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Pod Therapy (Re-Broadcast)

Pod Therapy (Re-Broadcast)

This week we're joined by Nick Tangeman of the podcast Pod Therapy to get a professional's opinion about some of the topics we deal with on a week-to-week basis. What's a healthy view of masculinity? Male bonding? Is having a sexual attraction to cars normal behavior? Are there long-term effects of television acting as a surrogate to children? Nick brings his charm and expertise to our conversation in what's one of our favorite episodes. Please...
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Be True to Your Tool with Loryn Stone (Re-Broadcast)

Be True to Your Tool with Loryn Stone (Re-Broadcast)

Filling the shoes of the recently-passed Mr. Binford, Wes Davidson has assumed the role of the president of Binford, and pays Tool Time a visit. He informs Tim and Al that Binford is producing a new reciprocating saw, and that they will be promoting it on an upcoming show. However, when Tim and Al get their hands on the product, they realize that it isn't up to the rigorous standards of the Binford name. When...
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Death Begins at Forty (Re-Broadcast)

Death Begins at Forty (Re-Broadcast)

Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) is about to turn 40, and is looking forward to celebrating with a massive steak and some vigorous lovemaking with Jill (Patricia Richardson). But when one of his friends at the hardware store suffers a heart attack, Tim becomes paranoid about his health and begins taking extreme precautions, such as eating vegetables and lean meats. When Wilson (Earl Hindman) reveals to Tim that he himself suffered a heart attack 15 years...
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Arrivederci, Binford (Re-Broadcast)

Arrivederci, Binford (Re-Broadcast)

When Mr. Binford dies, everyone is emotionally affected by his passing except Tim Taylor (Tim Allen). While Al (Richard Karn) and Jill (Patricia Richardson) are both moved to tears by the death of a man who's played a major role in their lives and careers, Tim finds himself unable to cry about it because he doesn't know how to grieve his old friend. After Wilson (Earl Hindman) explains that people grieve in different ways, Tim...
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Bye Bye Birdie with Briggon Snow! (Re-Broadcast)

Bye Bye Birdie with Briggon Snow! (Re-Broadcast)

Brad Taylor (Zachery Ty Bryan) breaks up with Jenny Sudarsky (Jessica Wesson) because she won't let him copy her math homework anymore - and his grades suffer as a result. Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) suggests that Brad play it up like Jenny broke up with him so he can get sympathy from Jill (Patricia Richardson) and distract from his bad grades. But when Jill discovers the truth, she and Tim (Tim Allen) punish him by...
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Pod Therapy (Re-Broadcast)

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Pod Therapy (Re-Broadcast)

This week we’re joined by Nick Tangeman of the podcast Pod Therapy to get a professional’s opinion about some of the topics we deal with on a week-to-week basis. What’s a healthy view of masculinity? Male bonding? Is having a sexual attraction to cars normal behavior? Are there long-term effects of television acting as a surrogate to children? Nick brings his charm and expertise to our conversation in what’s one of our favorite episodes.

Please follow Nick and his co-host Jim on Twitter or Patreon, and help to de-stigmatize mental health!

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Be True to Your Tool with Loryn Stone (Re-Broadcast)Season Three, Episode Eight

Be True To Your School (1993) | Home Improvement

Be True to Your Tool with Loryn Stone (Re-Broadcast)

Filling the shoes of the recently-passed Mr. Binford, Wes Davidson has assumed the role of the president of Binford, and pays Tool Time a visit. He informs Tim and Al that Binford is producing a new reciprocating saw, and that they will be promoting it on an upcoming show. However, when Tim and Al get their hands on the product, they realize that it isn’t up to the rigorous standards of the Binford name. When they refuse to feature it on the show, Wes gives Tim the ultimatum: feature it or we’ll find a new host. This puts Tim in a position to weigh his morals with his job.

Guest Host Loryn Stone

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Episode Cast

Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard Karn | Home ImprovementRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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Death Begins at Forty (Re-Broadcast)Season 4, Episode 3

Death Begins at Forty (1994) | Home Improvement

Death Begins at Forty (Re-Broadcast)

Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) is about to turn 40, and is looking forward to celebrating with a massive steak and some vigorous lovemaking with Jill (Patricia Richardson). But when one of his friends at the hardware store suffers a heart attack, Tim becomes paranoid about his health and begins taking extreme precautions, such as eating vegetables and lean meats. When Wilson (Earl Hindman) reveals to Tim that he himself suffered a heart attack 15 years ago, and explains how the experience encouraged him to live life to the fullest, he decides to go back to his old ways. Meanwhile, on Tool Time, Tim and Al (Richard Karn) use a state-of-the-art shrink ray to become four inches tall and take a field trip inside the engine of a dysfunctional hot rod.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show), Truman and Landen discuss Funko Pop!, the Bloodhound Gang, and Landen tells the story of how he was expelled from the school bus.

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Arrivederci, Binford (Re-Broadcast)Season Three, Episode Five

Arrivederci, Binford (1993) | Home Improvement

Arrivederci, Binford (Re-Broadcast)

When Mr. Binford dies, everyone is emotionally affected by his passing except Tim Taylor (Tim Allen). While Al (Richard Karn) and Jill (Patricia Richardson) are both moved to tears by the death of a man who’s played a major role in their lives and careers, Tim finds himself unable to cry about it because he doesn’t know how to grieve his old friend. After Wilson (Earl Hindman) explains that people grieve in different ways, Tim celebrates Mr. Binford’s life with a 21 nail gun salute.

Meanwhile, Jill has been roped into stuffing envelopes for yet another library fundraiser. She enlists the boys (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Zachary Ty Bryan and Taran Noah Smith) for help with mixed results.

Episode Cast

Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard Karn | Home ImprovementRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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Bye Bye Birdie with Briggon Snow! (Re-Broadcast)Season Two, Episode Eighteen

Bye Bye Birdie (1993) | Home Improvement

Bye Bye Birdie with Briggon Snow! (Re-Broadcast)

Brad Taylor (Zachery Ty Bryan) breaks up with Jenny Sudarsky (Jessica Wesson) because she won’t let him copy her math homework anymore – and his grades suffer as a result. Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) suggests that Brad play it up like Jenny broke up with him so he can get sympathy from Jill (Patricia Richardson) and distract from his bad grades. But when Jill discovers the truth, she and Tim (Tim Allen) punish him by trying to teach him math.

Meanwhile, an annoying woodpecker has taken residence in the roof of the Taylor house, leading Tim to take crazier and crazier steps to try and scare it away.

Episode Cast

Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jessica Wesson
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard Karn | Home ImprovementRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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Season 4 Super Spectacular!Season 4, Episode 28

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Season 4 Super Spectacular!

This eighty-year season finally comes to an end! Tune in as we cover our favorite episodes, guest stars, and debate the season 4 MVP. We also reveal the People’s Choice MVP, the season Grunt Count, and maybe even a few surprises!

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen discuss writing!

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Grunt Work Nights SamplerSeason 4, Episode 27

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Grunt Work Nights Sampler

Hey Gruntheads!

This week we’ve compiled for you three of our Grunt Work Nights episodes, which are normally Patreon exclusive. If you like what you hear, you can subscribe to our Patreon for only $1/mo. to get access to our entire backlog of Grunt Work Nights, including our bonus Frasier episodes!

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen discuss whether they’d rather serve in Heaven or rule in Hell.

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Audio Commentary: My Dinner with WilsonSeason 4, Episode 9

My Dinner with Wilson (1994) | Home Improvement

Audio Commentary: My Dinner with Wilson

Get those DVD players poised and your remotes ready to go, it’s time for another interactive audio commentary! We’ve chosen the fan favorite episode My Dinner with Wilson, which gives us a chance to dive in to the life of our favorite face-covered neighbor.

What is an interactive commentary? Unlike most commentary tracks which are married to the image, with the podcast space, we are able to pause and continue our commentary to speak more in-depth. Time no longer matters. We’re essentially a couple of Doctor Who’s up in here.

This episode is designed to be listened to on its own or with the visual component. If you’re watching along with our commentary, here are the pause points:

04:31 – Wide shot of Tim, Randy, and Brad by the front door of the Taylor house
08:04 – Wide shot of Wilson’s dining area
21:12 – Coming out of commercial break, Wilson blowing into conch shell

Synopsis

It’s Thanksgiving! and Wilson has invited the Taylors over for a feast. However, when a home appraiser accidentally shows up at the Taylor’s house, it’s revealed that Wilson is considering selling. When they ask him about it, Wilson explains that he is considering holding up a vow to his late wife by moving to Ecuador where they originally met and fell in love. But, he finds that maybe, just maybe, talking about her to others is a way to keep her memory alive.

Also, Tim tries to get a dead rat out of the wall.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen crack the binding on their books, and blow the dust from the back of their DVDs as they discuss books adapted into films! Try as they might to deviate from Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick, it’s a supermassive star that’s hard to get out of the orbit of. But they succeed! Somewhat!

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Man of the HouseSeason 4, Episode 26

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Man of the House

Ben (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is the child of divorce. His father left his mother Sandy (Farrah Fawcett) for his secretary, and left some emotional scars in his wake. So, when Sandy decides to get remarried to her new boyfriend Jack (Chevy Chase), Ben decides he must lose him, and quick. To do this, Ben enroll himself and Jack into a father-son-bonding group in hopes that the lameness scares Jack off for good.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Landen surprises Truman by getting a head start on recording, and then they discuss surprises; the concept of surprises, surprise birthdays, bad surprises, and surprises that make us a little uncomfortable. But surprise! There are no surprises in this episode.

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Wilson’s GirlfriendSeason 4, Episode 25

Wilson's Girlfriend (1995) | Home Improvement

Wilson’s Girlfriend

Jill (Patricia Richardson) decides to set Judith (Beth Dixon), one of her single professors, up with Wilson (Earl Hindman), and the two hit it off almost immediately over their shared love of minutae and insect mating habits. But when Judith is put off by Wilson’s emotional distance, it falls to Tim (Tim Allen) to convince Wilson to come out of his shell. Meanwhile, Brad (Zachary Ty Bryan) is desperate to hide a zit before a big date.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen discuss sitcoms! Which ones existed, which ones existed only a short time, which ones existed a long time with dope ass theme songs.

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