The daily trials and tribulations of Tim Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischeivous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.
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 Tim Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Jill Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Wilson Wilson, Jr. / ... (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Mark Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Brad Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Al Borland (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Randy Taylor (181 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Heidi Keppert / ... (138 episodes, 1992-1999)
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Light television comedy about family man Tim Taylor. The show's humor often revolves around cars, toys, tools, hardware shops, garages, fix-it-up projects, and similar themes. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy | Family

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17 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Hammer Time  »

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(204 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There is a running gag regarding the Taylors' neighbor, Wilson; his face is always concealed from about the nose down (except in one episode where the top half of his face is covered with papier mache). In most episodes, Wilson was being shot from behind a fence, but in later episodes where he got out more often, camera shots, actor movements, and prop placements were carefully orchestrated so that his full face was not revealed. In fact, during all the curtain calls for the show (except the series finale curtain call, where his entire face was shown), actor Earl Hindman, who played Wilson, would bring a miniature picket fence to hold in front of his face so that it would remain hidden from view. See more »

Goofs

In the episode, 'Karate Kid', Wilson says that he wrote the book 'The Psychophysiological Indices of Amorous Connections Among Termites of the Southwest'. In the episode 'Wilson's Girlfriend', that book was given as the title of Jill's psychology professor. However, in both episodes, it had only managed to sell 4 copies. See more »

Quotes

Al: Say, do you think they call it a nail gun because it shoots nails?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.139 (2010) See more »

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I loved that show, and it's so hard to see it go.
26 May 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA USA) – See all my reviews

I have watched the show "Home Improvement" ever since 1991, when I was in second grade. I must say that it is one of the absolute best shows on television, and it is so hard to see it go. I have followed the show from the time the boys were in elementary school to now, when they are all teenagers. The ideas and techniques that were put into this show are superb, like never showing Wilson Wilson's face, and the fact that Tim always got hurt in every episode! Those things kept people coming back for more. The show kept you laughing for a half hour, and also kept you crying at the final bows of the last show. The actors in this show could'nt have done a better job, and I will miss tuning in to see all of them every Tuesday. It has been a good eight years; thank goodness there will still be reruns playing! And one more thing; I LOVED how they had Al walk out in a plaid tuxedo when he took his bow! We finally saw your face Wilson!


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