Does every person know what time it is? Tim Allen unquestionably does. In the closing time of Last Male Standing, Fox is pulling out all the stops — such as reuniting Allen, 67, with 1 of the most renowned people he’s ever played, Tim “The Toolman” Taylor from Residence Improvement.

In the 1st promo for season 9, Mike Baxter comes facial area-to-face with Tim Taylor, a thing Allen hardly ever considered would be attainable. In reality, he instructed the writers, “Good luck,” when pitched the plan.

“There are some intricate relationships between Disney and Property Enhancement from way back when, and most of that is not community and not genuinely valid,” Allen advised Us Weekly solely. “So, it was a blessing. I was stunned and joyful that every person labored together and permit us do it.”

Tim Allen Shares How It Felt Reprise Tim Toolman
Tim Allen as Tim the Toolman and Tim Allen as Mike Baxter. FOX

When it was time to get on the character, who he last played in the 1999 finale, it wasn’t as straightforward as the comedian believed it’d be.

“I didn’t even consider about what it’d be like playing a character that I developed from my stage act 20 a long time in the past. I like comedy laid on top rated of drama or drama laid on prime of comedy,” he informed Us, including that filming those people scenes were being the to start with they did with no a studio viewers thanks to the coronavirus protocols. “It received incredibly scary. No studio viewers, all masks, and every thing. On major of all that COVID things, we have to do our careers. It was not quick to disconnect from the uncomfortable, the sadness of what COVID’s performed to all of us. Now we’re again building jokes. It was complicated for me to perform individuals two characters and offer it — as an actor and also as a creator. Ultimately, it’s very intelligent what they did. It’s very warm and entertaining.”

Outside the house of the pandemic, it also felt bizarre for Allen to be reprising the Toolman and bringing back again the grunt again.

“It appeared unusual and place on and phony, but the way it is managed — it’s self-knowledgeable. It’s a second exactly where we crack the fourth wall to him,” the Santa Clause star said. “The grunting was portion of his deal and he type of cops to that. He’s gotten aged and he’s moved on. He no lengthier does Instrument Time. I really do not want to give as well much away, but it is truly rather clever.”

The Never Stand Far too Shut to a Naked Man creator added that the Toolman has “moved on with his life” and now is effective for Binford Instruments.

“He’s in Colorado for some assembly — Binford instruments is everywhere you go — and he notices a guy that seems just like him,” he teased. “He claims, ‘You know, people have instructed me I search like you!’ And certainly, we perform with that for very a little bit.”

Previous Man Standing returns with its final season on Fox Sunday, January 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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