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Home Improvement 

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

Stephen Tobolowsky was the original choice to play Al Borland; but due to a film commitment, Richard Karn got the part of Al after filming four episodes. See more »

Goofs

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

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Christmas with the Kranks (2013) See more »

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I loved that show, and it's so hard to see it go.
26 May 1999 | by ActressSee 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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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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