The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischievous 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 "The Tool Man" 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> and Dumb Donald

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Hammer Time  »

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Trivia

While taping some episodes of Tool Time, Tim sometimes asks an unseen character, Klaus, to play music for Tool Time segments. Klaus Landsberg worked in the sound department on "Home Improvement". 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

Al: Say, do you think they call it a nail gun because it shoots nails?
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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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Funny!
24 May 2005 | by (United States) – See 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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