Tim Allen admits it was ‘peculiar’ to engage in ‘Home Improvement’ position on ‘Last Male Standing’

Margarito Gregerson

Tim Allen could not imagine he got the probability to reprise an outdated role.

The 67-calendar year-previous actor instructed Leisure Tonight it was “peculiar” to reprise his previous “House Advancement” purpose of Tim Taylor on an forthcoming episode of his recent sitcom “Previous Guy Standing,” exactly where he performs Mike Baxter. 

Allen admitted it was “bizarre, creepy… [and] abnormal” but he was pleased he obtained the possibility. 

“It was pretty peculiar to do each sections, I’ll tell you that. It was demanding for me to do both of those components and sort of emotional,” he extra. 


Allen reported his emotions mostly arrived from missing his former “Household Advancement” co-star Earl Hindman, who died in 2003. The two co-starred on ABC comedy sequence from 1991 to 1999 with Hindman actively playing Allen’s neighbor, Wilson.

“I adored the gentleman and we kind of introduced that up in the story,” Allen described. “I began wondering about all the historical past I had with that Tv display, how I evaluate it to my life on this demonstrate. It’s all about reduction, is all I held expressing in that episode.”

Tim Allen will reprise his role as Tim Taylor from 'Home Improvement' for an upcoming episode of 'Last Man Standing.'

Tim Allen will reprise his purpose as Tim Taylor from ‘Home Improvement’ for an approaching episode of ‘Last Male Standing.’

Allen couldn’t say a large amount about how the two characters interact but did tease that they really don’t get alongside. 

“Taylor missing his Television set present. ‘Tool Time’ is in excess of. He had a neighbor that passed away. He’s now doing work on the corporate facet of Bedford Tools. That is what he does,” the star discussed. “Baxter’s assisting Tim Taylor cope with transform… They are not pleasant to every single other. They’re sort of antagonistic.”


Allen is returning to function after the pandemic said possessing no group was strange on a comedy sequence. 

“That was the initial episode back,” he stated. “So obtaining utilised to no group, and then acquiring men and women immediate me in a character I developed 20 years ago and then was type of done with, it [was hard].”

L-R: Nancy Travis and Tim Allen in 'Last Man Standing.'

L-R: Nancy Travis and Tim Allen in ‘Last Guy Standing.’
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Allen’s onscreen spouse, Nancy Travis, also reacted to viewing him participate in equally figures. 

“It was fascinating and peculiar,” she confessed. “Truthfully, it was Tim’s dilemma. I just stood by and mocked him, so it was, frankly, incredibly uncomplicated for me.”

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The ninth and ultimate time of “Last Gentleman Standing” premieres Sunday, Jan. 3 on Fox. 

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