Dead Weight
Season 08, Episode 24
Air Date May 18, 1999
Writer Jennifer Celotta
Director Geoffrey Nelson
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Dead Weight is the twenty-fourth episode of the eighth and final season. It originally aired on the ABC network in the United States on May 18, 1999.

Note: This is the last single length episode of the series since the Series Finale is a 3 Part episode. However, Backstage Pass is a single length episode, but since it did not air on TV this is the last single length episode to air on TV.


Tool Time continues to be a "jewel" despite the continued excess presence of the Binford name, and the new producer Morgan Wendell tries to give Tim a hard time. Things rapidly turn sad when Al decides to take his mother out to dinner to tell her he's going to get married to Trudy... and she has a heart attack and dies.