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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

Be True to Your Tool

7/24/2018
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Filling the shoes of the recently-passed Mr. Binford, Wes Davidson has assumed the role of the president of Binford, and pays Tool Time a visit. He informs Tim and Al that Binford is producing a new reciprocating saw, and that they will be promoting it on an upcoming show. However, when Tim and Al get […]

Duration:01:42:05

Blow Up

7/17/2018
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Jill Taylor (Patricia Richardson) is excited to attend the gala dinner celebrating her tireless work for the annual Library Fundraiser – but everything goes wrong at the last minute. When her neighbor Joe (Robert Picardo) is unable to secure the beautiful dress he promised to get her on the cheap, Jill has to wear an […]

Duration:01:24:25

Crazy For You – Halloween Special!

7/10/2018
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It’s Halloween again, and as tradition would have it, the Taylors are hosting their annual costume party. Things are all spoofs and goofs until Tim receives a letter from an obsessed fan names Rose. Initially boastful of this, he then learns the dangers such a fan poses after Wilson suggests possible mental instability. This ignites […]

Duration:01:25:33

Arrivederci, Binford

7/3/2018
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When Mr. Binford dies, everyone is emotionally affected by his passing except Tim Taylor (Tim Allen). While Al (Richard Karn) and Jill (Patricia Richardson) are both moved to tears by the death of a man who’s played a major role in their lives and careers, Tim finds himself unable to cry about it because he […]

Duration:01:19:09

A Sew, Sew Evening

6/26/2018
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New neighbors, Joe and Marie Morton, move in next door to the Taylors – but Tim finds Joe to be incredibly obnoxious. Upon his first arrival he dings the grill of Tim’s hot rod, and lingers while he tries to work. To eschew the situation, Tim says he has to go attend to Jill who […]

Duration:01:28:44

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