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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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Comedy | Family

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17 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Hammer Time  »

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(204 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was originally conceived under the name "Hammer Time", after the show Tim would host. Prior to filming the pilot, Tim's show was re-named "Tool Time" to avoid confusion with M.C. Hammer. Consequently, the show was re-named "Home Improvement" because the creators decided against naming the show, after the show-within the show, to avoid confusing viewers. See more »

Goofs

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

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[repeated line]
Tim: Shut up, Al.
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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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hilarious
1 May 2001 | by See 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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