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Off Sides

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

It’s Big Game day, and all Tim wants to do is watch football with his boys. He forgot, however, that he was supposed to make dinner reservations with Jill. Left to Jill, she searches for a last-minute sitter, and finds one in Sir Larry Houdini, a birthday party magician.

At dinner, Tim conceals a portable radio in his jacket pocket so he can listen to the game at every chance he gets. Goaded on by another male patron, Jill quickly finds Tim out. Meanwhile, the boys have bound Sir Larry in chains and a straightjacket, and have locked him inside of a hope chest.

Instead of a huge fight, Jill acquiesces to Tim’s obsession and lets him listen with the kitchen staff. Later, they come home to find Sir Larry still in need of rescue.

On this episode of Grunt Work…

Truman and Landen explore Tim’s obsession with football, Jill’s desire to spend more time with her husband, and an over-confident magician. And we further ponder whether or not Wilson is, in fact, God – and if God (Wilson) were to transpose himself into a human body, would he be immortal?

Home Improvement, Season One, Episode Three.

Episode Cast

Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Eric Christmas | Home ImprovementEric Christmas
John Marshall Jones | Home ImprovementJohn Marshall Jones
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Rudolph Willrich | Home ImprovementRudolph Willrich
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan

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2 Responses to Off Sides

  1. Stephanie Kern February 17, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

    What is the song the magician is singing to tim and jill at the end of this episode while he is in the box?

    • Grunt Work February 19, 2018 at 9:22 am #

      Stephanie, so glad you asked. It’s actually a song titled “Always”, as made popular by Billy Holiday, though Leonard Cohen also did a version, and there’s a part of me that loves the idea that Sir Larry was a big Cohen fan (unfortunately that version was recorded the year after this episode aired – so maybe Cohen was a huge Home Improvement fan?!)

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