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Jill’s BirthdaySeason One, Episode Sixteen

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Jill’s Birthday

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

It’s Jill’s birthday, and Tim has forgotten. Not only that, but he has an awful track record when it comes to getting her gifts. This year, she pleas for him to get her something that she doesn’t have to plug in. (This comes back to bite her in the ass after the boys get her a repugnant perfume, and a lot of it.) After a few failed attempts, and some advice from Wilson, Tim finally searches his heart and finds her the perfect gift.

Meanwhile, on Tool Time, Tim and Al have undertaken the remote project of extending one lucky (or unlucky) fan’s living room, which goes awry when Tim backs the Tool Time truck into the front of the house.

On This Oedipal Episode of Grunt Work…

Truman and Landen lament their parental gift giving skills, pitch a biopic about the song Happy Birthday to Aaron Sorkin, and uncover some of Al Borland’s motherly sexual predilections.

Episode Cast

Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Patrick Thomas O'BrienPatrick Thomas O’Brien
Richard Karn | Home ImprovementRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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Forever JungSeason One, Episode Fifteen

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Forever Jung

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Jill’s friend Karen, a progressive feminist, is over for an afternoon visit, and poses to Tim that men and the patriarchy are a source of destruction in this world. Tim, determined to prove her wrong, goes on Tool Time to prove his point that men can create as much as destroy. But, his best intentions distract him, and he ends up gluing his head to a table.

Meanwhile, Brad is prepping for his first date with Jenny Sudarsky, and is afraid of having his first dance with a girl.

Warning: this episode of Grunt Work bonds to skin instantly.

This week we cover Home Improvement, episode fifteen, Forever Jung, in which we imagine an alternate reality in which an Al Borland/Ron Swanson movie could have existed, we further develop the Frasier/Home Improvement crossover, and whether Jenny Sudarsky’s father is actually Robert Durst.

Episode Cast

Betsy Randle
Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jessica Wesson
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
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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For Whom The Belch TollsSeason One, Episode Fourteen

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For Whom The Belch Tolls

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Tim receives a phone call from one of his old college roommates, Stu, who happens to be in town. It’s been many years since they’ve seen each other, and Jill isn’t too keen to see the relationship rehashed. Initially, Tim is quick to wax nostalgic, but soon recognizes that things aren’t how they once were. Stu still crushes beer cans on his head, plays Doo-Wah-Ditty in the tune of armpit farts, and reminisces about the “good ol’ days”. He tries to convince Tim to go skip out on family night and go out to a bar, but Tim is content with what his life has become. Through the support of Jill and wisdom of Wilson, Tim realizes that it’s time to let this friendship go.

On a “very special” episode of Grunt Work…

Truman and Landen take things way too seriously, and go through a bit of an existential crisis as they deal with their feelings (fair warning!) On Home Improvement, Tim’s college roommate shows up to crush beer cans, and reminisce, while Tim realizes the importance of growing up and letting go.

Episode Cast

Christopher McDonaldChristopher McDonald
Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
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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Up Your AlleySeason One, Episode Thirteen

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Up Your Alley

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

It’s family night and the Taylors decide to hit the lanes. Bowling gets Tim’s competitive spirit revving, and thus starts a competition between him and Jill – the loser of which has to kiss the other’s bowling shoes in public.

Meanwhile, Randy and Brad deal with a bully that hogs the arcade game in only a way that Randy could conjure.

Plus a special appearance by the K&B Construction guys!

Episode Cast

Casey Sander
Gary McGurk
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Lewis Dix Jr.Lewis Dix Jr.
Mickey Jones
Nick ShieldsNick Shields
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard Karn | Home ImprovementRichard Karn
Sean BacaSean Baca
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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Yule Better Watch OutSeason One, Episode Twelve

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Yule Better Watch Out

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

It’s the Holidays and the Christmas cheer has consumed Tool Time and the Taylor household. Randy and Brad audition for the school nativity play, Tim competes in the yearly neighborhood Christmas lights competition, and Mark begins to question the legitimacy of Santa Claus.

Episode Cast

David WarshofskyDavid Warshofsky
Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
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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Look Who’s Not TalkingSeason One, Episode Eleven

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Look Who’s Not Talking

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Jill is tasked with giving a thank you speech to the local library for her efforts in fundraising, but her fear of public speaking is blocks her from writing it. Procrastinating at every turn, Tim realizes that Jill needs as much space and support as possible to overcome her fear, and becomes the perfect father and husband in encouraging her to do so.

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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Reach Out and Teach SomeoneSeason One, Episode Ten

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Reach Out and Teach Someone

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

The kitchen sink is clogged in the Taylor household, and Jill has taken to fixing it herself, much to Tim’s chagrin. However, when he attempts to teach her basic plumbing, things get heated, and the gender divide widens. Taking to the issue to Tool Time, Tim further alienates himself from women by proclaiming that they simply aren’t suited for certain household repairs. The backlash leads Tim to request an all-female audience for the next Tool Time in order to teach them how to do simple home improvement projects.

Episode Cast

Carol MansellCarol Mansell
Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Ja'net DuBoisJa’net DuBois
Jennifer NashJennifer Nash
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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Bubble, Bubble, Toil and TroubleSeason One, Episode Nine

Home Improvement | Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Binford offers to pay for the Taylors to remodel their master bathroom on the condition that they are able to turn it into a special on-location episode of Tool Time. Jill is hesitant at first, but acquiesces when she learns she will be receiving a new jacuzzi style bathtub. Originally slated for a two-part episode, Tim’s ineptitude quickly creates one disaster after another, and soon Tim finds himself eighteen days into the project with no water, a hole in the side of the house, and a wife who has taken the kids to a hotel.

On this episode of Grunt Work…

Start rehearsing, it’s a Alejandro González Iñárritu heavy episode of Grunt Work where Tim renovates the master bathroom, Landen goes off the rails with theories, and Truman reveals early experience with girls.

Episode Cast

Al FannAl Fann
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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Flying SaucesSeason One, Episode Eight

Flying Sauces

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Brad and Randy don’t want Mark hanging around, and do everything they can to ditch him, including convincing him that they and their parents are blood sucking aliens. Tim and Jill decide this needs to be addressed – Jill wants to handle this through good ol’ fashioned parenting, and Tim wants to prank them back.

Meanwhile, at Tool Time, the K&B Construction guys make their first appearance to demonstrate to Tim and Al their unique method for cooking on the job.

On this out-of-this-world episode of Grunt Work…

Brad and Randy convince Mark that everyone in the family are blood sucking aliens, Truman proves to be competition for Jill “The Princess of Pop”, Landen mourns Richard Kiel in a moment of silence, and we all learn the benefits of a good ol’ fashioned prank.

Episode Cast

Casey Sander
Gary McGurk
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Mickey Jones
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
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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Nothing More Than FeelingsSeason One, Episode Seven

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Nothing More Than Feelings

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Oops! Jill forgets to fill the car with oil despite the light being on for three days. Tim, feeling disrespected, airs his grievances live on Tool Time with two audience members, and takes it a step too far when also makes fun of Jill drooling in her sleep. She of course sees this unfold on television, and confronts Tim about it. Inviting the two gentlemen back a second time, Tim holds a Tool Time powwow about sensitivity, and does what he can to make it up to his wife.

On this episode of Grunt Work…

Does everybody know what time it is? It’s finally Tool Time on a very sensitive episode of Home Improvement. Tim and Jill learn to respect each other’s feelings, while Truman monologues, Landen laments the closing of the iconic Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, and the guys pitch an Al spinoff show.

Episode Cast

Art LaFleur
Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard Karn | Home ImprovementRichard Karn
Ron Taylor
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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