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 (202 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Jill Taylor (202 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Wilson Wilson, Jr. / ... (202 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Mark Taylor (202 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Brad Taylor (202 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Al Borland (202 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Randy Taylor (179 episodes, 1991-1999)
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 Heidi Keppert / ... (137 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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(204 episodes)

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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

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 »

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[repeated line]
Tim: We'll be right back after a word from Binford Tools.
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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 »

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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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