Did you know that the "Tool Time" audience was actually taken from the "Home Improvement" studio audience? So, one of the perks attending a taping of "Home Improvement" was that you could possibly end up appearing on an episode. Another perk? Tim Allen was actually known for using off-colour language and improvising a lot during the taping sessions!
The only characters who appear in EVERY single episode of the sitcom are "Tim" (Tim Allen) and "Jill" (Patricia Richardson).
Tim Allen has been the voice of "Buzz Lightyear" in all three "Toy Story" movies, and he will probably also in the fourth, which is set to be released in 2019. In "Home Improvement", there is actually a scene in which "Tim" plays with a "Buzz Lightyear" figure. A little homage to one of his (other) great roles...
In the series, "Brad" is 13 months older than "Tim's" second son "Randy". In truth, the "Randy" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas is a month and a day older than the "Brad" actor Zachery Ty Bryan!
In the series, "Tim" converts a Ford Roadster from 1933 to a Hot Rod. Tim Allen has actually owned the car they used on the show ever since they shot that episode!
When the 'TV Guide' made a list of the "50 Best TV Dads", "Tim Taylor" came in the 20th - not too shabby!
The role of the "Wilson" (Earl Hindman) is based on Tim Allen's actual childhood memories. At that time, he was still too small to be able to look over the fence, which is why he rarely completely saw his neighbour. Therefore, 'Wilson's" face is never completely visible. The actor who played "Wilson", Earl Hindman, sadly died in 2003.
Have you ever been wondering how Richard Karn secured the role of "Al" in "Home Improvement"? Well, he was doing a staging of "Macbeth" in Los Angeles and was caught through a stop sign one day on his way home from rehearsal. The result (aside from a ticket): he was sent to traffic school, where he met an agent who told him about a part that was available in "Home Improvement". Karn discovered he knew enough people involved with the show to secure an audition, and finally, he got the part!
In the movie "Toy Story" the brand "Binford", the tool manufacturer, which is sponsoring "Tim's" show "Tool Time" in "Home Improvement", can also be found. During the film, the name "Binford" is clearly visible on a toolbox.
On the show, whenever he's doing "Tool Time" with "Al", Tim sometimes asks a fictitious crew member called "Klaus" to play a sound. While shooting the show, a crew member named Klaus Landsberg was actually responsible for the sound!