Tim Allen uploaded a poster he found inside an old toolbox that got him “emotional.” The funny man said it’s an ode to those who repair things rather than replace them.
“This poster came in a toolkit I have and it actually got me emotional. Raise a wrench to all those people who don’t talk, they do. Those folks who don’t blame, they engage. When stuff is broken they don’t cry and run…they stay and fix,” the post said.
The photo features sections that read “Repair is better than recycling,” “Repair saves the planet,” and “Repair is a war on entropy.”
His replies are filled with people who enjoy repairing their items too. It’s why he and a former co-star and teaming up again for a show dedicated to that love.
Tim Allen teams up with old pal for History Channel show
Allen recently tweeted a photo with former “Home Improvement” co-star Richard Karn expressing his excitement for a new History Channel show the two will executive producer. The “Toy Story” star and the former “Family Feud” host have created a competition show for History Channel where contestants will repair and restore items around their home. The show is called “Assembly Required.”
“Let’s face it — we’re living in a throwaway society,” Allen said, The Hollywood Reporter reported. “We buy, break, replace … rinse and repeat. Whatever happened to repair and rebuild? There are some people who unfriend, unfollow and dispose of anything that offends, annoys or breaks — so I’ve created a show to remind people of the satisfaction and pride that comes from rebuilding something on their own. And who better to join me than my buddy from the old Tool Time days – Richard Karn! Now we’re talking More Power! Albert Einstein once said, ‘I’m not a genius, I’m just passionately curious.’ Well, let’s get curious! Even a chimpanzee would at least show interest, right? Wait — I think I just came up with another idea for the show.”
Allen currently stars in the Fox show “Last Man Standing.” The show will begin its ninth season in 2021.