This Old House

1979, TV Show

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Our favorite star-crossed Loch...

Our favorite star-crossed Loch Ness Monster hunters are back together this week, hot on the trail of the Big Bad Specimen A that Laura managed to tag last time. Seriously, if these two aren't MFEO (that's Made For Each Other) in their obsessive-compulsive Captain Ahab routine, I don't know who is. When Rich gets a load of Laura's shrine-o'-newspaper-clippings, he tells her, "I thought I'd gone overboard." Guess what, Surface cast? I'm instituting a dollar-a-pun rule — it's a crisp greenback in the jar every time you spout a bit of cutesy, water-related dialogue. (Uh-oh. I don't owe a buck for "spout," do I?) After some death-defying highway hot-doggery, the pair manage to score their first above-water sighting — alongside an entire marina full of tourists. We've got monster on tape! Oh wait, no we don't. Thanks a lot, electromagnetic superpowers. Whose side are you on, anyway?

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Landscape designer Cricket Beauregard completes the exterior with a pair of classically inspired urns. Tom details how he modified the master bath to accommodate a steam shower. Malcolm and Richard check out the newly finished basement spaces. Heather shows Norm the finished bedrooms, baths, and laundry spaces. Designer Christine Tuttle shows Kevin the d cor choices that give the home a period ins

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Tom marries the addition s new roof to the old by graduating the rafters. Architect David Whitney explains how just 200 additional square feet will transform this house. Masonry repairs with a new mortar additive provide a waterproofing solution for the fieldstone basement. Roger tours the Italianate Garden at Elm Bank; Norm and Tom perform surgery to re-open a door in the foyer.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Roger shows Kevin how to start plants from seed. Richard replaces an outdoor hose spigot with one that will never freeze. Tom builds a moveable kitchen island with Kevin.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Kevin appreciates the new windows from inside the new eat-in kitchen, while outside, Tom installs vertical beaded siding. Norm catches up with a former This Old House carpentry apprentice, while Tom replicates 150-year old corbels. Richard shows Kevin a time-honored way to connect cast iron waste pipes with a lead and oakum joint.

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Our favorite star-crossed Loch...

Our favorite star-crossed Loch Ness Monster hunters are back together this week, hot on the trail of the Big Bad Specimen A that Laura managed to tag last time. Seriously, if these two aren't MFEO (that's Made For Each Other) in their obsessive-compulsive Captain Ahab routine, I don't know who is. When Rich gets a load of Laura's shrine-o'-newspaper-clippings, he tells her, "I thought I'd gone overboard." Guess what, Surface cast? I'm instituting a dollar-a-pun rule — it's a crisp greenback in the jar every time you spout a bit of cutesy, water-related dialogue. (Uh-oh. I don't owe a buck for "spout," do I?) After some death-defying highway hot-doggery, the pair manage to score their first above-water sighting — alongside an entire marina full of tourists. We've got monster on tape! Oh wait, no we don't. Thanks a lot, electromagnetic superpowers. Whose side are you on, anyway? Hip! Hip! Hooray for the B-story: Nim's loose in the Piggly Wiggly! Now this is the sort of read more

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Premiered: 1979, on PBS
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Renovation projects are undertaken to demonstrate home repair and building techniques in this Emmy-winning how-to program. Original host Bob Vila was replaced in 1989 after producers objected to his commercial endorsements. Steve Thomas took over until 2003, when he was replaced by Kevin O'Connor. Ace carpenter Norm Abram has been a staple of the show since its inception. Spin-offs include 'Ask This Old House,' while vintage episodes air on HGTV as 'This Old House Classics.'

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