The very best home improvement shows on television, ranked from best to worst. Over a year ago, there was a Internet-bred rumor circulating that the 18-year-old Pennsylvania-born, California-bred actor, who played Tim Allen’s son on the sitcom Home Improvement from 1991-98, was gay and coming out as such right here in these pages.
As such, any call for a real Home Improvement reunion, often tossed out by interviewers who have run out of other things to talk about, are usually met with tepid, vague assurances that things are aligning” —or in Richardson’s case, with protests that Hindman’s death in 2003 means there can never be a reunion , technically.
Last Man Standing has always nodded at Tim Allen’s former comedy in its format and style It’s fun that the comedy can get away with nodding at the nineties sitcom that inspired it without being too ridiculous about it. And it’s equally exciting that the old Home Improvement gang is willing to pop up and help the new sitcom to thrive.
Tim Allen , Richard Karn , Casey Sander , and Debbe Dunning had a reunion in a television special named Tim Allen Presents: A User’s Guide to Home Improvement in 2003 (a terminally ill Earl Hindman did voice-overs, befitting his never-seen persona of Wilson).
The male and female gender roles and stereotypes go on and on. Almost every character on the show was able to add to the comedic chemistry despite most of them falling into the traditional gender stereotype, asides from feminine/emotional Al Borland and oddball Wilson Wilson.