For eight seasons, between 1991 and 1999 on ABC, the classic sitcom Home Improvement brought the Taylor brood — an all-American family if ever there was one — into America’s living rooms. The series starred Tim Allen as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, the star of show-within-a-show Tool Time, a (wait for it) home improvement series which he hosted with his deadpan sidekick Al Borland (Richard Karn), who often served as the straight man to Tim’s antics. Mostly, though, the real show focused on Tim’s home life with his loving wife Jill (Patricia Richardson) and their three sons, Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan), Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), and Mark (Taran Noah Smith), who dealt with the bumps in life’s road with a little help from
In the early days of COVID-19 lockdowns, many home improvement companies, from Pool Corporation (NASDAQ: POOL) to Home Depot (NYSE: HD), saw their stock climb. People were determined to make the most of the homes where they were confined, increasing their living space by making outdoor improvements. But the share prices for major outdoor living product companies, including Pool, Azek (NYSE: AZEK) and Trex (NYSE: TREX), have begun to fluctuate noticeably in recent months — no longer riding the steady “stay-home stock” tailwind they were in during the first six months of the pandemic.
What does this volatility indicate?
Conceivably, the jagged rises and drops in stock prices could correlate with ever-changing, unpredictable changes in COVID-19 community rules and future forecasts. If nothing is certain — including income, school schedules, or vaccine rollout — it’s hard to invest heavily in long-term improvement projects.
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Tim Allen offered a fun surprise for fans of Home Improvement on a recent episode of his current show, Last Man Standing.
After reprising his role as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, fans are wondering if this means more new Home Improvement content is in the works.
Home Improvement fans have not let their enthusiasm for the show wane after all these years—what can we say, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor holds a special place in our hearts! So naturally when Tim Allen brought his Home Improvement character back to life on his current show, FOX’s Last Man Standing, he sparked quite the commotion among fans of both series.
Fans were quick to express their love for “The Tool Man,” and many were begging for more appearances in the future. Even though FOX announced Last Man Standing
Now, as he’s gearing up to say goodbye to his Mike Baxter character on Last Man Standing after nine seasons, the 67-year-old actor exclusively opened up to Us Weekly with 25 things you might not know about him. Read on to learn more about Allen, including what his favorite Home Improvement episode is, his go-to hobbies and more.
1. The book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance [by Robert M. Pirsig] changed my life. I love motorcycles.
2. Women were a strong influence in my life when I was growing up.
The home-improvement industry has been surging as the coronavirus pandemic has forced so many people to spend more time at home. Not only are they noticing more projects that need to be done, but since the home now needs to be an office, a school, and an entertainment center, they need to upgrade or overhaul existing spaces. On top of all that, data shows that more families are deciding to move out of cities and into suburbs — which means out of apartments and into houses.
While the changes in consumer behavior during the pandemic were good for the home-improvement industry overall, some companies are better equipped to take advantage than others. Here is why Home Depot (NYSE:HD) is a better way to invest in this change than Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW).
The outlook is bright for both Home Depot and Lowe’s,
Tim Allen reprised his Home Improvement character, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, during Thursday night’s Last Man Standing. Fans of both series celebrated the crossover, which also hinted at a potential reboot.
The premise of the episode was that Tim wanted to meet Mike Baxter, Allen’s other character, because he heard they look so much alike. Tim helped Mike with a broken garbage disposal, and of course hilarity ensued.
While much of the episode was fun, there were a few tender moments. The most touching moment was when Tim talked about how much he missed his old neighbor, Wilson Wilson Jr. Wilson was played by Earl Hindman, who died in 2003.
One of the biggest surprises from the episode was the hint of a reboot. In fact, in one scene Mike tells Tim, “You might want to think of rebooting that Tool Time.” The suggestive dialogue led to