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Season Five

101 / 5.01 - A Taylor Runs Through It

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 injured several times.

102 / 5.02 - The First Temptation of Tim

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 porta-potties.

103 / 5.03 - Her Cheatin' Mind

Tim decides to join Jill's book club because he feels threatened by one of Jill's 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 "Madame Bovary" with Jill's friends. He didn't even read the book but bought it on audio tape.

104 / 5.04 - Jill's Surprise Party

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

105 / 5.05 - Advise and Repent

Because Jill has got an 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.

106 / 5.06 - Let Them Eat Cake

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

107 / 5.07 - The Look

Tim gets a good deal on Pistons season tickets but doesn't consult Jill before buying them for over 4000 dollars. That gets him a "woman's 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 in an auction.

108 / 5.08 - Room Without a View

After Randy decides that he can't stand Mark when his history paper is ruined, Tim decides to do a Tool Time project 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 due to all the strange noises and loneliness.

109 / 5.09 - Chicago Hope

Tim and Jill's relationship has been on hold for almost a month and Jill is tired with it. She hopes that their trip to Chicago will change the situation. But the plans go down the drain when Tim's business meeting takes all day.

110 / 5.10 - Doctor in the House

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

111 / 5.11 - That's My Momma

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 try talking about more personal matters with her. He thinks he isn't able to do that.

112 / 5.12 - 'Twas The Flight Before Christmas

Tim and Al get stranded at the airport on Christmas Eve on the way to a winter festival which Binford sponsors. Illene 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.

113 / 5.13 - Oh, Brother

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

114 / 5.14 - High School Confidential

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

115 / 5.15 - Tanks for the Memories

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 tha he should praise Jill for her good driving; instead he feels that she humiliated him.

116 / 5.16 - The Vasectomy One

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.

117 / 5.17 - Fear of Flying

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

118 / 5.18 - When Harry Kept Delores

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

119 / 5.19 - Eye on Tim

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

120 / 5.20 - The Bud Bowl

While bowling with his boss 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 up her sister and Randy.

121 / 5.21 - Engine and a Haircut, Two Fights

Brad and Tim get into an altercation over both Brad's new haircut and what type of engine to put into the hot rod. Randy gets a part in Romeo and Juliet and is less than enthusiastic over Jill's offer to help him rehearse.

122 / 5.22 - The Longest Day

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.

123 / 5.23 - Mr. Wilson's Opus

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

124 / 5.24 - Shopping Around

Tim's mother is going out with his high-school shop teacher, Art Leonard, but Tim and Jill go to a restaurant and discover Art with another 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.

125 / 5.25 - Alarmed by Burglars

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 with the neighbors.

126 / 5.26 - Games, Flames and Automobiles

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 plans up in flames, along with his investment of his life savings.

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