Power up for season four of the Emmy(R) Award-winning hit comedy HOME IMPROVEMENT! Tim Allen is back as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a loving husband and father who spends his days as the accident-prone host of the popular t... more »elevision show "Tool Time." The fourth season fires on all cylinders, earning five Emmy(R) Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Patricia Richardson). The laughs are hammered home for all 26 episodes of this hilarious collection. Season Four contains some of the most memorable moments ever as Jill returns to college, Al is named one of Detroit's Most Eligible Bachelors, and Wilson goes on his first date in 20 years! Featuring guest appearances by Dave Chappelle, Michelle Williams, and Lucy Liu, plus new, never-before-seen bloopers, this collection is an absolute must own for any HOME IMPROVEMENT fan.« less
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Season 4 Home Improvement!
P. Burgos | Hanford, CA | 05/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season 4 had some big changes in the show.
1.) New Graphics to make the show more homey feeling and was was for 3 seasons.
2.) This season's finale episode launched the show in syndication on Sept. 11, 1995.
1.) Back In The Saddle Shoes Again Jill is laid off and decides to go back to college, causing Tim to become afraid that he will lose Jill to more intelligent men.
2.) Don't Tell Momma Jill dents the car, so Tim decides to fix it, but he accidentally drops a three-ton beam on it and tries to hide it from Jill. Meanwhile, Brad and Randy are kicked off of the school bus for gluing Vinnie McGurn's, a bully's, butt.
3.) Death Begins At Forty Tim begins concerned about his health when his 40th birthday nears and Harry, the owner of Harry's Hardware, has a heart attack.
4.) The Eyes Don't Have It When Tim and Jill find out Mark is having trouble at school, they think it is because they neglect him, but the real reason is that he needs glasses.
5.) He Ain't Heavy, He's Just Irresponsible Tim's brother Marty comes by to tell him that he's leaving his wife and kids. But Tim's advice turns Marty against him. Meanwhile, Tim creates a hole in the floor and Jill has trouble working on her psychology report.
6.) Borland Ambition Harry offers to sell Tim 20 percent of his hardware store (that Harry's brother is selling). Jill doesn't let Tim buy it, so Al decides to purchase it. When becomes Al's obsessed with the store, this drives everyone crazy, even Ilene when he skips a date with her, and Tim decides to confront him about it.
7.) Let's Go To The Videotape After taping Jill's speech, he accidentally leaves the record button on when he critiques her speech. After Jill sees the video, Tim reads some of her psychology books and tapes a fake conversation with his buddies, complimenting Jill.
8.) Quibbling Siblings Randy feels like the black sheep when Tim spends time with Brad and has him as a special guest on Tool Time.
9.) My Dinner With Wilson At Thanksgiving dinner with the Taylors, Wilson announces he is moving, but Tim gives him advice in the hopes Wilson will decide to stay.
10.) Ye Olde Shoppe Teacher Mr. Leonard, Tim's high school shop teacher, comes to visit, but gets angry and leaves after guest starring on an episode of Tool Time.
11.) Some Like It Hot Rod When Tim has a shot at getting his hot rod in an automotive magazine, Jill becomes busy and accidentally leaves it out in the snow.
12.) 'Twas the Night Before Chaos Marty and his wife and kids, and Jill's parents come to visit and Tim and Jill try to solve their marital problems. Tim tries to beat Doc Johnson in the Christmas lighting contest.
13.) The Route Of All Evil After Brad takes a paper route, he has trouble getting up and doing homework but doesn't want to quit because it will disappoint Tim.
14.) Brother, Can You Spare A Hot Rod? Tim decides to sell his hot rod and buys one to rebuild. Meanwhile, Jill takes Randy shopping for clothes and he is afraid that Jill will embarrass him in front of someone he knows.
15.) Super Bowl Fever Tim has a Super Bowl party for his friends while Jill is sick with the flu.
16.) Bachelor Of The Year When Al is published as one of Detroit's "Most Elligible Bachelor" in a magazine, women begin flocking all over him and he starts to ignore Ilene. Mark has to write a report on the most interesting person he knows, and he writes it on Wilson instead of Tim.
17.) It's My Party At Randy's party, Tim's overpolished dance floor causes Michelle, Randy's girlfriend, to sprain her ankle.
18.) A House Divided Benny, Tim's friend, moves into his aunt's house while she's away. But a gas leak causes the house to blow up and Benny must stay with the Taylors.
19.) The Naked Truth When Marty and Nancy are staying with the Taylors, Tim walks in on Nancy in the shower, thinking she is Jill. Meanwhile, Randy goes to a barmitzmah and must come home after he splits his trousers.
20.) Talk To Me Tim insults Jill on Tool Time, ruins dinner, and drops her ring down the furnace.
21.) No, No, Godot Tim and Al scalp tickets to a hockey game when Tim can't go, but they get arrested and Jill and Ilene come to bail them out. Meanwhile, Mark paper maches Wilson's face for a school project when he watches the boys while Tim and Jill are gone.
22/23.) Tool Time After Dark (Part 1 and part 2 of 2) Despite Jill's advice, Tim stays up all night watching Tool Time tapes because of his upset stomach from eating too much Polish food.
24.) Sisters And Brothers Carrie, Jill's sister, comes to observe Jill's life to see if she would like to get married. Marty, Tim's brother, moves to Detroit.
25.) A Marked Man Al tells Tim and Jill that one of their boys may have stolen a pocket knife. They don't believe their boys would steal, but they find the knife in Mark's pocket in the laundry.
26.) Wilson's Girlfriend Jill hooks Wilson up for his first date in twenty years and Tim gives him advice.
Here's to 4 more seasons of this great show!
The best season set yet!
Steven Pilford | TN USA | 06/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An avid fan of Home Improvement, I had been impatiently anticipating the moment when the fourth season of my favorite sitcom, Home Improvement, would be released.
Call me a weirdo, but I found myself waiting at the Home Entertainment section at Wal-Mart before midnight to get this DVD, and they were stocking it a half hour before, and I grabbed it and attempted to pay for it, but the lady at the register took it and put it up and said I had to wait a half hour. So I waited, impatiently.
I finally got home with it and before I watched it, I looked at the packaging. This time, Tim, Jill, and the kids are featured on the cover, and it looks as though Tim had a mishap and accidentally sawed off part of the DVD cover, because the lower right corner is missing! The inner art is basically the same as the other seasons, with one panel listing the episodes. Disc 1 overlaps 2 again (I hate that!), and Disc 3 gets its own little slot. Jill and the kids are on disc one; Tim, Al, and Heidi are on disc 2; Tim is all by his lonely self on disc three.
The menus are basically the same as season 3, which isn't a bad thing. The theme music plays on the main menu with the options of play all, episode select, special features (disc one), and set up. The submenus, unlike last season's release, also plays on the submenus.
The episodes are all presented correctly in the order of appearance. The two-parter of the season, "Tool Time After Dark," is shown as one 43 minute episode (if you select part one)... if you select part two, you start twenty minutes into the two parter and it lasts about twenty five minutes... and no theme song... this is weird. So your best bet on that episode is to just select part one.
The video quality and audio is stunningly clear, and it does not seem as though the video is over a decade old!
Unfortunately, HI still lacks in the special features. We get a 7 minute blooper reel (which luckily is NOT the same ones you get to see in the closing credits anyway).
Some minor changes and big changes are evident in season four. The boys are older, but still not too old. Jill gets laid off in the premiere and starts back to college to pursue a degree in psychology, and we meet Tim's brother Marty and wife Nancy (who Tim sees naked in an episode). We also meet the Hardware store gang at Harry's Hardware. Tim and Al go to prison for scalping tickets to a football game, Tim neglects Jill during her illness on Superbowl day, and Wilson goes on his first date in twenty years.
Another thing you will notice is that Season Four also has a new graphics scheme (the opening theme song credits, as well as the closing credits), but we still have the same theme song. This will remain until Season 7 when the music and the graphics change.
This is a very memorable season and I would give this 5 stars, despite the lack of special features!!
Don't hesitate buying this."
Sound is weird
my2sense | AZ | 08/18/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the 3rd, 4th, and 5th seasons together. The 3rd season is the same as the 1st and 2nd as far as picture, sound and disc appearance. Under 3 stars Richard Coleman remarks that the 4th season disc are transparent which is true, but I didn't get the chinese writing with mine. The most annoying thing is the sound. The music and background laughter are louder than the talking. It's almost unwatchable! The picture is also dark and a little out of focus. I noticed the 5th season discs have the same appearance but I haven't watched them yet. I wouldn't think they're pirated but I'm not sure I would recommend them."
O. Pinion | St. Louis, Missouri United States | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Funny show and its great to be able to watch it anytime you want! Who couldn't use a good laugh once in a while? "
Proves you don't have to be dirty to be Funny!
Daveomatic | 12/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Home Improvement was a show that has set the standard for ethical and humorus family style entertainment. This is what Disney should still be doing today! It would be hard to believe that most everyone hasn't seen at least a couple of episodes of this classic commedy. The quality shines through as the bumbling antic's of the show's star, Tim Allen are as funny today as they were 10 years ago. Its good clean FUN! without the boring sexual innuendos and outright disgusting dialog that plague today's "family" TV shows."