Home Improvement (1991–1999)

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The daily trials and tribulations of Tim Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischeivous boys with help from his loyal co-host, domineering wife, and genius neighbor.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Tim Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Jill Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Wilson Wilson, Jr. / ... (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Mark Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Brad Taylor (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Al Borland (203 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Randy Taylor (180 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Heidi Keppert / ... (138 episodes, 1992-1999)


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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Release Date:

17 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hammer Time  »

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(204 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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When the show went into syndication in 1995, the producers chose to film a new episode to kick-off the syndicated episodes, a first for a network series. Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson filmed part of the episode at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., where their characters had a race, driving tanks on a mapped out course. Many Marines of 1st Tank Battalion were then invited to the studios in Los Angeles to watch the filming of the rest of the episode live from the studio audience. See more »


Jason's actor, Jarrad Paul is sometimes spelled as "Jared Paul" in the credits. See more »


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 »


Referenced in ECW Ultra Clash '93 (1993) See more »

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One of my favorite shows ever...
22 September 2005 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I just want to say that "Home Improvement" is one of my favorite shows ever! Why? Because it's fun and funny! From the very first episode where Tim modifies the dishwasher using an air compressor which then causes the dishwasher to blow up!, all the way to Tim dreaming how he can move the Taylor's house all the way to Indiana, "Home Improvement" was one of the greatest, most imaginative shows ever made. Of course, this show "was the 90s." Much like Thursday nights at 8 in that decade meant "Seinfeld" was on, Tuesday nights at 8 in the 90s meant that it was time for "Home Improvement." My favorite episode ever is "The Man's Kitchen," which is from the 3rd season, due to come to DVD soon. Everything about that episode is so awesome! In fact, ever since I was a little boy watching this show, I always wanted a kitchen like that! Many other memorable moments have happened on this show that stays completely in our minds: for example, there's an episode where Tim drops an I-beam on Jill's Chevy Nomad! Of course, all throughout the series after that episode, we "HI" fans would always remember back on that funny part! If no one has ever seen "Home Improvement" yet, then I highly suggest you watch it. You, too, will be amazed!

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