Thursday, June 19, 2008

Movie Night : Home Improvement: The Complete Eight Season


I'd make a bet all of you at some point have watched Home Improvement, and though I at times have refused to admit it, I loved that show. Something about the dad and all his many many construction projects gone bad reminded me a bit of my own dad. Though I can't say my dad ever blew anything up or souped up the toaster he always had the best sense of humor while I was growing up and he was known to play some pretty good practical jokes.

Needless to say I hate to admit it but I think I've actually seen every episode of Home Improvement at least 10 times.. you know its a problem when you start repeating the lines. You know ironically I've never seen the last two episodes. I did see the third to the last episode where Jill gets a job offer in Indiana, but never saw the outcome. It's about time I did! I've always wondered if in the final episode they finally show Wilson's face?! I guess I should stop writing and go find out.

Here is the press release :

The Climactic Final Season of the Award Winning Hit Series

Home Improvement: The Complete Eighth Season
Availablenow on DVD!

BURBANK, Calif., March 14, 2008—The side-splitting and heartwarming final season of one of the most popular shows in television history is available to own when Home Improvement: The Complete Eighth Season comes to DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on June 10, 2008.

Nominated for nine Golden Globes and 34 Emmy® Awards, including two for Outstanding Comedy Series, Home Improvement was one of the top-rated family-friendly sitcoms for eight unforgettable years. Starring Golden Globe winner Tim Allen (1995 winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series Comedy/Musical), Patricia Richardson, Richard Karn, Taran Noah Smith, Zachery Ty Bryan, Earl Hindman and Debbe Dunning, Home Improvement: The Complete Eighth Season showcases Allen’s unique brand of macho-goofy humor, honed over more than a decade as a stand up comedian.

In Home Improvement’s remarkable final season, everybody’s favorite TV dad Tim “The Toolman” Taylor (Allen) continues his never ending quest for “More Power,” as the family prepares for big changes. Tim quits his job at “Tool Time,” the boys set off to follow their own dreams and the Taylors decide it’s time to move out of the family homestead.

Season Eight features a host of high voltage guest appearances by stars including Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Fairchild and Mario Andretti. And in the unforgettable season finale, Home Improvement’s ultimate secret is revealed when the Taylor’s longtime neighbor, Wilson Wilson (Earl Hindman), finally shows his face! With all 28 of the season’s episodes, plus exclusive DVD Bonus Features, this spectacular four-disc DVD set is an irreplaceable addition to any fan’s collection of classic television series.

BONUS FEATURES

Don’t miss this opportunity to relive the fun and reconnect with old favorites with a tool box full of bonus features, including:

  • Tim Allen’s User’s Guide To Home Improvement -The hilarious live reunion special revisits favorite moments from the show’s uproarious eight year run with stars Tim Allen, Richard Karn, Debbe Dunning and Earl Hindman.
  • All-New Blooper Reel

Home Improvement: The Complete Eighth Season has a suggested retail price of $23.99 in the U.S. and $35.99 in Canada.

Feature run time: Approx. 621 minutes
Technical specifications may only apply to feature
Aspect ratio: Full Screen (1:33.1)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Languages: English

Home Improvement : The Complete Eight Season is available right now on Amazon.


I have two copies of Home Improvement : The Complete Eight Season to give away to our readers!

To enter :
  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Home Improvement : The Complete Eight Season and tell us what you loved most about this series so far or what interests you most about it!
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end June 26th at midnight!

154 Comments:

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

When my son was little he loved Bob the Builder. In the last year he's discovered Home Improvement. (He's 8) He laughs and laughs at the show...it cracks me up!

To tell you how much he loves the show, he's already decided who he is going to be for Halloween. Tim the Tool Man Taylor. He's going to wear his suit, with the tool belt, then remember the episode where he gets the table glued to his head. Yes, THAT is what Johnny wants to do.

Great giveaway!

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Rujerro@aol.com said...

My children and I still watch reruns of Home Improvement. I think the mom is a realistic mother with a couple of kids and a husband.Her thinking is right-on and her sympathy towards others is good to see. My kids like the father, with his antics and wisecracks. It's a good family show.

soha said...

I liked the series because it was family oriendted and funny.

FawnGeorge said...

Oh, I just love this show. I watch it all the time. What I like about it is that it's a Family show. The show is funny without being rude. Love to own it.

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david.jones@KitBook.com said...

What I liked most about the series was that no matter what happened to tear them apart (usually Tim's misguided efforts), the family always came back together.

Mary512 said...

I liked this show as a kid and always watched it after school. Great giveaway, thanks!

Rashmi said...

Am I truly the first?!! That's never happened before! Especially here :)

I love this serial for its humor and the way the characters grow as in a normal family. None of your cutesy stuff there. They fight, they laugh and they share ... somethings :) I love it a LOT, even though I've only ever seen re-runs of it. Somehow I seems to have missed the entire final season. I'd love to win it and and watch it with my family!

~ callmebookworm at gmail dot com

Kara said...

My entire family watched Home Improvements together every Tuesday night when it was on the air, it's one of my favorite memories from childhood. The last season aired during my senior year in high school, so it was made the show even more sentimental to me. My mom and I still quote lines from the show constantly- some of our favorites are from the episode where Al's popularity eclipses Tim's and he's doing all the publicity gigs, including a guest spot in a movie of the week with Morgan Fairchild. Every time anyone says "Al's going to be in a movie with Morgan Fairchild," someone else says, "Morgan Fairchild? I LOVE her!" We also loved how the episodes always ended with the bloopers from that show, which usually featured Tim Allen's obnoxious, honking laugh as they all mess up their lines.

stampedwithgrace said...

I likek this show more now than when it was first on TV. my 16 yo son watches reruns almost every night! mostly we watch the earlier shows, so I'd like to win this so we can watch the later shows too :)

Scrappy Do said...

Oh, I just love this show. I watch it all the time

Mary J.D. said...

Home Improvement is a classic! My mom and I used to watch it all the time, of course our favorite person to watch was Wilson. :) Thanks!

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Candie said...

I loved how it took the average dad and exaggerated it 10 fold. This way the annoying quirks that there are about my husband arent as bad

Anonymous said...

I love the show because I can see myself as Tim.

Anonymous said...

I always liked the souped-up automotive projects. A guy can dream, can't he?

kygirl said...

I love Tim the toolman.

Douglas R. Dupuis said...

YET ANOTHER AWESOME SEASON!!!! I currently own two seasons and hope to oneday own them all! Me and my family love this show. TIM ROCKS!!!

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Megan B. said...

I liked the interaction between the kids, there was a lot of love there, they just seemed like a normal family unit. It wasn't a show with a "gimmick". Thanks for a great contest!

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louiseb130 said...

The kids seemed real

Mya said...

The show was hilarious! And I grew up watching it. I still watch reruns today!!!

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Erica C. said...

Al was the best!

sillelin said...

I loved how Tim always got advice from Wilson, then when he tried to repeat it, got it all mixed up.

Kimberly said...

I just love this show - yup still watch the re-runs. Just can't get enough. It is just so witty. Does anyone remember the episode where Mark is making a film of the family and Jill makes a comment about her professor, and he is in the class when the films are shown !! Ha,ha - still makes me laugh

Meredith said...

He was sort of a modern Ralph Cramden always a scheme that didn't work out.

Ken said...

I mostly watched to find out what the neighbor behind the fence looked like.

jceko77 said...

I've loved "Tim the Tool Man Taylor" since I was a teenager! He's hilarious!
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jceko77 said...

I'm a subscriber
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Cynthia said...

i loved how it was wholesome and funny...not many shows on TV can say that.

agordon10 said...

I loved the interaction between tim and al.

LINDALSHOT said...

I loved Mr. Wilson and ALL the Halloween shows.

susan1215 said...

Home Improvement was a funny family show and that's why we liked watching it.

chromiumman said...

always loved al

tutugirl said...

I think what I love about it is that it's one of the last real family friendly sitcoms out there. I can watch the reruns with my kids and not be afraid of the garbage they will hear or see.

elangomatt said...

I used to love watching Home Improvement when I was younger. My favorite parts of the show was usually the tool time parts because I loved the "on-air" interactions between Al and Tim (and Heidi was always nice to see too :P)

Anonymous said...

I loved when he is doing his show in the series and his partner remians straight faced.

jsc123 said...

We still watch this show every day. I love the banter that goes on between Tim and Jill. The sense of humor that makes this show to me is perfect and it makes it the perfect family show.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

banquetbabe said...

this a great family show and good for kids

janetfaye said...

Home Improvement is one of the best family shows.
I love the humor., and especially Tim's.

marleenandlouie said...

What I loved most was Old Tim the Tool Man Taylor himself--he didn't have a clue and yet he was so adorable, how could anyone stay angry with him when he goofed up every week!

Molly C. said...

I loved watching this show when I was younger. Now as a mom of 5 boys, it's fun to watch it again, to see how this "normal" family deals with the kooky dad, and the kids growing up.

dj924s said...

Tim trying to give every thing more power. Also, they didn't have to be trashy, or drama queens to have a great show.

Sharon said...

Hi..this was one of those shows that my husband and I always watched together and always laughed at together...we need more family shows like this!!

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Mike said...

tim is such a cut-up

traymona said...

I liked the way Tim always got the main jist but in a screwed up way any advice Wilson gave him. But it always worked out. I also liked the way the family got along with each other through thick and thin.
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KYbuckbuster said...

love the cast
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toughturtles said...

a very funny show original comedy

denyse said...

I just love that it's so funny! We all love to watch it as a family!

imjasonc said...

I like this show it is funny.

sweetsue said...

I loved watching the boys grow up, it was fun to see them get bigger every season.

jennem said...

This always did--and still does--remind me of my dad. He is literally a full-time home improver now that he is retired, and some of the results are...interesting!

Anonymous said...

what a funny show

Princess Golden Hair said...

I always loved the show because it didn't involve laughter at other's expense and it had a lot of powerful family themes to the show. I've always loved Home Improvement. I would love to give a copy to my husband for his birthday

Bebemiqui said...

We sat down and watched it every week while I was growing up. I had such a crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas!
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Kristinia said...

I've watched this series ever since it first came out, a great family fun show especially in times like today's, their aren't really very many quality shows for families anymore! I've liked it because it was always humorous but they always seemed to have good values as well!

Kristinia said...

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We are subscribed via RSS/e-mail!

noey718319 said...

I love this show, my brother and I just loved all the grunts that Tim would do especially the one in the opening sequence, and we would always try to imitate it. And we would just laugh and get such a kick out of it. i could do it perfect! thanks!

judybrittle said...

i love this show not for me but for my husband. he watches this whenever he can and that gives me a chance to have alone time.

bison61 said...

this was a great family show - we watched it all the time

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Anonymous said...

Tim Allen is so funny, every episode he always had me cracking up. The man is a Genius!!

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dolls123 said...

I love everything that comes out of Tim's mouth. lol

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windycindy said...

Hello, I have always loved this show! The story line and the characters had a chemistry. I like that this is their final season and it includes some of their most memorable shows! Please enter me in this DVD drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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2twins said...

What I always loved most about Home Improvement was the relationship of both parents and the kids.

qualityman89 said...

I always like when he talked to the neighbor through the fence. Kind of kept him straight.l

eloise said...

I liked this show back when it first aired and I still watch the reruns of the show today. It's a really great show and very family oriented as well. Tim is one of my favorite characters of all time. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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bemi said...

I love this show for its humor

Cuddle Cottage said...

Tim Allen is an adorable mr. macho! My hubby and I have always enjoyed watching this show together (one of the few shows we both enjoy!), and I think owning the final season would be so great:)
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Cuddle Cottage said...

I am subscribed via email to your feed:
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Snowpuff said...

I always liked the "neighbor behind the fence," whose face we never quite saw. His voice, comments, and mystique were so interesting and funny!

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Alice H said...

I loved Home Improvement - it went on for so long that we really got to see the kids grow up. And the parents change too. Great contest! (afdr3d@umkc.edu)

Matt said...

I used to watch this show just to see JTT. :) (keep in mind this was a long long time ago)
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Tonya said...

I loved Tim's screwy mistakes. I watched this show all the time.

yellowlabs said...

It was a great family show!

carolsue said...

My husband really identifies with Tim, the Toolman Taylor! We both love watching the reruns.
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carolsue said...

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llsdogmom said...

I love just about anything with Tim Allen in it. In Home Improvement, I loved Tim and Jill's interaction!! And who doesn't love Wilson?

Ann said...

i liked the show because it was "family friendly". I was in middle school when this aired so it was a great alternative to shows like married with children and typically better plots than the shows on TGIF

Anonymous said...

I love the Christmas episodes where Tim always tried to outdo the neighbors. I love outside decorations and would love for him to decorate my house.

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apple said...

I used to watch this when I was younger. I love the love that they share: husband and wife, parents and kids, sibling to siblings!

Buki Family said...

I love how he was always about 'more power'. Reminds me of the men in my life, always trying to make things bigger and better and always making a mess of it. I love the show!

Malteny said...

My whole family has watched this show for years! I'm sure we've seen every episode numerous times, but we never grow tired of watching them!

Anonymous said...

My family still watches reruns of this show. We love Tim Allen's humor. Wilson, the neighbor, was great too. It's a great show for the whole family.
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madangle said...

I liked Wilsons "wise comments"

Khristal said...

I loved the Mom on this series, she seemed like a real Mom someone might actually have.

littlelatina said...

I watched this show for years. Tim Allen is just a funny comedian but he really had chemistry with the family members

Megret said...

I must admit, this is one of my favorite "comfort shows" (shows that make me happy)....I've watched it for a long time....still love the re-runs....Tim actually reminds me a lot of my Dad....same sense of humor!

Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Megret
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bfox74 said...

I loved the creative ways they covered Wilson's face.

melonkelli said...

Patricia Richardson was such a great mom!

qxcat said...

I love this show and still watch it on nick at nite. now my daughter is watching it and thinks Randy is so cute

Peter Schott said...

"More Power!"

Seriously, the series was a pretty classic one and very family-friendly. The fact that Tim was pretty much that goofy, but caring dad was even better. He tried to do things right and wasn't a horrible example of a dad. Still a little stereotypical of the "dads are always silly or to be laughed at" but not too bad.

Bella said...

I used to watch this and then talk about it with my coworkers the next day...we always got a kick out of this show, probably especially since it was based in Detroit, my home town.

Now, as a parent, my 13 year old son watches it on Nick...and my 4 year old, too, when he stays up late (ugh! lol)...they love love love this show...and it is just kind of cool to see them laughing at things I used to (and still) laugh at!

Thanks for the contest :)

paula h said...

I love the fixes that Tim gets himself into. Jill has a lot more patience than I would. I also love the creative ways they have of not showing Wilson's face.

blueviolet said...

I always liked it when Al would make Tim look silly during the Tool Time segments.

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mogrill said...

We loved this show and watched it every week! Love how you could never see the neighbor behind the fence!

Janice Wright said...

I liked the way the characters all interacted on this show. You couldn't help but to like that family and the people they hung out with.

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Tracy said...

I enjoyed the comedy between Al and Tim. Funny show!

masonsgranny59 said...

great show for the whole family!ty 4 the contest!

sewingmema said...

It is such a good family show. My husband is a do-it-yourselfer and he thoroughly loves Tim's being inept.

Michelle said...

This is such a great show. I enjoy watching the re-runs, and so do my kids!

PiesBonitos said...

I loved Home Improvement! We found it playing on the WG or some channel like that a few months ago and my son adored it (he's 4). I'd love to win because this show appeals to all of us in this family - both adults and kids!
Carrie
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jaydonco1 said...

It was just such a funny and entertaining show! We loved it!

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diane d said...

I love this show because it reminds me of my real life (only funnier!) Thanks for such a great giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS SHOW

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Jacob said...

If was a continuation of Tim Allen's act that made it funny for that first year or so.

Jaime said...

I loved the neighbor guy who never showed his face!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about Home Improvement was the wise and mysterious neighbor Wilson.
He was like Tim's personal sensei and his advice was like little Zen koans that Tim had to figure out.
That dude was cool.

-Allie

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pitaharmon said...

Years ago I watched this show and just recently my boys started watching it, but it comes on a little late, so to win this would be really cool. We can watch together.

reb said...

My whole family loves this show

Kathy Mullins said...

I love Tim the Tool Man's klutziness and hilarious incidents that occur on Home Improvement! The show was hilarious but also wholesom fun. I wish there were more shows like this one!!

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weblynx said...

Wilson was my favorite, I loved everyone on that show, nice to laugh at a show that was actually funny

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fae said...

this was such a good funny family show!

Jean said...

Always liked the home projects. Funny! Thanks!

Donna said...

I watch the reruns of this show nearly every night. I love the grunt Tim does when he talks about tools.

NesieBird said...

This is one of the shows that you can never grow tired of. It's still hilarious, even after all these years.

Jayfr said...

I liked the way they got a hook, hiding the neighbor's face, and they kept it up for years. The accidents on the show were also usually pretty funny.

Daniel M said...

whenever tim the toolman taylor wanted more power and usually messed it up.. regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

DANIELLERX said...

I loved Wilson, he was a good source of wisdom and guidance. Plus he was funny in a smart way.

Cindy said...

My favorite part of Home Improvement was Jill. She rocked the whole show and was the most underappreciated of them all. Who else could put up with Tim's antics!

Jinxy & Me said...

I loved Wilson. He always made me chuckle.

nostrilb said...

I loved the interactions between Tim and Jill, this was a great show!

Danielle said...

I loved watching Tim The Toolman mess things up all the time! LOL!
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Danielle said...

subscriber

knightcry said...

I like the neighbor, he was a hoot.

Heather said...

Wilson and his quiet genius was much appreciated. Thanks!

yyeres said...

my favorite part of the show is wilson, he always had such good advice, thanks for the giveaway!

sachidewey said...

I always enjoyed the Tool Time segments.

matthew meisenhelder said...

i loved the mysterious neighbor episode.

it had me cracking up with laughter

hope i win

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azrosebud said...

tim makes me laugh out loud! love this show

girlof80s said...

There were so many things I loved about Home Improvement. I loved Brad and Mark the most and how Tim and Jill continued to deal with them growing up. The family situation always came across as being very realistic to me. I loved that the most about Home Improvement. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

Sunnyvale said...

the characters grew on you so they all seemed "real"

buddys_girl said...

Thanks for the contest, I would love to win this! I love Wilson!!!

Samantha P said...

my favorite part of the show was when tim made the super man rooms, like the kitchen and the bathroom, that was awesome! and super funny!

Belinda said...

I love Tim Allen and his humor.

carissaad said...

I liked that Tim always reminded me of my dad. Thanks!

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carissaad said...

I'm a subscriber.

Sylvia P said...

i loved the relationship between Tim and Al, how Tim would make fun of his mom and then he would electrocute himself by jamming a potato into a light socket, hahaha!

klp1965 said...

i love tim allen he is a riot..i have watched this show from the start and it never got old :)

Tammy said...

Jonathon Taylor Thomas was such a cutie in this show, and such a little troublemaker too! I always said that if I had a little boy, I wanted him to be like Randy.

PowerSweepstaking said...

Tim Allen makes it! Without him the series never would have made it into so many seasons. I stopped watching when they jumped the shark which I believe happened a few seasons prior to 8th

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bndraldy said...

It all started with Tim trying to make the dishwasher more powerful. Each week was a new disaster. It was a riot and reminded me of myself trying to be handy! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Patricia Richardson was magnificent as the anchored Mom.

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TINKMH said...

loved all the actors and the characters they played!

Anonymous said...

I love the neighbor Wilson who said and did the most diplomatic things in the series. A common approach to Tim and Tim's family problems; that always seemed to work; Thanks SW

Susanne said...

This show had a great cast...loved Wilson!

Jayme Isaacs said...

What I Loved About Home Improvement Is Tim Allen.ray_jay_1983@yahoo.com.

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purango said...

I always enjoyed Al. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I liked this show because I could relate to it . The family was so like our family that maybe the writers knew us.

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donna444444 said...

My kids love to watch that show.

esper_d said...

The mysterious Al was funny. Did they ever show his face at the very end??

Colleen said...

So, I came across this blog because I'm currently looking into purchasing all six seasons (3-8) that my boyfriend doesn't have for his 21st birthday. When we started dating, we would sit on the couch in my dorm or his room to watch Home Improvement on Nick at Nite. He has three roommates, all of whom dislike the show and make fun of him for owning the first two seasons. I, on the other hand, LOVE the show and grew up watching it with my older brother.

Chris (the boyfriend) and I still watch the show together and laugh at how similar our relationship is to Jill and Tim's.

The show is excellent. The accidents (his own coffee mug at the hospital-- it's a sign!), the characters (my personal favorite being Randy-- JTT was such a stud!), the relationships (not just Jill and Tim-- but how about Tim and Al's or Tim and Randy's relationship!!!), and the bloopers at the end always made me laugh the hardest.

What an excellent, excellent show!

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Jenna said...

I love this show. I used to sit and watch this with my family when I was younger. My kids love watching the reruns...my boys go around the house "grunting" lol

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