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Odd Job Jack

All Episodes 2003 - 2007

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  • Ended
  • The Comedy Network
  • 2003-03-06T02:30:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 1 day, 1 hour, 30 mins (51 episodes)
  • Canada
  • English
  • Smiley Guy Studios
  • Animation, Comedy
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Odd Job Jack was a Canadian animated comedy television show featuring Don McKellar, about one man's misadventures in temporary employment. Seen on and produced for the The Comedy Network, a cable specialty channel, and shown on Adult Swim in Latin America, the show has currently finished its production run as of its fourth season. The second season has been released to DVD, and seasons two through four can currently be seen on the on demand streaming video service Hulu.
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52 episodes

1x01 Death and Life

  • Series Premiere

    2003-03-06T02:30:00Z — 30 mins

Straight out of college with massive debt, Jack decides to get a part time job with the Odd Jobs Employment Agency. His first job involves working at a funeral house, where Jack quickly discovers he's not cut out for any of the tasks involved, from consoling the bereaved, to digging graves.

1x02 I Watch the Watchman

  • 2003-06-29T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a security guard.

1x03 The Wheel is not Enough

  • 2003-07-06T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

While working as a hamster wrangler for famous rodents, Jack and Gary Gerbil, the star of the show, prevent Gary's arch nemesis from destroying the world.

1x04 Easy Rider

  • 2003-07-13T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Testing new memory drugs has Jack wondering whether or not a bizarre encounter with his estranged father was reality, or just a hallucination in his inebriated state.

1x05 Waiting for Gordo

  • 2003-07-20T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a waiter. When the waiting staff starts disappearing at an ultra-fancy restaurant, Jack realizes it's either eat or be eaten in the world of high class cookery. Meanwhile, Bobby spins records and fights crime.

1x06 Go West Young Ryder

  • 2003-07-27T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack reminisces with Betty about his best job ever: It was back in his college years, and he and his friends went tree planting in an area that was frequented by a dangerous grizzly bear. For defeating the beast, Jack is dubbed a hero, and gets a little complimentary action.

1x07 Fatal Extraction

  • 2004-07-02T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Under Dr. Renfield, Jack discovers that a dental clinic isn’t always business as usual. When a giant molar is discovered in little Timmy’s mouth, Renfield is prepared to make a deal with the devil to extract the precious tooth.

1x08 HolyLand

  • 2004-07-13T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Employed by "the creator", Magnus, Jack is in charge of booting up the androids at the religious-themed amusement park, Holyland. However, once he introduces knowledge to Eve, the female android, it becomes clear that Magnus has a darker purpose in his Creation Sensation.

1x09 Broke & Broker

  • 2004-07-23T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack finds his knack in the corporate world of Divest and Consume. Despite his sister Spoons' arguments, Jack believes he'll be there forever. But after selling big, costing both Betty's aunt her life savings, and Bobby's family their company, Jack starts to rethink how money compares to friendship.

1x10 Skateballs of Steel

  • 2004-07-29T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Coaching the most terrible team in the skateball league restores Jack's confidence as they claim their first victory under his instruction. But when Jack finds the owner of the team making deals with the opposition, he's quick to give up victory, and coach his team to an honest loss.

1x11 Almost Wormless

  • 2004-08-03T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a roadie for a three day rock festival.

1x12 Fantasy Atoll

  • no air date — 30 mins

Jack and Betty work together as virtual reality models for a reality simulator. But once they're used to the strange new job, the question surfaces: what distinguishes the virtual reality from true reality?

1x13 American Wiener

  • 2004-08-15T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Still sore about her indiscretion with Jack in Fantasy Atoll, Betty sends him as far away from her as possible, telling him to deliver wieners to Wienerfest. Jack, Bobby and Leo head out on the road, only to be pursued by the American boarder patrol for toting tainted meat.

2x01 The 2 Marketeers

  • Season Premiere

    2005-07-24T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as an ad whiz alongside his Mom.

2x02 Lord of the 3-Ring Binder

  • 2005-07-31T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a teacher's assistant.

2x03 Iron Temp

  • 2005-08-07T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a game show contestant.

2x04 Orgy: The Musical

  • 2005-08-14T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a stagehand for a musical that involves him being in the nude. Before long, he becomes self conscious about a certain pat of his anatomy.

2x05 You Suck

  • 2005-08-21T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a personal assistant to a drugged up Motivational Speaker

2x06 Jack Ryder goes to War

  • 2005-08-28T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Newfoundland declares war against Canada after being ridiculed and made fun of for years. Jack is deployed as a soldier to fight against the rebellion, but soon discovers a deep family secret...

2x07 Odd Job John

  • 2005-09-04T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

When Jack complains about his odd jobs, Grandma Max recounts of his Great Great Grandfather and his first job in the new country working on the railroad.

2x08 The Ten Labours of Jack Ryder

  • 2005-09-11T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a doula for birthing mothers. But when an encounter with a cement truck incapacitates the Chief Midwife, Jack is forced to make a few special deliveries by himself.

Jack finds working as a Meter Maid doesn't earn him any extra respect. When a Gypsy places a curse on him for ticketing her car, he suddenly becomes even better at his job... much to his dismay.

2x10 A Christmas Coma

  • 2005-09-25T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this special odd job, Jack works as a gift wrapper for needy orphans. Slaving away and nursing paper cuts, Jack is unable to summon any holiday spirit. Knocked unconscious by an errant toy, Jack is visited by the ghosts of Jobs Past, Present, and Future as they try to teach him the true meaning of gainful employment. Meanwhile, the bruise on comatose Jack's forehead takes on Jesus-like dimensions, giving his family a holiday money making opportunity...

2x11 The Biggest Bang

  • 2005-10-02T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a Bellhop at the Star Tramps theme hotel. While working as Galaxander, the Bellhop from the series, he meets the girl of his dreams. Meanwhile, are the Astronauts next door doing more then just research?

Having accidently being launched into space, Jack works as an Astronaut. Jack, Tiberius, Leo, and Bobby try to keep sane on the voyage to Saturn, but Bobby's lack of a liver, Leo's fusion with a worm, and Tiberius' sex withdrawal make this problematic. When the ship's half programmed computer puts them into suspended animation for 16 years, Jack tries to stop the mission.

2x13 Law & Lawlessness

  • 2005-10-16T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as a Court reporter.

3x01 Twenty-One, You're Dead

  • Season Premiere

    2006-07-23T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack goes to work as a croupier at a local casino and soon finds himself in a game where the players literally have their lives at stake. At the same time, Bobby becomes addicted with playing scratch and win tickets.

3x02 Jack Ryder and the Fountain of Life

  • 2006-07-30T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack works as an Archaeologist and is forced to team up with his "ex," a daring explorer by the name of Alberta Malone. Immediately they resume the constant bickering that doomed their relationship as they dig for the Lost City of Wu, an ancient matriarchal culture said to contain the mysterious Fountain of Life.

In this Odd Job, Jack is sent to jolly England and works as a Royal Timekeeper in Buckingham Palace for the big Daylight Savings job. While on duty, he takes some pictures of the Queen in her bedroom. The tabloids get a hold of them and chaos ensues throughout the realm.

3x04 Kindergarten Temp

  • 2006-08-13T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack works as a Substitute Teacher at a day-care for gifted children. But when the kids stage a rebellion, it's up to Jack to quell the uprising. Meanwhile, Leo must deal with his unruly nephew.

3x05 Dragon Dueler

  • 2006-08-20T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack goes to work as a member of a road construction crew but the tough conditions result in his imagination going into overdrive.

3x06 The Big Dump

  • 2006-08-27T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack's latest job is working as a Garbage Detective but he finds himself ensnared in a world of power, evil and human trash that soon threatens him personally.

3x07 29.5

  • 2006-09-03T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack goes to work playing a corpse for a counter terrorist drill but is mistaken as a real agent by the people participating.

3x08 A Candidacy of Dunces

  • 2006-09-10T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack goes to work as a pollster for an elderly candidate for the mayor's office but meddles with the candidate's campaign to the point that he has to try and keep the man from dropping out altogether.

3x09 The Great White Joke

  • 2006-09-17T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack is sent in error to work as a Dancer for a hip-hop group that is getting ready to compete in a dancing competition. Meanwhile, Bobby and Leo setup their own dance troupe to enter the competition.

3x10 The Man Who Smelled Too Much

  • 2006-09-24T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack goes to work as a 'Nose' for a perfumery but his success at his job gives him a swelled head as well as dangerous enemies.

3x11 Claws

  • 2006-10-01T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack goes to work as a Crab Fisherman but finds the crew he is with bitter and the captain obsessed with revenge against a legendary king crab.

3x12 Jack Ryder Gets Hitched

  • 2006-10-08T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack goes to work as a Social Worker and quickly falls in love with a new woman in his life. Meanwhile, Bobby turns gay, Babs goes broke, Max gets stoned, Spoons becomes redundant, and Leo goes outside.

3x13 My Big Miserable African Honeymoon

  • 2006-10-15T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack, still working as a Social Worker, is spending his honeymoon in Africa and finding the joy of marriage waning with each passing moment. Meanwhile, it's free Leo, broke Babs, and gay Bobby to the rescue.

4x01 No One Likes a Gorilla!

  • Season Premiere

    2007-07-23T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jacks works as a mattress company mascot and hands out fliers to passerbys while he is dressed as an ape.

4x02 Jack Ryder: Mindhumper

  • 2007-07-30T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack works as an assistant to a magician until the magician is arrested and Jack is thrust into the spotlight.

4x03 The Good Locksmith

  • 2007-08-06T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack goes to work as a locksmith and tries to remain honest even when everyone else in the business seems to be dishonest.

4x04 Insecticidal Tendencies

  • 2007-08-13T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack is an EXTERMINATOR, with a talent and a taste for the killin’. But is he also exterminating his soul?

4x05 The Flight of the Bumbling Idiot

  • 2007-08-20T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack is a FLIGHT ATTENDANT, and does his best to fluff pillows, remain calm, and not crash the plane.

4x06 The Beauty Beast

  • 2007-08-27T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack is a PLASTIC SURGEON, and acquires a taste for going under the knife and "improving" himself.

4x07 Ryder's Ride

  • 2007-09-03T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack is a LIMO DRIVER and tries to keep his cool and “couth” in the middle of prom season.

4x08 Jack to the Future

  • 2007-09-10T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack is an "EGG FARMER" and must face his Future Self who wants to kill him for starting the Apocalypse.

4x09 Master of Temps

  • 2007-09-17T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack is a CAREER COUNSELOR at Odd Jobs and experiences life from the other side of the desk.

4x10 Revolving Jobs

  • 2007-09-24T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack gets his dream job as a SPRAY ON TANNER, but on the way to work gets trapped in a revolving door with a fellow sociologist.

4x11 You Almost Got Served

  • 2007-10-01T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack is a PROCESS SERVER and finds the one job where he has a zero success rate, but refuses to quit.

4x12 King Whore

  • 2007-10-08T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Jack is an ESCORT and tries to show the ladies a good time while remaining on his pimp’s good side.

4x13 Jack And The Magic Pencil

  • 2007-10-15T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

In this Odd Job, Jack works at an animation studio where his boss has a magic pencil capable of altering reality.

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