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Pod Therapy (Re-Broadcast)

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...
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Be True to Your Tool with Loryn Stone (Re-Broadcast)

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...
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Death Begins at Forty (Re-Broadcast)

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...
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Arrivederci, Binford (Re-Broadcast)

Arrivederci, Binford (Re-Broadcast)

When Mr. Binford dies, everyone is emotionally affected by his passing except Tim Taylor (Tim Allen). While Al (Richard Karn) and Jill (Patricia Richardson) are both moved to tears by the death of a man who's played a major role in their lives and careers, Tim finds himself unable to cry about it because he doesn't know how to grieve his old friend. After Wilson (Earl Hindman) explains that people grieve in different ways, Tim...
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Bye Bye Birdie with Briggon Snow! (Re-Broadcast)

Bye Bye Birdie with Briggon Snow! (Re-Broadcast)

Brad Taylor (Zachery Ty Bryan) breaks up with Jenny Sudarsky (Jessica Wesson) because she won't let him copy her math homework anymore - and his grades suffer as a result. Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) suggests that Brad play it up like Jenny broke up with him so he can get sympathy from Jill (Patricia Richardson) and distract from his bad grades. But when Jill discovers the truth, she and Tim (Tim Allen) punish him by...
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For Whom The Belch TollsSeason One, Episode Fourteen

Home Improvement | For Whom the Belch Tolls

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

Home Improvement | Up Your Alley

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

Home Improvement | Yule Better Watch Out

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

Home Improvement | Look Whose Not Talking

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

Home Improvement | Reach Out and Teach Someone

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

Nothing More Than Feelings | Home Improvement

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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Adventures in Fine DiningSeason One, Episode Six

Adventures in Fine Dining | Home Improvement

Adventures in Fine Dining

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

After the boys get the Taylor family thrown out of a restaurant for unruly behavior, Jill wages a bet with Tim whether or not he can whip them into perfect gentlemen for one family meal. The bet? If Tim cannot reform the boy’s behavior for one single evening, that he would have to take her to the opera (AHHHH!).

On a very classy episode of Grunt Work…

Truman and Landen dwell on microwaves, pitch a Frasier/Home Improvement crossover movie, and Truman finally concedes to the brilliance of Taran Noah Smith’s performance. Can Tim tame his unruly boys? Will Tim be forced to go to the opera with Jill? Is Wilson God? Did Landen have a stroke while recording?

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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Wild KingdomSeason One, Episode Five

Wild Kingdom | Home Improvement

Wild Kingdom

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

It’s a brisk autumn day, and Jill is cold. She sends Tim and the boys to the basement to check on the furnace. As they do, they hear a rustling that they think is a mouse. Tim uses this to joyfully torment Jill, but when Randy discovers a shed snakeskin, Tim stops laughing, and calls an exterminator.

Meanwhile, Mark’s Cub Scout troop has a meeting at the house, and a young member has trouble facing his fears. Tim inspires him to grunt in the face of fear. However, when the exterminator fails to find the snake, Tim must confront his own fears, and extract the snake on his own…

Sssaddle up for a very slithery episode of Grunt Work…

Truman and Landen confront their fears of dark basements, mouth spiders, and Boy Scout bullies. New evidence presents itself for the theory that Wilson is, in fact, God, and Landen drops a handful of Michigan snake facts!

Episode Cast

Adam Wylie | Home ImprovementAdam Wylie
Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard Karn | Home ImprovementRichard Karn
Stephen Root | Home ImprovementStephen Root
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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