The Police got back together, Van Halen got back together, Martin & Lewis repaired their rift, The Pixies reunited, but apparently, none of those people faced a greater lasting animosity than Jonathan Taylor Thomas and the cast of Home Improvement.
If you’ve seen the Home Improvement True Hollywood Story a half-dozen times, as all living humans have, you’ll recall that JTT left the show midway through the 8th season when the Randy character “went to Costa Rica,” but because of movie obligations, JTT also declined to appear in the show’s series finale the following year.
Flash forward to the 2009 TV Land Awards — notice which cast member is suspiciously absent from the Home Improvement reunion:
Three letters: J.T.Thomas. (And Wilson, who passed away)
Was he still busy shooting a movie? Perhaps a remake of Man of the House with himself in the Chevy Chase role and Ace Ventura Jr. kid playing the kid? Or is the rift between JTT and the Home Improvement cast simply too deep?
What I’m saying is, could someone please get to work on updating the True Hollywood Story??