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Tim's friend Harry thinks his son Dennis is a slacker at work. Dennis takes a job to install a second phone for Tim; Harry accuses Dennis of not taking the job seriously. Tim wonders about his communication skills with his own children.

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Episode cast overview:
... Tim Taylor
... Jill Taylor
... Wilson Wilson, Jr.
... Randy Taylor
... Brad Taylor
... Mark Taylor
... Al Borland
... Heidi Keppert
... Dennis Turner
... Delores
... Harry
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Tim's friend Harry thinks his son Dennis is a slacker at work. Dennis takes a job to install a second phone for Tim; Harry accuses Dennis of not taking the job seriously. Tim wonders about his communication skills with his own children.

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Comedy | Family

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11 March 1997 (USA)  »

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The episode is named after a song by Led Zeppelin. See more »

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Wilson is using seven coins to use the I Ching oracle. Only one coin is necessary; even if you use a separate coin for each line of the hexagram, the most you'd need is six. See more »

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Wilson: Tim, are you familiar with the I-Ching?
Tim: Sure. The itching, the scratching, the chafing. That's why I switched to boxers, my friend.
Wilson: No... No, actually, the I-Ching is the ancient book of Chinese wisdom. You ask a question about your life, and then you toss these coins, and you try to divine the answer from the book.
[later]
Wilson: You know as Longfellow says, a torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words can bruise the heart of a child.
Tim: Do you think I should have a talk with Harry?
Wilson: Well, let's see what ...
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