5th Season 1995

  1. "A Taylor Runs Through It"
    gs: Bonnie Hellman [ Bonnie ], Robert Gould [ Minister ]

    Jill has to go to a cousin's out-of-town wedding. Tim, however, decides to turn the trip into a "bit" of a vacation for the whole family. As a consequence, Jill is hurt physically several times.

    b: 19 Sep 95 pc: _________ w: Bruce Ferber & Lloyd Garver d: Andy Cadiff
  2. "The First Temptation of Tim"
    gs: Shirley Prestia [ Waitress; Later Dolores ], Royce D. Applegate [ Frank ]

    rc: Bud, Heidi

    Tim's new boss wants to replace Al because he isn't liked by the younger viewers. Brad is in trouble because he got both detention on the first day of school and detention during detention. On Tool Time, Tim and Al do a salute to port-a-potties.

    b: 26 Sep 95 pc: _________ w: Howard J. Morris d: Andy Cadiff
  3. "Her Cheatin' Mind"
    gs: Stephanie Dunnam [ Sharon ], Gretchen German [ June ], Terri Cavanaugh [ Jane ], Joe Urla [ Chris Harper ], Ja'net DuBois [ Carol ]

    rc: Harry, Marty, Benny

    Tim decides to join Jill's book club because he feels threatened by one of Jill's male classmates. Even though Wilson says Tim shouldn't feel that way because Tim and Jill are soul mates, Tim decides to make a fool of himself by discussing "Madama Bovary" with Jill's friends. He didn't even read the book but bought it on audiotape.

    b: 3 Oct 95 pc: _________ w: Ruth Bennett d: Andy Cadiff
  4. "Jill's Surprise Party"
    gs: Jensen Daggett [ Nancy ], Tracy Letts [ Henry ], Mariangela Pino [ Marie ], Tudi Roche [ Carrie ]

    rc: Bud, Heidi, Ilene, Benny, Marty

    Tim has plans for a surprise party for Jill, but when everybody has shown up, Jill has gone on search for an old piano. At work, Tim's boss decides to spice up Tool Time. That involves a whole new look for Al

    b: 17 Oct 95 pc: _________ w: Elliot Shoenman & Marley Sims d: Andy Cadiff
  5. "Advise and Repent"
    gs: Beth Dixon [ Judith ], Mark L. Taylor [ Bert Russell ], Kimberly Cullum [ Michelle ], Nancy Youngblut [ Dana Russell ]

    rc: Heidi

    Because Jill has gotten a grade of A on her psychology paper, she dispenses some amateur psychiatric advice. In the process she manages to cause marital problems between Randy's girlfriend's parents. On Tool Time, Al is turtle-sitting for his mother's turtle, Scooter.

    b: 24 Oct 95 pc: _________ w: Rosalind Moore d: Andy Cadiff
  6. "Let Them Eat Cake"
    gs: Jarrad Paul [ Jason ], Angela Paton [ Irma ], Marla Sokoloff [ Paige ], Lea Moreno [ Bridget ], Gregory White [ Announcer ], Adam Consolo [ Preston ]

    rc: Heidi, Ilene

    Tim, Jill, Al and Ilene are at a cable awards banquet and hope to win an award for Tool Time. Every single award usually goes to Cooking with Irma. At home, Brad throws a Halloween party for some of the "new crowd" from school.

    b: 31 Oct 95 pc: _________ w: Jon Vandergriff d: Andy Cadiff
  7. "The Look"
    gs: Shirley Prestia [ Dolores ], Vincent Guastaferro [ Nick ]

    rc: Bud, Heidi, Harry, Marty, Benny

    Tim gets a good deal on Pistons season tickets from Bud but doesn't consult with Jill before buying them for over $4000. That gives him a "look" from Jill, the same Harry gets from his wife at the hardware store. Suddenly Tim is the most popular among his friends but he realizes that he probably overdid it and decides to sell some of the tickets.

    b: 7 Nov 95 pc: _________ w: Elliot Shoenman & Marley Sims d: Andy Cadiff
  8. "Room Without a View"

    rc: Heidi

    After Randy decides that he can't stand Mark after his history paper is ruined, Tim decides to do a Tool Time project in his home and convert the basement into a room for Randy. After the room is finished, Randy has difficulty admitting that he's afraid to sleep there by his lonesome self.

    b: 14 Nov 95 pc: _________ w: Jon Vandergriff d: Andy Cadiff
  9. "Chicago Hope"
    gs: Troy Evans [ Mike McKemen ], Michael Yama [ Japanese Man #1 ], Rodney Kageyama [ Japanese Man #2 ], Wesley Leong [ Japanese Man #3 ]

    rc: Bud

    Tim and Jill's relationship has been put on hold for almost a month and Jill is tired with it. Therefore, she hopes that their trip to Chicago will change the situation. But the plans go down the drain when Bud forces Tim to attend a business meeting in the hotel where Tim and Jill are staying.

    b: 21 Nov 95 pc: _________ w: Teresa O'Neill d: Andy Cadiff
  10. "Doctor in the House"
    gs: Jim Beaver [ Duke Miller ], Marcia Rodd [ Barbara Burton ], Janet MacLachlan [ Dean Cummings ], Walter Addison [ Professor Garver ], Ritchie Montgomery [ Delivery Man ]

    rc: Heidi

    Tim gets an honorary Ph.D. Psychology student Jill and Al are less than thrilled. Even Wilson seems upset. Tim thinks he was chosen because of Tool Time, but when Tim is accepting his degree, he finds out the real truth.

    b: 28 Nov 95 pc: _________ w: Bruce Ferber & Lloyd Garver d: Andy Cadiff
  11. "That's My Momma"
    gs: Bonnie Bartlett [ Lucille ], Dick O'Neill [ Art Leonard ]

    rc: Marty

    Tim's visiting mother doesn't want to spend time with him but goes out with Tim's old shop teacher, Mr. Leonard. Friends and family suggest that Tim might try talking about more personal matters with her. He thinks he isn't able to do that.

    b: 5 Dec 95 pc: _________ w: Rosalind Moore & Howard J. Morris d: Andy Cadiff
  12. "'Twas the Flight Before Christmas"
    gs: Tom Poston [ The Clerk ], Connie Sawyer [ Old Lady ], Marcy Goldman [ Flight Attendant ], Sydney Anderson [ Attractive Woman ]

    rc: Heidi, Ilene

    Tim and Al get stranded in the airport on Christmas Eve on the way to a winter festival which Binford sponsors. Ilene thinks Al is too attached to his mother and makes him choose between them. The boys beat Doc Johnson in the lighting contest without Tim's help. On Tool Time, Tim and Al do a salute to electricity.

    b: 12 Dec 95 pc: _________ w: Jon Vandergriff d: Andy Cadiff
  13. "Oh, Brother"
    gs: Kristin Clayton [ Angela ]

    rc: Heidi, Harry, Marty, Benny

    Although Tim thinks it is a bad idea, he hires his brother Marty to rebuild the Tool Time set, after Marty is laid off. They get on each other's nerves and put their friendship in jeopardy. At home and on Tool Time, Tim tries to boil fish in the dishwasher.

    b: 9 Jan 96 pc: _________ w: Ruth Bennett d: Andy Cadiff
  14. "High School Confidential"
    gs: Miguel Sandoval [ Mr. Jennings ], Milton Canady [ Milton ]

    rc: Heidi

    Randy's science and math abilities land him in classes at the high school where his older brother Brad feels overshadowed. Meanwhile Tim and Al introduce the "man's bedroom" on Tool Time.

    b: 16 Jan 96 pc: _________ w: Bruce Ferber & Lloyd Garver d: Andy Cadiff

    NOTE: Heidi is not in this episode, although she is mentioned in the credits.
  15. "Tanks for the Memories"
    gs: Tim Grimm [ Lt. Col. McDougal ], Vaughn Armstrong [ Lt. Col. Hall ]

    rc: Heidi

    Tim and Jill are squaring off in a tank-driving competition on an obstacle course. Jill, raised as the daughter of an Army officer, turns out to be quite the commando, while Tim's tank tactics of course, end in disaster. Tim doesn't realize that he should praise Jill for her good driving, instead he feels that she humiliated him.

    b: 30 Jan 96 pc: _________ w: Bruce Ferber & Lloyd Garver d: Andy Cadiff

    NOTE: This was a special episode released in the syndication package. It aired in syndication for the first time on 11 Sep 95. It aired for the first time on ABC on 30 Jan 96.
  16. "The Vasectomy One"
    gs: Kristin Clayton [ Angela ], Caroline McWilliams [ Dr. Kaplan ], Gretchen German [ June Palmer ]

    rc: Heidi, Harry, Marty, Benny

    Jill wants Tim to undergo a vasectomy when they decide their family is complete. He agrees that they should talk to a doctor but when it is a woman, Tim wants to forget about it. Randy has been voted "best butt" by the girls in his school. On Tool Time, an air-driven furniture mover is introduced.

    b: 6 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Rosalind Moore & Howard J. Morris d: Andy Cadiff
  17. "Fear of Flying"
    gs: Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth D. Bowersox [ Himself ], Dr. Catherine C. Coleman [ Herself ], Dr. Fred W. Leslie [ Himself ], Dr. Albert Sacco [ Himself ], Dr. Kathryn C. Thornton [ Himself ], Pat Crawford Brown [ Mrs. Kluzewsk ]

    rc: Bud, Heidi

    The Columbia astronauts make an appearance on Tool Time and show a video of them using Tim's special screwdriver on a mission. Mark wants to take flying lessons which Jill does not approve of. Jill decides to take piano lessons, to the dismay of the rest of the family. Tim and Al ruin Bud's car.

    b: 13 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Max Eisenberg d: Andy Cadiff
  18. "When Harry Kept Delores"
    gs: Shirley Prestia [ Dolores ], Alan Jackson [ Himself ]

    rc: Heidi, Harry, Marty, Benny

    Harry's Hardware becomes less of a refuge when Harry's wife comes to work there. When the marital advice Tim gives Harry results in the breakup of his marriage, Tim takes matters into his own hands to fix what he broke. Meanwhile on Tool Time, country music superstar Alan Jackson performs his hit song, "Mercury Blues."

    b: 20 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Jon Vandergriff d: Andy Cadiff
  19. "Eye on Tim"
    gs: Rosalind Allen [ Kelly Barnes ], Dex Sanders [ Nick ]

    rc: Heidi

    Tool Time is the subject of a local TV report, and sick Jill is not pleased with the reporter's advances toward Tim. Tim is impressed by the reporter because of her fascination of tools. She and Tim end up at Big Mike's where Tim finally realizes what she is up to.

    b: 27 Feb 96 pc: _________ w: Bruce Ferber & Lloyd Garver d: Peter Bonerz
  20. "The Bud Bowl"
    gs: Kristin Clayton [ Angela ], Bever-Leigh Banfield [ Jean Harper ], Andi Eystad [ Jessica ]

    rc: Bud

    While bowling with Bud and his wife, Tim wants Jill to throw the game to spare Bud's feelings and keep his future out of the gutter. But that creates a split between the Taylors. Brad's girlfriend, Angela, sets her sister and Randy up.

    b: 5 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Ruth Bennett d: Andy Cadiff
  21. "Engine and a Haircut, Two Fights"
    gs: Joseph Whipp [ Kendall ]

    Brad and Tim get into a fight over Brad's new haircut and what type of engine to put into the hotrod. Randy gets a part in his school's production of "Romeo and Juliet" and is less than enthusiastic over Jill's offer to help him rehearse.

    b: 12 Mar 96 pc: _________ w: Jon Vandergriff d: Andrew Tsao
  22. "The Longest Day"

    rc: Heidi

    After a routine medical checkup for the boys it is discovered that Randy may be suffering from cancer. The family endures a long and painful wait for the results of Randy's blood test.

    b: 2 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Elliot Shoenman & Marley Sims d: Andy Cadiff

    NOTE: According to TV Guide, the idea for this episode came from Patricia Richardson.
  23. "Mr. Wilson's Opus"
    gs: Patrick Renna [ Todd ], Laura Bell Bundy [ Sharon ], David Brisbin [ Principal Piersall ]

    rc: Heidi

    Wilson takes over as director of Randy's school play but trying to get more from the kids that they are capable of, he takes all the fun out of Shakespeare. Tim has his heart set as set designer but also gets upset when Wilson wants him to completely redesign the set.

    b: 30 Apr 96 pc: _________ w: Bruce Ferber d: Richard Compton
  24. "Shopping Around"
    gs: Bonnie Bartlett [ Lucille ], Dick O'Neill [ Art Leonard ], Vasili Bogazianos [ Antonio ]

    Tim's mother goes out with his high-school shop teacher, Art Leonard, but Tim and Jill go to a restaurant and discover Art with a younger woman. Tim ruins Art's appearance on Tool Time where we also see Wilson. Art has to tell Tim's mother the truth, but she has already found out.

    b: 7 May 96 pc: _________ w: Rosalind Moore & Howard J. Morris d: Andy Cadiff
  25. "Alarmed by Burglars"
    gs: Jarrad Paul [ Jason ], Michael Milhoan [ Office Guidry ], John Kapelos [ Sammy (uncredited) ]

    rc: Heidi, Harry, Marty, Benny

    After a burglary at Wilson's, Jill allows Tim to go all out in buying a fancy security system for their home. But it's most alarming when they keep setting it off themselves. Wilson retaliates by taking up a petition among the neighbors. Brad tries to buy the answers to a test from Jason but doesn't know that Tim has installed a video camera outside the house.

    b: 14 May 96 pc: _________ w: Charlie Hauck d: Geoffrey Nelson
  26. "Games, Flames & Automobiles"
    gs: James Hong [ Dave ], Wesley Thompson [ Phone Man ], Keith Lehman [ Cal Borland (uncredited) ]

    rc: Heidi, Ilene

    Al thinks his Tool Time board game will give him the financial security to propose to Ilene. But faulty wiring on the product sends his plan up in flames, along with his investment of his life savings.

    b: 21 May 96 pc: _________ w: Jennifer Celotta d: Peter Filsinger

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