According to Jim: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 23
2003

The Errand

When Jim finds out that Cheryl has been paying 7 dollars to have the groceries delivered to their house, he insists that he does the shopping himself in order to save that incr…

2 Sep 30
2003

The Packer Ball

Jim is horrified when he sees his son Kyle with a green Packers ball. He tries by all means to change it for a Bears one, but the kid just can’t let go of the green ball.…

3 Oct 07
2003

We Have a Bingo

Jim wrestles with his conscience after he cheats at a church fundraiser bingo game.

4 Oct 14
2003

Getting to Know You

Cheryl says a friend of hers got jewelry for his wife for no reason and Jim says he’s probably cheating on her. After Cheryl takes it offensively that Jim won’t buy…

5 Oct 21
2003

The Lemonade Stand

Jim and Cheryl encourage the girls to make a lemonade stand and raise money for their scooters. What was supposed to be a lesson about the value of the dollar turns into a racy…

6 Oct 21
2003

ABC's and 123's

Trying to lighten Ruby’s homework load – and therefore look like he’s helping her – Jim tells Ruby’s teacher that Cheryl can’t read.

7 Oct 28
2003

Dana Dates Jim

It’s Halloween and Cheryl is trying to host “the” party so she can own Halloween in the neighborhood. Dana brings in her newest date, Hank, who carries an awf…

8 Nov 04
2003

Scary Movie

Gracie and Ruby have nightmares after Jim secretly takes them to see a scary movie. (ABC)

9 Nov 11
2003

The Imaginary Friend

Jim creates an imaginary friend to avoid going to a couple’s baby shower with Cheryl.

10 Nov 18
2003

Paintball

Cheryl cajoles Jim into attending a couples cooking class, which turns into a disaster, so she lets Jim pick out the next couples activity – paintball.

11 Nov 25
2003

The Empty Gesture

Cheryl starts to feel taken for granted as she prepares Thanksgiving dinner. She suffers the ultimate insult when she gets stuck on the roof after retrieving her tablecloth tha…

12 Dec 02
2003

Rules of Engagement

Cheryl caters to Jim’s every whim to make amends for a big fight they had the night before-except Jim doesn’t remember the fight at all.

13 Dec 09
2003

Secret Santa

Dana admits to Cheryl that she can’t afford to buy Jim a Christmas present, so Cheryl lets Dana put her name on one of the presents she bought for him. Dana innocently pi…

14 Jan 06
2004

House for Sale

The Devlins place a bid on the house across the street from Jim and Cheryl, to their dismay.

15 Jan 27
2004

Dana Dates the Reverend

Dana and Jim both covet their reverend – she for romance, he for the pastor’s prowess at bowling.

16 Feb 10
2004

The Best Man

Cheryl forbids Jim from throwing his cop friend Danny a bachelor party with beer and strippers. She fears that Danny will show up at his own wedding with a hangover – as Jim di…

17 Feb 17
2004

Cheryl Sings

Cheryl tries to impress her boastful cousin Mindy by posing as the lead singer of Jim’s band – even though she has a terrible voice. Jim agrees to perform at Mindy’…

18 Feb 24
2004

When You Wish to Be a Star (1)

Dana’s first task at the ad agency is to cast the perfect TV family for a Disney cruise commercial. Cheryl and the kids get the job, but Dana’s boss replaces Jim wi…

19 Mar 02
2004

When You Wish to Be a Star (2)

Jim takes umbrage at being replaced as the father in a promotional shoot for a cruise line.

20 Mar 09
2004

No Crime, But Punishment

Gracie’s recent misbehavior makes Jim think she is lying about a friend giving her a new video game.

21 Mar 16
2004

The Baby

Jim’s sister, Roxanne, shows up on his doorstep, pregnant, and lets Andy believe he’s the father.

22 Mar 30
2004

Who's The Boss?

Andy resents a wealthy client, but then decides to date her.

23 Apr 06
2004

The Truck

Cheryl ask Jim to use his truck to transport a giant paper-mâché grizzly bear the girls made for “spirit week” to their school – except Jim just lost his truck in a…

24 Apr 27
2004

The Toilet

Cheryl promises to take Jim’s opinions seriously when she decides to remodel the bathroom, until Jim insists it include a hideous high-tech stainless steel toilet – that…

25 May 04
2004

Trashed

Pack rat Cheryl asks Jim to rent a storage unit to house seven years’ worth of the kids’ art projects, but Jim refuses to pay the fee, so he tosses everything out,…

26 May 11
2004

The Marriage Bank

Thinking it might get Cheryl to let him go on a fishing trip with Andy, Jim makes a “deposit” in the “marriage bank” by agreeing to go to a couples semi…

27 May 18
2004

Everyone Gets Dumped

Jim develops a friendship with Dana’s new boyfriend, despite the fact that the guy dumped Cheryl years ago.

28 May 25
2004

The Swimming Pool (1)

Cheryl protests when a heat wave sends the family sneaking into a vacationing neighbor’s pool — until she starts sneaking over on her own.

29 May 25
2004

The Vast Difference (2)

Jim chickens out of having a vasectomy, but Cheryl is so effusive in her praise that he’s unable to admit he didn’t go through with it

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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