Knock Yourself Out
Season 1, episode 7
Knock yourself out
Air date October 30, 1987
Writer(s) Jeff Franklin
Director Joel Zwick
Previous Daddy's Home
Next Jesse's Girl

Knock Yourself Out is episode seven of the first season of Full House. It originally aired on October 30, 1987.

Danny gets his big chance at nationwide exposure when he is tapped to cover a major boxing match. Meanwhile, Joey and Jesse explore their "inner parent" when Michelle catches a cold.

Plot Summary

Danny is having a try-out as a cable TV boxing announcer. Just before a big match begins, he tells boxer Reggie "The Sandman" Martin that his wife, Marcie, has left him, and as a result, the Sandman is promptly knocked out in the second round. However, later in the locker room, when Danny apologizes to the Sandman for what happened, he accepts the apology, while also thanking Danny for having the courage to be honest with him about his wife. Reggie also realizes that his manager, Lou, talked him out of retirement because he needed the money, and it was because of Lou that Marcie left him. Therefore, the Sandman decides to officially quit his boxing career and find his wife and work things out with her, and he fires Lou for good. Lou, now broke, punches Danny, but only gets himself hurt in the process, thanks to Danny's new tie tack (which had been made by Stephanie and then given to him by her and D.J.).

Meanwhile, back at home, Michelle has caught a cold. It is up to Jesse and Joey to give her her cough medicine—which is easier said than done, as Michelle refuses to take it at first.

Guest star

Reggie "The Sandman" Martin was played by Ernie Hudson. He is best known for playing Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters (1984).


Sandman: I feel good. I feel strong. I feel like hittin’ somebody!
Danny: But not me, right?
Sandman: That depends on the question.
Danny: Okay, no pressure here. Well, champ, the obvious question: why the comeback? You have plenty of money in the bank. Heck, you own a bank. You’ve been retired for two years. What is it? Do you miss wearing the shorts?
Sandman: No, no.
Lou: It’s about respect. Pride and respect. The Sandman wants to go down as the greatest champion in the history of boxing.
Danny: Are you sure it’s not the $6 million?
Sandman: [smiles] Okay, I miss wearin’ the shorts.


The episode title is a take on the boxing term "knock out" and the idiom "knock yourself out", meaning "go for it" or "do as you please".