In case you missed it, Tim faced a lot of criticism earlier this week after his ex Home Improvement costar Pamela Anderson recalled an allegedly disturbing incident that occurred on set.
Pamela, who was 23 years old at the time, claimed in her next novel, titled Love, Pamelathat Tim flashed his penis on his first day on set.
“On the first day of filming, I came out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his costume,” Pamela wrote in an excerpt obtained by Variety ahead of the book’s Jan. 31 release.
“She opened her dress and flashed me quickly – completely naked on the bottom,” she claimed.
At the time, Pamela was well known as a Playboy model, and her appearances on ABC Home Improvement being his first acting gig. She went on to claim that Tim said he flashed her because he wanted to get “straight,” given that he had seen her naked.
“He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. ‘Now we are all right.’ I laughed uncomfortably,” he claimed.
Tim vehemently denied Pamela’s claims, telling Variety: “No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing.”
Days later, Pamela shed some more light on the alleged incident, telling Vanity Fair that she found the whole thing “real and wrong.”
“This true story is just one of many unreal and unpleasant situations I learned to deal with,” he said. “My book describes how it made me feel in my life and, in this case, my work. I have no ill will against Tim. But like others, it should never have happened.”
“It was the first of many wonderful moments where people felt they knew me well enough to make complete fools of me,” he adds in his memoir, according to Vanity Fair.
Pamela was met with messages of support from fans after making the claims, with many saying that women were not comfortable talking about such incidents in the 1990s. Home Improvement thrown into the air.
Now, not long after Pamela’s allegations came to light, an old clip of Tim is flashing another one of them Home Improvement costars – albeit in a different form – has resurfaced online.
The blooper in question features actress Patricia Richardson, who portrayed Tim’s wife on the show.
When Patricia’s character tells Tim that she looks “so cute” in a dress, she looks shocked as she pulls up her chair and moves closer to him, causing the live studio audience to burst into laughter.
Speaking to the broadcaster with TMZ this week, Patricia, now 71, clarified that Tim was “well dressed down there,” and explained that she was “shocked by him lifting the kilt, not the man in the shorts.”
Of course, it is important to note that this exchange largely differs from Pamela, and Baywatch the star claimed that Tim was completely naked – not to mention that it allegedly happened backstage, and not in front of a live studio audience.
However, several fans could not help but question Tim’s actions when they reacted to the clip of him and Patricia.
“Bad!!!” one person wrote. “He’s definitely not Buzz Lightyear and more Woody. I trust Pamela Anderson,” say another.
Pointing out the difference between the two incidents, one person tweeted, “Throwing a kilt and boxers to the ground while the cameras are rolling is different from flashing someone’s penis. Anyway, I BELIEVE PAMELA!”
Meanwhile, others urged Tim to apologize to both Pamela and Patricia. “I believe in Pamela Anderson. He owes him and Patricia Richardson a public apology,” one tweet read.