Odd Job Jack

Genres: Animation, Comedy



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Season 3

Odd Job Jack is a Canadian animated comedy television series created by Smiley Guy Studios about the eponymous character, Jack Ryder, who graduates from university with a degree in sociology and becomes a temporary employee at an agency which specialises in filling difficult and unusual positions.

The series premiered in Canada on The Comedy Network on 5 March, 2003. There are 52 half-hour episodes in four seasons to date.

Odd Job Jack premiered in South Africa on DStv's GO channel on Wednesday 28 May 2008, at 22h30.

Season 3 premiered on GO on Thursday 3 July 2008, at 22h30. New episodes air daily, from Mondays to Fridays. There are 13 episodes in the third season.

Season 4 follows directly after, premiering on Tuesday 22 July.

Season 3 Synopsis

Odd Job Jack chronicles the on-the-job misadventures of the perpetually unemployed Jack Ryder, a 25-year old Sociology grad whose higher learning has gotten him nowhere but in debt.

In each original episode, Jack returns to Odd Jobs Unlimited and is assigned a new position. From corpse-in-a-terrorist-drill, to royal time-keeper, to king crab fisherman, there is simply no job too odd for this working-class stiff.

In this season's premiere episode "Twenty-One, You're Dead", Jack works as a high-stakes croupier who is befriended by super-cool dealer Rod (guest star Jason Alexander) and introduced to the deadly world of “snuff poker”.

In the second episode, Jack works as an archaeologist with an ex-girlfriend (Molly Parker, Deadwood) who is digging for Wu – an ancient matriarchal civilization.

Other guest stars this season include Christian Slater (Pump up the Volume), Jerry Stiller (Seinfeld), John Goodman (Roseanne), Harland Williams (Dumb and Dumber), Tara Spencer-Nairn (Corner Gas), Don Lake (Best in Show), Sandra Oh (Sideways) and Seán Cullen (The Seán Cullen Show).

Accolades for Odd Job Jack include a nomination for Best Interactive Program (2006) and Best Animated Show (2005) at the Banff Rockie Awards, second prize for Best Interactive Design (2006) at Vidfest in British Columbia, as well as multiple Gemini and Canadian Comedy Award nominations.

Join Jack in the wacky world of temporary employment as he labours to keep his head down, his spirits up, and maybe learn some life lessons along the way (or not).

Agoraphobic Leopold Trench (Jeremy Diamond), Jack’s best and strangest friend, attempts to leave his apartment several times and succeeds somewhat – once by creating a teleportation device and once by making himself undead.

“Good boy” Bobby Lee, Jack’s club-hopping / DJ-ing / crime-fighting friend, joins a frat, becomes addicted to porn, becomes a grave-robber and loses his liver.

Jack and his mother Babs nearly come to blows when Jack outperforms her at her own ad agency. Jack and his sister Spoons exchange loving insults. Jack and his grandmother Max share a few doobs.

And in one of the most climactic moments of the season, Flo the family dog becomes a mother.

Season 3 Cast

Betty Styles

Bobby Lee

Jack Ryder

Agent Brody

Alberta Jones

Billy-Bob / Bobby-Bill

Jim McDonald

Rod the Dealer

Vanessa Christianson

Guest Star


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