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Home Improvement 

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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 42 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Trivia

If you want to try Hick Peterson's "Stinkie," mentioned in episode 120, prepare for a pricey experiment. These are 2019 prices in Richmond, Va, a very low cost-of-living locale. One block of Limburger, enough for three sandwiches: $5.49 A good bread (rye or pumpernickel, usually): $3.99 If you choose to add meat (liverwurst is the typical choice) $2.99 A package of sauerkraut for five sandwiches: $1:49 Spicy mustard: $1.79 An onion isn't much, but that's already a pricey three sandwiches! As for the Limburger smell, imagine the dog blanket on laundry day. When they call it a Stinkie, they are NOT kidding! See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Al: Say, do you think they call it a nail gun because it shoots nails?
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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

Syndication prints replace the first season opening credits (in which the cast's names are printed in a different font), with the opening credits that were used beginning with season two. Although the opening sequences are the same across the two seasons, the theme tunes are not. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Santa Clause 2 (2002) See more »

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This was my favorite show!
14 January 2000 | by Monika-5See 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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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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