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Tommy Wiseau Tries to Solve THE ROOM-Themed Escape Room

Tommy Wiseau Tries to Solve THE ROOM-Themed Escape Room

Those who have seen Tommy Wiseau’s The Room know that, despite the title, it doesn’t really take place in a single room at all. The cult classic follows the rocky relationship between banker Johnny (Wiseau) and his girlfriend Lisa (Juliette Danielle), and unfolds all over their San Francisco townhouse (plus a flower shop where a friendly dog hangs out). Yet if there is one room that stands out, it might be the couple’s living room where a lovesick Johnny exclaims that immortal line, “Lisa, you are tearing me apart!”

In honor of the release of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, which chronicles Wiseau’s quest to make his cult hit, Smosh Games recreated Johnny and Lisa’s living room as an escape room. If you’re unfamiliar, an escape room puts a number of players in a room full of clues and riddles to solve in order to, well, escape. Smosh challenged Wiseau himself to the game, and he accepted.

The homage had tons of Easter eggs from Wiseau’s film: a bag of neighbor Denny’s drugs, framed portraits of spoons, and a football for tossing around with the friend who’s sleeping with your girlfriend behind your back. There was also a mysterious letter left by Lisa, telling Johnny she’d only stay with him if he could solve her puzzles and escape their living room within one hour.

Despite the fact that Wiseau elected to keep his sunglasses on at all times, he did a pretty good job getting engaged, leading his team, and sussing out the solutions to Lisa’s riddles. He told the team that he thought the replica was, overall, “Not bad.”

“It’s not the same, but the feeling is there,” he said. “I gave you [an] A-.”

Would you put Tommy Wiseau on your escape room team? Let us know in the comments below.

Image: Smosh Games

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