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Season 6 Episode 2

Future Shock

Aired Unknown Sep 24, 1996 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Tim acts stubborn about his daily routines, Jill is tired of it, and as a result they both start imagining what their senior years might be like.

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  • The Taylor Family...OF THE FUTURE!!!!!!

    An imaginative episode, but not my personal favorite. I am not sure why. Maybe its because its only about one thing. Anyway, I really like the make up in the future sequences episode. They do a great job of making them look older. Except that Tim's muscles are obviously fake, but maybe that was unavoidable. Routines are important in life. Tim is correct in saying that they provide structure and time management skills in life. But Jill is also correct in saying that one must be flexible in one's routine. Life as we know all too well is unpredictable. So routines must flexible.moreless
Francesca P. Roberts

Francesca P. Roberts


Guest Star

Bibi Osterwald

Bibi Osterwald

Mrs. Odetts

Guest Star

Sidney Chankin

Sidney Chankin

Mr. Odetts

Guest Star

Debbe Dunning

Debbe Dunning


Recurring Role

Shirley Prestia

Shirley Prestia


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Outtakes: Tim and Al keep laughing during their Tool Time segment about things that are stuck.

      The aged version of Heidi says, "Does anybody care what time it is?" The two audience members say, "No!"

    • Tim says they're doing a segment about "stuff that's stuck" and Al says they're not talking about Tim gluing his head to a table. This happened during the Season 1 episode Forever Jung.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Jill: Can't you change your routine for one day?
      Tim: Then it wouldn't be my routine, would it?

    • (During Jill's dream about the future)
      Jill: I have to be here to make you lunch and help you to the bathroom.
      Tim: Why don't you just feed me lunch in the bathroom?
      Jill: Better yet, I'll lock you in the bathroom.
      Tim: Grouchy old biddy.
      Jill: What did you just say?
      Tim: Who remembers?

    • (During Jill's dream about the future)
      Brad: Mom, Randy won't let me finish my shower!
      Randy: He's been in there for 35 years!
      Mark (to Brad): And you still stink!

    • Brad: I need to take a shower!
      Randy: I thought you took one last night!
      Brad: Now what do you think?
      (Brad cruelly forces Randy to smell his underarm)
      Randy: Make that last year.

    • Tim: You're mad at me because of something I did to you in a dream?
      Jill: Dreams are a window into our subconscious.
      Tim: Well, close the window and go back to bed!

    • Marge: If Tim is anything like Bob, he'll never change. Every night it's the same thing. Seven o'clock, "Where's the food?" Seven-oh-five, "You call that food?" Seven-fifteen, "Why did you let me eat so much food?"

    • Jill: Tim, I'm really upset about this.
      Tim: Is there any way we could talk about this in the morning? If I don't get enough sleep, I won't be able to do my exercise in the morning.
      Jill: There you go again. I don't care about your idiotic exercise!
      Tim: Oh, you say that now. When you're 75 and all your friends are burying their husbands, I'll still be fit and virile.
      Jill: You're not fit and virile now.

    • Old Lady: Your friend's right. By the time they're his age, every minute of your day revolves around them.
      Old Man: (to wife) It's 12 o'clock. Where's my lunch? Where's my water? Where's my belt?!
      Old Lady: Where's my life?!

    • Jill: And then, Tim spent 20 minutes in the shower and another 10 minutes powdering, spraying, and clipping. Who'd I marry, a man or a poodle?
      Dolores: You should see Harry in the bathroom. On second thought, nobody should have to see that.

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