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Followed by 

Home Improvement: Backstage Pass (1999) (TV Special)

Edited into 

Playboy: The Best of Pamela Anderson (1995) (Video)
Clips shown


Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! (1994) (Video Game)
A video game adaptation of the show.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Glenn Close/Tim Allen/Buddy Guy (1991) (TV Episode)
Tim Allen talks about his series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Melanie Griffith/Tim Allen/William Wegman (1992) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Tim Allen's new hit series
Beavis and Butt-Head: Home Improvement (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
ECW Ultra Clash '93 (1993) (Video)
Joey Styles says, "You're not Tim 'The Toolman' Taylor" when Kevin Sullivan is using the timekeeper's hammer as a weapon.
The Critic: A Pig Boy and His Dog (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay says good night to viewers tuning in for the show
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Last of the Wild Horses (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Frank
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will's Misery (1994) (TV Episode)
When Lisa leaves Will tied to a chair, he breaks the fourth wall and goes "Arrugh?!", a tribute to Tim Allen's catchphrase from Home Improvement
The Santa Clause (1994)
During his tour of the workshop, Scott Calvin tries out a tool belt then shakes his head as if to indicate that tools aren't for him. This is a reference to Tim Allen's TV show, Home Improvement where his character's life (Tim "the tool man" Taylor) revolved around tools.
The Critic: All the Duke's Men (1995) (TV Episode)
Alice says a man she knew dealt drugs and went to jail but later became the star of the show
The Larry Sanders Show: I Was a Teenage Lesbian (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a character.
The World of James Bond (1995) (TV Movie)
Title on screen when Jonathan Taylor Thomas talks about his favorite Bond villain
Toy Story (1995)
Sid has a Binford toolbox in his room.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Seen on the list of shows that Warren Littlefield is looking at.
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Exile in Guyville (1996) (TV Episode)
One male claimed he cooked pancakes once and made the stove explode, but then he remenbered it was something he saw from Home Improvement.
Married... with Children: Requiem for a Chevyweight: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Fidel Castro's reaction to a picture of Jefferson's wife Marcy: "You married the kid from 'Home Improvement'?"
Saturday Night Live: Kevin Spacey/Beck (1997) (TV Episode)
Michael Palin introduces himself as Tim Allen from Home Improvement
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Bees (1998) (TV Episode)
Servo: That horse also plays Wilson on Home Improvement.
Celebrity Deathmatch: Seinfeld's Last Stand (1998) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
The B-movie studio (Maniac, Cut and Dry, etc...) may beable to get something with Home Improvement
Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998) (Video Game)
A level is called "Tomb Time", which is a reference to Tool Time.
Pocket Dragon Adventures: Gnome Improvement (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Family Guy: Mind Over Murder (1999) (TV Episode)
Peter says "I feel just like Tim Allen, I build stuff and I have a criminal record". In this show Tim Allen was the presenter of a DIY show and built lots of things.
The Drew Carey Show: Up on the Roof (1999) (TV Episode)
Drew and his friends watch an episode of Tool Time to fix a roof
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 213 (1999) (TV Episode)
In "Props", Ryan says, "You're looking kind of down, Tim." when the prop is used like a fence.
The Simpsons: Behind the Laughter (2000) (TV Episode)
Bart lists this as one of his favourite shows.
Sanctimony (2000)
mentioned in dialogue
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 327 (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced during "Props".
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 417 (2001) (TV Episode)
Drew says "Hidey-ho, Tim!" in "World's Worst".
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Scott Calvin starts talking about cars and engines while talking to Carol Newman, and while walking through the toyshop, Santa picks up and tries on a tool belt. These reference to Tim Taylor.
Top Speed (2003) (Short)
Watching Ellie: Feud (2003) (TV Episode)
Karn says to Ellie that everybody wants to talk with him because he was in "Home Improvement"
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (2003) (Video Game)
Ash says the line "Tool time", a line used a lot on "Home Improvement".
Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Title mentioned
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (2005) (TV Special)
scenes from this show are featured
E! True Hollywood Story: Home Improvement (2005) (TV Episode)
Story tackles the tv series.
Zoom (2006)
during the outtakes in the end credits, Tim Allen jokes that he and Courteney Cox were funnier on TV
The Dame Edna Treatment: Episode #1.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned several times.
TV Land Confidential: Oddballs & Original Characters (2007) (TV Episode)
narrator mentions title
Zak McKracken Between Time and Space (2008) (Video Game)
Zak mentions he saw Tool Time, the TV-Show inside the TV-Show "Home Improvement"
The Irate Gamer: Home Improvement (2008) (TV Episode)
The Super Nintendo game based off the show is reviewed. Chris does a mock "Tool Time" segment. Wilson appears.
Trading Spaces: Secret Crush (2008) (TV Episode)
Neighbor sticks his head over the fence and asks if it's Tool Man Time
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Six (2008) (Video)
In "From Work", Strong Sad looks over his cubicle wall into Strong Bad's cubicle and says to him, "Hey, cube neighbor!", referring to Wilson
Nostalgia Critic: The Good Son (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic compares Mr. Highway's appearance to Wilson
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.139 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $10,000 question
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Toy Story 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Tim Allen worked on this series before "Toy Story"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (2010) (TV Episode)
The Nerd mentions enemies stick their heads over the fence like "Tim the Tool Man's Neighbor"
Nostalgia Critic: Chairman of the Board (2010) (TV Episode)
The series is referenced by name
30 Rock: I Heart Connecticut (2011) (TV Episode)
Jenna says that a drill once used on the show is featured in her movie
The Spoony Experiment: Lords of Magick (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoony says one of the wizards looks like Al.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.13 (2011) (TV Episode)
Tim Allen says he loved doing the show
The Cinema Snob: Maniac (2011) (TV Episode)
"I don't know if I like seeing the private life of Al Borland."
The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) (TV Episode)
Vic Dealio mentions it.
Brows Held High: Trash Humpers (2011) (TV Episode)
refers to the old man with a hat as Wilson
Movie Nights: Magic Island (2011) (TV Episode)
points out Zachery Ty Bryan as being on this show.
Nostalgia Critic: Jungle 2 Jungle (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic claims that Tim Allen's character only recites lines that didn't make it into this show.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.125 (2012) (TV Episode)
Tim Allen says that he did movies for about eight years after the series ended
Tosh.0: Boy in Black Face (2012) (TV Episode)
referenced by Tosh
The Cinema Snob: Hack-O-Lantern (2012) (TV Episode)
"Is this a cult-worshipping Al Borland?"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.38 (2012) (TV Episode)
Nolan Gould mentions that he likes the show starring Tim Allen
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.46 (2012) (TV Episode)
Blake Shelton says Tim Allen is just "Tim the Tool Man"
Last Man Standing: Attractive Architect (2013) (TV Episode)
Bill (who played Al on Home Improvement) thinks Mike has three boys instead of three girls
Awful Nice (2013)
one of the Russians calls one of the main characters 'Tim the tool man Taylor'
Last Man Standing: College Girl (2013) (TV Episode)
when Mike and Jon see each other, there are several references made to their relationship from the previous show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.179 (2013) (TV Episode)
in a clip from "The To Do List," Bill Hader's character imitates Wilson from the show
The To Do List (2013)
Amber says she has to get home to watch this on TV.
Nostalgia Critic: Sailor Moon (2013) (TV Episode)
Hack spells out the formula for this show
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
On a radio news piece about a man suing the in-game hardware store, You Tool, a spokesman for You Tool says "It's not our fault our customers are morons. Half them cut their hands off thinking they're the Home Improvement guy."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.217 (2013) (TV Episode)
when Tim Allen mentions that he has a Blackberry, Jay asks him to talk about the show (because both are from the past)
Last Man Standing: Ryan vs. John Baker (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike calls John, 'son', because it just seems to fit
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.28 (2013) (TV Episode)
looking at an old picture of herself, Ellen DeGeneres says she wound up with a Jonathan Taylor Thomas from "Home Improvement" hairstyle
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wish List: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
The Nerd comments how the Home Improvement game has nothing to do with the show.
Cinematic Excrement: Christmas with the Kranks (2013) (TV Episode)
"A bit of, Home Improvement, if you will."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Tim Allen/Dave Salmoni/Sara Bareilles (2014) (TV Episode)
Tim Allen says that he saved the "Tool Time" set from the show
Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014) (Video)
Title Reference
Workaholics: Three and a Half Men (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hollywood Game Night: Battle of the Champions (2014) (TV Episode)
Jane Lynch mention the television show Tool Time that is in this television show during the game Celebrity Fusion
Saturday Night Live: Lena Dunham/The National (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Lena Dunham's opening monologue
James & Mike Mondays: Dennis the Menace (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions Wilson from this show.
Toy Hunter: Toy Touchdown (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jordan.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Tara Lipinski (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Props"
Total Riff Off: Killer Shrimp N' Friends (2014) (TV Episode)
"Some creatures take 'tooled up' to a whole new level." Mike: "Like Tim Allen. And maybe some sea creatures, who knows."
Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
"It looks like her hand is melting into Al Borland's shirt."
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Kunal Nayyar (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Scenes from a Hat"
The Cinema Snob: Shock Treatment (2014) (TV Episode)
"This dude is like Tim 'the Tool Man' Taylor if he were just a complete tool."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Liam Hemsworth/Katherine Heigl/Sebastian Maniscalco (2014) (TV Episode)
During the Superlatives segment, Jimmy says the Colts' Coby Fleener seems like all three Taylor kids rolled into one
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tim Allen/will.i.am/Dej Loaf (2014) (TV Episode)
Tim Allen talks about his sitcom
Last Man Standing: Helen Potts (2015) (TV Episode)
multiple subtle and not so subtle references
The Story Behind: The Story Behind: Home Improvement (2015) (TV Episode)
Episode about this TV show.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jennifer Aniston/Bill Gates/Mario Batali (2015) (TV Episode)
Mets Bucket Hat Guy mentions the title and Tim Allen
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Robert Downey Jr./Fran Lebowitz/Zac Brown Band (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy suggests possible sitcom titles for President Obama including "Homeland Improvement", and shows an image with title graphics like the series', and Joe Biden dressed like Al
RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection (2015) (Video)
Mike: "Fat guy from 'Home Improvement', no!"
Jay Leno's Garage: American Muscle (2015) (TV Episode)
the show's logo is shown on the wall of Tim Allen's garage
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Halloween TV Specials (2015) (TV Episode)
James and Mike discuss Halloween episodes of this show
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: How to Celebrate Halloween (2015) (TV Episode)
James mentions the episode where Wilson's likeness, fence and all, is carved into a pumpkin
Nostalgia Critic: Christmas with the Kranks (2015) (TV Episode)
Critic mentions this show and its spin-off Soul Man.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 22 December 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Ian Fitzsimmons says Mike Golic reminds him of Al Borland on "Home Improvement"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Anthony Mackie/Renée Elise Goldsberry/Neal Brennan (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions Tim Allen's former series and Wilson
Tosh.0: Tree Fall Kid (2016) (TV Episode)
Grunt heard
Last Man Standing: Tanks for the Memories (2016) (TV Episode)
Vanessa and Helen joke about being married to the same man.
The Life of Mentos Man (2016) (Short)
The protagonist 'Mentos Man' does the famous Tim Allen grunt when he spots the Mentos lying on the floor.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Maya Rudolph/Michiel Huisman/Brandy Clark/John Tempesta (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "LBJWalking" portion of the Late Night Casserole segment
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #2 (2016) (TV Episode)
RLM crew mentions Zachery Ty Bryan & Jonathan Taylor Thomas as the kids from Home Improvement
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Nicole Kidman/Michael Shannon/Miranda Lambert (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions "Tool Time" in the NFL Superlatives segment
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mindy Kaling/Eric McCormack/Joe Pera/Dave Lombardo (2016) (TV Episode)
Conner O'Malley does an interpretive dance to the theme music
Nostalgia Critic: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic talks about the hit show JTT walked away from
Family Guy: Gronkowsbees (2017) (TV Episode)
Peter wishes Wilson was his neighbor.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Getaway Week 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Included as a possible answer to question.
Fresh Off the Boat: Clean Slate (2017) (TV Episode)
Evan asks Reuben for a "Randy" haircut but ends up with a "Brad".
Last Man Standing: The Friending Library (2017) (TV Episode)
A Binford tool chest is shown.
Lasagna Cat: Sex Survey Results (2017) (TV Episode)
Jon does the Tim the Toolman noise from the opening sequence when talking to "Tim Allen".
Last Man Standing: Heavy Meddle (2017) (TV Episode)
Mike implies their neighbor is Wilson who's always trying to give him advice.
PeeetaaaTV: Reakce na nejsmutnejsí youtuberku (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Petr Kraus.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
Servo makes Tim Allen noises
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Cast of "Silicon Valley" (2017) (TV Episode)
Thomas Middleditch says he recently saw a rerun of an episode of the show and thought "This is very good".
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (2017) (Video Game)
In the third game, a level is called "Tomb Time" which is a reference to Tool Time.
Jay Leno's Garage: The Car My Father Drove (2017) (TV Episode)
Jay talks about Tim Taylor's car from the show
Fresh Off the Boat: B as in Best Friends (2017) (TV Episode)
Louis: "If it isn't Emery 'the Tool Man' Huang."
The Rubin Report: Michael Malice and Dave Rubin: America and North Korea (2017) (TV Episode)
Dave Rubin mentions the series when talking about Tim Allen and "Last Man Standing".
Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (2017)
Cast members discuss being the lead-out show
Broad City: House-Sitting (2017) (TV Episode)
Abbi concedes that Jonathan Taylor Thomas was a teen on this show
Honest Trailers: The Santa Claus (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Hart/Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso feat. watt (2017) (TV Episode)
Reference to Wilson's catchphrase in the Hashtags segment
Deep Fat Fried: Tim Allen = DEEP FAT FRIED (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips Shown
Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Pamela Anderson (2018) (TV Episode)
The Chronic Rift: In Review - April 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in pop culture op/ed on remakes and reboots
The Cinema Snob: Stepfather II: Make Room for Daddy (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
We Bare Bears: Family Troubles (2018) (TV Episode)
Baby Grizz imagines a Wilson-esque Neighbour being added to the cast
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Greg Proops 2 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Props"
The Venture Bros.: The Terminus Mandate (2018) (TV Episode)
Dragoon mentions he hopes the person he is to arch is Al from the show, because Al seems like a nice guy and won't fight back.
Last Man Standing: Dreams vs. Realty (2018) (TV Episode)
Mandy asks Mike why everything is "Home Improvement" with him
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Ben Stiller/Marina de Tavira/Yalitza Aparicio/Gryffin and Elley Duhe (2018) (TV Episode)
A still photo of Tim and Wilson conversing over the fence is shown duringthe monologue.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with The Santa Clause (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in reference to Tim Allen.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: ...So The Funko Movie is Happening (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.

Featured in 

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
June and Ward were watching the series
America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from the show are used here
Home Improvement: Backstage Pass (1999) (TV Special)
clips from the series were shown
20 to 1: Sexiest People (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Pamela Anderson.
Continue?: Home Improvement (SNES) (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage of the series' opening is shown.
20 to 1: TV's Funniest Neighbours (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Wilson.
Nostalgia Critic: Duck Tales (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic compares Wilson to the nephews' Junior Woodchuck guide book.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable TV Dads (2012) (TV Episode)
Tim Taylor is the Top Clumsy Dad.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1990s (2012) (TV Episode)
Home Improvement is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Brands from Movies and TV (2013) (TV Episode)
Binford Tools is #10.
The Blockbuster Buster: The Shaggy Dog (2013) (TV Episode)
ERod chronicles the career of Tim Allen
WatchMojo: Top 10 Married Sitcom Couples (2014) (TV Episode)
Tim & Jill Taylor get an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Families (2014) (TV Episode)
The Taylors are #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Neighbors (2014) (TV Episode)
Wilson is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1990s (2014) (TV Episode)
Home Improvement gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unseen TV Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Wilson W. Wilson, Jr. is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Saddest Sitcom Moments (2014) (TV Episode)
Randy's cancer scare in Home Improvement: The Longest Day (1996) is given an honorable mention.
Cinematic Excrement: The Boondock Saints II (2015) (TV Episode)
Footage used as Smeghead brings up how Rocco's "Man"-ifesto in The Boondock Saints II sounds like something Tim Taylor would say.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shows Within a Show (2016) (TV Episode)
"Tool Time" is #3.
Black Mirror: Nosedive (2016) (TV Episode)
The show is playing in Czech when Lacie gets in the I-Cruiser 2.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Funniest Going Into Labor Scenes in TV (2017) (TV Episode)
The scene with Heidi going into labor gets an honorable mention.
Foreman (2017)
A clip is shown.
Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Pamela Anderson (2018) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Middle Children on TV (2018) (TV Episode)
Randy Taylor is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most 90s TV Shows of All Time (2018) (TV Episode)
Home Improvement is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 90s Shows That Need to Make a Comeback (2019) (TV Episode)
Home Improvement gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Didn't Age Well (2019) (TV Episode)
Home Improvement is #4.

Spoofed in 

Roundhouse: Time (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "TeleQuick" sketch.
The Simpsons: Deep Space Homer (1994) (TV Episode)
The people at NASA watch an animated version of this show which lampoons it.
The Critic: A Pig Boy and His Dog (1994) (TV Episode)
Franklin talks to "Wilson" over a fence
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Dead of the Class/A Spooky and Poil Moment/Y-Files (1996) (TV Episode)
"Tomb Improvement" is a parody of "Home Improvement."
Animaniacs: Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner/No Time for Love/The Boo Network (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Hen House Improvement" in "The Boo Network" segment
The Simpsons: Grade School Confidential (1997) (TV Episode)
Skinner's mom looks over the fence as she talks to Seymour and Edna, just like Wilson talks to Tim.
The Simpsons: Mom and Pop Art (1999) (TV Episode)
The handyman in the video for the barbecue pit resembles Richard Karn's character, Al Borland. Similar music is also heard playing as Homer starts building the pit.
Home Improvement XXX: A Parody (2010) (Video)
Porn parody of the TV series.
The Irate Gamer: 7-Up Spot (2010) (TV Episode)
Chris' neighbor, Wilkins, looks and sounds alot like Wilson

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