The BEST Episodes of Family Tools

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 9, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

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.

Waiting for Mrs. Bichette

#1 - Waiting for Mrs. Bichette

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 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.

star 8.35
60 votes
Directors: Eyal Gordin
Writers: Adrian Poynton
Pest Side Story

#2 - Pest Side Story

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.86
86 votes
Directors: Michael Fresco
Writers: Angeli Millan, Margee Magee
Jack Steps Up

#3 - Jack Steps Up

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.79
112 votes
Role Model

#4 - Role Model

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.40
84 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Kenny Byerly
Terry by Design

#5 - Terry by Design

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.35
82 votes
Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Writers: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins
Book Club Romance

#6 - Book Club Romance

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 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.

star 7.27
64 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Jeremy Shipp
Beachwood Approved

#7 - Beachwood Approved

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.

star 7.13
67 votes
Writers: Danielle Uhlarik
The Big Event

#8 - The Big Event

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.11
54 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Allen J. Zipper
Pilot

#9 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 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.

star 6.86
114 votes
Directors: Michael Fresco
Writers: Bobby Bowman
Now You See Me, Now You Don't

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

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 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.

star 6.31
98 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Todd Linden