Facts + Fallacies
Frequently asked questions and commonly misunderstood points.
In progress. Last modified on 2/18/05.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many episodes are there?    Eight episodes were filmed, and these have aired in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Latin America, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom (if you live in another country where the series was shown, please let me know). However, only the first four episodes were shown in the United States and Canada.

What are the titles of the episodes?    The episodes that aired in the US are: "Profit" (the two-hour pilot), "Hero," "Sykes," and "Healing." The titles of the additional episodes are: "Cupid," "Chinese Box," "Security," and "Forgiveness."

How old was Jim Profit when...?    Jim was eight years old when his father married Bobbi. He was fifteen when he tied his father to the bed and burned down the house, then disappeared. Jim is now twenty-eight.

Where did Profit receive his MBA?    Jim claims to have gotten an MBA (graduate business degree) from Wharton.

What kind of car does Profit drive?    Jim's car is a black Chrysler Sebring coupe. According to Richard DeCastro, "It is a 1995 because the '96 to present has the winged Chrysler emblem, while his has the four boxes looking grill with the round Chrylser emblem and the not as agressive looking air dam on the bottom of the bumper." Thanks for the info, Richard!

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Appalling Misinformation Found Online

FALLACY: "Profit brilliantly framed an executive (Scott Paulin) for a murder Profit himself committed in the first episode." [source]

TRUTH: Jim Profit did not kill Wayne Gresham. No one did. Gresham really did have a (natural) heart attack. This point is specifically stated in "Hero." Jim framed Jack Walters for a murder that did not exist, not one he himself committed.

FALLACY: "He seduces the wife of [a] vice president, and then masterminds a plan to make it look like she's sleeping with G&G's CEO. When her husband beats up the CEO (who, by the way, does pick a new mistress every year), he gets fired." [source]

TRUTH: Pete Gracen did not get fired after beating up Chaz. He failed to get promoted to President of Acquisitions, but certainly did not lose his job.

FALLACY: "In addition to his constant career-advancing ploys, Profit must make time for the requisite illicit sex with the boss's wife, Nora." [source]

TRUTH: Not once does Jim have sex with Nora Gracen.

FALLACY: "[A] competitive executive, attempting to undermine his older brother/boss in front of fellow employees, fires the lame non sequitur, 'It's also true that you're impotent, but we try not to mention that in public.'" [source]

TRUTH: The person who wrote this article obviously has trouble following a one-hour plot line. The above quote was spoken by Charles Gracen (G&G CEO and Pete Gracen's older brother) about Pete, not vice-versa.

FALLACY: "Profit, lead character in Fox's fleeting cult fave last spring, was a psycho businessman who curled up naked each night in a cardboard box with the TV blaring." [source]

TRUTH: The adult Profit does not sleep with a TV on. Jim can't stand even being in the same room as a TV.

FALLACY: "Going to bed, Jim crawls into a cardboard box and, thumb in mouth, assumes a fetal position, sometimes creepily whispering 'Good night' directly to the viewer." [source]

TRUTH: Thumb in mouth?! Gosh, I must have missed that...


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