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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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Hammer Time  »

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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, Bryan. 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 »

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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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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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This was my favorite show!
14 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

I grew up with "Home Improvement". I followed "HI" from its very first episode (I had just started 6th grade) to its last (I had finished my first year of college). This was a fun show because you could relate to the Taylor family. I always laughed at Al's flannel wardrobe, his mom (!), and his relationship with Ilene. I loved the episode of Tool Time with the car alarm ("Back away, Flannel Man!")

It was a great eight seasons. I miss "Home Improvement" and the people on it. But we'll always have our memories. (and reruns!)


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