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Grunt Work Mixtape Vol. 2, Side A

Grunt Work Mixtape Vol. 2, Side A

Hey Gruntheads! We're off the next two weeks while we prep for season three! In the meantime, enjoy this mixtape of our funniest moments and outtakes from season two!
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Season Two Super Spectacular! (Part II)

Season Two Super Spectacular! (Part II)

Part Two of our Season Two Super Spectacular in which we cover our fan theories (with special guest Erik Montgomery from Fan Theory World!), our favorites, listener shoutouts, and a few other surprises.
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Season Two Super Spectacular! (Part I)

Season Two Super Spectacular! (Part I)

Well, Gruntheads, it's been a crazy, wild, and long season two, but here we are at the end! Crack open the bubbly, we're celebrating the last season of Grunt Work and Home Improvement with the first part of our end-of-the-season Super Spectacular! In this episode we brainstorm plans for a Home Improvement theme park ride, mention the "More Power!" Thor moment from Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, Truman reveals his current line-up of XCOM soldiers which he
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Audio Commentary: Roomie for Improvement

Audio Commentary: Roomie for Improvement

Cue up your old VCRs, hit Top Menu on your DVD remotes, pop in your laserdiscs, and open up your favorite streaming service. It's time for our first ever Audio Commentary! As voted by you, our Twitter Gruntheads, we are covering Roomie for Improvement, in which Tim must temporarily stay with Al while Mark recovers from the chickenpox. In fact, the episode tied in votes with Haunting of Taylor House, but won the electoral vote by
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The Great Race

The Great Race

Tool Time has run a poll amongst its audience to vote on their favorite guest star: George Foreman, Mario and Michael Andretti, or Dwayne from K&B Construction. The result, to Tim's surprise, was Bob Vila, who received 112 write-in votes. Making his second appearance on the show, Bob more or less challenges Tim to a lawnmower race for charity. Tim supes up his already suped up mower with a helicopter engine and enters the race…
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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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Satellite On A Hot Tim’s RoofSeason One, Episode Four

Satellite on a Hot Tim's Roof | Home Improvement

Satellite On A Hot Tim’s Roof

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

With a new satellite in hand, Tim looks for help installing it, but finds that everyone is busy, and must go it alone. Meanwhile, Jill has invites over Rondall (Sam McMurray), her instructor from her job training class, to advise her on her resumé. Despite her pleas to the contrary, Tim becomes convinced that Randall is hitting on Jill, and rigs the pulley system, Tim hangs himself from the roof to keep an eye on the situation.

In a very confessional episode of Grunt Work…

Landen divulges how Pamela Anderson and Playboy Magazine lead to his teenage crush on Sandra Bullock, Truman lets us know where to find fan fiction, and they wax nostalgic about the pantheon of creeps that guest star Sam McMurray played in the 80s and 90s.

Episode Cast

Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard Karn | Home ImprovementRichard Karn
Sam McMurray | Home ImprovementSam McMurray
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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Off SidesSeason One, Episode Three

Off Sides | Home Improvement

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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Mow Better BluesSeason One, Episode Two

Mow Better Blues | Home Improvement

Mow Better Blues

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Tim and Mark, his youngest son, are in the garage adding MORE POWER! to his lawn mower. Momentarily left alone, Mark accidentally breaks one of his father’s tools, and in a fit of panic, hides it in the dryer.

Depressed, Mark confides in his older brothers, Brad and Randy, who can’t resist an opportunity to torment him, and spin a yarn that this happened once before with another brother, and that their parents were so upset that they traded him in for Mark. Terrified that he’ll also be traded in, Mark hides away in their “tree house”.

On this episode of Grunt Work…

Truman and Landen learn about respecting other people’s property, forgiveness, and sibling rivalry (torture?) They also get a little reference-heavy as they go head-to-head in a Jimmy Stewart-off, compare Patricia Richardson to Daniel Day Lewis, and find wardrobe connections to Jurassic Park.

Episode Cast

Earl Hindman | Home ImprovementEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty Bryan | Home ImprovementZachery Ty Bryan
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PilotSeason One, Episode One

Pilot | Home Improvement

Pilot

On This Episode of Home Improvement…

Tim installs in the dishwasher the Blastmaster Compressor, a high power water pressure system. And, in true Tool Man fashion, he botches the installation, and, to the chagrin of Jill, it explodes dishes and silverware across their home.

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Grunt Work!

For the first episode of the podcast, we dive into the surprisingly solid Pilot of Home Improvement. (Why surprising? Listen to find out!)

We’re introduced to the entire Home Improvement cast, as well as the show-within-a-show ‘Tool Time’, and we discuss whether or not it’s public or cable access. While this is only the beginning, we’re already starting to ponder whether this show is meant to glorify manhood, or if it’s actually an irreverent look at the idiocy of man. Or both?!

Episode Cast

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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