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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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Trivia

It is said in one episode that Tim Taylor is three years older than his wife, Jill (Patricia Richardson). However, in real-life, Patricia is two years older than Tim Allen. 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

[repeated line]
Tim: We'll be right back after a word from Binford Tools.
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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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Great fun for everyone
9 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Home Improvement offers something for everyone in the family. It has these parents Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) and Jill Taylor (Patricia Richardson) and they have these teen boys Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan), Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and Mark (Taran Noah Smith).Tim has this show on TV called Tool Time with his Tool Time buddy Al (Richard Karn).On Tool Time Tim usually hurts himself and it's always a big disaster.And there is the tool girl Heidi (Debbe Dunning).The Taylor's have this neighbour Wilson (Earl Hindman) that the Taylor's can ask the advice for the problems.Wilson's face is always covered with something.So on Home Improvement you can watch an ordinary family with ordinary problems.And laugh at the same time.Too bad that the show ended this year.They did have great eight years.


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