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In the premiere episode, six-year-old Ruby suffers separation anxiety during her first week of kindergarten and won't let Cheryl leave the classroom. Jim boasts the situation just needs the emotionally strong heart of a dad. But when he finds he doesn't have the willpower to leave Ruby at school in tears, and the teacher insists he leave, Jim comes up with his own questionable solution. He transfers Ruby to a new school where he sits with her all day. To top it all off, he keeps this a secret from Cheryl to protect his pride.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 536-K
Airdate: Wednesday October 03rd, 2001



  • Currently 6/10
6/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Brian Toro
As Kyle
Mary Kathleen Gordon
As Mrs. Carter
Episode Quotes
Cheryl: Dana, he's been sitting outside Ruby's classroom!
Dana: Just like you did! Oh, my God, let's go bust him!
Cheryl: No! No! No! This is all mine. Dana, if you ever get married, you will come to realize that these are the moments you savor.
Dana: Cheryl? You said if.
Cheryl: I meant when.



Warning: According to Jim season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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