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Richard Karn’s Role on ‘Home Improvement’ Started Out as a Guest Spot

Richard Karn is probably best known for playing Tim Allen’s sidekick on the 1990s hit sitcom, Home Improvement. Karn appeared as Al Borland on 203 episodes of the series and managed to amass quite a fan base from it. In the end, Kahn’s character, Al Borland appeared in every single episode of the series, except for one. His role, however, was supposed to be much smaller. If things had worked out how the producers intended, Karn would have only appeared in the first few episodes of Home Improvement.

Richard Karn was only supposed to  be a stand-in

Karn’s entire life changed thanks to a traffic ticket and another actor’s previous engagement. According to Collider, Karn found himself sitting in traffic school after running a stop sign. As is often the case in Hollywood, the room was filled with other people in the entertainment industry. One of those people

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