The BEST episodes of Family Tools

Every episode of Family Tools ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Family Tools!

Family Tools follows Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer) and his bad luck streak When his father Tony (J.K. Simmons) suffers a heart condition, he finds himself taking over the family hardware business, however maintaining his fathers success and proving himself worthy with his father watching his every move proves difficult.

Last Updated: 11/19/2023Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
Waiting for Mrs. Bichette
57 votes

#1 - Waiting for Mrs. Bichette

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/5/2013

Stitch prepares for her community college graduation, which leads Jack to seek out Darren and Stitch's estranged and elusive mother. Meanwhile, Terry challenges Tony to fix their shower, leading to an all out war between the two of them, while Darren tries to escape a stalker ex-girlfriend.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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Pest Side Story
85 votes

#2 - Pest Side Story

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/3/2013

When Jack is bullied by "the bug guys," Tony offers Jack advice on how to handle them, even though Jack is determined to handle them on his own. Meanwhile Aunt Terry is out to win the local art show.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Jack Steps Up
109 votes

#3 - Jack Steps Up

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/26/2013

The tables are turned when Terry comes down with the flu and Tony must take care of her for a change. Meanwhile, when Jack learns that Stitch's new boyfriend is jealous of Stitch's feelings for him, Jack must decide if he should finally take the next step.

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Role Model
81 votes

#4 - Role Model

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/12/2013

Terry thinks Mason needs a strong male role model and, lacking a better option, enlists Jack to step in. Meanwhile Tony, Darren and Stitch buy Ellis a new wheelchair and trick it out, which seems like a good idea at the time, until Ellis takes off.

Directors: Randy Zisk
Writer: Kenny Byerly
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Terry by Design
81 votes

#5 - Terry by Design

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/10/2013

In the series' final episode, when Terry impresses a client with design advice, she and Jack decide to expand the family business with "Designs By Terry." When the design business starts taking over Mr. Jiffy Fix, both Jack and Darren look for a way to separate the businesses, and it's up to Tony to get Terry and Jack talking again. Meanwhile, Mason becomes CPR certified and wants nothing more than to save a life.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
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Book Club Romance
58 votes

#6 - Book Club Romance

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/29/2013

After being off the market for years, Tony strikes up a romance only to have Jack discover that his new girlfriend is two-timing him. Meanwhile, Mason is frustrated with Aunt Terry for not letting him drive, so he seeks help from Darren, and Stitch alludes to a secret crush.

Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writer: Jeremy Shipp
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Beachwood Approved
62 votes

#7 - Beachwood Approved

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/15/2013

When Jack lands a big job in the affluent Beachwood neighborhood, Tony second guesses Jack's decisions and can't stop interfering. Meanwhile, Terry is getting Tony ready for his physical, and Darren keeps leaving Ellis with Stitch.

Directors: John Fortenberry
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The Big Event
51 votes

#8 - The Big Event

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/19/2013

When Jack and Darren get locked in a room at a client's house, their bickering reveals the underlying reasons for their continuous conflict. At home, Jack and Darren's unexplained absence has a ripple effect on Terry, Tony, Mason and Stitch as they prepare for the annual Mapleport Classic Car Parade.

Directors: John Putch
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104 votes

#9 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/1/2013

Mixing family with business is never easy, and Jack Shea is about to learn that lesson the hard way. When Jack's father, Tony, has a heart attack and is forced to hand over the keys to his beloved handyman business, Jack's eager to finally step up and make his father proud. Unfortunately Jack's past career efforts have been less than stellar, so everyone seems to be waiting for him to fail. His new job isn't made any easier by Tony's rebellious, troublemaking assistant, Darren, and Darren's flirtatious sister, Stitch, who works at the local hardware store. But with the support of his Aunt Terry and his oddball yet endearing cousin Mason, Jack Shea may just find his true calling right at home.

Directors: Michael Fresco
Writer: Bobby Bowman
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Now You See Me, Now You Don't
92 votes

#10 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/8/2013

When Jack and Darren take a job in a corporate office, Jack tries to reconnect with a former high school crush, while Darren questions his status after one of his ideas is stolen. Meanwhile, Terry meddles in Mason's new relationship and Tony is uncomfortable with the girlfriend's unconventional style.

Directors: Peter Lauer
Writer: Todd Linden
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