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Much Ado About Nana

Episode Number:045 / 2.21
Production Number:
Show Number:A344
Air Date:17 March 1993
Writer:Howard J. Morris
Director:Andy Cadiff
Taping Date:


Jill's mother, Nana, is coming to visit for Mark's birthday. When she arrives, she has lost a lot of weight thanks to Tim and all his jokes about her. Jill has cleaned the house and wants it to look perfect for Nana's arrival, but Nana says it looks "nice" and that is where the problems begin. Nana tells stories about Jill, and has a gift for her. Jill wants the antique clock but instead she gets a tea set. Tim can't understand why Jill and her mother don't speak to each other about the problems. When Nana thinks that Tim and Jill are having problems, Tim tells her about Jill's problems with her.


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)
Paige TamadaasTiffany


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 Sandra Rubin-Munk
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
© MCMXCIII Touchstone Pictures and Television. All rights reserved
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Touchstone Television
Distributed by Buena Vista International, Inc.

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