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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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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 HindmanEarl 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 BryanZachery 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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
Patricia RichardsonPatricia Richardson
Taran Noah SmithTaran Noah Smith
Tim AllenTim Allen
Zachery Ty BryanZachery 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 HindmanEarl Hindman
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
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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