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Episode 412: King Ho

    Rather than a generic Odd Jobs counselor, Jack is confronted with Julius J, a recruiting pimp who makes quick work of adding Jack to his collection of hos.
    Though he initially questions the morality of turning tricks, a quick chat with Max assures Jack that the body-for-bux transaction is a Ryder tradition.

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Episode 411: You've Almost Been Served

    Jack takes on the dubious honor of serving subpoenas to minor offenders, but can't quite get the hang of the job. His targets, despite being decrepitly old or morbidly obese, manage to elude him.
    It's only when Leo is accused of being a swindler that Jack feels confident that he can catch a man that's already imprisoned in his own house.

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Episode 410: Revolving Jack

    In an uncharacteristic stroke of luck, Jack lands the dream job of spray-tanning super models.
    But Jack's so eager to get to work, that he manages to lodge himself in the modeling agency's turnstyle. With only the cynical feminist, Julie Atkins, stuck with him, Jack tries to recount his life in a positive light- much to Julie's skepticism.
    [Now, I know you'd rather gnaw off your own hand then tune in to a clip show, but take my word for it- it's hilarious, you'll gain super human powers from watching, and there's gratuitous nudity. Two of these things are entirely true.]


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Episode 409: Master of Temps

    Under his enigmatic boss, Steve, Jack learns the internal workings of Odd Jobs. To his surprise, not everybody is slapped with the hodge-podge of dead end jobs he's been forced into. Those are just the D List positions.
    Feeling he's finally graduated into a solid C List job, Jack manages to fritter away even more time than the average office worker.
    Strangely enough, his brilliant method of "dumping a pile of potential job folders in front of the job-hunting temps" boosts productivity so much that Jack becomes a company favorite- much to the irritation of his hard working colleagues.
    Meanwhile, Bobby finds himself on the other side of Jack's life, as he quits his job at the company store and starts the soul destroying journey of looking for work in a depressing world that doesn't want to hire anybody, no matter how bloody qualified they are.

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Odd Job Jack, On air!

Before we get to yet another riveting episode summary, just a reminder to sidle on over to oddjobjack.com to register. Every time you register I get to go a day without flogging.
But seriously- Sundays at 9:30pm on the Comedy Network: watch it, love it, and dwell forever on the two episodes you've already missed if you haven't had your eyes glued to the screen this past fortnight.
Now onward!
Because who doesn't get all warm and tingly at the mention of time paradoxes?

Episode 408: Twelve Chickens

    Jack takes a job at Edna Daze's chicken farm- a task that would make PETA members swoon. But though Jack is a bit queasy at the prospect of beak-clipping, he does his job diligently- until his familiar ineptitude kicks in, and faced with the job of killing all the chickens to prevent Bird Flu, Jack manages to leave one chick alive.

    From simple job to surreal adventure, Jack is soon met with himself: from the future!

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Episode 407: Ryder's Ride

    When Jack is assigned the job of Limo Driver, he jumps on the opportunity to relive his teen years of partying and excess. But chauffeuring kids to and from their proms doesn't turn out to be the wild ride Jack expected; far from accepting his attempts at showing them a good time, the kids mock Jack for being way too old to be such a try-hard.
    Defeated and feeling his age, Jack turns to fellow limo driver, Devon, for advise. Devon tells Jack that the only way to lessen the beatings is to act with refinement, and hope the kids follow suit.
    Meanwhile, Bobby revisits his past as well; his high school crush, Haley, approaches him to DJ the upcoming prom.

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Episode 406: The Beauty Beast

    Jack is picked to assist Dr. Finch, a popular plastic surgeon.
    Though he tries to argue against slicing and dicing one's features for purely cosmetic reasons, Jack is quick to change his tune when the clinic's sexy secretary, Katie, catches his eye.
    But being a shallow and fickle person herself, Katie can always find flaws in Jack, no matter how many nips and tucks he endures; ultimately, Jack sees the dark side of too much surgery- his carefully crafted new face turns to putty, and he is chased out of the glamorous cesspool of plastic people, into the literal sewer, where he learns the meaning of true beauty from the people who know it best- terrifyingly botched beauty-enthusiasts.

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Episode 405: Flight of the Bumbling Idiot

    Under the e-distracted instruction of his new career councilor, Jack takes a job as a flight attendant. He's tutored in the ways of air travel by his gregarious partner, Debbie. Assuming that Jack is gay (the stewardess hat is pretty convincing), she thinks nothing of making him her confident, pointing out cute guys, and even getting changed in front of him.
    Unfortunately, the partial nudity completely distracts Jack from a suspicious passenger, who's left to his own seedy devices while Jack's attention is focused on more sensuous horizons.
    Meanwhile, Max faces the sad realization that, behind the wheel of a car, she's a geriatric killing machine, and is forced to give up her license.

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Episode 404: Insecticidal Tendencies

    It's any pacifist's (including Jack's) nightmare: killing innocent creatures just because they aren't considered cute by traditional standards.
    But after a few snoot fulls of bug spray courtesy of his partner in crime, Larry, Jack jumps on the bug-fragging bandwagon and is as ready as anybody to completely decimate an entire family of earwigs.
    But once the high from the DDT wares off, will Jack's forgotten morals come back to haunt him?