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The Great Race IISeason Three, Episode Twenty-Five

The Great Race II (1994) | Home Improvement

The Great Race II

Despite Jill’s (Patricia Richardson) nonstop efforts for the past three years, the library is still somehow $1000 short on funds. In response, Jill holds a Tool Man auction on Tool Time — where Bob Vila makes a surprise appearance, bringing in $700, whereas Tim (Tim Allen) only goes for $300 when Jill bids on him herself. Emasculated and frustrated at once again being bested by Bob Vila, Tim challenges Vila to a race in their newly-completed hot rods. Tim’s nerves are frayed as he rushes to get his hot rod running in time for the race, but with a little help and wisdom from Wilson (Earl Hindman) he’s able to complete his hot rod after three years of work — and be happy about it despite losing yet another race to Bob Vila.

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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Reality BytesSeason Three, Episode Twenty-Four

Reality Bytes

Randy has been cruising the dark neon-lit streets of the internet in search of singles chatrooms, and has found a beau from St. Louis named Molly. In an attempt to woo her, he has been using Tim’s old love letters to Jill as inspiration, and by “inspiration”, I mean complete plagiarism. However, when Molly shows up at the Taylor’s home unannounced, Randy’s plan unravels.

Meanwhile, on Tool Time, Tim is given the honor of speaking with the astronaut crew of the Endeavor who have brought some space tools for show and tell.

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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What You See Is What You GetSeason Three, Episode Twenty-Three

What You See Is What You Get (1994) | Home Improvement

What You See Is What You Get

When Jill (Patricia Richardson) tells Tim (Tim Allen) a story about a woman who got extensive plastic surgery after her husband left her, she’s shocked at Tim’s callous reaction. Things don’t improve when she brings home a computer program that allows users to modify photographs of their bodies, which Tim promptly uses to blow up her breasts and shrink her waist. After a conversation with Wilson (Earl Hindman) about inner beauty, Tim makes amends by getting Jill a refurbished dining room table.

Meanwhile, Mark (Taran Noah Smith) repeatedly beats Brad (Zachary Ty Bryan) and Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) at a variety of games.

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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Swing TimeSeason Three, Episode Twenty-Two

Swing Time (1994) | Home Improvement

Swing Time

It’s Mother’s Day, and Tim is determined to get Jill something she really wants this year. When he believes that he has deciphered all of the hints she’s been dropping, he decides to replace the swingset in the backyard with a new hot tub. However, when she catches Tim digging in the middle of the night, she wrongly assumes that he deciphered correctly, and is building her an herb garden. But — now that she sees it missing — she actually misses the swingset. Tim scrambles to reclaim the old swingset that he gave to Pete from K&B Construction in order to repurpose the wood into a new gazebo.

Also, on Tool Time, Tim is challenged to Tool Trivia by the new foreman of K&B Construction: Les Thompson, a WOMAN.

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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Fifth AnniversarySeason Three, Episode Twenty-One

Fifth Anniversary (1994) | Home Improvement

Fifth Anniversary

It’s the 5th Anniversary of Tool Time, and Tim wants to do something special: take the crew to the Indy Speedway. However, after revealing the Man’s Kitchen, Tim has exhausted the budget for the next six months. Opting instead for simplicity, he shows clips from the inaugural episode of Tool Time.

Meanwhile, Jill plans a no-dinner dinner party for the Library Fundraiser, but has a hell of a time explaining what exactly that is.

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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It Was the Best of Tims, It Was the Worst of TimsSeason Three, Episode Nineteen

It Was the Best of Tims, It Was the Worst of Tims

When Jill throws a baby shower for her co-worker Linda, and invites the women from the office to attend, she’s baffled by Tim’s ability to charm, and the spell she casts over them. However, when she tries to turn on some charm of her own, she’s met with less-than-reciprocal effort. She begins to become disillusioned with the fact that maybe the flame has burned out of their relationship.

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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Too Many CooksSeason Three, Episode Nineteen

Too Many Cooks (1994) | Home Improvement

Too Many Cooks

When Irma – of Cooking With Irma fame – has to go out of town for her daughter’s wedding, she asks if Tim and Al could guest host while she’s gone. Scratch that, she asks if Al and Tim could host. Tim is not happy to play second-fiddle to Al, and expresses his disdain. After enduring bitter silence from the audience during the first episode, Tim proclaims that he quits. But after speaking with Jill and Wilson, he realizes that he’s capable of putting aside his pride and assisting with ease.

Meanwhile, Randy has a crush on a girl at school, but is too afraid to speak to her. Brad arranges a double date so they could get to know each other.

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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Eve of ConstructionSeason Three, Episode Eighteen

Eve of Construction

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.

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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Room for ChangeSeason Three, Episode Seventeen

Room for Change (1994) | Home Improvement

Room for Change

When Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan) and Randy’s (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) constant fighting gets to be too much, Tim (Tim Allen) wants to give the older boy his own room and move Mark (Taran Noah Smith) in with Randy. Jill (Patricia Richardson) wants to discuss the matter with the boys, but before she can Tim acts unilaterally and tells Mark to move in with Randy. Jill is angry at Tim for going against her wishes, while Tim accuses her – and all women – of being indecisive. Out back, Wilson (Earl Hindman) reminds Tim that the boys’ dispute can only be solved by getting at the root of the problem, while Jill has a heart-to-heart with Randy that convinces him bunking with Mark won’t be all that bad.

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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The ColonelSeason Three, Episode Sixteen

The Colonel

Jill’s father is in town, and he has brought with him his new manuscript. In his retirement, he’s taken to writing a book about his time in the military, and hopes that once Jill reads it, that maybe she will pass it on to the publishers of her magazine. There’s just one little hitch, though, and it’s that Jill does not like the book. At all. However, due to the strained relationship with her father, she feels that she cannot tell him the truth.

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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