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Wild Kingdom

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/15/91
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  • Episode Description
  • While working in the basement, Tim hears some strange noises. Is it a mouse or is it a creepy crawly snake?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tim Allen

    Tim Taylor

  • Patricia Richardson

    Jill Taylor

  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    Randall William Taylor

  • Earl Hindman


  • Taran Noah Smith

    Mark Taylor

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • One of the funniest things I've ever seen!

    By packymaster, Jun 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Tim: I felt like such a jerk in front of those Cub Scouts today. Jill: Oh, they had a great time, and they learned some colorful new vocabulary...

    • Mark: What are we gonna make? Jill: I'm gonna have your whole Scout troop make paper-bag masks. Mark: Is that all? Billy's mom helped us make a real teepee. Jill: She did? Mark: Yeah, and she made us beef jerky out of raw meat. Jill: Billy's mom is a Stepford wife. You're getting pizza and paper-bag masks.

    • Jill: Tim, the snake isn't in the bag. Tim: Because the snake is in my SHIRT!

    • (Tim is on the phone preparing to order pizza) Tim: Is anyone out there allergic to anything? Mark: Jimmy's allergic to everything. Jimmy: Am not! Tim: Apparently we need a large cheese pizza with decongestant on it.

    • Jill: Oh no. It's a rat. Tim: Worse. It's a snake. Jill: Snake!? Tim: Where!?

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    Notes (1)

    • This is the first time we see Tim bang his head on the basement pipe while walking down the stairs. This is the first of many times where this running gag happens.

    Trivia (4)

    • The snake used in this episode is a California Kingsnake.  Popular as pets due to their generally gentle nature they are native to the West Coast where the show was filmed, but not to Michigan, where the show is set.

    • Al only appears at the beginning of this episode and only has two lines.

    • When Randy has to tell Tim his fortune a second time by pulling the fourth card again, he is clearly showing Tim the third card he took.

    • Outtake: The snake crawls into Tim's shirt, but he doesn't scream or run outside, he just laughs.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jill: Billy's mom is a Stepford Wife. The Stepford Wives is a novel by Ira Levin in which men replace their wives with robots that are progammed to act like the "perfect" domestic woman. There are two movie versions of the book.

    • Episode Title: Wild Kingdom Refers to a TV series called Wild Kingdom (a.k.a. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom) about wildlife that was shown on NBC in 1963 to 1988; and has recently started again on Animal Planet in 2002.

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