Home Improvement

Home Improvement: Season 1

Buena Vista (1991)
Comedy, Family
USA | English | Color | 9h 26min

Home Improvement is a family sitcom about Tim "The Tool man" Taylor (Tim Allen), the host of a local cable home improvement show called "Tool Time." Home Improvement looks at Tim at work, and at home, as the husband of Jill (Patricia Richardson) and the father to three teenage boys. Having been married for almost 20 years, Tim and Jill have had their share of fights, but with the help of their wise, mysterious neighbor Wilson W. Wilson, Jr. (Earl Hindman), things often turn out all right.

Cast View all

Jonathan Taylor Thomas Randy Taylor
Zachery Ty Bryan Brad Taylor
Tim Allen Tim Taylor
Richard Karn Al Borland
Earl Hindman Wilson Wilson / Jr.
Patricia Richardson Jill Taylor
Taran Noah Smith Mark Taylor
Pamela Anderson Lisa
Casey Sander Rock Lannigan
Mickey Jones Pete Bilker
Jessica Wesson Jennifer Sudarsky
Gary McGurk Dwayne Hoover
Noble Willingham John Binford
Gary Bayer Workman #1
Betsy Randle Karen Kelly
Jennifer Nash Greta Post
Stephen Root Exterminator
Christopher McDonald Stu Cutler
CCH Pounder Assistant
David Warshofsky Fireman #1
Ernest Borgnine Eddie Phillips
Amy Ryan Robin
Art Lafleur Jim
Ray Baker Tool Time Audience member
Sam McMurray Rondall Kittleman

Crew View all

Director John Pasquin
Writer Matt Williams, Peter Tolan, Tim Allen, David McFadzean, Carmen Finestra, Susan Estelle Jansen, Allison M. Gibson, Rosalind Moore, Billy Riback, Marley Sims, Elliot Stern, B.K. Taylor, Lauren Eve Anderson, Sheila M. Anthony
Producer John Pasquin, Matt Williams, Peter Tolan, David McFadzean, Carmen Finestra, Frank McKemy, Gayle S. Maffeo, Billy Riback
Photography Donald A. Morgan, Gary W. Scott
Musician Dan Foliart

Episodes View details

1 Pilot 30 min | Oct 23, 1991

After Jill explicitly tells Tim not to touch the dishwasher, he breaks it in an attempt to make it more powerful; more of a "man's" dishwasher. Jill has a job interview, but she doesn't get it and when Tim tries to comfort her, he only makes matters worse. After talking to Wilson, Tim tries again and succeeds.

Writer: Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Carmen Finestra
2 Mow Better Blues 30 min | Oct 30, 1991

After breaking one of Tim's tools that has been in the family for twenty years, Mark fears that he will be traded in after Brad and Randy make up a story about ""Peter"", their former brother that was traded in after he broke one of Tim's flashlights.

Writer: Elliot Stern
3 Off Sides 30 min | Oct 28, 1991

When she can't find a babysitter, Jill has a magician watch the kids while she and Tim go on their romantic dinner. However, Tim is too distracted by a football game to pay attention to her. Meanwhile, the kids accidentally lock the magician in a trunk.

Director: Joan Pasquin
Writer: Marley Sims
Guest stars: Eric Christmas, John Marshall Jones, Deborah Lacey, Rudolph Willrich
4 Satellite on a Hot Tim's Roof 30 min | Oct 31, 1991

Tim becomes green with envy while putting up a new satellite dish on the roof when Jill's teacher visits.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Allison M. Gibson
Guest stars: Sam McMurray, Rocky Giordoni, Bari K. Willerford
5 Wild Kingdom 30 min | Oct 28, 1991

While working in the basement, Tim hears some strange noises. Is it a mouse or is it a creepy crawly snake?

Director: Joan Pasquin
Writer: Susan Estelle Jansen
Guest stars: Rickey D'Shon Collins, Everett Wong, Cody Burger, Stephen Root, Adam Wylie
6 Adventures in Fine Dining 30 min | Oct 24, 1991

Tim bets Jill that he can teach the boys some table manners.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Peter Tolan
7 Nothing More Than Feelings 30 min | Nov 04, 1991

After Jill drove while her oil light was on, Tim shares this with the Tool Time audience and the other guys say their wives don't respect their tools.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Peter Tolan
Guest stars: Art LaFleur, Ron Taylor
8 Flying Sauces 30 min | Nov 05, 1991

The K&B Construction guys are invited on Tool Time to show how to make hot gourmet meals while on the job site. They use the tools of their trade to make meals anyone would be proud of. At home, Jill is fed up with Brad and Randy excluding Mark from their games so she has a talk with them. Brad and Randy tell Mark that they, along with Tim and Jill, are aliens from outer space. But Mark gets his own back when Tim and Jill dress up as aliens and scare Brad and Randy.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Billy Riback, Elliot Stern
Guest stars: Casey Sander
9 Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble 30 min | Jan 19, 1991

Tim decides to put in another sink in the bathroom so his shaving junk won't be in Jill's way, but the project takes longer than he expects.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Susan Estelle Jansen
Guest stars: Al Fann
10 Reach out and Teach Someone 30 min | Nov 26, 1991

Tim decides to do a Tool Time special for women to teach plumbing. After being called an idiot by Randy, Brad worries that he will do bad on a test. Tim starts his hotrod.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Allison M. Gibson
Guest stars: Ja'net DuBois, Jennifer Nash, Carol Mansell
11 Look Who's Not Talking 30 min | Dec 10, 1991

Jill gets stage fright when she has to deliver a speech in front of women at the Library Association. Tim and Mark dress up as women to help her get over her fear.

Writer: Billy Riback
12 Yule Better Watch Out 30 min | Dec 17, 1991

Tim competes in the neighborhood Christmas light competition. Mark writes his Christmas list to Santa, but Brad and Randy tell him Santa is dead.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Billy Riback
Guest stars: David Warshofsky, Gary Bayer
13 Up Your Alley 30 min | Jan 07, 1992

Tim and Jill have a bowling match against eachother and try no to make it competitive, until the K&B Construction guys show up. The boys get in trouble at an arcade.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Billy Riback, Elliot Stern
Guest stars: Lewis Dix Jr., Sean Baca
14 For Whom the Belch Tolls 30 min | Jan 14, 1992

Jill doesn't want Stu Cutler, Tim's old college friend, in the house. So Tim tries to keep him away but when he gives in and Stu comes to the house, he insults Tim and Jill and belches with the boys.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Shelia M. Anthony
Guest stars: Christopher McDonald
15 Forever Jung 30 min | Feb 04, 1992

Karen visits and Tim must stand up to her. Jennifer invites Brad to her parents' anniversary, so Jill teaches him how to dance.

Writer: Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Carmen Finestra
16 Jill's Birthday 30 min | Feb 04, 1992

Tim gets Jill a lifetime membership to a health care club, until she says she willl never excercise again. Brad and Randy spend all of their money on a baseball card, so they make Mark give them a ""brother tax"" to get Jill a present.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Rosalind Moore
Guest stars: Patrick T. O'Brien, Jeannie Renshaw, Gloria Dorson, Meghan Geary, Sarah Pasquin, Greg Harms
17 What About Bob? 30 min | Feb 11, 1992

Tim cheats to beat Tool Time guest Bob Vila at a trivia game. Randy pulls a prank on Curtis, a geek at school.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Susan Estelle Jansen
Guest stars: Bob Vila, Aaron Freeman, Noble Willingham
18 Baby, It's Cold Outside 30 min | Feb 18, 1992

Mr. Binford ruins Tim and Jill's romantically planned weekend by making them go camping to present Binford's new line of winter camping gear.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: B.K. Taylor
Guest stars: Noble Willingham
19 Unchained Malady 30 min | Feb 25, 1992

Tim gets bad luck after throwing a chain letter from Al out. Randy wrecks his new bike after being dared to do a trick.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Billy Riback
Guest stars: George Foreman
20 Birds of a Feather Flock to Taylor 30 min | Mar 03, 1992

Jill tells Tim that he is a bad listener when he doesn't remember her mentioning the opera fundraiser. Brad and Randy try to get Mark to eat a worm while working on a birdhouse.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Marley Sims
Guest stars: Jack Elam, Ernest Borgnine, Earl Billings
21 A Battle of Wheels 30 min | Mar 17, 1992

Tim accidentally breaks one of Jill's pottery projects when she leaves it in the garage. Tim lets Al host Tool Time for a day after blaming him for one of his mistakes.

Writer: Lauren Eve Anderson
22 Luck Be a Taylor Tonight 30 min | Apr 06, 1992

Al and Robin, Jill's sister, ruin Tim's poker night.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Allison M. Gibson, Marley Sims
Guest stars: Tom Verica, Amy Ryan, Raye Birk
23 Al's Fair in Love and War 30 min | Apr 27, 1992

Al tries to ask Greta Post out, but when he does he screws up. After Jill finds her old diary, Tim wants to read it. Tim notices that Brad acts different around Jennifer.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Elliot Stern
Guest stars: Jennifer Nash, Pearl Shear
24 Stereo-Typical 30 min | May 04, 1992

Tim and Jill have a fight over the volume of the stereo, until the speaker blows.

Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Carmen Finestra
Guest stars: Mickey Jones, John Juke Logan, Janeen Rae Heller


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