History Series / HomeImprovement

10th Apr '17 1:12:42 PM CosmicFerret
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** Tool Girl Heidi, at first solely used to introduce Tim and Al and provide {{Fanservice}} (the reason Pam Anderson, who played original Tool Girl Lisa, left the show for a full-time gig on ''{{Baywatch}}''), eventually got a bigger role on Tool Time and a few storylines herself (about her pregnancy and her husband cheating on her, for example), as well as a PromotionToOpeningTitles in season 7.

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** Tool Girl Heidi, at first solely used to introduce Tim and Al and provide {{Fanservice}} (the reason Pam Anderson, who played original Tool Girl Lisa, left the show for a full-time gig on ''{{Baywatch}}''), ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''), eventually got a bigger role on Tool Time and a few storylines herself (about her pregnancy and her husband cheating on her, for example), as well as a PromotionToOpeningTitles in season 7.
3rd Apr '17 10:08:33 PM bombadil211
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* {{Doorstopper}}: Tim's been injured so frequently that his medical records for ''each month'' fill up an extra large binder each.
25th Mar '17 2:36:21 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FriendsRentControl: Their home seems rather large considering Tim works as a local cable TV host and Jill is employed off and on. It was said Tim was an expert tool salesman for Binford Tools, doing very well on commission, and the CEO John Binford was a family friend and loaned them money for the house. Along with that, Tim improved the value of the home via frequent Tool Time projects. The only time money seemed to be tight was Tim doing an impulse buy for Pistons season tickets, but it was more for being a ''$5,000'' impulse buy.
7th Mar '17 12:27:20 PM creader
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Probably one of the most benign examples ever, but Tim would always be obsessed with making simple or menial things hyper-masculine, or as he puts, giving it "more power" in order to improve it. As a RunningGag in the series, this almost always led to whatever project he's making more manly to blow up in his face (literally) but he still continues his obsession throughout the series.
7th Mar '17 12:21:28 PM creader
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!!"We'll be right back after these messages from Binford tropes!"

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!!"We'll be right back after these messages from Binford tropes!"tropes!":

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* TwentyOneGunSalute: Tim sets up a 21-nail-gun salute to the late Binford. As is to be expected from the show, the last row of nail guns doesn't exactly work correctly, and HilarityEnsues.



* BagOfHolding: In "Bell Bottom Blues", Al's toolbox apparently has room enough for a pair of crutches and an IV unit.



* FormerChildStar: An unusual real life example, as Taran Noah Smith dropped off the radar almost instantly once the show ended. He was quoted as explaining that he was just kind of thrown into the business and had no real desire to keep acting.



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* [[MadScientist Mad Handyman]]: Tim.

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* [[MadScientist Mad Handyman]]: MadScientist: A handyman example with Tim.



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* [[BagOfHolding Toolbox Of Holding]]: In "Bell Bottom Blues", Al's toolbox apparently has room enough for a pair of crutches and an IV unit.



* TwentyOneGunSalute: Tim sets up a 21-nail-gun salute to the late Binford. As is to be expected from the show, the last row of nail guns doesn't exactly work correctly, and HilarityEnsues.


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25th Jan '17 12:19:16 PM ZimFan89
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* WhosOnFirst: With Als.

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* WhosOnFirst: With Als.In one episode, ''Tool Time'' is visited by Al Unser, his son Al Jr., and grandson Al III. Naturally, this leads to confusion when Tim is trying to differentiate between them and his regular Al. [[BrickJoke At the end of the episode]], they visit again, with Tim now giving them shirts with individualized names written on them -- Al Sr. is "Big Al", Al III is "Little Al", and Al Jr. is "[[IncrediblyLamePun Norm-Al]]", while giving his Al one that says "Abnorm-Al" (though Al preempts him by wearing on that reads "Speci-Al").
23rd Jan '17 8:44:20 PM notShemp
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* AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices: [[TheKlutz Tim]]. One episode has his son get injured. When Tim takes him to the hospital, it turns out he's on a first name basis with the staff. He even has his own coffee mug there.
20th Jan '17 7:30:04 PM AnoneMouseJr
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** This had actually happened to him before; after his injury, Mr. Leonard snaps, "I got shot in the butt in Korea, it didn't hurt this much!"

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** This had actually happened to him before; after his injury, Mr. Leonard snaps, "I got shot in the butt in Korea, 'Nam and it didn't hurt this much!"much...")
17th Jan '17 7:42:37 PM danlansdowne
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** This happens throughout the series. Every so often someone will make a reference to something that happened in a previous episode, though most of the time it's done to refer back to something notorious Tim did in the past (the time he dropped a beam on Jill's car and the time he fell into the port-a-potty get brought up a lot)

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** This happens throughout the series. Every so often someone will make a reference to something that happened in a previous episode, though most of the time it's done to refer back to something notorious Tim did in the past (the time he dropped a beam on Jill's car and the time he fell into the port-a-potty get brought up a lot)lot).
** In the first season, one of Jill's friends asks Tim whether he or Jill would be the one to take a dream job and move the family to a new location if it meant the other had to sacrifice their matching opportunity. In the series finale we found out: [[spoiler:Jill gets her dream job]].
15th Jan '17 9:20:28 AM Nire
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** One time when Tim goes to Wilson for advice, Wilson is in the middle of training for a biathlon, specifically saying that he's a biathlete. Tim hears this as "bi athlete" and tells him that whatever he does behind closed doors is his own business.
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