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Unchained Malady

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Tim receives a chain letter in the mail that says if he doesn’t forward it to ten people something bad will happen. Thinking it silly, Tim discards the letter against the advice of everyone around him, and bad luck begins to emerge. His car battery dies. He dyes his hands green. He gets punched in the face by Jill.

Meanwhile, on Tool Time, Tim and Al have special guest George Forman to help them build some stairs, and at home Randy crashes his brand new bike and is afraid to tell his parents.

On a Theory-Heavy Episode of Grunt Work…

Truman and Landen explore more the idea that Tim might be cursed, whether or not Wilson existed in the time of vampires and werewolves, and if the cast of Home Improvement were cars, which cars would they be.

Episode Cast

Betsy Randle
Earl HindmanEarl Hindman
George FormanGeorge Forman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery Ty Bryan
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Baby It’s Cold Outside

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

It’s Valentine’s Day! On Tool Time, Mr. Binford unveils his new line of camping gear, and mandates that Tim go on a weekend trip to record home movies in order to promote them. However, this conflicts with Tim’s surprise gift to Jill, reservations at Stone Creek, an exclusive resort. Thinking he can do both, Tim sets out to sneak a side trip into a lake on the way to Stone Creek, but finds that it’s much harder than he initially thought to please everyone at once.

On This Chilly Episode of Grunt Work…

Truman and Landen reminisce about their childhood days of camping, Valentine’s Days of adolescence, and ask the important question: Could Wilson Be the Father of Jason Voorhees?

Episode Cast

Earl HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Noble Willingham | Home ImprovementNoble Willingham
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery Ty Bryan
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What About Bob?

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Mr. Binford visits the set of Tool Time to inform Tim and Al that he has booked a special guest – the one and only Bob Vila – to appear on the next episode for a friendly trivia competition. Threatened by this, Tim scurries home to study with Jill in order to beat Bob the next day. However, when the time comes, Bob being the consummate, knowledgable professional that he is, bests Tim on every question. Tim’s disdain is tangible, so when he accidentally clocks Bob in the back of the head with a 4×8, his intentions are in question.

Meanwhile, Randy is in trouble for stripping the shoes off an annoying neighborhood kid and filling them with Cheez Whiz. As penance, Jill forces Randy to invite him over to apologize and join them for dinner.

On This Black Mirror-y Episode of Grunt Work…

The origins of Grunt Work are revealed! Truman and Landen take about the inception of the podcast stemming from an episode of Black Mirror, briefly explore Bob Vila’s legacy, and really have a lot to apologize for to Germans. All of the Germans.

Episode Cast

Aaron Freeman | Home ImprovementAaron Freeman
Bob Vila | Home ImprovementBob Vila
Earl HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Noble Willingham | Home ImprovementNoble Willingham
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery Ty Bryan
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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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Patrick Thomas O'BrienPatrick Thomas O’Brien
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery Ty Bryan
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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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jessica Wesson
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery Ty Bryan
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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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery Ty Bryan
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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 KarnRichard Karn
Sean BacaSean Baca
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery Ty Bryan
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