History Series / LastManStanding

29th Jun '16 12:21:00 PM KJMackley
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** Mike and Joe (played by Jay Leno) are a more prominent example. Joe is something of TheThingThatWouldNotLeave and Mike is genuinely annoyed by him, but he doesn't have many friends to talk about cars with and he respects Joe's talents as a mechanic. Enough to hire him on to Outdoor Man to service their vehicles.
16th May '16 11:21:14 AM kquinn0830
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* RunningGag: Whenever Kristin tells Mandy she needs her help with something, Mandy always assumes it's to upgrade Kristin's wardrobe and proceeds to make various insults about it before Kristin tells her it's something else.
13th May '16 12:57:05 PM kquinn0830
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Considered a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Series/HomeImprovement'' due to being an Allen vehicle where he plays similar characters as a father obsessed with preserving and passing down manhood and has a public forum as part of their jobs to share their views on the episode's subject matter. While this show has never been a hit with critics like its predecessor, it has done well enough in the ratings to warrant five seasons and over 100 episodes and is one of the most notable [[AvertedTrope aversions]] of the FridayNightDeathSlot in this age of television.

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Considered a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Series/HomeImprovement'' due to being an Allen vehicle where he plays similar characters as a father obsessed with preserving and passing down manhood and has a public forum as part of their jobs to share their views on the episode's subject matter. While this show has never been a hit with critics like its predecessor, it has done well enough in the ratings to warrant five six seasons and over 100 episodes and is one of the most notable [[AvertedTrope aversions]] of the FridayNightDeathSlot in this age of television.
12th May '16 10:33:35 AM kquinn0830
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* JerkassRealization: "In Back to School", Mike offers to let Kristin and Ryan use his address so Boyd can attend their local elementary school instead of his current inner-city school. Even though Mike raises several good points about why it would be better for him, Kristin refuses to listen and calls him a toxic influence. After Mike leaves, Ryan points out that it really is better for Boyd to switch schools and that the only reason Kristin doesn't agree is that the idea came from her dad. Kristin then realizes that she's been a jerk to her dad and apologizes.
9th May '16 9:25:02 PM rightyo
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although very similar in tone and style to [[SpiritualSuccessor Home Improvement]], having Tim Allen take on the more Archie Bunker-esque role of Mike here oppossed to the more huggable accident-prone man child of Tim Taylor (along with the show's much more more overt and contentious political topicality) make it a mild version of this trope.
8th May '16 9:24:41 PM nombretomado
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* ChristmasEpisode: Just like ''HomeImprovement'', there's been one every season:

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* ChristmasEpisode: Just like ''HomeImprovement'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', there's been one every season:
21st Apr '16 11:03:48 AM kquinn0830
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** [[spoiler: Also, the fact that she got rejected from the school makes little sense since she is a straight A student (except art), a three season athlete, an award winning JROTC participant, had a recommendation from a congressman and the ''Vice President of the United States'', and at the time the episode aired, West Point had launched an initiative to increase the number of female cadets.]]
9th Apr '16 1:58:55 PM kquinn0830
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* EmbarassingTattoo: To prove how cool she is to her daughters, Vanessa decides to get a rose tattoo on her ankle. However, she chickens out in the middle of the session and runs out, leaving just the stem.

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* EmbarassingTattoo: EmbarrassingTattoo: To prove how cool she is to her daughters, Vanessa decides to get a rose tattoo on her ankle. However, she chickens out in the middle of the session and runs out, leaving just the stem.
9th Apr '16 1:58:13 PM kquinn0830
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: During the stinger of "Tattoo" (directed by Tim Allen), after Mike finishes his vlog, we see Allen run off the set to the director's booth and yell cut.


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* EmbarassingTattoo: To prove how cool she is to her daughters, Vanessa decides to get a rose tattoo on her ankle. However, she chickens out in the middle of the session and runs out, leaving just the stem.
22nd Mar '16 7:56:28 PM kquinn0830
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** In "Kyle's Friend" Mandy helps a homeless woman with a makeover to land a job and learns that she got pregnant at 17, which was the same thing that happened to Kristin. In contrast to what happened with Kristin, the woman was kicked out of her parents home and she struggled with alcohol leading to losing custody of her child and being put into foster care. The situation hit home to the Baxter's, and Eve in particular becomes more sympathetic to Mandy's work (previously criticizing her doing charity work for the attention).

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** In "Kyle's Friend" Mandy helps a homeless woman with a makeover to land a job and hoping that doing so will convince her parents to buy her a new car. During the session, she learns that she the woman got pregnant at 17, which was the same thing that happened to Kristin. In contrast to what happened with Kristin, the woman was kicked out of her parents home and she struggled with alcohol leading to losing custody of her child and being put into foster care. The situation hit hits home to the Baxter's, Baxters and Eve in particular becomes they all become more sympathetic to Mandy's work (previously criticizing her doing charity work for the attention).homeless people (especially Mandy and Eve).
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