Tim Allen has been a fixture in American households for decades. From his role as Tim the Tool Man Taylor in Home Improvement to Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies and Mike Baxter in Last Man Standing, he never stops making his fans laugh. In a more recent interview on the topic of a home improvement revival, Allen suggested that it would be best to do a one-time special. In recent years, several sitcoms from the 90s have returned as limited series with a set number of episodes, so Home Improvement could follow this route.
But that wouldn't be very respectful of Patricia Richardson's Jill Taylor, or the characters' children, played by Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Taran Noah Smith, and it wouldn't give fans the family dynamic that made Home Improvement work so well. Karn, who played Al Borland opposite Allen's Tim Taylor on the serial home improvement program Tool Time, was more succinct about his enthusiasm for a new and improved series. Still, Tim doesn't go unnoticed that a return of Home Improvement might require a bit of finesse, as there are some similarities between him and Last Man Standing. A one-time home improvement revival may not be what everyone has in mind, but it would be great to see what Tim Taylor and his family are doing today.
In the episode titled Dual Time, the famous characters finally met after Mike's wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis), hired a home improvement repairman and the two men looked eerily similar. With the success of Roseanne's rebirth series and now, The Conners, Home Improvement could be a perfect fit. A home improvement revival could come to televisions in the near future, but it won't be like the other revivals out there. Fortunately, the audience was able to witness a truly crazy crossing when Allen did a double task in bringing Tim Taylor from Home Improvement to the Last Man Standing universe.
I liked how they worked in the commercial transition to home improvement style, where the current scene (this case Baxter's house) deconstructs and collapses. However, with the show about to celebrate a major milestone, this Last Man Standing cameo could be acting as a backdoor pilot for a future Home Improvement reboot. It was bittersweet for Home Improvement fans to see their favorite handyman back on the small screen, while loyal Last Man Standing viewers were reminded that the prized sitcom is coming to an end. Home Improvement ran from 1991 to 1999 and starred Tim as the hilarious TV host and father of three children.
After Tim Allen tied Last Man Standing in the Home Improvement universe on Thursday's episode, fans of the comedian's first comedy began dreaming of a rebirth.