The Best Episodes of Home Improvement

Home Improvement is a family sitcom about Tim "The Tool man" Taylor (Tim Allen), the host of a local cable home improvement show called "Tool Time." Home Improvement looks at Tim at work, and at home, as the husband of Jill (Patricia Richardson) and the father to three teenage boys. Having been married for almost 20 years, Tim and Jill have had their share of fights, but with the help of their wise, mysterious neighbor Wilson W. Wilson, Jr. (Earl Hindman), things often turn out all right.

Backstage Pass

#1 - Backstage Pass

Season 8 - Episode 28

A retrospective look at eight years of the hit comedy, including interviews with the cast, unseen bloopers and Wilsons entire face being revealed.

star 8.09
62 votes
The Kiss and the Kiss-Off

#2 - The Kiss and the Kiss-Off

Season 6 - Episode 25

Lisa, the old Tool Time girl, returns and Tim gives her her old job back without consulting Heidi, the current Tool Time girl.

star 8.00
59 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
The Long and Winding Road (3)

#3 - The Long and Winding Road (3)

Season 8 - Episode 27

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?

star 7.87
61 votes
Directors: John Pasquin
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A Night to Dismember

#4 - A Night to Dismember

Season 7 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.86
76 votes
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The Feminine Mistake

#5 - The Feminine Mistake

Season 6 - Episode 23

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.

star 7.85
65 votes
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The Tool Man Delivers

#6 - The Tool Man Delivers

Season 6 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.84
72 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
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The Long and Winding Road (2)

#7 - The Long and Winding Road (2)

Season 8 - Episode 26

As Tim and the Boys drive to school, they reminisce about some of the memories they have over the past eight years.

star 7.84
56 votes
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Home for the Holidays

#8 - Home for the Holidays

Season 8 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.84
60 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
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Taps

#9 - Taps

Season 6 - Episode 24

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.

star 7.83
62 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
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Futile Attraction

#10 - Futile Attraction

Season 7 - Episode 18

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.

star 7.82
64 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
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Communication Breakdown

#11 - Communication Breakdown

Season 6 - Episode 19

When the boys are using the phone too much, Tim has Dennis, Harry's son, install a second line.

star 7.81
71 votes
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Games, Flames and Automobiles

#12 - Games, Flames and Automobiles

Season 5 - Episode 26

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.

star 7.81
68 votes
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My Dinner with Wilson

#13 - My Dinner with Wilson

Season 4 - Episode 9

At Thanksgiving dinner with the Taylors, Wilson announces he is moving, but Tim gives him advice in the hopes Wilson will decide to stay.

star 7.81
83 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
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Jill's Passion

#14 - Jill's Passion

Season 7 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.81
65 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
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Believe It or Not

#15 - Believe It or Not

Season 7 - Episode 22

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.

star 7.80
60 votes
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The Dating Game

#16 - The Dating Game

Season 7 - Episode 10

Tim takes Al to a club to meet women after they find out Ilene is engaged.

star 7.79
71 votes
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The Great Race II

#17 - The Great Race II

Season 3 - Episode 25

After Bob Vila raises more money than Tim for Jill's library fundraiser, Tim challenges him to a race... in his unfinished hot rod.

star 7.79
67 votes
Directors: Andy Cadiff
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What a Drag

#18 - What a Drag

Season 7 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.79
64 votes
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Pilot

#19 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.79
527 votes
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Mow Better Blues

#20 - Mow Better Blues

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.78
376 votes
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An Older Woman

#21 - An Older Woman

Season 7 - Episode 13

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.

star 7.78
70 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
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I Was a Teenage Taylor

#22 - I Was a Teenage Taylor

Season 6 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.78
82 votes
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From Top to Bottom

#23 - From Top to Bottom

Season 7 - Episode 25

Jill makes some embarrassing remarks about Tim on a talk show while he watches it from Harry's Hardware with all his friends.

star 7.77
65 votes
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Family Un-Ties

#24 - Family Un-Ties

Season 6 - Episode 22

Jill wants to spend quality time with the family, but the guys take her to the hardware expo.

star 7.76
65 votes
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Taking Jill for Granite

#25 - Taking Jill for Granite

Season 7 - Episode 17

The Taylors do a kitchen remodel, but a surprise is in store when Tim and Jill find out who the installer is.

star 7.76
60 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
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