full House[1]
  • During the scene when Michelle is talking to Joey on the limo phone, she can be seen in front of a Hyatt hotel (see Gallery)
  • The day before the season premiere aired (Monday, September 26), Entertainment Tonight went behind the scenes of the taping of the episode as well as the season's opening credits (as the actors are wearing the wardrobes for such)[2]
    • The background music used in the ET segment came from both the Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York soundtracks when the McCallisters rush to the airport.

Goofs

  • Danny could have let Michelle walk Comet because he is her dog.

Gallery

References

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