According to Jim: Season 4


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21

A Hole in One

Cheryl wants Jim to give up his vices so he can get her pregnant.

2 Sep 28

The Effort

Cheryl surprises Jim with a romantic evening, but it cuts into his planned TV boxing match.

3 Oct 12

The Grill

Jim offers to give Andy an old barbecue grill, then decides Andy should pay for it.

4 Oct 19

The Garage Door

Cheryl and Dana are forced to smash their way out of a locked garage, because they ignored Jim’s lesson on how to open the door from the inside.

5 Oct 26

Dress to Kill Me

Kyle wants to be Cinderella for Halloween. Jim is against it because he thinks he’s growing up to be a sissy. Jim buys Kyle a manly costume (a dinosaur) but Kyle changes…

6 Nov 09

Father-Daughter Dance

Ruby hurts Jim’s feelings when she invites Andy to a father-daughter dance instead of him.

7 Nov 16

Plot Twist

Cheryl’s mother, Maggie, wants Jim, Cheryl and the family to rest someday in a family plot she reserved years ago, but Jim insists on his own family plot—then secre…

8 Nov 23

The Hunters

To prove his worth as a man, Jim — along with Andy — hunt a turkey for Thanksgiving, but on the hunt Jim is pursued — and shot — by a legendary 40- lb.…

9 Nov 30

Poking The Bear

Cheryl’s gynecologist (played by Mitch Rouse) forbids her from having sex with Jim until the time is right to get pregnant, and Jim eats crow in order to win a huge accou…

10 Dec 14

Stalking Santa

Jim tangles with a department store Santa after the two are involved in a parking lot fender bender. Unfortunately, Jim’s kids witness the skirmish and are fearful Santa…

11 Jan 11

Sympathy From the Devlins

Jim befriends his obnoxious neighbors when he believes they bring good luck when he’s watching the Chicago Bulls.

12 Jan 18


Jim buys a nanny-cam to spy on the sitter he didn’t want Cheryl to hire but learns something about Cheryl instead, prompting her to buy a camera of her own.

13 Jan 25

The Jealous Husband

To make Cheryl feel desirable, Jim fakes a jealous rage in a restaurant and tries to teach Dana’s date to do the same, but the lesson backfires when Dana fears her new be…

14 Feb 08

A Crying Shame

Cheryl claims to like men who aren’t afraid to cry, but when Jim bursts into tears after a movie, she is surprised to find herself turned off by his sensitivity.

15 Feb 15

Guess Who's Cooking Your Dinner?

Cheryl cooks dinner for Dana and her boyfriend and lets him believe that Dana actually did the cooking.

16 Feb 22

The Wedding Dress

When Cheryl offers Dana the use of her wedding gown, Jim and Andy try to cover up the fact that the dress was destroyed in a fiery sports celebration years ago.

17 Mar 08

The Mustache

A hot delivery girl gives Jim some fashion advice, prompting him to grow a mustache, which Cheryl hates. Cheryl retaliates by becoming a brunette – but Jim loves it. Afte…

18 Mar 08

Shall We Dance

When Andy decides to learn how to dance for his sister’s wedding, he turns to Jim, a closet dancer, for help.

19 Mar 15

Take My Wife, Please

In order to avoid going to an opera with Cheryl, Jim asks an elderly widower to be her escort.

20 Mar 22

Spelling Bee

Jim’s pride in Gracie’s new-found spelling-bee aptitude quickly turns to dismay when he has to drive her to tournaments all over the state.

21 Mar 29

Kentucky Fried Beltzman

Jim is shocked to learn that his recently deceased friend will be buried with a rare baseball card he stole from Jim.

22 Apr 12

The Clock

Jim and Cheryl adjust the clocks to get the kids to bed earlier so they can have more quality time together.

23 Apr 19

The Competition

Jim, certain he will win the annual hot dog eating contest, is humiliated when instead he loses to a petit woman (Suzy Nakamura), and his problems are further compounded when A…

24 May 03

The Bachelorette Party

When Cheryl’s prim and proper bachelorette party disappoints Dana, Jim and Andy treat Dana to a rowdy night she’ll never forget – but now will she make it to…

25 May 10

Geronimo Jim

Cheryl and Dana think they have cause to worry when Dana’s fianc – wants to race fast cars and Jim wants to take up skydiving.

26 May 17

Wedding Bell Blues

On Dana’s wedding day, Jim accidentally knocks the family’s favorite reverend unconscious with the car door, so he has to scramble to find a replacement preacher at…

27 May 10

(Special) The Scrapbook

Immediately following the 100th episode, a special half-hour retrospective episode takes a look at Cheryl and Jim’s botched anniversary moments from years past.

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.