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Tim Allen Offers Daily Reminder That You ‘Make a Difference’

by Samantha Whidden
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On Tuesday (November 23rd), Last Man Standing star Tim Allen takes to Twitter to offer a daily reminder that his followers should try to make a difference. 

In his latest tweet, Tim Allen uses a quote from American philosopher, historian, and psychologist, William James. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

The inspiration quote comes just days after Tim Allen sent out a touching tribute to his former The Santa Clause co-star Art LaFleur, who recently passed away at the age of 78. “The Molinator Art LaFleur passed last Wednesday. This man [was] a kind and gifted actor, husband, and father. Peace to you our beloved tooth fairy. And prayers to your family.”

Tim Allen starred alongside LaFleur in both The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3. LaFleur played the Tooth Fairy. The late actor also made an appearance on Allen’s hit sitcom Home Improvement in 1991. 

Tim Allen Reveals the Original ‘Santa Clause’ Script Was Actually ‘A Little Darker’ 

In a 2018 interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Tim Allen shared details about his famous 1994 Christmas film The Santa Clause and how the original script did not match up with the finished product. 

While chatting about the film, Tim Allen stated that The Santa Clause was actually supposed to be a little darker. “The original Santa Clause is a little darker, written by two comedians. And I actually shot and killed Santa in the original [script]. [Santa] fell off the roof because I thought he was a burglar.”

Tim Allen then revealed that Santa gave him the Clause card. “The whole movie starts. The kid actually starts, ‘You just killed Santa.’ And I said, ‘He shouldn’t have been on the roof when he wasn’t invited.’”

While explaining why the script was quickly changed, Tim Allen stated that Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was the head of Disney at the time told him they couldn’t start a Disney movie with him killing Santa. “I’m a comedian – why not? It’s funny,” Allen declared. He then called out Disney by noting, “You kill all the parents in all your other movies!”

Tim Allen goes on to jokingly admit that he thinks he is literally the last guy in the world who should be Disney. “Because I don’t like kids all that much. I’m not going to hurt them. I don’t say inappropriate stuff. Just don’t like them.”

Tim Allen continued to play Santa in The Santa Clause sequels. Those who starred alongside Allen in the films included LaFleur, Eric Lloyd, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Judge Reinhold, and Spencer Breslin. The Santa Clause 2 premiered nearly a decade after the original film in 2002. And The Santa 3 premiered in 2006.