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You’re Driving Me Crazy, You’re Driving Me Nuts

You’re Driving Me Crazy, You’re Driving Me Nuts

While on their way to a wedding in the middle of a snowstorm, Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) gets lost and is unwilling to stop for directions, much to the consternation of Jill (Patricia Richardson). When he finally does, Tim realizes he's driven to Ohio - and is now going in circles. When they finally make it back home, Wilson helps Tim understand that as a man he has a mild sense of direction that gives
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Dances with Tools

Dances with Tools

As an anniversary gift, Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) decides to take ballroom dancing lessons with Jill (Patricia Richardson). But when Tim's boorish behavior in class winds up severely injuring their instructor, Jill is furious that Tim can't take anything she likes seriously. With some help from Wilson (Earl Hindman), Tim learns how to dance and successfully sweeps Jill off her feet. Meanwhile, Brad, Randy and Mark (Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Taran Noah Smith)
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Love Is a Many Splintered Thing

Love Is a Many Splintered Thing

For her job at Inside Detroit Magazine, Jill has concocted a compatibility quiz for women to take to determine whether or not they have married the right man. Tim finds this an offense to the very idea of being a man, and sets out to create his own compatibility quiz. A minor rift erupts between the two of them as they search to find the glue that holds their marriage together. Also, Randy has agreed to
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Howard’s End

Howard’s End

When Jill opens her own checking account for the money she's made at her new job, Tim doesn't take it well, and soon the two of them are locked in an argument over what in their life belongs to whom. When Tim lets slip that he believes Jill's car, not to mention the whole house they live in, belongs to him simply because he paid for them, Jill is furious at him for marginalizing her
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Bell Bottom Blues

Bell Bottom Blues

Jill is a bit of a pack rat, and Tim is fed up with it. He can barely get his clothes out of the closet due to the sheer amount of items she's accumulated over the years – a multitude of belts in varying shades of red, clothes that are too big and too small, and yes, even a festive fruit hat from her days cosplaying as Carmen Miranda. Tim gives her an ultimatum: clear
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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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Ja'net DuBoisJa’net DuBois
Jennifer NashJennifer Nash
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery 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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery 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 KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery 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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Ron Taylor
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery 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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery 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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Stephen Root | Home ImprovementStephen Root
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery 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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Richard KarnRichard Karn
Sam McMurray | Home ImprovementSam McMurray
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery Ty Bryan
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