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Tim Allen Says It Was ‘Emotional’ to Reprise His Home Improvement Role on Last Man Standing

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Tim Allen is opening up about the emotional experience of reprising his Home Improvement role on Last Man Standing.

During a virtual chat with Entertainment Tonight ahead of the ninth and final season premiere of the Fox series, the 67-year-old actor spoke about how reprising the role was not at all what he expected.

Speaking candidly about playing both Last Man Standing’s Mike Baxter and Home Improvement’s Tim Taylor on the episode that aired Thursday night, the actor called the experience, “weird, creepy… [and] unusual.”

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” Allen said, before sharing that the 2003 death of Earl Hindman — who played Wilson, Allen’s onscreen neighbor in Home Improvement — played a part in heightening his feelings.

“I adored the man and we kind of brought

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Tim Allen admits it was ‘peculiar’ to play ‘Home Improvement’ role on ‘Last Man Standing’

Tim Allen couldn’t believe he got the chance to reprise an old role.

The 67-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight it was “peculiar” to reprise his old “Home Improvement” role of Tim Taylor on an upcoming episode of his current sitcom “Last Man Standing,” where he plays Mike Baxter. 

Allen admitted it was “weird, creepy… [and] unusual” but he was happy he got the chance. 

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” he added. 

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Allen said his emotions largely came from missing his former “Home Improvement” co-star Earl Hindman, who died in 2003. The two co-starred on ABC comedy series from 1991 to 1999 with Hindman playing Allen’s neighbor, Wilson.

“I adored the man and we

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Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Reprising His ‘Home Improvement’ Role on ‘Last Man Standing’ (Exclusive)

Tim Allen‘s return to a past character was not what he expected. ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with Allen and his Last Man Standing co-star, Nancy Travis, ahead of the ninth and final season premiere of their Fox sitcom.

During the chat, Allen opened up about playing both his current role and a past roleHome Improvement‘s Tim Taylor — on an upcoming episode of Last Man Standing, an experience the 67-year-old actor called “weird, creepy… [and] unusual.”

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” Allen admitted, revealing that his emotions came, in large part, because of Earl Hindman’s 2003 death. Allen and Hindman co-starred on Home Improvement from 1991 to 1999, with the later actor playing Wilson, Allen’s onscreen neighbor.

“I adored the man and we kind of

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Tim Allen Reprises Home Improvement Role for Last Man Standing Crossover Episode

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The Last Man Standing and Home Improvement worlds are colliding.

Tim Allen will be reprising his role as Tim Taylor from Home Improvement for a crossover episode of his current show, Last Man Standing, in which he stars as Mike Baxter. In the episode, titled in “Dual Time” and airing on Fox Jan. 7, Allen will play both dads.

The pair meet when Mike’s wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) hires a home improvement repairman who looks strikingly similar to Mike. A clip of their interaction is briefly featured in a trailer for the upcoming season of Last Man Standing.

“They call me the tool man,” Allen as Tim Taylor says to which Allen as Mike Baxter quips that he’s “a little annoying.”

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Home Improvement ran for eight seasons on ABC starting in 1991. Alongside Allen,

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