The new episode of Previous Person Standing referred to as “Twin Time” observed the comeback of Tim “The Toolman” Taylor from Household Improvement, with sequence star Tim Allen participating in both equally roles with some visual outcomes magic. With Taylor conference Allen’s other part Mike Baxter, it marked the very first on-display screen physical appearance of the common sitcom character in about 20 a long time. So how did it all occur collectively?

The crossover kicks off when Mike’s spouse Vanessa (Nancy Travis) hires a handyman from Binford to repair their damaged garbage disposal. Mike himself is battling with his newest vlog for his web page, which is creating him to procrastinate on repairing the disposal himself he refuses to hire someone else to do a man’s work, nevertheless his writer’s block is preventing him from performing it himself.

Just as he’s coming up with an notion that includes absolutely everyone currently being a “snowflake,” Vanessa reveals Binford’s operator made a decision to choose the work himself for the reason that of how identical the two seem. The fellas bond in excess of some playful ribbing, which include Taylor’s trademark grunting that Mike finds aggravating.

Right after a minimal argument and a Home Improvement simply call again to the neighborly conversations with Wilson, the two uncover some prevalent floor. Tim reveals Wilson handed away, and Mike invitations him to dangle out at his shop and fulfill his co-employees.

Allen formerly joked about Tim Taylor’s reappearance many years following past showing on display screen, describing that the character has because moved on from his function as a Television host.

“It seemed bizarre and set on and phony, but the way it’s taken care of — it is self-mindful. It’s a minute where by we break the fourth wall to him,” Allen explained to Us Weekly. “The grunting was component of his offer and he type of cops to that. He’s gotten aged and he’s moved on. He no for a longer time does Device Time. I do not want to give also substantially absent, but it’s truly very intelligent….He’s in Colorado for some assembly — Binford Applications is everywhere you go — and he notices a male that looks just like him. He suggests, ‘You know, people today have told me I search like you!’ And of course, we engage in with that for quite a bit.”

Last Gentleman Standing showrunner Kevin Abbott explained to TheWrap how and why they were being equipped to get the Home Enhancement crossover. At 1st it came down to convincing Allen after request for a significant party from the community executives.

“I want to make sure that he preferred to engage in it — which he did, he completely embraced the notion, with the proviso that we would honor that character, not make fun of him or something, which we would under no circumstances do,” claimed Abbott. “I really appreciated Property Improvement and Matt Williams and David McFadzean and Carmen Finestra, who established Dwelling Advancement, had been actually form and generous in allowing for us to use the character and sure iconic symbols from the show and bits. So we ended up going to bend about backward to not give them any reason to regret letting us to do that.”

New episodes of Previous Person Standing are airing on Thursdays at 9:30pm ET on FOX.