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Advise and Repent

Advise and Repent

Jill comes home with an A on her recent psychology test and a confident bounce in her step, so when she encounters Burt, the father of Randy’s girlfriend, who explains that his wife drives him nuts when her parents are in town, Jill suggests that maybe his wife has never individuated from her parents. This leads Burt to get in an explosive fight with his wife, and sends Jill into a downward spiral of guilt...
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Jill’s Surprise Party

Jill’s Surprise Party

Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) has called together all of Jill's friends and relatives to throw her a surprise 39th birthday party - but when Jill (Patricia Richardson) takes off on an impromptu trip to Dayton to retrieve a childhood piano just before the party's set to begin, Tim has to try and keep all the guests around (and the food uneaten) until she gets back. Become an Official Grunthead on our Patreon! This week on...
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Her Cheatin’ Mind

Her Cheatin’ Mind

When Tim finds out that Jill is in a book club with another man, his jealousy ignites. This is made worse by the fact that his friends  claim that they would never let their wives be friends with another man. To keep tabs on her, Tim decided to read Madam Bovary, and join their book discussion the following week. Become an Official Grunthead on our Patreon! This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive...
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The Last Temptation of Tim

The Last Temptation of Tim

Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) and Al Borland (Richard Karn) are nervous when Binford is bought by a new investor, who they fear will want to cancel Tool Time. When Tim meets with Bud Harper (Charles Robinson), the new owner, Bud explains that he loves Tool Time and wants to take it national - but only if Tim fires Al, who younger viewers don't like. Tim agonizes over the decision, but ultimately tells Bud he won't...
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A Taylor Runs Through It

A Taylor Runs Through It

Jill’s favorite cousin is getting married in Traverse City, and the entire Taylor family is excited for the trip… just for different reasons. Tim and the boys look forward to a sweekend of fly fishing, water skiing and off-roading, while Jill wants to send her cousin off with a loving tribute.  However, when Tim finally convinces Jill to let loose, she ends up broken and battered and embarrassed to speak at the wedding. Become an...
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Advise and RepentSeason 5, Episode 5

Advise and Repent (1995) | Home Improvement

Advise and Repent

Jill comes home with an A on her recent psychology test and a confident bounce in her step, so when she encounters Burt, the father of Randy’s girlfriend, who explains that his wife drives him nuts when her parents are in town, Jill suggests that maybe his wife has never individuated from her parents. This leads Burt to get in an explosive fight with his wife, and sends Jill into a downward spiral of guilt and self-doubt of becoming a therapist.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) by request (and you can too!) Truman and Landen discuss the most controversial of topics. A topic so hot it could never be aired on television. A topic that once got Jimmy Carter banned from the entire Australian continent… MARCHING BAND.

Only one of us plays an instrument. Can you guess who before you listen?

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Jill’s Surprise PartySeason 5, Episode 4

Jill's Surprise Party (1995) | Home Improvement

Jill’s Surprise Party

Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) has called together all of Jill’s friends and relatives to throw her a surprise 39th birthday party – but when Jill (Patricia Richardson) takes off on an impromptu trip to Dayton to retrieve a childhood piano just before the party’s set to begin, Tim has to try and keep all the guests around (and the food uneaten) until she gets back.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen discuss birthdays and everything that comes with ’em! Best gifts, worst gifts, and whirlyball!

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Her Cheatin’ MindSeason 5, Episode 3

Her Cheatin' Mind (1995) | Home Improvement

Her Cheatin’ Mind

When Tim finds out that Jill is in a book club with another man, his jealousy ignites. This is made worse by the fact that his friends  claim that they would never let their wives be friends with another man. To keep tabs on her, Tim decided to read Madam Bovary, and join their book discussion the following week.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen discuss what they wanted to be when they grew up. It’s pretty much exactly what you expect, and probably nothing you’d guess.

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The Last Temptation of TimSeason 5, Episode 2

The Last Temptation of Tim (1995) | Home Improvement

The Last Temptation of Tim

Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) and Al Borland (Richard Karn) are nervous when Binford is bought by a new investor, who they fear will want to cancel Tool Time. When Tim meets with Bud Harper (Charles Robinson), the new owner, Bud explains that he loves Tool Time and wants to take it national – but only if Tim fires Al, who younger viewers don’t like. Tim agonizes over the decision, but ultimately tells Bud he won’t do the show without Al, defending his skills and his character. Together, Tim and Al cut a deal with Bud to do a smaller Tool Time expansion with them on a trial basis – and afterwards, Al gives Tim a very unwanted best friend hug.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen discuss Halloween! Their best (and worst) costumes, favorite candy, and a brief detour to Devil’s Night – the regional devious festivities the night before Halloween in and around Detroit.

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A Taylor Runs Through ItSeason 5, Episode 1

A Taylor Runs Through It (1995) | Home Improvement

A Taylor Runs Through It

Jill’s favorite cousin is getting married in Traverse City, and the entire Taylor family is excited for the trip… just for different reasons. Tim and the boys look forward to a sweekend of fly fishing, water skiing and off-roading, while Jill wants to send her cousin off with a loving tribute. 

However, when Tim finally convinces Jill to let loose, she ends up broken and battered and embarrassed to speak at the wedding.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen discuss they unwind – spoiler, one of them can’t and one of them doesn’t need to! – so sit back, relax, and pull up your chamber room armchair and snifter of cognac.

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Eve of Construction (Re-Broadcast)Season Three, Episode Eighteen

Eve of Construction (Re-Broadcast)

At the request of former president Jimmy Carter, Tool Time has agreed to build some houses for Habitat for Humanity, and dispatches Tim and Al on location to head up each of their own construction teams. For Tim’s part, he’s chosen a who’s who of NFL players, as well as Evander Holyfield. Al has chosen a set of women professionals, including Jill, to construct his house. As they go head-to-head, is there any question as to who the winner will be?

Meanwhile, Brad has found a golden locket in the alleyway behind the house, and gives it to his girlfriend Ashley, only to discover that the locket belongs to Marie, who desperately wants it back.

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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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From a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Re-Broadcast)Season 4, Episode 12

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From a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Re-Broadcast)

When a strange being enters the nursery, the muppet gang decide it’s an alien named Erma from Neptune and set out to send her home! But, it turns out it wasn’t an alien after all… just a demon in the form of a koala.

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This week on Grunt Work: Nights (our Patreon exclusive supplemental show) Truman and Landen discuss advertisements from commercials to billboards – and oh boy are there a lot of billboards in Los Angeles…

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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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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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