ABC couldn’t have made a worse decision in canceling Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” last year. Not only was it a bad business move to cancel a show bringing in millions of viewers, it was a move that fans could only see as politically-motivated. Some fans threatened to boycott the network over the move, and to capitalize on the frustration, the conservative-leaning comedy show was later picked up by Fox, and will finally debut on September 28th.
“Last Man Standing” is the only sitcom on television that incorporates conservative views into the show, in a world where liberalism is simply the default. The show uniquely incorporates conservative themes and jabs that have become a rarity in the media. As a result, the show has cultivated a devoted fan base that will surely follow to the new network. The controversy that arose from the show’s initial cancellation also helped boost awareness of the show among other conservatives previously unaware of it.
Allen has also revealed that he’ll identify as an Asian woman in a new episode, mocking the kind of optional reality that social justice warriors engage in, and that there will be another episode which features a favorable view on guns.
Ahead of the shows re-debut, star Tim Allen is opening up more about his personal politics, and President Donald Trump.
According to Fox News, Allen said in a recent interview:
“Politically I’m kind of an anarchist if you see my stand-up. I’m for responsible government that actually does what we pay them to do. I’ve worked different jobs and I’ve had a colorful past and I pay a lot in taxes. I wish we got more for our money. Whatever political party is for more responsible use of our money — that’s all I meant.”
Allen also answered questions about support for Donald Trump – whom he didn’t declare support for in the 2016 presidential election (instead placing his support behind John Kasich):
“…I’ve met [Trump] at [a] charity event years ago, and that certainly doesn’t fit with the man who tweets. I’ve met a lot of people in private whose public persona is a bit off. My perception is ‘let’s see what he gets done.’ Let’s stop banging on the pilot’s door and trying to pull the guy out of his seat while he’s still flying. You might not like how he’s flying the plane but let’s let him land it,” Allen told the outlet. “Do I like him or agree with him? … I don’t know. Somebody got this NAFTA thing done. How did that happen? It’s like a slight of hand with this dude. There’s this smoke and smelly food but over here he just fixed a pothole.”
Check out some classic moments from “Last Man Standing” below:
Hearing such a fair take on Trump is refreshing in the media. When have you ever heard a celebrity admit that while they may disagree with Trump on certain issues, they don’t think the man is evil? I certainly haven’t.