At Sea
Season 06, Episode 01
Air Date September 17, 1996
Writer Bruce Ferber
Lloyd Garver
Director Andrew Tsao
Previous Games, Flames and Automobiles (season finale)
Next Future Shock

At Sea is the first episode of the sixth season. This is the season premiere. First aired on ABC in the United States on September 17, 1996.

Note: Tim Allen became the show's executive producer, and he would stay until the show ended in 1999. Also, Brad is taller and his and Randy's voices are deeper due to Zachery Ty Bryan and Jonathan Taylor Thomas going through puberty.


Jill finds Brad making out with his girlfriend in his room. When Jill asks Tim to have a man-to-man talk with Brad, Tim is a little reluctant to do it. Not because he doesn't feel Brad needs it, but because it's something he's never done before with a kid. Tool Time goes to sea in another on-location shoot, with Tim, Al and Heidi boarding the USS Constellation aircraft carrier as part of their salute to engines.