The Chris Isaak Show

Season 3 Episode 4

Home Improvement

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 29, 2004 on Showtime
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Home Improvement

After hearing about Brian McKnight's luxurious home, Chris feels pressured by the band to improve his homely house and decides to install a state-of-the-art steam room. He soon comes to regret the decision when the project begins to take on a life of its own. Meanwhile, Yola and Cody have very different reactions when the office receives a gift of designer brownies from Mike, the long-haired drummer from local band, Cannabis Nation. Anson, frustrated that his credit card has been canceled, decides to launch his own website,, as a means of making some extra cash. After outfitting his entire apartment with mini cameras, he learns (to his dismay) that he's attracted a very devoted, yet captive, audience.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 1.  For the first time in the entire series, we find out that Yola had been (apparently until rather recently,) in therapy for 8 years. No mention of it had ever been made in any earlier episodes; not even the ones with "Dr. Morse," the sleep therapist or "Dr. Kip Milberg," the canine

        2.  Also for the first (and only) time ever, we get a look inside Chris' spare bedroom. Though we never get too good a look inside, it's clear it's basically a storeroom for him. We see an old surfboard, stuffed animals, lampshades and a cardboard box or two.

        3.  Cody, normally very cool, and totally "GQ" when he puts on a suit, is seen wearing a beige suit with a red shirt and an orange tie... Though nice, it's hardly his normal "Ivy League, Harvard Grad" attire.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Quote #1:

        Chris and Yola, discussing Marcy's project:

        Chris: "Just do me a favor, leave me out of it. Shrinks give me the willies."

        Yola: "What? Your mother's a shrink."

        Chris: "That's my mom, I like her."

        Quote #2:

        Roly and Kenney, trying to explain to Anson who, exactly, has been logging onto his Webcam site:

        Roly: "Anson, do you know what Joliet is?"

        Anson: "Yeah man, it's a music school."

        Kenney: "Julliard's a music school, Joliet's a prison. But I bet those guys could help you hit the high notes just the same."

        Quote #3:

        The band, discussing Marcy, and coming to the same conclusion:

        Anson: "Hey Chris, Leon's niece screwed all of us."

        Chris: "That's ridiculous. You haven't even read her thesis yet."

        Quote #4:

        Chris, whining to Mona about the current state of confusion his house (and life,) is in:

        Mona: "The house is a metaphor for the mind. When one's house undergoes change, so does one's consciousness. It can be very cleansing."

        Chris: "If I want cleansing, I got Pine Sol under the sink."

        Quote #5:

        Chris, continuing his discussion with Mona:

        Chris: "And who says you have to have your consciousness changed anyway? Your consciousness shouldn't change. It should remain the same – like your hairstyle."

    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs featured in this episode:

        "If It Was Cool"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's with Brian McKnight.

        "Blue Hotel"
        Live rehearsal setting at Bimbo's.

        "Can't Do a Thing (To Stop Me)"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's with Brian McKnight.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)