Secret Admirer
Season 4, episode 11
Secret admirer
Air date December 7, 1990
Writer(s) Ellen Guylas
Director Joel Zwick
Previous Terror in Tanner Town
Next Danny in Charge

Secret Admirer is episode eleven of season four on Full House. It originally aired on December 7, 1990.

Opening Teaser

Jesse catches Michelle eating only the creme filling out of every Oreo in the cookie jar. She can only retort, "Next time, only buy the middles".


The Tanner household is about to get a whole lot more than they bargained for when Danny invites Cindy and Rusty to a family barbecue.

It all starts when Cindy brings her semi-homemade apple pie over, saying that she could not wait to share it with them. Unfortunately, when Danny discovers one piece already eaten, he realizes that someone else couldn't wait either—and that “someone else” is none other than Rusty himself, and of course, his mom is none too happy about it.

Meanwhile, D.J. has fallen for Ricky, the paperboy, and that gives Rusty the idea for his latest prank. Rusty writes a love letter, and plans to make D.J. think it is from Ricky. Rusty enlists Michelle's help to deliver the fake love letter to D.J. But Rusty finds that a three-year-old is not always the best person to get for a job like that. The prank backfires when Michelle gives the letter to Stephanie instead, and tells her that the letter is from Rusty.

Through a humorous chain reaction, Cindy believes that Joey loves her, Becky believes that Danny loves her, Kimmy believes that Jesse loves her, Jesse believes that either Danny or Joey is in love with Becky, and Danny and Joey both believe that Becky loves them (all done in voice-over narration). Finally, ironically fooled by his own prank, Rusty believes that D.J. loves him. Then after everyone calms down, Jesse says that someone had to have typed the note. Michelle replies that she knows who it was, and after Jesse asks her who it was, she reveals to them that Rusty did, hoping to make D.J. think it was from Ricky. He takes off running, and they all (except for D.J.) chase him (as the audience applauds and the EP credits appear).


Cindy: Here is my semi-legendary homemade apple pie.
Danny: Oh, I can smell it from here. I can’t wait. [He takes a closer look at the pie, which has one piece already eaten.] Apparently, someone else couldn’t wait, either.
Cindy: Rusty!
Rusty: Sorry, Mom. It was a long car ride.


Lori Loughlin in 1985 & 1990


  • The second time that Comet speaks (as voiced by Dave Coulier); the first was in "Good News, Bad News"
  • The episode was based on the 1985 film Secret Admirer, starring Lori Loughlin
  • Goof: In the teaser, Jesse dumps out all of the cookies out of the cookie jar that Michelle has eaten the middle out of (which is every cookie), but you can clearly see that some of the cookies still have white creme in them (look towards the bottom-right of the pile to see one)

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