Thursday, May 8, 2008

"Well, I can see by the hole in the wall that it's time for me to go." or The Hole in the Wall Gang (4.21)

Oops, was running errands and missed the intro bit to this episode. My guess is it probably involved Ug doing something obnoxious that only the most feeble-minded viewers would construe as "cute."

Jesse and Becky are moving back into the Tanner house and Jesse is trying to single-handedly perform all of the construction tasks to convert the attic into an apartment. He turns off the water just as Danny's about to rinse his shampoo out. When Danny complains, he squeegees his head. Hee.

They're not the only ones moving. Stephanie is moving all of her stuff back into the room she previously shared with DJ. DJ and Kimmy are experimenting with different cosmetics and Kimmy tries on some orange lipstick. It actual doesn't look as horrible as you'd imagine, it actually suits her coloring and personality, so I actually kind of like it. DJ however, vetoes it and tells her that it's a good look if she's "dating Ronald McDonald." Ouch.

Up in the attic/apartment, Jesse has successfully installed a working light switch. And it only took him 4 days. God damn. Is Jesse even a qualified electrician? I knew he was an exterminator, advertiser, and quasi-mechanic, but this trade seems a little bit out of his reach. Meh, I'll stop nit-picking... this topic, that is.

Just then Danny comes in with wet hair, apparently Jesse shut off the electricity as Danny was attempting to blowdry his hair. The DanMan begins to wonder if Jesse's purposely trying to fuck with him. Becky is getting exasperated about the length of the process of converting the attic into their new abode and convinces Jesse to let Joey assist him.

In the girls' shared room, Stephanie has redecorated her side of the room, now complete with a Nelson poster! Bwah! Afteeer the raaaainn! I can't live without your love and affection! Stephanie is also rocking the same uber hairsprayed bang-y style as DJ and a near identical outfit with a slightly different colored shirt. Stephanie has their night planned out with mature yougn women of the 90s activities: watch MTV, call boys and shave their legs! Danny thinks it's cute that they're dressed the same. DJ begs to differ.

DJ and Kimmy are going to the mall and Stephanie invites herself to tag along. DJ goes to Danny's room for a dress shirt and tie to wear, and what do you know? Avril Lavigne was scamming style tips off of DJ Tanner. I always knew she was like the biggest poser ever! Kimmy seizes this rare opportunity of being unsupervised in the TanMan's room to try and fuck with his OCD self and subtly mess up the order of his room. Stephanie naturally tries to follow and replicate DJ's outfit, and as they're playing tug of war with a shirt, they bring down the beam in the closet, knocking all of Danny's carefully organized shirts to the ground.

DJ and Stephanie grab hold of either side of the pole and argue over whose fault it is. They pull it back and forth between them and finally Steph releases it and the force throws DJ and the beam backwards and punches a hole in the wall beside Danny's dresser. DJ is horrified and asks what they're going to do. Stephanie's solution? "I know! Let's blame Kimmy!"

The girls go up to the atticpartment and ask Joey and Jesse, hypothetically, how they would fix it if Joey punched a hole in the wall. Jesse says that would never happen because he doesn't let Joey touch any tools. Finally, Jesse outlines the process for them. The girls misdirect their attention by question the level of a window frame, and while their backs are turned, Steph and DJ make a run for it with the needed supplies to patch up the hole.

Jesse orders Joey around, telling him to get electrical tape, and Joey responds doing an Igor impression. Jesse proclaims himself the king of home improvement (though I believe that crown has been firmly planted on Tim Allen's head) and declares Joey the court jester. Jesse is working on his tacky bed that comes out of the wall and manages to close himself into the wall trapped behind the bed. Fortunately for him, there's a little cabinet adjacent to the bed, that Joey opens up to mock him through.

Joey forces Jesse to apologize before agreeing to free him, and once he establishes that Jesse is truly stuck, he takes this opportunity to do something that he's always wanted to do: muss up Jesse's perfect coif.

In Danny's room, the girls have "successfully" covered the hole. The reason for the quotes is that although the hole is covered, it looks like shit. They slide all of Danny's furniture over to cover the hole, and send Ug out as a distraction to delay Danny so that they have time to rearrange the room. You never see them move the supplies out of the room and it probably reeks like paint so I don't know how they're really expecting to get away with this?

Even when faced with the most simple task, Ug fails miserably, but somehow the girls have managed to pull their moves off anyway. Her master distraction tactic? Telling Danny her phone number... with her eyes closed. Danny: "She even told me her phone number with her eyes closed... the question is, why did she?" DJ and Steph quickly come up with a story that they were in his room looking for inspiration to write a song about him. Danny's not sold and demands that they sing the song for him and they wing it:

"Dad dad dad dad,
He's our Dad, and he has a really clean room
He keeps it that way with a mop and a broom!

It's pretty heinous, and Danny's not really buying it, but he's had a hard day so he let's this excuse slide. Danny tries to place his wallet on his bureau and hang his coat on the rack, and misses due to the furniture shift. He comments that he must be a little off, and decides to take a nap. The girls leave him to rest in peace and urge him not to miss the bed.

Back in their shared room, the girls are stoked that they actually got away with something and can't believe their good fortune in Danny's fatigue inspired gullibility. They remark that the experience has brought them closer together and I'm amazed because I think this is truly the only time in the entire duration of the series that any of the girls successfully get away with doing something bad.

Michelle copies Steph and she comments how annoying it is. DJ is pretty much like "No shit, Sherlock. Now you know how I feel." DJ tells Stephanie that she's in the works to be a pretty cool teenager eventually, but until then, she should just be her cool pre-teen self and not obsess over emulating DJ's every move. Just then, Ug comes in in the same outfit as DJ and Stephanie, a pinkish long sleeve off shoulder shirt with matching socks, black biker shorts, black tank top underneath and black shoes, teased hair, dangly earrings.

Danny comes in, figured out what was amiss, someone moved baking soda in his underwear drawer. Which begs the question, why WAS kimmy in his underwear drawer?

9 comments:

michelle said...

"Which begs the question, why WAS kimmy in his underwear drawer?"

Hmmm...very interesting. I totally remember watching this episode when I was little and laughing my ass off at the "dad" song. Yeah, I was a dumb little kid.

Anyways, great recap.

Fear Street said...

"why WAS kimmy in his underwear drawer?"

Kimmy is such a perv.

"Ug comes in in the same outfit as DJ and Stephanie, a pinkish long sleeve off shoulder shirt with matching socks, black biker shorts, black tank top underneath and black shoes, teased hair, dangly earrings."

I'm trying to think of which member of the BSC would have worn this...

kiki williams said...

I LOVED this episode - and I totally forgot that they actually got away with it. I love how no one wonders how little Michelle could have teased her hair and/or owned those earrings...

athenasmom said...

I now have the dad song earworm.

"DJ however, vetoes it and tells her that it's a good look if she's "dating Ronald McDonald." Ouch."

It's like D.J. had to be the hot one in their friendship. Ho.

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colleenn said...

I am complete dork and actually remember that Michelle says her phone number is 555-2424. However, last time I saw this episode, which was probably during its Nick at Nite years rather than the ABC Family years, I got so annoyed because they edited out the first "two," so it sounded like Michelle said "555-[odd pause]424." Wasn't the whole purpose of using 555 numbers in tv and movies so that it wouldn't reach a real number when dialed? Why the need to choppily edit it into some weird six-digit number? Does the ABC Family version do this? I'm such a loser for even noticing this. :)

Also, fear street, I'm gonna go with Stacey for the outfit. It's way too risque for Mary Anne, not "dancer" enough for Jessi, too dressy for Kristy, not quite bizarre enough for Claudia, and Dawn would never copy her outfit from someone else because she's such an individual. And Mallory is a loser who wears things like heart tights and sweatshirts that say "MALLORY" on them.

snappleaddict said...

Ugh, I know I'd never check Danny's undie drawer. Now Uncle Jesse's, on the other hand...

DJ and Steph looked cute in their little matching ensembles. Michelle, on the other hand, looked like a troll trying to impersonate a human. It's still better than 95% of the things the Olsens wear now, though.

13readingat30 said...

Love this episode. I wich my phone number could be 555-2424.

By the way, you've got an awesome blog going here :)

Vani B. said...

DJ goes to Danny's room for a dress shirt and tie to wear, and what do you know? Avril Lavigne was scamming style tips off of DJ Tanner. I always knew she was like the biggest poser ever!

Word.

Vani B. said...

Also...

DJ and Kimmy are experimenting with different cosmetics and Kimmy tries on some orange lipstick. It actual doesn't look as horrible as you'd imagine, it actually suits her coloring and personality, so I actually kind of like it. DJ however, vetoes it and tells her that it's a good look if she's "dating Ronald McDonald." Ouch.

In fact, I have that shade from Revlon - their Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren (Crème #677). Screw DJ, I love it and I always wear it. It rocks.