Home Improvement

The BEST episodes of Home Improvement

Every episode of Home Improvement ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Home Improvement!

Home Improvement is a family sitcom about Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, 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 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., things often turn out all right.

Last Updated: 5/23/2022Network: ABC (US)
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The Long and Winding Road (2)
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7.98
373 votes

#1 - The Long and Winding Road (2)

Season 8 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/25/1999

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

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Home for the Holidays
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7.87
323 votes

#2 - Home for the Holidays

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/8/1998

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.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
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Knee Deep
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7.86
292 votes

#3 - Knee Deep

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/2/1999

Brad blames Tim for possibly ruining his soccer career when he injures his knee on a piece of hardware during a Tool Time shoot at the house. The magicians Penn & Teller appear on Tool Time.

Directors: Peter Filsinger
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Bye Bye Birdie
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7.72
337 votes

#4 - Bye Bye Birdie

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/17/1993

A woodpecker is a pecking pain in the neck for Tim. Brad blames a poor grade on Jennifer who refuses to let him copy her paperwork anymore.

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Young at Heart
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7.71
324 votes

#5 - Young at Heart

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/16/1999

Jill is angry when Tim spends too much time with his new female mechanic near their anniversary.

Directors: Geoffrey Nelson
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Dead Weight
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7.69
350 votes

#6 - Dead Weight

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/18/1999

Tool Time continues to be a "jewel" despite the continued excess presence of the Binford name. Things rapidly turn sad when Al decides to take his mother out to dinner to tell her he's going to get married... and she has a heart attack and dies.

Directors: Geoffrey Nelson
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Trouble-A-Bruin
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7.69
325 votes

#7 - Trouble-A-Bruin

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/11/1999

Troubles brew on Tool Time when Bud mandates that no non-Binford products are to be used on the show. Brad has to decide whether or not to play soccer earlier than he is scheduled to when he has an opportunity to play in front of a UCLA scout.

Directors: Andrew Tsao
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The Kiss and the Kiss-Off
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7.68
306 votes

#8 - The Kiss and the Kiss-Off

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/20/1997

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

Directors: Peter Bonerz
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The Great Race II
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7.66
380 votes

#9 - The Great Race II

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/25/1994

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

Directors: Andy Cadiff
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Pilot
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7.66
1275 votes

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/1991

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.

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Loose Lips and Freudian Slips
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7.65
352 votes

#11 - Loose Lips and Freudian Slips

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/4/1999

Jill's thesis is before the committee. During Mark's student film viewing, Jill's psychology professor sees Jill criticize him and Jill is worried that this will affect the thesis committee's decision.

Directors: Tim Allen
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The Long and Winding Road (1)
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7.62
329 votes

#12 - The Long and Winding Road (1)

Season 8 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/18/1999

Tool Time's new producer, Morgan, stages a Jerry Springer style fight on the show. When he refuses to stop degrading the show, Tim quits. Jill's psychology professor offers her a great job - in Indiana.

Directors: Andy Cadiff
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Mark's Big Break
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7.61
323 votes

#13 - Mark's Big Break

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/9/1999

Tim commissions Mark to make a video to celebrate the completion of his hot rod. When Tim is disappointed with the result, Mark films a new version - with a dance number set to "Greased Lightning".

Directors: Geoffrey Nelson
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Don't Tell Momma
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7.61
462 votes

#14 - Don't Tell Momma

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/1994

Jill dents the car so Tim decides to fix it, but he accidentally drops a three ton beam on it and tries to hide it from Jill. Meanwhile, Brad and Randy are kicked off of the school bus for gluing Vinnie McGurn's, a bully's, butt.

Directors: Andy Cadiff
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A House Divided
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7.61
407 votes

#15 - A House Divided

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/21/1995

Benny, Tim's friend, moves into his aunt's house while she's away, but a gas leak causes the house to blow up and Benny must stay with the Taylors.

Directors: Andy Cadiff
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Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
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7.59
606 votes

#16 - Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/19/1991

Tim decides to put in another sink in the bathroom so his shaving junk won't be in Jill's way, but the project takes longer than he expects.

Directors: John Pasquin
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A Hardware Habit to Break
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7.58
346 votes

#17 - A Hardware Habit to Break

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/30/1999

Harry announces that he is retiring and selling the hardware store. Tim organizes a fundraising party for the store, but ends up buying it himself. But when the customers dry up, Tim begins to wonder what he is doing wrong.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
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Games, Flames and Automobiles
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7.58
423 votes

#18 - Games, Flames and Automobiles

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/21/1996

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.

Directors: Peter Filsinger
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I'm Scheming of a White Christmas
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7.58
443 votes

#19 - I'm Scheming of a White Christmas

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/16/1992

Brad and Randy start collecting money for charity, but they get in trouble from Jill for spending some of the money they raised. Maureen Binford makes more changes on Tool Time.

Directors: John Pasquin
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The Feminine Mistake
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7.58
385 votes

#20 - The Feminine Mistake

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/6/1997

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.

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The Longest Day
star
7.57
315 votes

#21 - The Longest Day

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/2/1996

After a routine medical checkup, the family discovers that Randy may have cancer.

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Workshop 'Til You Drop
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7.57
383 votes

#22 - Workshop 'Til You Drop

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/1996

When Bud gets divorced, Tim and Jill go to a couples therapy workshop.

Directors: Andrew Tsao
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Taps
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7.57
383 votes

#23 - Taps

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/13/1997

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.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
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Something Old, Something Blue
star
7.57
312 votes

#24 - Something Old, Something Blue

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/25/1997

Before Al and Ilene's wedding, Al tells the guys a secret.

Directors: John Pasquin
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High School Confidential
star
7.57
382 votes

#25 - High School Confidential

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/16/1996

Brad feels jealous when Randy starts taking advanced classes at his school. Tim designs the man's bedroom.

Directors: Andy Cadiff
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