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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tim Allen ...  Tim Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999
Patricia Richardson ...  Jill 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
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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Storyline

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-G | See all certifications »

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wind Dancer Productions 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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Trivia

There is a running gag, regarding the Taylors' neighbor, Wilson; his face is always concealed from about the nose down (except in one episode where the top half of his face is covered with papier mache). In most episodes, Wilson was being shot from behind a fence. In later episodes, where he got out more often; camera shots, actor movements, and prop placements were carefully orchestrated so as not to reveal his full face. In fact, during all the curtain calls for the show, except the series finale curtain call, where his entire face was shown, actor Earl Hindman, who played Wilson, would bring a miniature picket fence to hold in front of his face. 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 whenever Tim makes a smart comment on Tool Time]
Al: I don't think so, Tim.
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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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Various episodes have shortened or slightly-revised opening sequences, usually with the theme appropriately cut or significantly revised. See more »

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hilarious
1 May 2001 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This tv show ranks among my all-time favorites. After watching a couple Tim Allen comedy sketches, I saw where they got the basis of the show's humor and plot, and it was good. Allen shines as the accident-prone Tim the tool man Taylor, who wanted more power and offered advice on his cable tv show, but was a total klutz at home. His wife Jill, three kids, friend and co-host Al, and neighbor Wilson (whose face you never saw, and they came up with pretty creative ways to hide it) were around to put up with him.

Great TV entertainment!


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