In case you missed it, Tim faced widespread criticism earlier this week after his previous Home improvement costar Pamela Anderson recalled an allegedly disturbing incident that took place on set.
Pamela, who was 23 at the time, claimed in her forthcoming memoir titled Dear Pamelathat Tim flashed his penis at her on her very 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 robe,” Pamela wrote in an excerpt obtained by Variety ahead of the book’s Jan. 31 release.
“He opened his robe and gave me a quick flash – completely naked underneath,” she claimed.
At the time, Pamela was known as a Playboy model with her appearance on ABC’s Home improvement be her first acting gig. She went on to claim that Tim said he had flashed her because he wanted to get “even” as he had seen her naked before.
“He said it was only fair because he had seen me naked. “Now we’re even.” I laughed uncomfortably,” she claimed.
Tim vehemently denied Pamela’s claim, telling Variety: “No, that never happened. I would never do something like that.”
Days later, Pamela offered more insight into the alleged incident, telling Vanity Fair that she found it all “surreal and uncomfortable.”
“This true story is just one of many surreal and uncomfortable situations I’ve learned to navigate,” she said. “My book goes into how it made me feel over the course of my life and in this case my career. I have no ill will towards Tim. But like the rest, it should never have happened.”
“It was the first of many bizarre encounters where people felt they knew me enough to make fools of themselves,” she adds in her memoir, according to Vanity Fair.
Pamela was met with a number of supportive messages from fans after making the claim, with many people rightly pointing out that women weren’t able to comfortably speak out about such incidents back in the 90s when Home improvement aired.
Now, not long after Pamela’s claim came out, an old clip of Tim flashed another one of them Home improvement costars – albeit under different circumstances – have reappeared online.
The blooper in question features actress Patricia Richardson, who portrayed Tim’s wife on the show.
When Patricia’s character tells Tim’s that he looks “really sexy” in a kilt, she appears visibly shocked when he suddenly lifts his kilt and positions himself towards her, causing the live studio audience to burst into fits of laughter.
Speaking about the chicks with TMZ this week, Patricia, now 71, clarified that Tim was “well dressed underneath,” explaining that she was “shocked that he lifted the kilt, not by a man in boxer shorts.”
Of course, it is important to note that this exchange differs widely from Pamela’s, med Baywatch star after claiming that Tim was completely naked — not to mention that it allegedly took place backstage, and not in front of a live studio audience.
But nonetheless, several fans couldn’t help but question Tim’s actions when they reacted to the resurfaced clip of him and Patricia.
“Terrible!!!” wrote a person. “He’s obviously not a Buzz Lightyear and more a Woody. I think Pamela Anderson, said another.
One person pointed out the difference between the two events, tweeting: “Flipping up a kilt he’s wearing with boxers underneath while the cameras are rolling is different than flashing his penis at someone. At least I THINK PAMELA!”
Meanwhile, others urged Tim to apologize to both Pamela and Patricia. “I believe Pamela Anderson. He owes her and Patricia Richardson a public apology,” read one tweet.