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Plug in the power drill and break out the socket wrenches! Tim Allen hammers home the laughs as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor in HOME IMPROVEMENT'S hilarious second season. Tim and his levelheaded wife, Jill, undertake the challenge of raising three young, mischievous boys. It's a tough project, but with insightful advice from his wise (and only partially seen) next door neighbor, Wilson, they're able to get the job done. Now you can own all 25 episodes of the show's second season in this comprehensive 3-Disc DVD set. And with exclusive bonus features, it's a must-have for any HOME IMPROVEMENT collection.
Someday someone's going to write an academic thesis titled, "The Guy Behind the Fence: Home Improvement and Tim Allen's Deconstruction of Manliness." You wouldn't think masculinity was a rich enough topic to provide fodder for 25 episodes of a sitcom--let alone eight years of one--yet in almost every episode Wilson (Earl Hindman), the never-fully-seen neighbor of TV host Tim Taylor (Allen), spins out some new bit of earthy wisdom (fondly parodying the homilies of Iron John author Robert Bly), which gives Tim some skewed perspective on his latest domestic muddle.
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
This is for sister's birthday present and we all love the tv show so this will be a fun experience!Published 1 month ago by Victoria
This is a great show for the whole family. Good humor and fun that the whole family could enjoy.Published 1 month ago by DIANE
Great, watched it and laughed, now deciding if I want to get some more of the seasons or not.Published 2 months ago by Corky
Most shows go through season 1 growing pains. During this time, they learn what works and what doesn’t, and hopefully start season 2 off stronger. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers