"Hidy-ho, neighbor!" - Familiar
greeting spoken by Wilson Wilson (Earl Hindman) the wise next-door
neighbor who offered sage advice to Cable TV fix-it show host Tim
Taylor (Tim Allen) on the sitcom HOME IMPROVEMENT/ABC/1991-99.
Wilson's friendly greeting was derived from the translation of the
dying last words of a Mara Masai Chieftain that Wilson met while on
a trip to Africa. Roughly translated the chief's final words were "Hidy-ho,
neighbor!" This translation was revealed when Wilson performed a
one-man homage to his life and travels at a Detroit Performing Arts
Festival Opens At Campus Cafe.
"Hidy-ho!" was also the shrill cry given by Patricia "Patty" Poole
(Edie McClurg), when she visited the Hogans, her next-door neighbors
on the sitcom THE HOGAN FAMILY/NBC/CBS/1986-91. See also FACELESS
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