Quest for Fire
Season 07, Episode 01
Lauren and randy
Air Date September 23, 1997
Writer Bruce Ferber
Lloyd Garver
Director Andrew Tsao
Previous The Kiss and the Kiss Off (Season 6)
Next Clash of the Taylors

Quest for Fire is the first episode of the seventh season. It first aired on the ABC network in the United States on September 23, 1997.

Note: This is the first episode, in which a remixed version of the Home Improvement theme song was used. This would remain in use until the end of the series in 1999. Also, Mark is now taller than Randy and his voice is deeper due to Taran Noah Smith going through puberty.


The Taylors vacation at a Lake Michigan resort. While Tim tries to give "more power!" to the BBQ concept, Randy meets with Lauren and Brad breaks up with Angela. Mark's changing, but is it for the better? Tim is seriously considering quitting Tool Time and moving permanently to this country resort, but Jill thinks he's having a mid-life crisis.