History Series / HomeImprovement

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.
21st Dec '16 2:23:28 PM themisterfree
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* EnforcedPlug: Tim will stand behind Binfords products, and has no problem promoting them on his Binford Tools sponsored show. However, in one episode, Tim is told to plug a new product that he thinks is terrible, and is torn between his honesty and his obligations. He eventually trashes the tool on-air and even puts his boss on the spot by roping him into it. However, a positive spin is still put on it, by saying that Binford prides itself on making only the highest quality tools, and that when a tool doesn't pass the test, it doesn't go to market. They then proceed to destroy the prototype.

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* EnforcedPlug: Tim will stand behind Binfords Binford's products, and has no problem promoting them on his Binford Tools sponsored show. However, in one episode, Tim is told to plug a new product that he thinks is terrible, and is torn between his honesty and his obligations. He eventually trashes the tool on-air and even puts his boss on the spot by roping him into it. However, a positive spin is still put on it, by saying that Binford prides itself on making only the highest quality tools, and that when a tool doesn't pass the test, it doesn't go to market. They then proceed to destroy the prototype.prototype.
** To somewhat of a lesser extent, in one second-season ep Tim wore a sweatshirt with the logo of ABC's Detroit station WXYZ-TV 7 on it; ABC owned the station until 1986 (having to sell it off due to FCC regulations during the merger with Capital Cities), it's currently owned by Scripps.
8th Dec '16 7:01:25 PM kquinn0830
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** Whenever Tim tells the boys he's doing something nice with Jill, one of them (usually Randy) will ask "What did you do this time?"
27th Nov '16 2:52:58 PM TheMisterSonic
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* BrokenAesop: Basically any time Tim was supposed to learn a lesson about respecting other peoples' feelings/how mockery can be hurtful/etc. considering that about 60-70% of the humor on the show was his wife and children mocking him, insulting him, and dismissing his thoughts and feelings.

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* BrokenAesop: BrokenAesop:
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Basically any time Tim was supposed to learn a lesson about respecting other peoples' feelings/how mockery can be hurtful/etc. considering that about 60-70% of the humor on the show was his wife and children mocking him, insulting him, and dismissing his thoughts and feelings.feelings.
** The UnwantedGlassesPlot with Mark is about how he doesn't want to look like a dork and Jill says it'll be okay even if he has glasses. Pretty quickly he changed to contact lenses, so those who don't want glasses for fear of looking nerdy got very little out of it before the character is not a dork again. There's also the issue that Mark gets picked on and called a dork all the time anyway, glasses or no glasses, so even if he'd kept them, it wouldn't really change anything.
2nd Nov '16 9:30:02 AM MCanter89
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[[caption-width-right:298:[-Note that Wilson's ''still'' not visible-].]]
-> '''Jill:''' (regarding souping up the dishwasher) ''"You will not screw it up like you did the blender. End of discussion."''\\
'''Tim:''' ''"What's wrong with the blender? [[TimTaylorTechnology It's the only blender on the block that can puree a brick]]."''

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[[caption-width-right:298:[-Note that Wilson's ''still'' not visible-].]]
visible.-]]]
-> '''Jill:''' (regarding souping up the dishwasher) ''"You You will not screw it up like you did the blender. End of discussion."''\\
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'''Tim:''' ''"What's What's wrong with the blender? [[TimTaylorTechnology It's the only blender on the block that can puree a brick]]."''
brick]].



22nd Oct '16 8:31:28 PM Kalaong
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* PuppetPermutation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26CDb9RRGbQ One episode]] had a DreamSequence where the cast become Creator/RankinBassProductions-style stop-motion puppets. HilarityEnsues. Especially since Tim ends up [[LosingYourHead Losing His Head]].
-->Oh no!
29th Sep '16 10:20:00 AM steveskinner
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* RunningGag: All over the place. Tim hitting his head on the pipe in his basement (also Benny's), Tim misquoting Wilson's parables just to name a few.

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* RunningGag: All over the place. place.
** Any time
Tim hitting goes down into a basement, you can count on him banging his head on the a pipe in on the way down the stairs.
** Most episodes have Wilson give Tim some advice to deal with
his basement (also Benny's), dilemma of the week, which Tim misquoting usually misinterprets and then totally garbles when trying to recount the advice to someone else.
** Tim going out into the backyard and finding Wilson doing some bizarre thing, and then misunderstanding
Wilson's parables just to name answer when he asks him what he's doing.
--> '''Wilson''': [making strange throaty noises]
--> '''Tim''': Wilson? Did you swallow
a few.pidgeon?
--> '''Wilson''': No Tim, I'm ululating.
--> '''Tim''': Huh. I didn't know men could do that.


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** This exchange:
--> '''Tim''': Hey, Al. Do you suppose [silly pun or play on words]?
--> '''Al''': [[CatchPhrase I don't think so, Tim.]]
** Tim introducing Al on ''Tool Time'':
--> "And you all know my assistant, Al [humorous overly-long nickname] Borland!"


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** ''Tool Time'' has several recurring segments, such as "Gadget Corner," and most famously, "The Man's ______."
29th Sep '16 10:06:44 AM steveskinner
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* ADayInTheLimelight:
** The Season 6 episode "Totally Tool Time" is this for ''Tool Time''. Nearly the entire episode takes place both behind the scenes and on the set of the fictional show.
** The Season 8 episode "Home Alone," for Tim. For most of the episode, he's the only character on camera.
29th Sep '16 9:56:51 AM steveskinner
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* PromotedToOpeningCredits:
** Richard Karn in Season 2.
** Debbe Dunning in Season 7.
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