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No Place Like Home - S6-E12

Trivia: This was the only episode to feature Tim's father.

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Trivia: Michigan colleges and universities sent star Tim Allen shirts and sweaters to wear on the air, and he did.


I Was A Teenage Taylor - S6-E7

Trivia: In Season 6: "I Was A Teenage Taylor," Randy, played by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, gives out candy to two trick-or-treaters, who are dressed up as Simba from The Lion King and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. Jonathan Taylor Thomas did Simba's voice in the Lion King, and Tim Allen (Tim Taylor) did Buzz's voice in Toy Story. Randy gives more candy to Simba, than to Buzz Lightyear.


The Kiss And The Kiss-Off - S6-E25

Trivia: During "Tool Time", Tim shows a crayon picture and says it was sent in by a young viewer named Kady Allen. Kady Allen is Tim Allen's real-life daughter.

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Trivia: For one week in November 1994, Tim Allen had the #1 rated television show, the #1 film at the box office, and the #1 book on the best seller's list.

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Trivia: Richard Karn's wife, Tudi Roche, occasionally made appearances on the show as Jill's sister Carrie.

Trivia: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who plays younger brother Randy, is actually slightly older than Zachary Ty Bryan, who plays oldest brother Brad.

Trivia: Frances Fisher was originally cast as Jill. Due to her lack of chemistry with Tim Allen, she was replaced by Patricia Richardson four days before the pilot began shooting.

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The Karate Kid Returns - S6-E14

Trivia: At the end of the episode when Jill is asking to sing with the Beach Boys, Wilson's entire face is visible for a split-second (for those unfamiliar with the show, one of its running gags is that Wilson's face is always partially obscured, usually the lower half). (00:21:10)

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Trivia: The role of Al was originally offered to Stephen Tobolowsky, who was also working on another project. Richard Karn was brought in to fill the role solely for the pilot episode, but once the series was picked up, it became clear to the producers that Tobolowsky would be unable to commit to the series, so Karn got the role full-time.

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Continuity mistake: In one of the episodes, Tim goes out to talk to Wilson. When he gets to the fence he picks up a football. When the camera cuts to Wilson, then back to Tim, the football is gone. Then the camera goes to Wilson and back to Tim. He has the ball again.

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Question: In one episode, Tim's mother says that she raised five boys. Three of those are Tim, Jeff, and Marty, but what do we know about the other two? There's another episode where Randy mentions his uncle that doesn't talk to their family anymore.

Answer: Tim's other brothers are named Rick and Steve. They never appeared on the show, and were only mentioned in passing.

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