Tim Allen Bemoans Nanny State, King Obama in 'Last Man Standing'

December 11th, 2015 9:40 PM

Your Friday night funny: Tim Allen, as Mike Baxter in the ABC comedy Last Man Standing, gets in hits at the Nanny State and King Obama in this scene from the episode, "Gift of the Wise Man."

Mike is talking to his grandson, Boyd, about his favorite Christmas gift as a kid. He says it was lawn darts - "a lot of scars" - but the nanny state banned them and ruined Christmas. Then, when Mike tells his family, "This is not a democracy," he catches himself and realizes he sounds like our wonderful freedom loving president. HA!

-Mike: They don't sell them anymore. You can't find them. The nanny state made them illegal. 

-Boyd: Stupid nanny state ruined Christmas.

-Ryan: Yeah. Oh, holidays with grandpa. MM. 

-Mandy: Do I need to be here for the family meeting? 

-Eve: No, but I get your vote. I'm open to alliances, people, so make your best offer. 

-Mike: Sit! This is not a democracy. Ugh. I started sounding like King Obama there for a minute, didn't I? 

-Mandy: But it would be nice if you looked like him. Imagine how fantastic I'd be if I had inherited that caramel complexion. 

-Mike: Okay. 

Of course, the United States is not a democracy, it is a democratic republic. Not that Obama respects either. King Obama indeed!