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Don't Tell Momma
Season 04, Episode 02
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Air Date September 27, 1994
Writer Rosalind Moore
Howard J. Morris
Director Andy Cadiff
Previous Back in the Saddle Shoes Again (season premiere)
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Don't Tell Momma is the second episode of the fourth season. It originally aired on ABC in the United States on September 27, 1994.


Tim digs himself a hole when he drops a three-ton beam on Jill's Chevrolet Nomad, which occurs after he hassles her about a small scratch she got on the car. Tim doesn't tell Jill, who finds out by going to the body shop to get a book out of the car. Brad and Randy prepare to stop the bus bully, but gets kicked off the bus as a side effect.



After Tim tries to convince his sons that he can repair the car without Jill's knowledge:

Randy: Dad, Mom's pretty smart; she's going to notice she doesn't have a car.