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Who thinks that Alan Thicke was a great bit of casting?

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    twopratt

    [1]Feb 1, 2008
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    Having really only seen Alan Thicke in Growing Pains, I didn't know what to expect but boy,did they get in right. He is by far, my favorite character on the show. As soon as I saw him as the dancing Nazi I was sold. I look forward to every episode so I can see what eccentric things he gets up to. What to you think?
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    artthe1

    [2]Feb 1, 2008
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    Yes, absoutely. I think he's great in the show too.
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    caveman924

    [3]Feb 5, 2008
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    Alan Thicke's character is very similar to the character that Kevin Nealon plays in Weeds. Both have smaller supporting roles but everything that they say and/or do are usually the funniest things in the show. I don't know about you but when I first saw the show that was my first impression of the character. But all in all I agree he plays the part perfectly.
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    blinkfan01

    [4]Feb 20, 2008
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    Alan Thicke is perfect for the role! im really impressed with him in the show and he plays the character perfectly!

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    HankL

    [5]Mar 7, 2008
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    Alan Thicke STEALS the frigging show as the Anti-Jason Seavers, Jim Jarlewski. The guy is a perv, a cheater, loves drinking Gatorade and Rum (the new milk and pepsi!), ballroom dances with Asian Mafiosa and just plain rocks the show. What I find interesting is that this show has elements of "Everything's Gone Green" in it, but then again, the book jPod was written BEFORE E-G-G so some might argue E-G-G was like a pilot for the jPod TV show. Lotta common elements--older brother real estate agent, parents running a grow-op, and of course the MAJORLY HOT Step Song! WHOO HOO!!!!
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    sawzyone

    [6]Mar 8, 2008
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    he's perfect, but he refused to read the book, claiming "nothing against the author, i just dont read books!" i don't think it's much of a stretch for him to play a washed up actor. and he really needs to brush up on his "drunk" acting. he's mormon right?

    I love how DC incorporates him into all the bizarre scenes though!
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    KaywinnitLee

    [7]Apr 22, 2008
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    I loved Alan Thicke as Jim. He and Kam Fong often stole the show!
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