Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Season four of Full House opens with a visit from the Greek grandparents of rock star wannabe Jesse Cochran (John Stamos). In fact, Jesse is center of attention in several episodes this season, notably when he and his longtime girlfriend, Becky Donaldson (Lori Loughlin), finally get married; and, in the season finale, when Becky's pregnancy test comes back positive. Additionally, Jesse decides to be true to his Greek roots, thus he reverts to his family name of Katsopolis. This doesn't mean that the series' other regulars are ignored. There is still plenty of time left over for widowed San Francisco TV personality Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) and his efforts to raise his three growing daughters: 13-year-old D.J. (Candace Cameron), eight-year-old Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin, who this season shows up with her new straight hairdo); and four-year-old Michelle (played by twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). Also provided with ample screen time is Danny's best buddy, aspiring comedian Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), especially in the episodes wherein Joey reluctantly chaperones Stephanie's slumber party, and when he gets another "big break" as a regular on a TV sitcom starring former beach movie stalwarts Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. In other fourth season highlights, Wayne Newton guests in an episode set in Vegas; D.J. and Kimmy go to press with their school's newspaper; Danny tries to attend Michelle's birthday party, D.J.'s school play and Stephanie's science fair -- all at once; and in the "crossover" episode "Stephanie Gets Framed," Jaleel White shows up in his familiar Family Matters role as the geeky Urkel. Having ended its third season as the 22nd highest-rated network program in the U.S., Full House climbed to the number fourteen slot for season four.