Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. He loves to have adventures while he's traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. While Mike is king of the hill at work, he's the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women -- namely his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, 20- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 13-year-old Eve. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted (much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers). As a result of Vanessa's increased work load, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before. Written by
Did You Know?
In one episode, Patricia Richardson
shows up as Mike's neighbor. She mentions how her husband tends to "fix" or "upgrade" things, such as the waffle iron. This is in reference to another show Tim Allen
was on, Home Improvement
(1991), where he would anger his wife (played by Patricia Richardson
) by "fixing" and "upgrading" things around the house. She also mentions that Mike looks like her ex if he let himself go. See more
When the front of the house is shown in an actual scene the front door is in a deep alcove with a window to the left of the door. When the exterior of the house is shown from the street (typically between scenes) the front door is almost flush with the front of the house and no window to the left. See more