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  • Season 8 Episode 28: Backstage Pass

  • Both Zachery Ty Bryan (Brad Taylor) and Taran Smith (Mark Taylor) commented in this episode about TV father Tim Allen's silly antics during filming. Smith claims that Allen taught them "all the important things, like grunting and burping," and Bryan recalls Allen making them little outfits when they were younger.

  • Season 8 Episode 27: The Long And Winding Road...

  • According to Tim Allen, the show's ratings were still good enough for it to be renewed for a ninth season, but financial squabbles were one of the biggest reasons that it was canceled. In particular, Patricia Richardson wanted her paycheck to match Allen's, who was earning twice as much as her. In the end, Allen said that as much as he loved the show, he didn't want to continue with it if it was "just going to be about the money."

  • When Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Randy Taylor) was initially approached to return for the very last episode, he said he would do it, but he later backed out. "I was just really confused...I never understood what happened," Patricia Richardson (Jill Taylor) has said. The creator of Home Improvement says that he doesn't blame Thomas, but he blames his "people," who allegedly brainwashed Thomas and were responsible for him eventually saying no to the finale.

  • Season 8 Episode 24: Dead Weight

  • At the funeral, Wilson, vested to perform the ceremony, tells Jill, "I haven't done a funeral since Pago Pago," pronouncing the name of the island the way it's spelled.
    This is incorrect. The island's name is pronounced as if it were spelled Pango Pango. It is part of American Samoa.
    In the International Phonetic Alphabet, the island is /ˈpɑŋgoʊ ˈpɑŋgoʊ/

  • At the end, Jill puts down her magazine to talk to Tim. The magazine is open, laying on her chest, but in a shot change, it is now closed.

  • Season 8 Episode 23: Trouble-A-Bruin

  • Watch closely in the scenes at Brad's soccer tournament. When Jill shouts "Go, Brad!" it's just her, Tim, Mark, and the talent scout on the sidelines. However, in the very next shot, when Brad falls and gets hurt, there are a bunch of people standing behind and around them, including the coach and the rest of Brad's team. Then, after Brad goes out on the field again, the number of people with Tim, Jill, Mark, and the talent scout on the sidelines changes between shots. Sometimes there's nobody else there, and other times there's a whole crowd of people.

  • In this episode, Brad visits the doctor to see if his knee is healed enough to play in the Irish Hills Spring Tournament. Look at the leg which the brace is on: it is on his right knee. However, in the episode "Knee Deep", it shows him injuring his left knee.

  • Season 8 Episode 20: Neighbours

  • When Tim, Brad and Wilson are at the hockey game, after Brad and Wilson have switched seats, Wilson is holding onto his money and popcorn with his right hand. At one point where you see him talking to Tim you can see his money and popcorn container, but when they have the camera just on Wilson, he is not holding his money, he is just holding his popcorn. His money just disappeared.

  • Season 8 Episode 19: Love's Labour Lost (2)

  • Goof: In the final scene, Tim names the eight types of milk he bought, but when he empties the bag, there are only seven items. Then Jill says, "I can't believe you bought eight types of milk," but that is not correct.

  • Season 8 Episode 17: Young At Heart

  • When Tim and his female mechanic were in the car , you can see that the backround video is not in sync to the way Tim is driving.

  • Season 8 Episode 16: Mark's Big Break

  • Goof: Notice the scene where Jill is making valentines with the twins. As soon as she starts rambling on about junior high, her braces, and the boys who didn't notice her, Claire (the one in the green shirt) slouches back in her chair. Then, in the next shot, Claire is suddenly leaning into the table.

  • Kady Deibel (her actual name is Katherine), the little girl who plays Claire and Gracie's friend Christy, is Tim Allen's real-life daughter from a previous marriage. Kady was born in 1989 and goes by her mother Laura Deibel's last name.

  • Season 8 Episode 15: Knee Deep

  • The fill valve Al is installing in the toilet is a Fluidmaster fill valve, but it is described as a Binford fill valve.

  • Notice the scene where Brad actually falls down the stairs, and where the carpet is located near the bottom. You can totally tell that the actor playing Brad falls on purpose, and not only that, but he goes down before he makes any contact with the rolled-up carpet, which was supposedly the reason he tripped.

  • Season 8 Episode 13: Chop Shop 'Til You Drop

  • In this episode, Tim and Al go undercover to A1 Salvage. While they are there, they meet George, who Al says they met in prison when they were scalping tickets. George says that they showered together, and near the end of the scene, he says, "I can't believe I let you borrow my soap."
    "No, No, Godot" is the episode where they were scalping tickets. Just before Tim and Al get out of prison, Tim states that they were only there for 45 minutes. Also, they never changed clothes. So Al couldn't have showered with George.

  • Season 8 Episode 12: Ploys For Tots

  • Goof: While defending Marty's parenting skills to Jill, Tim accidentally says, "The guy can't even be with his girls on his birthday." Since it was actually the twins' birthday, Tim should have said "on their birthday."

  • Notice the scene where Claire wants a cookie before dinner, and her father is telling her no, and they are fighting back and forth. The actress playing Claire is supposed to be angry, but she is clearly smiling.

  • Watch closely at the scene where Claire and Gracie rip open the Spice Girls dolls that Tim and Jill gave them for their birthday. The actress playing Gracie looks at her doll and glances over at her sister, obviously waiting for her to say her line first before she goes ahead with her own line and facial reactions. It looks very awkward when you watch it.

  • Season 8 Episode 10: Thanks, But No Thanks

  • At one point in the episode, Tim is trying to spruce up Claire and Gracie's pancakes with "starchy little animals". Shortly after that, he makes a joke about putting spam and squid sandwiches in their lunches. In both instances, when the camera zooms in on the twins smiling and laughing, you can see them looking off in a corner of the room, where none of the characters are standing. It is obvious that the girls were looking and smiling at people who were standing behind the cameras during filming.

  • In one scene, Claire and Jill are obviously playing Old Maid, since Claire says at the end, "I win! You're the old maid!" However, they are not playing it the right way. Claire asks Jill if she has an eight, and Jill gives it to her. Actually, with this game, you are supposed to hold your cards facing you, and your opponent picks one at random.

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