The Colonel
Season 03, Episode 16
The Colonel
Air Date February 9, 1994
Writer Rosalind Moore
Howard J. Morris
Director Andy Cadiff
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The Colonel is the sixteenth episode of the third season. First aired on ABC in the United States on February 9, 1994.


Jill's father, the Army colonel visits, with a book he wrote about his experiences in the Army. He's hoping Jill will like it enough to give it to her friends for publishing. However, Tim and Jill find the book very tedious and boring, but Jill doesn't know how to explain the truth, especially since the Colonel shoots down Tim's constructive criticism of the book. Meanwhile, Tim builds a hockey puck shooter when Randy becomes a goalie.


Trivia Edit

At the beginning of the first scene, Tim and Al are sitting in chairs on a shoe shiner's station. Tim holds up cards with other uses of the word "shoe." As he stands up from the chair to step down from the platform, he tries to put the cards next to the chair leg, but they fall from the edge of the platform to the studio floor. A few shots later, when Al dances the soft shoe, the cards can be seen on the platform next to the chair leg.