When ‘Home Improvement’ debuted in 1991, it instantly became a smash hit — its first season was fifth within the Nielsen rankings, and it remained a prime 10 series for everything of its eight-season run. Following his Residence Enchancment days he had small roles and appearances on shows such as Boston Public, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars and Smallville while his final credited position was in 2009 as Thor within the TELEVISION film Thor: Hammer of the Gods.
The episode additionally featured another nod to Residence Enchancment: Baxter talks to his neighbor, Chuck Larabee, from reverse sides of the fence, obstructing the view of the latter’s face, identical to Taylor and neighbor Wilson W. Wilson’s earnest chats.
Seasonal Nielsen Rankings (based mostly on average whole viewers per episode) of Residence Improvement on ABC 20 The sequence finale became the fifth highest-rated collection finale tv program of the Nineties and the ninth overall series finale ever introduced on a single network in tv history, watched by 35.5 percent of the households sampled in America, and 21.6 percent of television viewers.
Tim Allen , Richard Karn , Casey Sander , and Debbe Dunning had a reunion in a tv explicit named Tim Allen Presents: A Consumer’s Guide to Residence Improvement in 2003 (a terminally sick Earl Hindman did voice-overs, befitting his by no means-seen persona of Wilson).
Earlier than playing the Taylor’s beloved neighbor Wilson – whose face we by no means saw – the actor was identified for villainous roles, due to parts in two 1974 films, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and The Parallax View, and for part as Bob Reid on the soap Ryan’s Hope between 1975 and 1989.