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

Series cast summary:
Jim Belushi ...  Jim 182 episodes, 2001-2009
Courtney Thorne-Smith ...  Cheryl 182 episodes, 2001-2009
Larry Joe Campbell ...  Andy 182 episodes, 2001-2009
Taylor Atelian ...  Ruby 182 episodes, 2001-2009
Billi Bruno ...  Gracie 182 episodes, 2001-2009
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ...  Dana 165 episodes, 2001-2009
Conner Rayburn ...  Kyle 102 episodes, 2004-2009
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A television show centered around a macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.

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Roll over and play dad. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

3 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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The Dad See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, there were going to be twin boys, Sam and Ben Roberts. Unfortunately, they didn't get the part, but they were in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andy: [telling Jim that he's found the bird they didn't want to find] Jim! B-I-R-D A-T S-I-X O-'-C-L-O-C-K!
Jim: [confused] ... You want to have sex with a clock?
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I "get" this show
26 May 2003 | by CodeGuruSee all my reviews

Judging from some others' comments, it's apparent that some just don't "get" the show. Jim is not supposed to be our role model -- neither was Archie Bunker, nor is Ray Romano. But they are real people, despite the jerks they often are, and they add a gentler perspective of the types of guys we'd usually simply dismiss as complete asses. This show pokes fun at guys like Jim, and it does it very well. (Belushi obviously puts a lot of his self into his role). This is good comedy, (unlike SO MANY others that simply fish for laughs every thirty seconds, and provide their own laugh tracks, in case we don't know the 30 seconds has come around again).

I really didn't like any of the characters' first impressions; in one way or another, they all reminded me of someone I disliked. But now that I've gotten to know them, they've all "grown on me". I really hope other folks are giving this show the chance it deserves.


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