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According to Jim was an American situation comedy, which ran for a half hour, for eight years. Jim Belushi starred as the main character Jim. He had a wife named Cheryl, and three children. Two daughters and a son. By the time of the shows last year, two more children were added to the cast. The comedy was in the interaction between Jim and his wife, his sister-in-law and his brother-in-law. The added comedy was between him and his children. The children who portrayed his kids were very intelligent and talented.

Jim was the kind of man who was brash, but had a soft heart. He was always trying to do things the easy way. He would always try lying to get his way. The lying was usually about his wife. His wife was very intelligent, and would sometimes use her intelligence over Jim, with the usual consequences.

Jim was also an avid sports fan. Every sport that Chicago had, especially the Chicago Cubs, was a favorite of his. His world was wrapped up with his family and sports.

Jim Belushi's comedic talent brought success to the show. His acting history goes back to 1978. So, the acting experience that Jim Belushi had behind him, contributed to his this sitcom's success immensely.

People who have never enjoyed this series, but who are fans of Jim Belushi, will not waste their time checking this one out. The direction, production and acting talents all contributed to the great success of this series. There were hundreds of scenes centered around Jim's interacting with his children. Many times they outsmarted him.

ABC
8 Seasons, 181 Episodes - Canceled
October 3, 2001
Comedy, Drama
6.4/10
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According To Jim Full Episode Guide

  • When Jim chokes on a shrimp puff, he dies and arrives at Heaven's gate. With Jim on trial to prove his selfless acts on earth, best friend Andy is summoned to heaven to defend him. As Jim attempts to prove his good works to God, his sister-in-law, Dana, represents the Devil, arguing that Jim's selfishness should mean a certain trip to hell.

  • It's Cheryl's birthday and Jim decides to buy her a diamond necklace. But in an attempt to save money, he buys the necklace from Andy's unreliable source and soon learns that it was taken off of a dead woman whose ghost now begins to haunt him.

  • Cheryl forces Jim to donate time to charity. His reluctance turns to elation when he's rewarded with a thousand-dollar check for his efforts. Cheryl insists he return the check, but Jim is itching to buy himself somthing frivolous with the money. And to really test Cheryl's integrity, he spends the money on a pricey designer handbag for her.

  • Jim uses his passion for sports to connect with son Kyle. But sports-challenged Kyle identifies more with fellow sci-fi nerd Andy, forcing a reluctant Jim to dress up as a Cyclops at a sci-fi convention in order to win his son back.

  • Jim's bad back has him on prescription pain pills which has him in an altered state and opens up an opportunity for the family to share information which usually would upset him.

  • Jim attempts to look cool in the eyes of Ruby and her friends, until he realizes that he may be undermining Cheryl's authority due to his behavior.

  • Cheryl and her friends make up a group for fathers to spend more times with their sons so they could have some time for themselves, but Jim manages to turn even that situation into a fun time for himself.

  • Andy, desperate to impress Mandy with the perfect birthday gift, turns to Jim for advice. Jim counsels against givivng fancy jewelry, urging Andy instead to give a sentimental gift to win her over. But Andy's recollection of what has meaning to Mandy is way off base, and instead of being pleased with the gift, she thinks he's cheating on her.

  • Jim prepares Kyle for his first "date" with Ruby's slightly older piano teacher, Mandy, whom Andy has fallen for and is secretly dating behind Kyle's back.

  • Jim becomes intrigued by Cheryl's raving about a yoga teacher so he decides to try out the class, only to end up impressed by the teacher. Both Jim and Cheryl end up taking separate private classes to relax from their busy family life.

  • Jim is convinced that an old flame wants to get back with him until he realizes that she wants to hook up with Andy, leaving Jim with a bruised ego.

  • Jim looks forward to a "guys only" weekend with Andy, but when Andy ends up dumped by Emily over a text message and when the guys stumble upon Emily's depressed ex husband, Jim decides to do his best to cheer up the guys and save what's left of their weekend.

  • Christmas Shopping with Jim

  • Jim convinces Andy to propose to his girlfriend, Emily, before he loses her.

  • Jim and his band win a contest

  • Dana, Cheryl's sister and best friend, moves away, leading Cheryl to overload Jim with holiday shopping and decorating ideas. Completely bored with her one-sided conversations, Jim realizes he must find Cheryl a replacement best friend ASAP.

  • When the girls lose a blanket belonging to one of the twins during care of them, Jim gives them extra chores and housework to punish them for it.

  • The Devil come to collect on a deal Jim made with him years ago when he was courting Cheryl - that he would give up his fifth child if the Devil would make Cheryl fall in love with him.

  • Jim is creating a long list of chores for Cheryl to take over from him when she's off bedrest, but Dana tells him that the doctor ordered Cheryl stay in bed until she goes into labor. When Jim runs into Cheryl's gynecologist at the super market and learns that she's actually been told she should be active now, he confronts Cheryl, who admits that going off bedrest could induce labor and she wants to prolong her pregnancy just a bit longer to enjoy Jim and the kids before the twins are born.

  • While a very pregnant Cheryl is on bed rest, she insists on playing her usual game night, a game in which she never loses...and Dana knows why, because Cheryl cheats.

  • Andy feels he may lose Emily after Jim offers to bring her daughter's to a concert with Ruby and Gracie.

  • Jim suggests a tribunal to sort out the kids differences since they keep arguing all the time. But the system comes back to haunt him when the children suggest their parents do the same after Jim and Andy have a dispute.

  • When pregnant Cheryl has memory problems, Jim takes advantage of the situation and builds a "man cave" in their basement instead of a child's room.

  • Jim is forced to host Gracie's doll-themed birthday party while a pregnant Cheryl is on bed rest.

  • While Cheryl is still away in Florida, Jim gives a charity drive all their old baby clothes and furniture. But when Cheryl calls and announces she is pregnant, Jim scrambles to retrieve the belongings.

  • While Cheryl visits, the kids demand all her free time, and a planned rendezvous with Jim at the airport, never quite gets started.

  • Jim reads his daughter's diaries in hopes of discovering why they bicker so much, which informs him that as one daughter is coming of age and the other is jealous because she hadn't done so already.

  • Jim is having trouble playing the role of both parents while Cheryl is out of town, taking care of her mom and reassigns the "mommy' duties to Dana after Ruby tries to talk a little "girl talk" with him.

  • Jim uses the female neighbors to help keep the house clean and care for the kids, while Cheryl is away taking care of her mother.

  • Jim and Cheryl feel an ease of their marital woes after having a food fight. That is, until Andy seeks revenge on Jim for some past pranks played against him by his children.

  • When Cheryl takes a greater interest in general safety and health, Jim feels stifled by her new rules and regulations. Just after Cheryl forces Jim to wear an I.D. badge during his morning jog, Jim is head-butted by a bull on a side road. While Cheryl learns that one can't anticipate every danger out there, Jim realizes that he's willing to do whatever it takes to make his family feel secure.

  • Jim is dismayed to learn that Cheryl has joined a dinner party club. When he grumbles that he'd like to meet the moron who invented women, God suddenly appears to defend himself. If Jim thinks he can do a better job, he's welcome to try. But Jim's new-found power backfires when Cheryl and Dana become crasser versions of himself. Then, when Andy asks God to make men more like women, Jim and Andy are transformed into overly sensitive, girly men.

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