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(2011–2017)

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In the second season, Galaxy Quest (1999) (starring Tim Allen) was referenced by Kyle (Christoph Sanders) when he said Allen's catchphrase from the movie, "Never give up, never surrender."
Richard Karn ("Al" from Home Improvement (1991)), guest-starred in season two, playing an architect, and Mike's friend. Leaving Mike's office, he bids a goodbye with a "Say hello to your wife and three boys", as a nod to Tim Taylor, Tim Allen's character in Home Improvement (1991), who had three sons. Mike replies with, "Three daughters, I have three daughters." Bill says, "Really. I seem to remember it was three boys." Also, they talk about the last project they worked on, and they both said it seemed to take forever.
In one episode, Patricia Richardson shows up as Mike's neighbor. She mentions how her husband tends to "fix" or "upgrade" things, such as the waffle iron. This is in reference to another show Tim Allen was on, Home Improvement (1991), where he would anger his wife (Patricia Richardson) by "fixing" and "upgrading" things around the house. She also mentions that Mike looks like her ex, if he let himself go.
Although she played the oldest Baxter sister in the first season, Alexandra Krosney is actually one year and seven months younger than Molly Ephraim, who plays the middle sister.
In season three, episode four, "Thanksgiving", Grandpa Bud (Robert Forster) is welcomed by Kristen (Amanda Fuller), and says to her, "You look like an entirely different person." This is a nod to Kristen being re-cast after season one.
In season one, episode fifteen, "House of Spirits", Mike's daughters are watching Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Molly Ephraim (Mandy Baxter) appeared in the movie.
During season five, episode twenty-two, "The Shortcut", when Ryan is returning Mike's toolbox, the manufacturer label is present, and it displays "Binford", which is the tool brand Tim Allen's character in Home Improvement (1991) sold. A "Binford" toolbox appeared in the Toy Story film franchise as well, also starring Tim Allen.
In season five, episode eleven, "Gift of the Wise Man", the girls make up fake stories for a newsletter, and name Mike Baxter as a biker. Later on, he's referred to as "wild hog", which is also a movie where Tim Allen played a biker, Wild Hogs (2007).
In Ed's (Hector Elizondo's) basement, there's three movie posters. The middle one is for Toy Story (1995). Tim Allen (who plays Mike Baxter) starred in it.
Bill Engvall guest-starred as "Reverend Paul" on three episodes. He and Nancy Travis starred in The Bill Engvall Show (2007) together.
The role of Kristin Baxter was played by Alexandra Krosney during the first season. Krosney left the show, and the role was taken over by Amanda Fuller.
Tim Allen's character, Mike Baxter, is an amateur (HAM) radio operator, with a call-sign of KA0XTT. Producer John Amodeo is a ham radio operator, and the ham station used by Mike Baxter, is a working station. Mike's call sign is a joke reference to Tim Allen's former character Tim Taylor (ex Tim Taylor = XTT).
In season one, episode ten, "Last Christmas Standing", Tim Allen says "Me in a Santa suit, I don't think so", referencing his role in The Santa Clause trilogy.
The character of Kristin Baxter was re-cast after the first season. This was because the producers wanted to retool the family dynamic by aging the character and her son.
The exterior of Kristen (Amanda Fuller) and Ryan's (Jordan Masterson's) house is the same house that was used as the Miller's house in Still Standing (2002).
In season five, episode twenty, "Tattoo", one of the tattoo lady's tattoos was the Binford logo. Binford was a tool company from Home Improvement (1991).
In season one, episode twelve, "Moon Over Kenya", Mandy states her full name, "Amanda Elaine Baxter".
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In season one, Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) takes his grandson Boyd trick or treating, while trick or treating, Mike runs into a kid dressed up as Buzz Lightyear, a Toy Story character voiced by Tim Allen, and points out that those are the wrong wings.
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The show was cancelled in May of 2017 without having a series finale. ABC decided not to continue the series.
Hector Elizondo (Ed) was a partner in crime with the late Earl Hindman, in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). Hindman played neighbor "Wilson" on Home Improvement (1991).
This show depicts a complete role reversal from Home Improvement (1991), as Home Improvement (1991) showed Tim in a house with a wife and three sons, this show shows him with a wife and three daughters.
The guitar that Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) plays is a Gibson J200.
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In two separate episodes, an envelope is held up which shows the Baxter family address is: 9504 Dahlia Street, Denver, Colorado 80202. A fictitious street in the downtown area of Denver.
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Robert Foster and Tim Allen play father and son. In real-life, there's only twelve years difference in age between them.
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Series regular Nancy Travis and guest star Jonathan Taylor Thomas both provided voiceover work for the same episode (The Wild Thornberrys: Queen of Denial (2000)) of The Wild Thornberrys (1998).
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In season one, episode twenty, "Animal Wrongs", we can see Mike (Tim Allen) in his garage with tools hanging in the background. One of the tools shown is a polished head framing hammer, most likely a "Hart" brand. During the reign of Home Improvement, Hart, (or perhaps a very similar brand) sold wooden-handled hammers with a "Tim Taylor" signature branded on the handle.
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The fictitious Denver Stand newspaper is the same layout and fonts as the Los Angeles Times.
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While using his amateur radio, the radio displayed a 14mhz frequency. Tim Allen's FCC license, that can be located on the FCC's wireless website, shows that he only holds a Technician license. The 14 MHz frequency is only eligible for General class licenses and above.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In season five, Mandy and Kyle become engaged to be married. Coincidentally, in the pilot, Mike told Kyle to take Mandy on a date. Kyle, mistakenly, asks Kristen out, and they date for most of the first season.
Amanda Fuller was once the lone sister to Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon) on That '70s Show (1998). Danny Masterson (Hyde) was one of the main actors on That '70s Show (1998), whose brother, Jordan Masterson, is the father to Boyd, and Fuller's husband on this show.
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