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'Twas the Night Before Chaos

Episode Number:086 / 4.12
Production Number:
Show Number:A513
Air Date:13 December 1994
Writer:Rosalind Moore
Director:Andy Cadiff
Taping Date:
Opening Credits:1


Tim's brother Marty and his wife Nancy are visiting for the holidays with their new twin baby girls. Jill's parents also come from Texas and their bickering threatens to spoil Christmas. Jill and Tim try to help her parents solve their marital problems. As usual, Tim goes all out to beat Doc Johnson in the lighting contest. On the Christmas edition of Tool Time, we see ice sculpting with a chain saw.


The actor who plays Chas Jensen, the ice sculptor, was uncredited.



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

Polly HollidayasLillian Patterson (Nana)
Debbe DunningasHeidi Keppert
M. Emmet WalshasThe Colonel (Fred Patterson)
William O'LearyasMarty Taylor
Jensen DaggettasNancy Taylor


ProducersAndy Cadiff, Frank McKemy, Howard J. Morris
Created byCarmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Executive ProducersBob Bendetson, Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Elliot Shoenman, Matt Williams
Co-Executive Producer Bruce Ferber
Consulting ProducersGayle S. Maffeo, Billy Riback
Co-ProducersRosalind Moore, Jim Praytor
Associate Producer Alan Padula
Creative ConsultantsLloyd Garver, Marley Sims
Story Editor Jon Vandergriff
Executive Consultant Tim Allen
Director of Photography Donald A. Morgan
Production Designer David Sackeroff
EditorsRoger Ames Berger, Marco Zappia
Associate Director Peter Filsinger
Stage ManagersGuy Distad, Shawn Shea
Original Music by Dan Foliart
Casting byDeborah Barylski, C.S.A., Jonell Dunn
Set Decorator Jeannie Gunn
Property Master Warren Shaffer
Script Supervisor Susan Straughn Harris
Costume SupervisorsNicole Gorsuch, Valerie Laven-Cooper
Make-up Wendy J. Weiss
Hair Stylist Maria Valdivia
Opening Design by Geoffrey Nelson
Post Production Supervisor Judy Rauh
Technical Director Chris Donovan
Audio Klaus Landsberg
Video Bob Kaufmann
Editing System byAvid Technology, Inc.
Based on the Stand-Up Comedy of TIM ALLEN
© MCMXCIV Touchstone Pictures and Television. All rights reserved
Wind Dancer Production Group
Touchstone Television
Distributed by Buena Vista International, Inc.

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