According to Jim

10 Worst Episodes of According to Jim

According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2, 2009.

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According to Jim - S1E11

#1 - The Bad Word (Season 1 - Episode 11)

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 her daughter dame home repeating a swearing she heard from Jim. Cheryl apologizes for him and Jim is insulted that she always automatically takes the other person's side. Cheryl apologizes, and not too later Grace repeats the exact same word. Jim decides to teach her not to repeat it by making her say it non stop until she can't say it again. It works. 5 days later, at Ruby's ballet presentation, she slips, falls and says the word, unmasking Jim's guilt.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 109 votes.

According to Jim - S5E4

#2 - Charity Begins at Hef's (Season 5 - Episode 4)


When Cheryl wins two tickets to visit Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in a charity-raising contest that Jim secretly entered her in, she decides to take Dana instead of him.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 66 votes.

According to Jim - S3E11

#3 - The Empty Gesture (Season 3 - Episode 11)

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 that Jim had fashioned into a ghost for Halloween, and no one notices her absence until she unhooks the satellite. To apologize, Jim tells her that he, Dana and Andy will prepare the dinner. Jim never thinks that Cheryl, being the control freak that she is, would allow that to happen, so he doesn't make dinner. Unfortunately, neither does Cheryl.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 72 votes.

According to Jim - S5E3

#4 - The Tale of the Tape (2) (Season 5 - Episode 3)


Jim worries that Cheryl's romantic expectations will increase when his new brother-in-law, Ryan, showers Dana with flowers and gifts. But then Jim learns that a special blues tape Cheryl supposedly made for him when they were dating, and that made him fall in love with her, was actually made for her by an old boyfriend.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 47 votes.

According to Jim - S3E19

#5 - When You Wish to Be a Star (2) (Season 3 - Episode 19)

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

The episode was rated 7.38 from 56 votes.

According to Jim - S6E5

#6 - Good Grief (Season 6 - Episode 5)


When Cheryl's beloved Uncle Donald dies, Jim takes over housekeeping, but soon starts to suspect that Cheryl is using him.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 61 votes.

According to Jim - S5E7

#7 - The Chick Whisperer (Season 5 - Episode 7)

Jim helps Andy pick up a beautiful woman in a bar, but she turns out to be crazy -- and eventually leaves Andy and stalks Jim instead.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 68 votes.

According to Jim - S2E11

#8 - The Brother-in-Law (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Eddie, a country musician who's dating Dana, comes between Jim and his brother-in-law Andy. After hearing Jim and Andy's band practice, Eddie invites them to perform with him at the House of Blues. The catch: Eddie plays keyboards instead of Andy. An excited Jim accepts anyway and hopes to keep the gig a secret from Andy, who, of course, finds out. Encouraged by his sisters, the left-out architect decides to even the score by exploring new business horizons-without his contractor-partner Jim.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 88 votes.

According to Jim - S2E27

#9 - Vegas, Baby (1) (Season 2 - Episode 27)

Jim and Andy are going to Vegas on a business trip and ask Dana to join them, since they need an extra help and she happens to be their "rabbit's foot" on gambling. Cheryl decides to join them and blackmails Jim when he says no at first. Cheryl has been secretly in touch with Jim's estranged sister Roxanne and plans for them to meet in Vegas. When they get there, Jim is not pleased to see his sister and tells Cheryl that no matter what she said he's sure she hasn't changed at all. Roxanne says she needs 2.000 dollars to start her business, which Jim takes as the first step on her plan, but Roxanne won't take either his or Cheryl's money. Instead, she gets it from her new husband: Andy, who has fallen head over heels for her and married her while the rest of the family was watching a show.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 66 votes.

According to Jim - S1E17

#10 - Date Night (Season 1 - Episode 17)


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

The episode was rated 7.40 from 83 votes.

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