History Series / HomeImprovement

16th May '18 12:50:00 AM KJMackley
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* LostInCharacter: Home Improvement was actually Tim Allen's first real exposure to character acting, years after the show ended he shared a story about his struggles learning how to act while being the star of the show. He said Patricia Richardson did such a good performance while their characters were arguing that he actually broke character worried that she was really upset. In a response to him sharing that story Richardson said she remembers it differently, where Allen started crying during the scene and THAT caught him by surprise, which is what lead to him breaking character worried about her.
3rd May '18 1:32:21 AM Kalaong
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** Tim's "More Power," familiar grunt and "Oh no!" with the grunt.

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** Tim's "More Power," familiar grunt and "Oh no!" with the grunt.grunt -- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ9Xk0Lln5Y usually]] after some kind of accident.
2nd May '18 5:28:15 PM Malady
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: [[{{In-Universe}} In-show]], Al is implied to be this for the fans of ''Tool Time''.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: [[{{In-Universe}} [[InUniverse In-show]], Al is implied to be this for the fans of ''Tool Time''.
27th Apr '18 6:18:01 AM Malady
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[[IThoughtItMeant Kind of related]] to DIYDisaster, DoItYourselfPlumbingProject, and DoomItYourself, as though Tim and his friends are actually incredibly competent at conventional repairs and projects, when they seek "[[TimTaylorTechnology More Power!]]", ''HilarityEnsues.''

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[[IThoughtItMeant Kind of related]] related to DIYDisaster, DoItYourselfPlumbingProject, and DoomItYourself, as though Tim and his friends are actually incredibly competent at conventional repairs and projects, when they seek "[[TimTaylorTechnology More Power!]]", ''HilarityEnsues.''
21st Apr '18 7:59:08 PM SirSapphire
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* StrawFeminist: Jill's friend Karen was a mild, but still unbearably smug version. She was dropped after the first season when Amy Randall was cast in BoyMeetsWorld.
27th Feb '18 9:20:49 AM Spanks
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* LicensedGame: ''VideoGame/HomeImprovementPowerToolPursuit'' for the Super Nintendo.
30th Oct '17 2:31:57 PM mockingjay
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** BrickJoke: often happens with the tools and gags introduced on [[ShowWithinAShow ToolTime]], where you'd see the tool, then see Tim using it later. Another example: in the Season 3 Christmas episode, Tim says that a mini-propane lighter would be a perfect stocking stuffer for a tool guy. Much later, at church when they hand around the candles, Tim lights his lighter instead.

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** BrickJoke: often happens with the tools and gags introduced on [[ShowWithinAShow ToolTime]], where you'd see the tool, then see Tim using it later. Another example: in the Season 3 Christmas episode, Tim says that a mini-propane lighter would be a perfect stocking stuffer for a tool guy. Much later, at church when they hand around the candles, the pastor refuses to give one to Tim. Tim pulls out and lights his lighter instead.



* ContinuityNod: To demonstrate [[TimTaylorTechnology a power washer he souped up]], Tim writes "Al's a gal" into a wall on the outside of the studio building. However, he is unable to remove the writing from the wall, instead only smearing it slightly. It's there every time they shoot outside at that location from then on.

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* ContinuityNod: To demonstrate [[TimTaylorTechnology a power washer he souped up]], Tim writes "Al's a gal" into a wall on the outside of the studio building. However, he is unable to remove the writing from power washer is so powerful that it carves the wall, words into the side of the wall instead only smearing it slightly.of washing them away. It's there every time they shoot outside at that location from then on.



* DestructiveSavior: Tim and Jill. Bot try to fix things and then they blow up in their faces. Tim, its literal. Jill, its metaphorical.

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* DestructiveSavior: Tim and Jill. Bot Both try to fix things and then they blow up in their faces. Tim, its literal. Jill, its metaphorical.



** The pilot resurfaces in a clip show of ''Tool Time'' episodes that Tim is watching while dealing with the consequences of eating Polish food. This time it plays all the way through as the camera pans away from the television screen; the audience doesn't see or hear the impact of the hammer, but we do hear Al's reaction including his questioning how Tim got a television show in the first place.



* HolidayVolunteering: Episode "The Wood, the Bad and the Hungry" has Randy volunteers at a soup kitchen for Thanksgiving. While leaving one of the regulars is upset about spending the day at a shelter so Jill invites him back for a meal at theirs.

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* HolidayVolunteering: Episode "The Wood, the Bad and the Hungry" has Randy volunteers volunteering at a soup kitchen for Thanksgiving. While leaving one of the regulars is upset about spending the day at a shelter so Jill invites him back for a meal at theirs.



* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam: In one episode, Jill attempts to interest the men in the house in opera. As expected, they all claim to hate it, until she brings an opera singer in ti sing for a party. One of the boys finds it incredibly fascinating and asks if he can go to the opera with her.

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* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam: In one episode, Jill attempts to interest the men in the house in opera. As expected, they all claim to hate it, until she brings an opera singer in ti to sing for a party. One of the boys finds it incredibly fascinating and asks if he can go to the opera with her.



* MommasBoy: Al. He even once made a song for her mother and performed it on ''Tool Time''.

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* MommasBoy: Al. He even once made a song for her his mother and performed it on ''Tool Time''.


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*** Jill is gobsmacked when she sees it.
-->'''Jill''': It works; it actually works...
18th Sep '17 5:06:29 PM Brandon
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** They tried to [[HandWave fix the inconsistent number of Tim's siblings]] later in the series, for an episode where Brad and Randy are having a spat, and Tim tries to explain to them that this could potentially cause a bad rift between the two, then mentions that several of his siblings had bad fights and arguments in the past resulting in them not speaking, or really acknowledging each other.
25th Jul '17 5:44:44 AM Piterpicher
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** Al. Originally, another character (Glen) was to be Tim's assistant, but actor Main/StephenTobolowsky was busy with another project. To give him time to finish, producers hired Richard Karn for the pilot. When the series was picked up, Karn stayed on as a recurring guest star as Tobolowsky was still busy elsewhere. Soon enough, all parties agreed that between Tobolowsky's busy workload and Karn and Tim Allen's playing off each other so well, it was best to simply retain Al. Karn was added to the main cast by Season 2.

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** Al. Originally, another character (Glen) was to be Tim's assistant, but actor Main/StephenTobolowsky Creator/StephenTobolowsky was busy with another project. To give him time to finish, producers hired Richard Karn for the pilot. When the series was picked up, Karn stayed on as a recurring guest star as Tobolowsky was still busy elsewhere. Soon enough, all parties agreed that between Tobolowsky's busy workload and Karn and Tim Allen's playing off each other so well, it was best to simply retain Al. Karn was added to the main cast by Season 2.
24th Jul '17 3:25:54 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* BigDamnHeroes: In one episode Al invests his entire life savings into a Tool Time board game that is manufactured with bad wiring. Since Al can't afford to have the games repaired or completely redone, it appears that he's going to lose everything. Tim is able to figure how the fastest way to fix the game, and recruits Jill, Wilson, Heidi, Ilene and Al's brother Cal to pitch in and stay up all night in Al's apartment fixing each and every single the game.

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* BigDamnHeroes: In one episode Al invests his entire life savings into a Tool Time board game that is manufactured with bad wiring. Since Al can't afford to have the games repaired or completely redone, it appears that he's going to lose everything. Tim is able to figure how the fastest way to fix the game, and recruits Jill, Wilson, Heidi, Ilene and Al's brother Cal to pitch in and stay up all night in Al's apartment fixing each and every single the game.
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