|The Miracle of Thanksgiving|
|Season 1, episode 9|
|Air date||November 20, 1987|
|Writer(s)||Jeff Franklin & Russell Marcus|
When his first Thanksgiving without Pam arrives, Danny is determined to make the day extra special for his daughters, who are also taking it really, really hard. But Joey says this Thanksgiving will be a miracle, hence the episode's title. He even jokingly mentions had the pilgrims landed in Florida, they'd be eating flamingos instead of turkey.
When Grandma (Claire Tanner) is unable to make it as expected, because a snowstorm up north in Washington has stranded her at her home, the men are inspired to make restaurant reservations. However, D.J. and Stephanie encourage them to have the traditional festivities at home. But the results involve a burned turkey, a spilled pumpkin pie, and lots of tears. And the biggest challenge of all is how Jesse has not yet come to terms with Pam's death.
D.J.: [as she and Danny walk into Danny’s room and sit on the small table in front of the bed] Dad, you don’t have to tell me. I know I ruined Thanksgiving for everybody.
Danny: You didn’t ruin anything.
D.J.: I let Mom down.
Danny: Why? Because of the turkey? D.J., Mom knew Thanksgiving wasn’t about turkeys. It’s about family, and being thankful for what we have. I’m thankful I’ve got you. You’re the one who pulled us all together tonight.
D.J.: You’re just trying to make me feel better.
Danny: Is it working?
Danny: You think you feel bad? I feel worse.
D.J.: You couldn’t.
Danny: Oh yeah? Wait ‘till I tell you what’s been going on. I felt so bad about your frozen turkey that I offered those ladies $200 for theirs.
D.J.: Dad, that’s crazy. You should have just told me the truth and given me the $200. [smiles] That would have made me feel better.
Danny: Okay, who wants white meat?
Everyone: I do! I do!
Danny: [carves into the burned turkey] Okay, scratch the white meat. We have dark meat and really dark meat.
Jesse: When's it gonna stop hurting, man? I think the pain's gonna go away, but it doesn't.
This is the only Thanksgiving episode in the Full House series.
The song in the dinner preparation scene is "Get Ready (The Temptations song)". It is actually performed by the cast (without lip-syncing).