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This Joke's for You

Episode Number:052 / 3.03
Production Number:
Show Number:A353
Air Date:29 September 1993
Writer:Howard J. Morris
Director:Andy Cadiff
Taping Date:


Tim has installed an intercom in the house and given it more power; it doesn't work so he has to work on it. When Randy and his friend Jeremy are up in Randy's room, Tim gets the intercom to work and hears how Randy cracks jokes about him and calls him a goof-ball. This hurts Tim so he grounds Randy for a week. When he talks to Wilson about the problem, he realizes that Randy is entering puberty and grounding him is not the solution. So for the first time on Tool Time, Tim doesn't tell jokes or screww anything up and Al thinks that Tim is playing a trick on him. Brad borrows Dicken's "David Copperfield" and wants to read it so he can talk to Jennifer about it. When he finds out that it isn't David Copperfield the magician, he suddenly doesn't feel like reading it. When Jennifer breaks up with him, it hurts Jill as much as Brad.


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

Debbe DunningasHeidi Keppert
Jimmy Lee Newman, Jr.asJeremy Schmidt


Producer Gayle S. Maffeo
Created byCarmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Executive ProducersBob Bendetson, Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Elliot Shoenman, Matt Williams
Supervising Producer Bruce Ferber
Consulting Producer Billy Riback
Co-ProducersFrank McKemy, Howard J. Morris
Creative Consultant Marley Sims
Executive Story Editor Rosalind Moore
Executive Consultant Tim Allen
Director of Photography Donald A. Morgan
Production Designer David Sackeroff
EditorsRoger Ames Berger, 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 Anthony Allegre
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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