In case you missed it, Tim faced public criticism earlier this week after his first performance Home Improvement costar Pamela Anderson recalled a scary incident that happened on set.
Pamela, who was 23 at the time, said in her forthcoming memoir, titled Hello, PamelaTim slipped his pen on her on her first day on set.
“On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his suit,” Pamela wrote in an excerpt obtained by Variety ahead of the release. Book release on January 31st.
“He took off his shirt and quickly pushed me – he was shirtless,” she said.
At the time, Pamela was best known as a Playboy model, with her appearance on ABC Home Improvement it was his first musical performance. She went on to say that Tim said he flashed her because he wanted to get “more,” because he had seen her shirtless before.
“He said it was a good thing, because he saw me without a shirt. ‘Now we are equal.’ I laughed uncomfortably,” he said.
Tim vehemently denied Pamela’s claims, telling Variety: “No, not at all. I would never do that.”
Days later, Pamela gave more insight into what was said, telling Vanity Fair that she found the whole thing “perfect and uncomfortable.”
“This story is truly one of the most surreal and uncomfortable situations I’ve ever learned to navigate,” he said. “My book is about how I felt during my life and, in this case, my career. I have no ill will towards Tim. But like everything else, it shouldn’t have happened.”
“It was the first of many strange encounters where people thought they knew me to make a fool of themselves,” he added in his memoir, for Vanity Fair.
Pamela was met with comments of support from fans after the complaint, with many pointing out that women could not speak freely about events in the ’90s, in the period Home Improvement broadcasted.
Now, not long after Pamela’s comment, an old photo of Tim flashing one of their Home Improvement costars – albeit in different positions – appeared online again.
The blooper in question is about actress Patricia Richardson, who portrays Tim’s wife on the show.
When Patricia’s character tells Tim that she looks “really sexy” in a kilt, she is visibly shocked as she quickly lifts her kilt up and positions herself in front of him. it, prompting laughter from the live studio audience.
Speaking about the blooper with TMZ this week, Patricia, now 71, explained that Tim was “well dressed under there,” and explained that she was “shocked by the lifting the kilt, not the man in the briefcase.”
Of course, it is important to note that this change is very different from Pamela’s, with the Baywatch star said that Tim was very naked – not to mention it was done backstage, not in front of a live studio audience.
However, some fans couldn’t help but question Tim’s actions when they reacted to the new photo of him and Patricia.
“Awesome!!!” one person wrote. “Not sure if he’s a Buzz Lightyear or more of a Woody. I think Pamela Anderson,” according to another.
Pointing out the difference between the two events, one person complained, “Turning on a belt that she’s wearing with boxers underneath while the cameras are rolling is different than flashing someone’s penis. However, I believe in PAMELA!”
Meanwhile, someone urges Tim to apologize to Pamela and Patricia. “I think of Pamela Anderson. She owes her and Patricia Richardson to the public,” said a tweet.