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Don’t Tell Momma

1/15/2019
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When Tim discovers that Jill has tried to conceal a scratch in the paint job on her 1955 Chevy Nomad with nail polish, he demands that he take it into the body shop to have it repaired. However, when he drives the Nomad to a location shoot of Tool Time, where they are demonstrating construction […]

Duration:01:37:31

Back in the Saddle Shoes Again

1/8/2019
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When Jill Taylor (Patricia Richardson) gets laid off from Inside Detroit magazine, she decides to go back to school for a psychology degree. Tim (Tim Allen) thinks this is a terrible idea, and Jill is furious that he isn’t more supportive. But when Wilson (Earl Hindman) helps TIm realize that he only opposes the idea […]

Duration:01:18:31

Season 3 Super Spectacular!

12/18/2018
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It’s the end of the season, and with ends come changes. In this extravaganza of an episode, we look back on the ups and downs of season three, share some memories, and make some new ones. We cover the season three Grunt Count, our favorite episodes and guest stars, answer some listener questions, and reveal […]

Duration:02:05:22

The Great Race II

12/4/2018
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Despite Jill’s (Patricia Richardson) nonstop efforts for the past three years, the library is still somehow $1000 short on funds. In response, Jill holds a Tool Man auction on Tool Time — where Bob Vila makes a surprise appearance, bringing in $700, whereas Tim (Tim Allen) only goes for $300 when Jill bids on him […]

Duration:01:28:01

Reality Bytes

11/27/2018
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Randy has been cruising the dark neon-lit streets of the internet in search of singles chatrooms, and has found a beau from St. Louis named Molly. In an attempt to woo her, he has been using Tim’s old love letters to Jill as inspiration, and by “inspiration”, I mean complete plagiarism. However, when Molly shows […]

Duration:01:24:25

What You See Is What You Get

11/20/2018
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When Jill (Patricia Richardson) tells Tim (Tim Allen) a story about a woman who got extensive plastic surgery after her husband left her, she’s shocked at Tim’s callous reaction. Things don’t improve when she brings home a computer program that allows users to modify photographs of their bodies, which Tim promptly uses to blow up […]

Duration:01:12:00

Swing Time

11/13/2018
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It’s Mother’s Day, and Tim is determined to get Jill something she really wants this year. When he believes that he has deciphered all of the hints she’s been dropping, he decides to replace the swingset in the backyard with a new hot tub. However, when she catches Tim digging in the middle of the […]

Duration:01:10:45

Fifth Anniversary

11/6/2018
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It’s the 5th Anniversary of Tool Time, and Tim wants to do something special: take the crew to the Indy Speedway. However, after revealing the Man’s Kitchen, Tim has exhausted the budget for the next six months. Opting instead for simplicity, he shows clips from the inaugural episode of Tool Time. Meanwhile, Jill plans a […]

Duration:01:21:05

It Was the Best of Tims, It Was the Worst of Tims

10/30/2018
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When Jill throws a baby shower for her co-worker Linda, and invites the women from the office to attend, she’s baffled by Tim’s ability to charm, and the spell she casts over them. However, when she tries to turn on some charm of her own, she’s met with less-than-reciprocal effort. She begins to become disillusioned […]

Duration:01:02:09

Too Many Cooks

10/23/2018
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When Irma – of Cooking With Irma fame – has to go out of town for her daughter’s wedding, she asks if Tim and Al could guest host while she’s gone. Scratch that, she asks if Al and Tim could host. Tim is not happy to play second-fiddle to Al, and expresses his disdain. After […]

Duration:01:17:23

Eve of Construction

10/16/2018
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At the request of former president Jimmy Carter, Tool Time has agreed to build some houses for Habitat for Humanity, and dispatches Tim and Al on location to head up each of their own construction teams. For Tim’s part, he’s chosen a who’s who of NFL players, as well as Evander Holyfield. Al has chosen […]

Duration:01:16:06

Room for Change

10/9/2018
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When Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan) and Randy’s (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) constant fighting gets to be too much, Tim (Tim Allen) wants to give the older boy his own room and move Mark (Taran Noah Smith) in with Randy. Jill (Patricia Richardson) wants to discuss the matter with the boys, but before she can Tim acts […]

Duration:01:08:49

The Colonel

10/2/2018
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Jill’s father is in town, and he has brought with him his new manuscript. In his retirement, he’s taken to writing a book about his time in the military, and hopes that once Jill reads it, that maybe she will pass it on to the publishers of her magazine. There’s just one little hitch, though, […]

Duration:01:04:38

Reel Men

9/25/2018
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While Jill Taylor (Patricia Richardson) and Eileen (Sherry Hursey) enjoy a girls’ weekend, Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) goes ice fishing with Al (Richard Karn) in a fishing shack he’s thinking of buying. Although Al wants to use their time in the one-room shack on the lake to talk and get to know each other, Tim […]

Duration:01:18:22

Dream On

9/18/2018
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On the set of Tool Time, Al is a little upset with Tim due to some jealousy he harbors over the fact that his girlfriend Ilene had a sensual dream about Tim the night before. Because of this, he turns down Tim’s offer to have them over for dinner. Cooler minds prevail, and Al and […]

Duration:00:53:29

Slip Sleddin’ Away

8/28/2018
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Randy is challenged to a sled race down Dead Man’s Curve, and loses. Despite Jill’s pleas for him to abandon further challenge, Randy convinces her that his pride and self-worth is at stake. Meanwhile, Brad abandons his saxophone lessons at any cost.

Duration:01:26:54

Twas the Blight Before Christmas

8/21/2018
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It’s Christmas, 1993, and it seems like any other Christmas time – Tim is preparing for the neighborhood Christmas light competition against Doc Johnson, Jill is prepping Mark for his big debut as the N in the Hamtrammick Christmas Noel Choir Singers, Randy becomes the helpless victim of Doc Johnson’s daughter Lauren, and Brad is […]

Duration:01:32:33

Feud for Thought

8/14/2018
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When Jill Taylor (Patricia Richardson) gets a last minute invitation to her 20-year high school reunion, she’s eager to go in order to face off against her ex-best friend, Joanie, who stole her high school sweetheart, Jack. When they arrive in Washington, D.C., Jill almost loses her nerve, but Tim (Tim Allen) encourages her to […]

Duration:01:32:43

A Frozen Moment

8/7/2018
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It’s Thanksgiving, that time of year when the family gathers around to dress up in ridiculous costumes and pose for Christmas cards that they’ll never live down. Tim, inspired by a drive past the lumber yard, has been struck with a big idea to construct the perfect winter wonderland setting and expects Jill and the […]

Duration:01:33:55

Dollars and Sense

7/31/2018
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When Jill’s (Patricia Richardson) mother notifies her that three $50 bonds she bought for the boys have come due, she decides to let Brad, Randy and Mark (Zachery Ty Brian, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Taran Noah Smith) figure out what to invest them in. When the boys decide to invest in a baseball card, Tim (Tim […]

Duration:01:23:55