This show was about a self-proclaimed ‘Tool’ man who had his own TV show within this show that was called ‘Tool Time’. It also centered around his family and home life. The main character, Tim Allen, was also notorious for not being very handy at all! Here are some secrets about the show that nobody knew until now:
1. MC Hammer.
It was originally inspired by the song, ‘U Can’t Touch This’ by MC Hammer. In fact, the show within the show was going to be called, ‘Hammer Time’ and was later changed to ‘Tool Time’.
2. Ashley Judd.
She was originally going to play the ‘Tool Time’ girl but decided to pursue her movie career instead. The part wet to Pamela Anderson.
3. Frances Fisher.
Another lady that was positioned to play a role in this TV was Frances Fisher as Tim’s wife, Jill. She was even in the pilot show but the audience felt that she was too serious for the role and she was replaced by Patricia Richardson.
4. He’s not the older one.
Zackery Ty Bryan played the older brother, Brad, on this show but he is actually one month younger than Thomas in real life!
5. Her AMA on Reddit.
She told many stories about what it was like behind the scenes of this show and also revealed that a horse was supposed to appear in one episode but, according to her, “we couldn’t get it on the scene because we couldn’t stop it from having an erection.” Pretty revealing!
6. These two disagreed.
At one point, Tim Allen and Jonathan Taylor Thomas didn’t get along after Jonathan left before the last season to pursue his studies because during that time, he also made movie and TV appearances which didn’t sit well with Tim at all. However, he got over it and has since had Jonathan appear several times on his new show, ‘Last Man Standing’.
7. This guy was supposed to be Al.
Actor, Stephen Tobolowsky was originally slated to play Tim Taylor’s sidekick in ‘Tool Time’. However, Stephen couldn’t fit it into his schedule at the time because he was filming a movie.
8. ‘Toy Story’ and Binford.
There was even a nod towards this show when we see this toolbox with ‘Binford Tools’ on it which was the name of the tool company that sponsored the show ‘Tool Time’.
9. Video Game.
Super Nintendo even had a game that you may remember called ‘Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit’. Or, maybe not!
10. The mysterious Wilson.
After the taping of each episode, Earl Hindman would continue to cover his face during each curtain call with a mini picket fence so that the audience would never see his face.
11. Called it quits.
Even though ABC wanted the show to continue for a ninth season, both Tim and Patricia turned down the generous offer because she didn’t want to do it for the money and he wouldn’t do the show without her.