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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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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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While meeting with Bud Harper, Tim is told "...Heidi tested better than Santa Claus." Tim Allen played Santa Claus in The Santa Clause (1994). See more »

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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 »

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[repeated line]
Tim: We'll be right back after a word from Binford Tools.
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Most episodes featured outtakes from either Tool Time or the show itself as a backdrop to the closing credits. See more »

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hilarious
1 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This tv show ranks among my all-time favorites. After watching a couple Tim Allen comedy sketches, I saw where they got the basis of the show's humor and plot, and it was good. Allen shines as the accident-prone Tim the tool man Taylor, who wanted more power and offered advice on his cable tv show, but was a total klutz at home. His wife Jill, three kids, friend and co-host Al, and neighbor Wilson (whose face you never saw, and they came up with pretty creative ways to hide it) were around to put up with him.

Great TV entertainment!


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