Home Improvement - The Complete First Season

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Overview

Home Improvement made a huge star out of Tim Allen and became a mainstay of ABC's schedule for nearly a decade. This box set contains all 24 episodes from the program's first season. Allen played the accident-prone host of a local home improvement show and the comedy came from when his guy-oriented outlook on life clashed with his wife and his family. The first season featured Pamela Anderson as the Tool Time girl.
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Overview

Home Improvement made a huge star out of Tim Allen and became a mainstay of ABC's schedule for nearly a decade. This box set contains all 24 episodes from the program's first season. Allen played the accident-prone host of a local home improvement show and the comedy came from when his guy-oriented outlook on life clashed with his wife and his family. The first season featured Pamela Anderson as the Tool Time girl.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "Loose Screws" - The show's most hilarious moments; Audio commentary from the show's co-creators and executive producers Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A '90s sitcoms juggernaut, Home Improvement today seems almost quaint; the humor is sharper in other favorites like Everybody Loves Raymond, and the family depicted in Improvement lacks the dysfunctional quirks that have helped make Arrested Development a hit. Nonetheless, the show holds up reasonably well, and while the 24 episodes of Season 1 aren't the series’ best, they still provoke plenty of chuckles, if not guffaws. Stand-up comic Tim Allen stars as Tim Taylor, the host of a do-it-yourself TV program called Tool Time and an inveterate tinkerer whose own home-improvement efforts rarely turn out the way he expects. Patricia Richardson costars as his feisty wife, Jill, who never hesitates to deflate her husband whenever he puffs himself up. The three Taylor boys, Brad Zachery Ty Bryan, Randy Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and Mark Taran Noah Smith, look up to their bumbling father while ensuring that he suffers realistic parental stress. The 1991-92 season also features star-in-the-making Pamela Anderson as Lisa the Tool Time Girl and Richard Karn as Al Borland, an initially minor character who eventually became a sidekick. And then there's Earl Hindman as Wilson, Tim's never-fully-seen neighbor, an avuncular figure always happy to dispense advice over the backyard fence. Disney's collection is light on extras: There are only three episode commentaries all by executive producers Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean and a brief montage of tool man Tim bumbling with the implements of his trade. The commentaries supply some interesting facts, however: Costar Richardson, for example, was a last-minute replacement for an unnamed actress who reportedly had no chemistry with Allen; newly the mother of twins, she stepped into the role and shot the pilot after just a day and a half of rehearsal. Karn, we're told, initially took the role as a favor to the producers when the actor originally cast bowed out just before taping the pilot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • UPC: 786936245844
  • Rating:

  • Source: Abc Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Digi-Pak
  • Language: English
  • Time: 9:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,714

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Allen Tim Taylor
Patricia Richardson Jillene 'Jill' Patterson-Taylor
Earl Hindman Wilson W. Wilson Jr.
Taran Noah Smith Mark Taylor
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Randall 'Randy' Taylor
Zachery Ty Bryan Bradley 'Brad' Taylor
Richard Karn Albert 'Al' Borland
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Episodes 1-8
1. Pilot
1. Mow Better Blues
1. Off Sides
1. Satellite on a Hot Tim's Roof
1. Wild Kingdom
1. Adventures in Fine Dining
1. Nothing More Than Feelings
1. Flying Sauces
Side #2 -- Episodes 9-16
1. Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
1. Reach Out and Teach Someone
1. Look Who's Not Talking
1. Yule Better Watch Out
1. Up Your Alley
1. For Whom the Belch Tolls
1. Forever Jung
1. Jill's Birthday
Side #3 -- Episodes 17-24
1. What About Bob?
1. Baby, It's Cold Outside
1. Unchained Malady
1. Birds of a Feather Flock to Taylor
1. A Battle of Wheels
1. Luck Be a Taylor Tonight
1. Al's Fair in Love and War
1. Stereo-Typical
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Menu

Side #1 -- Episodes 1-8
   Play All
   Episode Selection
   Audio Commentaries
      Audio Commentary on "The Pilot" by Executive Producers Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean On
      Audio Commentary on "The Pilot" by Executive Producers Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean Off
      Commentary on "Nothing More Than Feelings" by Executive Producers Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean On
      Commentary on "Nothing More Than Feelings" by Executive Producers Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean Off
   Set Up
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
      Register Your DVD
   Sneak Peeks
      Play All
      Boy Meets World
      The Golden Girls
      Around the World in 80 Days
      The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
      Hope & Faith
Side #2 -- Episodes 9-16
   Play All
   Episode Selection
   Audio Commentary
      Audio Commetary on "Forever Jung" by Executive Producers Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean On
      Audio Commetary on "Forever Jung" by Executive Producers Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean Off
   Set Up
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
      Register Your DVD
Side #3 -- Episodes 17-24
   Play All
   Episode Selection
   Loose Screws - Home Improvement Hilarity
      Just a Minor Technical Difficulty
      Masculinity
      Call of the Wild
      Howdy Neighbor!
      The Language of Love
      Everyone Loves Al
      Random Acts of Tim "The Toolman"
      What Is That Thing?
      Parenting Lessons
   Set Up
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
      Register Your DVD
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Like most other warm-blooded boys, I grew up watching this show with my parents. I loved how cool Randy and Brad were and how Mark was just a little dork. Tim was a cool father, and Jill is like one of those moms anyone would be lucky to have. The first season of Home Improvemement definately starts off strong. The only probable hinderance that would stop someone from liking it is that it is outdated. It's not the dry humor that we love so much from The Office and other like shows. So you have to be willing to remember how old the show is and show mercy in that regard. Other than that, enjoy a great, fun, classic show that ACTUALLY teaches FAMILY VALUES!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This show is a classic!

    I grew up with Home Improvement, and I love it. My entire family loves it, and we continue to watch it in syndication. We've been waiting for it to come out on DVD, I'm excited to finally have it. It is a very smart and funny show, and I think most everyone would like it. I'd most definitely recommend it. I can't wait to get the next season.

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