A TV show centered around macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.
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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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Live dangerously. Start a family. See more »

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

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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 »

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Jim: [under his breath] That's the great thing about you, honey... you remember every freakin' thing I say.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.151 (2009) See more »

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US Sitcom Form A1
8 May 2014 | by (Orebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

What is there to say about this series that hasn't already been said. Its stereotypical acting, about stereotypical characters that don't know whether to be offensive och plain vanilla.

Its one of those sitcoms that doesn't try to evolve. Doesn't try to change up things. It uses cliché after cliché, ordinarily made jokes and a story that dulls the mind.

A series revolving around an macho-stupid husband, his nice clean wife and his predictable best friend that off course is an bigger idiot then the main character.

In comparison to other Sitcoms i still find it hard to understand why a sitcom as this one can survive so long as it did. Better sitcoms have lasted for shorter time. As an non-American this show almost seems like an American attempt in showing everyday life.

Now fortunanly several other shows show the great diversity in American life. And im thankful that that diversity is there. Because if this show was the only show coming from America, i'd be rather scared.

Thank god for series like; Seinfeld, Louie, Big Bang Theory, Frasier among others...

Skip this one...


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