|Comet's Excellent Adventure|
|Season 8, episode 1|
|Air date||September 27, 1994|
|Writer(s)||Marc Warren & Dennis Rinsler|
|Previous||A House Divided|
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. Jesse, who feels hurt, embarks on a mission to prove that he does not need them, and that he can succeed without them, and Danny and Becky are doing an episode of Wake Up, San Francisco at Aquatic Park.
When Michelle asks Jesse if she can walk Comet, even though she is not allowed to do so by herself, he absentmindedly gives her permission. While she is out doing so, Comet escapes from her, sending the family on a frantic search for him.
When Stephanie notices Michelle all by herself at the street corner, Michelle explains what happened. Needless to say, her sister's not happy. She accompanies her on the search as they cross the street together and call out his name, but not before lecturing her roommate about how walking a dog by herself 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 (advertisement) on top of it (see Quotes). He continues chasing it until he sees a lady 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 the girls and Kimmy to borrow his limo to aid in the search. As soon as Michelle sees the hot dog car, the girls stop the limo and they all call out Comet's name but they do not know 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. 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 hopes that Comet is watching a TV somewhere so he can be reunited with his family. He is watching one outside an electronics store, and now knows what he must do and where he must go... home, as he abandons his "girlfriend".
That night in the backyard, Michelle holds Comet's pork rubber chop toy and squeaks it as Jesse walks out and sees that she is as unhappy as him. Her uncle assures her (as the inspirational music plays) that it was indeed his fault for letting her walk Comet by herself when he was caught up in his business with his now-former band, and he was not thinking correctly. He was worried that she could have been pulled up the street or 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 plaster "lost dog" posters all over San Francisco and search for Comet night and day until he does come home.
Suddenly, Comet walks towards both, 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 was with his "girlfriend". The happy reunion continues (as the audience applauds and the EP credits appear).
[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 between 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 their 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 big hot dog on its roof passes by, with its horn playing 'Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?'. Comet starts following it, causing his leash to slip from her grasp.]
Michelle: [trying 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 OK!
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, OK?! We have to find him. Come on. [They cross the street together, as she takes her sister by the hand.]
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 drive off.]
[In the basement, Jesse's not happy with Joey messing up his "one-man band", and asks him to leave. But before he can do so, the phone rings.]
Jesse: 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: Don't get mad, but we got a big, big problem.
Joey: What's wrong, honey?
Michelle: Comet ran away and we can't find him anywhere.
Joey: Oh no, Michelle. How could this happen?
Michelle: 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 wires, his carelessness causes a spark from those wires.]
[In town, we find the girls, when the car with the hot dog 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.
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 in one of the cable cars behind them, with his 'girlfriend' dog.]
[Jesse, Joey, and the twins 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' in the tower.]
Twins: Bye bye!
- The episode title is a take on the 1989 comedy film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
- The only episode of the series 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
- Stephanie sarcastically saying to Michelle, "Yeah right, in a big giant bun," when Michelle insists Comet was chasing a wiener, is a reference to the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (interestingly, Jodie Sweetin made her acting debut in an Oscar Mayer wiener commercial prior to being cast for Full House)
- The hot dog car was advertising for "Funky Franks", last referenced in "Play It Again, Jesse" (season 5)
- 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)