Home Improvement was the most-watched American sitcom in the ’90s. Let’s face it, who didn’t love watching the Taylor family dealing with their hilarious everyday mishaps?
The series launched Tim Allen’s career, with him playing the lead role of Tim Taylor, the disaster-prone and typically manly dad.
But whilst it may have seemed like happy families on screen, there was a lot going on behind the scenes which the producers kept under wraps.
Discover some of the little-known secrets about the beloved comedy series below.
Star of the show Tim Allen received $1.5 million per episode in season eight, the final one. With there being 28 episodes in total that series, the actor sure brought in the big bucks thanks to the sitcom. The money clearly wasn’t everything to him though, with Allen turning down a $50 million offer to make season nine.
Lead actor Tim Allen had a falling out with Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who played his son and the ‘middle child’ Randy. Thomas walked out on the show during season eight as he wanted to focus on his studies but Allen didn’t quite believe him. ‘He said it was about going to school, but then he did some films… did he want to do films? Did he want to go to school?’ JTT even refused to appear in the show’s final episode which upset a lot of the cast.
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Tim was obviously the voice behind Pixar hero ‘Buzz Lightyear’ and then went on to star on ‘Last Man Standing’ with some familiar faces.
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