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Season 1 Episode 9

Bubble, Bubble, Toil And Trouble

Aired Unknown Nov 19, 1991 on ABC
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Bubble, Bubble, Toil And Trouble
Tim decides to put in another sink in the bathroom so his shaving junk won't be in Jill's way, but the project takes longer than he expects.

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  • Pretty funny.

    This episode was a pretty good episode. I enjoy episodes like this because they go inside the Taylor's house, which usally leads to somethig gone wrong, which then leads to something funny. This episode was funny in that aspect, but because it wasn't that exciting, was the one reason I personally didn't like it that much when watching it. There was some funny quotes, but every episode has that.
Gary Bayer

Gary Bayer

Workman #1

Guest Star

Dorien Wilson

Dorien Wilson

Workman #2

Guest Star

Al Fann

Al Fann


Recurring Role

Richard Karn

Richard Karn


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Outtake: Tim opens the bathroom door to show Jill how the renovation turned out, but the lights don't come on when he hits the switch. This happens a few times, then the lights suddenly come on by themselves.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Wilson: Men feel inferior to women.
      Tim: Huh?
      Wilson: It's because we can't bear children.
      Tim: Oh, I don't mind the boys that much.

    • Felix: We capped off that geyser in the front yard.
      Jill: Geyser!?
      Tim: There is no more geyser.
      Felix: Of course, your front yard's flooded . . .

    • Randy: Dad, Mom's getting ready to scream again.
      Tim: Oh no, she saw the concrete spill in the hallway.
      Randy: No, we made Mark lie on top of it.

    • (Jill wants Al to help pick a tile color)
      Al: I like the loquat. Or the kumquat.
      Tim: Come off it, Al! Like you can really tell the difference between these colors!
      Al: Yes I can. The loquat is sunnier, but understated in a non-threatening way.

    • Jill (about the bathroom renovation): Will Al be here?
      Tim: I don't see what that has to do with anything.
      Jill: Will Al be here?
      Tim: Listen to me. Al is my assistant. He assists me.
      Jill: I know. Will he be here?

    • Tim (on the phone): Back-ordered? How many idiots order a greenhouse window in the middle of November? What do you mean, you guess one more?

    • Tim: You all know my assistant . . .
      Al: Howdy.
      Tim: Doody.

    • (Brad has spiked his hair)
      Jill: What did you do to your hair?
      Brad: Nothing.
      Jill: Then somebody put a curse on you!

    • Tim (holding Jill's eyelash curler): This is for taking her eye out and cleaning behind it.

    • Jill: I thought you said it was a technical problem!
      Tim: Technically, I was the problem.

    • (Tim pulling a hose into the house)
      Tim: Wilson, I need more hose!
      Wilson: Don't we all, Tim.

    • Tim: Do you remember when we got married, and I promised to make you a very happy woman?
      Jill: Yeahhh ... I'm still waiting.

    • Tim: We talked about this long enough, I'm gonna put another sink in this room.
      Jill: Oh, no no no no you're not.
      Tim: It's not that big a job, it's a small job.
      Jill: There is no such thing as a small job with you, Tim. First you'd start with the sink, and the next thing I'd know you'd be ripping out walls, and running a subway through here.
      Tim: I'd give you free tickets.

    • (Tim has lipstick all over his mouth)
      Brad: Dad, you look like Nana!
      Tim: No, if I were Nana, I would have lipstick all over my teeth.

    • Tim: (looking at the hot tub) It's got 3 speeds: slow, medium, and who needs a man.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Title: Bubble, Bubble, Toil And Trouble

      A reference to the Three Witches' speech in Shakespeare's Macbeth. It contains the line, "Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble."