Discovery Channel to show "Monster House" episode Amusement Park House

Saturday, May 8, 2004 1:45 AM
Discovery Channel will show a episode of there show "Monster House" with a theme of building a Amusement Park House. The show will air Monday at 8:00 on the East coast.
http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/monsterhouse/houses/amusementpark/amusementpark.html

Monster House is a show where a team of 5 or so people go into a house while the family camps outside in a RV. The team remodels a few rooms in the house to fit a theme. The designs are usually outrageous and always come down to the last second.

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Saturday, May 8, 2004 1:48 AM
Aww. My wife and I had that idea since Monster House began.

We were hoping no one used it before we finally got around to buying a house in the area. We honestly wanted to submit the idea for ourselves.

Moving a lot can suck...

Can't wait to see what they pull off.

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Saturday, May 8, 2004 4:16 AM
Thinking about what Steve has come up with for themed houses in past episodes, you know something cool will be planned.

I know! How about having the bar rotate like a Gravitron? That way, when guests puke, the upchuck flows uphill, and into a special "catch tray". There'd be no mess to clean up!:)

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Monday, May 10, 2004 6:05 PM
Since it is tonight that this airs, I think we need a bump.
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Monday, May 10, 2004 6:09 PM
I think all of thought about that, Gonch!
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Monday, May 10, 2004 8:14 PM
For those who didn't see it, here's the jyst of what they did:

-Carousel Dining Table
-Rollercoaster Sliding Board
-Midway Game/Ball Toss/Castle Fireplace

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Monday, May 10, 2004 8:23 PM
And SPOILED for the West Coast! ;-)

lol-(if i was really worried about the show being spoiled what a great life that would be- having nothing more important to worry about)

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Monday, May 10, 2004 9:26 PM
I though the show was kind of weak. Didn't seem as cool as some of the others. Who wants a living room with stuffed animals all over it?
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Monday, May 10, 2004 9:28 PM
I am so disappointed. This is the first time I ever watched Monster House and now I am really turned off. I had heard some good things about it, but if this is all they can do, its not worth watching.
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Monday, May 10, 2004 9:40 PM
Ya, MAGXL, it was one of the worst episodes, they've done MUCH better in the past. The future house comes specifically to mind...
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 10:57 AM
Worst episode EVER!

;)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:46 AM
Actually, if you have watched all episodes, this one may actually be a house that will withstand the test of time. Many of their builds liik good on camera, but are obviously just lame Hollywood scene decorations. This one actually looked to be built with sound structural elements in place. (carocel was VERY heavy duty, and well bolted to roof beams, slide easily supported the weight of a large adult)

The future house was falling apart after the build. They did a "Monster House Revisited" on that one. The owners were trying to sell it, and not having any luck. The roof (which looked like a UFO had crashed into it) leaked when it rained, and the rest of the decor would just turn people off.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:56 AM
I missed that...but that's pretty sad. Well, at least they were on TV! ;)
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:07 PM
As a homeowner always worried about resale value, I tend to watch Monster House in a constantly cringing state, with lots of sharp inhales through the teeth for accents.

I'm not at all surprised they were having a hard time selling the future house, even if the UFO didn't leak. Who wants that crap all over their house? It would be one thing to keep the theming isolated to a rec room or basement, but that Future one was ALL OVER the main living spaces of the house (As are many of the MH projects). I've always suspected that these 'fun' makeovers equate to shooting yourself in the foot equity-wise, though personally I wouldn't mind having just the bedroom from the Vegas episode. I wouldn't even let Trading Spaces within a hundred feet of my home, much less monster house.

Even this relatively minor amusement park makeover would require several thousands of dollars to undo when they went to sell the house.

I thought it was interesting Steve said 'we can't build an actual ride'. Seems to me the carousel was an actual ride, so why couldn't they build a roller coaster? That would've been worth seeing, though the slide was a nice touch. Surprisingly fast, too.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 10:25 PM

Soggy said:


the build. They did a "Monster House Revisited" on that one. The owners were trying to sell it, and not having any luck. The roof (which looked like a UFO had crashed into it) leaked when it rained, and the rest of the decor would just turn people off.


Was that the one where they put that hugew fan on the rook with water spraying down? Gosh that was so ugly.

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