Fox sitcom Past Guy Standing showcased a double dose of Tim Allen this 7 days, who played two different people in an eye-popping Household Enhancement crossover.

Allen (also famed for portraying Scott Calvin in The Santa Clause franchise) reprised his character Tim ‘The Software Man’ Taylor opposite Mike Baxter, who he’s been taking part in for almost a ten years now.

Baxter’s wife Vanessa hired the Do it yourself specialist to manage a list of home repairs, in advance of he and Mike lastly came face-to-face for a bizarrely meta discussion.

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Chatting to TVLine, Previous Person Standing showrunner Kevin Abbott opened up on this most unanticipated of crossovers.

“We had previously damaged the to start with 7 episodes when Fox, as they generally do, questioned, ‘Hey, is there some significant function, or some thing grabby you can have as your premiere?’ And I just loathe those people,” he recalled.

“I have a tendency to imagine of our show as a modest present, you know? We explain to small tales – so, by definition, a thing big and stunty seriously doesn’t occur on our show.

“It was [writer] Jon Haller who explained, ‘We’ve had a lot of the Residence Enhancement people on, and the only main character we have not experienced is Tim Taylor,’ and I went, ‘That’s outstanding.'”

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Further together, the sequence boss highlighted Allen’s input for the episode’s tribute to late co-star Earl Hindman, who performed neighbour Wilson.

“It was attention-grabbing, mainly because the whole episode moved Tim. He was influenced by it. He mentioned to me, ‘You captured some of the factors that we are all likely by way of, which is hunting at our run listed here, transferring on, and recognising how superior points have been…’

“I assume he introduced a ton of particular emotion [to the episode], and it was seriously pretty powerful.”

Past Gentleman Standing airs on Fox in the US.

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