The Best Episodes Directed by John Pasquin
#1 - Auntie Up
Family Ties Season 3 - Episode 15
Mallory is crushed when her favorite aunt dies suddenly, but her feelings of sadness turns to anger when family and friends at the funeral seem to be taking Aunt Trudy's death too lightly. Mallory feels that she has lost her best friend, and is shocked that no one else seems to share her grief.
#2 - Best Man
Family Ties Season 3 - Episode 9
When his best friend, Doug, meets and falls in love with Eleanor, and decides to marry her, Alex resents the fact that someone has come between their friendship and refuses to be in the wedding. Alex cannot accept the fact that he and everyone around him are growing up, and desperately clings to his old ways.
#9 - Helen Potts
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 12
Tim Allen reunites with Patricia Richardson, who played his wife on the acclaimed series "Home Improvement." Mike butts heads with his new but noisy neighbor, Helen Potts (Patricia Richardson), for waking up the neighbors with her power tools and fix-it projects. But when Vanessa and Helen become fast friends, Mike decides to interfere. Meanwhile, Eve learns that Ed isn't the type of Vietnam War hero she thought he was
#12 - The Long and Winding Road (3)
Home Improvement Season 8 - Episode 27
Tim records his finale Tool Time, with a host of guests - and a pregnant Heidi. Morgan offers Tim more money and an executive producer credit to stay with the show, but Tim rejects his offer. Jill makes a decision about the Indiana job offer. Wilson and Tim take down their fence to make more room for Al and Trudy's wedding. Harry and Delores return for the happy occasion, while Benny, Marty and Jeff bet on the outcome. The Taylor's decide to go to Indiana, taking their house with them in the ultimate home project - or is it just a figment of Tim's imagination?
#14 - Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 21
Ed and Mike second-guess their decision to have Kyle on their team in an annual sports competition. Vanessa is caught saying she doesn't want to attend Eve's soccer game and Mandy's school play.
#15 - Adrenaline
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 17
When Mike gets NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and his racecar in the store, he realizes how much he misses the adrenaline rush he used to get from his adventures on the road; Vanessa thinks about how she used to take more chances before she was a mom.
#17 - Found Money
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 24
When Vanessa's sweet but flighty sister, April, comes to visit, Mike knows she's only coming to ask for yet another loan. Mike would rather use any extra money they have to buy a tank so that he and Ed can take it to a junkyard to run over old cars and boats. Meanwhile, when Kristen and Kyle decide to break up, Kyle is more concerned with what Mike will think.
#20 - The Spotlight
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 23
When Mike realizes he unintentionally upstaged Vanessa's announcement about being nominated as the top volunteer school parent, his efforts to make it up to her might cause more harm than good. Meanwhile, Eve is afraid she won't fit in at high school; and Ed wants to release an Outdoor Man action figure inspired by Mike.
#25 - Roseanne Gets the Chair
Roseanne Season 10 - Episode 3
Roseanne’s clash with Darlene over how she’s raising her kids – especially Harris – reaches a breaking point; while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair, which she refuses to use because she doesn’t want to admit getting old.
#31 - Hotline Fever
Family Ties Season 3 - Episode 7
Alex is teamed with long-time rival James Jarrett and assigned to work at a ""hotline"" crisis center to fulfill a course requirement, and the two end up in a crisis of their own when they get a call from a suicidal student. As an economics student, Alex finds it demeaning to be forced into a public service position, but his experiences at the crisis center gives him a new outlook on life.
#37 - Last Halloween Standing
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 4
Mike feels let down when his daughters aren't into celebrating Halloween with him the way they used to. He decides that his two-year-old grandson, Boyd, can be his perfect trick or treat partner. But Kristin, Boyd's mother, adamantly tells him that she doesn't want her son to go out on Halloween. Mike sneaks him out -- with a plan to get the child home before Kristin gets back from work. When Mike, dressed as John Wayne from "The Green Berets," gets to Ed's house with Boyd, they are greeted at the door by Ed's lady friend, Elvira.
#38 - Take Your Daughter to Work
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 13
Mike is taken aback when he finds out that Ed, who has been an absentee dad, has hired his daughter, Gabriella, to replace him as the new marketing consultant of Outdoor Man. When Ed agrees with Mike that her youth-oriented proposals to re-brand the retail stores aren't the way to go, she plays the Daddy card for all its worth. Also, Mike and Eve bring home a stray dog that Mandy thinks she's allergic to.
#41 - The Gratitude List
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 5 - Episode 9
Although Vanessa is disappointed it will only be her, Mike and Eve at the Baxter Thanksgiving table, she's more let down when Eve bypasses one of their holiday traditions and calls it "goofy." Meanwhile, Kristin finds out Mandy is lying to their parents about where she and Kyle will be spending Thanksgiving dinner.
#42 - Grandparents Day
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 3
When Vanessa forces a reluctant Mike to attend Grandparents Day at their grandson Boyd's preschool, Mike manages to insult the daycare teacher and Boyd gets kicked out of school. Boyd's mom, Kristin, tells Mike that he now has to look after him, so Mike takes the two-year-old to work with him. Meanwhile, after an elderly looking grandmother at the Grandparents Day event thinks she and Vanessa are the same age, Vanessa goes out of her way to look more youthful -- hoping no one sees her buying clothes from a boutique her 17-year-old daughter.
#45 - Man vs. Myth
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 7 - Episode 2
Having avoided expressing any sort of emotion after his dad died, Mike finally has the heart-to-heart with Bud that he never had while he was alive. Meanwhile, Kristin proposes a new business venture, and Mandy gives Kyle a makeover to fit his new corporate job.
#47 - Larabee for School Board
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 3 - Episode 6
When Mike is reluctant to support a neighbor in her bid for the school board, he comes under suspicion when campaign signs start disappearing; Eve gets mixed messages when Kristin and Mandy give her advice on romance.
#49 - Ryan v. John Baker
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 3 - Episode 4
Kristin finds herself comparing her boyfriend to John Baker (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the ambitious owner of the restaurant she manages; as part of Eve's sniper/hunter training, she and Mike try to catch each other unaware.
#53 - Here's the Kicker
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 1
Mike is ecstatic when Eve is picked to be her high school's first female kicker. But Vanessa feels high school football could be risky for their youngest daughter. Meanwhile, Eve wonders if her boyfriend, Justin, is more envious instead of enthusiastic about her achievement.
#54 - Al's Fair in Love and War
Home Improvement Season 1 - Episode 23
Al tries to ask Greta Post out, but when he does he screws up. After Jill finds her old diary, Tim wants to read it. Tim notices that Brad acts different around Jennifer.
#57 - Pilot
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 1
Mike plays Cupid for Mandy by setting her up on a blind-date with Kyle, one of his employees who he thinks would be the perfect guy for her. But Mike's set-up gets off track when Kyle accidentally meets Kristin. Meanwhile at work, Mike's long-time boss and friend, Ed, announces that he's grounding Mike from their catalogue's international photo shoots and putting him in charge of the company's webpage. In this new role, Mike discovers that the Internet might actually provide him just the outlet he needs, a platform that gives him a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault, and a pulpit for his opinions about feeling like the last real man in a woman's world.
#58 - Mother Fracker
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 5
When Vanessa gives a presentation about her job at an oil company during career day at Eve's school, Eve and her classmates think Vanessa is destroying the planet.
#62 - The Fight
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 17
Ryan winds up impressing Mike; after Mandy fails history and her laptop and cell phone are taken away, she starts using Mike's old ham radio.
#63 - Dress to Impress
Roseanne Season 10 - Episode 2
Darlene’s son, Mark, gets caught with a pocket knife after being bullied on the first day of his new school. Meanwhile, Becky invites Andrea over to meet the family and is nervous to bring her home.
#64 - Go Cubs
Roseanne Season 10 - Episode 7
The Conners can't pay their Wi-Fi bill, so they befriend their new neighbors to use the Internet for Mary to Skype with mom Geena, who is stationed in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Dan loses an important job and D.J. admits post-military life has been hard, so they come up with a plan to make extra money.
#65 - Something Old, Something Blue
Home Improvement Season 6 - Episode 18
Before Al and Ilene's wedding, Al tells the guys a secret.
#66 - Eggs Over, Not Easy
Roseanne Season 10 - Episode 4
A crucial moment for Becky’s surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene to critically assess each other’s lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie’s application to adopt a puppy; and Roseanne makes a plan to change their mind.
#67 - Last Christmas Standing
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 10
Mike's Christmas spirit gets dampened when Ryan, the father of Kristen's baby, unexpectedly comes back to town after a long absence. Meanwhile, Ed hires Mandy as an elf at Outdoor Man, where she tries to unionize the other elves to get better perks.
#68 - College Girl
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 18
After Mandy is accepted by two colleges, Kristin decides to re-evaluate her life; during a date with Ryan, Kristin runs into Jon (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), a former co-worker from the diner, who now owns a hip restaurant.
#75 - The Passion of the Mandy
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 11
Mike, amazed that Mandy might finally have found a passion for something, takes her under his wing at work when she offers to start an Internet campaign to keep Ed's favorite barber shop hangout from closing. Also, an exhausted Vanessa insists that she can still take care of the household despite her hectic work schedule, until she falls asleep during her own business presentation.
#76 - Last Baby Proofing Standing
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 1 - Episode 2
Mike is outnumbered by his wife and daughters when they all agree that baby proofing the house is a good idea. But soon Vanessa has second thoughts when she finds herself home by herself babysitting Boyd and can't release the toilet seat's complicated childproof latch. Meanwhile, Mike thinks it's time for Mandy to earn her own money and gets her a job delivering pizzas -- without first consulting Vanessa.
#78 - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Home Improvement Season 1 - Episode 18
Mr. Binford ruins Tim and Jill's romantically planned weekend by making them go camping to present Binford's new line of winter camping gear.
#79 - The Score
Rules of Engagement Season 4 - Episode 9
Jeff really can't stand not knowing the score of the NY Rangers game and has to try hard to get the game off his mind while at a party for Audrey's boss. Russell is mad at Timmy because he doesn't root for the home team.
#80 - Mike Hires Chuck
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 13
When an Outdoor Man billboard is vandalized, Mike wants to hire his neighbor Chuck's security company to protect it. But Vanessa doesn't want to mix business with friendship since she's counting on a teaching recommendation from Chuck's wife, Carol. Meanwhile, Eve benefits from Mandy's philosophical decision to not take credit for doing household chores.
#86 - Risky Behavior
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 8
After Kyle is in a minor motorcycle accident, Mandy is worried for his safety. But Ed is more concerned about the company’s health insurance rates rising. Meanwhile, Ed makes a surprise announcement, and Eve finally gets to play with her high school football team.
#88 - Ed's Twice Ex-Wife
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 4
Ed wants to get back together with his ex-wife, Wanda, even though they have gotten divorced twice; Kristin is apprehensive about getting Mandy a job at the diner.
#92 - The Wolf Returns
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 5 - Episode 1
Mike has returned from being on a fantastic two-month road trip traveling to far-flung places for Outdoor Man. It's great to be back with his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, but finds a lot has been going on at home as well as on the job since he's been away. To top it all off, a tornado is headed toward the Outdoor Man store and the Baxter home.
#98 - Heavy Meddle
Home Improvement Season 2 - Episode 5
When Tim throws a party to celebrate putting in the hot rod's engine, Jill decides to hook her friend Karen up with one of the guys coming to the party and ends up ruining Tim's day with a barbeque. Meanwhile, the boys have problems with the McGurn brothers.
#100 - Flying Sauces
Home Improvement Season 1 - Episode 8
The K&B Construction guys are invited on Tool Time to show how to make hot gourmet meals while on the job site. They use the tools of their trade to make meals anyone would be proud of. At home, Jill is fed up with Brad and Randy excluding Mark from their games so she has a talk with them. Brad and Randy tell Mark that they, along with Tim and Jill, are aliens from outer space.
#101 - Teacher's Pet
Family Ties Season 4 - Episode 21
Alex lands a teaching-assistant position and runs into big trouble when he has to grade a student who also happens to be his girlfriend, Ellen. When Ellen is assigned to Alex's economics class, he has trouble treating her as just another student, and ends up causing a strain on their relationship.
#102 - The Big Fix
Family Ties Season 5 - Episode 8
When Terry Bridgeman, a colleague of Elyse's, confides that he has broken up with his girlfriend, Elyse decides to fix him up with a family friend, the beautiful Liz Obeck. What Elyse doesn't realize, however, is that Liz has been seriously involved with someone else for two years.
#105 - School Merger
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 5
Chuck and Mike debate the merits of an inner city school merging with a high school in an upscale neighborhood; Boyd's Halloween costume -- a lump of coal -- reminds Vanessa of her job's potential impact on the environment.
#110 - Netflix & Pill
Roseanne Season 10 - Episode 8
After celebrating their 45th anniversary, Roseanne reveals to Dan a bigger problem with her bad knee. Meanwhile, Crystal announces her retirement as a waitress at the casino, and Becky and Darlene compete for the job, which has full-time benefits.
#111 - Big Shots
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 7
Mike finds himself in the middle between Kristin and Ryan when it's discovered that Boyd was never vaccinated for chicken pox. Meanwhile, Mandy refuses to believe that Kyle let Eve beat him in a shooting gallery game.
#115 - The Road Less Driven
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 5 - Episode 5
When Vanessa and the girls surprise Mike with a 1967 Impala for his birthday, he's excited to have alone time in the garage with the car. But when the car's original owner, Joe, keeps showing up with spare parts and unwanted advice, Mike drops some not-so-subtle hints that he can do without Joe's help. Meanwhile, Mandy is mad when Vanessa allows Eve to go to a music festival - when she was never allowed to when she was growing up.
#119 - Twenty Years to Life
Roseanne Season 10 - Episode 1
Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children, Harris and Mark, when Darlene loses her job. Meanwhile, Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make extra money; and Roseanne and Jackie are at odds with one another.
#121 - Where There's a Will, There's a Way
Home Improvement Season 2 - Episode 9
Jill finds Tim's unfinished wills and he must decide whether to fill them out or not. Mark fears that his father is going to die.
#123 - Pilot
Growing Pains Season 1 - Episode 1
Maggie goes back to work as a journalist, prompting psychologist Jason to move his office into their home so he can keep his eye on the kids. Things don't get off to a great start: the first night he gets a call from the police that Mike has been picked up for illegally driving a car.
#127 - Abandoned Family
Home Improvement Season 2 - Episode 11
Tim has trouble running the house while Jill is busy. Maureen Binford wants to change the show again with a section called "Bachelor's Corner" featuring Al.
#128 - Read My Hips
Home Improvement Season 2 - Episode 1
Jill has planned a romantic surprise dinner for Tim, who is at Big Mike's with Al and the guys from K&B Construction. He phones home and she flirts with him, and he doesn't notice and comes home two hours late. Jill is upset and accuses him of not picking up all the signals she sends. Tim thinks that signals should be clear and dresses up as Fred the phone repairman so he can fix the problem. Brad is wondering whether Jennifer pounding him is a sign that she wants to kiss him.
#131 - Jill's Birthday
Home Improvement Season 1 - Episode 16
Tim gets Jill a lifetime membership to a health care club, until she says she will never exercise again. Brad and Randy spend all of their money on a baseball card, so they make Mark give them a "brother tax" to get Jill a present.
#133 - Eve's Breakup
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 14
Although Eve insists she's OK after her first high school break-up, everyone has an opinion as to how she should deal with her feelings. To take her mind off it, Mike has her tag along to watch sports on Ed's new 120-inch TV. Also, while shopping for Kristin's wedding dress, she and Mandy fight over how Kristin broke up with Kyle.
#135 - Big Brother
Last Man Standing (2011) Season 4 - Episode 15
When a neighbor's security camera catches Vanessa spraying the neighborhood cat with a hose, an upset Mike feels like they don't have any privacy. But as Mike reviews the security footage, he also sees Mandy in a compromising situation.
#144 - Local Hero
Newhart Season 3 - Episode 12
George is a local hero after he saves two boys from drowning.
#146 - Designated Hitter
Family Ties Season 4 - Episode 4
Jennifer takes on the class bully to defend her boyfriend and unwittingly humiliates him by undermining his masculinity and Alex is devastated when Mallory scores higher than him on an IQ test. Jennifer tries to apologize to Adam, but discovers that all the boys are making fun of him and he won't speak to her.
#147 - Once I Had a Secret Love
Newhart Season 3 - Episode 14
Dick and Joanna spar after Dick is 'riddled' with doubts when Joanna is set to appear on his Valentines Day Show.
#148 - The Stratford Horror Picture Show
Newhart Season 4 - Episode 15
The Loudons are spooked when the ghost of Sarah Newton (episode #2) returns to haunt the inn.
#149 - This Year's Model
Family Ties Season 2 - Episode 4
After Mallory secretly submits a picture of Elyse and herself to an ad agency for a mother-daughter modeling contest, she's ecstatic to have won but dismayed and jealous when the reluctant Elyse becomes the star model. Mallory is thrilled at the prospect of entering the glamorous world of modeling, but Elyse must be coaxed into participating. At the photo session, Elyse is showered with attention, while Mallory is shunted to the sidelines. To the chagrin of the teenager, her mother who is becoming seduced by the glamour, is offered a TV commercial for TV dinners to be filmed in the Keaton home. The filming ensues, but Mallory is determined to create a few stumbling blocks.
#150 - Larry's Dead, Long Live Larry
Newhart Season 4 - Episode 13
Larry dedicates his life to Dick when he believes Dick brought him back from the dead.
#151 - You've Got a Friend
Family Ties Season 4 - Episode 11
Mallory begins to feel severe guilt after reporting a young girl to the police for shoplifting, especially when he learns that the girl is from a home for abused children. Mallory visits Jessie at the home but is suspicious of the girl's intentions. Nick warns Mallory that she can't change Jessie overnight, but Mallory is sure that she can at least be a good influence.
#152 - He Ain't Human, He's My Cousin
Newhart Season 4 - Episode 19
George meets his only living relative, Cousin Eugene.
#153 - Little Man on Campus
Family Ties Season 3 - Episode 3
Alex is thrilled to be taking a college course taught by one of his personal heroes, Professor Ephraim Bronski, but in his eagerness to impress the teacher he gets off to a bad start and is humiliated by his idol when he fails the first class assignment.
#154 - The Snowmen Cometh
Newhart Season 4 - Episode 17
The town panics when it appears the annual Snow Carnival will be cancelled due to a lack of snow. Larry, Darryl & Darryl request $2,000 to make it snow.