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Season 1

Last Man Standing episode guide


Tim Allen returns for a fourth season as “Mike Baxter” in “Last Man Standing,” a show about everything that families are dealing with today – all filtered through the blunt “man’s man” comedy of an iconic American dad. Mike continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to challenge his ideas on just about everything in which he strongly believes.
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Ep 101 Pilot

Mike sets Mandy up with Kyle, one of his employees, but Kyle accidentally meets Kristin instead.

10/11/11 Season 1 TV-PG L
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Ep 103 Grandparent's Day

When Mike's behavior at Grandparents Day gets his grandson kicked out of preschool, he is forced to take the child to work with him; Vanessa tries to look more youthful.

10/18/11 Season 1 PG
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Ep 105 Co-Ed Softball

The Outdoor Man's softball team holds a vote to decide if they will go coed; Kristin thinks about her own future as she helps Mandy fill out college applications.

11/01/11 Season 1 PG
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Ep 106 Good Cop, Bad Cop

Vanessa asks Mike to be the one who says "no" to Mandy when she wants to try out for a modeling show, since he usually says "yes" to his daughters for everything.

11/08/11 Season 1 NR
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Ep 107 Home Security

After a neighbor's home is broken into, Vanessa puts together a neighborhood watch program; Mike finds himself in trouble after getting caught up in some gossip.

11/15/11 Season 1 NR
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Ep 110 Last Christmas Standing

Mike's Christmas spirit gets dampened when Ryan (guest star Nick Jonas), the father of Kristin's baby, unexpectedly comes back to town after a long absence. Meanwhile, Ed hires Mandy as an elf at Outdoor Man, where she tries to unionize the other elves to get better perks.

12/06/11 Season 1 NR
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Ep 112 Moon Over Kenya<br />

Vanessa wonders if Mike is feeling tied down now that he spends more time at home. Meanwhile, Kristin and Eve think Mandy’s decision to become a vegan is another one of her passing phases. Guest starring Tony Hawk!

01/03/12 Season 1 NR D
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Ep 113 Take Your Daughter to Work

Mike learns Ed hired his daughter -- guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos, Entourage) -- to replace him as Outdoor Man's marketing consultant; Mike and Eve bring home a stray dog.

01/10/12 Season 1 NR
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Ep 114 Odd Couple Out

Vanessa blames Mike when she finds out they were not invited to a neighbor's party; Eve accidentally damages Mandy's car.

01/17/12 Season 1 TV-PG
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Ep 115 House of Spirits

When a history of Mike and Vanessa's house reveals a previous occupant died there, the family starts blaming things on a ghost; Ed keeps borrowing money from Kyle because he doesn't carry cash.

02/07/12 Season 1 PG
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Ep 116 Tree of Strife

Mandy gets to meet Kim Kardashian; when the city orders Mike to cut down a tree on his property, he decides to organize a protest.

02/07/12 Season 1 PG L
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Ep 117 Adrenaline

Mike gets guest star and 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and his race car in the store to jazz it up; Vanessa thinks about how she used to take more chances before she was a mom.

02/14/12 Season 1 NR L, V
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Ep 118 Baxter & Sons

Mike's younger brother Jim (guest star Mike Rowe) and father Bud (guest star Robert Forster) visit and a sibling rivalry ensues; Eve, Mandy and Kristin try to help Bud find a girlfriend.

02/21/12 Season 1 PG L
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Ep 119 Ding Dong Ditch

When a teen hurts himself on the Baxters' property while pulling a prank, Mike is asked to pay the doctor bill; Kristin goes back to school.

02/28/12 Season 1 TV-PG
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Ep 120 Animal Wrongs

Mandy's new boyfriend, Terrence, is an animal rights activist who clashes with Mike; Kyle makes a discovery.

03/20/12 Season 1 PG
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Ep 121 Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter

Ed and Mike second-guess their decision to have Kyle on their team in an annual sports competition; Vanessa is caught saying she doesn't want to attend Eve's soccer game and Mandy's school play.

04/10/12 Season 1 NR
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Ep 122 This Bud's For You

When Mike's father moves to town to build the new Outdoor Man store, Vanessa worries that his presence might have an adverse effect on Mike's blood pressure.

04/17/12 Season 1 NR D, L
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Ep 123 The Spotlight

When Mike realizes he unintentionally upstaged Vanessa's nomination as the top volunteer school parent, his efforts to make it up to her might do more harm than good.

05/01/12 Season 1 PG
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Ep 124 Found Money

When Vanessa's sister (Christina Moore) visits, Mike assumes he is about to be confronted with another loan request; Kyle worries what Mike will think if Kristin and Kyle break up.

05/08/12 Season 1 PG D
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