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The Great Race

Episode Number:049 / 2.25
Production Number:
Show Number:A347
Air Date:19 May 1993
Writers:Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Director:Andy Cadiff
Taping Date:


The viewers of Tool Time vote Bob Vila as their favorite guest on the show, even though Tim deliberately left him out of the contest. So Bob is invited on Tool Time and talks about a lawn mower race he's planning. Tim wants to impress Bob so he agrees to race him. Tim puts a jet engine from a Chinook helicopter in his lawnmower and, of course, loses control over it during the race. Mark is complaining that Randy and Brad never play with him; they promise him that they will if he takes "the test." He must put a tadpole in his mouth but unfortunately he swallows it. He tells Jill, and Tim and Mark get revenge.


The guest cast includes Lamont Johnson as Paul and Michael Goldfinger as Ned but both were cut out during final editing. We see the cast bowing during the end credits.



Tim AllenasTim Taylor
Patricia RichardsonasJill Taylor
Earl HindmanasWilson
Zachery Ty BryanasBrad Taylor
Jonathan Taylor ThomasasRandy Taylor
Taran Noah SmithasMark Taylor
Richard KarnasAl Borland

Guest Cast

Pamela Denise AndersonasLisa
Betsy RandleasKaren Kelly
Bob VilaasBob Vila
Shawn SheaasStage Manager


Producer Gayle S. Maffeo
Created byCarmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Executive ProducersCarmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Co-Executive Producer Maxine Lapiduss
Supervising Producer Billy Riback
Associate Producer Frank McKemy
Creative Consultant Elliot Shoenman
Executive Story Consultant Howard M. Gould
Executive Story EditorsSusan Estelle Jansen, Howard J. Morris
Executive Consultant Tim Allen
Director of Photography Donald A. Morgan
Production Designer David Sackeroff
EditorsAlex Gimenez, Marco Zappia
Associate Director Peter Filsinger
Stage Manager Shawn Shea
Original Music by Dan Foliart
Casting by Deborah Barylski, C.S.A.
Set Decorator Jeannie Gunn
Property Master Warren Shaffer
Script Supervisor Susan Straughn Harris
Production Coordinator Caterina Fiordellisi Nelli
CostumersNicole Gorsuch, Valerie Laven-Cooper
Make-up Wendy J. Weiss
Hair Stylist Maria Valdivia
Opening Design by Geoffrey Nelson
Post Production Supervisor Jim Praytor
Technical Director Chris Donovan
Audio Klaus Landsberg
Video Bob Kaufmann
Based on the Stand-Up Comedy of TIM ALLEN
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Touchstone Television
Distributed by Buena Vista International, Inc.

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