Season 8: 2008-2009Edit

  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley is absent for twelve episodes this season.
# Title Airdate
165 1 "The Blankie" December 2, 2008
Jim guilts the kids into doing household chores as repercussion for losing one of the twins' blankets.
166 2 "The New Best Friend" December 2, 2008
After Dana moves away, Jim must find Cheryl a replacement best friend as soon as possible.
167 3 "Jami McFame" December 9, 2008
Jim and his band win a contest, providing them with the opportunity to play for child pop sensation Jami McFame.
168 4 "Andy's Proposal" December 9, 2008
Andy plans a proposal to his girlfriend, which is quickly halted.
169 5 "Two for the Money" December 16, 2008
Jim, in a last-ditch effort to earn money for Christmas gifts for his five kids, lands his twins in a role in a movie opposite Steve Guttenberg.
170 6 "Cabin Boys" December 30, 2008
Jim and Andy plan a cabin retreat at Andy's girlfriend's cabin along with Emily's ex-husband.
171 7 "The Ego Boost" April 14, 2009
Jim is certain that a former girlfriend he runs into at a restaurant wants to rekindle their romance.
172 8 "The Yoga Bear" April 14, 2009
Jim is jealous of Cheryl's yoga instructor.
173 9 "Kyle's Crush" April 21, 2009
Jim prepares Kyle for his first "date" with Ruby's older piano teacher, Mandy.
174 10 "The Meaningful Gift" April 21, 2009
Andy, desperate to impress Mandy with the perfect birthday gift, turns to Jim for advice. Jim counsels against giving fancy jewelry, urging Andy instead to give a sentimental gift to win her over.
175 11 "The Daddy Way" April 28, 2009
Jim turns babysitting his twin kids into a sporting event.
176 12 "Physical Therapy" April 28, 2009
Andy plays snow football with Jim, despite his girlfriend Mandy's warning. While playing, Andy gets injured and tries, with Jim's help, to hide his injuries from Mandy.
177 13 "The Cooler One" May 12, 2009
Jim tries to be the coolest dad to impress Ruby's friends, but soon realizes she's just manipulating him to get away with privileges that Cheryl would never condone.
178 14 "Happy Jim" May 12, 2009
When Jim injures his back and is prescribed pain pills, the family takes advantage of an unusually mellow, docile Jim by informing him of the kids' and Andy's major mishaps, which would normally cause him to burst out in anger.
179 15 "King of the Nerds" May 26, 2009
Jim tries to bond with his son Kyle through sports, but Kyle identifies more with Andy, a fellow sci-fi mind.
180 16 "I Hate the High Road" May 26, 2009
Cheryl makes Jim donate time to charity; Jim tries to test Cheryl's integrity.
181 17 "Diamonds Are a Ghoul's Best Friend" June 2, 2009
Jim and Andy are haunted by ghosts after they get their girls diamonds from the grave. Jim and Andy are haunted by ghosts after they get their girls diamonds from the grave.
182 18 "Heaven Opposed to Hell" June 2, 2009

Jim must stand trial in heaven after he chokes on a shrimp puff. After, Jim ended up staying alive and everyone was happy.