A television show centered around a 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
...  Gracie 182 episodes, 2001-2009
...  Dana 165 episodes, 2001-2009
...  Kyle 102 episodes, 2004-2009
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A television show centered around a 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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Jim's band in the series is the real-life House Of Blues band The Sacred Hearts, of which Jim is often lead singer. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andy: [telling Jim that he's found the bird they didn't want to find] Jim! B-I-R-D A-T S-I-X O-'-C-L-O-C-K!
Jim: [confused] ... You want to have sex with a clock?
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Referenced in RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2009) See more »

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Selfish deadbeats aren't funny
28 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

All the funny things happening in this sitcom is based on the main character Jim being either a bad father, a bad husband or generally just enormously selfish. How can that be funny? Of course a character in a sitcom has to be flawed, but Jim's character is flawed in an extremely unsympathetic manner.

And why it that? My guess is that it's because "he should now better". Jim's not a stupid guy, he can take care of things and he's got the opportunities to do so. But he chooses not to. It's a conscious choice he makes, when he chooses to not play with his kids, not go shopping because he doesn't want to buy "lady products" and it's a choice he makes, when he puts down his relatives.

The other characters seems to only be in the series so Jim can have someone to be a jerk to. If the Cheryl character was a real person, she would have left him years ago, and not stay with the deadbeat for 8 years. But alas, she's just a catalyst for Jim's quirky middle-class extreme selfishness.


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