Normal, Ohio

Jim non-2000s

Aired: 2000 (FOX)Normal, Ohio

QUESTIONABLE DAD: Rex Gamble (John Goodman) / Divorced Gay Dad

DAD’S JOB: Unknown

KIDS: Charlie Gamble (Greg Pitts)(20-ish)

WHERE’S MOM?: Remarried – nearby

STAND-IN “MOM “: Possibly Aunt Pamela (Joely Fisher) – Rex’s sister

WHY IT DOESN’T COUNT: Formerly called Don’t Ask, this could have been a major-league, groundbreaking series. The hole in the boat on this show’s qualifications in the Hall of Fame is that Goodman’s character doesn’t live in the same house as his son, thus failing the Mindy McConnell Occupancy Act. (see The Rules). Sorry, John.