‘Last Man Standing': Mike Tries to Explain Football to Foreign Exchange Student, Fails Miserably (Exclusive Video)

“Mr. Baxter, does it help your team when you wear their blouses?” Erm, it’s actually a Denver Broncos jersey

Last Updated: January 11, 2019 @ 10:25 AM

On Friday’s new “Last Man Standing,” Mike Baxter is trying to bond with his family’s foreign exchange student, Jen — and immediately fumbles.

In a sneak peek from Episode 711, called “Common Ground,” which is exclusive to TheWrap, Mike (Tim Allen) and his daughter Eve (guest star Kaitlyn Dever) sit down to watch a game of American football with Jen (guest star Krista Marie Yu). Now, Mike is all too excited to answer any question Jen might have about the sport — until she starts inquiring about things he himself can’t make heads or tail of.

“Why do they wear those face masks? Is it so they don’t bite each other?” Yeah, Mike doesn’t know. Hmm, they seem to be using their hands more than their feet — why isn’t it call handball? He honestly has no idea.

The real kicker is when Jen asks Mike, “Mr. Baxter, does it help your team when you wear their blouses?” while gesturing at his Denver Broncos jersey. Not this year Jen, there’s no helping the Broncos now.

Here’s the official description for tonight’s episode: Mike struggles to find common ground with Jen, the Baxter’s new foreign exchange student, fearing she is being too polite with him. Meanwhile, Kyle and Chuck mess with Ed’s ancestry results.

Watch the exclusive clip above.

“Last Man Standing” airs Fridays at 8/7c on on FOX.