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Season One

001 / 1.01 - Pilot

After Jill explicitly tells Tim not to touch the dishwasher, he breaks it in an attempt to make it more powerful; more of a "man's" dishwasher. Jill has a job interview, but she doesn't get it and when Tim tries to comfort her, he only makes matters worse. After talking to Wilson, Tim tries again and succeeds.

002 / 1.02 - Mow Better Blues

Trying to improve the lawnmower, Tim gets mad at Jill for always borrowing things and never returning them. While playing with Tim's torque wrench, Mark drops and breaks it. Knowing that Tim will be upset, he hides it in the dryer. When Jill finds it, Tim immediately suspects Brad and Randy, who know it was Mark, and they tell Tim. When trying out the new lawnmower, it roars backwards and crashes.

003 / 1.03 - Off Sides

Tim forgot that Jill planned a romantic dinner and hasn't got a baby-sitter, so Jill hires a magician to entertain the boys. Tim would rather stay home to watch the football game on TV, and he brings a radio to the restaurant. At home, the magician is locked inside a trunk and the boys try to get him out by dropping the trunk from a tree.

004 / 1.04 - Satellite on a Hot Tim's Roof

Tim has bought a satellite dish and, while installing it, he overhears Jill's job interview with her job-search seminar teacher, Rondall. Tim thinks it is suspicious that Rondall would do that on a Saturday and he gets jealous. Jill assures Tim that there is nothing between them. Later, Rondall tells Jill that she has been sending him signals after hitting on her. Jill throws him out.

005 / 1.05 - Wild Kingdom

After hearing noises in the basement, Tim thinks they have a mouse. The boys think it's a snake, and so does Wilson. When the exterminator can't find the snake, everybody thinks it's gone - until it crawls into Tim's shirt. Mark's friends, the Cub Scouts, want Tim to kill the snake but he's scared of it.

006 / 1.06 - Adventures in Fine Dining

After they're banned from Wacky Jack's Pizza Pagoda, Tim promises Jill he'll teach the boys some table manners, but the session ends with the boys mimicking everything Tim says. Tim talks to Wilson who tells him that the boys don't have respect for their food because they don't have to hunt it down and kill it. So Tim brings out raw chicken to teach the boys.

007 / 1.07 - Nothing More Than Feelings

On Tool Time, Tim talks about "his friend's wife" who drove her car while the oil light was on. After Jim and Kyle, two audience members, start to complain that their wives don't respect their tools, Tim admits that "his friend's wife" is really Jill, and that she drools in her sleep. When Jill sees that on TV, she gets really furious. After talking with Wilson, Tim admits that he was wrong to say that on TV.

008 / 1.08 - Flying Sauces

The K&B Construction guys are invited on Tool Time to show how to make hot gourmet meals while on the job site. They use the tools of their trade to make meals anyone would be proud of. At home, Jill is fed up with Brad and Randy excluding Mark from their games so she has a talk with them. Brad and Randy tell Mark that they, along with Tim and Jill, are aliens from outer space. But Mark gets his own back when Tim and Jill dress up as aliens and scare Brad and Randy.

009 / 1.09 - Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Jill is tired of Tim's shaving gunk in the sink so she says that she would like two sinks in the bathroom. Tim gets the idea of improving the whole bathroom as a one-day Tool Time project. But when the tub won't fit through the door, the water is turned off, and the stove explodes, Jill leaves the house with the kids, but soon regrets doing it. Brad wears his hair in spikes to impress Jennifer.

010 / 1.10 - Reach Out and Teach Someone

Tim has just bought a frame for the hot rod he is going to build. Jill wants him to fix the clogged sink instead, or at least teach her how to do it. So Tim does a special Tool Time show with only women in the audience. He wants to teach them how to do basic plumbing. At the show, Al meets Greta post for the first time. Brad is worried about a test in school; he hopes to do well despite being called an idiot by Randy.

011 / 1.11 - Look Who's Not Talking

Jill has to write a speech for the Library Association but is afraid of standing in front of all those women. Tim solves this problem by dressing himself and Mark as two women and listening to Jill's speech. While Jill is writing, Tim has promised to clean up the house. Instead he decides to rewire the vacuum cleaner, which almost sucks up Mark.

012 / 1.12 - Yule Better Watch Out

Tim wants to beat Doc Johnson with Christmas lighting and puts a giant Santa and sleigh on the roof. But when Santa starts rotating, it practically beats up Tim. Mark is working on his list for Santa. Randy and Brad tell him that Santa is dead. Mark doesn't believe them and asks Tim and Jill, who answer the best they can. Mark decides to ask Wilson who tells him that the spirit of Santa lives in us all, even though St. Nicholas died.

013 / 1.13 - Up Your Alley

It is family night. Tim and the kids want to play video games and Jill wants to play charades; they go to the bowling alley. Since Jill knows how Tim behaves in a competition, she suggests that they don't keep score. When Jill scores two strikes in a row and the guys from K&B Construction appear, Tim wants to impress them. So the family night becomes a match between Tim and Jill. The boys get in trouble at the video arcade when a boy won't let them play a game, but they get even with him.

014 / 1.14 - For Whom the Belch Tolls

aka: Hasta La Vista, Neighbor

Tim's old college friend, Stu Cutler, calls Tim to say he is in town for a few days and he wants them to get together at the Taylor house. Jill doesn't want to have Stu in the house, so Tim tells him that they can meet at the studio after his Tool Time taping. When they meet, Stu insists that he meets Jill and Tim gives in. At home, Stu insults both Tim and Jill, and belches with the boys.

015 / 1.15 - Forever Jung

Karen is visiting Jill so Tim has to stand up to her remarks about him being insecure, aggresive, and destructive. It doesn't get any better when he accidentally glues his head to a table at Tool Time and has to come home with a piece of table stuck to his forehead. Jennifer has invited Brad to her parents' wedding anniversary but he can't dance "old", so Jill has to teach him.

016 / 1.16 - Jill's Birthday

The boys remind Tim that it's Jill's birthday. Jill complains that he always gives her something she has to plug in. This time she wants him to tune into her and give her something from his heart. When he sees her exercise, he wants to give her a lifetime membership for a health care club. But on her birthday, she says she won't exercise again so Tim has to come up with a new gift for her. Brad and Randy spent all their money on a baseball card and so need to get the money to buy Jill's gift. So they make Mark pay a little brother tax.

017 / 1.17 - What About Bob?

Bob Vila is in town signing his new book and Mr. Binford tells Tim that Bob is going to be a guest on Tool Time. Because Bob inspired Tim to make Tool Time and knows a lot more than Tim, Tim doesn't like the idea that he is going to compete in a "Stump the Toolman" contest with Bob where people call in with questions. So Tim has Jill call and ask questions he knows he can answer. Unfortunately Tim knocks Bob unconscious with a wooded plank, and doesn't feel better when he hears that Bob has agreed to be a guest on Tool Time again the next day. Randy pulls a prank on a kid in school whom he thinks is a geek. When the boy, Curtis, comes over so Randy can apologize, Jill sees for herself what a geek Curtis really is.

018 / 1.18 - Baby, It's Cold Outside

aka: Camp Taylor

Tim has planned a romantic Valentine's Day weekend at Stone Creek Lodge but when Mr. Binford presents his new line of winter camping gear on Tool Time, he wants Tim and his family to go camping that weekend and shoot some videos of it. Jill gets upset but Tim thinks they can do both. But when they're ready to leave the camp, Tim can't find the car. Luckily Wilson is nearby.

019 / 1.19 - Unchained Malady

Al sends Tim a chain letter and Tim is warned that, if he breaks the chain, bad luck will happen to him. He doesn't care and throws out the chain letter. The next day strange things happen: the battery in his car goes dead; someone parks in his spot; he dyes his hands green; and Jill knocks him out. So again, Tim turns to Wilson who can help him with his problem: garlic and wolfbane. Randy is double-dared to jump a ramp with his new bike, and he breaks it. Tim doesn't know how to respond; on one hand, Randy did something wrong; on the other hand, it reminds him of his own childhood.

020 / 1.20 - Birds of a Feather Flock to Taylor

Tim and Mark are building a birdhouse. Jill asks him which dress she should wear to the opera fund-raiser next Saturday. Tim is busy that day and is sure that Jill hasn't mentioned this before, but she insists that she told him at least three times and calls him a bad listener. Jill talks to Wilson to get his opinion, and Tim talks with the new guys at Big Mike's, Hick and Eddie. When Mark wants to feed the birds in the new birdhouse, Brad and Randy try to make him chew a worm for the birds.

021 / 1.21 - A Battle of Wheels

Jill has taken up pottery and placed her pottery wheel in the garage along with Tim's hot rod. Tim doesn't like the idea of her moving in on his domain. Tim accidentally breaks her first pottery project, and they get into a big fight over who the garage belongs to. The result is that Jill makes a schedule to control who is in the garage at what time. Al is upset because Tim embarrasses him on Tool Time by saying that Al screwed up something he screwed up himself. So he announces that Al can be host of Tool Time for a day, but Al finds out that it definitely is harder than it looks.

022 / 1.22 - Luck Be a Taylor Tonight

Tim and the guys have arranged a poker night but when Murray can't come, Al is invited instead. This should have been a night with men, cigars, and talk about cars, but when Charlie arrives, his wife Robin, Jill's sister, is upset. She and Charlie have had a big fight and now they have to make up.

023 / 1.23 - Al's Fair in Love and War

Al wants to ask out Greta Post but doesn't have the guts. He turns to Jill and Tim who suggest that Al and Greta come to their barbecue. After that, Tim talks to Al about not being too sensitive; just show her that he's got hair on his chest. Unfortunately he does just that, and an upset Greta ends up at the Taylor house, and Al at the studio, where he and Greta have to make up. Jill is spring cleaning and finds her old diary which Tim would like to read. Jill also wonders why Brad is a totally different person when Jennifer is around.

024 / 1.24 - Stereo-Typical

Tim and Jill disagree about how loud the stereo should be and, when Tim turns it up, Jill turns it down with the remote and a speaker blows. Tim talks Jill into letting him buy a couple of speakers he read about. Tim comes home with a new "entertainment center." On Tool Time, Tim invites Janeen Rae Heller and the K&B Construction guys to play music with tools.

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