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Season 6 Episode 9

The Tool Man Delivers

Aired Unknown Nov 19, 1996 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Tool Man Delivers
Heidi goes into labor on the way to the Classic Car Man of the Year awards and Tim and Jill help deliver the baby, while receiving instructions from Wilson on the phone.

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  • Tim, Jill, and a very pregnant Heidi are on the way to an award ceremony, where Tim will be crowned Car Guy of the Year. When they run out of gas, Heidi goes into labor. Tim, coached via phone by Wilson, delivers Heidi's baby girl in a gas station.moreless

    This is a wonderful episode. The writers of Home Improvement had to write in a storyline for Debbe Dunning's character (Heidi) this season, because she became pregnant. Tim is supposed to accept the Car Guy of the Year award, and no one can come except him, Jill, and the boys. Wait. Not the boys. It's a school night. Tim finally convinces a very pregnant Heidi to change her mind and come along. She goes into labor and delivers a girl.

    This is a great way for the writers to help incorporate more of Heidi into the storyline, as her character FINALLY becomes a series regular in the next season.

    A Must Watch.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Tim is delivering Heidi's baby at the gas station while receiving delivery instructions from Wilson. One of the times when the camera is on Wilson, it is a side profile of him, which reveals the top and bottom half of his face.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Jill: Where are you going?
      Tim: There's a service station about two miles back, and I'm gonna go get some gas.
      Jill: What's the stick for?
      Tim: Protection! In case that Guernsey wakes up!

    • Tim: It's a girl! She looks like Winston Churchill!

    • Jill: I'm the coach! You're the receiver!
      Tim: Right! What am I receiving?
      (Jill lifts up Heidi's dress, indicating that he's receiving the baby)

    • Jill: (to Heidi) Don't worry, honey. Everything is fine. We have everything--
      Tim and Jill: --under control.
      Jill: What do we do?
      Tim: You had three boys. You should know.
      Jill: Excuse me! If you remember, I was in a teensy bit of pain at the time.
      Tim: All I remember is a lot of screaming, and whatever sounds YOU were making.

    • Ned: I hope you enjoyed the gas.
      Tim: I have no time to chit-chat. I have a pregnant woman in the car.
      Ned: Right next to the deer?
      Tim: There is no deer!
      Ned: Then maybe there's no pregnant woman.
      (Jill and Heidi walk in, and Heidi is going into labor)
      Ned: Deer killer!

    • (Tim's car runs out of gas)
      Tim: No, no, no, no!
      Heidi: What's the matter?
      Tim: I don't know!

    • Jill: The boys are a no. It's a school night.
      Tim: I'm being crowned Car Guy of the Year!
      Mark: Yeah and, uh, we wanna honor our father.
      Jill: I'd love for you guys to go, but we're not gonna get back until three o' clock in the morning, and you have to go to school the next day.
      Randy: Well, we wanna honor our father so much, we'd be willing to miss school the next day.
      Brad: I'd be willing to honor him all week.

    • Tim: Mail come in?
      Randy: Yeah.
      Tim: Any RSVPs for my awards banquet?
      Randy: Got a whole bunch there.
      Tim: Yeah. I only reserved two tables. I should've known that everybody wanted to pay their respects to the Car Guy of the Year.
      (Tim looks through the mail)
      Tim: Unable to attend? Watching T.V. that night? Call me when you get an Emmy? Don't hold your breath? This is terrible.

    • Tim: I might need a lift to my car.
      Ned: I could give you one, but it might suddenly get busy.
      Tim: And I might suddenly become a ballet dancer!
      Ned: Forget it, pal, you don't have the legs.

    • Sparky: (about Tim) He'd better get here soon, the muffler guys are already exhausted!

    • Tim: The guy with gas in his veins has got no gas in his car!

    • Jill: I can't believe you drove through that field! The poor cow.
      Tim: I had no idea they could jump that high, did you?
      Jill: Heidi, how are you feeling?
      Heidi: Better than that cow.

    • Jill: (to Tim) If it had a bathroom, you'd LIVE in your car!

    • Tim: I told you guys, no playing golf in the house! At least not until I get the water hazard put in.

    • Tim: The Tool Man has gas in his veins.
      Jill: That's not the only place.

    • Tim: Don't you want to pay respect to your boss who helped you remodel your kitchen?
      Heidi: You set my kitchen on fire.

    • Wilson: They've got a shoulder!
      Al: Is it a boy or a girl?
      Wilson: Usually, you can't tell from the shoulders.

    • Tim (on the phone): Al! Heidi went into labor!
      Al: She joined a union?

  • NOTES (0)


    • Wilson: I'm reminded of the English novelist George Eliot who said, "Necessity is the mother of courage."
      Tim: He's not looking at a head coming out of a cervix!

      Although Tim refers to the Victorian novelist as "he," George Eliot was actually the pen name of a female writer named Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880).