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The show began as a web series, but was quickly discovered and put to television on The Comedy Network. Four seasons have been made, out of which only the second has been released to DVD. Seasons 2-4, however, are available for free viewing through Hulu.com.

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The show began as a web series, but was quickly discovered and put to television on The Comedy Network. Four seasons have been made, out of which only the second has been released to DVD. Seasons 2-4, however, are was available for free viewing through Hulu.com.
Creator/{{Hulu}} before being pulled from the service.


* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Titled "A Christmas Coma".

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* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Titled "A Christmas Coma".Coma".
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* PutOnABus: Betty after third season.

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* PutOnABus: Betty disappered after third season.

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* PutOnABus: Betty after third season.


* BadFuture: Really bad. Jack starts the apocalypse. He must soon [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong travel back in time]] [[{{Terminator}} to kill himself]].

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* BadFuture: Really bad. Jack starts the apocalypse. He must soon [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong travel back in time]] [[{{Terminator}} [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} to kill himself]].



* ShoutOut: One episode spoofs LordOFTheRings, another does 24, there's a two-parter that does Franchise/StarTrek, another for {{Terminator}}...heck, every episode has at least a handful of references.

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* ShoutOut: One episode spoofs LordOFTheRings, ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', another does 24, ''Series/TwentyFour'', there's a two-parter that does Franchise/StarTrek, ''Franchise/StarTrek'', another for {{Terminator}}...''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''... heck, every episode has at least a handful of references.


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* ActorAllusion



* HeyItsThatVoice!: The stars that appear are easily recognizable by their voices. [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc John Goodman]], Creator/DavidCross, Fred Willard, Sandra Oh, [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]], [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Will Arnett]]...



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: If ''ANYONE'' can find the first 12 episodes...

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* TheAce: Toshi, the Japanese contestant in [[ShowWithinAShow Iron Temp]]. He's as ridiculously competent as Jack is inept.

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''Odd Job Jack'' is a Canadian animated, situational comedy show about Jack Ryder, the master of mediocrity. He works at a temp agency where every episode he is assigned a new job. At home, he lives with his corporate mother, drug-addicted grandmother and activist sister. His friends are the agoraphobic, wanted-for-cyber-crime Leo Trench and the musically-inclined, dorky guy Bobby Lee.

The show began as a web series, but was quickly discovered and put to television on The Comedy Network. Four seasons have been made, out of which only the second has been released to DVD. Seasons 2-4, however, are available for free viewing through Hulu.com.

Has nothing to do with the ''{{Film/Goldfinger}}'' henchman.

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!!This show contains examples of:

* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: The Big Game in "Twenty-One, You're Dead". It's a DeadlyGame where basically, if you lose Blackjack, you get a bullet to the head.
* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: Spoons seems to prefer this method.
* ActorAllusion
* AdobeFlash
* AlienInvasion: Turns out they just wanted to win the hot dog contest, but invasion, that's a good idea...
* AnalProbing: Leo: "Hey, remember me? You guys gave me an anal probe." Aliens: "You'll have to be more specific. We give a lot of anal probes...a ''lot''."
* AngryDance: How Jack is finally able to do the moves in "The Great White Joke".
* BadFuture: Really bad. Jack starts the apocalypse. He must soon [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong travel back in time]] [[{{Terminator}} to kill himself]].
* BankRobbery: Leo and Bobby are displeased with how "unreal" a heist movie they watch is, and decide they can do a better job. So, they hire some professionals and go for it.
--> '''Leo:''' "They'll never see it coming!"
* BellyDancer: In one episode, Jack displays his belly dancing skills. He took classes!
* BilingualBonus: Anytime they use another language, they actually speak it, but never use subtitles.
* BritishStuffiness: Neville, who has a literal stiff upper lip and a literal rod up his bum.
* BugWar: Jack is an exterminator once. He literally goes to war with them.
* CameraSpoofing: Leo and Bobby do this with a clip (of a break in, no less) from a movie when they break in to a vault. The security guards notice immediately, but don't care because the actress has a nice butt.
* {{Canada}}
* CatchPhrase: "I'm all over it!"
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Jack's mother thinks this of the girl Jack is marrying because it means now she'll be the one stuck with the entire wedding bill.
* DearJohnLetter: Jack writes one of these to Betty.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Story of Jack's life.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Leo creates an army of zombies. The entire city still prefers zombies to meter maids. Heck, many even find it preferable.
* FilmNoir: Done without actually going noir, but they use all the elements.
* HeyItsThatVoice!: The stars that appear are easily recognizable by their voices. [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc John Goodman]], Creator/DavidCross, Fred Willard, Sandra Oh, [[Series/HappyDays Henry Winkler]], [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Will Arnett]]...
* HomoeroticSubtext: The captain and Andy in the [[Franchise/StarTrek Star Tramps]] episodes, not to mention Gayspock.
** Bobby turns gay thanks to [[ItMakesSenseInContext electrified milk]] in "Jack Ryder gets Hitched" and spends the episode lusting after Jack. In the next episode (it's a two-parter) he's drooling over Leo.
* HowWeGotHere: Each episode starts with the (often confusing) climax of whatever mess Jack's gotten himself into, leaving the rest of the episode to fill in up to that point.
* IdenticalGrandson: In the flashback episode. Jack imagines he and his friends are all of the people written about in his great great great grandfather's journal.
* InformedAttractiveness: It's hard to tell which characters are supposed to be attractive unless they're being actively lusted after...
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: If ''ANYONE'' can find the first 12 episodes...
* KnightInShiningArmor: Jack hallucinates about these while working for the road paving guys.
* LimitedAnimation
* MistakenForGay: A flight attendant Jack likes thinks he's gay. He remains clueless.
* MushroomSamba: Several, since many jokes revolve around the smoking of weed. Done especially with Jack's grandmother.
* MusicalEpisode: "Orgy! The Musical"
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat
* OncePerEpisode: Jack getting a new job.
* OneGenderRace: The city of Wu.
* OrphansOrdeal: Hoo boy...
* OurTimeMachineIsDifferent: A model ship, a swordfish, a shotgun..."you really must let go of your pre-conceived notions of what a time machine should look like!"
* PensieveFlashback: There's a whole mess of 'em in the flashback episode.
* PottyEmergency: In "Twenty-Nine (And a Half)".
* PunishedWithUgly: After Jack gets addicted to plastic surgery, he ends up hideous and must learn about the beauty within from a group of freaks living in the sewer.
* RedshirtArmy: By the end of the episode, all of Jack's platoon save for he is dead.
* ResetButton: Usually by the next episode, but a really big one is used at the end of "Close Encounters of the Uncomfortable Kind" after the TimeSkip.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Many goers of the Star Tramps convention dress as such. For instance, Bobby's choice of race includes aliens whose [[ExoticEquipment genitalia is on their foreheads]].
* SawAWomanInHalf: Happens literally during the magic show Jack is assisting in.
* ShotgunWedding: Bobby thinks the father of the farm girl he slept with wants this. Turns out he just wanted Bobby dead.
* ShoutOut: One episode spoofs LordOFTheRings, another does 24, there's a two-parter that does Franchise/StarTrek, another for {{Terminator}}...heck, every episode has at least a handful of references.
* ShowStopper: Jack failing to "keep up" his role in the musical.
* SociopathicSoldier: There are two who want this role in Jack's army platoon, and they fight over who gets the title.
* TheCracker: Leo
* TheEveryman: Jack is designed to be this.
* TheGamblingAddict: Bobby becomes addicted to scratch lotto cards at one point, then moves up to slot machines.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: Everyone is convinced Jack is Star Tramps' Andy and continue to call him such until aliens actually revive the dead actor and bring him forth.
* TimeyWimeyBall: "Jack to the Future". The bad future is averted, but the future selves remain. Eventually, Future!Leo comes in and decides the only option to fix it all is to kill everyone.
* TrappedByGamblingDebts: Bobby, and every other person to play "The Big Game".
* TrashOfTheTitans: Jack's boss when he works for the sanitation company. Cranked to 11 when it turns out his boss is actually stuffing houses full with stolen trash throughout an entire TOWN...
* VoicesAreMental: Bobby and Leo switch voices along with their brains.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Titled "A Christmas Coma".

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