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The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tim Allen ...  Tim Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Earl Hindman ...  Wilson Wilson, Jr. / ... 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Taran Noah Smith ...  Mark Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Zachery Ty Bryan ...  Brad Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Patricia Richardson ...  Jill Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Richard Karn ...  Al Borland 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ...  Randy Taylor 181 episodes, 1991-1999
Debbe Dunning ...  Heidi Keppert / ... 138 episodes, 1992-1999
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Light television comedy about family man Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor. The show's humor often revolved around cars, toys, tools, hardware shops, garages, fix-it-up projects, and similar themes. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu> and Dumb Donald

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

17 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hammer Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(204 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2017, a podcast dedicated to the show Home Improvement (1991) called "Grunt Work", was launched. It had taken its name from Tim Allen's iconic "primitive man" routine, wherein every episode of the show was covered with in-depth analysis. See more »

Goofs

Al's girlfriend, Ilene is first introduced as Ilene Markum. But in 'Dream On' the credits says that her character is Ilene Martin. See more »

Quotes

Tim: Excuse me a second, Al, I need to go use the John.
Al: What?
Tim: I gotta go take a dump.
Al: What?
Tim: I gotta go #1.
Al: What?
Tim: Pee!
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Crazy Credits

Most episodes featured outtakes from either Tool Time or the show itself as a backdrop to the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The syndication version of the episode "I Was a Teenage Taylor" [6.7] contains a scene previously unincluded in the primetime version in which Tim brings his Halloween guy to the Tool Time set. See more »

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Funny!
24 May 2005 | by departed07See all my reviews

Now here's a man show where we can say the words: More Power! "Home Improvement" is a family show and an expertise show on tools where the main character Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) runs his show called 'Tool Time' with his assistant Al Borland (Richard Karn), for which he is more of an expert than Tim.

Tim's family life is very insane and yet fun to watch. His wife Jill (Patricia Richardson) is the type of wife that gets jealous of what Tim does or yet, cannot stay out of people's affairs; his three sons Brad (Zachary Bryan) is a trouble maker, Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is a smart-ass and Mark (Taran Smith) is the innocent that gets picked on by the older sons. He also has a neighbor named Wilson (Earl Hindman) who only shows half of his face in every episode for which he is always there for Tim and his family when they are in trouble.

Like "Boy Meets World," I admire this family show until during later seasons, most of the characters got annoying; Jill decides to go back to school, Randy became a pompous know-it-all, Mark had issues and Brad was just himself throughout the show. The real reason I watched this show was because of Tim Allen's comic genius and just seeing how much disaster he would cause.


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