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The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tim Allen ...  Tim Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Patricia Richardson ...  Jill Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Earl Hindman ...  Wilson Wilson, Jr. / ... 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Taran Noah Smith ...  Mark Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Zachery Ty Bryan ...  Brad Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Richard Karn ...  Al Borland 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ...  Randy Taylor 181 episodes, 1991-1999
Debbe Dunning ...  Heidi Keppert / ... 138 episodes, 1992-1999
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Storyline

Light television comedy about family man Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor. The show's humor often revolved around cars, toys, tools, hardware shops, garages, fix-it-up projects, and similar themes. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu> and Dumb Donald

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hammer Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wind Dancer Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(204 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On the show, the actual ages of each of the characters are the following: Brad is 11, Randy is 10 and Mark is 6. The oldest brother Brad, is thirteen months older than the second brother, Randy. However, in reality, Zachery Ty Bryan was 10, Jonathon Taylor Thomas was 10, and Taran Noah Smith was 7. Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who played Randy, is older by a month and a day than Zachery Ty Bryan, who played the eldest brother, Brad. Since Bryan was considerably taller than Thomas, it gave the illusion that he could be passed off as the older brother. In later seasons, Taran Noah Smith, who played Mark, the youngest brother, had a height advantage over Thomas. See more »

Goofs

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

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Tim: Excuse me a second, Al, I need to go use the John.
Al: What?
Tim: I gotta go take a dump.
Al: What?
Tim: I gotta go #1.
Al: What?
Tim: Pee!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The syndication version of the episode "I Was a Teenage Taylor" [6.7] contains a scene previously unincluded in the primetime version in which Tim brings his Halloween guy to the Tool Time set. See more »

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The most entertaining show I've ever watched on TV
9 October 2005 | by stoogedudeSee 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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