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Season 4 Episode 2

Don't Tell Momma

Aired Unknown Sep 27, 1994 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Don't Tell Momma
Jill gets a scratch on her car, and Tim is very upset with her, so Tim takes the car in for repairs. Tim drives the car by work, because today they're working outside with cranes, but an incident happens, which leaves the car in the shop for awhile.moreless

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  • What a funny episode!

    This episode was funny. The plot was halarious, and the Tool Time segment was very funny. I knew something funny was going to happen, and once again, it did. This episode was packed with laughs, because I personally, always enjoy an episode where one person hides something from another person, but makes constant reference as to what they are hiding throughout the episode to the viewers. This is a series classic, which will keep me laughing every time I watch it. The episode before this one was one of my least favorite ones, and one of the worst written I've watched. I'm very pleased that after that, came this.moreless
  • A very hilarious episode!

    This episode is about Tim finding a scratch on Jill's car one day, so he plans to take it in for repairs after a special episode of Tool Time. But since Tim was operating a crane with a 3-ton beam (and you all know what happens when Tim takes the wheel) he accidentally destroys Jill's car. So when he takes it in for repairs, it will take a year to fix it up. My favorite parts were when Jill said her car looked like a hot dog bun and when Tim said to Jill it will take a year to get the scratch off. I'd say this was one of the better episodes in season four! Really funny!

    FINAL GRADE: A-moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • On TBS airings of this episode, the outtakes are replaced by an exclusive clip of Tim Allen showing that there was actually a stunt Nomad for the crane scene. Also, the syndicated Season Four theme is replaced by the syndicated theme for Season Three.

    • When Jill is talking to Tim about the person who dropped a beam on the car, she says, "Cwane", instead of Crane.

    • When Tim says "Al are you alright?" you can see the beam, still sitting on the ground.

    • You can tell the real vehicle from the prop stunt vehicle. When the real vehicle drive in with Tim Allen in it it has 5 spokes. But when the beam is dropped on the stunt vehicle, the rims are diffrent, they have 5 holes.

    • When the vehicle is crushed the windshield is in full place in the frame but is crushed and cracked, but when it is shown at the body shop is is out of the frame and crinckled and crumpled up on the dash.

    • When the Nomad is crushed, the lift gate is still latched, but when it is shown in the body shop, the lift gate is hanging open.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Tim: Hi, and welcome to a special live addition of Tool Time. Today, we're going to show you the operation of a twenty-five ton hydraulic truck crane. (Tim grunts)
      Al: That's right, Tim. We're going to be using this crane to pick up and set a three ton beam, which we use as a diagonal brace, also known as the kicker.
      Tim: So you could call this a kicker-picker-upper?

    • Jill: Okay, let me get this straight. First, you give me a hard time, because I get a little teeny scratch on the door. Then you let somebody drop a building on it!

    • Brad: I don't know, mom's pretty smart, and as the weeks go by, she's gonna notice she doesn't have a car.

    • (after Tim messes up the signals that Al is sending him)
      Al: Actually, Tim, I got a hand signal for you, but it's not in the manual.

  • NOTES (0)


    • When the beam drops on the Chevy Nomad, this is similar to what happens in the 1988 movie License To Drive when Les drives his mother, father and brother to the hospital, and a beam drops on the Cadillac.