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WILSON, Wilson, Jr.
(Home Improvement)
508 Glenview Road
Detroit, MI
[Edgewood/Royal Oaks]

Wilson is the next-door neighbor of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor. Wilson's face is never fully seen [obscured by a fence or other object].

Tim Taylor Talks to His Neighbor, Wilson
Tim Taylor talking to his eccentric neighbor, Wilson Wilson Jr.

Born in March, Wilson is a scholar and often shares quotations of famous people while talking to Tim as they stand on either side of their backyard fence [e.g., "I‘m reminded of J. B. Priestley who said...‘Marriage is like an endless visit in your worst clothes’."].

Wilson has lived an exciting life including a stint as a spy plane pilot in the war, a park ranger, and a semester in Oxford, England where he romanced Jilly Cooper, an English novelist. He attended Greenville School for Boys. Wilson’s catchphrase is "Hi-dee-ho" and "Howdy, Good Neighbor" and "Hi ho, neighborette" [his greeting to Jill Taylor].

Wilson’s family includes his scientist father Wilson Wilson, Sr.; Wilson’s deceased wife, Catherine [Wilson met her in the Mindo-Nambillo forest of Western Ecuador and married her in November 1969]; his free-spirited niece, Willow Branch Leaf Wilson, born in 1971 who lived with him for a time [she‘s dating Vince.]; Uncle Nilsson Wilson, a barrel-maker in Stockholm; Wilhemina Wilson, Wilbur Wilson, Wilma Wilson, Willard Wilson, Wilfred Wilson; cousins Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson [the Beach Boys] and Bob, the black sheep of the family.

Wilson’s many interests included raising spiders, playing the Alpine Horn and writing a mineralogy column about rocks called "Rock Beat" for the Wichita Star.

Some Wilson-isms 

"Better to have people think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

-- Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835-1910)

Episode "Look Who's Not Talking"

"A great lover is not one who romances a different woman every night; a great lover is one who romances the same woman for a lifetime."

-- Ancient Chinese Proverb

Episode "Groin Pains"

"There are people who do things and people who take the credit, and the trick is to be in the first group; there is a lot less competition."

-- Dwight Morrow (1873-1931)

Episode "Doctor in the House"

"Obsessions are like fire and water: good servants, but bad masters."

-- Old Folks Saying

Episode "Don't Tell Momma" 

"Truth, like surgery, might hurt but it cures."

-- Han Suyin (1917- ), Chinese Writer

Episode "My Son, the Driver" 

"A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words can bruise the heart of a child."

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Episode "Communication Breakdown"



Tim Allen as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor
Patricia Richardson as Jill Taylor;
Earl Hindman as  Wilson Wilson Jr.
Richard Karn as Al Borland;
Debbe Dunning as Heidi "The Tool Girl" Keppert
Zachery Ty Bryan as Bradley 'Brad' Taylor;
Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Randy Taylor
Taran Noah Smith as Mark Taylor
Pamela Anderson as as Lisa "The Tool Time Girl"
Blake Clark as Harry
Sherry Hursey as Dr. Ilene Markham, D.D.S.
Jimmy Labriola as Benny Baroni
William O'Leary as Marty Taylor
Betsy Randle as Karen
Ashley Trefger as Gracie Taylor
Lindsey Trefger as Claire Taylor
Jessica Wesson as Jennifer Sadarski

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