Home Improvement - Season 1

ABC (ended 1999)


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Episode Guide

  • Stereo-Typical
    Episode 24
    Tim and Jill have a fight over the volume of the stereo, until the speaker blows. Jill wants to replace only the speakers, but Tim wants to buy a whole new stereo system with "more power." Meanwhile, Janeen Rae Heller appears on Tool Time to demonstrate how she can play a saw as a musical instrument. This inspires the boys from K&B Construction to turn their tools into instruments as well.moreless
  • 4/28/92
    Al tries to ask Greta Post out, but when he does he screws up. After Jill finds her old diary, Tim wants to read it. Tim notices that Brad acts different around Jennifer.
  • 4/7/92
    Al and Robin, Jill's sister, ruin Tim's poker night.
  • A Battle Of Wheels
    A Battle Of Wheels
    Episode 21
    Jill places her pottery maker in the garage, and Tim doesn't appreciate it. He then accidently breaks her first creation, which gets Jill very mad. At the same time Al tells Tim how easy it must be to be the host, so Tim lets Al try it, and it isn't as easy as he expected.moreless
  • 3/3/92
    Jill tells Tim that he is a bad listener when he doesn't remember her mentioning the opera fundraiser. Brad and Randy try to get Mark to eat a worm while working on a birdhouse.
  • Unchained Malady
    Episode 19
    Tim receives a chain letter in the mail and eventually finds out that Al sent it to him. The chain letter warns that anyone who breaks the chain will have bad luck; Tim does not believe this, so he throws it away. Then several bad things happen to him and he wonders if the chain letter was right after all. Randy wrecks his new bike after being dared to do a trick and tries to prevent Tim and Jill from finding out.moreless
  • 2/18/92
    It's Valentine's weekend, and Tim makes plans to go with Jill to a romantic getaway. Then on Tool Time, camping equipment is featured, and Tim says he wishes he could go camping with his family. Mr. Binford then forces Tim to camp that weekend, and Jill isn't very pleased, especially when Tim goes off to get supplies from the car and gets lost.moreless
  • What About Bob?
    Episode 17
    Tim cheats to beat Tool Time guest Bob Vila at a trivia game. Randy pulls a prank on Curtis, a geek at school, and tries to defend himself to Jill by claiming that Curtis is extremely annoying. Jill demands that he make amends by inviting Curtis over to their house, but she ends up learning that Randy may be right about him.moreless
  • Jill's Birthday
    Episode 16
    Tim gets Jill a lifetime membership to a health club for a birthday present. This seems like a good idea until she says she will never exercise again. Brad and Randy spend all of their money on a baseball card, so they make Mark give them a "little brother tax" to get Jill a present. Tim tries to think of another good present for Jill.moreless
  • Forever Jung
    Episode 15
    Karen visits and Tim must stand up to her. Tim gets distracted on Tool Time and ends up with his head glued to a table. Jennifer invites Brad to her parents' anniversary party, so Jill teaches him how to dance.
  • 1/14/92
    Jill doesn't want Stu Cutler, Tim's old college friend, in the house. So Tim tries to keep him away but when he gives in and Stu comes to the house, he insults Tim and Jill and belches with the boys. Meanwhile, Tim begins to wonder if he and Stu have anything in common anymore.moreless
  • Up Your Alley
    Episode 13
    Tim and Jill have a bowling match against each other and try not to make it competitive, until the K&B Construction guys show up. The boys get in trouble at an arcade.
  • 12/17/91
    Tim competes in the neighborhood Christmas light competition. Mark writes his Christmas list to Santa, but Brad and Randy tell him Santa is dead.
  • 12/10/91
    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
  • 11/26/91
    Tim decides to do a Tool Time special to teach women how to do household plumbing repairs. After being called an idiot by Randy, Brad worries that he will do badly on a test.
  • 11/19/91
    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.
  • Flying Sauces
    Episode 8
    The K&B Construction guys are invited on Tool Time to show how to make hot gourmet meals while on the job site. They use the tools of their trade to make meals anyone would be proud of. At home, Jill is fed up with Brad and Randy excluding Mark from their games so she has a talk with them. Brad and Randy tell Mark that they, along with Tim and Jill, are aliens from outer space. But Mark gets revenge when Tim and Jill dress up as aliens and scare Brad and Randy.moreless
  • 10/29/91
    Jill drives with her oil light on, and Tim feels she doesn't respect the car. He then shares his problem on Tool Time, and two other guys from the audience share their wives' antics, but as usual Tim takes it too far.
  • 10/22/91

    Jill doesn't believe Tim could teach the boys good manners, and get rid of their gross antics. So, Jill makes a bet with Tim, and when the day finally comes, Jill is very surprised with what she sees.

  • Wild Kingdom
    Episode 5
    While working in the basement, Tim hears some strange noises. Is it a mouse or is it a creepy crawly snake?
  • 10/8/91
    Tim puts up a satellite dish at home, but at the same time Jill is visited by another man who is helping her with her resume. Tim becomes anxious because he thinks the man will flirt with Jill, and keeps checking up on them while they work. Jill thinks her husband is overreacting. But the man has something to admit after Tim leaves the room.moreless
  • Off Sides
    Episode 3
    When she can't find a babysitter, Jill has a magician named Sir Larry Houdini watch the kids while she and Tim go on their romantic dinner. However, Tim brings a portable radio to the restaurant and listens to the game instead of paying attention to Jill. Then he finds out the game is on TV in the restaurant's kitchen, so he leaves Jill at the table and goes to watch it. Jill is upset and accuses Tim of being addicted to sports. Meanwhile, the kids lock the magician in a trunk as part of a magic trick ... with unexpected results.moreless
  • Mow Better Blues
    Episode 2
    After breaking Tim's torque wrench 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. Meanwhile, Tim is busy modifying his riding lawnmower.moreless
  • Pilot
    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.moreless