A TV show centered around macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 nominations. See more awards »
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 Jim (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Cheryl (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Andy (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Ruby (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Gracie (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Dana (165 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Kyle (102 episodes, 2004-2009)
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A TV show centered around macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.

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Roll over and play dad. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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3 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Trivia

For the first time, early in season five, one principal character had finally gotten a surname. Dana (Kimberly Williams) married Dr. Ryan Gibson (Mitch Rouse), and became Dana Gibson. The rest of the principal characters still had no surname. See more »

Goofs

The series is set in Chicago, and in the one episode, Jim buys the cemetery plot next to Bronko Nagurski's grave. Bronko Nagurski is buried in International Falls, Minnesota. See more »

Quotes

Dana: [to Cheryl] If your gonna cry for anyone, cry for me. I'm the one who's gonna have to babysit a fourth kid for free one day.
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Referenced in The Ron Clark Story (2006) See more »

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1 April 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I have watched this from its beginning and I find myself always wanting to watch when it's on. For me, it has a lot to do with the actors on it. I'm so glad Courtney Thorn Smith decided to do ATJ, because it shows a snugly, sweet, Earth Mother side of her that's really appealing. Kimberly Williams is very believable and refreshing as her Single Career Woman With Angst sister. Larry Joe (forgot his last name) is funny and sympathetic and happily helpless as her brother.

Lastly I mention Jim Belushi. He is just fab in his part as Courtney's hubby. It's both scary and exhilerating to watch him. It's like seeing John Belushi but all grown up and, well, normal (mentally). For years now, I've watched Jim and seen only John. Now, thanks to this show, I am finally seeing Jim for Jim. He is pure funny, great timing, great sincerity, and he knows how to be serious when it calls for it. Great dimension for a character who started out as little more than just a caricature. I've been delightfully amazed. He's quite good in this particular role (you know, like Ackroyd is just excellent as the balding Southern good ole boy of both Driving Miss Daisy and My Girl), and I hope this sitcom makes it for a few years so I can keep on enjoying it.

Courtney knows how to hold her own and then some against Jim. They walk the thin line between being the Bundies and the Bunkers and the Buchmans. Their chemistry is very on-target. Everyone's is, actually.

The arguments are quite believable. Good writing. I like the running joke about expanding vocabulary.

This show isn't Seinfeld or Cheers, but it is a solidly written comical commentary on married family life. Couples can watch together and both enjoy it, neither gender is spared, both are poked fun at and both are strongly represented. I agree with the previous post that if you dislike Belushi, you probably won't like it. Ditto for C.T.-S., although she might surprise you.

If you do decide to check it out, give it 3 chances. I didn't warm up to it til after that many episodes, and now I'm glad I gave it a chance. It's a nice change from Reality Everything.


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