Home Improvement: Season 2
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The second season of Home Improvement had a few recurring plotlines (Tim's show, Tool Time, gets a female producer, played by a pre-News Radio Vicki Lewis), but most episodes follow the classic sitcom format of introducing a problem and resolving it in twenty minutes, with plenty of punchlines along the way. Tim's wife Jill (Patricia Richardson) gets annoyed because Tim can't keep from glancing at other women (in this case, future Tool Time babe Debbe Dunning); Tim wants his youngest son Mark (Taran Noah Smith) to take karate classes because other boys keep pushing Mark around; when Jill gets a job at a women's magazine, she creates a spouse-compatibility quiz that inspires Tim to create a quiz of his own. The competitive urge--be it with his long-suffering assistant Al (Richard Karn) or over neighborhood Christmas lights--constantly gets Tim into trouble, culminating in a riding lawn mower race with real-life home improvement guru Bob Vila. Like most sitcoms, Home Improvement offers comfort food comedy; despite minor conflicts, the Taylors' family life is dependably functional and warm. Fortunately, Allen's humor has just enough sting to keep from sinking into treacly sentimentality. The cast also includes Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Zachery Ty Bryan as Tim's older sons and Pamela Anderson, who left after this season to become an international sex symbol on Baywatch. --Bret Fetzer
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What you have right here is the second season for "Home Improvement"--every second of every episode from the second season of HI,on a three disc set. And while the first season of "Home Improvement" may be the ultimate season of the show,the season of the show that is displayed here is both funny and strong in several ways. This DVD set shows all of the challenges that Tim Taylor (Tim Allen)and his wife Jill (Patricia Richardson)faced as parents,with their oldest children Brad (Zachary Ty Bryan) and Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas)going through puberty,while their youngest son Mark (Tarah Noah Smith),who,while he may not being going through puberty,happens to be a target of both Brad and Randy (which follows hillarious results that are displayed in pretty much every episode that is here).Read more ›
Home Improvement centers around the life of Tim Taylor (Tim Allen), a home improvement expert who hosts his own local TV show "Tool Time" on cable access. Tim and his wife Jill (Patricia Richardson) live in a house in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan with their three boys Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan), Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), and Mark (Taran Noah Smith). On "Tool Time," Tim is flanked by the flannel-clad, easy-going Al Borland (Richard Karn) who is often the butt of Tim's jokes and harbors a neurotic tendency toward perfectionism.Read more ›
Thankfully, this set provides the most important thing first: UNCUT episodes. As most fans by now know, most if not all shows are edited down when put into syndication. Usually, a couple of minutes are trimmed. This, as well as the first and presumably all seasons sets of "Home Improvement" feature unedited shows as they originally aired. This is important, because over the course of a season's worth of episodes, about two episode's worth of running time is cut when two minutes are clipped from each episode.
Visually, this set looks as good as it possibly could. Early 90's videotape. It sounds just fine as well.
There really aren't any extras on this set. The "First Season" set had three commentary tracks. This set has none.
The "Loose Screws" montage is, as with the first season set, not really an extra, as it simply slices up little bits of footage from the actual episodes.
Apart from the almost complete lack of extras, this set is perfect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We got this for my father in law. He is a HUGE fan and was thrilled to get this.Published 8 days ago by CindyTR
Tim Allen is so funny... his family situations are so down to earth, but so funny too.Published 12 days ago by Jorge Gomez
Bought this as a Christmas present to myself: enjoyed seeing the episodes that aired so many years ago. And was fun seeing Debbe Dunning in a pre-Tool Girl role on the show ! Read morePublished 16 days ago by John
Bought this for my boyfriend. He is from Nepal so he never saw the show when it was originally aired. I have never heard this man laugh this hard! Read morePublished 21 days ago by Chronic/critic
We LOVE Tim Allen and the Home Improvement series! This disc was shipped to us quick and quality of the picture and sound is great! Read morePublished 27 days ago by Desiree Nelson