Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Nice 'Tache Tim

For reasons we best not go into, i was looking up details of the American sit-com Home Improvement which starred comedian Tim Allen. 
This led onto reading about the cheeky chappie Tim Allen himself who progressed from Tim 'The Tool-Man' Taylor onto The Santa Clause and voicing Buzz Lightyear but not after narrowly avoiding a life sentence for drug trafficking by turning supergrass on every drug dealer he knew. 
It was late 1978 and Tim Allen was arrested at Kalamazoo International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.4 lb) of cocaine. He subsequently pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years rather than a life imprisonment.
He served 2 years and 4 months and then came out to make films about Santa Clause.
If you had asked me which comedian had spent time in prison for drug trafficking it would have been a long time before i got down to Tim Allen but then i would never have said Rolf Harris would have been arrested for sexual offences so proves what i know.
Oh, also turned out that Pamela Anderson WAS in Home Improvement.

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