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Back in the Saddle Shoes Again
Season 04, Episode 01
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Air Date September 20, 1994
Writer Bruce Ferber
Director Andy Cadiff
Previous The Great Race II (Season 3)
Next Don't Tell Momma

"Back in the Saddle Shoes Again" is the first episode of the fourth season. This is the season premiere. It originally aired on ABC in the United States on September 20, 1994.

NOTE: This is the first episode in which an anthropomorphic version of the Home Improvement logo, using various types of animation, appears during the cold open. This remains in use until the show's ending in 1999. This is also the first episode to use a new opening credits sequence that is entirely different from those used in the previous seasons.


Jill is laid off from the job, and has plans of going back to college to get her Master's Degree in psychology. Tim is doubtful of Jill's idea, and she doesn't appreciate what he's saying to her. In the end, Tim has a conversation with Wilson, and things change right around.