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Season 5 Episode 1

A Taylor Runs Through It

Aired Unknown Sep 19, 1995 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Al sarcastically comments that Tim is as adept at fly fishing as he was at ice fishing. Tim and Al went ice fishing during the episode Reel Men. Not only did Tim not catch any fish, he fell through the ice and then burned down the ice fishing hut.

    • Outtake: Randy and Mark getting buried in sand by Tim and Jill with Randy and Mark's heads sticking out one end and their bare feet sticking out the other. When they are finished, Jill and Tim proceed to tickle the soles of Randy and Mark's feet as the two boys begin to helplessly laugh!

  • Quotes

    • Jill: I'm so sick of working on this poem. I spent the last two hours trying to come up with a rhyme for "matrimony."
      Tim: That's easy. "Shmatrimony."

    • Jill: I'm the only one of my sisters who can make it. We have to represent the Patterson girls.
      Randy: A lifelong dream of mine.

    • Jill (writing a poem): To my cousin Lisa on her wedding day . . . don't do it, don't do it, don't do it!

    • Tim: I'm not gonna miss any of the family events. I'm really looking forward to Carol and Tom's wedding.
      Jill: Lisa and Jeff.
      Tim: I'm looking forward to their wedding too!

    • Tim (to Jill): Honey, you can't let some nicks and cuts and contusions stop you from going. If I did that, I'd never go anywhere.

  • Notes

    • This episode was taped on location the week of August 11th, 1995, in Traverse City, Michigan. The waterskiing scene was shot on Elk Lake, the scene of Tim and the boys on the sand dunes was shot at Sleeping Bear Dunes, and the Welcome party scene was shot outside Leland Lodge, which attracted several spectators who heard about the cast taping a scene, on Thursday August 10th. Tim Allen was also presented with a proclamation, several baseball caps and a jersey from the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball team, by Lt. Governor Connie Binsfield. Allen chose this place to shoot an episode as he had a home in nearby Leelanau County.

  • Allusions

    • The title, A Taylor Runs Through It, refers to a movie called A River Runs Through It, about two boys who share a love for fly fishing.