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This Joke’s For You

6/19/2018
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When Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) installs a new intercom in the house, he overhears Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) mocking his show and his safety record to one of his friends. Offended at being mocked behind his back, Tim confronts Randy, grounds him for the disrespect and attempts to do a serious, safe Tool Time with […]

Duration:01:28:55

Aisle See You In My Dreams

6/12/2018
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It’s Al’s 35th birthday, and he’s spending it with the Taylors. When he makes a wish by blowing out the candles on his cake, he reveals that he wished for a wife. Jill immediately knows of someone she wants to set him up with and puts the wheels into motion. Upon first meeting this woman, […]

Duration:01:15:42

Maybe, Baby

6/5/2018
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In the season three premiere, Jill learns that her sister Carol is about to give birth to a baby girl and begins to imagine what life would be like with a girl, as they imagined Mark might be before they learned they were having a boy. When she brings this up to Tim, he immediately […]

Duration:01:24:57

Grunt Work Mixtape Vol. 2, Side A

5/22/2018
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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!

Duration:01:15:06

Season Two Super Spectacular! (Part II)

5/15/2018
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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.

Duration:01:46:02

Season Two Super Spectacular! (Part I)

5/8/2018
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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, […]

Duration:01:57:39

Audio Commentary: Roomie for Improvement

5/1/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:55:40

The Great Race

4/24/2018
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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 […]

Duration:01:18:43

Birth of a Hot Rod

4/17/2018
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Tim is on the verge of finally starting the engine on the hot rod that he’s been building for over a year, but he’s spending so much time in the garage working on it that he’s ignoring all of the other household chores that Jill has asked him to do. When Tim procrastinates too long, […]

Duration:01:21:36

Interview: John Pasquin

4/10/2018
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This week, John Pasquin, the first producer and director of Home Improvement, sits down with us to discuss the show’s beginnings, his development the unique look and feel of the show, his beginnings on Roseanne, the origin of The Santa Clause, working with Tim Allen, the possibility of a Home Improvement and Last Man Standing reboot/revival, his methodology in working […]

Duration:00:42:43

To Build or Not to Build

4/3/2018
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Jill Taylor (Patricia Richardson) has a single Mother’s Day wish: That Tim (Tim Allen) and the boys get her an actual heartfelt gift this year, rather than something store-bought at the last minute. In response, Tim, Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan) and Mark (Taran Noah Smith) take over the garage and begin building Jill gifts out […]

Duration:01:23:05

Ex Marks the Spot

3/27/2018
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When Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) runs into his ex-girlfriend Stacey (Kathleen Garrett) at a bar, their brief reunion unexpectedly leads to her dropping by the house to meet Jill (Patricia Richardson). When Tim’s ex meets the woman he left her for, it comes out that Tim’s breakup with Stacey was a little less than chivalrous. […]

Duration:01:19:45

Much Ado About Nana

3/20/2018
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Jill (Patricia Richardson) is on edge because her mother Nana (Polly Holliday) is coming to visit and she wants everything to be perfect. When Jill finds out that Nana is giving her an old tea set while giving a treasured family heirloom to Jill’s sister, Jill is furious – but she forbids Tim (Tim Allen) […]

Duration:01:01:41

Shooting Three to Make Tutu

3/13/2018
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When Jill (Patricia Richardson) begs Tim (Tim Allen) to take Mark (Taran Noah Smith) to the ballet, Tim reluctantly agrees — but when Wilson (Earl Hindman) offers him courtside tickets to a basketball game, Tim can’t say no. He and Mark go to the ballet for half an hour, then the game. When Jill finds […]

Duration:01:07:19

Karate or Not, Here I Come

3/6/2018
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Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) enrolls his son Mark (Taran Noah Smith) in a karate class when Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and Brad (Zachary Ty Bryan) exclude him from their games. Jill’s (Patricia Richardson) doubts about the safety of karate are confirmed when an older kid in the class begins tormenting Mark – but soon both […]

Duration:01:11:56

Bye Bye Birdie

2/27/2018
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Brad Taylor (Zachery Ty Bryan) breaks up with Jenny Sudarsky (Jessica Wesson) because she won’t let him copy her math homework anymore – and his grades suffer as a result. Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) suggests that Brad play it up like Jenny broke up with him so he can get sympathy from Jill (Patricia Richardson) […]

Duration:01:17:02

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

2/20/2018
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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 […]

Duration:01:03:44

Dances with Tools

2/13/2018
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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 […]

Duration:01:07:58

Love Is a Many Splintered Thing

2/6/2018
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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 […]

Duration:01:12:07

Howard’s End

1/30/2018
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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 […]

Duration:01:17:02