Home Improvement

Season 2 Episode 3

Overactive Glance

Aired Unknown Sep 30, 1992 on ABC

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  • Very smoothly executed restaurant scene topped off nicely by Kiki!

    From the moment Tim and Jill walk into the dining room, the restaurant scene is smoothly executed. Classic Home Improvement. Tim's exaggerated attempt not to look at women is thwarted by the zealous fan at the next table who indulges Tim's grunting and love for his own show. It's a smooth segue and a harbinger of what's to come as his minor celebrity is sure to attract more attention. He chokes on his food when Jill catches him- innocently, to be sure- signing an autograph for Kiki (Debbe Dunning in stunning pre-Heidi form). The choking leads to everyone thinking he is grunting, as he does on the show, and they join him in hilarious unison. Wide eyes, exaggerated expressions, and Tim stumbling about are topped only by him expelling his morsel of food perfectly and splashingly into someone's soup. The rest of the episode, with Tim making amends to Jill after a talk with Wilson and a son's social troubles, is standard Home Improvement fare. The restaurant scene is what justifies the show being called a comedy.