|Season 08, Episode 24|
|Air Date||May 18, 1999|
|Next||The Long and Winding Road (Part 1)|
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.
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.