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 (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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Originally, actress Frances Fisher was cast as Jill Taylor. During the filming of the pilot, audiences reacted poorly, saying that she made the character of Jill whiney and desperate. She was replaced with Patricia Richardson four days before the pilot episode was taped. 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 »

Quotes

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 »

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Referenced in Celebrity Deathmatch: Seinfeld's Last Stand (1998) See more »

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The most entertaining show I've ever watched on TV
9 October 2005 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Home Improvement ranks at #1 of my all-time favorite shows ever. I have seen every episode of the show at least 10 times and I never get tired of them. Tim Allen is very funny in this show, and I will forever be a huge fan of his because of this show. The show had an excellent cast and they had great chemistry. This show would still be as good if it were still on the air, but unfortunately, Earl Hindman passed away in late 2003, a man whose character, Wilson, helped drive the show. There was never a show before this of this level of entertainment, and there will never be one like it again. Many of the people that I know always talk about how good this show is. This is a show that I hope will be played in reruns for many years to come.


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