A TV show centered around macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.
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Series cast summary:
 Jim (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Cheryl (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Andy (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Ruby (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
Billi Bruno ...
 Gracie (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Dana (165 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Kyle (102 episodes, 2004-2009)


A TV show centered around macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.

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3 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dad  »

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Did You Know?


Dan Aykroyd appeared as a guest star a number of times. Aykroyd often appeared on Saturday Night Live and in a movie as one half of the Blues Brothers, the other half was the late John Belushi, Jim's real-life brother. See more »


The front porch swing at the house. When there is a picture of the front of the house, the swing is parallel with the front of the house. When there is a scene on the front porch/front door area, the porch swing is perpendicular to the house. See more »


Dana: [to Cheryl] You're cake angry. You didn't sound cake angry on the phone.
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Referenced in Castle: Always Buy Retail (2009) See more »

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24 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish I could say that this show was unusual in it's banality,but it is usual in every way.It has the dumb husband,his smarter but boring and conventional wife, along with the idiotic sidekick for "comic" relief-it sorely needs it.Stale predictable jokes, with even more predictable reactions from the laughtrack, punctuate this noxious mental narcotic's nauseatingly unimaginative plot lines to leave me either physically ill, or in a deep sleep more resembling that of an induced coma. But it might be on for a while yet because it gives the average American a personage to which they can truly identify.A "regular" guy just like you and me.I live in the southern U.S, so to me this show is just the opposite of escapism.Down here, that obnoxious character is everywhere, in some form or another.Seeing him on television is brutal overkill.

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