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Trivia / According to Jim

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  • The Danza: Jim Belushi as Jim.
    • All of the members of Jim's band, save Andy, were all named after their actors, including Christopher Moniyhan as Chris, John Rubano as John, Mark Beltzman as Beltzman, Charlie Hartsok as Charlie & Tony Branaugel as Tony.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Jim Belushi directed thirty episodes during the show's run. Larry Joe Campbell (Andy) directed seven and Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Dana) directed five.
  • The Other Darrin: When the Devil first appeared on the show, in "The Devil Went Down to Oak Park," he was played by James Lipton. When he reappeared in the Grand Finale, he was now played by Erik Estrada.
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  • Real-Life Relative: Jim's real-life son Robert Belushi appeared in about eleven episodes - sometimes as an older version of Kyle. His daughter Jamison would also make occasional appearances as a random girl who'd snark at some form of misfortune a member of the cast might be experiencing.
  • Recycled Script:
    • "We Have a Bingo" & "Diamonds Are a Ghoul's Best Friend" have the same basic premise: Jim does something unethical to obtain something (cheats an old woman out of a mattress in bingo/buys jewelry from dead people)then, when he tries to have sex later, he sees the face of the person he screwed over on Cheryl, disgusting him, and forcing him to make things right.
  • You Look Familiar:
    • As noted above, Jim's real life son Robert appeared in several episodes as multiple characters, but occasionally as an older version of his fictional son Kyle. Likewise, daughter Jamison appeared in three episodes as different characters.
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    • Mark Beltzman appeared in "The Packer Ball" as a man in a sports store, before his recurring role as band member Beltzman.
    • Bruce Jarchow appeared in several episodes, usually playing a Jerkass or Obstructive Bureaucrat.
    • Jim's old SNL cast mate Tim Kazurinsky appeared in "The Toilet" and "Stalking Santa" as different characters. He also wrote the latter episode.
    • Charlie Hartsok played a number of minor roles in addition to his role as Charlie.
    • Willie Amayke had a recurring role as one of Jim's employees, Willie but also appeared in other roles in different episodes.

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