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Birth of a Hot Rod 

At home: Tim's project hot rod is finally in the stage where he can see if it starts up. It doesn't. Tim takes a break. Jill wants him to fix a doorknob, the burner on the stove, the gas ... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Cadiff

Writers:

Carmen Finestra (creator), David McFadzean (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Tim Allen ... Tim Taylor
Patricia Richardson ... Jill Taylor
Earl Hindman ... Wilson Wilson, Jr.
Taran Noah Smith ... Mark Taylor
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Randy Taylor
Zachery Ty Bryan ... Brad Taylor
Richard Karn ... Al Borland
Pamela Anderson ... Lisa (as Pamela Denise Anderson)
David Correia David Correia ... Gus
Gene Weygandt Gene Weygandt ... Jim Lester
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Storyline

At home: Tim's project hot rod is finally in the stage where he can see if it starts up. It doesn't. Tim takes a break. Jill wants him to fix a doorknob, the burner on the stove, the gas line and the ice dispenser. Tim keeps postponing them all because of the hot rod. Jill declares that she will fix the stove and the ice dispenser. Tim forbids that and promises he will fix everything, "soon". Jill becomes tired of waiting and calls a repairman to fix the stove. Tim does not approve. Then the repairman sees the hot rod and in an instant forgets all about the stove... In Tool Time: It's Lawn Care Week. Tim gives a speech about mowing the lawn and presents several types of grass. Later during the week, they will salute clippers and sprinklers, but first they salute fertilizers. Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Tim tells Gus the repairman that his hot rod engine is a Chevy small block that's been bored out to a 383. It has a 400 crank in it. Putting a crankshaft from a 400-cubic-inch Chevy small block, which has a longer stroke than a 350 ci small block, will bring a 350 up to 383 ci. Therefore, you don't bore a 350 to make it a 383. See more »

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Tim: Do you suppose that if this grass were on fire, it'd call Fescue 911?
Al: I don't think so, Tim.
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