According to Jim: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 03
2001

Pilot

Jim and Cheryl are the perfect middle class American couple. Happily married, living in a suburban house with two adorable (but loud) little girls and a baby boy, they really c…

2 Oct 10
2001

No Nookie

Jim and Cheryl find their romantic getaway to the Bahamas set to work out perfectly, with Dana babysitting the kids. However, at the last minute, Dana is not able to babysit. I…

3 Oct 17
2001

The Cat Came Back

Cheryl’s 15 year-old cat Mr. Feeney dies and she wants Jim to bury it on the backyard, but Jim desperately wants to go to the Bears game. He sticks the cat in the garage…

4 Oct 24
2001

Anniversary

On Jim and Cheryl’s 10th Anniversary, Jim pays Dana to buy him an anniversary gift to give to Cheryl. However, Dana buys a beautiful and touching charm bracelet, going ov…

5 Oct 31
2001

Unruly Spirits

It’s Halloween, and Cheryl has forbidden Gracie to go trick-or-treating. However, not wanting his daughter to miss out on the fun of the halloween spirit, he sneaks her o…

6 Nov 07
2001

The Crush

Jim sets Dana up with a guy so perfect that even Cheryl falls for him.

7 Nov 14
2001

Cheryl's Old Flame

Jim and Cheryl find themselves wondering if they’ve set too many rules for their household when they find themselves arguing over whether to put a TV in the girls’…

8 Nov 21
2001

The Turkey Bowl

It’s Thanksgiving and Jim and Andy are going bowling. Cheryl doesn’t like the idea very much, so she sends the girls with him. Jim has a perfect game, but just when…

9 Nov 28
2001

Andy's Girlfriend

Andy has a new girlfriend, and Cheryl wants Jim to treat her nicely because not only is she Andy’s first girlfriend sine Carrie, but also Ruby’s piano teacher. Duri…

10 Dec 12
2001

An According to Jiminy Christmas

Cheryl’s mother is coming to visit them for Christmas and wants to stay at their house. Jim and Cheryl, however, prefer that she stayed at a hotel but don’t know ho…

11 Jan 16
2002

The Bad Word

Cheryl leaves Jim in charge of their kids and some other kids who were there to play with the girls during a Bears game. The next day, one of the kids mom calls Cheryl saying h…

12 Jan 23
2002

Model Behavior

Jim and Cheryl agree to let Ruby model for a print ad as a one-time thing, but when the photographer calls her a natural, Jim gets Ruby an agent.

13 Jan 30
2002

The Money

Cheryl decides to go behind Jim’s back and loan Andy $1,000 for a downpayment on a new condo.

14 Feb 13
2002

Blow-Up

When Cheryl has a revealing photo of herself taken as a Valentine gift to Jim, he proudly shows it to all his friends.

15 Feb 27
2002

Racquetball

When Cheryl reminds Jim that she beat him at racquetball years ago, he claims he was only letting her win to gain her affections, so Cheryl challenges him to a no-holds-barred…

16 Mar 06
2002

Under Pressure

After Jim is diagnosed with high blood pressure, Cheryl decides to do everything to help him. She makes him special food, give him backrubs, and keeps asking about his day in o…

17 Mar 13
2002

Date Night

While out for dinner and a movie, Jim loses a parking spot, and later loses Cheryl when he can’t let go of it.

18 Mar 20
2002

Birthday Boys

It’s Kyle and Andy’s birthday, and Andy is feeling a little left out of his own special day. They decide to take him to a restaurant that serves a 4,5 lbs steak, an…

19 Apr 24
2002

The Receipt

When the new DVD player breaks, Jim must find the receipt in order to exchange it. He can’t find it anywhere and blames Cheryl of losing it. She…

20 May 01
2002

Old Friends

Jim has a run-in with an old friend from his wild and crazy days who is now a cop. Jim sets out to prove he’s not an ‘old married guy’ by staying out all nigh…

21 May 08
2002

Cheryl's Day Off

Jim agrees to take the girls for the day while Cheryl and Dana go to a doctor’s appointment. At the park, Jim leaves the girls with another mom and goes to the moviesR…

22 May 15
2002

No Surprises

Jim plans a surprise party for Cheryl’s birthday, but gets angry and cancels it when Dana spills the beans. To make it up to him, Cheryl plans a party for him… but…

About According to Jim

Jim is an abrasive but lovable suburban father. Much like his real life counterpart, Jim’s character is noted as a fan of Blues music, as well as the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Cubs. He’s married to a gorgeous woman, Cheryl, and raises his five children – Ruby, Gracie, Kyle, and twins, Gordan and Jonathan – in a big house. Everything is perfect for Jim, if it wasn’t for the messy situations he gets himself into and his laziness, which often makes him search for alternative ways of doing things with less effort. Of course, having his wife’s siblings hanging out at his house all the time is no help. While Andy might be one of his best friends, Dana often teams up with Cheryl against Jim.

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