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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Tim Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
...  Jill Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
...  Wilson Wilson, Jr. / ... 203 episodes, 1991-1999
...  Mark Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
...  Brad Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
...  Al Borland 203 episodes, 1991-1999
...  Randy Taylor 181 episodes, 1991-1999
...  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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17 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Hammer Time  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A Super Nintendo video game was based on the television series. As part of the game's gimmick, the majority of the instruction manual was blanked out with the words "REAL MEN DON'T NEED INSTRUCTIONS." The game was only loosely based on the show, and featured Tim fighting through various television sets in the Tool Time studio, doing battle with such foes as men dressed up like dinosaurs. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Heidi: Does everybody know what time it is?
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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 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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