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The Best Episodes of According to Jim

Every episode of According to Jim ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best 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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The best episode of "According to Jim" is "A Hole in One", rated 7.7/10 from 196 user votes. It was directed by Charles T. Kanganis and written by N/A. "A Hole in One" aired on 9/21/2004 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Chick Whisperer".

  • A Hole in One
    7.7/10 196 votes

    #1 - A Hole in One

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-09-21

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

    Director: Charles T. Kanganis

    Writer: N/A

  • The Chick Whisperer
    7.4/10 169 votes

    #2 - The Chick Whisperer

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2005-11-01

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Physical Therapy
    7.3/10 156 votes

    #3 - Physical Therapy

    Season 8 Episode 12 - Aired 2009-04-28

    Andy ends up injured after playing snow football with Jim, so Jim helps Andy make it seem like he had a freak accident because Andy was previously warned by his girlfriend not to play the game.

    Director: Penny Marshall

    Writer: Jonathan Stark, Tracy Newman

  • The Bachelorette Party
    7.2/10 156 votes

    #4 - The Bachelorette Party

    Season 4 Episode 24 - Aired 2005-05-03

    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 the wedding?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Dream
    7.2/10 154 votes

    #5 - The Dream

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2005-11-15

    Jim tries to blackmail Dana when he finds out she’s having erotic dreams about him.

    Director: Jim Belushi

    Writer: N/A

  • The Helmet
    7.1/10 163 votes

    #6 - The Helmet

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2003-04-08

    Jim refuses to spend money for a new dryer for Cheryl, but he secretly spends money for pricey sports memorabilia online, which Cheryl discovers when she simultaneously bids against Jim for a Chicago Bears helmet for his birthday.

    Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie

    Writer: N/A

  • House for Sale
    7.1/10 155 votes

    #7 - House for Sale

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 2004-01-06

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

    Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie

    Writer: N/A

  • Wedding Bell Blues
    7.1/10 151 votes

    #8 - Wedding Bell Blues

    Season 4 Episode 27 - Aired 2005-05-17

    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 the last minute, on the Season Finale.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jim's Birthday
    7.1/10 149 votes

    #9 - Jim's Birthday

    Season 6 Episode 18 - Aired 2007-05-16

    Cheryl throws Jim an unwanted surprise party for his 50th birthday, which Jim then sabotages, and then later reveals the real reason why he won't celebrate his birthday.

    Director: James Widdoes

    Writer: N/A

  • Father Disfigure
    7.0/10 191 votes

    #10 - Father Disfigure

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2002-11-19

    The charismatic new preacher at Cheryl and Jim's church holds a grudge against Jim for a childhood dodge-ball incident.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • We Have a Bingo
    7.0/10 173 votes

    #11 - We Have a Bingo

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2003-10-07

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

    Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie

    Writer: N/A

  • The Imaginary Friend
    7.0/10 158 votes

    #12 - The Imaginary Friend

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2003-11-11

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

    Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie

    Writer: N/A

  • The Flannelsexual
    7.0/10 158 votes

    #13 - The Flannelsexual

    Season 6 Episode 2 - Aired 2007-01-03

    Jim ends up on a talk show after claiming that men shouldn't let women feminize them, and then goes to Dana's co-ed baby shower to prove his point.

    Director: James Widdoes

    Writer: N/A

  • In Case of Jimergency
    7.0/10 148 votes

    #14 - In Case of Jimergency

    Season 6 Episode 11 - Aired 2007-03-14

    After an argument with a claims representative about his bill, Jim's health insurance is canceled, and Jim decides to hide the truth from Cheryl, until she ends up sick and he gets her cold.

    Director: Larry Joe Campbell

    Writer: N/A

  • Coach Jim
    7.0/10 149 votes

    #15 - Coach Jim

    Season 6 Episode 12 - Aired 2007-03-28

    Jim decides to toughen up his daughters basketball team and soon turns them from sweet and peaceful to an angry and aggressive basketball team.

    Director: James Widdoes

    Writer: N/A

  • What Lies Beneath
    7.0/10 136 votes

    #16 - What Lies Beneath

    Season 6 Episode 14 - Aired 2007-04-18

    Andy's new metal detector uncovers Jim's long-lost wedding ring, which causes headaches to Jim, because he bought a fake wedding ring as a replacement a long time ago so Cheryl wouldn't notice he lost it.

    Director: Larry Joe Campbell

    Writer: N/A

  • The Bachelor
    6.9/10 170 votes

    #17 - The Bachelor

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2002-11-12

    When Dana is picked to be a bachelorette on the reality series The Bachelor, Jim gives her a little advice on how not to be herself.

    Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie

    Writer: N/A

  • The Christmas Party
    6.9/10 186 votes

    #18 - The Christmas Party

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2002-12-10

    Cheryl and the kids are invited to a neighbor's annual Christmas party, but Jim, who is feuding with the neighbor, isn't invited.

    Director: Brian K. Roberts

    Writer: Bob Nickman

  • You Gotta Love Somebody (2)
    6.9/10 173 votes

    #19 - You Gotta Love Somebody (2)

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2003-01-21

    Cheryl and Jim try to play matchmaker to a cop and his female partner , and Jim and Cheryl's memory of how they met doesn't mesh with the recollections Andy and Dana have, on a special one-hour episode.

    Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie

    Writer: N/A

  • Slumber Party
    6.9/10 162 votes

    #20 - Slumber Party

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2003-02-04

    When Cheryl gets sick on the day of Ruby's birthday party, Jim is stuck trying to entertain a house full of little girls.

    Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie

    Writer: N/A

  • Mom's Boyfriend
    6.9/10 159 votes

    #21 - Mom's Boyfriend

    Season 2 Episode 26 - Aired 2003-05-13

    When Cheryl's recently widowed mother, Maggie, introduces her fiancÈ to the family, Cheryl and her siblings are wary of their whirlwind romance.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Toilet
    6.9/10 159 votes

    #22 - The Toilet

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 2004-04-27

    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 talks.

    Director: Jim Belushi

    Writer: N/A

  • The Grill
    6.9/10 170 votes

    #23 - The Grill

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2004-10-12

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

    Director: Mark Cendrowski

    Writer: N/A

  • Spelling Bee
    6.9/10 139 votes

    #24 - Spelling Bee

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2005-03-22

    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.

    Director: Larry Joe Campbell

    Writer: N/A

  • Kentucky Fried Beltzman
    6.9/10 145 votes

    #25 - Kentucky Fried Beltzman

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2005-03-29

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

    Director: Jim Belushi

    Writer: Bob Nickman