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* OhCrap: It's subtle, but if you watch the season 5 premier, you'll see a recap of the previous projects the show has done including season 2's Bigelow House (a.k.a. the Newton house) which ''still'' hadn't found buyers ''two full years later''. While the show wasn't technically on the hook for the real estate (the house had been bought by what amounts to a historic landmarks commission), the tone in Bob's voice is very much one of "I can't believe how much time and effort we poured into this place and it's still sitting here empty."

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* OhCrap: It's subtle, but if you watch During the season 5 premier, you'll see Bob takes us on a recap tour of the show's previous projects the show has done projects, including season 2's Bigelow House (a.k.a. the Newton house) which ''still'' hadn't had not found buyers a buyer ''two full years later''. While the show wasn't technically on the hook for the real estate (the house had been bought by what amounts to a historic landmarks commission), Bob openly expresses his astonishment that all the tone work they did in Bob's voice is very much one of "I can't believe how much time and effort we poured into this rehabbing the place and it's still was essentially just [[AllForNothing sitting here empty."there going to waste]].


** There was also a three-episode project focused on the ground-up construction of new homes for U.S. war veterans. By far the most special full-length season remembered by fans was in 1999, when general contractor Tom Silva and his family lost their home to a fire and the show helped them rebuild.

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** There was also a three-episode project focused on the ground-up construction of new homes for U.S. war veterans.
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By far the most special full-length season remembered by fans was in 1999, when general contractor Tom Silva and his family lost their home to a fire and the show helped them rebuild.


* VerySpecialEpisode: The series has had a few mid-season projects that fell into this category. The series spent a few episodes visiting New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Jersey Shore post Sandy.other three-part project focusing on building new homes in fire-ravaged Paradise, California. There was anslo a three-episode project focused on the ground-up construction of new homes for U.S. war veterans. By far the most special full-length season remembered by fans was in 1999, when general contractor Tom Silva and his family lost their home to a fire and the show helped them rebuild.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: The series has had a few mid-season projects that fell into this category. category.
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The series spent a few episodes visiting New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Jersey Shore post Sandy.other Sandy.
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three-part project focusing on building new homes in fire-ravaged Paradise, California. California.
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There was anslo also a three-episode project focused on the ground-up construction of new homes for U.S. war veterans. By far the most special full-length season remembered by fans was in 1999, when general contractor Tom Silva and his family lost their home to a fire and the show helped them rebuild.


* VerySpecialEpisode: The series has had a few mid-season projects that fell into this category. The series spent a few episodes visiting New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Jersey Shore post Sandy. One three-episode project focused on the ground-up construction of new homes for U.S. war veterans. By far the most special full-length season remembered by fans was in 1999, when general contractor Tom Silva and his family lost their home to a fire and the show helped them rebuild.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: The series has had a few mid-season projects that fell into this category. The series spent a few episodes visiting New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Jersey Shore post Sandy. One other three-part project focusing on building new homes in fire-ravaged Paradise, California. There was anslo a three-episode project focused on the ground-up construction of new homes for U.S. war veterans. By far the most special full-length season remembered by fans was in 1999, when general contractor Tom Silva and his family lost their home to a fire and the show helped them rebuild.


** This is a later development and probably a reaction to the first host's method. Bob Vila's standard close was simply, "I'm Bob Vila for ''This Old House''," regardless of who else was on camera.

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** This is a later development and probably a reaction to the first host's method. Bob Vila's standard close was simply, "I'm Bob Vila for ''This Old House''," [[ItsAllAboutMe regardless of who else was on camera.camera]].


* OhCrap: It's subtle, but if you watch the season 5 premier, you'll see a recap of the previous projects the show has done including season 2's Bigelow House (a.k.a. the Newton house) which ''still'' hadn't found buyers ''two full years later''.

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* OhCrap: It's subtle, but if you watch the season 5 premier, you'll see a recap of the previous projects the show has done including season 2's Bigelow House (a.k.a. the Newton house) which ''still'' hadn't found buyers ''two full years later''. While the show wasn't technically on the hook for the real estate (the house had been bought by what amounts to a historic landmarks commission), the tone in Bob's voice is very much one of "I can't believe how much time and effort we poured into this place and it's still sitting here empty."

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* OhCrap: It's subtle, but if you watch the season 5 premier, you'll see a recap of the previous projects the show has done including season 2's Bigelow House (a.k.a. the Newton house) which ''still'' hadn't found buyers ''two full years later''.


* SigningOffCatchphrase: Each episode ends with every person currently on camera saying their name and the the host saying "For This Old House".

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* SigningOffCatchphrase: Each episode ends with every person currently on camera saying their name and the then the host saying "For This Old House".


''This Old House'' is an ongoing Creator/{{PBS}} television program that [[LongRunner started airing in 1979]] about the process of rehabilitating old houses and making them look more attractive. The show started out as a local program on WGBH in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} before making the move to national television beginning in the fall of 1980. The original host was Bob Vila, who hosted the program for 10 seasons before being fired when his commercial commitments endangered funding for the series. Steve Thomas, his successor, would run things for 14 years before being replaced with Kevin O'Connor. Master carpenter Norm Abram is another major player in the series,having been there from the very first episode.

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''This Old House'' is an ongoing Creator/{{PBS}} television program that [[LongRunner started airing in 1979]] about the process of rehabilitating old houses and making them look more attractive. The show started out as a local program on WGBH in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} before making the move to national television beginning in the fall of 1980. The original host was Bob Vila, who hosted the program for 10 seasons before being fired when his commercial commitments endangered funding for the series. Steve Thomas, his successor, would run things for 14 years before being replaced with Kevin O'Connor. Master carpenter Norm Abram is another major player in the series,having series, having been there from the very first episode.


''This Old House'' is an ongoing Creator/{{PBS}} television program that [[LongRunner started airing in 1979]] about the process of rehabilitating old houses and making them look more attractive. The show started out as a local program on WGBH in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} before making the move to national television beginning in the fall of 1980. The original host was Bob Vila, who hosted the program for 10 seasons before being fired when his commercial commitments endangered funding for the series. Steve Thomas, his successor, would run things for 14 years before being replaced with Kevin O'Connor. Master carpenter Norm Abram is another major player in the series.

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''This Old House'' is an ongoing Creator/{{PBS}} television program that [[LongRunner started airing in 1979]] about the process of rehabilitating old houses and making them look more attractive. The show started out as a local program on WGBH in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} before making the move to national television beginning in the fall of 1980. The original host was Bob Vila, who hosted the program for 10 seasons before being fired when his commercial commitments endangered funding for the series. Steve Thomas, his successor, would run things for 14 years before being replaced with Kevin O'Connor. Master carpenter Norm Abram is another major player in the series.
series,having been there from the very first episode.


* VerySpecialEpisode: The series has had a few mid-season projects that fell into this category. The series spent a few episodes visiting New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Jersey Shore post Sandy. One three-episode project focused on the ground-up construction of new homes for U.S. war veterans. By far the most special full-length season remembered by fans was in 1999, when Master Carpenter Tom Silva and his family lost their home to a fire and the show helped them rebuild.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: The series has had a few mid-season projects that fell into this category. The series spent a few episodes visiting New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Jersey Shore post Sandy. One three-episode project focused on the ground-up construction of new homes for U.S. war veterans. By far the most special full-length season remembered by fans was in 1999, when Master Carpenter general contractor Tom Silva and his family lost their home to a fire and the show helped them rebuild.


* InMemoriam: Generation NEXT apprentice Austin Wilson from season 39 died of a preexisting medical condition shortly after shooting on the season completed. The last episode of the season included a postscript scene with host Kevin O'Connor talking about Austin's death.


''This Old House'' is an ongoing Creator/{{PBS}} television program that [[LongRunner started airing in 1979]] about the process of rehabilitating old houses and making them look more attractive. The show started out as a local program before making the move to national television beginning in the fall of 1980. The original host was Bob Vila, who hosted the program for 10 seasons before being fired when his commercial commitments endangered funding for the series. Steve Thomas, his successor, would run things for 14 years before being replaced with Kevin O'Connor. Master carpenter Norm Abram is another major player in the series, and for two decades he had his own program, ''The New Yankee Workshop''.

Starting in [[LongRunner 2002]], the series gained a spinoff called ''Ask This Old House'', where the folks from ''This Old House'' answer viewer-submitted questions related to home repair and improvement.

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''This Old House'' is an ongoing Creator/{{PBS}} television program that [[LongRunner started airing in 1979]] about the process of rehabilitating old houses and making them look more attractive. The show started out as a local program on WGBH in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} before making the move to national television beginning in the fall of 1980. The original host was Bob Vila, who hosted the program for 10 seasons before being fired when his commercial commitments endangered funding for the series. Steve Thomas, his successor, would run things for 14 years before being replaced with Kevin O'Connor. Master carpenter Norm Abram is another major player in the series, and series.

The series has two spinoffs, both of which qualify
for two decades he had his own program, LongRunner status themselves. The first was ''The New Yankee Workshop''.

Starting
Workshop'', starring Norm Abram, which ran from 1989-2009. It involved Norm building various woodworking projects, from tables to bookcases to desks. The second, starting in [[LongRunner 2002]], the series gained a spinoff called 2002 and still ongoing, is ''Ask This Old House'', where the folks from ''This Old House'' answer viewer-submitted questions related to home repair and improvement.


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** Nathan Gilbert originally appeared during season 39 as an apprentice for the Generation NEXT program. He reappeared the very next season, this time explaining the cabinetry he was installing.


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* InMemoriam: Generation NEXT apprentice Austin Wilson from season 39 died of a preexisting medical condition shortly after shooting on the season completed. The last episode of the season included a postscript scene with host Kevin O'Connor talking about Austin's death.


This series has a spinoff called ''Ask This Old House'', where the folks from ''This Old House'' answer viewer-submitted questions related to home repair and improvement.

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This Starting in [[LongRunner 2002]], the series has gained a spinoff called ''Ask This Old House'', where the folks from ''This Old House'' answer viewer-submitted questions related to home repair and improvement.



* AscendedExtra: Several examples.
** The current host, Kevin O'Connor, first appeared as a homeowner on an ''Ask This Old House'' segment. Prior to becoming the host, he was actually a banker.
** Rich Trethewey, the show's plumbing and HVAC expert, was originally just seen in the background on the first season of the show. All the exposition about what was going on was done by his father. In recent years, [[LikeFatherLikeSon Richard's son Ross]] has taken to showing up, usually talking about newer plumbing and HVAC technologies.
** Tom Silva's nephew Charlie was originally just a guy in the background but, over time, has gained more screen time.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first few seasons involved the show buying a house, fixing it up, and selling it. The negligible or nonexistent profit generated this way lead to a switch to working with homeowners, which the show has stayed with ever since.
* LongRunners: The show has been on the air for 40 years as of writing.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The On a show that's been on this long, this is bound to happen.
**The
first few seasons involved the show buying a house, fixing it up, and selling it. The negligible or nonexistent profit generated this way lead to a switch to working with homeowners, which the show has stayed with ever since.
** Seasons 1 & 3 had 13 episodes. Season 2 had 27. After season 3 they switched to 26-episode seasons.
* LongRunners: The show has been on the air for 40 years as of writing.and counting.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first few seasons involved the show buying a house, fixing it up, and selling it. The negligible or nonexistent profit generated this way lead to a switch to working with homeowners, which the show has stayed with ever since.

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