Tim Allen will be pulling double duty on Thursday’s episode of the ninth and closing period of “Last Man Standing,” playing equally the Fox comedy’s lead character, Mike Baxter, and reprising his legendary role of Tim Taylor from ABC’s “Home Improvement.” And TheWrap has the distinctive sneak peek at the initial meeting among Allen’s two change egos.

In the clip above, you’ll see Mike come encounter to deal with with the Resource Guy, as the two realize how “bizarre” and “freaky” it is that they glimpse so alike. Well… Mike suggests they glimpse particularly alike, besides Tim’s hair “is a minimal grayer,” although Tim agrees the resemblance is strong, but Mike wants to dye his hair. Yeah, they aren’t precisely hitting it off proper absent — but Vanessa will get the major kick out of their equivalent appearances.

When she leaves the boys by yourself, Tim begins to reveal why he, a Detroit native, is more than in Colorado — and why he’s choosing up a handyman gig at the Baxters’ house. He tells Tim he heard about his lookalike, and when he was out west examining on 1 of the franchises for Binford Applications — the business that sponsored his “Tool Time” clearly show, in which he’s considering the fact that moved up to a company gig — he just experienced to arrive meet up with the “Outdoor Man” vlogger.

“Well you are fortunate, for the reason that I do not employ the service of a lot of handymen. I’m very good with tools myself,” Mike suggests.

“And still in this article I am,” Tim jokes. “I was very famous myself — I had this Tv exhibit for 8 yrs termed ‘Tool Time.”

“And nevertheless below you are,” Mike quips.

When Tim goes on to do his “Tool Man” voice, Mike phone calls it “annoying.” It’s attainable these two will not get along immediately after all.

Here’s the description for tonight’s episode, titled “Dual Time,” courtesy of Fox: “The Baxters see double when Vanessa hires a property improvement repairman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mike. In the meantime, Kyle and Ryan defend their favorite comedian guide author to Mandy and Kristen, and Mike struggles with an thought for his Out of doors Guy 10th Anniversary vlog.”

“Last Gentleman Standing” airs Thursday, Jan. 7 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox.