Home Improvement - Season 5

ABC (ended 1999)


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Episode Guide

  • 5/21/96
    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.
  • Alarmed By Burglars
    Episode 25

    When Wilson is burglarized, Jill orders Tim to put in a high tech security system but instead of them having peace and quiet in their house, things get worse when the alarms begin going off by themselves. Meanwhile, Brad is tempted to cheat on his history exam after Jason offers to sell him a copy in advance.

  • Shopping Around
    Episode 24
    Tim and Jill see Art Leonard, Tim's old shop teacher who's dating his mother, at a restaurant with another woman. Tool Time does a week of shows about metal, which causes Mr. Leonard to get shot with a nail gun and Wilson to experience stage fright.
  • Mr. Wilson's Opus
    Episode 23
    Wilson becomes the director of Randy's school play but takes the fun out of it for everyone. When Tim later shows him the aluminum set he built, Wilson doesn't like it and orders him to rebuild a new one.
  • The Longest Day
    Episode 22

    The Taylors' happy, normal lives are disrupted when it is revealed that one of the kids might have cancer. As they wait for the doctor results, Tim and Jill do their best to hold it together and reassure their son that everything will be okay.

  • 3/12/96

    When Brad comes home with a very unconventional new haircut, Jill tries hard to hold her tongue, although Tim might have a thing or two to say about it. Meanwhile, Randy is excited to audition for the lead role in Romeo and Juliet, but he's not too thrilled about receiving help from his overzealous mother.

  • The Bud Bowl
    Episode 20
    When Tim and Jill go bowling with Bud and his wife, Tim tells Jill to lose because he's afraid his career will be ruined if they beat Bud and his wife. Meanwhile, Angela, Brad's girlfriend, sets her sister up with Randy.
  • Eye On Tim
    Episode 19
    When a TV report is done on Tool Time, Jill gets angry when the reporter makes advances on Tim.
  • 2/20/96
    Harry's Hardware becomes less of a last refuge when Harry's wife comes to work. When the marital advice Tim gives Harry results in a break-up of his marriage, Tim takes matters into his own hands to fix what he broke. On Tool Time, country music superstar Alan Jackson performs his hit song "Mercury Blues."moreless
  • Fear Of Flying
    Episode 17
    Mark wants to take flying lessons, but Jill thinks it's too dangerous. Meanwhile Jill is taking piano lessons, but she isn't very good. On Tool Time, Tim and Al manage to spill paint all over Bud's new truck.
  • The Vasectomy One
    Episode 16

    Tim and Jill agree that they are done having children, but he is not exactly pleased when she suggests that he gets a vasectomy. Meanwhile, Randy is excited to have been voted "Best Butt" by the girls at school, until he learns the real reason why.

  • 1/30/96
    Tim and Jill play each other in a tank driving competition, and Jill wins. However, Tim doesn't congratulate her because he thinks she humiliated him.
  • 1/16/96

    Randy is not being challenged enough at his current school, so he has the opportunity to take some advanced classes. The problem is that he's now at Brad's high school for part of the day, and jealousy ensues. Meanwhile, Tim pulls out all the stops while designing the perfect

  • Oh, Brother
    Episode 13
    When Tim hires Marty to rebuild the Tool Time set, it puts their friendship on the line. Brad gets a talkative new girlfriend named Angela. And Tim practices cooking fish in the dishwasher, with predictably messy results.
  • 12/12/95
    On Christmas Eve, Tim and Al get stuck at the airport on the way to Binford's winter festival. Ilene makes Al choose between her and his mother. Tim and the boys beat Doc Johnson in the Christmas lighting contest.
  • That's My Momma
    Episode 11
    When Tim's mother returns, she begins dating Mr. Leonard, Tim's old shop teacher, and doesn't want to spend time with Tim.
  • Doctor In The House
    Episode 10
    Jill, Wilson, and Al are angry when Tim gets an honorary Ph.D., but Tim later finds out that he got the Ph.D. because the college was going to use him, since he had a TV show, to receive additional funding.
  • Chicago Hope
    Episode 9
    Jill plans on having a romantic evening with Tim when they go to Chicago, but Tim's business meeting takes all day.
  • 11/14/95

    Jill finally agrees that all the boys should have their own room, and Tim is only too happy to make it his own personal Tool Time project. He transforms the basement into a beautiful bedroom for Randy, but of course, things don't quite go as planned.

  • The Look
    Episode 7
    Tim gets "the look" from Jill after spending $4,000 on Pistons season tickets. Jill wants him to sell the tickets, but Tim is reluctant to part with them.
  • Let Them Eat Cake
    Episode 6
    Tim, Jill, Al and Ilene are at an awards banquet and hope to win an award for Tool Time. The award usually goes to "Cooking with Irma." At home, Brad throws a Halloween party for some of the "new crowd" from school.
  • Advise And Repent
    Episode 5
    When Jill gets an A on her psychology paper, she starts giving psychiatric advice, which causes Michelle Russell's, Randy's girlfriend's, parents to have marital problems.
  • 10/17/95
    Tim has plans for a surprise party for Jill, but when everybody shows up, Jill has gone out on a search for an old piano. At work, Tim's boss decides to spice up Tool Time. That involves a whole new look for Al.
  • Her Cheatin' Mind
    Episode 3
    After Tim becomes threatened by one of Jill's classmates, he joins her book club.
  • 9/26/95
    Bud Harper, Tim's new boss, wants to replace Al because younger viewers don't like him. Meanwhile, Brad gets detention on the first day of school and detention during detention.
  • 9/19/95
    At Jill's cousin's wedding, Tim tries to squeeze in sports for him and the boys. After Jill gets tired of writing a poem for the wedding, she decides to go water-skiing with the boys and she gets injured.