Home Improvement

Season 5 Episode 8

Room Without A View

Aired Unknown Nov 14, 1995 on ABC
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Room Without A View

Jill finally agrees that all the boys should have their own room, and Tim is only too happy to make it his own personal Tool Time project. He transforms the basement into a beautiful bedroom for Randy, but of course, things don't quite go as planned.

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  • What a great episode!

    In this episode, Randy is now finding it nearly impossible to share a room with Mark so Jill finally agrees to let Tim turn the basement into a room for Randy. Tim does a "Tool Time Remote" and in no time him and Al have built Randy's Dream room complete with a built in desk area for his computer and a "reverse laundry shoot" that sucks Randy's dirty clothes up and shoots it out the other end near the laundry machine in the garage. Brad is jealous, Tim is proud and Randy is thrilled until his first night down in the basement. Randy discovers that a room in the basement comes with a variety of unknown scary sounds that leave him awake all night before finally turning to the couch upstairs for a goodnight's sleep.

    Jill and Tim figure out that Randy is not telling the truth about being too scared to sleep in the basement when they catch him trying to trade the room off with Brad and hiding his pillow in the microwave. Tim then has a talk with Randy about how it's okay too be affraid, and that he too was affraid of things like that when he was Randy's age. He walks him through a list of the sounds that are normal for a basement, explains to him what they are, and Randy is finally able to sleep soundly for the first time in his new room.

    This is a great episode filled with plenty of laugh out loud moments. If you're a Home Improvement fan, this won't disappoint. Sometimes the show gets a little too serious, straying away from funny and trying more to make a statement or teach a lesson. This isn't one of those episodes. It hits normal family issues right on the money, resolves them, and is hiarious at the same time. Perfect episode in my opinion!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In one of the first scenes of this episode, Randy has Mark in a head lock on the floor. When Mark yells, "Daddy!" you get a closer glimpse at his face, and the actor playing him is trying not to laugh.

    • Jill says goodnight to Randy. When she goes to turn off the light, she pushes the button for the vacuum laundry shoot that was shown earlier.

    • Outtake: Tim holding a large pipe and pretending to be a conga-dancing elephant.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Randy: (on the phone with his girlfriend about his new room in the basement) It'll be like having my own apartment, and I'll be as far away from my parents as humanly possible! (pauses, realizes Jill is standing behind him) Which is the one truly sad thing about it...

    • Jill: (about Randy being scared to sleep in the basement) I think that I should be the one to handle this.
      Tim: Oh, and, uh, what are you gonna do?
      Jill: Well, maybe I should just sleep down there with him for the next few nights, until he gets adjusted.
      Tim: Great idea. Then he'll have a whole new set of problems.

    • Wilson (looking for owls): I'm hoping to attract a female.
      Tim: So things aren't working out too well with your girlfriend, huh?

    • Al: And now, the moment we've all been waiting for.
      Tim: That's right, Al's gonna remove his flannel briefs and sumo wrestle with his mom. May the best man win, go to it, Al.
      Al: Tim, do you think you'll ever get tired of making jokes about my mother?
      Tim: I see no sign of it.

    • Randy (about Mark): He's a total pig.
      Tim: You think your roommate's a pig? How do you think mine feels?

    • Tim: It's okay to be scared. You know Winston Churchill? Scared to death of the Village People.

    • (Jill finds Randy's pillow in the microwave)
      Jill: Well, you know what this means.
      Tim: You're cooking pillows for breakfast again?

    • Jill: Every time you build something, why does Tool Time have to be dragged over here?
      Tim: 'Cause the house is too heavy to drag over to Tool Time.

    • (Randy is wrestling with Mark)
      Mark: Let me go!
      Randy: What are you gonna do, yell for your mommy?
      Mark: No . . . DADDY!

    • Tim: What are you trying to do, Wilson? Signalling the mothership to take you back to your home planet?

    • Randy: You know, Brad, I'm really sorry the basement isn't bigger so we could each have our own room.
      Brad: You're so full of it.
      Randy: You're absolutely right.

    • Brad: Hi, I just want to say that I think the older son deserves the basement room.
      Tim: We're doing a show here, Brad.
      Randy: Yeah, well, it really doesn't matter what he thinks because he's a big piece of-
      Tim: Randy!
      Brad: Don't give me any more of your-
      Tim: Brad! You guys are becoming a major pain in the-
      Al: Tim. Okay, we'll be right back after these messages from- (accidentally hit with football by Brad) Would you just cut it out, you little-
      Tim: Al!
      Al: Okay.

    • Jill: I'm picturing what it's like every time you renovate. There's a big hole in the wall and two paramedics.
      Tim: First of all, I'll make no holes in the wall, and you know what? It might be kinda cool to see Dave and Biff again.

    • Tim: (to Jill) I could put an intercom in. You could nag at the touch of a button.

    • Tim: Remember what I told you guys about having laundry fights? If you're gonna have them, let me in.

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