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Home Improvement: The Long and Winding Road (Part 3)

827. The Long and Winding Road (Part 3)

Aired May 25, 1999

Tim, Al and Heidi present their final episode of Tool Time. Jill has second thoughts about moving to Indiana. Meanwhile, the Taylors prepare to host Al and Trudy's wedding in their backyard.

Quote from Jill

Jill: When I was a little girl we moved all the time. My mom never questioned it. She'd just say, "Whatever's good for your father is good for all of us." And we'd pack our bags and follow him.
Wilson: So, basically, for 20 years you've been following Tim.
Jill: Yeah. Right to the emergency room.

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Quote from Tim

Tim: Thank you, everybody. Welcome to Tool Time. I am, and for the last time, Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor. And of course you all know my assistant, "Al be doing infomercials for a living" Borland.

Quote from Jill

Wilson: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here for this joyous and deeply moving...
Tim: Are you gonna cry through this wedding just like you did through ours?
Jill: Yes. But this time I'm happy.

Quote from Tim

Jill: I know you don't want to go to Indiana.
Tim: It's not about me. It's about you. Do you want to give up this opportunity?
Jill: Yeah, I am. I don't want to leave my life here. I just can't imagine leaving this house.
[Tim turns towards the house and starts looking it up and down]
Tim: Well, if we ever decide to move, maybe we wouldn't have to leave the house.
Jill: What does that mean?
[fantasy: Tim and Jill are in the cab of a truck that's carrying their house:]
Jill: Are we gonna drive this thing the whole way?
Tim: No. Don't be ridiculous. There's faster ways to get there than by land.
Jill: Like what?
[fantasy: Their house is carried on a tugboat:]
Jill: [v.o.] I didn't know a tugboat could go this fast.
Tim: [v.o.] It can if it's got more power! [grunts]

Quote from Wilson

Wilson: I thought you were gonna take that job in Indiana. Tim told me it was all set.
Jill: Yeah. Well, yeah. That's what we decided. But I haven't been able to make the phone call. It's a great opportunity. The whole family's being real supportive. You know, I just don't know what's holding me back.
Wilson: Well, Jill, this has been your home for 20 years. You'd have to leave your whole life behind. You'd have to say good-bye to all your old friends. We'd have to say good-bye to you.
Jill: So you're telling me to stay.
Wilson: No, no, no, no, no...
Jill: You're telling me to go.
Wilson: No, no, no, no.
Jill: Hello, not helping!
Wilson: Jill, this move is a very difficult decision. I can't be the one to make it.

Quote from Heidi

Tim: You guys ready for the farewell show?
Al: Yes, sirree! And we're gonna go out on top! We're gonna go out on top and we're gonna segue to new beginnings and brighter tomorrows!
Tim: That's the spirit, Al.
Al: All right! [to Heidi] Oh, I'm a total wreck. I can't believe this is going to be over.
Heidi: Oh, I know. Me either. This is the last time I'm gonna introduce you guys. [to Tim] The last time I'm gonna give you CPR.

Quote from Wilson

Jill: Now, see, that was the beauty of it. I married Tim, we moved into this wonderful house, and I got to put down roots for the first time in my life. And I've really cherished that.
Wilson: Yes. But on the other hand, Tim is making a huge change. He's willing to base his life around you. I really think that's worth considering.
Jill: What if we go to Indiana and it all falls apart?
Wilson: Well, what if it doesn't and you're a huge success?
Jill: So, I should go, shouldn't I?
Wilson: Jill, there is no limit to what you can accomplish. But if you want me to stand here and sell my best friends on leaving, I really cannot do that.
Jill: Wilson, I'm really gonna miss you.
Wilson: So I take it you are going?
Jill: Unless you think I should stay.
Wilson: Jill!

Quote from Wilson

Tim: If this fence weren't here, we'd have so much more room, we could push the chairs all the way to one side.
Wilson: You know, Tim, you're right. We could have all the chairs facing this way.
Tim: Right. And I would build the arch in your yard.
Wilson: Well, why don't we take the fence down?
Tim: Well, we certainly could. Well, should we?
Wilson: We could always put it back up after the wedding.
Tim: How come we've never thought about taking this fence down before?
Wilson: Oh, I don't know. Maybe we didn't want to reveal too much of ourselves.
Tim: But we went ahead and revealed everything anyway.

Quote from Jill

Jill: Oh, look. Al must've dropped his wedding vows. We should put them in a special place.
Tim: Okay. Toss them in here.
Jill: [chuckles] Look, your wedding arch didn't fall down.
Tim: Do you remember the last time we were under one of those? We had no money, we had no kids.
Jill: No idea how our lives would turn out.
Tim: I think, so far, they've turned out pretty well. If you had to go back and do it all over again, would you do it?
Jill: Yeah. Yeah, I would. I mean, there's been bumps along the road. I haven't always known where we were headed. There was always a possibility of a crash, but... I wouldn't want to travel with anybody else.

Quote from Tim

[Al and Cal walk down the aisle to the wedding arch]
Brad: They make a lovely couple.
Tim: Well, they say when you live together for a long time, you start looking like each other.

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