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Birth of a Hot Rod

Episode Number:048 / 2.24
Production Number:
Show Number:A346
Air Date:12 May 1993
Writer:Steve Gabriel
Director:Andy Cadiff
Taping Date:


Tim is finally ready to start the hot rod engine, but it won't. Because he spends a lot of time fixing it, Jill complains that he doesn't make time to fix things around the house, like the doorknob, the stove, and the ice dispenser. So she tries to do it herself, but when that doesn't work, she calls a repairman. Tim is upset, partly because he doesn't want people to know that he can't fix the small things, but when Gus the repairman offers to help him with the hot rod, he is happy again, and finally gets his hot rod started.


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
David CorreiaasGus
Gene WeygandtasJim Lester


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

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