On that show, Allen's grunting, not-so-handy man struggled to affirm himself at home, where his wife's upwardly mobile intellectualism and the burden of raising three rabble-rousing sons posed a tacit affront to his "fathers knows best" ideals. Allen's character took to the garage to find himself, tinkering on an endless string of bespoke hotrods.

— Salon describing "Home Improvement"