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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 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 (180 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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17 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Hammer Time  »

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Trivia

The show was originally conceived under the name "Hammer Time", after the show Tim would host. Prior to filming the pilot, Tim's show was re-named "Tool Time" to avoid confusion with M.C. Hammer. Consequently, the show was re-named "Home Improvement" because the creators decided against naming the show after the show-within the show, to avoid confusing viewers. See more »

Goofs

In one episode Wilson recalls Tim and Jill as newlyweds who had just moved in and were always fighting. However in another episode a flashback shows that they had just moved in when Randy was a baby, since Randy is the middle child they had to have been married a few years and therefore were not newlyweds. See more »

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[repeated line]
Tim: Shut up, Al.
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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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21 May 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Home Improvement has now become like "The Simpsons" in that you are always seeking that illusive "never-seen-this-one-before" episode. Unfortunately, unlike the Simpsons, Tim Allen and the rest of the gang have stopped making Home Improvement, but I believe it will live on among the classics of family sit-coms like The Cosby Show.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is especially brilliant in the role of smart-mouthed Randy Taylor, a role that obviously launched his career.

Tim Allen proves his slap stick humour is as brilliant as his Buzz Lightyear character, and support from Patricia Richardson (as Jill Taylor), Earl Hindman (as the hidden Wilson Wilson) and Richard Karn (as "my assistant Al Borland") makes Home Improvement great fun!

Be sure to tune in for the "Salute to...." humour!


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