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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. Jill joins Al's team for Habitat for Humanity because Tim thinks married couples shouldn't work together. Tim tries to beat Jill's team with an all star athlete construction team directed by himself. Meanwhile, Brad finds a locket and gives it to Ashley, but finds out it was Marie's.
After destroying his budget for 6 months on the Man's Kitchen, Tim struggles to find a good idea for his anniversary show. Jill tries to get guests for a no dinner dinner fundraiser, but finds it particularly difficult. Tim and the boys plan on getting Jill a hot tub for Mother's Day and getting rid of the swing set so they can install the hot tub in their yard. But they find the swing set meant more to Jill than they thought and she wants a herb garden instead of a hot tub. After researching cosmetic surgery on the computer, Jill finds that Tim wants her to have cosmetic surgery.
Meanwhile, Mark beats Brad and Randy in a video game and chess. Tim's car is in the shop, and he borrows Jill's vintage Chevrolet Nomad which he gave as a present to Jill, and he comes in it to work on a special Tool Time episode in a construction yard. However, he drops a three-ton steel beam on the car. He doesn't tell Jill, and instead lies that it is just a scratch, but it fails when she sees the car in the body shop when she goes to retrieve a book from it.
Brad and Randy prepare to stop the bus bully, but get kicked off the bus as a side effect. Ratings 35 million viewers; Tim begins to become concerned about his health when his 40th birthday nears, and Harry, the owner of Harry's Hardware, has a heart attack. Tim cancels his birthday plans, but after receiving advice from a heart-attack survivor and a medical report, he moves on.
Tim and Al shrink down to view a car engine. Tim installs a central vacuum system; Tim's brother Marty comes over to tell Tim that he's leaving his wife Nancy and kids, but Tim's advice turns Marty against him. Meanwhile, Tim creates a hole in the floor installing the vacuum system, and Jill has trouble working on her psychology report. At Thanksgiving dinner with the Taylors, Wilson announces he is moving to Ecuador, but Tim gives him advice in the hopes Wilson will decide to stay.
It turns out this is a crisis Wilson is dealing with after his wife died 15 years ago. Meanwhile there is a dead rat in the Taylors' wall. Leonard, Tim's high school shop teacher, comes to visit, but gets angry and leaves after Tim telling Mr. Leonard what he can and can't do on an episode of Tool Time. Marty and his wife and kids, and Jill's parents come to visit. Jill learns her parents are having marital problems and tries to patch things up, only making them worse.
Final appearance of : Col. Fred Patterson M. Emmet Walsh. Tim decides to sell his hot rod to Doug O'Brien Bruce McGill , a pizza entrepreneur, which upsets Brad because of how much time he and Tim had worked on it. Meanwhile, Jill takes Randy shopping for clothes and he is afraid that Jill will embarrass him in front of Beth.
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. Guest stars : Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer. Tim and Al scalp tickets to a Red Wings game before heading to the opera with Jill and Ilene, but they get arrested, and Jill and Ilene come to bail them out.
Despite Jill's advice, Tim stays up all night watching Tool Time tapes because of his upset stomach from eating too much Polish food. Carrie Tudi Roche , Jill's sister, observes the family while on break. Tim's brother Marty's moving plans are halted by a slippery floor.
Cal, Al's brother, reveals a childhood secret. Jill hooks Wilson up for his first date with her psychology professor in twenty years and Tim gives him advice. Brad gets a horrendous pimple, which he uses make-up to cover. Brad keeps getting detention. While Tim has everyone at the house for Jill's surprise party 40th birthday in which it is her 39th , she is off looking for her childhood piano which her cousin has.
Bud makes Al try a makeover, which causes him to experience "flannel withdrawal. Jill, Wilson, and Al are jealous when Tim gets an honorary Ph. When Tim's mother returns, she begins dating Mr. Leonard, Tim's old shop teacher, and doesn't want to spend time with Tim. Tim and Jill compete against each other driving tanks and Jill wins; however, Tim doesn't congratulate her because he thinks she humiliated him. The boys suffer at Al's for a weekend, until they see the Tool Time game he invented. Mark wants to take flying lessons, but Jill doesn't let him. Jill takes piano lessons, but is not making progress at all.
Meanwhile, Tim and Al ruin Bud's car. When Wilson is burglarized and gets some obscure artifacts stolen, Tim surprisingly gets a simple security system. However, Jill, paranoid over what happened to Wilson, begs Tim to get the biggest security system he can find, but the overcomplicated system causes chaos in the house and in the neighborhood. Brad gets the opportunity to cheat on an important exam, but trips the alarm sneaking downstairs. While Tool Time is on vacation, Al plans to market his Tool Time board game, puts his life savings on the line, and plans to propose to Ilene on the upcoming Saturday.
But, Tim, Jill, and Mark discover a malfunction that causes a fire due to a wiring defect, which Al didn't know about. Benny isn't allowed on the guest list for the Thanksgiving dinner party at the Taylor house, but Tim and Randy spot him at a food shelter, thinking he is having money problems, and invite him as a guest of honor.
As it turns out, Benny only eats there because of the free meals. 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. But Tim's mother tells them to take whatever's important to Tim and his brothers. A tense Tim troubles the Tool Time team when the audience includes two Swedish buyers who are considering the show for the European market.
Will Tool Time' s "Salute to Men" have the desired result? Tim also builds the Man's Gym. A singer hints that her relationship with Tim's father was more than casual. Tim forgets where he hid Jill's Valentine's Day gift. Brad and Randy struggle to find gifts for their girlfriends. Al reveals a secret to Tim and the guys before his wedding to Ilene, that he is not sure if marrying her is right. Jill tries to reassure him by talking about how she had to be dragged to her wedding, which offends Tim.
Ilene soon reveals she has the same feelings as Al, putting the wedding in jeopardy. Lisa Pamela Anderson Lee , the original Tool Time girl who left the show to become a paramedic , returns. Tim, who is as excited as everyone else to see her again, invites Lisa to temporarily resume her part on the show without consulting the current Tool Time girl, Heidi. As a result, Heidi quits until Tim explains what happened. Randy finally gets up the nerve to ask Lauren out on their first official date, and the date fails until Wilson's advice turns it around for the better.
While Tim tries to give "more power! Mark's changing, but is it for the better? The Taylor's vacation at a Lake Michigan resort and Tim is seriously considering quitting Tool Time and moving permanently to this resort, but Jill thinks he's having a mid-life crisis. After Brad gets a soccer scholarship, Tim begins to push him too hard, and the coach kicks Brad off the team. Randy and Lauren want to go out on another date, but they don't particularly want to double date with a couple of friends; Jill saves the day by "offering" to come along on the date.
It's Halloween at the Taylor house. Worried that Mark will spend the night alone with Ronnie, Jill asks Brad and Randy to take them to a party they're going to, but they refuse. Mark tells his parents that he and Ronnie are in a film class, and that they're going to be making a horror film - he then asks the family to be in it, and they accept. When they start filming, Jill and Tim worry that it won't be good because it isn't scary yet.
When they find his video, they decide to watch it to see how it's going. They find out that it's about a boy, Clark, who has been ignored by his family, Jim, Lil, Chad and Andy. He sees a mad scientist, Dr. Wilsonstein, to get a potion that will turn them into freaks.
He then decides to kill them. This makes Jill worry because she thinks Mark really does feel ignored, and wants to kill them. When they start the next scene, he is about to chop his father's head off, and Mark holds up a real knife. Jill has had enough, and decides that they need to talk. Randy feels slighted when his driving privileges differ from those Brad had when he first got his license.
Afterward "Judy" confesses that she's the real Judy's sister Trudy, and is impersonating her sister in order to meet Al. The Taylor family has to say some tough goodbyes to Randy after he is unexpectedly accepted into a yearlong environmental-study program in Costa Rica. Meanwhile, Tool Time holds auditions for a group to write lyrics to the Tool Time theme music.
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Jill's sister and Tim's brother get a little too friendly, which interrupts Tim and Jill's plans to spend some intimate time together. While Brad has worries about his SATs, Wilson's visiting friend, an English soccer-team owner, tells Tim that Brad is good enough to play professionally; Brad seriously considers it. The Tool Time gang take their show on the road in Tim's new community fix-up van.
Tim and Jill are introduced to Al's new, very rich girlfriend, and Tim doesn't understand what is so wrong with Al accepting very extravagant gifts from her, such as a car. Tim invites his brother Marty and his 6-year-old twin daughters to stay at the Taylors' when he discovers that Marty is staying at the hardware store after separating from his wife.
When Randy returns home unexpectedly for Christmas and discovers all the changes that have happened in his absence, he feels unwelcome. Tim discovers that his biggest rival in the annual neighborhood-lighting contest is Al--who gets stuck on the roof with Trudy after winning.
Tim and Jill offer Marty parenting tips when Claire, one of the twins, keeps throwing tantrums to get her own way. Spending a weekend alone to write a book for Binford, Tim is distracted by dreams of fame and fortune. Tim commissions Mark to film a video to celebrate the hot rod's completion. Ski-trip plans are put on hold when Jill needs an emergency hysterectomy , as for several years she had not managed to fit checkups into her busy schedule. Tim helps her face the situation, but becomes frightened when complications arise during surgery.
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 visits to help look after and nurture her, but she starts to blame Tim for everything because of her mood swings. Mark tries to woo a girl. Jill's thesis is before the committee. During Mark's student-film viewing, Jill's psychology professor sees her criticize him and she is worried that this will affect the thesis committee's decision. Tool Time continues to be a "jewel" despite the continued excess presence of the Binford name, and new producer Morgan Wandell tries to give Tim a hard time.
Things rapidly turn sad when Al decides to take his mother Alma out to dinner to tell her he's marrying Trudy--and upon hearing the news, Alma has a heart attack and dies. During the ride to school, Tim and the boys reminisce about some of the good times they've had, with clips from previous shows. A look back at the past 8 years of Home Improvement , with cast interviews, outtakes, scenes for the final taping—and Earl Hindman's entire face. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Tim and Jill want to go out and have a romantic evening, but Jill can't find a babysitter, so she hires a magician Eric Christmas , who messes up during a trick and locks himself in a trunk, leaving the kids on their own around the house. During their romantic dinner, Tim is distracted by a Detroit Lions game, much to Jill's irritation, and he is forced to choose between his wife and the game. Tim tries to put up a satellite dish that has over channels so he can watch sports games around the country, and is jealous when Jill's teacher Sam McMurray comes to the house and promptly starts making romantic advances on Jill.
Susan Estelle Jansen. Notes : The opening theme from Home Improvement is used as the special closing theme of this episode. The initial title for this episode was "Wild Thing", after the Chip Taylor song of the same name ; the episode title appeared in TV Guide , early ABC airings and the original shooting script as such. Upon airing in syndication from —present, the alternate title of "Wild Kingdom" is used. Jill makes a bet with Tim that he cannot teach the kids some manners after they are kicked out of a pizza parlor.
If Tim cannot teach the boys manners, he will be attending the opera for an entire year with Jill, much to Tim's horror. With the bet on, he tries his best to make the boys behave. Jill drives with the oil light on for three days and Tim mentions this on Tool Time.
Jill gets angry at Tim for mocking her on his own show. Randy believes his hands are just like a girl's hands, which Mark and Brad take to their advantage. Tim tries to renovate his and Jill's bathroom, and involves Tool Time crew members as well as Al to make it free except for the construction material. The project turns out to take longer than expected, taking 18 days, much to Jill's dismay. Brad attempts to ask out Jennifer, his longtime crush, on a date.
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Tim and Jill get in an argument after Tim tries to teach her plumbing. To prove he can be a reasonable teacher, Tim invites women on Tool Time to teach them plumbing. Meanwhile, Brad thinks he'll do terribly on a test when Randy calls him an idiot. Tim begins working on his vintage s hot rod. Note : The opening theme from Home Improvement is used as the special closing theme of this episode. Tim is competing in the neighborhood's annual Christmas Lighting Contest, and is trying to outdo his rival, Doc Johnson.
Brad and Randy participate in a Christmas play as meager parts. It's family night, and Tim decides to take the family bowling. Brad and Randy encounter an arcade bully. Unfortunately, Stu starts to annoy Tim and Jill because he acts like he and Tim are still in college, and Tim has to set him straight.
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When Tim finally thinks he has the perfect birthday gift for Jill, it backfires, and he must find a new one. In order to fund Jill's present after blowing their money on a baseball card, Brad and Randy lie to Mark about a "Little Brother's Tax" and they take all his money. Tim and Jill's romantic getaway is ruined when John Binford demands Tim take his family camping using the new Binford camping gear, and share clips of their time on Tool Time. The trip doesn't go quite as Tim planned it would. Brad competes with another boy for Jennifer's Valentine's Day heart. Tim throws out a chain letter from Al, and receives bad luck continuously.
Randy breaks his bike after participating in a dare. Tim dyes his hands green and Jill beats him up, giving him a black eye and a disfigured face. George Foreman guest stars as himself on Tool Time. Jill begins pottery class, and begins to practice in the garage where Tim is working on his hot rod. This causes friction between the couple, but it all gets worked out, in part because of Wilson's advice. Meanwhile, after embarrassing Al following a mistake during an episode, Tim lets Al be the host of Tool Time for a day.
It doesn't end well, and the two switch back to their normal roles. Al wants to ask Greta Post out, but screws up, so Jill suggests he invite her to a barbecue that Tim could put up, and Tim gives Al advice that leads him to lose Greta, causing a friction between the two. Tim tries to get a foothold on Jill's college diary.
Jill discovers something about the effects of Jennifer and the boy's manners.