Home Improvement

Season 8 Episode 26

The Long And Winding Road (2)

Aired Unknown May 25, 1999 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Long And Winding Road (2)
While on the way to school, Tim and the boys reminisce about some of the good times they've had. With clips from previous shows.

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  • this is another of my favorite episodes!

    the taylors are planning to move away to indiana for jill's new job, and as tim is driving brad and mark to school they look back at all the memories they have in their house. they start of with clips of the boys as they grow up, then show clips of 'the hot rod' 'tool time' all the accidents tim has had in the house, tim and jill, and finally they play a mixture of clips of all the family giving each other hugs and things like that, with the song 'we've got it all' by kenny rogers in the background. because the song is sad and it is put with happy memories it makes the end of the episode very emotional. definitly worth watching, even if you've never really seen 'home improvement' before as it shows all the funny clips from throughout the serismoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Tim: You guys okay with this move to Indiana?
      Mark: Yeah, I think so.
      Brad: Well I'm totally depressed.
      Tim: This move's gonna be hard on all of us. It really will.
      Brad: Well, not about the move, Dad. I'm a little depressed my daddy's driving me to school in my car.

    • Tim: If I built this car, it would have an extra fuel tank.
      Mark: If you built this car, we'd be taking the bus.

    • (In the car)
      Tim: It seems like just yesterday you would sit on my lap and hold the wheel as I drove.
      Brad: Don't get any ideas.

    • Tim: We still have the house. They say every year, 100,000 accidents occur in the home.
      Brad: 99,000 of them occur in OUR home.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Music used during the montages:
      "Bad Boy" by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine during the montage about the Taylor boys;
      "Switchblade 327" by The Brian Setzer Orchestra during the montage about cars;
      "Theme from Tool Time" by Dan Foliart during the montage about Tool Time;
      "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba during the montage about Tim, his many injuries, and his many mishaps;
      "We've Got It All" by Kenny Rogers during the final montage.

    • Music: "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba and "We've Got It All" by Kenny Rogers

    • This is the only episode that Jill doesn't appear in; she does, however, appear in the clips.

    • It was mentioned earlier in the year that the producers offered Jonathan Taylor Thomas a chance to come back for the finale, but he said no. He quit the show due to some comments that Tim Allen said to him at the end of Season Seven.

    • It was rumoured that Jonathan Taylor Thomas was not invited back for the finale because he left the series to concentrate on his education, but went on to film more films during Season 8.

    • The only cast members present in this episode are Tim Allen, Zachary Ty Bryan and Taran Smith.