According to Jim

Season 8 Episode 13

The Cooler One

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 12, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Jim wants to be a cool dad and impress Ruby, only to learn that his daughter is using him to get away with things that she usually couldn't do.

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  • In this episode Jim lets his underage daughter drive his car - then she drives it off of the driveway wihtout permission and dents the other car - and then blackmails her dad into silencemoreless

    Admittedly, I have not seen many episodes of this series, but this one was horrible by any standards - the story was contrived - the writing was terrible. I don't have anything else to say. It was just a total waste of 30 minutes and Jim Belushi looked plain bored doing it. Mercifully this show is gone, but this episode was unwatchable...How unbelievable that any dad would let his smug daughter blackmail him so his wife does not find out- and that he wanted to be the cool dad. Bad on every level. Just terrible. Now I'm just trying to meet the 100 word commitmentmoreless

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jim: Come on, Ruby. You're a good kid. I don't know why you're acting like this all of a sudden.
      Ruby: Because lately, Mom won't let me do anything, and I'm not a little kid anymore.
      Jim: Well, that's true. You lie like an adult, and you blackmail like the Russian mob.

    • Jim: Knock it off. Sit down. Now, I know you backed my truck into Mom's van!
      Ruby: I wanted to practice driving. You and Mom went for a walk, and the keys were just sitting there. Look, mistakes were made.
      Jim: Yeah. I think having you might have been one of them.

    • Ruby: Come on, Mom! It's just the mall! All the other kids are going.
      Cheryl: But no parents are going. You're too young.
      Ruby: Mom, I'm 14. In biblical times, 14-year-olds were mothers!
      Cheryl: And that is exactly why you're not going.
      Ruby: God, Mom, how can you be so uncool?
      Cheryl: Years of practice.
      Ruby: Yeah, a lot of years...
      Cheryl: (about her body) You should hope you've got this going on when you're my age.

    • Cheryl: Whoa, whoa, whoa. I am talking to you, young lady!
      Ruby: I'm going to my room, Less Young Lady!

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