The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.
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Light television comedy about family man Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor. The show's humor often revolves 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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It is said in one episode that Tim Taylor is 3 years older than his wife Jill (Patricia Richardson). However in real life, Patricia is about 3 years older than Tim Allen See more »

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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 »

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Tim: Excuse me a second, Al, I need to go use the John.
Al: What?
Tim: I gotta go take a dump.
Al: What?
Tim: I gotta go #1.
Al: What?
Tim: Pee!
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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 (United States) – 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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