According to Jim

Season 6 Episode 1

The Punch

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 03, 2007 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Jim realizes that Cheryl has been spoiling their son Kyle for way too long, so he decides to make him a man by teaching him how to throw a perfect punch in self defense. However, things get out of control when little Kyle gets suspended for repeatedly hitting the school bully.moreless

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    Tammy Townsend

    Tammy Townsend

    Mrs. Crawford

    Guest Star

    Marc Musso

    Marc Musso

    Mike Murphy

    Guest Star

    Bree Pavey

    Bree Pavey

    Playground Parent

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Mike Murphy (the bully) is also the name of a member of the production staff on the show.

      • Murph was unhappy with Kyle for calling a timeout during dodgeball, the same "infraction" for which young Jim was unhappy with young Reverend Pierson in episode "Father Disfigure."

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Jim: No, no. No, no. No, there's no fight here. No fight here, baby. Because I'm invoking a special powers clause of the fatherhood act. Now!
        Cheryl: I was led to believe that special powers didn't kick in until puberty.
        Andy: I know mine did.

      • Cheryl: Jim, did it ever occur to you that maybe if your mother hugged you more you wouldn't have turned out this way?
        Jim: My mother hugged me plenty. Especially when she was being dragged to the cop car.

      • (Jim interrupts Cheryl and Kyle's playing)
        Cheryl: Jim, we're hugging. There's nothing wrong with that.
        Jim: Nothing wrong with hugging? What are we raising here, a man or a mouse?

      • (after Jim whispers to the unborn baby and then leaves the kitchen)
        Dana: What did he say to you?

    • NOTES (3)

      • ABC repeated this episode on January 5th, 2007.

      • This is the first time that According to Jim was pushed to air in mid-season, while it always aired from September.

      • Starting with this episode, According to Jim moves to a new timeslot, Wednesdays. ABC will air the first six episodes of the season in a double-pack (two episodes every wednesday) until January 24. Then it will move to 8:30.

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