167 episodes

Does everybody know what time it is?

That’s right! It’s time to revisit the hit 90’s tv show Home Improvement! Each week we discuss a new episode, count the grunts, develop theories, and bring the goofs. There’s no need to watch along, just sit back and let us do the Grunt Work.

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    • 4.6 • 35 Ratings

Does everybody know what time it is?

That’s right! It’s time to revisit the hit 90’s tv show Home Improvement! Each week we discuss a new episode, count the grunts, develop theories, and bring the goofs. There’s no need to watch along, just sit back and let us do the Grunt Work.

    The Tool Man Delivers

    The Tool Man Delivers

    This Week on Home Improvement…

    Tim is about to receive the Car Guy of the Year award, but on the way to the banquet, Heidi goes into birth in the backseat of his car!

    This week on Grunt Work: Nights…





    They’re baaaaack!

    This week Truman and Landen are talking tropes in movies and TV.





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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Jill and Her Sisters

    Jill and Her Sisters

    This Week on Home Improvement…

    Jill’s sisters visit to plan their parents 50th wedding anniversary, but none of them can get along. Tim suggests Jill be stern and keep them in line, but none of them can get along. Things seem to go okay until none of them can get along. Jill leaves because none of them can get along, and then Tim yells at them because none of them can get along. They end up getting along.

    This week on Grunt Work: Nights…





    Truman and Landen talk about the movies that they wish they hadn’t watched with their parents. And yes, they are almost all about sex.





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    • 1 hr 46 min
    I Was a Teenage Taylor

    I Was a Teenage Taylor

    This Week on Home Improvement…

    It’s Halloween, and Brad (Zachary Ty Bryan) and Randy’s (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) scary pranks have finally gone too far. In order to teach the boys a lesson, Tim (Tim Allen) convinces Jill (Patricia Richardson) to let him orchestrate a massive, elaborate prank – with a little help from Al (Richard Karn), Wilson (Earl Hindman), and Tim’s mysterious “Halloween guy” Larry – to scare the rambunctious whippersnappers straight. The resulting prank has more twists and turns than a Christopher Nolan movie, but in the end the whole Taylor family comes together to recognize the true meaning of Halloween: getting pranked by Tim. 

    This week on Grunt Work: Nights…





    We’re hanging with the Topé Suicida boys as they give us their expertise to let us know who would win in the ring between four fictional matchups.





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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Whose Car Is It Anyway?

    Whose Car Is It Anyway?

    This Week on Home Improvement…

    When Jill’s Aunt Sharon dies, she leaves her a vast sum of money that she stipulates to spend on herself and on something frivolous. She decides that she wants a sports car. This naturally excites Tim, however when he finds out that she opted for a British Austin Healey, he protests. Of course, though, he cannot resist the temptation to drive it, but when Jill refuses to let him do so, he goes behind her back and hot wires it. 

    On the show this week we’re joined by the dench Beau Rosser and Mike from Television of the Topé Suicida podcast!

    This week on Grunt Work: Nights…







    This is a sneak peek at our upcoming JTT junction bonus episode. Here, we are finishing chapter 4 where we left off in Season 5.





    Enjoy!







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    • 2 hr 13 min
    Al's Video

    Al's Video

    This Week on Home Improvement…

    Al is asked to host his own How-To videos and he asks Tim to be his director. Tim quickly agrees, but as soon as they begin filming Al suspects he may have a problem on his hands: with only two days to complete the video, Tim’s grandiose style has caused them to go over budget and over schedule. With no other solution available to him, Al must fire Tim.

    Meanwhille, Jill gets a new computer.

    This week on Grunt Work: Nights…





    Truman and Landen have a fireside chat about winter memories as the snow started to fall across the Wisconsin skies. Grab a cup of hot coco (or carrot stew like Landen had) and curl up with this conversational episode.





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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Burnin' Love

    Burnin' Love

    This Week on Home Improvement…

    Randy has been assigned a new article for the school newspaper and this time he has a writing partner: Lauren, and boy does he have a crush. Tim is smitten as well as Lauren is a car lover, and the whole family is crushed when they find out that she has decided to go on a date with Brad’s scheming friend Jason.

    Meanwhile, did you know Jill is a bad cook?

    This week on Grunt Work: Nights…

    Everyone’s favorite game is back—we’re playing Either/Or where two things are pitted against each other and Truman and Landen have to pick one over the other. This time we’re choosing between movie franchises:

    Superman v Batman

    Fast & Furious vs. Die Hard

    Back to the Future vs. Indiana Jones

    Star Trek vs. Star Wars

    Who will come out the other side? Listen to find out!

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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

AudiofileLA ,

Loving the Energy

I don’t typically write reviews, but I’m an old listener who was moved to write a review after loving the energy in the “Future Shock” episode. Truman and Landon sound like they’re having a great time and I realize that during a global pandemic, I really can’t get enough of feeling like I’m having a good time with friends while listening to podcasts. Thanks so much for making my hermetic life a lot more fun!

Tara Lee 1203 ,

My Favorite Podcast Out There (from Tara Lee)

I listen to more podcasts than I can realistically keep up with, but this one I ALWAYS make time for. As a kid of the 90's, Home Improvement had a very special place in my heart growing up. Now, as an adult, I get to hear hosts Landen and Truman take a look at every episode to see how well the show holds up today. I appreciate their thoughtful and honest observations. And whether or not they enjoyed watching an episode (or sometimes even a full season as a whole!) all these years later, they always manage to make this podcast fun to listen to.

In particular, their 'in-between' segments always make me laugh out loud while I'm listening. 'Guess That Title' and 'Character-Actor-Corner' are my absolute favorites, and right now with the limited series segment 'JTT Junction', it's weirdly fascinating to hear two 30-something guys read a 90's teen heartthrob book.

If you're a fan of Home Improvement at all, this podcast is well worth your time. Landen and Truman are both hilarious guys, and their chemistry is exceptional. This may sound cliché, but I seriously could listen to these two talk their way through a phone book.

Kwadeowner ,

Not the right people for this.

They cant seem to handle anything outside of PC. Pretty pathetic. These guys are basically feminists...which is perfectly fine...but why choose Home Improvement when you have such beta views? They cannot handle “manly” jokes and openly cheer when Jill makes digs. This is based on listening to about 7 episodes. They really dont like the main character...ya know...Tim Taylor.

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