Supporting the Troops
Not only did Tim Allen like to support the schools in his hometown, he also liked to support the troops. There happens to be a big connection to the Navy in “Home Improvement.” Patricia Richardson, for one, was the daughter of a Navy veteran. Allen even invited a number of Navy servicemen to a rehearsal of the show, letting them see a part of production that most fans never got to witness.
But Allen’s support of the Navy didn’t end there. He once surprised a mother and her two kids by inviting them to a live taping of a Christmas episode of “Last Man Standing,” where her husband, who’s a Naval officer, was waiting behind the scenes to greet them after having been deployed overseas.