History Series / HomeImprovement

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.
25th Jun '17 6:04:05 AM TMK
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--> ''(Cynthia drops her groceries in shock)''

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--> ''(Cynthia ''[[DramaticDrop (Cynthia drops her groceries in shock)''shock)]]''
17th Jun '17 8:31:27 AM Discar
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* LonelyBachelorPad: One episode has Tim design the ultimate male bathroom. The toilet unfolds into a recliner, there's a fridge and a large TV for sporting events... All good for a single person to live in, of course, but there's no way two people could live in it.
15th Jun '17 7:11:09 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Tim, Bob Vila, which is the root cause for Tim to treat the latter as an UnknownRival. Not only is Vila a more capable handyman than Tim (probably because Vila doesn't produce TimTaylorTechnology), Vila is also a much more successful show host.
23rd May '17 9:15:50 AM SnowHesher
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* BuxomIsBetter: Both of the Tool Time Girls, Lisa and Heidi, are quite busty.
7th May '17 12:18:40 PM MJaxon
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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.
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.
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