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Home Improvement

Season 1 Episode 11

Look Who's Not Talking

Aired Unknown Dec 10, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Look Who's Not Talking
Jill gets stage fright when she has to deliver a speech in front of women at the Library Association. When she tries to work on her speech, she procrastinates and says she has to clean the house instead. Tim convinces the boys to help him clean the house so that Jill can work on her speech. She finishes it, but she's still nervous about speaking in front of an audience. Tim and Mark dress up as women to help her get over her fear.moreless

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  • Very cute.

    Good character development. Tim and the boys show their love for Jill by helping her with her fear of giving public speeches. The vacuum idea was a little overdone, but typical nonetheless. I just don't think it was QUITE necessary to have Randy hanging on to something to avoid being sucked in. Still, a classic Home Improvement episode.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Regarding the "goof" about "one person in his underwear," Jill was probably just exaggerating to make a joke.

    • Jill says in this episode that when Tim first did Tool Time there was only one person in the audience (only wearing his underwear) but in the two part episode Tool Time After Dark in season 4 where we see the premiere episode of Tool Time, there was more than one person in the audience (and not only in their underwear).

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Mark: Here, Mommy. I made you a milkshake.
      Jill: Aww, thank you, sweetie! Well, it looks like...what did you put in there?
      Mark: Peanut butter and jelly.
      Tim: (to Jill, who is reluctant to taste it) Go ahead!

    • Al: How are you, Mark?
      Mark: Good.
      Al: Do anything fun this weekend?
      Mark: Daddy and I dressed up like women!

    • Brad: I don't have a woman.
      Tim: Well, maybe Stinky could set you up with one.
      Mark: I have a woman. Mommy.
      Randy: Your mommy can't be your woman, doofus!
      Tim: A lot of men pay a psychiatrist a lot of money to figure that one out.

    • Jill (practicing her speech): Good afternoon, it's a pleasure to be here today. No, it's not!

    • Randy (about Jill's speech): When is she gonna finish it?
      Tim: Maybe never, if she doesn't get some peace and quiet.
      Randy: Okay, okay. BRAD!

    • Mark: Daddy had Mommy's hat on, and we both wore earrings!
      Al: Well, of course, earrings would complete the ensemble.

    • Tim: You're the chairperson of the most successful money-laundering . . .
      Jill: Fundraising!

    • Tim (about the vacuum): On the outside, it maintains that feminine allure. On the inside, I've doubled its chromosome count.

    • Tim: Have you gotten past the point where you say, "Good afternoon, it's a pleasure to be here today"?
      Jill: Can I use that?

    • Tim: There's nothing wrong with a man doing housework. I mean, Al does a lot of the cleaning around here.
      Al: I do all the cleaning, Tim.

    • Randy: If a snake married an undertaker what would their towels say?
      Jill: A snake and an undertaker? I don't know.
      Randy: Hiss and Hearse!

    • Tim: The first time I did Tool Time, I was petrified, so I tried to picture the audience as just one person.
      Jill: The first time you did Tool Time, there was just one person.
      Tim: That's not the point. So I tried to visualize that person in his underwear.
      Jill: He was in his underwear.
      Tim: He was not!

    • Randy: Dad's not doing anything.
      Jill: What exactly is he not doing?
      Brad: He's not rewiring the vacuum.

    • Tim: We are enlightened men, and enlightened men share in the household responsibilities, right?
      Mark: What's enlightened?
      Randy: It means scared of Mom.

  • NOTES (1)