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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 42 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Tim Allen ...  Tim 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
Patricia Richardson ...  Jill 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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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tim buys all his tools and hardware from (and hangs out at) Harry's Hardware. However, in the season one episode Forever Jung (the episode where Tim infamously glues his head to a table!), Tim is specifically mentioned as buying his new reciprocating saw from Kelly's Hardware. Apparently, Tim's relationship with Harry's Hardware is relatively new. See more »

Goofs

Despite the character of Al being single for much of the series, Richard Kern always wore a wedding ring on the show (because he is married in real life). See more »

Quotes

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

Various episodes have shortened or slightly-revised opening sequences, usually with the theme appropriately cut or significantly revised. 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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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 »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(204 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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