Oh and in case you missed it, every “Roseanne” Halloween episode is on Amazon!
One of the shows that most memorably went all-out for Halloween back in the ’90s was “Home Improvement,” which saw the Taylor family celebrating Halloween for nearly every season it was on the air. Across 8 seasons, beginning with Season 2, we got a whopping 7 Halloween specials out of the show!
Today we were thrilled to learn that, just in time for Halloween, Hulu has landed the exclusive streaming rights to “Home Improvement” here in the States. Along with “Boy Meets World,” “Dinosaurs,” “Family Matters,” “Step by Step,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Full House” and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” the entire series landed on Hulu TODAY.
Yes, that’s the original incarnation of ABC’s “TGIF” lineup from the ’90s!
The “Home Improvement” Halloween specials include…
- “Haunting of Taylor House” (1992)
Brad and Jennifer plan to dress like Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy on Halloween, but she shows up with Danny and is instead dressed like him. After Danny tries to ruin Tim’s “Catacombs of Terror”, Tim (Nanastein) scares him away with the help of Al and Wilson. Note: this the first Halloween episode.
- “Crazy for You” (1993)
It’s Halloween, and as usual Tim is up to his old tricks, however Jill plans a prank of her own on Tim. Tim gets cookies from a fan named Rose, but soon strange things start happening. She keeps calling him, and Wilson thinks she is obsessed with him. Tim tries to hide but it’s no use.
- “Borland Ambition” (1994)
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 Al becomes 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. Brad and Randy try to beat Mark, as Al, in a Halloween costume contest, but Mark wins because Al’s mom was the head judge.
- “Let Them Eat Cake” (1995)
Brad throws a Halloween party for his new friends at school while Mark is sick. Meanwhile, Tim, Jill, Al, Heidi, and Ilene go to an awards show, hoping to win one for Tool Time, but it seems that the winner will be Cooking with Irma, which has won every other award, until Tool Time wins for the best show.
- “I Was a Teenage Taylor” (1996)
It’s a battle of Halloween pranks. First, Tim scares Al, then Brad and Randy scare Jill, then a strange man shows up at the door asking to see the basement. Jill, Tim and Wilson tell Brad and Randy that years ago a man named Clifford Warren was accused of killing his brother, but because of his mental problems he was put in an insane hospital. Little do the boys know that it’s a Halloween prank. Unfortunately, Al blows the secret and they invite him to help them pull a prank of their own, but Al blows that one too. Tim, Jill and Mark end up scaring Brad and Randy in the attic, and Al and Wilson pull a prank of their own on the Taylors.
- “A Night to Dismember” (1997)
It’s Halloween at the Taylor’s house. Jill is worried that Mark will spend the night alone with Ronnie. She asks Brad and Randy to take them to a party they’re going to, but they refuse. Mark tells his parents that he and Ronny are in a film class, and that they’re going to be making a horror film. He asks the family to be in it, and they accept. When they start, Jill and Tim worry that it won’t be good because it isn’t scary yet. When they find his video, they decide to watch it to see how it’s going. They find out that it’s about a boy, Clark, who has been ignored by his family, Jim, Lil, Chad and Andy. He sees a mad scientist, Dr. Wilsonstein, to get a potion that will turn them into freaks. He then decides to kill them. This makes Jill worry because she thinks Mark really does feel ignored, and wants to kill them. When they start the next scene, he is about to chop his father’s head off, and Mark holds up a real knife. Jill has had enough, and decides that they need to talk.
- “Bewitched” (1998)
The Taylors’ Halloween-prank tradition continues when Jill springs the ultimate on Tim, feigning the disappearance and death of Wilson.