Earlier this year came the surprise announcement that fans of Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing will be in for double the Tim in an upcoming episode as his character Mike Baxter will share the screen with Allen’s Home Improvement character Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor. Allen’s one-man crossover will unfold in Last Man Standing season 9, the final season of the series, during the upcoming January 7th episode of the series titled “Dual Time.” Speaking in a new interview, Allen has opened up about what his Home Improvement character has been up to since the 1999 series finale of that series and what it was like for him to return to that role.
“It seemed weird and put on and phony, but the way it’s handled — it’s self-aware. It’s a moment where we break the fourth wall to him,” Allen revealed to Us Weekly. “The grunting was part of his deal and he kind of cops to that. He’s gotten old and he’s moved on. He no longer does Tool Time. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s really quite clever….He’s in Colorado for some meeting — Binford tools is everywhere — and