2nd Season 1992

  1. "Read My Hips"
    gs: Jessica Wesson [ Jennifer Sudarsky ]

    rc: Lisa, Rock, Dwayne, Pete

    Jill has planned a romantic surprise dinner for Tim who is at Big Mike's with Al and the guys from K & B Construction. He phones home and she flirts with him on the phone but he doesn't notice and comes home two hours late. Of course Jill is upset and accuses him for not picking up all the signals she sends. Tim thinks that signals should be clear and therefore dresses up as Fred the phone repairman so he can fix the problem. Brad is wondering if Jennifer's pounding him is a sign that she wants to kiss him.

    b: 16 Sep 92 pc: _________ w: B.K. Taylor d: John Pasquin
  2. "Rites and Wrongs of Passage"
    gs: Will Nye [ Angus McLain ], Virginia Watson [ Policewoman ]

    Tim has bought tickets to a truck rally and all the boys are excited. The next day, the principal of Brad's school tells Jill that Brad pulled a prank with a dead frog in the food line at the school. Therefore they ground him for the weekend but Tim talks Jill into letting him go to the truck rally after all. But the next day, a policewoman brings Brad home after he has been throwing stones at a greenhouse and therefore he can't go to the truck rally. Tim turns to Wilson to find out what is wrong and Wilson tells him how he must make Brad step into manhood. Therefore he lets Brad use the fire cutter. Tim also appears in a caber toss competition.

    b: 23 Sep 92 pc: _________ w: Susan Estelle Jansen d: John Pasquin

    NOTE: This episode was dedicated to the memory of Raymond T. Hughes.
  3. "Overactive Glance"
    gs: Betsy Randle [ Karen ], Debbe Dunning [ Kiki ], Sheila Franklin [ Barbara ], Kevin Brief [ Man #1 ], Bob Destri [ Man #2 ], Mike Randleman [ Man #3 ], Kavi Raz [ Maitre D' ]

    Tim and Jill are going out to dinner and since Jill and Karen found out that Tim was checking out a woman on Tool Time, they bet that it won't last long before he looks at a woman in the restaurant. When they arrive, Tim tries hard not to glance at anyone but it is difficult when a gorgeous beauty of a woman asks him for his autograph. Randy has trouble playing football-he fumbles all the time. Since glue doesn't help, Tim builds a training machine for Randy to exercise with.

    b: 30 Sep 92 pc: _________ w: Billy Riback d: John Pasquin
  4. "Groin Pulls"

    rc: Lisa

    Jill is cleaning out and fills a trunk with books and she wants Tim to carry it to the garage but when she feels how heavy it is, she doesn't want him to do it. Of course, Tim wants to impress Jill so he carries the trunk anyway and he pulls his groin muscle but doesn't tell Jill. Randy has got the role as Peter Pan in the school play but he can't fly because the school hasn't got anyone to build a machine so he can do it. Tim insists that he himself builds and tries it.

    b: 7 Oct 92 pc: _________ w: Howard J. Morris d: John Pasquin
  5. "Heavy Meddle"
    gs: Eileen Brennan [ Wanda ], Dion Anderson [ Hank ], Betsy Randle [ Karen ], Tony Carreiro [ Dave ], Jessica Tuck [ Leslie ], Tom Gallop [ Bob ]

    Tim is finally ready to put the engine in his hot rod. So he has invited "the guys" over to put it in. When he finds out that Al and Greta broke up, he invites Al as well. When the guys arrive, they all have their wives with them, all for different reasons and when Jill wants to fix Karen up with Dave and one women suggests that they can barbecue, Tim can see where this is heading. Therefore he gets really upset and Jill must turn to Wilson to find out what she has done wrong. The boys have trouble with the McGurn brothers and Tim wants the boys to beat up the McGurns or throw some water balloons at them.

    b: 14 Oct 92 pc: _________ w: Rosalind Moore d: John Pasquin
  6. "The Haunting of Taylor House"
    gs: Jessica Wesson [ Jennifer Sudarsky ], Aaron Freeman [ Curtis ], Rider Strong [ Danny ]

    It is Halloween and Brad is having a party for his friends. He and Jennifer have decided to dress up as Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. When she arrives, she is dressed in leather clothes just like a boy named Danny. Therefore Tim talks with Brad, asking him what he did wrong. He doesn't know but talks with Jennifer afterwards after Tim has told him that "I understand" are the two most important words you can say to a woman. Danny has bored Jennifer the whole night and is starting to annoy Jill. Therefore Tim and she agree to scare the hell out of Danny in the basement where Tim has made a "Catacomb of Terror".

    b: 28 Oct 92 pc: _________ w: Susan Estelle Jansen d: John Pasquin
  7. "Roomie for Improvement"
    gs: Mario Andretti [ Himself ], Michael Andretti [ Himself ], Debra Engle [ Cynthia ]

    Mark has chicken pox so Tim can't stay at the house because he has never had them. Since Al played a little trick on Tim on Tool Time, he wants to make it up to Tim by letting Tim stay at his apartment. Tim doesn't want to, but on the other hand, he can't get himself to tell Al Therefore he ends up at Al's where he has to listen to square dance music and watch home videos of Al's childhood. He also meets Cynthia who is Al's neighbor and she wants to meet Al but he keeps rejecting her. Race car drivers Michael and Mario Andretti are on Tool Time where they have a little test of guessing engine sounds.

    b: 4 Nov 92 pc: _________ w: Billy Riback d: John Pasquin
  8. "May the Best Man Win"
    gs: Vicki Lewis [ Maureen Binford ]

    When Tim is preparing to start the project house on Tool Time, Maureen Binford turns up and tells him that she is his new producer. She tries to change everything on Tool Time to things she likes. Al is also becoming a good friend with her and since Jill has gotten a job at "Inside Detroit" magazine Tim is all-alone to handle the problem. Even Wilson gives him bad advice so he turns to Mark. In a last try to tell Maureen who is the boss, he walks on the roof of the project house and falls all the way through it.

    b: 11 Nov 92 pc: _________ w: Maxine Lapiduss d: John Pasquin
  9. "Where There's a Will, There's a Way"
    gs: Jim Boeke [ Phil ], Wilson Raiser [ "Red" ]

    Jill finds some wills that she and Tim never finished writing. She wants to finish them now but Tim doesn't want to. When she is doing it anyway, he can't help but giving her his opinion about who should have his tools and the children. Therefore he turns to Wilson to ask him whether he should do it or not and he finds out that he could die tomorrow and ought to write the will. After all, if you rearrange the letters in his name, it spells "mortality". Mark has overheard this conversation and is now afraid that his father is going to die but Tim assures him that although his father died early it doesn't mean that he is going to die.

    b: 18 Nov 92 pc: _________ w: Howard J. Morris d: John Pasquin
  10. "Let's Did Lunch"
    gs: Betsy Randle [ Karen ], Tony Carreiro [ Dave ]

    Dave and Karen are going to the opera and Dave tells Tim that he needs Tim to say that they both had lunch together the day before. He has lied to Karen because he has seen another woman. Jill knows that Tim didn't have lunch with Dave the day before and therefore she is suspicious. She gets Tim to tell her the truth and now Tim has to confront Dave and make him tell Karen about it. Before he can do it, Karen breaks up with him and Tim is sure that Jill has told her about Dave's infidelity. Therefore Tim is confused about which lies you can tell and which you much keep a secret. On Tool Time, Tim makes Al do a wood-sniffing contest and the boys again have trouble with the McGurn brothers after the McGurns cover Mark with mud. Therefore the boys want to get revenge by building a catapult and throwing garbage in the McGurn garden.

    b: 25 Nov 92 pc: _________ w: Howard M. Gould d: John Pasquin
  11. "Abandoned Family"
    gs: Vicki Lewis [ Maureen Binford ]

    Jill is going to work and hasn't got any time to work in the house. Therefore Tim agrees to take over the responsibilities for a while and he wants to do the things his way although they may not be as effective as hers. Jill was supposed to make a gingerbread house for the PTA meeting in school but since she hasn't got the time, Tim wants to do this too. But when he forgets the boys' lunches, makes a gingerbread house which is uneatable and improves the dryer so it spins around, it becomes too much for Jill. She wonders if she is not supposed to work but Tim ensures her that he can run the house. After all, the improvement of the washing machine did work. Maureen Binford again tries to run Tool Time in a way Tim doesn't like. This time she wants to make "The Bachelor Corner with Al" with helpful household hints for the bachelors.

    b: 2 Dec 92 pc: _________ w: Rosalind Moore d: John Pasquin
  12. "I'm Scheming of a White Christmas"
    gs: Vicki Lewis [ Maureen Binford ], Cheryl Bentyne [ Herself--The Manhattan Transfer Quartet ], Tim Hauser [ Himself--The Manhattan Transfer Quartet ], Alan Paul [ Himself--The Manhattan Transfer Quartet ], Janis Siegel [ Herself--The Manhattan Transfer Quartet ]

    Randy and Brad are collecting money for the Oak Lane Children's Center and after they are finished they get the idea of taking half of the money for themselves. After all, charity begins at home. When Jill discover the comic books, video game, locket and clock that Brad and Randy have bought, they really get in trouble. They have to go down to the Children's Center and apologize and give the money back. On Tool Time, Maureen has gotten The Manhattan Transfer Quartet to sing instead of the barking dogs which Tim wanted. Al dresses up in a Santa suit and gets stuck in a chimney.

    b: 16 Dec 92 pc: _________ w: B.K. Taylor d: John Pasquin
  13. "Bell Bottom Blues"

    rc: Rock, Dwayne, Pete

    Tim is complaining about the closet space. He wants Jill to throw out some of her hats, belts and other clothes or he will "reorganize" the whole thing. When he walks upstairs with a sledge hammer, Jill tries to stop him and they agree on a new, super high-tech closet with remote control. Brad has punched a boy in school named Mickey Walker because the boy called Brad "Diaper Baby" after seeing Tim hug Brad. Therefore he doesn't want Tim to hug him anymore. Tim doesn't understand why until he has a hugging session on Tool Time. They both agree on a code language instead of caring words.

    b: 6 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Susan Estelle Jansen d: John Pasquin
  14. "Howard's End"
    gs: Jessica Wesson [ Jennifer Sudarsky ]

    rc: Lisa

    Jennifer brings her fish over to Brad so he can take care of it while she is out of town for a few days. She says to keep the fish well-lit but because he puts it too close to the desk lamp, it dies from over-heating. Randy suggests they find another fish that looks just like it so Jennifer won't notice. Unfortunately they can't find one so they must make it look like the fish is alive so they stick a ball-bearing in its mouth so it doesn't float. Jill sees that the fish is dead and says that Brad must confront Jennifer and tell the truth and Randy helps him out by saying how worried Brad was about how Jennifer would react. Tim and Jill have a big fight over who owns what and why. He thinks that he owns her car, not because he paid for it but because he maintains it. He is also upset because Jill got her own checking account without telling him.

    b: 13 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Stacey Hur d: Andy Cadiff
  15. "Love is a Many Splintered Thing"

    Randy is going to perform a ventriloquist act in the talent show at the school but he is nervous because his lips are moving and because he hasn't got a decent dummy. Tim has a solution to both of his problems. He cuts a dummy made of wood that looks like himself and Wilson paints it. All Randy has to do is grunt and move the dummy's mouth. Jill takes a compatibility test for herself and Tim and finds that they don't match. Jill thinks it is because she does all the compromise but Tim disagrees and he and the guys at work make another test.

    b: 20 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Billy Riback d: Andy Cadiff

    NOTE: In the guest cast, Compton O' Neal as Phil and Diane Bellamy as Myrtle were both left out in final editing.
  16. "Dances with Tools"
    gs: Ann Miller [ Mrs. Keeney ], Dirk Lumbard [ Don Green ], Michael Pniewski [ Andy Paxton ], Gregg Daniel [ Jerry Holborne ]

    It is Tim and Jill's wedding anniversary and they are talking about giving each other gifts. Jill has bought a steering wheel for the hot rod and only wants Tim to get her a sweater she has picked out. But Tim wants to do more so he takes them both to ballroom dancing lessons. Since he isn't good at dancing and Jill is dancing with another guy, Tim is just cracking jokes and wants to impress the teacher. So when he dances with her, he spins her around so she flies out of the room and hurts herself. On Tool Time, Tim is given a certificate of appreciation for promoting safety at home and on the job. Al is not happy about this since his name isn't on the paper.

    b: 3 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Rosalind Moore d: Andy Cadiff
  17. "You're Driving Me Crazy, You're Driving Me Nuts"
    gs: Betsy Randle [ Karen ], Kevin Scanell [ Officer Lambert ], Cleto Augusto [ Marty ]

    Tim and Jill are going to their friend Sheila's wedding and they hope that this time it is for real-Sheila has been stood up three times. Sheila has given Jill instructions for driving there but Tim is sure they don't need them but Jill brings them anyway. After Jill has asked Tim to ask for directions many times, he finally stops at a shop after ending up in the wrong state. Officer Lambert gives him directions he can't understand and after driving for a while, they end up at the same shop. When they both go in the shop, the car rolls into a ditch and Tim has to get it out so Jill goes to the wedding alone where Sheila is being stood up by her third guy.

    b: 10 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Maxine Lapiduss d: Andy Cadiff
  18. "Bye Bye Birdie"
    gs: Jessica Wesson [ Jennifer Sudarsky ]

    An annoying woodpecker is disturbing Tim's sleep and he is trying to get rid of it in different ways. Brad is faking sick to try to avoid going to school. He won't tell Jill what is the matter but Randy tells her that Brad and Jennifer broke up. What she doesn't know is that Jennifer broke up with Brad because she wouldn't let Brad copy her homework anymore. Jill is first told when Jennifer turns up with Brad's math workbook. Then Tim and Jill try to teach Brad how to multiply compound fractions but they find it even harder than Brad.

    b: 17 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Susan Estelle Jansen d: Andy Cadiff
  19. "Karate or Not, Here I Come"
    gs: Stuart Quan [ Robert Cho ], Perry Anzilotti [ Mike ], Mary-Pat Green [ Daphne ], Greg Collins [ Roy ], Ryan Tomlinson [ Artie ]

    rc: Lisa

    Since Mark's brothers won't let him play football with them and because he needs self-confidence, Tim and Jill agree on signing him up for one sport. Jill wants him to pick gymnastics but when Tim tells him he can pick karate, Mark wants to do that. Jill thinks that sport is a little too violent and when she visits the karate school and sees a big boy picking on Mark she gets into a fight with the boy's mother-and Tim gets hit by the mother's handbag. Even though Tim ought to have learned his lesson, he gets into trouble with the boy's father. Both Tim and Mark need to be mature enough to learn, when karate and especially violence can and should be used, Wilson tells Tim.

    b: 24 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Billy Riback d: Andy Cadiff
  20. "Shooting Three to Make Tutu"

    Tim and the boys are going to watch the Pistons vs. Bulls game on TV but Jill wants Tim to take Mark to the ballet instead because she doesn't have time to do it herself. Tim doesn't want to because he hates ballet. Therefore he talks to Wilson about the problem and Wilson gives Tim two front-row tickets to the game for Tim to give to someone else. He convinces Mark to go to the game after only half an hour of ballet. When they get back, Tim wants Mark to "delay the truth" for Jill so she won't get upset but she finds out that they were at the game anyway. When Randy and Brad are home alone, they smoke a cigar and eat a whole bag of cookies but when Tim finds out, he makes them sorry.

    b: 3 Mar 93 pc: _________ w: Howard M. Gould d: Andy Cadiff
  21. "Much Ado About Nana"
    gs: Polly Holliday [ Nana ], Paige Tamada [ Tiffany ]

    Jill's mother Nana is coming to visit the Taylors for Mark's birthday but when she shows up, she has lost a lot of weight thanks to Tim and all his jokes on her. Jill has cleaned the house and wants it to look perfect for Nana's arrival but Nana says that it looks "nice" and that is where the problems begin. Nana tell stories about Jill and has a gift for her. Jill wants the antique clock but instead, she gets a tea set. Tim can't understand why Jill and her mother don't speak to each other about the problems and when Nana thinks that Tim and Jill are having problems, Tim tells her about Jill's problems with her.

    b: 17 Mar 93 pc: _________ w: Howard J. Morris d: Andy Cadiff
  22. "Ex Marks the Spot"
    gs: Kathleen Garret [ Stacey Lewis ]

    When Tim and Al are at Big Mike's, they meet Tim's old girlfriend Stacey Lewis. As they talk about what has happened since, Al almost invites Stacey home to meet Jill and Tim gets upset. He tells Al that he never actually broke up with her. Since Al also tells Jill about it, Tim really needs to confront Stacey. When she arrives at the Taylor house, she and Jill begin to talk about Tim and Jill finds out the truth. When Al wants to eat lunch with Stacey, Jill sets up a dinner appointment for all four but Tim finds out that Al doesn't want to see Stacey anyway. Therefore he tells Stacey that Al couldn't be there but when Al turns up and tell the truth, Tim is caught in a lie another time.

    b: 14 Apr 93 pc: _________ w: Darrel Campbell & Billy Riback d: Andy Cadiff
  23. "To Build or Not to Build"
    gs: Ann Guilbert [ Wilson's Mother ]

    rc: Lisa, Pete, Rock, Dwayne

    Mother's Day is coming up and Jill wants Tim and the boys to get something from the heart and Tim makes the boys build something for her. Therefore he makes the garage into a "man center" and Randy tries to build a birdhouse but he doesn't succeed. When Jill finds out she gets mad at Tim because he doesn't understand how important Mother's Day should be but he learns when he talks to Wilson and his mother. Instead of the birdhouse, Randy gives Jill a magic trick where he makes Tim disappear in a trunk. Unfortunately he can't get him out again and they all leave him to go to dinner.

    b: 5 May 93 pc: _________ w: Robert Zappia d: Andy Cadiff
  24. "Birth of a Hot Rod"
    gs: David Correia [ Gus ], Gene Weygandt [ Jim Lester ]

    rc: Lisa

    Tim is finally ready to start the engine of the hot rod but it won't start. Therefore he spends a lot of time fixing it and Jill is complaining about that he doesn't take time to fix the things around the house, like the doorknob, the stove and the ice dispenser. Therefore she tries to do it herself and since it doesn't work, she calls a repairman. Tim is upset, partly because he doesn't want people to know that he can't fix the small things but when Gus the repairman offers Tim to help him on his hot rod, he is happy again and finally gets his hot rod started.

    b: 12 May 93 pc: _________ w: Steve Gabriel d: Andy Cadiff
  25. "The Great Race"
    gs: Bob Vila [ Himself ], Betsy Randle [ Karen ], Lamont Johnson [ Paul ], Michael Goldfinger [ Ned ], Shawn Shea [ Stage Manager ]

    rc: Lisa

    The viewers of Tool Time vote Bob Vila as their favorite guest on Tool Time, although Tim left him out of the contest on purpose. Therefore Bob is a guest on Tool Time again and he talks about a lawn mower race he is planning. Tim wants to impress Bob so he agrees to race Bob in that race. So Tim puts a jet engine from a Chinook helicopter in his lawn mower and of course he loses control over it in the race. Mark is complaining that Randy and Brad never play with him so they promise him that they will do if he takes "the test". He must put a tadpole in his mouth but unfortunately he swallows it.

    b: 19 May 93 pc: _________ w: Carmen Finestra & David McFadzean and Matt Williams d: Andy Cadiff

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