Comedy Clicks USA Edition – Home Improvement

 

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that made the voice of Buzz Lightyear a household name – Home Improvement


Opening Titles / theme tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim Taylor, a TV Show host raising three mischievious boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife and eccentric neighbour – IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

8 Seasons

Characters:

Tim Allen – Tim Taylor

Patricia Richardson – Jill Taylor

Earl Hindman – Wilson Wilson Jnr

Taran Noah Smith – Mark Taylor

Zachery Ty Bryan – Brad Taylor

Ricahrd Karn – Al Borland

 

Trivia

  • Colleges and universities in Michigan sent star Tim Allen sweaters and T-shirts to wear on the air, and he did.
  • The “Tool Time” audience is the actual live studio audience.
  • The last US broadcast network sitcom to be videotaped.
  • A Super Nintendo video game was based on the television series. As part of the game’s gimmick, the majority of the instruction manual was blanked out with the words “REAL MEN DON’T NEED INSTRUCTIONS.” The game was only loosely based on the show, and featured Tim fighting through various television sets in the Tool Time studio, doing battle with such foes as men dressed up like dinosaurs.
  • 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
  • The original theme song of the show was going to be “I’ll Repair For You” performed by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic which spoofs the theme song to Home Improvement’s rival show Friends (1994). But was replaced and removed due to the creators of Friends were threatening to sue them for copyright issues.

Classic Clips

Best Clip


The Mens Bathroom

Tool Time Clips

 

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