3: Season 5 Bloopers
4: Season 7 Bloopers
5: Season 8 Bloopers
Tuesday, May 25th, 1999
2: Backstage Pass
A retrospective look at eight years of the hit comedy, including interviews with the cast, unseen bloopers and Wilsons entire face being revealed.
Sunday, May 4th, 2003
1: Tim Allen Presents: A User's Guide to Home Improvement
The User's Guide to Watching Home Improvement featured Tim Allen with appearances by Richard Karn (Al), and Debbe Dunning (Heidi). Tim presented his own favorite clips from the show, insider's tips, personal reflections and a question and answer session with the live audience!
Tuesday, September 17th, 1991
After Jill explicitly tells Tim not to touch the dishwasher, he breaks it in an attempt to make it more powerful; more of a "man's" dishwasher. Jill has a job interview, but she doesn't get it and when Tim tries to comfort her, he only makes matters worse. After talking to Wilson, Tim tries again and succeeds.
Thursday, September 26th, 1991
2: Mow Better Blues
After breaking one of Tim's tools that has been in the family for twenty years, Mark fears that he will be traded in after Brad and Randy make up a story about "Peter", their former brother that was traded in after he broke one of Tim's flashlights.
Tuesday, October 1st, 1991
3: Off Sides
When she can't find a babysitter, Jill has a magician watch the kids while she and Tim go on their romantic dinner. However, Tim is too distracted by a football game to pay attention to her. Meanwhile, the kids accidentally lock the magician in a trunk.
Tuesday, October 8th, 1991
4: Satellite on a Hot Tim's Roof
Tim becomes green with envy while putting up a new satellite dish on the roof when Jill's teacher visits.
Tuesday, October 15th, 1991
5: Wild Kingdom
While working in the basement, Tim hears some strange noises. Is it a mouse or is it a creepy crawly snake?
Tuesday, October 22nd, 1991
6: Adventures in Fine Dining
Tim bets Jill that he can teach the boys some table manners.
Tuesday, October 29th, 1991
7: Nothing More Than Feelings
After Jill drove while her oil light was on, Tim shares this with the Tool Time audience and the other guys say their wives don't respect their tools.
Tuesday, November 5th, 1991
8: Flying Sauces
The K&B Construction guys are invited on Tool Time to show how to make hot gourmet meals while on the job site. They use the tools of their trade to make meals anyone would be proud of. At home, Jill is fed up with Brad and Randy excluding Mark from their games so she has a talk with them. Brad and Randy tell Mark that they, along with Tim and Jill, are aliens from outer space.
Tuesday, November 19th, 1991
9: Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
Tim decides to put in another sink in the bathroom so his shaving junk won't be in Jill's way, but the project takes longer than he expects.
Tuesday, November 26th, 1991
10: Reach out and Teach Someone
Tim decides to do a Tool Time special for women to teach plumbing. After being called an idiot by Randy, Brad worries that he will do bad on a test. Tim starts his hot rod.
Tuesday, December 10th, 1991
11: Look Who's Not Talking
Jill gets stage fright when she has to deliver a speech in front of women at the Library Association. Tim and Mark dress up as women to help her get over her fear.
Tuesday, December 17th, 1991
12: Yule Better Watch Out
Tim competes in the neighborhood Christmas light competition. Mark writes his Christmas list to Santa, but Brad and Randy tell him Santa is dead.
Tuesday, January 7th, 1992
13: Up Your Alley
Tim and Jill have a bowling match against each other and try not to make it competitive, until the K&B Construction guys show up. The boys get in trouble at an arcade.
Tuesday, January 14th, 1992
14: For Whom the Belch Tolls
Jill doesn't want Stu Cutler, Tim's old college friend, in the house. So Tim tries to keep him away, but when he gives in and Stu comes to the house he insults Tim and Jill and belches with the boys.
Tuesday, January 21st, 1992
15: Forever Jung
Karen visits and Tim must stand up to her. Jennifer invites Brad to her parents' anniversary, so Jill teaches him how to dance.
Tuesday, February 4th, 1992
16: Jill's Birthday
Tim gets Jill a lifetime membership to a health care club, until she says she will never exercise again. Brad and Randy spend all of their money on a baseball card, so they make Mark give them a "brother tax" to get Jill a present.
Tuesday, February 11th, 1992
17: What About Bob?
Tim cheats to beat Tool Time guest Bob Vila at a trivia game. Randy pulls a prank on Curtis, a geek at school.
Tuesday, February 18th, 1992
18: Baby, It's Cold Outside
Mr. Binford ruins Tim and Jill's romantically planned weekend by making them go camping to present Binford's new line of winter camping gear.
Tuesday, February 25th, 1992
19: Unchained Malady
Tim gets bad luck after throwing a chain letter from Al out. Randy wrecks his new bike after being dared to do a trick.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 1992
20: Birds of a Feather Flock to Taylor
Jill tells Tim that he is a bad listener when he doesn't remember her mentioning the opera fundraiser. Brad and Randy try to get Mark to eat a worm while working on a birdhouse.
Tuesday, March 17th, 1992
21: A Battle of Wheels
Tim accidentally breaks one of Jill's pottery projects when she leaves it in the garage. Tim lets Al host Tool Time for a day after blaming him for one of his mistakes.
Tuesday, April 7th, 1992
22: Luck Be a Taylor Tonight
Al and Jill's sister, Robin, ruin Tim's poker night.
Tuesday, April 28th, 1992
23: Al's Fair in Love and War
Al tries to ask Greta Post out, but when he does he screws up. After Jill finds her old diary, Tim wants to read it. Tim notices that Brad acts different around Jennifer.
Tuesday, May 5th, 1992
Tim and Jill have a fight over the volume of the stereo, until the speaker blows.
26: Season 2 Bloopers
Wednesday, September 16th, 1992
1: Read My Hips
Jill has planned a romantic surprise dinner for Tim, who is at Big Mike's with Al and the guys from K&B Construction. He phones home and she flirts with him, and he doesn't notice and comes home two hours late. Jill is upset and accuses him of not picking up all the signals she sends. Tim thinks that signals should be clear and dresses up as Fred the phone repairman so he can fix the problem. Brad is wondering whether Jennifer pounding him is a sign that she wants to kiss him.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 1992
2: Rites and Wrongs of Passage
Tim still lets Brad off the hook and go to the planned truck rally after he pulls a prank at school, until he throws rocks at a greenhouse.
Wednesday, September 30th, 1992
3: Overactive Glance
Jill and Karen thinks that Tim will look at a woman in a restaurant, after he checks out a woman on Tool Time. Randy has trouble playing football.
Wednesday, October 7th, 1992
4: Groin Pains
Tim pulls a groin muscle when trying to impress Jill by carrying a big trunk of books. Randy plays Peter Pan in the school play, but the school doesn't have the necessary machine for him to fly.
Wednesday, October 14th, 1992
5: Heavy Meddle
When Tim throws a party to celebrate putting in the hot rod's engine, Jill decides to hook her friend Karen up with one of the guys coming to the party and ends up ruining Tim's day with a barbeque. Meanwhile, the boys have problems with the McGurn brothers.
Wednesday, October 28th, 1992
6: The Haunting of Taylor House
Brad and Jennifer plan to dress like Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy on Halloween, but she shows up dressed like Danny. After Danny bothers Jennifer and Jill, Tim scares him.
Wednesday, November 4th, 1992
7: Roomie for Improvement
Tim stays at Al's when Mark has the Chicken Pox, because Tim has never had it.
Wednesday, November 11th, 1992
8: May the Best Man Win
Maureen Binford, the new producer of Tool Time, tries to change everything and Tim doesn't know how to stand up to her when Al, Jill, and Wilson are all busy.
Wednesday, November 18th, 1992
9: Where There's a Will, There's a Way
Jill finds Tim's unfinished wills and he must decide whether to fill them out or not. Mark fears that his father is going to die.
Wednesday, November 25th, 1992
10: Let's Did Lunch
Dave has Tim tell Karen that they had lunch that day, even though they didn't. The boys have trouble with the McGurn brothers.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 1992
11: Abandoned Family
Tim has trouble running the house while Jill is busy. Maureen Binford wants to change the show again with a section called "Bachelor's Corner" featuring Al.
Wednesday, December 16th, 1992
12: I'm Scheming of a White Christmas
Brad and Randy start collecting money for charity, but they get in trouble from Jill for spending some of the money they raised. Maureen Binford makes more changes on Tool Time.
Wednesday, January 6th, 1993
13: Bell Bottom Blues
Tim complains about Jill having so many clothes in the closet, so he re-organizes it. Brad is embarassed when Tim hugs him at school.
Wednesday, January 13th, 1993
14: Howard's End
Jennifer's fish dies when Brad watches it. Tim and Jill have a fight over who owns what.
Wednesday, January 20th, 1993
15: Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing
Jill takes a compatibility test and learns that Tim and her are not compatible. Randy has trouble with his ventriloquist act for the talent show.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 1993
16: Dances with Tools
Tim gets Jill ballroom dancing lessons for her anniversary present.
Wednesday, February 10th, 1993
17: You're Driving Me Crazy, You're Driving Me Nuts
Tim refuses to ask for directions on the way to Shelia's wedding.
Wednesday, February 17th, 1993
18: Bye Bye Birdie
A woodpecker is a pecking pain in the neck for Tim. Brad blames a poor grade on Jennifer who refuses to let him copy her paperwork anymore.
Wednesday, February 24th, 1993
19: Karate or Not, Here I Come
Hoping to boost Mark's confidence, Tim and Jill put him into a karate class. However, a boy starts bullying Mark, leading to a fight between Jill and the boy's mother!
Wednesday, March 3rd, 1993
20: Shooting Three to Make Tutu
Tim gets two front row seats to the Pistons game from Wilson, but Jill says he must take Mark to the ballet. Brad and Randy try a cigar while Tim is gone.
Wednesday, March 17th, 1993
21: Much Ado About Nana
Jill's mother, Nana, comes to visit and Tim notices that Jill and Nana don't talk about their problems with each other.
Wednesday, April 14th, 1993
22: Ex Marks the Spot
Al invites Stacey Lewis, Tim's ex-girlfriend, over to the Taylors' house for dinner.
Wednesday, May 5th, 1993
23: To Build or Not to Build
Tim helps the boys with Mothers' Day projects for Jill and Randy does an unsuccessful job on a birdhouse.
Wednesday, May 12th, 1993
24: Birth of a Hot Rod
While Tim is busy trying to get his hot rod to work, Jill calls a repairman to fix various things around the house.
Wednesday, May 19th, 1993
25: The Great Race
Tim puts a piece from a Chinook helicopter in his lawnmower for a race against Bob Vila. Brad and Randy get Mark to eat a tadpole so that he can play with them.
Wednesday, September 15th, 1993
1: Maybe, Baby
Jill's sister Carol is having a baby girl. When they talk about the baby's name and Jill is going through the boy's baby toys, she wishes she could have a baby girl. Tim tells Randy and Brad that Jill always wanted a girl so they tell Mark that Jill wished he had been a girl. This upsets Mark and when Jill wants to bake a cake with him, he doesn't want to. When she finds out the truth, she tells Mark that what Randy and Brad told him isn't true. Tim is also upset because he doesn't want another child. But he feels alright again when Jill tells him that they don't have the time for another child.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 1993
2: Aisle See You in My Dreams
At Al's 35th birthday, he wants a wife and kids, so Jill fixes him up with Ilene Markham. Al finds out that Ilene wants kids too, so he proposes to her on Tool Time. Randy and Brad write a letter to Mark pretending to be Isaiah Thomas, so Tim and Jill tell Mark to get revenge.
Wednesday, September 29th, 1993
3: This Joke's for You
Tim stops telling jokes and screwing up on Tool Time after he installs an intercom and hears Randy call him a screw up. Brad wants to read "David Copperfield" so he can talk about it to Jennifer, but he finds out it's not about the magician and Jennifer breaks up with him.
Wednesday, October 6th, 1993
4: A Sew, Sew Evening
Tim has trouble with Joe Morton, his new neighbor, after Joe dents part of his hot rod. Jill becomes good friends with Marie Morton, Joe's wife. Brad signs up for home ec. as his elective to meet girls, but when the other boys in school find out about his plan, it doesn't work out the way he planned.
Wednesday, October 13th, 1993
5: Arrivederci, Binford
Tim is afraid to cry after Mr. Binford, his boss and close friend, passes away.
Wednesday, October 27th, 1993
6: Crazy for You
It's Halloween and as usual Tim is up to his old tricks, however Jill plans a prank of her own. Tim gets flowers from a fan named Rose, but soon strange things start happening. She keeps calling him, Wilson thinks she is obsessed with him. Tim tries to hide, but it's no use.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 1993
7: Blow Up
Tim accidentally blows up a bad picture of Jill for her library fundraising dinner. Meanwhile, Al takes the boys miniature golfing and throws a fit after Brad gets a hole-in-one.
Wednesday, November 10th, 1993
8: Be True to Your Tool
Wes Davidson, the president of Binford, makes Tim promote a bad tool on Tool Time. Meanwhile, the boys go shopping and find a way to save money.
Wednesday, November 17th, 1993
9: Dollars and Sense
The boys buy a remote controlled car with stock bonds from their grandmother.
Wednesday, November 24th, 1993
10: A Frozen Moment
On Thanksgiving, for a perfect Christmas card, Tim builds a Christmas Village and has the family wear costumes.
Wednesday, December 1st, 1993
11: Feud for Thought
At their high school reunion, Jill tries to avoid Joanie Graham, her high school friend who stole her boyfriend, and Tim and Jack try to fix the amplifier. Meanwhile, Al watches the boys and Brad's girlfriend Ashley.
Wednesday, December 15th, 1993
12: 'Twas the Blight before Christmas
Tim tries to beat Doc Johnson in the neighborhood Christmas light contest, but Randy is leaking information to Doc's granddaughter. Brad wants to go skiing with Tom Wheeler's family on Christmas.
Wednesday, January 5th, 1994
13: Slip Sleddin' Away
Randy loses a sled race to Vinnie. But after following Tim's advice of racing Vinnie again with a better sled, Randy sprains his arm. Meanwhile, Brad contemplates stopping his saxophone lessons.
Wednesday, January 12th, 1994
14: Dream On
Al doesn't want to come to dinner with the Taylors after Ilene has a dream about Tim riding on a golden stallion in tight bicycle shorts.
Wednesday, January 26th, 1994
15: Reel Men
When Jill is having Ilene and Marie over, Tim goes fishing with Al to get out of the house.
Wednesday, February 9th, 1994
16: The Colonel
Jill feels bad when her father, the army colonel, asks her opinion on his boring book. Meanwhile, Tim builds a hockey puck shooter when Randy becomes a goalie.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 1994
17: Room for Change
Tim has Randy move into Mark's room when Randy bothers Brad on the phone.
Wednesday, March 9th, 1994
18: The Eve of Construction
Jill joins Al's team for Habitat for Humanity because Tim thinks married couples shouldn't work together. Meanwhile, Brad finds a locket and gives it to Ashley, but finds out it was Marie's.
Wednesday, March 16th, 1994
19: Too Many Cooks
When Irma can't host her show (Cooking with Irma) for a week, she asks Al to fill-in as host and Tim to be his assistant. Tim has a hard time not being the center of attention, but when Jill shows him that he can assist her he decides to continue to help Al. Randy finds it hard to talk to a girl in his class named Beth.
Wednesday, March 30th, 1994
20: It Was the Best of Tims, It Was the Worst of Tims
After Tim charms all the women at a baby shower, Jill wants a romantic evening with him, but Tim takes the boys to a Demolition Derby.
Wednesday, April 6th, 1994
21: Fifth Anniversary
Tool Time doesn't have enough money for a big fifth anniversary show, so Tim shows a clip of the first episode.
Wednesday, May 4th, 1994
22: Swing Time
Tim and the boys plan on getting Jill a hot tub for Mother's Day and getting rid of the swing set. But they find the swing set meant more to Jill than they thought and she wants an herb garden instead of a hot tub.
Wednesday, May 11th, 1994
23: What You See Is What You Get
After researching cosmetic surgery on the computer, Jill finds that Tim wants her to have cosmetic surgery. Meanwhile, Tim plays a computer game with the boys and the loser must clean the house.
Wednesday, May 18th, 1994
24: Reality Bytes
Randy, pretending to be thirty-two years old, meets a woman on a singles message board on the computer and she comes by for a visit. Meanwhile, Tim tries to help Mark with his science project.
Wednesday, May 25th, 1994
25: The Great Race II
After Bob Vila raises more money than Tim for Jill's library fundraiser, Tim challenges him to a race... in his unfinished hot rod.
Tuesday, September 20th, 1994
1: Back in the Saddle Shoes Again
Jill is laid off and decides to go back to college, causing Tim to become afraid that he will lose Jill to more intelligent men.
Tuesday, September 27th, 1994
2: Don't Tell Momma
Jill dents the car so Tim decides to fix it, but he accidentally drops a three ton beam on it and tries to hide it from Jill. Meanwhile, Brad and Randy are kicked off of the school bus for gluing Vinnie McGurn's, a bully's, butt.
Tuesday, October 4th, 1994
3: Death Begins at Forty
Tim becomes concerned about his health when his 40th birthday nears and Harry, the owner of Harry's Hardware, has a heart attack.
Tuesday, October 11th, 1994
4: The Eyes Don't Have It
When Tim and Jill find out Mark is having trouble at school, they think it is because they neglect him, but the real reason is that he needs glasses.
Tuesday, October 18th, 1994
5: He Ain't Heavy, He's Just Irresponsible
Tim's brother Marty comes by to tell him that he's leaving his wife and kids, but Tim's advice turns Marty against him. Meanwhile, Tim creates a hole in the floor and Jill has trouble working on her psychology report.
Tuesday, October 25th, 1994
6: Borland Ambition
Harry offers to sell Tim 20 percent of his hardware store (that Harry's brother is selling). Jill doesn't let Tim buy it, so Al decides to purchase it. When Al becomes obsessed with the store, this drives everyone crazy, even Ilene when he skips a date with her, and Tim decides to confront him about it. Brad and Randy try to beat Mark, as Al in a Halloween costume contest, but Mark wins because Al's mom was the head judge.
Tuesday, November 8th, 1994
7: Let's Go to the Videotape
After taping Jill's speech, he accidentally leaves the record button on when he critiques her speech. After Jill sees the video, Tim reads some of her psychology books and tapes a fake conversation with his buddies, complimenting Jill.
Tuesday, November 15th, 1994
8: Quibbling Siblings
Randy feels like the black sheep when Tim spends time with Brad and has him as a special guest on Tool Time.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 1994
9: My Dinner with Wilson
At Thanksgiving dinner with the Taylors, Wilson announces he is moving, but Tim gives him advice in the hopes Wilson will decide to stay.
Tuesday, November 29th, 1994
10: Ye Olde Shoppe Teacher
Mr. Leonard, Tim's high school shop teacher, comes to visit, but gets angry and leaves after guest starring on an episode of Tool Time.
Tuesday, December 6th, 1994
11: Some Like It Hot Rod
When Tim has a shot at getting his hot rod in an automotive magazine, Jill becomes busy and accidentally leaves it out in the snow.
Tuesday, December 13th, 1994
12: 'Twas the Night before Chaos
Marty and his wife and kids, and Jill's parents come to visit and Tim and Jill try to solve their marital problems. Tim tries to beat Doc Johnson in the Christmas lighting contest.
Tuesday, January 3rd, 1995
13: The Route of All Evil
After Brad takes a paper route, he has trouble getting up and doing homework but doesn't want to quit because it will disappoint Tim.
Tuesday, January 10th, 1995
14: Brother, Can You Spare a Hot Rod?
Tim decides to sell his hot rod and buys one to rebuild. Meanwhile, Jill takes Randy shopping for clothes and he is afraid that Jill will embarrass him in front of someone he knows.
Tuesday, January 31st, 1995
15: Super Bowl Fever
Tim has a Super Bowl party for his friends while Jill is sick with the flu.
Tuesday, February 7th, 1995
16: Bachelor of the Year
When Al is published as one of Detroit's "Most Eligible Bachelors" in a magazine, women begin flocking all over him and he starts to ignore Ilene. Mark has to write a report on the most interesting person he knows, and he writes it on Wilson instead of Tim.
Tuesday, February 14th, 1995
17: It's My Party
At Randy's party, Tim's over polished dance floor causes Michelle, Randy's girlfriend, to sprain her ankle.
Tuesday, February 21st, 1995
18: A House Divided
Benny, Tim's friend, moves into his aunt's house while she's away, but a gas leak causes the house to blow up and Benny must stay with the Taylors.
Tuesday, February 28th, 1995
19: The Naked Truth
When Marty and Nancy are staying with the Taylors, Tim walks in on Nancy in the shower thinking she is Jill. Meanwhile, Randy goes to a Bar Mitzvah and must come home after he splits his trousers.
Tuesday, March 14th, 1995
20: Talk to Me
Tim insults Jill on Tool Time, ruins dinner, and drops her ring down the furnace.
Tuesday, March 21st, 1995
21: No, No, Godot
Tim and Al scalp tickets to a hockey game when Tim can't go, but they get arrested and Jill and Ilene come to bail them out. Meanwhile, Mark paper maches Wilson's face when he watches the boys while Tim and Jill are gone.
Tuesday, April 11th, 1995
22: Tool Time after Dark (Part 1)
Despite Jill's advice, Tim stays up all night watching Tool Time tapes because of his upset stomach from eating too much Polish food.
Tuesday, April 11th, 1995
23: Tool Time after Dark (Part 2)
Despite Jill's advice, Tim stays up all night watching Tool Time tapes because of his upset stomach from eating too much Polish food.
Tuesday, May 2nd, 1995
24: Sisters and Brothers
Carrie, Jill's sister, comes to observe Jill's life to see if she would like to get married. Marty, Tim's brother, moves to Detroit.
Tuesday, May 9th, 1995
25: A Marked Man
Al tells Tim and Jill that one of their boys may have stolen a pocket knife. They don't believe their boys would steal, but they find the knife in Mark's pocket in the laundry.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 1995
26: Wilson's Girlfriend
Jill hooks Wilson up for his first date in twenty years and Tim gives him advice.
27: Season 5 Bloopers
Tuesday, September 19th, 1995
1: A Taylor Runs through It
At Jill's cousin's wedding, Tim tries to squeeze in sports for him and the boys. After Jill gets tired of writing her speech for the wedding, she decides to go water skiing with the boys and gets injured.
Tuesday, September 26th, 1995
2: The First Temptation of Tim
Bud Harper, Tim's new boss, wants to replace Al because younger viewers don't like him. Meanwhile, Brad gets detention on the first day of school and additional detention for misbehaving during detention.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 1995
3: Her Cheatin' Mind
After Tim becomes threatened by one of Jill's classmates, he joins her book club.
Tuesday, October 17th, 1995
4: Jill's Surprise Party
Tim invites everyone over to the house for Jill's surprise birthday party, but Jill is off looking for her childhood piano.
Tuesday, October 24th, 1995
5: Advise and Repent
Jill gets an A on her psychology paper and starts dispensing psychiatric advice. Unfortunately, this leads to marital problems for Randy's girlfriend's parents.
Tuesday, October 31st, 1995
6: Let Them Eat Cake
Brad throws a Halloween party for his new friends at school while Tim, Jill, Al, and Ilene attend a cable awards show. The Tool Time cast hopes to win an award, but it appears that Cooking with Irma will sweep the event as it has every other year.
Tuesday, November 7th, 1995
7: The Look
Tim gets "the look" from Jill after spending $4,000 on season tickets for the Detroit Pistons.
Tuesday, November 14th, 1995
8: Room without a View
Tim turns the basement into Randy's new room so that Randy doesn't have to share a room with Mark.
Tuesday, November 21st, 1995
9: Chicago Hope
Jill plans on having a romantic evening with Tim when they go to Chicago, but Tim's business meeting takes all day.
Tuesday, November 28th, 1995
10: Doctor in the House
Jill, Wilson, and Al are angry when Tim gets an honorary Ph.D.
Tuesday, December 5th, 1995
11: That's My Momma
When Tim's mother returns she begins dating Mr. Leonard, Tim's old shop teacher, and doesn't want to spend time with Tim.
Tuesday, December 12th, 1995
12: 'Twas the Flight before Christmas
On Christmas Eve Tim and Al get stuck at the airport on the way to Binford's winter festival. Ilene makes Al choose between her and his mother. Tim and the boys beat Doc Johnson in the Christmas lighting contest.
Tuesday, January 9th, 1996
13: Oh, Brother
When Tim hires Marty to rebuild the Tool Time set it puts their friendship on the line.
Tuesday, January 16th, 1996
14: High School Confidential
Brad feels jealous when Randy starts taking advanced classes at his school. Tim designs the man's bedroom.
Tuesday, January 30th, 1996
15: Tanks for the Memories
Tim and Jill play each other in a tank driving competition and Jill wins. However, Tim doesn't congratulate her because he thinks she humiliated him.
Tuesday, February 6th, 1996
16: The Vasectomy One
Jill wants Tim to get a vasectomy when they agree their family is complete. Meanwhile, Randy is voted "best butt" by the girls at school.
Tuesday, February 13th, 1996
17: Fear of Flying
Mark wants to take flying lessons, but Jill doesn't let him. Jill takes piano lessons. Meanwhile, Tim and Al ruin Bud's car.
Tuesday, February 20th, 1996
18: When Harry Kept Delores
Dolores, Harry's wife, comes to Harry's Hardware and Tim's marital advice causes them to split up.
Tuesday, February 27th, 1996
19: Eye on Tim
When a TV report is done on Tool Time, Jill gets angry when the reporter makes advances on Tim.
Tuesday, March 5th, 1996
20: The Bud Bowl
When Tim and Jill go bowling with Bud and his wife, Tim tells Jill to lose because he's afraid his career will be ruined if they beat Bud and his wife. Meanwhile, Angela, Brad's girlfriend, sets her sister up with Randy.
Tuesday, March 12th, 1996
21: Engine and a Haircut, Two Fights
Tim and Brad get into a fight over Brad's new haircut and the hot rod engine. Meanwhile, Randy doesn't want Jill to help him rehearse for an audition to play Romeo in a school play of Romeo & Juliet.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 1996
22: The Longest Day
After a routine medical checkup, the family discovers that Randy may have cancer.
Tuesday, April 30th, 1996
23: Mr. Wilson's Opus
Wilson becomes the director of Randy's school play, but takes the role a little too seriously. Tim and Wilson clash when Wilson attempts to make him rebuild the play's aluminum set.
Tuesday, May 7th, 1996
24: Shopping Around
Tim and Jill see Art, Tim's old shop teacher who's dating his mother, at a restaurant with another woman.
Tuesday, May 14th, 1996
25: Alarmed by Burglars
When Wilson is burglarized, Jill orders Tim to put in a high security system. But instead of them having peace and quite in their house, things get worse when the alarms begin going off by themselves.
Tuesday, May 21st, 1996
26: Games, Flames and Automobiles
Al creates a Tool Time board game, hoping to earn enough money to propose to Ilene, but the game has problems and sometimes catches fire.
Tuesday, September 17th, 1996
1: At Sea
Jill finds Brad making out with his girlfriend in his room. When Jill asks Tim to have a man-to-man talk with Brad, Tim is a little reluctant to do it. Not because he doesn't feel Brad needs it, but because it's something he's never done before with a kid. Tool Time goes to sea in another on-location shoot, with Tim, Al and Heidi boarding the USS Constellation aircraft carrier as part of their salute to engines.
Tuesday, September 24th, 1996
2: Future Shock
Tim and Jill both reminisce about their senior years.
Tuesday, October 1st, 1996
3: Workshop 'Til You Drop
When Bud gets divorced, Tim and Jill go to a couples therapy workshop.
Tuesday, October 8th, 1996
4: Burnin' Love
Tim tells Randy to go for Lauren, who likes cars, but he finds out she is dating Jason, Brad's friend.
Tuesday, October 15th, 1996
5: Al's Video
When Al is the producer of a video, he selects Tim to direct, until Tim gets too bossy. Jill gets a computer.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 1996
6: Whose Car Is It Anyway?
Jill buys a foreign sports car with money from an inheritance and forbids Tim to drive it.
Tuesday, October 29th, 1996
7: I Was a Teenage Taylor
It's a battle of Halloween pranks. First Tim scares Al, then Brad and Randy scare Jill, then a strange man shows up at the door asking to see the basement. Jill, Tim and Wilson tell the boys that years ago a man named Clifford Warren was accused of killing his brother, but because of his mental problems he was put in an insane hospital. Little do the boys know that it's a Halloween prank. They invite Al to help them pull a prank on their own, but Al and Wilson pull a prank on the Taylors.
Tuesday, November 12th, 1996
8: Jill and Her Sisters
Jill's wild sisters visit to plan their parents' 50th anniversary.
Tuesday, November 19th, 1996
9: The Tool Man Delivers
Heidi goes into labor at the Classic Car Man of the Year awards and Tim and Jill help deliver the baby, while receiving instructions from Wilson on the phone.
Tuesday, November 26th, 1996
10: The Wood, the Bad and the Hungry
Benny isn't allowed on the guest list for the Thanksgiving dinner party at the Taylor house and Tim gets into the spirit of giving.
Tuesday, December 10th, 1996
11: Workin' Man Blues
Brad gets a part-time job at a sporting goods store and work soon becomes his top priority.
Tuesday, December 17th, 1996
12: No Place Like Home
Tim's brothers help move their mother out of the family home, but Tim takes an immediate dislike to the new owners' plans for the place.
Tuesday, January 7th, 1997
13: The Flirting Game
Jill wonders if flirting with a possible boss will get her employed.
Tuesday, January 14th, 1997
14: The Karate Kid Returns
Everything goes well when Mark uses karate to save Randy from a bully, until the school newspaper gets hold of it. Wilson's cousins, the Beach Boys, come to visit.
Tuesday, January 28th, 1997
15: Totally Tool Time
Swedish buyers consider buying Tool Time for Europe.
Tuesday, February 11th, 1997
16: A Funny Valentine
Tim forgets where he hid Jill's Valentine's Day present. A singer talks about her relationship with Tim's father.
Tuesday, February 18th, 1997
17: Wilson's World
Wilson decides to act more like others after a newspaper critic gives his performance a bad review.
Tuesday, February 25th, 1997
18: Something Old, Something Blue
Before Al and Ilene's wedding, Al tells the guys a secret.
Tuesday, March 11th, 1997
19: Communication Breakdown
When the boys are using the phone too much, Tim has Dennis, Harry's son, install a second line.
Tuesday, April 1st, 1997
20: My Son, the Driver
Jill's worst fears come true when she predicts something bad will happen on the night Brad is first driving. He gets into a small accident, but little do they know the accident is a lot more serious than he admits.
Tuesday, April 15th, 1997
21: Insult to Injury
Tim ignores his separated shoulder to break a Bob Vila record on Tool Time with a steamroller.
Tuesday, April 29th, 1997
22: Family Un-Ties
Jill wants to spend quality time with the family, but the guys take her to the hardware expo.
Tuesday, May 6th, 1997
23: The Feminine Mistake
Jill makes Tim act like an equal partner once she finds that Brad's girlfriend does whatever he tell her to. Tool Time does a 3D show.
Tuesday, May 13th, 1997
To keep her father away because of the pressure she's under, Jill fakes an illness only to find out that he died shortly after she lied to him.
Tuesday, May 20th, 1997
25: The Kiss and the Kiss-Off
Lisa, the old Tool Time girl, returns and Tim gives her her old job back without consulting Heidi, the current Tool Time girl.
26: Season 7 Bloopers
Tuesday, September 23rd, 1997
1: Quest for Fire
The Taylors vacation at a Lake Michigan resort... while Tim tries to give MORE POWER to the BBQ concept, Randy meets with Lauren and Brad breaks up with Angela. Mark's changing, but is it for the better? Tim is seriously considering quitting Tool Time and moving permanently to this country resort.
Tuesday, September 30th, 1997
2: Clash of the Taylors
Tim and Randy disagree on Binford's environmental policies. Jill gets an internship counseling families.
Tuesday, October 7th, 1997
3: Room at the Top
Jill wants Tim to build her an office in the attic, and then changes her mind at the last minute; Tim makes a big deal about it.
Tuesday, October 14th, 1997
4: Pump You Up
Tim pushes Brad after he gets a soccer scholarship. Randy and Lauren, his girlfriend, want to go on another date, but not a double date with two of their friends. The guys from K&B Construction guest on Tool Time.
Tuesday, October 28th, 1997
5: A Night to Dismember
It's Halloween at the Taylor's house. Mark decides to do a horror video for his class using different scenes from old horror shows and movies, but Jill and Tim don't like the idea when they sneak a preview at Mark's video.
Tuesday, November 4th, 1997
6: The Niece
Willow, Wilson's niece, comes to stay which makes it so that Wilson has no time to spend with Tim.
Tuesday, November 11th, 1997
7: Jill's Passion
Ian, a man Jill met at the YMCA gym, asks her out mistaking Tim for her brother. That night Jill has a dream about him, but after talking to Patty, a friend, and Tim she straightens it out.
Tuesday, November 18th, 1997
8: Losing My Religion
Randy questions his religion. Tim breaks a valuable piece of church equipment.
Tuesday, November 25th, 1997
The Taylors go to a football game in a box seat for Thanksgiving, but Tim manages to black out all the lights.
Tuesday, December 9th, 1997
10: The Dating Game
Tim takes Al to a club to meet women after they find out Ilene is engaged.
Tuesday, December 16th, 1997
11: Bright Christmas
Tim does the ultimate Christmas decorating display job. Jill is worried when she finds out her mother is dating.
Tuesday, January 6th, 1998
12: The Old College Try
Tim realizes his friends are boring, so he starts hanging out with students half his age.
Tuesday, January 20th, 1998
13: An Older Woman
Brad's getting MARRIED... well, maybe not after Tim and Jill get through with him. The Taylor parents try to make Brad realize that he's not ready for the commitment of marriage to a college girl he just recently met at a party.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 1998
14: Tim 'the Landlord' Taylor
Al rents a house from Tim and Tim takes advantage of him as his landlord. Meanwhile, Randy and Brad buy the same shirt.
Tuesday, February 10th, 1998
15: Say Goodnight, Gracie
Tim begins to want to have more children after Marty asks him to babysit one of the twins. After some discussions about his vasectomy with Jill, and some words of wisdom from Wilson, he decides that being able to return the twins after playing with them is the best idea. Mark is still wearing black, but with an added touch (of lipstick) for this episode.
Tuesday, February 24th, 1998
16: What a Drag
On Tool Time, Tim and Al show viewers how to prepare for a severe winter storm. When Tim falls through the gazebo he discovers a small bag of marijuana taped to the underside of the swing. Jill and Tim stake out their backyard from Wilson's to catch the culprit... to everyone's surprise, Brad is caught red-handed with the goods.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 1998
17: Taking Jill for Granite
The Taylors do a kitchen remodel, but a surprise is in store when Tim and Jill find out who the installer is.
Tuesday, March 10th, 1998
18: Futile Attraction
Tim becomes suspicious that Heidi and Al are having a hot affair when he finds out she has separated from her husband; he sets out to find out exactly how much of an affair they are having. On Tool Time, Tim adds a little MORE POWER to his golf swing when golf-pro Payne Stewart guests.
Tuesday, March 17th, 1998
19: Desperately Seeking Willow
While staying over at the Taylors, Willow doesn't return home from a club one night... Jill fears the worst and sends the whole family out searching for her. It's Saint Patrick's day on Tool Time, and who better to celebrate with than the boys from K&B Construction.
Tuesday, March 31st, 1998
20: The Write Stuff
On Tool Time, Tim manages to throw himself out a window while doing renovation work. Jill tries to get Tim to help prepare for a tax audit. Brad and Randy become rivals when Brad's article "Hey Yo!" takes the spotlight away from Randy's "Genetic Mutations in the Second Half of the 20th Century."
Tuesday, April 21st, 1998
21: The Son Also Mooches
It's Jill's turn to worry about needing glasses as she reaches middle age. Tim worries that his mother is going to lose money on another of his brother Jeff's business schemes.
Tuesday, April 28th, 1998
22: Believe It or Not
On Tool Time, "Men's Convenience Week" features a visit by Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons. Wilson becomes upset with Tim after Tim tells everyone about Wilson's encounter with an alien, something Wilson would rather Tim had kept to himself.
Tuesday, May 5th, 1998
23: Rebel without Night Driving Privileges
Randy's driving, get off the sidewalk! ... Randy doesn't feel that he's being treated fairly when his driving privileges differ from those Brad had when he first got his license. On Tool Time, "Judy's Rat" pulls cable through hard to reach spaces.
Tuesday, May 12th, 1998
24: Tool-Thousand-One - a Space Odyssey
Tool Time is revisited by Astronauts Ken Bowersox and Steve Hawley, who announce that a Binford tool will be used on their next shuttle mission. Will Tim or Al win the competition to be the one to use the tool in space? Back on Earth, Mark tries to impress a girl by making a dramatic change to his appearance.
Tuesday, May 19th, 1998
25: From Top to Bottom
Jill makes some embarrassing remarks about Tim on a talk show while he watches it from Harry's Hardware with all his friends.
29: Season 8 Bloopers
Tuesday, September 22nd, 1998
Jill takes Tim, Wilson, Al, and Heidi on a surprise river rafting trip for Tim's birthday, but he wanted to relax that day. Meanwhile, Brad and Mark try to get a grape soda stain out of the couch.
Tuesday, September 29th, 1998
When Randy is unexpectedly accepted into a year long environmental study program in Costa Rica, Tim and Jill find it difficult in letting go. Meanwhile, on Tool Time, auditions are held for a song lyric contest for the Tool Time theme.
Tuesday, October 6th, 1998
3: All in the Family
Tim and Jill's plans to spend some time together are interrupted when Tim's brother and Jill's sister announce that they are an item.
Tuesday, October 13th, 1998
4: Taylor Got Game
While Brad studies for his SAT's, a friend of Wilson's offers him the chance to play professional international soccer in Europe.
Tuesday, October 20th, 1998
5: Al's Fair Lady
Jill is concerned when Al's new rich girlfriend keeps buying him extravagant gifts in order to keep him in the relationship.
Tuesday, October 27th, 1998
At a Halloween party Tim encourages Wilson to break up with his girlfriend who claims to be a witch, but after he dumps her he mysteriously disappears. Tim blames the witch, but when the police arrive Tim is accused of Wilson's disappearance.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 1998
7: Not-So-Great Scott
When Tim overhears Jill saying that one of her patients is having an affair with Heidi's husband, Tim has trouble keeping it from Heidi.
Tuesday, November 10th, 1998
8: Tim's First Car
When Tim's first car is destroyed before his eyes in a junkyard, Jill decides to find him a replica of it. Meanwhile, Mark helps Brad make a video for his college applications.
Tuesday, November 17th, 1998
9: Mr. Likeable
Tim becomes unhappy when Al stars in a TV movie with Morgan Fairchild. Meanwhile, Mark tries to get the affection of the most beautiful girl in his class by listening to her talk about her problems.
Tuesday, November 24th, 1998
10: Thanks, but No Thanks
Tim invites his brother Marty and his twins to live with him when he discovers that Marty and his wife Nancy are separated.
Tuesday, December 8th, 1998
11: Home for the Holidays
Randy returns from Costa Rica for Christmas only to discover the changes that have taken place in his absence and that life has gone on without him.
Tuesday, December 15th, 1998
12: Ploys for Tots
Tim and Jill try to teach Marty the best way to parent when one of the twins keeps throwing tantrums to get her own way.
Tuesday, January 5th, 1999
13: Chop Shop 'Til You Drop
Tim and Jill buy Brad a car. However, when it is stolen, Tim and Al go undercover to catch the thieves.
Tuesday, January 19th, 1999
14: Home Alone
Tim gets preoccupied when he is left alone to write his book.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 1999
15: Knee Deep
Brad blames Tim for possibly ruining his soccer career when he injures his knee on a piece of hardware during a Tool Time shoot at the house. The magicians Penn & Teller appear on Tool Time.
Tuesday, February 9th, 1999
16: Mark's Big Break
Tim commissions Mark to make a video to celebrate the completion of his hot rod. When Tim is disappointed with the result, Mark films a new version - with a dance number set to "Greased Lightning".
Tuesday, February 16th, 1999
17: Young at Heart
Jill is angry when Tim spends too much time with his new female mechanic near their anniversary.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 1999
18: Love's Labor Lost (1)
Plans for a ski trip are put on hold when Jill needs an emergency hysterectomy. Tim helps her face the situation, but becomes frightened when complications arise during surgery.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 1999
19: Love's Labor Lost (2)
Tim waits for news on Jill's surgery. Jill will be fine, although she had to have her ovaries completely removed, not partially as was first thought. Jill's mother comes to visit to help with her daughter's care and with her mood swings.
Tuesday, March 16th, 1999
Tim and Wilson's friendship is tested when Wilson wins $10,000 and decides to build an elaborate greenhouse in his backyard - which blocks the Taylor family's view.
Tuesday, March 30th, 1999
21: A Hardware Habit to Break
Harry announces that he is retiring and selling the hardware store. Tim organizes a fundraising party for the store, but ends up buying it himself. But when the customers dry up, Tim begins to wonder what he is doing wrong.
Tuesday, May 4th, 1999
22: Loose Lips and Freudian Slips
Jill's thesis is before the committee. During Mark's student film viewing, Jill's psychology professor sees Jill criticize him and Jill is worried that this will affect the thesis committee's decision.
Tuesday, May 11th, 1999
Troubles brew on Tool Time when Bud mandates that no non-Binford products are to be used on the show. Brad has to decide whether or not to play soccer earlier than he is scheduled to when he has an opportunity to play in front of a UCLA scout.
Tuesday, May 18th, 1999
24: Dead Weight
Tool Time continues to be a "jewel" despite the continued excess presence of the Binford name. Things rapidly turn sad when Al decides to take his mother out to dinner to tell her he's going to get married... and she has a heart attack and dies.
Tuesday, May 18th, 1999
25: The Long and Winding Road (1)
Tool Time's new producer, Morgan, stages a Jerry Springer style fight on the show. When he refuses to stop degrading the show, Tim quits. Jill's psychology professor offers her a great job - in Indiana.
Tuesday, May 25th, 1999
26: The Long and Winding Road (2)
As Tim and the Boys drive to school, they reminisce about some of the memories they have over the past eight years.
Tuesday, May 25th, 1999
27: The Long and Winding Road (3)
Tim records his finale Tool Time, with a host of guests - and a pregnant Heidi. Morgan offers Tim more money and an executive producer credit to stay with the show, but Tim rejects his offer. Jill makes a decision about the Indiana job offer. Wilson and Tim take down their fence to make more room for Al and Trudy's wedding. Harry and Delores return for the happy occasion, while Benny, Marty and Jeff bet on the outcome. The Taylor's decide to go to Indiana, taking their house with them in the ultimate home project - or is it just a figment of Tim's imagination?
Tuesday, May 25th, 1999
28: Backstage Pass
A retrospective look at eight years of the hit comedy, including interviews with the cast, unseen bloopers and Wilsons entire face being revealed.