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

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Before the show first aired it was titled "The Dad". 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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Kyle: I want a sponge bath, from a nurse.
Cheryl: What?
Kyle: Uncle Andy says there the best!
Jim: I think sometimes Andy forgets that Kyle's in the back seat.
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Referenced in Cinematic Titanic: Legacy of Blood (2008) 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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