In the episode, titled “Twin Time,” Mike Baxter (Allen) has a tete-a-tete with Tim Taylor (also performed by Allen), a household repairman who could be his twin. The Instrument Male brings up Wilson, his previous neighbor who only confirmed fifty percent his facial area peeking above the wood fence that divided their attributes for the duration of their numerous backyard discussions.
Wilson was portrayed by Earl Hindman across 202 Household Advancement episodes that aired between 1991 and 1999. The actor died of lung cancer in 2003, at 61.
In the unique clip higher than, Mike asks Tim, “Who was Wilson?”
“A person of my neighbors, basically,” Tim replies. “For a lot of, quite a few yrs, I shared a large amount of stuff with him. He handed away.” He afterwards adds, “I miss out on Wilson. I overlook a good deal of stuff.”
Allen tells EW of the tribute, “Earl meant the globe to me and everybody at Residence Improvement. It was an organic second to settle on, each on the established and in our hearts.”
Fox declared in Oct that the ninth season of Past Guy Standing, which kicked off Jan. 3, would be its previous. The year premiere released a collection of time jumps that observed Mike and his wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis), with two new grandchildren, and also coping with possessing their center daughter, Mandy (Molly McCook), and her spouse, Kyle (Christoph Sanders), dwelling with them.
“Twin Time” will air tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.