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Season 7
Network ABC
Run Sep 23, 1997 - May 19, 1998
Episodes # 25
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The seventh season of Home Improvement ran on ABC from September 23rd, 1997 - May 19th 1998.

Note: Taran Noah Smith is credited as "Taran Smith" starting with this season. Also, a rerecorded version of "Iron John's Rock" is heard.

Opening sequence[]

The opening credits are the same as previous seasons. It begins with a paper rolling on a wood background, and shows a montage of clips from previous intros. We cut to Tim Taylor, who holds his hand. He uses a radio controller where he is hiding in a box, which turns out to be metal. It turns into a watering bucket, as Tim's head spins around. We see a shot of Jill, as she waters the bucket, which turns out to be a flower with Tim's face. We cut to a shot of Wilson, who is hiding behind the fence, the bush, and the fish. We cut to photos of Al and Heidi. Then, Brad, Mark, and Randy appear from behind the clips from previous intros. The sequence ends with a shot of the Taylor family through the years.


The season introduces the Taylors, the average American family, that really aren't so. Tim Taylor, the man of the house, has his own TV show entitled "Tool Time" with a bachelor co-host Al Borland. Tim is also found to be the accident prone and often wanting to rewire and fix things around the house and at work. Jill Taylor is Tim's loving wife, but continually gives him grief over some of the trouble he causes.

Tim and Jill have three sons Brad, Randy and Mark. Each son has their own quirks, Brad is into sports, Randy is smart, and Mark is the younger sensitive brother. They all live in Detroit, Michigan. As said before, Tim often causes mayhem around with machines as well as his marriage. He often goes to his neighbor, Wilson, who is known to give very profound and helpful advice. Wilson is always found in the backyard behind Tim's fence.


  1. Quest for Fire (season premiere)
  2. Clash of the Taylors
  3. Room at the Top
  4. Pump You Up
  5. A Night to Dismember
  6. The Niece
  7. Jill's Passion
  8. Losing My Religion
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. The Dating Game
  11. Bright Christmas
  12. The Old College Try
  13. An Older Woman
  14. Tim 'The Landlord' Taylor
  15. Say Goodnight, Gracie
  16. What a Drag
  17. Taking Jill for Grantie
  18. Futile Attraction
  19. Desperately Seeking Willow
  20. The Write Stuff
  21. The Son Also Mooches
  22. Believe it or Not
  23. Rebel Without Night Driving Privileges
  24. Tool-Thousand-One a Space Odyssey
  25. From Top to Bottom (season finale)


Main Cast:

Recurring Cast: