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Episode Number:001 / 1.01
Production Number:63294
Show Number:5100
Air Date:17 September 1991
Writers:Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Director:John Pasquin
Taping Date:


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.




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

Guest Cast

Richard KarnasAl Borland
Pamela Denise AndersonasLisa
John Cothran, Jr.asPhil (Handyman)


ProducersGayle S. Maffeo, John Pasquin
Created byCarmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Executive ProducersCarmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Associate Producer Frank McKemy
Executive Consultant Tim Allen
Lighting Designer Donald A. Morgan
Production Designer David Sackeroff
Editor Marco Zappia
Associate Director Nancy Heydorn
Stage Manager Shawn Shea Hill
Original Music by Dan Foliart
Casting byDeborah Barylski, C.S.A., Julie Pernworth
Set Decorator Rick Gentz
Property Master Warren Shaffer
Script Supervisor Carol McKechnie
Post Production Coordinator Jim Praytor
Key Costumer Majorie K. Chan
Make-up Arthur E. Harding
Hair Stylist Richard Sabre
Opening Design by Geoffrey Nelson
Executive Assistants to the ProducersGrovetta Jean Jones, Tyler Jones, Helen MacDonald
Writers' AssistantsSteve Gabriel, Robert Zappia
Technical Director Peter Filsinger
Audio Steven Kibbons
Video Bob Kaufmann
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