An American network television staple for a good part of the 1990s, Home Improvement—which premiered 25 years ago, on September 17, 1991—was a sitcom documenting the work and home life of Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, stand-up comedian Tim Allen’s interpretation of a man unjustifiably secure in his knowledge of power tools and in his ability to communicate with his wife and sons through grunting. Here are some facts about the show that don’t obscure themselves behind a picket fence.
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!