Home Improvement: Season 1, Episode 3

Off Sides (1 Oct. 1991)

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Tim and the boys are watching football on TV when Jill reminds him that they have a dinner reservation at Chez Pierre because it was supposed to be their romantic night out. Tim has to give... See full summary »

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Tim and the boys are watching football on TV when Jill reminds him that they have a dinner reservation at Chez Pierre because it was supposed to be their romantic night out. Tim has to give up the football - but sneaks a portable radio with an earpiece underneath his clothes into the restaurant in order to listen to the match. The boys get a peculiar new babysitter, Sir Larry Houdini! Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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Tim Taylor: I don't know what it is about football and me; I'm obsessed, I think.
Wilson: Well, why do you think that is, Tim?
Tim Taylor: I think it's 'cause I love it, Wilson. I love the surprise, and the strategy, and the strength, and the big guys with the logos and the colorful helmets, the shine of the pads, and the mouthguards and the cleats, and the hittin', the impact, the swearin', the sweatin', arr arr arr arr!... It sets me free!
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Tim may need to enter "sports" rehab
14 February 2014 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Tim has a night of watching football all planned out for him and the boys, but Jill reminds him of a dinner commitment he had made. Despite all of Tim's procrastination attempts, Jill drags him to dinner. Being the wise man who Tim is, he sneaks in a portable radio in with an earpiece attached. Jill eventually catches on, but lets Tim watch the game when they are showing it in the kitchen. Meanwhile, The boys babysitter is a magician that gets locked up in a truck by his choice. Tim returns home, ashamed of the way he acted at the restaurant. What an enjoyable episode this was. Most guys, (Myself included) happen to be major sports addicts. I felt this made for some great gags on this episode that rang true. You never come in between a man and his sports, unless you're a woman. For the most part, women always win when it comes to this stuff. Sooner or later, the guilt kicks in. I felt Tim's reactions after the aftermath were very realistic. You have to make sure your woman is happy, plain and simple. The ending to this one is absolutely cute in every way. It was quite moving. Jill is a woman I would be happy to date. If you're a romantic like I am and a sports fanatic, check this one out!

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