Comedian/scientist Bill Nye stars as the host of this show designed to get kids interested in the science of everyday, and some not-so- everyday, things. On a full range of subjects, ... See full summary »
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>
W.L.S. was originally assigned the Chicago A.M. Radio Station ( by the then "wet-behind-the-ears" FCC (Federal Communications Commission), to the Sears, Roebuck and Co.,the original owners, and stood for "World's Largest Store", (previously, and during testing before going "on-the-air", it was known as "W.E.S.,'World's Economy Store),which was where the station's broadcast studios/facilities, and tower were located in Chicago. See more »
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 »
[helping Randy with his math homework]
... now the denominator is the...
...why don't they just call it the bottom number? The denominator... that sounds like a Schwarzenegger movie doesn't it?
[impersonating Arnold Schwarzenegger]
I am the Denominator. I'll give your leg a compound fraction.
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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 »
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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