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Season 8 Episode 15

Knee Deep

Aired Unknown Feb 02, 1999 on ABC
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Knee Deep

Brad faces surgery and a potential end to his soccer career when he falls down the stairs. To add to all the chaos, he blames the accident on his father, who happened to be filming an episode of Tool Time at home.

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  • I loved this episode!

    Randy was always my favorite so when he left I was very sad and I thought the show lost some of its edge but I really liked this episode! Everytime it comes on I like to watch it! I think its kind of funny that out of all the things Brad has done in his life... Like rollerblading in the house and playing rough ( Like all boys ) and playing soccer and he never hurt himself yet a little bit of rolled up carpet does so much damage to his knee! Its kind of funny! And I love the scene of them in the doctors office! Tim is so funny (as always) anyway I loved the episode!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The fill valve Al is installing in the toilet is a Fluidmaster fill valve, but it is described as a Binford fill valve.

    • Notice the scene where Brad actually falls down the stairs, and where the carpet is located near the bottom. You can totally tell that the actor playing Brad falls on purpose, and not only that, but he goes down before he makes any contact with the rolled-up carpet, which was supposedly the reason he tripped.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Tim: Hi Doc, I'm Tim Taylor.
      Dr. Brown: Tim Taylor. Thanks to you, we have a spankin' new CT scan machine!

    • Brad: This is a total nightmare. I mean, with a blown knee, I might never play soccer again. This could ruin my entire scholarship.
      Jill: Now, you don't know that.
      Tim: Yeah, and I mean, if that was eventually the case, we could still pay for your college...and you'd be able to park closer to the school then.

    • Wilson: Brad, let me ask you something. Aside from soccer, have you given any thought to what you might want to focus on in college?
      Brad: Oh, yeah. I think about it all the time.
      Wilson: Besides girls?
      Brad: (pauses) Then no.

    • Brad: Yeah, but Wilson, I mean, soccer's always been a part of my life, you know? It's like who I am. If you go to my school, you can ask anybody. I'm Brad, the soccer dude.
      Wilson: But you can also be Brad the nuclear physics dude, or Brad the animal husbandry dude.
      Brad: But I don't know anything about physics. And I really don't want to know what it's like to be an animal's husband.

    • Tim: (to Brad) Well, do you want to go to the Saginaw Awards Banquet tonight? Huh?
      Jill: Yeah, your dad's been voted "Car Man of the Year" again. He's gonna get the Lifetime A-Cheese-Ment Award.

    • Brad: My career is over.
      Tim: Let's not talk like that!
      Jill: Well, wait. Sometimes it's helpful to play out the worst case scenario.
      Brad: All right, let's play out the worst case scenario.
      Jill: All right.
      Brad: I blow out my knee, my career is over, I never get a job, and I spend the rest of my life on a couch, watching TV and picking potato chips out of my cheesy mustache! Yeah, thanks, I feel great!
      Jill: That always works better in my Psychology groups...

    • Wilson: You know, Brad, you remind me a lot of an Iban tribesman.
      Brad: Yeah, I get that all the time...

  • NOTES (1)