Friday, January 15, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #29 - Answer

Wow! I did not feel the love for 'Home Improvement' in the comments of the previous post!

Tim Allen plays Tim 'The Tool Man' Taylor, a bumbling husband and father of three.... Here's the twist, you see, 'The Tool Man' has his own television show called 'Tool Time', but he's extremely clumsy and was always trying to add more power to more tools, and he hurts himself while building something in almost every episode....

Thank goodness he had his sidekick Al Borland, played by Richard Karn (the Family Feud guy), and his wise neighbor, Wilson Wilson, who was only seen from the nose up throughout the run of the show, to keep him on the straight and narrow....

No matter what kind of ridiculous situations Tim Taylor was able to bring on himself, his wife, played by Patricia Richardson, and his kids, played by Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and the other kid who became a goth in the later seasons of the show, always stood by his side....

Apparently, very few people hated the show during its eight season run.... At it's worst, 'Home Improvement' was 10th in the Nielsen Ratings, and allegedly Tim Allen was offered $50 million and Patricia Richardson was offered $25 million to stay for a 9th season. A wee bit more then I would have offered, but America loves a grunting, power tool obsessed man.... Although the show did jump start Pamela Anderson's blockbuster television career!


  1. I wrote for a teen entertainment magazine when this show was on the air. I firmly believe the ratings were high because girls everywhere LOVED Zach Ty and JTT. Our magazines were selling like mad because of JTT mania! Seriously.

    Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

  2. Yep, that was me buying those magazines. ;) I loooooooved JTT.


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