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Comedy about the host of a small do-it-yourself TV show, his independent wife and their trio of growing boys. The series is based on the stand-up comedy routines of star Tim Allen.
25 Episodes 1996 - 1997
Tue, Sep 17, 1996 30 mins
"Tool Time" visits the USS Constellation for a "Salute to Engines"; Jill catches Brad making out with his girlfriend.
Tue, Sep 24, 1996 30 mins
Jill's distress over catering to Tim's daily routine leads both to dream of their senior years, and each has a different view of how Tim's "self-discipline" has affected their lives.
Tue, Oct 1, 1996 30 mins
To improve their communication, Jill drags Tim to a couples therapy workshop, where Tim opens up---about Jill's faults.
Tue, Oct 8, 1996 30 mins
Randy insists that his new girlfriend is not a "girlfriend". But he's not thrilled when she goes out with someone else.
Tue, Oct 15, 1996 30 mins
Al selects Tim to direct his how-to video. But Tim's "vision" leads to creative differences---and his firing.
Tue, Oct 22, 1996 30 mins
Jill uses an inheritance to buy a foreign sports car, which she prohibits Tim from driving
Tue, Oct 29, 1996 30 mins
In a battle of Halloween pranks, Brad and Randy score first, then thwart Tim and Jill's retaliatory effort.
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 30 mins
Jill's sisters, who are neurotic, arrive to plan their parents' anniversary party.
Tue, Nov 19, 1996 30 mins
Heidi goes into labour---on the road with Jill and Tim, who act as coach and receiver, respectively, while Wilson offers instructions over the phone.
Tue, Nov 26, 1996 30 mins
Tim prefers to not invite Benny to Thanksgiving---until he spies Benny at a soup kitchen.
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 30 mins
Brad throws himself into his new job at a sporting-goods store, but Jill and Tim worry that it's becoming his top priority.
Tue, Dec 17, 1996 30 mins
Tim objects to the plans the new owners have for his boyhood home.
Tue, Jan 7, 1997 30 mins
After Jill chastises Tim for buying a saleswoman's flirtatious act, she's caught flirting (albeit subconsciously) to get out of a ticket.
Tue, Jan 14, 1997 30 mins
Randy is teased at school after Mark intervenes in his scuffle with a bully; and the Beach Boys visit their cousin Wilson.
Tue, Jan 28, 1997 30 mins
"Tool Time" is taped in front of Swedish buyers who are considering the show for the European market.
Tue, Feb 11, 1997 30 mins
A singer hints that she had an affair with Tim's father; Tim forgets where he hid Jill's Valentine's Day gift.
Tue, Feb 18, 1997 30 mins
After a critic declares performance artist Wilson out of touch with reality, the Taylors' neighbour decides to be more like Tim.
Tue, Feb 25, 1997 30 mins
The night before his wedding, Al expresses doubts about whether Ilene is right for him.
Tue, Mar 11, 1997 30 mins
A blowup between Harry and his son keys Jill and Tim into a bigger question of sensitivity and discipline with their boys.
Tue, Apr 1, 1997 30 mins
Brad has an accident on his first night out with his driver's license---but it's more serious than what he tells his parents.
Tue, Apr 15, 1997 30 mins
Tim is scheduled to drive a steamroller on "Tool Time" and break a Bob Vila record, and he refuses to let his separated shoulder interfere.
Tue, Apr 29, 1997 30 mins
The boys don't share Jill's desire for quality time together during the family's annual weekend at a hardware expo, which is also enhanced by Tim's "Tool Time" remotes.
Tue, May 6, 1997 30 mins
Jill protests the inequality between Brad and his girlfriend, who's doing his laundry and cleaning his room.
Tue, May 13, 1997 30 mins
Jill's father passes away the day after she fibs that she's ill in order to postpone his visit. And the lie lingers when she arrives back home for the funeral.
Tue, May 20, 1997 30 mins
A visit from original---and beloved---"Tool Time" girl Lisa has Heidi feeling threatened; Randy and Lauren go on a date.