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Karate or Not, Here I Come

Episode Number:043 / 2.19
Production Number:
Show Number:A342
Air Date:24 February 1993
Writer:Billy Riback
Director:Andy Cadiff
Taping Date:


When Brad and Randy won't let Mark play football with them, and because he needs self-confidence, Tim and Jill agree on signing him up for one sport. Jill wants him to pick gymnastics but when Tim tells him he can pick karate, Mark wants to do that. Jill thinks the sport is a little too violent. When she visits the karate school and sees a big boy picking on Mark, she gets into a fight with the boys' mother; and Tim gets hit by the mother's handbag. Even though Tim should have learnt his lesson, he gets into trouble with the boy's father. Wilson tells Tim that both he and Mark need to be mature enough to know when karate and especially violence can and should be used.


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

Pamela Denise AndersonasLisa
Stuart QuanasRobert Cho
Perry AnzilottiasMike
Mary-Pat GreenasDaphne
Greg CollinsasRoy
Ryan TomlinsonasArtie


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 Maria Valdivia
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
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Touchstone Television
Distributed by Buena Vista International, Inc.

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