TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.
There is a running gag regarding the Taylors' neighbor, Wilson; his face is always concealed from about the nose down (except in one episode where the top half of his face is covered with papier mache). In most episodes, Wilson was being shot from behind a fence. In later episodes, where he got out more often, camera shots, actor movements, and prop placements were carefully orchestrated so as not to reveal his full face. In fact, during all the curtain calls for the show, except the series finale curtain call, where his entire face was shown, actor Earl Hindman, who played Wilson, would bring a miniature picket fence to hold in front of his face.
Does everybody know what time it is?
Despite the character of Al being single for much of the series, Richard Kern always wore a wedding ring on the show (because he is married in real life).
Most episodes featured outtakes from either Tool Time or the show itself as a backdrop to the closing credits.
Syndication prints replace the first season opening credits (in which the cast's names are printed in a different font), with the opening credits that were used beginning with season two. Although the opening sequences are the same across the two seasons, the theme tunes are not.