Home Improvement: Season 1, Episode 2

Mow Better Blues (24 Sep. 1991)

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At home: Tim is tuning up his ride-on lawnmower, Jill is making the boys donate unnecessary stuff for a rummage sale and Mark breaks his dad's precious 20-year-old torque wrench. On Tool ... See full summary »



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At home: Tim is tuning up his ride-on lawnmower, Jill is making the boys donate unnecessary stuff for a rummage sale and Mark breaks his dad's precious 20-year-old torque wrench. On Tool Time: Tim hides a blowtorch from Al "to make an important point". Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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"It's not duck, quack, quack tape, it's duct tape"
25 January 2014 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

At Home: Tim is improving his ride-on in his lawnmower with his youngest son Mark. Tim accosts Jill for fiddling around in his garage with his tools and makes her solemnly swear not to touch his things. Shortly after, Mark accidentally breaks Tim's beloved torque wrench. Fearing repercussions, Mark decides to keep things quiet and lets other family members take the blame. I empathized with Mark in a big way in this one. I can't recall how many times I busted valuable things of my Dad's and was frightened about the repercussions I would receive. I felt Mark's actions were not only realistic, but justifiable, considering his age. I couldn't help but crack up when Mark breaks it. I've been in that situation so many times that it brought back memories. Tim acts like a bit of a jerk in this one as well. I enjoy Tim Allen a lot, but sometimes he comes across as a douche on this show. There is a great heart to heart moment between Tim and Mark at the end though. It was very heart warming. The message here is that you shouldn't touch things that don't belong to you. I did wonder why Tim took so long to think of Mark as a culprit. Mark was the last one that touched it. It shouldn't have been that hard to figure out. This is a great episode. See if it if you're a Home Improvement fan


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