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Season 2 Episode 24

Birth Of A Hot Rod

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Aired Unknown May 12, 1993 on ABC
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Birth Of A Hot Rod
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While Tim is busy trying to get his hot rod to work, Jill calls a repairman to fix various things around the house.

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Jill says that men are willing to spend hours fixing an engine or installing a satellite dish. She may have been referring to the episode Satellite On A Hot Tim's Roof, in which Tim installed a satellite dish at the Taylor house. Being Tim, he had some problems with this and ended up hanging upside down from the roof.

      • Outtake: Tim offers the repairman a beverage and goes to get it from the refrigerator. Instead of reaching into the fridge, Tim walks straight inside it as if it were a closet. Jill then goes in after him.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • (after the Hot Rod won't start
        Brad: What did we do wrong?
        Tim: I don't know. Could be ignition, could be distributor, could be spark plugs.
        Randy: Could be you!
        Tim: Ease up, wingnut!

      • Tim: What am I supposed to say to my die-hard fans?
        Jill: Put them both in the front seat of a car and tell them the truth.

      • Tim: I got to ride a cow!
        Jill: Why, was the pig in the shop?
        Randy: Maybe it was in for its 20,000-oink checkup.
        Jill: Or it was having its porking brake fixed.
        Tim: Is there a two-drink minimum in here?

      • Tim: I have a lot of faith in a woman who uses tool terms like, "thingamajig," "whatchamacallit," and my personal favorite, "doohickey."

      • Jill: Is the ice dispenser fixed?
        Tim: I not only fixed it; I made an improvement.
        Jill: Boys, stand back.

      • Wilson: Well, Jill, I find your question astute and sagacious.
        Tim: Give it to her, Wilson.
        Jill: That's a compliment, Tim.

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      • Tim (singing): It's a long way to topiary . . .

        This is a play on the song "It's A Long Way To Tipperary," which was written in 1912 by Jack Judge and Harry Williams and soon became popular with the British military as a marching song.

      • Tim: Does you suppose if this grass was in danger it would call Fescue 911?
        Al: My guess would be no.

        This is a play on Rescue 911, a CBS reality show that aired from 1989-1996. It featured re-enactments of actual life-threatening emergencies and a behind-the-scenes look at the work of first responders. William Shatner hosted it.

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